Three contested races on Curry County ballot

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Constitutional amendments and bond issues will accompany candidates on this year’s Nov. 4 general election ballots in Curry County. Sample ballots are awaiting the sample stamp and will be available within the week, according to County Clerk Rosalie Riley. Riley said absentee voting begins Oct. 7 and early voting […]

Thanks for saving us from wondering

In a 2011 Republican primary debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told us he would eliminate three federal agencies. And then he forgot the third one … “Oops.” He didn’t withdraw for another two months, but that night he showed Americans he wasn’t suited for the White House in 2012. Perry looks like he’s running again, […]

What’s happening — Sept. 24

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Revenue Review Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., Assembly room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955. Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver […]

Police blotter — Sept. 24

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 2:03 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1100 block of Rencher Street. • 6:20 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 2100 block of Gladstone Street. • 7:36 a.m.: Leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, 900 block of Axtell St. • 7:37 […]

Pages past — Sept. 24

On this date … 1967: Robert Grider, a Melrose farmer, was feuding with the United States Air Force, which was attempting to purchase 21,403 acres of land in the area at $55 an acre. Grider had 1,600 acres the Air Force wanted. He asked $65 an acre for the land on which he conducted dryland […]

Cannon ruck march honors 9/11 victims

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
Air Commandos participated in a ruck march in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, on Sept. 11, 2014 at Cannon Air Force Base. Team Cannon honored those who perished in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the downed Flight 93.

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Sept. 11, 2001 is a date etched into the hearts and minds of people around the world. On that day, 2,997 souls perished; these public deaths were repeatedly plastered on television screens across the globe. It was an attack that was calculated and personal, and it became the […]

Education bond includes CCC funding

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to vote yes or no on Bond C, which will provide more than $139 million for capital improvements and acquisition bonds for special schools, tribal schools and higher education. Eastern New Mexico University would receive $11 million for the first phase of […]

‘Liberal consideration’ of PTSD ordered

By Tom Philpott Military Digest As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received other-than-honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of lifelong stigmas that have scarred reputations, limited job prospects and blocked critical veteran […]

What’s happening — Sept. 23

Today Sewing Class — 6 p.m., Registration required, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — noon, Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-7828. Foster and Adoptive parenting Free Information meeting — 6 p.m., CYFD Office, 221 W. Llano Estacado. Information: 575-624-6071 ext. 1149. Holiday Jobs Fair — 3 p.m., Clovis […]

Two area businessmen part of state leadership group

Staff report Lance Adkins of Clovis, the general manager of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Leo Lovett of Portales, vice president and business banking manager of Wells Fargo Bank, are among 42 leaders from 19 communities across the state selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Core Program for Leadership New Mexico. This is the 19th […]

Police blotter — Sept. 23

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 1:15 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 2000 block of Gerry Street. • 4:26 a.m.: Auto burglary, 1000 block of Gila Street. • 10:50 a.m.: Remove violent subject, 500 block of North Main Street. • 12:22 p.m.: Missing person, 2500 block of 10th Street. • […]

Pages Past — Sept. 23

On this date … 1971: Clovis High School’s football team was preparing to face Hereford with a starting offensive line averaging 179 pounds. Tackle Brett Russell, at 195 pounds, and guard Joe Bradburn, at 190, were Clovis’ biggest linemen. Tackle Pat Lyons (170) and Center David Harrison (165) were the smallest Wildcats up front. 1963: […]

Zoo critters prefer their horse meat

Charles D. Brunt Albuquerque Journal, N.M. (MCT) The lions, tigers and bears at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo couldn’t have cared less about last year’s vociferous debate over whether horse slaughter should be resumed in the United States. They were content just wolfing down their daily rations of imported horse meat – roughly 38,000 pounds of […]

Horse meat part of some Clovis zoo animals’ diets

Staff report Hillcrest Park Zoo Director Vince Romero said some of Clovis’ animals, like those in Albuquerque’s zoo, eat horse meat as part of their regular diet. The tiger, bobcat and wolves in Hillcrest eat a combination of beef and horse meat supplied by Triple A Brand Meat Company in Colorado, Romero said. And like […]

Long last name more blessing than curse

My first night of boot camp made an indelible impression on me for many reasons. But the moment I vividly remember was when my drill sergeant, a tiny man no taller than 5-foot-2-inches, said my name during roll call. When he got to the last names starting with the letter “D,” I knew he was […]

Pages past — Sept. 21

On this date … 1954: A 55-year-old Clovis man pleaded guilty to possession of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale without a license. Elmer Townsend, of 704 Walnut, specialized in “personal delivery of fifths of whiskey,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Officials confiscated 26 fifths of whiskey from his home and his parked car, police […]

Secretary of State talks issues

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran stopped in Clovis on Friday during a campaign swing through the state. Duran is seeking her second term as a Republican. She answered questions from Clovis Media Inc.: Question: Why are you opposed to non-binding questions on the Bernalillo County ballot concerning decriminalization of marijuana and a special […]

ENMU awards outstanding alumni

ENMU Communications PORTALES — The 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award winners for Eastern New Mexico University are Retired General David Kee, Larry Patton, Ed Johnson, Berylene Blakeley Rogers and Loren Nancarrow. They represent the fields of military, banking, public service, public relations/technical writing and broadcast journalism/conservation. The awards will be presented at the ENMU Foundation Homecoming […]

Hurricane remnants moving on

Staff report The precipitation could continue today, but remnants of Hurricane Odile have finished their toll on the tri-county area. The rain that Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties had Tuesday through Friday, which ranged from a quarter of an inch to 2 inches, were part of the hurricane that slammed into Mexico’s Baja Peninsula […]

Police blotter — Sept. 21

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday ∞ 2:20 a.m.: Prowlers, 1100 block of North Prince Street. ∞ 3:52 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, 2000 block of Ross Street. ∞ 8:46 a.m.: Trespassers, 100 block of West 14th Street. ∞ 8:58 a.m.: Theft, 900 block of Wallace Street. ∞ 9:18 a.m.: High […]