Toy drives rolling out

Staff report The Salvation Army has established three locations for angel trees to help provide toys for children this Christmas. The angel trees are at North Plains Mall, the Curry County Courthouse and Diamonds Evermore. Toys can be dropped off with their tags at any of those locations, or the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. […]

Tucumcari foster parent faces felony charges

Staff report A Tucumcari foster parent is facing five felony charges, accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old male, according to a state police press release. State police arrested Manuel Preciado 64, of Tucumcari, on Monday. Preciado was a treatment foster parent employed by Turquoise Health and Wellness in Tucumcari. Preciado has been charged with kidnapping, […]

Communities offer Thanksgiving meals for those in need

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Michelle Armijo of the Lighthouse Mission chops up celery for stuffing to be served Thursday at the mission. Armijo has helped with all 12 meals for the mission, which expects to serve about 500 this year between on-site meals and deliveries.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Even if there’s no place to go for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Clovis and Portales both still offer a place to go. Whether it’s to help the homeless, hang out with friends and family or just help out, a pair of lunchtime meals are a constant in the area, with […]

Difference between disagreement, persecution lost on some

“You’re not going to believe what Tim Tebow was caught doing, and how it’s got liberals outraged.” This looks like click-bait. But why is it controversial … did he yell at the paparazzi, shoplift something, marry Kim Kardashian? I clicked, and there Tebow was, praying with coworkers on the set of the SEC Network before […]

Man arrested on robbery charges

Staff report Clovis police arrested a man witnesses told them stole a shopping cart full of items Tuesday morning. Andrew Anderson, 24, was booked into the Curry County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to a release from the department: • At around 5:15 a.m., […]

Lots to be grateful for in education

By Cindy Klein-Kennedy Education columnist At this special time of year, most pause at some point to connect with others and reflect on the things we are grateful for. I am grateful for a school district that cares passionately about kids; for dedicated staff members who regularly go the extra mile to provide the best […]

Holiday closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday: • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis Offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public Library • […]

Police blotter — Nov. 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • Male, 50, contempt of court. • Male, 21, warrant, failure to comply with probation. • Male, 39, serving time. • Female, 28, booked, returned for court. • Male, 28, probation violation. • Male, 37, […]

Pages past — Nov. 26

On this date … 1975: Gail Shannon, who served as Eastern New Mexico University’s acting president for 10 months, accepted reassignment as a member of the university’s faculty. Warren Armstrong was the new ENMU president. Shannon went on leave with salary to prepare for his new position that began in the spring semester of 1976. […]

What’s happening — Nov. 26

Today Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Thursday Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Mission, 407 L Casillas Blvd. Monday Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7828. Tuesday Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, […]

Local grocers offer help for the holiday

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Super Save deli manager Lamario Miles removes a baked turkey from the store’s bakery oven Thursday afternoon. Grocery stores in Portales and Clovis have prepared Thanksgiving meals to ease the holiday stress for area residents.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com With Thanksgiving days away, local grocers are looking to help out those who don’t have the time to spend preparing a full Thanksgiving meal. Tim Russell, owner of Russell’s Super Save Discount Foods in Portales, said he has been selling complete Thanksgiving meals for more than 10 years, and […]

Official raises concerns about road delays

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com It may not be the longest road, but as far as Curry County Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn is concerned, it’s taking way too long to get it built. Blackburn says he is frustrated by two years of delays in trying to finish paving a 1.5 mile shortcut used by […]

Low water pressure plagued firefighters

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com When a neighbor reported the former Guadalajara restaurant was ablaze Friday, firefighters rushed to the scene to find a structure with a large fire in the attic and three heavy air conditioning units on the roof. Battalion Chief Mike Nolan said an interior attack would be dangerous, so firefighters […]

Letters to the editor — Nov. 25

Zia Elementary wants recycling help We here at Zia Elementary School want you to help recycle cans. This helps us and the earth and it helps save money. Also, it helps poor people. Recycling is good. If you recycle you are saving money, resources and helping poor people. I hope you help us and the […]

Question reminder of importance of knowing history

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist I had just finished briefing a group of first-term airman on the enlisted force structure, when I asked them if they had any questions. Most of them had a glazed-over look; an airman in the back row yawned. Hardly ever does someone raise their hand, so I was surprised when […]

Families with autistic children getting better coverage

By Tom Philpott Military Update More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child’s development and quality of life. But a Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration that began a slow rollout in late October will still leave retirees […]

Pages past — Nov. 25

On this date … 1968: Clovis police had two new detectives — Caleb Chandler, formerly a patrolman, and Sgt. Tom Bull. Police Chief Ken Kingsbury said Bull would head the division and conduct all major investigations. 1968: A candy machine at the Wash-O-Mat at 21st and Thornton in Clovis was broken into during the night. […]

Police blotter — Nov. 25

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 1:12 a.m.: Narcotics, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 7:09 a.m.: Fraud, 2100 block of Mitchell Street. • 9:43 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2400 block of North Main Street. • 10:48 a.m.: Warrant service, […]

What’s happening — Nov. 25

Today Cultural and Ethnic Affairs committee — noon, Clovis Community College, room 405. Information: 575-769-7828. Wednesday Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Thursday Thanksgiving Day Monday Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7828. Ongoing Artist of the Month — Robert Dart and Regina Dart, Clovis-Carver Public […]

Police: Texting ban difficult to enforce

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Enforcing New Mexico’s statewide ban on distracted driving has become a priority for the Portales Police Department. But Clovis police say the ban is difficult to enforce and they’ve not issued any citations. On July 1, a law went into effect that makes it illegal to send or read […]