Pages past — May 17

On this date … 1971: A nationwide Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen union railroad strike had failed to halt freight services in Clovis. Picket lines sprang up at Clovis’ Santa Fe rail yards at 6 a.m., and railroad officials said 500 to 700 local workers were involved. The railroad continued to move freight with “supervisory personnel,” […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. today in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. Agenda items include: • Discussion and requested action on Resolution No. 2016-34, approving and ratifying loans of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (The “Authority”) by and between the Authority and the New Mexico Finance Authority. • […]

Police blotter — May 17

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:48 a.m.: Possession of stolen property up to $500, Second and Lydia streets. • 7:42 a.m.: Failure to yield at intersections, Tennessee and Eight streets. • 8:33 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 2400 block […]

Events calendar — May 17

Today Presbyterian Healthcare Services Community Health Forum — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP, 505-841-1249 Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 505-724-8865 Chamber Business After Hours — 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. Norman and Vi Petty Rock and Roll Museum, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-825-5625 Thursday Leader training “Simple Wood Projects” — 2 p.m. […]

Meetings calendar — May 17

Today AARP driver safety class — 8 a.m.-noon Ages 55 and over. $15 for members. $20 for non-member. Clovis Community College, room 101, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7468 Board of Curry County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, annex room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — […]

Business licenses — March

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis for the month of March: Francis Lawn Mowing Type: Lawn Care Owner: Burl B. Francis Location: 3001 Las Palomas, Clovis. Curry Emergency Group, LLC Type: Employment Service Owner: The Schumacher Group of New Mexico Location: 200 Corporate Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana Honest D’s Auto Sales […]

Real estate season in bloom

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The spring season is in full bloom — and apparently so is real estate. Both national and local trends show it’s a seller’s market this time of year, as the demand for homes proves to be higher during late spring to early summer. Many companies like The Huffington Post, […]

Sweet spell of success

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis Christian Schools eighth-grader Ariel Kokoricha is making her second trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Spelling Bee May 22-27. This is the final year of eligibility for Kokoricha, who has won the state bee twice, finished third once and finished fourth two other times.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Ariel Kokoricha doesn’t have any favorite words. But a few least favorites come quickly to mind for New Mexico’s national spelling bee representative: Lenitive (a laxative), and Cheshire (both a European country and an “Alice in Wonderland” cat). Those words? They’re some of the rarest in the English language […]

CCC graduate shares story of perseverance

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis Community College student Lisa Costa drew a standing ovation for her speech.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com During a commencement ceremony in which the work ethic, due diligence and persistence of dozens of Clovis Community College graduates was celebrated at the Clovis Civic Center, one journey seemed to stand out. Lisa Costa received a pair of associate’s degrees after enduring a trio of life-altering events. “About […]

Pages past — May 15

On this date … 1956: A Ninth District Court jury found two men innocent of providing alcohol to a 15-year-old girl. Testimony showed the girl had passed out from drunkeness at a west-side Clovis skating rink. The girl testified the men had given her a Coke to drink and that the men had whiskey, but […]

Police blotter — May 15

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 5:52 p.m.: Battery on a household member. • 6:14 p.m.: Contempt of court, Second and Wallace streets. • 6:18 p.m.: Battery on a household member. • 6:38 p.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 1200 […]

Events calendar — May 15

Today 28th Annual Knights Challenge Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Clovis. Tuesday Presbyterian Healthcare Services Community Health Forum — 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. RSVP, 505-841-1249 Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 505-724-8865 Chamber Business After Hours — 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Norman and Vi Petty […]

Meetings calendar — May 15

Tuesday AARP driver safety class — 8 a.m. – Noon Ages 55 and over. $15 for members. $20 for non-member. Clovis Community College, room 101, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7468 Board of Curry County commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, annex room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs […]

Ranchvale school celebrated

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com RANCHVALE — A farewell gathering at Ranchvale Elementary School on Friday afternoon drew more than eight decades’ worth of students. Current and former teachers, staff members and students gathered in the school’s gym for “Ranchvale Through the Years” — a celebration honoring the legacy of the school and its […]

Clovis Christian graduates walk today

Staff report Scholastic achievement, commitment to service and a laser-focused approach to making a difference in the lives of others will be celebrated during today’s Clovis Christian High School graduation ceremony. “We’re extremely proud of this year’s graduates,” said Clovis Christian Schools Superintendent and High School Principal Ladona Clayton. “I believe they are exceptional. They […]

States balk at bathroom directive

By Jonathan Drew and Paul J. Weber The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance — and other conservative states could follow suit — after the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. on Friday to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their […]

Pages past — May 14

On this date … 1976: Marshall Junior High freshmen girls set a local record as 15 of them crammed into a telephone booth. Sixteen girls were actually in the booth, but one was an eighth-grader. The previous record for freshmen girls in a Marshall phone booth was 14 set in 1975. The girls all dressed […]

Johnson: Hot vehicle no place for pets

Tongue flapping in the wind, huge gulps of fresh air; the occasional speeding bug and watching the world go by on a bright, sun-shiny day – what’s not to love? Many a pooch’s day is made by an afternoon drive with their favorite human. Sure, not all critters like riding in the car – most […]

ENMU tailgating policies announced

By Anna George Correspondent The final policies for tailgating at the upcoming Eastern New Mexico University Football Stadium, due to be done in August, were announced at the ENMU Board of Regents meeting on Friday. Patrice Caldwell, who presented the rules, said there will be wristbands given to people who present proper identification as a […]

Berry: Gone are cartoon superheroes

I was going to put some cartoons on television for the grandkids last Saturday. I thought they might enjoy it. When I was their age, Saturday morning cartoons were pretty special. After looking around for a while, it occurred to me that cartoons have changed a lot in the last thirty years. There were no […]