County residents vexed by ETZ law

By Jack King About 30 people attended a City Commission meeting Thursday night to ask the city to rescind its extraterritorial zoning ordinance. Commissioners voted 5 to1, with one abstention, not to approve the request. Commissioner Gloria Wicker voted “no” and Commissioner Robert Sandoval abstained, explaining that he had not been on the commission when […]

County funds will go to city for cheese plant

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to transfer $300,000 from the county’s environmental fund to the city of Clovis to help pay for a wastewater treatment system for the Southwest Cheese plant. But they said the money will not be transferred until other types of […]

Clovis works to improve school security

By Darrell Todd Maurina When a tall man in a business suit recently walked into Clovis’ Parkview Elementary school, signed the visitor form and left the desk without picking up an identification badge, one of the school’s newest teachers sprang into action. “Who’s that man? He didn’t take his pass!” the teacher said to Linda […]

Police Blotter 10/24 – 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a Clovis rent-to-own business about noon on Thursday after receiving a report that a Portales man had failed to return a riding lawn mower worth about $1,500. Acting on a tip that the mower might have been pawned, police […]

Pizza driver told to stand and deliver

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are looking for a knife-wielding robber who stole an undetermined amount of money from a pizza delivery man Wednesday evening. According to Lt. M.J. Ingram, the delivery man was stopped at a yield sign at the corner of Tierra Blanca and Las Palomas roads about 7:30 p.m. when a […]

Teachers regale with ‘old war stories’

Bob Huber As a card-carrying member of the Old Geezer Party, I take great pleasure chewing the fat with contemporaries over tales of bygone school days — you know, back when teachers were mean, ugly, stupid dinosaurs, and all the kids were brilliant scholars. “Do you remember that goofy old Miz Gluttenflugger? One time she […]

Defense attacks alleged rape victim’s memory

By Mike Linn Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal has opted to withhold the name of the alleged victim in this case. The story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. PORTALES — The alleged victim in the first of five rape cases against a Clovis man said Thursday in Portales district […]

Remodeling presents family challenge

Bob Huber Here at the Consumer Institute (Slogan: We’re working to make your dollar worth a dime) we’re investigating two Roswell women who bought a rundown 16,000-square-foot warehouse, which they planned to remodel into a l6,000-square-foot colorful home that strangely resembles a rundown warehouse. In case you’re wondering, I have an insight into this investigation, […]

Respect means more than flowers

Judy Brandon What is respect? We think of respect but don’t always apply it to every situation in life. Years ago, I learned a lasting lesson in respect. When I was in high school, I went with a girlfriend many times to see her grandmother who lived in a local rest home. The first time […]

Scout has plans set in stone

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Boy Scout Tyson Bare, 17, with Troop 128, explains Tuesday afternoon the adobe rock structure that he and his troop will build at the entrance to the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Jack King A Clovis High School junior told the Curry County Commission Tuesday he wants to build a stone entrance […]