Church discusses filling in summer program gap

One area church is considering filling the gap in summer programs left with Clovis YMCA's sudden closing. Larry Tittle, a minister in the 21st Street Church of God, met Tuesday with Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell to discuss the topic. Tittle said it was an "information gathering meeting," and that there is a lot […]

Police blotter – April 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 3:59 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2500 block of East Seventh Street. 6:33 a.m.: Burglary, 900 block of Calhoun Street. 8:10 a.m.: Missing person, 200 block of 200 West Llano Estacado Boulevard. 8:21 a.m.: Situation check, 2100 block of North Thornton Street. […]

Meetings watch – April 24 Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the assembly room at 321 Connelly Street to discuss the following: City Engineer Just Howalt will give a presentation on sanitary sewer modeling. Howalt will also give a presentation on proposed designated bike routes. City Manager Joe Thomas will give an update regarding street […]

CHS boys earn first leg toward state golf

ROSWELL — Clovis High's boys picked up the little ground they needed from Monday in the Spring Classic golf tournament. The Wildcats shot a four-man score of 314 on Tuesday at Spring River Golf Course, good enough by two shots for their first leg toward Class 5A state competition, after coming up one stroke short […]

What’s happening – April 24

Today Gattis Circus — 3.15 p.m.- 9.30 p.m., Various show times. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Tickets: $15 -25. Information: 714-685-1072. How to Talk Your Way into More Business — 9 a.m.-noon, 105 E. Grand Avenue, Clovis Chamber of Commerce Business Enterprise Center board room. Pam Atherton is the presenter. $30 for […]

Ranchers protect the earth daily

These days everyone from celebrities to journalists to politicians has an opinion about the "right" way to raise food. Too often their criticism of ranchers like me and my family relates to the environment and the crazy and misguided notion that raising cows for food is bad. I can't ever remember a time when my […]

Move made by White House disappointing

Boston returned to somewhat-normal on Monday, one week after the Boston Marathon bombings triggered a series of events that kept the area on edge until the second, surviving bomber was captured Friday night. The question facing authorities now is, how best to proceed legally? After 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended, some in the media questioned […]

County should rescind proposed DWI ordinance

Curry County commissioners last week delayed enforcement of a DWI ordinance enacted last year so they can study it. Once they finish checking what they have termed "the language of the law," they should scrap it. The ordinance gives law enforcement legal authority to confiscate a vehicle used by anyone arrested on a second charge […]

Murphy’s Law truimphs again

"Leaving my place now. I'll be there in just a minute." Famous last words. I promised a friend I'd pay a visit to the local home and garden show Sunday afternoon, and sent that 99 percent honest text message. The 1 percent was simply a matter of taking some multivitamin, which wasn't worth texting about. […]

I’d like to try being spiritual, but not religious

I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written […]

Area man killed in Saturday accident

An area man died late Saturday night after being ejected from his vehicle during a traffic accident at the intersection of Norris Street and Mabry Drive, according to a Clovis police news release. According to the news release: Enrique Tomas Zuniga was pronounced died at the scene. Police described him as a dairy worker from […]

Cats fall short of earning leg for state

ROSWELL — Clovis High's boys put together a steady round on Monday in the Spring Classic golf tournament. They fell one stroke short, though, of earning their first Class 5A state qualifying leg. CHS shot a score of 317 at New Mexico Military Golf Course, good for eighth place, in the opening round of the […]

Police blotter – April 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: 7:31 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1500 block of Wilshire Boulevard. 7:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident blocking the roadway, 1300 block of Hinkle Street. 8:51 a.m.: Burglary, 3000 block of Vinton Street. 9:16 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, 1000 block of North Hull […]

What’s Happening — April 23

Today Gattis Circus — 3.15 p.m.- 9.30 p.m., Various show times. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Tickets: $15-25. Information: 714-685-1072. Round Mountain in Clovis— 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, Town Hall. The Santa Fe based duo, Char and Robby Rothschild are brothers blending dusty American grit with a worldly mixture of global […]

Meetings watch: Clovis school board — April23

Clovis Municipal School Board The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the CMS administration building, 1009 Main. Agenda items for consideration include: Accounts payable check listing voided check listing Bank of America purchasing card charges for March Activity report for March Food service report for March Investment report for March […]

Ranchers protect the earth daily

These days everyone from celebrities to journalists to politicians has an opinion about the "right" way to raise food. Too often their criticism of ranchers like me and my family relates to the environment and the crazy and misguided notion that raising cows for food is bad. I can't ever remember a time when my […]

Opposition grows against death penalty

Perhaps some readers were startled by a reference in a George Will column to "the conservative case against the death penalty." Yes, it's true. Some conservatives have turned against the death penalty, and there's evidence that tide is growing stronger. In fact, at the renowned Conservative Political Action Conference this year there was even a […]

Former Portales police officer sentenced to 25 years

The mother of a Portales High School student at the center of charges against former city police officer Victor Castillo told the court her daughter dreamed of becoming a police officer. Castillo pleaded guilty to 17 of 34 charges She said her then 16-year-old daughter's sexual relationship last year with Castillo shattered her trust of […]

In tribute: Longtime Clovis businessman known for service to community

Charles Herman Guthals was known for his passion for life, and his service to the community. Guthals Guthals, a longtime Clovis businessman, school board member and avid golfer, died Sunday at a Lubbock hospital. He was 76. Longtime Clovis educator and friend G.C. Ross remembers Guthals as a mainstay on the Clovis school board for […]

Bird’s eye view

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird A view of Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis from 6,500 feet. From 6,500 feet, the landscape looks like a quilt of geometric shapes, contrasted in browns and greens. Vehicles scurry along the highways below like bugs. The land extends for miles until it blurs into a haze on the horizon. […]