Events calendar — April 27

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Thursday Matt 25 Hope Center banquet — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4400 Ribbon cutting — 8 a.m. Olive and June Boutique, 3608 N. Prince St., Suite B., Clovis. Friday Dance and […]

Meetings calendar — April 27

Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose.. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday “How to Survive QuickBooks” seminar — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 610, 417 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — April 27

On this date … 1976: Authorities were investigating a series of attacks against ducks at Hillcrest Park Lake in Clovis. Dr. Jack Murphy, a veterinarian, was treating a duck that had been stoned and suffered cuts on its back. Murphy said two ducks were killed in the violence, including one that had its neck wrung. […]

No structures damaged, no injuries in Saturday fire

Courtesy photo: Dan Lindsey
Firefighters needed 45 minutes to put down a trash fire near the grain elevators at Mabry Drive and Prince Street  on Saturday night.

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire near the grain elevators close to downtown  was reported about 7:45 p.m. While the cause of the fire was not determined, Gershon […]

Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to blur state border

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The border dividing New Mexico and Texas will be virtually blurred today and Wednesday — at least that’s what the Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to accomplish during its two-day expo. “We have these amazing industries and sectors in one state or the other, but we really don’t link […]

School board to discuss education lawsuit

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will discuss whether it wishes to support a lawsuit filed against the Public Education Department and the State Legislature. The board is scheduled to discuss Yazzie v. State of New Mexico, brought by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, during its 5:30 p.m.  meeting […]

Police blotter — April 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:38 a.m.: Concealing identity, First and Oak streets. • 6:07 a.m.: Shoplifting, 700 block of East First Street. • 6:55 a.m.: Driving on suspended/revocation, Seventh and Axtell streets. • 7:30 a.m.: Death, unattended. • […]

Meetings calendar — April 26

Today Clovis Yarn Lovers — 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Master’s Center, Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: clovisyarnlovers@gmail.com Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Clovis Municipal School District, board room, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 […]

Events calendar — April 26

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Page Turners’ Book Club — 7 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, board room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Wednesday Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 […]

Pages past — April 26

On this date … 1961: Clovis was hosting a three-day convention of the New Mexico Congress of Parents and Teachers. About 500 delegates were expected for the gathering, which included “how-to” workshops. The theme was “Education: Key to the future.” The convention kicked off at the Drifting Dunes Cafe before moving to Rock Staubus Gymnasium […]

Update: Amber Alert canceled for Portales girl

STAFF REPORT An Amber Alert was issued late Sunday night for a 16-year-old Portales girl that is believed to have been abducted. The Amber Alert was lifted, as the girl was found in Santa Rosa.  

Rubbish fire contained near Prince and Mabry

Firefighters needed 45 minutes to put down a trash fire near the grain elevators at Mabry Drive and Prince Street  on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Dan Lindsey)

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire in a lot just west of the big elevators near Prince Street and Mabry Drive was reported about 7:45 p.m. Firefighters were still […]

Opinion: The fight against cancer continues

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor Another long-time Portales resident whose life has been hugely impacted by cancer is Yolanda Sanchez. “I hate the word cancer, because yes, there are survivors, but there are also people who lose loved ones to it,” Yolanda said. Yolanda’s husband, Humberto, was diagnosed with kidney cancer about eight years ago, […]

Movie shot in area to appear at Cannes Film Festival

Staff report Eastern New Mexico might just be giving Hollywood a run for its money, as an official announcement confirms that the movie formerly called “Comancheria” will appear on the silver screen at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France. The Cannes Film Festival announced on its website earlier this month that “Hell or High […]

Calf roping legacy keeps crowds coming

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Sheldon Fry of Wharton, Texas, chases down his calf during his run at the Clovis Ultimate Calf Roping Reunion on Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Fry’s time was 12.51 seconds.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Dismounting a horse at full speed while attempting to rope a calf might not sound like a typical mother-son bonding experience. But for Loretta Hieden and her son, Nicholas Collins, that’s exactly what it is. Hieden and Collins were two of the competitors in the second annual Clovis Ultimate […]

Locals propose pioneer village at fairgrounds

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Patsy Delk and Wilma Fulgham are trying to keep history alive. Curry County commissioners are concerned about the future, wanting to ensure taxpayers aren’t saddled with unexpected expenses. Delk and Fulgham, representing the  High Plains Historical Foundation, have proposed to re-create an early-1900s settlement at the county fairgrounds. The […]

Police blotter — April 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 10:10 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 100 block of Maple St. • 2:23 p.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 500 block of Commerce Way. • 2:53 p.m.: Theft report, 2800 block of Apache Road. […]

Pages past — April 24

On this date … 1956: A 19-year-old Clovis woman was fined $15, plus court costs, and sentenced to five days in the county jail after she pleaded guilty to public drunkenness. Six men arrested in the same incident each received fines of $15 plus court costs, but no jail time. The woman ran from the […]

Events calendar — April 24

Today Clovis Ultimate Calf Roping Reunion — 9 a.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 “Our Town” — 2 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University, Theatre Center, 1500 S. Avenue K., Portales. Gala tickets $25, group tickets $20, military tickets $20, ENMU students $10 Information: 575-562-2710 Tuesday Lone Star Enchantment Alliance […]

Meetings calendar — April 24

Monday Commission on Older Adults — 4 p.m. Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-3631 Library Board — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Clovis Yarn Lovers — 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Master’s Center, Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: clovisyarnlovers@gmail.com Clovis Municipal […]