Pages past — Dec. 24

On this date … 1977: Jim Turnbough, 7, of 1316 Huntington Way in Clovis, had requested these items from Santa: a “Bionick” man doll, a BB pistol and pantyhose. He promised to leave milk and cookies. Paula Archer, of 513 W. 17th in Clovis, wanted a “color kit like they have on TV,” a “Baby […]

Holiday closings

The following are closed for Christmas holiday: • City of Clovis offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Curry County Offices • Fire Department administration • Hillcrest Park Zoo • District Court • Magistrate Court • Municipal Court • Police Department administration • Post offices • Public Works Sanitation • Curry […]

Police blotter — Dec. 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 3:05 a.m.: Burglary report, 1900 block of Echols Avenue. • 6:54 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of West 13th Street. • 7:25 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1000 block of West Plaza Drive. • 8:02 a.m.: […]

Cooper twins enjoying time together at ENMU

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Twin sisters Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper have had a bond since birth most people don’t have with their siblings. Early tragedy strengthened it. “We lost our mom to breast cancer when we were five,” Jaylyn said. “It brought us a lot closer.” The twins became so close […]

Cops give back during annual shopping spree

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Texico Police Chief Doug Bowman exchanges a high-five with Daniel Rodriguez, 5, of Clovis after locating a bow and arrow set during Monday morning’s annual Cops and Kids Christmas at Walmart.

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Texico Chief of Police Doug Bowman was sent on an important assignment early Monday morning. He and his partners, 5-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 13-year-old Johana Rodriguez, were hunting for the perfect Christmas presents. “What kinds of toys do you like?” Bowman asked the boy. “Airplanes,” Daniel said quietly. “Well, […]

Two nominees announced for ENMU board

Staff report Business owner and psychologist Susan Tatum is among two nominees announced Monday to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. The other nominee is Terry O’Thick, who has served on the ENMU Alumni Association board, according to a release from the Gov. Susana Martinez. Tatum founded the Clovis Counseling Center in 1988, […]

Changes coming in housing allowance rates

By Tom Philpott Military update Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million service members living off base in the U.S. will rise by an average half percentage point in January as two slimming changes to rate calculations take hold. The 2015 BAH rates no longer will include added dollars for renters insurance, a […]

Business digest — Dec. 23

RE/MAX employee presented with award Shawn Watson with RE/MAX First Place Realtors  with offices in Clovis and Portales was recently presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award. The award honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company, according to a press release from Re/MAX. […]

Christmas bash thrown for airmen

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com When the Committee of 50 found out many airmen at Cannon Air Force Base don’t get to go home for the holidays, they decided to bring the festivities straight to the warriors at the base. The committee threw their 15th Annual Single Airmen’s Christmas Party Dec.17 at the Landing […]

Holiday services

Here are area Christmas services reported to CNJ: Sunday • Christmas play Living Word ChOG 10:45 a.m. 3719 E. 21st St., Clovis Information: 575-763-6796 Wednesday • Come and go open communion service Living Word ChOG 6 p.m.-7 p.m. 3719 E. 21st St., Clovis Information: 575-763-6796 • Christmas service St. James Episcopal Church 5:30 p.m. and […]

Fox causes two hour system outage

Staff report More than 1,100 Farmers Electric Cooperative customers were without power for two hours Sunday night after a red fox shorted out a power sub-station south of Clovis causing a system outage. At 8:15 p.m., Sunday line personnel responded to outage calls in the Clovis service area, said Thom Moore, director of member services […]

Holiday season time to make difference in someone’s life

By Holly Stockstill Guest columnist On behalf of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This time of year reminds us to stop and take a moment to be thankful for the many gifts we have been given, so I want to challenge […]

Drug company’s prices criticized

By Tom Philpott Military update Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) used one of his last hearings as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to review how the VA has had to ration a break-through medicine that cures hepatitis C, a liver virus infecting 174,000 veterans, because a course of treatment — 84 pills over 12 […]

Pages past — Dec. 23

On this date … 1977: A parade of tractors carrying protesting farmers spent the afternoon in Clovis. They rolled down Main Street before parking outside Furr’s Supermarket, Foodway in Hilltop Plaza, Safeway and Albertson’s. The Clovis News-Journal reported there were no incidents of violence and little inconvenience for grocery store customers. The farmers said they […]

Simplest things bring back memories

By Sandy Fields Local columnist The simplest little action, a familiar song or a fragrance, one certain phrase. That’s all it takes to bring wonderful memories rushing to the forefront of my mind. Every week I find myself reaching down to the carpet to pick up a little piece of grass or a stray thread. […]

Police blotter — Dec. 23

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 7:32 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of Sunland Drive. • 8:48 a.m.: Animal Complaint, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:53 a.m.: Theft report, 900 block of Calhoun Street. • […]

Empty stocking fund: Family V

Editor’s note: All information is provided by Salvation Army Commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. • Today’s focus: Family V • Household members: 4 • Children: 3 • Special circumstance: This single mother has three children, ages 1, 8 and 9. The children’s father is in Mexico and unable to return. The mother works at a business […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Just TV for the week of Dec. 21

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Just TV for the week of Dec. 21

Saturday area prep summaries — Dec. 20

BOYS Texico 61, Pecos 57 Pecos (5-3) — Arturo Archuleta 6, Jason Henderson 6, Isaac CdeBaca 6, Carlos Cordova 3, Mario Archuleta 14, Joseph Vigil 15, Christopher Vigil 7. Totals 23 5-13 57. Texico (6-3) — Justin Rucker 18, Rodrick Dean 8, Tanner Dickerman 1, Brann on Karger 9, Juan Estrada 3, Lance Myers 1, […]