Longhorns ahead of herd in more ways than one

By Audra Brown Local columnist ’Tis the season for bull-buying. The choices are many and so are the dollars. It’s a critical decision point for any cattleraiser. For a beef producer like me, the end game is all about pounds, and color. That’s right. Color. Why? I’d love to know. But the truth is black […]

Forgiveness only way to peace between men

Pat Cantwell

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist As a child of seven, over a period of months, I learned about sin through a study of the Ten Commandments. Romans 3:20 says, “for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” The first commandment explained who God is, what He had done for us, and what He required […]

5 thing to know about: Being a pilot

Staff photos: Joshua Lucero
Trevor Bridges flies over Clovis July 2 for aerial views of flooding in the city. Bridges has been a pilot for two years and has accumulated 400 hours of flight time.

Flight plans, pre-flight checks, and talking to aircraft control are just a few of the things a pilot has to do before ever taking their plane off the ground. Pilots use the training and skills they’ve learned to ensure safe and secure flights for themselves, passengers, cargo, and other aircraft. Local pilots Trevor Bridges and […]

City manager evaluated, no action taken

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com After calling an executive session during a special meeting and convening in private for more than an hour to discuss City Manager Joe Thomas’ evaluation, the City Commission took no action on the matter Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Mayor David Lansford said the discussion during the executive […]

City commission OK’s water rights purchase

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com A contract for the city’s $1.86 million purchase of water rights adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base was approved during a special meeting of the city commission Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library. After months of discussion between the city and the Economic Development and Tax Advisory Board, which is […]

A view from under the pew: the attack of the birds

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. boss there have been some strange air currents passing through the church pew underworld these days in alfred hitchcock-style the […]

Teen’s chance for rehabilitation debated

By Steve Hansen STAFF WRITER shansen@cnjonline.com To clinical psychologist Elizabeth Dinsmore, Tony Day has problems in perceiving situations and people’s motives for what they really are, a circumstance that is hard to treat. But to others who testified Wednesday, Tony Day was a well behaved young man and a good student. Day is facing first-degree […]

More than half of Clovis schools earn passing grade

By Christina Calloway Staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com With more than half of Clovis schools earning passing grades issued by the state’s Public Education Department Thursday, Superintendent Jody Balch is applauding successes but is plotting on how to bring all the schools above passing. “We want to increase our scores across the board but we also want to […]

What’s happening — July 25

Today Clovis Community College Labor Management Relations Board meeting — 2:30 p.m., Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-4033. Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Clovis Carver Library North Annex. Saturday Free Movie (Ender’s Game)— 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. End of Summer Bash and 1K Kids Fun Run — 10 a.m., […]

Police blotter — July 25

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:14 a.m.: Possession of marijuana, 400 block of North Thornton Street. • 12:44 a.m.: Larceny, 15th and Cameo streets. • 3:15 a.m.: Burglary in progress, Cameo and 11th streets. • 3:15 a.m.: Pedestrian on roadways, 11th and Connelly streets. • 7:20 a.m.: Threats, 900 […]