Police conducting DWI patrols

Clovis police are conducting “DWI saturation patrols” within the city today, according to a police news release. “Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers,” the release said. “We ask that people please remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of prescription drugs that may impair their ability to […]

Governor candidates talk duties, economy

The biggest challenge facing our rural communities is jobs.  To create a vibrant private-sector economy, we need to continue to help small businesses grow and end our reliance on federal dollars. That’s why we’ve cut taxes 24 times and eliminated harmful red tape. Through our Main Street Program, we’ve invested in dozens of downtown areas, […]

Portales Bible study group helps rescue man pinned under truck

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
John Reilly was working on his Ford pickup Wednesday evening when the vehicle popped into gear and pinned him underneath it.

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com What started as an average Wednesday evening Bible study at Church of the Nazarene in Portales turned into a heroic act. Church members rushed to the aid of a man trapped under a pickup, lifted the vehicle off of him, and pulled him to safety. John Reilly, 47, of […]

Church group hosting ‘Surviving the Holidays’ event.

Staff report Kathy Hammill knew she needed help getting through her grieving when she lost her parents-in-law. So she went to a grieving support group when she was in California. Moving to Clovis, she found there were no such groups in the area, and even one of her new church members went all the way […]

What’s happening — Oct. 31

Today L.J. Jenkins Invitational PBR-Touring Pro Bull Riding — 7:30 p.m., tickets $25 advance general seating, $20 reserved advance, $15 general advance, $30 at the gate. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Information: 575-763-3764. Free autograph and photograph session — 2 p.m.-4 p.m., with the bull riders and bullfighters, Joe’s Boot Shop, 2600 […]

Regional job fair Wednesday in Portales

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico Council of Governments, in collaboration with the P-4 (Public-Private Private-Public) Partnership and other agencies, will host a regional fall job fair from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Greyhound Arena in Portales. According to a news release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce: In eastern New […]

Magistrate judge candidate addresses being public servant


Incumbent Republican Duane Castleberry, 61, faces Democrat Terry Martin in the race for Clovis magistrate judge, Division 1. We asked both a series of questions via e-mail. Martin, a building inspector for the city of Clovis, president of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, and a member of the Clovis Community College Board of […]

Pages Past — Oct. 31

On this date … 1974: For the third straight year, Clovis News-Journal Editor Bill Southard reported, a woman estimated to be in her 80s was seen trick-or-treating in northwest Clovis. “Well, in these days of sky-high food prices, we may see more like her on the trick-or-treat circuit,” Southard wrote. 1954: Most of the Portales […]

Scary stories: Live bodies not welcome

Editor’s note: Clovis Media Inc. received about three dozen entries in our Scary Story Contest. Here are the essays our staff liked the best. By Crissy Lee Hagan Portales There were no cars outside the small-town movie theater as they pulled up to it. No lights were on and the place looked closed. “Are you […]

Scary stories: ‘I’ll be back’

By William Pretzman Floyd At a family reunion during the night, the kids were up telling horror stories. One cousin came up and he started off saying, “There was a man named Steve.” Steve was an ordinary man who had an office job and he lived in a small apartment. When Steve went to sleep, […]

Scary stories: ‘Leave or you will be next’

By Eli Terry Floyd Once upon a time, my family and I moved to Clovis. About a week after we moved there, a person knocked at the door. I went to answer, but there was nothing. But, I did feel something brush by me. That night, I got in my warm bed and closed my […]

Police blotter — Oct. 31

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Wednesday: • Male, 23, aggravated assault (deadly weapon), resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, criminal damage to property (under $1,000). • Female, 31, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation. • Male, 43, warrant, failure to appear to […]

Halloween events

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Today American Legion Post 117 — Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-a-Treat (Food, games, dunk tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. Clovis News Journal — Trick or Treat 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. […]

Farmers keep more regular hours than you might think

By Audra Brown Local columnist Burn the midnight oil, but don’t set anything on fire. It is a well-established fact that farm work does not adhere to a particular set of hours. From day to day, the start time, end time, and total time between can vary from a short, eight hours, to a good […]

Honor rolls

Clovis High School Seniors Jacqueline A. Adkins Ahmad Alsaleh Annabelle M. Andrade Denicia F. Aragon Logan M. Aragon Daysha N. Baca Luis F. Badillo Garrett M. Baldock Wendy Beltran Austin T. Bender Kaine Bender Mitchell L. Boddy Karlie R. Bojorquez Marybel A. Bonney D’lanor T. Briggins Andrew C. Brooks Jayda R. Browder Derrick L. Brown […]

Nov. 4 general election sample ballot

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 […]

Lower gas price trend could continue

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Gas prices are dropping across the state and the country and the trend could continue. According to the website Gasbuddy.com, which gathers retail price data via crowd-sourcing for more than 133,000 gas stations across the country, the number of stations selling gas below $3 climbed to 50 percent of […]

Conservation district officials to take look at Clovis water issues

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Conservation district officials around the state will get a first-hand look at Clovis’ challenges, and potential solutions, on long-term water supply issues. Officials will meet in Clovis and travel throughout Curry County as part of the annual New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts conference, scheduled Tuesday through Thursday next […]

US Senate candidates talk money, immigration

Democratic incumbent Tom Udall faces Republican Allen Weh in the race for U.S. Senate. Here are profiles on both candidates: Allen E. Weh The basics • Republican, 71 • Lives in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque • Contact information: 505-828-4876, Contact@AllenWeh.com, and www.allenweh.com Background • Family: I am a husband, married to my wife, Becky, for […]

US Representative candidates talk oil, gas

Republican Jeff Byrd faces Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan and write-in candidate Tommy Hook in the race for U.S. Representative, District 3. Here are profiles on the candidates: Jefferson L. Byrd The basics • Republican, 43 • Lives in Tucumcari • Contact information:  jeff@jeffbyrdforcongress.com Background • Family: Married with two boys. • Education: Bachelor of […]