Police blotter — Nov. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 12:08 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 12:36 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Reese Drive. • 1:24 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of Ash Street. • 1:27 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 800 block of Oak […]

Our people — Nov. 24

Leroy Weeden, 27, was born and raised in Clovis. He has published two fiction books and also serves in the Army.

Clovis native Leroy Weeden is a published author of two fiction books and a war veteran, even though he hasn’t yet reached the age of 30. Weeden graduated from Clovis High School in 2005, worked his way up within Walmart, then decided to enter the military. He is currently in the Army based at Joint […]

Parents raise policy concerns

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com District policy was followed during Tuesday morning’s bomb threat at Clovis High School, but some parents remain concerned about how the early morning situation was handled. Protocol was followed in light of the threat, though school officials admitted that the timing of the event made it more difficult […]

Report: Jail staff blunders, but no cover-up

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com A series of staff errors in July 2012 placed two blood enemies in the same pod of cells at Curry County jail resulting in the beating of Jaime Perez, but there was no attempt to cover up the blunders, according to a private investigator’s report. The report was […]

Club notes — Nov. 24

Altrusa Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on Nov. 11 at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis. The meeting was called to order by President Sylvia Bean and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. There was a quorum present with members Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Margaret Blazek, Judy Cox, Mary Weigl, […]

Engagement — Estes-Dunn

Jeff and Lisa Steinle of Clovis and Todd and Mitzi Estes of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda E. Estes of Omaha, Neb., to Michael J. Dunn, of Omaha, Neb., son of Dan and Linda Dunn of Farmington. The couple will exchange vows 4 p.m. July 19, 2014, at The […]

Anniversary — Dane

Tom and Karen Dane of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Danes were high school sweethearts and were married Nov. 30, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Esperance, N.Y. Children of the couple are son, Michael and wife Deanna, son, Jeffrey and wife Kathleen, and daughter […]

On the shelves — Nov. 24

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave by W.C. Jameson leads the reader through a series of amazing coincidences and surprising details suggesting that the assassin of President Lincoln was never captured but escaped to live for many decades after the pursuit and capture of the man […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 24

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday […]

School menus — Nov. 24

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch— chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Thursday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Friday: No School — Thanksgiving break. […]

Plenty for which to be thankful

I can’t remember if I write an annual Thanksgiving column, but if I do, here are some blessings for which I am thankful: • Being able to explain to readers nitpicking about me not expounding on the complexities of every idea that I have to stay within a word count. • Knowing there is not much […]

Mystery of turkey shortage solved

“Have you heard there is a shortage of big turkeys?” he inquired, leaning in to whisper as we shared the solemn, quiet time before Mass began. Given the circumstances, it seemed a strange question but this is a good buddy and I know him to be sort of, you know, random. For purposes of this […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]

Valley dominates Clovis in second half

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Even against the cold winds that swept through Community Stadium Friday night, even against a team many in the state figured would upset it, the Valley Vikings formula worked much as it has all season. Experience, plus confidence, equals dominance. The top-seeded Vikings proved worthy in their first defense of the […]

Tourism secretary visits local eateries

CMI staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in Clovis and Portales, is given a New Mexico True T-shirt by Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson as part of the restaurant’s designation as a New Mexico Culinary Treasure.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Not even the cold and snow could keep New Mexico Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson away from Clovis this week as she stopped in at three of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Cars were wrapped around Taco Box at lunchtime Friday as the restaurant offered 25 cent beef tacos in celebration […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]

Two sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

CMI staff A Clovis man and a Portales man have been convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to prison, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Sergio James, 35, of Clovis, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after a jury convicted him in December 2012 of trafficking cocaine — his […]

McGee: Bar of soap not exactly heirloom

It’s been 50 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. He had been to Honolulu just months before. He stayed at the hotel where my father worked. I didn’t get to see The President that June of 1963. I was a kid playing on the beach. There were photos though, and a curio my dad kept […]

In search of ponies: Animals have different flavor priorities

It gets a bit mundane at times. Pushing a cart through the store, browsing for food items that provide the comfort and sustainability of the usual but that are different enough to make meals worth looking forward to, all while trying to find things that can be prepared in a reasonable amount of time without […]

Prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Quarterfinals Valley 55, Clovis 28