What’s happening — Nov. 18

Today Clovis Chamber Ambassador Bake Sale Fundraiser — 10 a.m. Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 United Way Loyal Donor Thank You Reception — 4:30 p.m. Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 CCC Cultural Arts Series Presents: The Wills Clan — […]

Mrs. Baird’s outlet closes doors

Staff photo: Crystal Mondragon
Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries has closed after more than 30 years in Clovis.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries — the “day-old bread store” in Clovis for more than  30 years — has closed its doors. A sign on the door and a message on the bakery outlet’s answering machine announced the closing on Tuesday. “Unfortunately the store is now permanently closed,” the telephone message said. […]

We’re smarter than we think

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist I was watching the TV game show “Family Feud” with my daughter, Laura, and son-in-law Nino recently. It featured an Asian family, The Oh-Hos, verses an African-American family. I asked, “How come there are never Hispanic families on there?” Over the past two decades, I’ve only seen one or two […]

Snow dusts eastern New Mexico

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Trisha Huseby of Clovis and Kahlua, an Australian Kelpie, head back to the car after a romp Tuesday afternoon at the dog park in Hillcrest Park. Huseby said she and Kahlua come to the park every day, rain or shine.

Staff report Yes, those were snowflakes showering much of eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported no measurable amounts of snowfall in the area, but Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt counties all received moisture and parts of New Mexico saw heavy snowfall. Chris Luckett, a […]

Business keeps us on our phones

By Sandy Fields Local columnist That couple apparently obsessed with their cell phones in the restaurant?  Yes, that might be us. I know we’re not setting etiquette examples, but we do like to go out for lunch once in awhile, and the days spin by quickly, and our business doesn’t shut down just because we’re […]

Somos más inteligentes de lo que pensamos

Estaba viendo la programación de TV recientemente, del juego “Family Feud” con mi hija, Laura y yerno Nino. Apare una familia de asiática, el Oh-Hos, versos una familia afroamericana. Y pregunté, “¿por qué nunca hay familias hispanas allí?” Hace unas últimas dos décadas, sólo he visto una o dos familias hispanas en “Family Feud”. Publicque […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners are meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, and the following is on the agenda: • Change orders, with no costs, for a footer installation and a waste vent pipe relocation on the 417 Gidding Street property. • A resolution supporting the New Mexico Association of Counties’ legislative priorities. • A resolution on […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipals Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipals School Board is meeting at 5:15 Tuesday evening, and the following are action items on the agenda: • Consider travel requests for the CHS Air Force Junior ROTC and DECA programs. • Consider an agreement with the city of Clovis for use of the Colonial Park Golf Course. • Consider petty cash […]

Geologists, officials look at mapping part of aquifer

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer bcannon@cnjonline.com A group of geologists from New Mexico Tech University may be mapping the Clovis-Roosevelt basin — part of the Ogallala Aquifer — to see how much water is left through digital mapping, how it recharges and how long it could last if no one changes how they use water, […]

Governor announces jobs at cheese plant

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Gov. Susana Martinez announces the creation of jobs Monday at Southwest Cheese.

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer bcannon@cnjonline.com Gov. Susana Martinez made an appearance Monday morning at the Southwest Cheese Plant to announce 50 new jobs that will rake in average annual salaries of $60,000. Groundbreaking for the $140 million, 110,000-square foot expansion is set for early 2016 with completion within two years, according to Southwest Cheese […]

Stabbing suspect transferred to state facility

Staff report Matthew Jennings, the man accused of the fatal stabbing of Ariel Ulibarri at Goodwin Lake Trails more than a year ago, was transferred from the Curry County jail to the state Department of Corrections facility in Los Lunas for “acting out,” according to District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Reeb said she received a letter […]

ENMU introducing sex assault safety regimen

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University has begun a new regimen of safety training this fall to train students how to avoid situations of sexual assault. “Sexual violence is a growing problem in society and on college campuses,” said ENMU President Steven Gamble. “We believe the more we educate people on […]

Pages past — Nov. 17

On this date … 1970: A man put a straight razor to the throat of a 19-year-old service station attendant and made off with $67.60, Clovis police reported. Andrew Stochmal, an airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, was working at the station when a man he described as 5-foot-4, 150 pounds, put a yellow […]

Notebook — Nov. 17

AJ Larrañaga is a junior at Las Vegas Robertson High School. He’s concerned that the use of state lands by hunters is becoming a thing of the past. Here’s a snippet from a letter he’s written: “One of our oldest traditions, using our state’s vast lands to harvest food for our families, is at risk […]

Letter to the editor — Nov. 17

We’re all called to care for one another Working for a sexual assault services organization has opened my eyes to things I was once oblivious to within the community. I never realized the magnitude of what sexual assault can do to a person until the moment I began to explore the topic. Sexual assault damages […]

Bill would grant ‘honorary’ veteran status

By Tom Philpott Military Update On the eve of Veterans’ Day, the Senate passed a bill with language to grant “honorary” veteran status to as many as 200,000 Reserve and National Guard retirees — those not deemed veterans now because they lack a qualifying period of active service under federal orders. The House is expected […]

Police blotter — Nov. 17

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 6:15 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1300 block of West 15th Street. • 8:25 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 2800 block of North Prince Street. • 11:56 a.m.: Careless driving, Norris and […]

What’s happening — Nov. 17

Today AARP Driver Safety Class — 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 101, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Ages 55-up get discount for safe driving skills and for car insurance. $15 member AARP, non-member $20, check only. Information: 575-742-2384 Basics of Alzheimer’s — 10:30 a.m. Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St., Clovis. […]

Pages past — Nov. 15

On this date … 1965: Watson Motor Co., located at 600 W. Seventh in Clovis, was promoting the Mercury Comet — the first car in its class to reach 1 million in sales. 1940: A Clovis man had been fined $15 and sent to jail for 10 days after threatening to “clean up on a […]

Farmers speak up for livestock sellers

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer bcannon@cnjonline.com Two area livestock sellers are facing multiple fraud charges that could put them in jail for life. But some of the dairy farmers doing business with Portales’ Calvin and Darcie Pareo through High Plains Livestock Auction northeast of Portales say the pair were only doing what they said they […]