Thanks to teachers who go the extra mile

Sandia Elementary principal Mike Read recently called to let us know that a class at Sandia was going to be launching rockets. Too good of an opportunity to pass up, we contacted the teacher doing the project and made arrangements to come by. Michelle Tusher, who teaches a range of students from various grades is […]

Pages past — Sept. 18

On this date … 1960: A man accused of stealing $32,000 from a New Jersey bank on Sept. 12 was arrested in Clovis. City Police Chief Ollie Damron, Capt. Lloyd Niece of the Clovis PD and FBI Agent Frank Haines arrested the Long Branch, N.J., man at Hotel Clovis. The suspect told the officers he […]

Police blotter — Sept. 18

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday ∞ 12:14 a.m.: Shots fired, 1500 block of U.S. 60. ∞ 12:38 a.m.: Remove subject, 3700 block of North Prince Street. ∞ 3:03 a.m.: Battery, 800 block of Gidding Street. ∞ 4:22 a.m.: Missing person, 10 block of Sparrow Court. ∞ 5:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:45 p.m. executive session for discussion of the acquisition of water rights. • An ordinance to amend city code to define adult entertainment, should anybody wish to set up a strip club […]

What’s happening — Sept. 18

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis- Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting — 10 a.m., Memorial building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Studio — 4:30 p.m., Rooney […]

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ENMU’s Buurma leads D-II in passer efficiency

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After two weeks, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has a national statistical leader. Junior quarterback Jeremy Buurma’s completion percentage may not be all that impressive, but everything else that factors into “passer efficiency” is good enough to have him No. 1 in that category in NCAA Division […]

Tascosa downs Lady Cats

Staff report AMARILLO — Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca knew his team was in for a tough time Tuesday night when he watched Amarillo Tascosa warm up. “I was wondering what we’d gotten ourselves into,” Apodaca said. The Lady Wildcats won the opening set, but the Lady Rebels dominated the rest of the way […]

Zias win in soccer, lose in volleyball

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU senior Alyssa Prince’s shot is deflected by Southern Nazerene goalkeeper Natasha Fuentes during the second half of Tuesday’s match at the ENMU pitch. The Zias beat the Crimson Storm 1-0.

Staff report PORTALES — Senior defender Victoria Perez scored her first goal of the season early in the match and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over Southern Nazarene on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. The Crimson Storm (2-3) was on the attack early with […]

Federal agencies can’t justify overspending

This federal government boondoggle falls into the “you would never do this with your own money” category. If you’ve ever been to former copper mining town Ajo, Arizona, population 3,300, you know it’s not a high-dollar real estate market. In fact, the average price of a home in the hamlet about 40 miles north of […]

Progress stifled by pride and ego

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher There are an awful lot of grudges around here. I had seen and heard it before, and now that I am publisher they have come out even more. No, I will not go into the specifics of them out of respect to those that have talked to me in confidence, or […]

Small price to pay for electricity

Sandy Fields

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Not in my back yard! Oops, never mind. It is in my back yard. I’m talking about the new electrical substation going up right behind the neighborhoods on the east side of Portales. No way around it. It’s going to be ugly, and it’s going to be in my view. […]

Partial faith not enough

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I love my dog. I really do. Most of our family, except for one or two who harbor the little canine no serious ill will but might not be first in line to give her “mouth to mouth” resuscitation should such be required to save her, feel mostly the same. […]

Engineers review work on airport’s long-term plan

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Engineers working on the long-term plan for the Clovis Municipal Airport are optimistic a draft can be in front of the Clovis City Commission for approval by the end of the year. Representatives with KSA Engineers gave an overview of the airport master plan Tuesday night at city hall, […]

NM fishing report — Sept. 17

‘This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using […]

Commission votes to raise gross receipts tax

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Minutes before Curry County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise gross receipts taxes, the only dissenter, Commissioner Robert Sandoval, criticized the group for failing to offer specifics on how the new money generated will be spent. “The public does not trust us,” said Sandoval. “They don’t. They’ve told us […]

Public entities share updates at quarterly luncheon

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com For about 75 minutes Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Clovis’ largest public entities brought others up to speed with each other over lunch at the Clovis Civic Center. The quarterly luncheon, Mayor David Lansford said, offers entities to build and expand relationships and improve channels of communication. The following entities […]