Oklahoma’s governor wrong on system basics

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up several cases about same-sex marriage. The justices let stand rulings that say states have no basis to deny marriage to gay couples. Anyone who has followed the debate could predict what opponents would say in response. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s statement was typical: “The […]

You may not want to know the details

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher An interesting question came to mind over the weekend as I was asked to approve an editorial. It seems three entities run by the city of Clovis — the zoo, the Civic Center and the golf course — lost nearly a million dollars combined in the last fiscal year. The question […]

Candidates discuss issues, trade barbs at radio forum

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
KTQM Station Manager and moderator Bob Coker goes over rules during the station’s political forum Tuesday night at the station.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Despite a turnout and a broadcast length nearly half the size of its primary season predecessor, there were still a few barbs traded during the KTQM political forum Tuesday night at the Zia Broadcasting studio south of Clovis. The 65-minute forum featured just five candidates in the Nov. 4 […]

Shelburne: Grace is what sets Christianity apart

Philip Yancey writes that at a British conference scholars from around the world were discussing the most basic beliefs that set Christianity apart from other world religions. As they debated some important possibilities, C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” he asked, and he was told that they were asking what […]

Truancy program tours schools

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Students in Roosevelt and Curry County schools are learning about staying in school and “Squatch” has already made a trip to 24 schools this year. Squatch is the mascot of the Ninth Judicial District Attorney Office’s Abolish Chronic Truancy Program, which teaches students the importance of staying in school. […]

Sample ballot

Sample ballot Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE […]

Clovis man found guilty on drug charges

Staff report A Clovis man was found guilty Tuesday of possession of a controlled substance. Rondy McDonald, 29, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, followed by 11 months of supervised probation. According to a release from the district attorney’s office: • During a home visit by probation officers in 2012, McDonald was discovered to […]

DA’s office seeking change of venue

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The district attorney’s office is seeking a change of venue on a pair of misdemeanor charges against a man who is also accusing a Clovis police officer of excessive force. A hearing is set for 3 p.m. Thursday in Magistrate Court. Jorge Corona, 26, faces misdemeanor counts of concealing […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Friday to vote on 12 items, including an architectural contract for the renovation of the Gidding Street building. The meeting is at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. Items on the action agenda: • A request to approve a contract with NCA Architects of Albuquerque […]

What’s happening — Oct. 22

Today Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Economic development workshop — 8:30 a.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Preschool story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis High School girls volleyball and Portales vs. breast cancer  […]

Meetings watch: Ethnic Affairs Committee

The Clovis Ethnic Affairs Committee met Tuesday at Conference Room 405 at Clovis Community College. Items they discussed: • Chairman Selmus Price said he was working on booking entertainment for next year’s ethnic fair, scheduled for July 18 at Hillcrest Park. Price passed around a flyer from La Familia Vigil of Santa Fe, a group […]

Holiday happenings

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, Games, Dunk Tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223 • First Christian Church — Trunk or Treat 6 p.m. 1700 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-7113 • Immanuel Lutheran Church — Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Stalking, 900 block of Christopher Drive. • 3:14 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 2800 block of North Prince Street. • 7:13 a.m.: Burglary, 1500 block of East Hammett Street. • 7:43 […]

Pages past — Oct. 22

On this date … 1964: A city audit revealed Clovis’ general fund receipts exceeded budgeted revenue for the fiscal year by more than $113,000. Property tax was $87,000 above the $350,000 estimate. 1962: Clovis Civil Defense Director George Scales said city residents would know about an atomic attack “almost as soon as the military.” Scales […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds need wins in final two tilts

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ENMU quarterback Jeremy Buurma gets off a pass before Tarleton State defenders can reach him during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Greyhound Stadium. Buurma rushed for 58 yards and threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns, both to sophomore Aaron Johnson, in the Greyhounds’ 59-42 loss to the Texans.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After Saturday’s 59-42 loss to Tarleton State at Greyhound Stadium, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is faced with having to win its final two games to make the championship bracket (top four) of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. The top four teams in the LSC […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, WT play to scoreless draw

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M played to a 0-0 tie in men’s soccer on Sunday at the ENMU pitch, giving the Greyhounds the season series against the Buffaloes for just the second time in the program’s 11-year history. ENMU (5-5-3) won at WT 1-0 earlier this season. The […]

New Mexico Prep football rankings — Oct. 20

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Rio Rancho    8-0 2. Mayfield    6-1 3. Eldorado    7-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland    5-2 5. Las Cruces High     5-3 6. La Cueva    5-2 7. Alamogordo    5-2 8. Onate    5-3 9. Sandia    5-3 10. Atrisco Heritage    5-3 14. Clovis    2-5 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Centennial    7-0 2. Artesia   […]

Sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

Company offering reward for vandalism info

Staff report Tired of vandalism at its rock-crushing facility on the Bethel Highway, Heflin Construction is offering a $5,000 reward that leads to the conviction of the perpetrators. In the latest incident sometime over the weekend, vandals broke three widows of a payloader and damaged operator levers beyond repair on other equipment, according to Cheryl […]

Organizers say softball tourney economic boon

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The Addiction team from Clovis dressed up as the Rockford Peaches from the movie “A League of Their Own,” at last year’s Halloween HOWWWL. All the teams on Friday get to dress up and compete for the best costume.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Softball may be fun to play and watch, but Advantage Sports Products Halloween HOWWWL organizers say it’s also an economic boon for Clovis, especially this weekend. Hotel rooms are expected to fill up and restaurants and convenience stores will be busier than usual when the 21st annual HOWWWL begins […]