Sept. 23, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Sept. 14 an officer responded to a home at an undisclosed address for a shooting. The officer noted on his arrival a male was holding a towel around the ankle of a 21-year-old woman. The man said he was […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Free Gift Wrapping — 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and 4 -8 p.m., North Plains Mall. The Matt 25 Hope Center will be offering free gift wrap services at the police sub-station in the mall. All other days, charges for gift wrapping are donated to the Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Freshman Campus Christmas […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Nov. 15, 1913

The Clovis News reported that hundreds of Clovisites turned out for the Santa Fe Educational Train that made a stop in Clovis. … “Harvey and Morris” claimed to be “The Leading Grocers” in an advertisement. … “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre, with a 10-cent admission fee.

Oct. 29, 1957

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an admission of 75 cents. … Two men, ages 47 and 40, were charged with drunkenness and were fined $15 each, but could not pay the charges and so they remained in jail. … Surplus commodities for the month of November were issued […]

Rams produce solid showing

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100 meters, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the […]

March 28, 1960

Sacred Heart High School student Toris Jaeger had won top honors in the biology division at a Roswell science fair. She received a $50 prize and was named an alternate to a national competition scheduled in May. … Clovis was preparing to host the annual convention of New Mexico’s U.S. Highway 60 Association. … Track […]

Feb. 26, 1958

Clovis was a day away from the first showing of The Cyclops at the State Theatre. The “man-thing” was huge as a dinosaur in a horrendous land of nature gone mad, according to movie promotions. … Clovis’ acting police chief Pat Graef was cracking down on those who were parking in alleys and pet owners […]

‘Pirates’ helps Portales theatre set new mark

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Tower Twin Theatre set a new house record July 7 by selling out the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest.” Theater Manager Michelle Goodwind said the theater hadn’t sold out a showing since owner Larry Allen bought the business in the 1980s. Goodwind […]

Portales launches ‘Keep Cannon’ effort

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The city of Portales will soon be decorated with yellow and red signs which say Keep Cannon. Members of the Keep Cannon Portales committee looked over designs and logos for banners and ribbons Tuesday showing support for Cannon Air Force Base, which is being recommended for closure by […]