Police blotter — Sept. 15

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday: • Jolene Mowrey, 29, possession of a controlled substance (felony – narcotic drug), possession of drug paraphernalia. • Billie Davis, 51, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired) (first offense), child abuse- intentional (no death or great bodily harm). • […]

ENMU marking Hispanic Heritage Month

By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Hispanic Heritage Month is kicking off today at Eastern New Mexico University with music, dancing and educational presentations, according to organizers. Catalina Arana, office assistant for the office of Multicultural Affairs, said she is excited for the start of the events, which will continue through Oct. 27. “We have […]

Country artist Gary Allan performing in Clovis

Staff report Country music chart-topper Gary Allan is making his way to Clovis Dec. 1 for an 8:30 p.m. show at the Curry County Events Center. Ticket sales begin 10 a.m. Friday at the events center, with prices of $35.50, $49.50 and $69.50. All seats are priced based on proximity to the stage, with Events […]

District planning to reduce school fundraisers

Courtesy photo: J’drian Kennard
From left, Anastasia Granada, Kyree Kennard and Makena Matlock wash a car Saturday as part of a Yucca Middle School dance team fundraiser. The team raised more than $560.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Clovis Municipal Schools raised $1.8 million from community members for school projects last year, Superintendent Jody Balch said. That’s too much for a taxing entity, according to Balch, and the district hopes to reduce the financial load on local businesses. Balch said student organizations only profit from about 50 […]

Opinion: Summer camp focuses on STEM

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Kids go to summer camp for swimming, hiking, canoeing, and such; but how many kids attend a summer camp for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)? Our own Yucca Middle School hosted and facilitated just such a camp not long before school started. In fact, for the last four years, […]

Opinion: Finding common ground with newer technology

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Like many people in eastern New Mexico, I have been dragged this summer — kicking and screaming — into the labyrinth of new cell phone technology. Not only are a lot of us making a mandated switch to a new provider, a fair number of us old-timers have also had […]

Pages past — Sept. 15

On this date … 1971: Eastern New Mexico University students had elected more than 30 student senate and board of activities positions, according to Dallan Sanders, the student government advisor. John McKissack of Roswell had won the treasurer’s race over Cathy Overdorf. Bill Piatt was selected as ENMU’s first student attorney. 1956: A Clovis man […]

Meetings calendar — Sept. 15

Tuesday Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora city meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 220 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell city meeting — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 100 Ninth St., Clovis. Information: 806-481-3620 Bovina city meeting — 6:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 205 […]

Events calendar — Sept. 15

Today Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Tween programs — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Friday Reality Check Day: Breakfast — 7 a.m. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Saturday 50th Anniversary Block Party — […]

Events center manager granted $5,000 for concert endeavor

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Citing past incidents of fully funding musical events, only to experience losses, the Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to allow $5,000 of a $26,000 request for a Hispanic-themed concert in October. During the special meeting, Curry County Events Center Manager Joelle Reed requested funds for an Oct. 8 concert […]

Water reuse project ‘on track and doing well’

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The second of four phases in Clovis’ effluent reuse pipeline project is expected to finish by the end of this year, as announced during the city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday. City Manager Larry Fry said the current phase of the water project, anticipated to finish Dec. 12, […]

Emergency management office holding training exercise

Staff report The Clovis/Curry County Office of Emergency Management has scheduled a training exercise from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Clovis Municipal Airport. Participating entities include the New Mexico State Police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Clovis Fire Department, Clovis Municipal Airport and the emergency management office. The exercise is scheduled to not interfere with […]

Continuance granted in stabbing trial

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A Fort Sumner man accused of kidnapping and stabbing a Clovis woman will not face trial next week as scheduled. Judge Drew Tatum granted a continuance to defense counsel for Robert Sena, 26. He remains in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond, with a […]

Police blotter — Sept. 14

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 12:10 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 300 block of North Thornton Street. • 8:45 a.m.: Fraud (less than $250 – $500), 1100 block of East First Street. • 10:17 a.m.: Warrant services, […]

Events calendar — Sept. 14

Today Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Tween programs — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Friday Reality Check Day: Breakfast — 7 a.m. […]

Meetings calendar — Sept. 14

Today Elida city meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida. Information: 575-274-6465 Tuesday Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora city meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 220 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell city meeting — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 100 […]

Pages past — Sept. 14

On this date … 1955: A farmer from the Perry community, northwest of Melrose, had delivered the year’s first load of grain sorghum. Clyde Battle delivered his crop to the El Rancho Mill and Elevator at Melrose. Officials estimated Battle would see about 100 pounds of grain sorghum per acre at his dry-land operation. 1941: […]

Opinion: A look back at the class of ’66

By Gary Mitchell Guest columnist When the Statler Brothers sang about the “Class of ‘57,” it was a time of reflection on dreams and the season of one’s life. The same was true this past weekend as more than 100 folks gathered in Clovis from 13 states to celebrate the 50-year reunion of Clovis High […]

Organizers pleased with music festival turnout

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clint Black performs “Shoes You’re Wearing” during the Clovis Music Festival on Saturday night.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Nearly 2,000 people watched performances during the 2016 Clovis Music Festival, organizers said, and almost 800 tickets were sold for Saturday’s Clint Black concert at Marshall Auditorium. “We were really happy about that turnout,” Clovis / Curry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ernie Kos said, “considering it was […]

Pages past — Sept. 13

On this date … 1966: Southwestern Public Service officials were responding to Clovis residents’ complaints that water-rate increases were too high. “The Public Service Commission of New Mexico held the hearing in Clovis so the people could be heard,” said SPS District Manager Gerald Dorough. “No one showed up to object to the proposed rate, […]