General election sample ballot

General Election ballots (R) – Republican Party (D) – Democratic Party President/vice president • Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence (Republican Party) • Hillary Rodham Clinton/Timothy Michael Kaine (Democratic Party) • Gloria La Riva/Dennis Banks (Party for Socialism and Liberation) • Gary Johnson/Bill Weld (Libertarian Party) • Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley (Constitution Party) • Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka […]

Pages past — Oct. 19

On this date … 1976: Construction costs for Clovis’ new hospital were going to exceed an architect’s estimate by about 14 percent, the advisory board of Clovis Memorial Hospital had learned. The board was scrambling to come up with almost $800,000. The plan was to cut back on some equipment purchases, make limited alterations to […]

One dead after fight in Clovis

Ricky Goodman

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor A Clovis man is in jail after a fight early Tuesday morning turned fatal. Ricky Goodman, 42, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on an open count of murder connected to the early morning death of Jimmy Stotts, 61. Goodman is in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $250,000 […]

Man charged after crashing into home

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clarence Mudgett’s home is a “complete disaster,” he said after a car crashed through it early Sunday morning.

By Douglas Clark Staff writer Clarence Mudgett was watching television in his bedroom when he heard an “awful crash,” early Sunday morning. “I tried to open my bedroom door and could not get out,” he said. “It was terrible. I saw a car in the living room with the nose of the car in […]

Commissioner hopes to address auditor inquiry

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer A Curry County commissioner hopes to gain insight into the state auditor’s recent inquiry about county affairs, according to an agenda for today’s commission meeting. Commission Vice Chair Chet Spear wants to address County Manager Lance Pyle’s “refusal to acknowledge or respond to several emails …  requesting commissioners be […]

Police blotter — Oct. 18

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:40 a.m.: Driving on suspended/revoked license, Seventh and Hull streets. • 1:08 a.m.: Contempt of court, Ninth and Mitchell streets. • 8:00 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 400 block of Calhoun Street. […]

Clovis High band earns grand champion

Staff report The Clovis High School marching band earned the grand champion honor at the High Plains Marching Festival at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo on Saturday. Additionally, Clovis amassed highest scoring distinctions in the percussion and color guard classifications. “We competed against 27 other bands and fared well,” Clovis Band Director Bill Allred said. […]

Meetings calendar — Oct. 18

Today Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora city meeting — 7 p.m. Village Fire station, 2200 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell city meeting — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 100 Ninth St., Farwell. Information: 806-481-3620 Bovina city meeting — 6:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, […]

Events calendar — Oct. 18

Wednesday United Blood Services — 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building, ballroom, 201 S. Knoxville St., Portales. Information: 575-625-9743 Thursday United Blood Services — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Plains Regional Medical Center, Cannon Room, 2100 N. Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard. Information: 575-625-9743 Suicide Awareness and Prevention— 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Cheyenne Trails Apartments, 1504 Red […]

Business feature: Local restaurants may face avocado shortage

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Avocados in La Espiga De Oro Supermarket in Clovis remain in stock, despite the grower strike in Mexico and recent rise in prices.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer Local restaurant owners agree: You can’t serve Mexican food without avocados. They aren’t so sure, however, what to do if faced with an avocado shortage. The staple of Mexican cuisine is rising in demand amid a recent farmers strike in Mexico, meaning prices are soaring for suppliers. According to […]

Pages past — Oct. 18

On this date … 1976: Regional corn crops appeared strong, but milo harvests were disappointing, the Clovis News-Journal reported. A front-page photo showed 48 trucks full of corn lined up outside a grain elevator in Bovina. Officials said harvest was barely half finished. Milo growers, however, said they were done in by an early freeze […]

Candidate Q&A: U.S. Representative District 2

Jack McGrann Republican Jack McGrann is a write-in candidate for New Mexico’s second congressional district election. McGrann is a real estate agent in Ruidoso. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo in the 1970s, where he served in the aeronautical division. He became interested in […]

Trek for Trash cleans up town

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Jayson Villanueva takes a break from Trek for Trash work Saturday morning to blow the pieces off a daffodil in a lot on the northeast corner of the Seventh Street-Norris Street intersection. Jayson was part of the Sepulbeda team with his sister, mother, three cousins and aunt.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer More than 200 hearty volunteers made a concerted effort to help spruce up Clovis Saturday, during the annual Trek for Trash event. City officials said 250 participants representing nine teams collected 337 bags of trash. Volunteers gathered at the city’s Parks and Recreation headquarters at 8 a.m., received their […]

Oasis center adds buffer wall to safehouse

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Johnny Gomez Jr. saws out the window space for a new wall at The Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center Thursday. The organization felt the wall was necessary to create a buffer for its safehouse interview room.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor If you live in a house smaller than 1,000 square feet, adding an interior wall doesn’t sound like the greatest of plans. But if you work in that house, and are tasked to provide a safe interview space for children in suspected abuse cases, your outlook may change. The […]

Six to vie for District 3 seat

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer As of Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline, six Clovis residents had submitted applications to be considered to fill the District 3 city commission seat vacated by Robert Sandoval. “These applications will be provided to the city commissioners after the deadline (Friday),” City Manager Larry Fry said. “The candidates will be […]

Campaign sign theft, vandalism up this season

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer If you’ve noticed fewer campaign signs posted around Clovis and Curry County this election season, you’re not alone. Curry County Republican Party Chairman Rube Render has taken notice, too. Render said theft and vandalism of political signs is a growing issue this election cycle. “I’ve been doing this for […]

Pages past — Oct. 16

On this date … 1966: Burger Chef, at 501 W. Seventh in Clovis, offered five cheeseburgers for 89 cents each Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Regular hamburgers were always 15 cents each. 1956: Clovis had recently organized a Civil Air Patrol. Officers include Cmdr. Joe Blair, Supply Officer Jim Garrison, Communications Officer Jack Wiggins and Adjutant […]

Reader reaction — Oct. 16

We asked our Facebook followers on Monday, “Do you think adding Gary Johnson to the third presidential debate would significantly impact general election results?” • Dani Friend: I do. I’ve been watching the polls today and he leads them all, without having debated. It is time to stop this one or other nonsense and allow […]

Police blotter — Oct. 16

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 4:27 a.m.: Battery on a police officer, 2900 block of North Main Street. • 8:21 a.m.: Fugitive from justice, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 9:14 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 800 block of […]

Events calendar — Oct. 16

Today Clovis Evening Lions Club Gun Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: (575) 935-5000 Monday Ron Hamm “Ross Calvin: The Clovis Years” — 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday United Blood Services — 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ENMU, ballroom, 201 S. Knoxville […]