Police blotter — Oct. 16

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 11:40 a.m.: Burglary (commercial), 1200 block of Pile Street. • 2:28 p.m.: Harassment, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 4:07 p.m.: Burglary, 100 block of Townsgate Plaza. • 6:16 p.m.: Resisting, evading, obstructing […]

Holiday happenings — Oct. 16

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • 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. 11th and Prince St. Information: 575-769-1669 • Living Stones Community Church — Trunk or Treat, Fun House and More […]

Civic Center starts fiscal year in red

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer  lbowe@pntonline.com By all accounts, the Clovis Civic Center lost a lot of money in its first quarter of the fiscal year. But numbers provided by the city differ greatly from those provided by Civic Center staff. City officials report the center lost  $95,625 in the first quarter of this fiscal […]

Lady Cats end district drought; boys fall

Staff report At long last, the district drought is over for the Clovis High girls soccer team. Sophomore Jaci Sievers scored one goal and assisted on the other as the Lady Wildcats earned their first district win since at least 2004 on Tuesday night, blanking Hobbs 2-0 in District 4-6A play at Leon Williams Stadium. […]

Grummer, Lady Cats sweep Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s not very often a best-of-5 volleyball match can be decided in a matter of minutes, but that was probably the case on Tuesday night at The Rock. Senior setter Dakota Grummer stepped to the service line with Clovis High leading Carlsbad 1-0 in the second set and promptly […]

CCS coach takes college job

Staff report Clovis Christian School is looking to fill its athletic director and track positions after Joshua Johnson resigned this week to take a coaching position at a small Christian college in Bemidji, Minn. Johnson was also hired as the Eagles’ football coach, a post which will be filled for the remainder of the season […]

Lady Wolverines top PHS, now 14-1

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team ended its non-district schedule on a sour note on Tuesday, falling to Texico for the second time in 10 days. Class 3A’s top-ranked team beat Portales 25-20, 24-26, 25-9, 25-20 at Ram Athletic Center. Lady Rams coach Ruth Chavez was baffled by her […]

Zias’ bid for upset denied by WT

Staff report PORTALES — West Texas A&M ran its volleyball winning streak against Eastern New Mexico University to 18 on Tuesday night, but not without a bit of a scare from the Zias. ENMU led virtually all the way in winning the second set in squaring the match and hung tough with the Lady Buffs […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 14

District 6-2A Fort Sumner 3, Dora 1 Fort Sumner    25    16    25    25 Dora    22    25    18    5 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Codi Scovel-Wood 13, Johni West 8, Ariana Lucero 6, Brianna Terrell 6, Paris Allred 5. Blocks — Allred 4, Scovel-Wood 4, West 1. Digs — West 13, Lucero 7, Kylie Daugherty […]

Education suits could upend school funding

It’s a shame that school districts have had to file a lawsuit to force the state to fund education adequately. But that’s exactly what is happening. Last week, the Santa Fe Public Schools joined forces with the Gallup-McKinley County and Moriarty-Edgewood districts to claim that current funding levels violate the New Mexico Constitution. The lawsuit […]

Musings from a brain out to lunch

By Kevin Wilson Staff columnist Some thoughts I had while driving around Monday, wondering why every post office was on lunch break before realizing it was Columbus Day and my brain was on lunch break: • A week ago featured an “all new” episode of “Gotham” on Fox. Sunday featured an “all new” episode of […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday setting the stage for issuing $15 million in bonds to pay for improvements on the jail and other projects. A public hearing on the bond issue is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. In other action Tuesday commissioners: • Approved a […]

Pages past — Oct. 15

On this date … 1972: Cannon Air Force Base was preparing for an open house that would include a simulated helicopter rescue, a dunking booth and an air show starring the Thunderbirds. 1964: What started as a trash fire on the west side of Eastern New Mexico Builders Supply turned into one of the worst […]

Department of Game and Fish to conduct roadblocks

Staff report The Department of Game and Fish announced Tuesday it will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. Hunting seasons are ongoing for deer, elk, pronghorns, bears and other species, a Game and Fish news release said. At roadblocks, conservation officers will check […]

Truancy program kicks off

Staff report District Attorney Andrea Reeb on Tuesday announced the kickoff of the  Abolish Chronic Truancy program (A.C.T.) A.C.T. is a proactive program created by the district attorney’s office, designed to combat student dropout rates and increase school attendance in Curry and Roosevelt Counties, according to a press release from Reeb. Every school year, members […]

Clovis woman sentenced to five years on drug charges

Staff report A Clovis woman will spend five years in prison for drug trafficking under a sentence imposed Tuesday by 9th Judicial District Judge Fred Van Soelen, according to a press release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Gloria Madrid, 52, was convicted July 14 of selling methamphetamine to an undercover informant during a Region V […]

Former jail administrator files new lawsuit

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Fired former jail administrator Gerry Billy has filed a new lawsuit against Curry County under the state Whistleblower Protection Act. The action comes just days after a federal judge rejected his claim of wrongful termination. Among Billy’s claims in the latest lawsuit filed Friday in 9th Judicial District Court […]

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 […]

Police blotter — Oct. 15

The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Monday: • Male, 27, probation violation. • Male, 29, child abuse — negligently caused (no death or great bodily harm).

Water committee updated on Ute project

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee received a presentation from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority (ENMRWA) about the Ute Pipeline Water project on Tuesday at their meeting. Barbara Crockett, a water authority consultant, gave a power point presentation showing the background of the project and the progress […]