What’s happening — Aug. 1

Today Gattis Middle School community open house — 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 5100 N. Thornton St. Information: 769-4320. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis -Carver Library, North Annex Information: 769-7828. Artists in Residence Poetry Workshop — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lea Hall Conference Room on ENMU’s campus. The workshop will be led by writer Ruth Thomas. […]

CHS football equipment pickup set for 5 p.m. Thursday

Football equipment pickup for Clovis High School players is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the CHS football fieldhouse. The equipment pickup is for all sophomore, junior and senior players. Equipment will only be given to players who provide proof of a completed physical exam. Information: 769-4350, ext. 1023

Letters to the Editor: Clovis big enough for two county jails


Thanks to the CNJ for all the articles pertaining to the jail and Tuesday’s jail bond election. I appreciate all the input from those who have worked so diligently to inform us of the facts. We need the information in order to make an intelligent decision on the question “to build or not to build […]

Good news, bad news from American automotive front

— Albuquerque Journal There’s mixed news for American taxpayers on the automotive front. First the good news: Consumer Reports has ranked the 2014 Chevrolet Impala as the best full-size sedan. It’s something to cheer about because it’s the first time in at least 20 years a domestic brand has overtaken German- and Japanese-made cars. If […]

Citizens air jail concerns


By Kevin Baird CNJ STAFF WRITER kbaird@cnjonline.com James Slagowski is concerned the site of the proposed Curry County jail in south Clovis is too close to his neighborhood, which includes an elementary school. He asked Curry County commissioners and county officials during Tuesday’s town hall meeting to discuss next week’s $9.88 million bond election if […]

What’s happening — July 31

Today Grady schools registration — 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For all grades Information: 357-2192 Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition — The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery,Clovis Community College, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 769-4320. Artists in Residence Creativity Group — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Art and Anthropology Design Lab on ENMU’s campus. The group will be […]

Music educator honored


Alan Dropps has dedicated much of his life to teaching youth of all ages the fundamentals of music. Dropps, now serving as the director of music education for CMS, has been an educator and administrator in Clovis for the past 28 years. Last week, he was selected Administrator of the Year by the New Mexico […]

Center seeks new image

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Senior citizens in Clovis are as active as ever, and Brenda Hankins wants the community to know it. Hankins, program coordinator at Baxter-Curren Senior Center for 13 years, said she would like to change the conception that the city’s senior centers are just for old people with nothing […]

Police blotter — July 31

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Monday Caller reported: • 1:32 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1100 block of Ross Street. • 1:42 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1500 block of Wallace Street. • 2:31 a.m.: Animal complaint, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 4 a.m.: Shoplifting […]

Cosmetics company seeks change after missed payment

CNJ STAFF Following a missed payment Thursday by Beauty Health Science Innovations, the Clovis City Commission will consider an amended agreement with the owner of a failed cosmetics company during its regular meeting Thursday evening. CEO Brian Sperber’s latest agreement proposal, if approved, would create a new payment schedule, and add $10,000 for legal fees. […]