Police blotter — Dec. 30

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday • 12:52 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 1200 block of Dartmouth Street. • 8:10 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2200 block of North Prince Street. • 9:19 a.m.: Fraud, 1800 block of Glenarm Drive. • 11:56 a.m.: Shoplifting, 3700 […]

What’s happening — Dec. 30

Today Holiday Blood Drive — 3:30 p.m., Curves, 2909 N. Prince St. Information: 575-762-2574 Page Turners Book club  — 7 p.m., Ingram room Information: 575-7697840 Wednesday Food Bank Open House — 1 p.m., open House, happy hour and chili bar, homemade chili and all the fixings, 2217 E. Brady Ave. Information: 575-763- 6130 Toddler Time […]

Rescued pug settled into new home

Courtesy photo: Janine Fischer
In July, Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue took in a pug from Prince Street who was found with chemical burns on his body and burn injuries in his eyes. Today, “Clovis” is fully healed living in Parker, Colorado with his adopted mom Janine Fischer. She describes him as “loving, curious, playful and naughty.”

Staff report Clovis, a young dog found last summer wandering Clovis streets with cruel chemical burn injuries, is alive and thriving in Colorado. In July, Clovis, a 2-year-old pug, was found wandering on Prince Street with chemical burns on his body and in his eyes. His new foster owner Janine Fischer of Parker, Colorado said […]

Year in review: Business owners felt effects of failed cosmetics plant

Staff report In 2013, the failed Beauty Health and Science Innovations cosmetics plant and the ensuing scandal was the story of the year. In 2014, business owners still felt the effects of the collapse. In February, three Clovis business owners filed claims of more than $176,000 against the city over the failure of the startup. […]

May new year bring you simple pleasures

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Another year draws to a close.  Another chapter finished.  Another calendar placed in the bottom drawer of the old black dresser. With 2014 coming to an end, I’m thinking again how time flies.  It’s time to open a new folder and label it “PNT 2015,” then begin to fill it […]

Local critters made news in 2014

By David Stevens Editor Editor’s note: This is one in a series of columns looking back at regional news in 2014. It will continue through Jan. 1. For three nights in a row, alarms went off at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The first night, on Jan. 24, police arrived at 3 a.m. and spent 90 […]

Pages past — Dec. 30

On this date … 1974: Two longtime staff members of the Portales News-Tribune were retiring from day-to-day duties. But J. Fred Thompson and Georgiana Cooper “simply can’t be replaced,” Editor Gordon Greaves said. “We’re not turning them loose entirely. Both will have a sort of ‘emeritus’ status, and both will continue to write the columns […]

It’s that time of year for predictions

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher It is that time of year … the new year. New Year’s Eve tends to be a time to look back, to reflect, and yet also a time to make those resolutions and predictions for the upcoming year. Being a constant forward thinker, I do tend to look back, but typically […]

New Year’s resolutions achievable

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist My New Year’s resolutions may not be challenging, but at least they are achievable. • I failed to accomplish everything I intended in 2014, and I resolve a repeat in 2015. • There were times this year when I upset, offended or angered readers. I promise to continue that in 2015. • I […]

Lady Cats expecting challenge

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Senior guard Danni Williams leads Clovis High in scoring, rebounds and assists so far this season. The Lady Cats face Espanola Valley on Monday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com So far, so good for Clovis High’s girls this season, who are off to a 9-1 start. Coach Jeff Reed thinks the Lady Wildcats should see some good competition this week in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, beginning with Monday’s 7:30 p.m. quarterfinal matchup against Class […]

AG’s office should focus on real issues

The excuse that New Mexico is a poor, rural state with limited resources and an uneducated public hardly justifies giving the state’s imprimatur to fishing expeditions by out-of-state personal injury law firms angling for a big payday. Yet that essentially is what Attorney General Gary King would have everyone believe, according to a recent New […]

Former restauranteur still going strong

Courtesy photo
Mary Casillas-Mendoza at her store in Clovis.

Bio Name: Mary Casillas-Mendoza Profession: Retired business owner Age: 90 Family: Her late husband, Ray R. Mendoza, daughters Christy, Julie and Patricia, son Mike and many grandchildren.   Mary Casillas-Mendoza was born in Jalostotitlan in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Her family migrated to the United States, to San Diego, in 1927 when she was […]

Family tops New Year’s resolutions list

By Clyde Davis Local columnist We’re approaching a new beginning, at least in the year as measured by the calendar we use. Smack in the middle of the biggest week in the holiday season, and it’s a reasonably safe bet that someone this week will bring up the subject of New Year’s resolutions. Yes, I […]

Gluten-free pizza recipe featured

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on adding embellishments to doll furniture, using reclaimed doors, and using one pattern to make four jackets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m.  Tuesday, and for noon on Thursday. Jana Beus makes doll furniture, and she’s going to show several ways to add embellishments […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 28

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.;  8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Sew […]

On the shelves — Dec. 28

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin describes recent advances in brain science to show how we can organize our homes, workplaces, and lives in order to gain the mastery over the deluge of information that assaults us every […]

Can’t help but ponder circle of life

By Karl Terry Local c0lumnist Do we experience a circle of life here on Earth or is it more like a merry-go-round? I’ve pondered that question a bit since I returned to my hometown of Portales in 2005. After a quarter century of living in different and even wonderful places, coming home — while it’s […]

Perfecting craft means falling in love with process

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist The first thing I noticed when I met Virgil was his strong grip. For a man in his 80s, I got the sense he’d give me a run for my money in an arm wrestling match. His calloused hands were tinted with a hint of black. He had thick wrists. […]

Pages past — Dec. 28

On this date … 1968: In news from Melrose, Gretchen Nahlovsky purchased the Porter house on Third Street. She planned to move in by February. 1964: The Clovis Fire Department responded to about 330 alarms during the year, with fires causing an estimated $338,500 in damage. An October blaze at Eastern New Mexico Builders Supply […]

Committee of Fifty initiates push for transparency

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com As the Committee of Fifty comes up on its 56th year furthering the interests of Cannon Air Force Base, the group is initiating a push for transparency. “We recognize that there has been misinformation about the committee for several years,” chairman Stacey Martin said. “We decided it was time […]