Investigation: No hostile work environment found

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com An Albuquerque-based firm contracted to investigate a Curry County hostile work environment allegation found no merit in the claim. County records, released last week in response to a public information request filed by the Clovis News Journal, show Universal Investigation Services was paid $1,943.63 to conduct the probe. But […]

Mabry ready for final inspection

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Mabry Drive business owners are happy construction has ended.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com After almost one year of closed traffic lanes and reduced speed limits, construction on Mabry Drive is ready for its final inspection. And business owners along the highway are just as ready. The construction, which began last July, was officially completed in June, according to New Mexico Department of […]

Police job applications up

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Dallas police job applications have more than quadrupled in the aftermath of a man shooting and killing five officers there while wounding nine others and two civilians. Officials said 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings, an average of 38.9 applications submitted daily […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Discussion regarding a proposal for covered horse stalls at the Curry County Events Center is expected to resurface during today’s Curry County Commission special meeting, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Curry County Courthouse. During the June 28 commission meeting, a motion to solicit bids for professional architectural services to construct a metal […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the administration building at 1009 Main Street. Agenda items include: • Consideration of a resolution and official notice of sale of bonds • Discussion allowing sixth-grade students to participate in seventh- and eighth-grade athletic activities • Close-Up Conference update • Consideration […]

Sunday fire takes two hours to contain

Staff report A 100-acre fire between Clovis and Portales took two hours to contain on Sunday, according to Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen. Nolen said the fire started sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon around U.S. 70 and Curry Road 3. The Portales and Texico fire departments assisted with the blaze. Nolen […]

Police blotter — July 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:05 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 500 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard. • 7:57 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 500 block of West Plain Avenue. • 8:27 a.m.: Custodial interference, 900 block of Christopher […]

Pages past — July 26

On this date … 1976: Ronald Reagan announced Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania would be his running mate if he won the Republican presidential nomination. Reagan lost the nomination to Gerald Ford, but became president in 1980, selecting George H. W. Bush as his running mate. Schweiker, who said he was surprised to be named […]

Meetings calendar — July 26

Today Texico City meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Curry County Commission special meeting — 5:15 p.m. Curry County Courthouse, 700 N. Main, Clovis Information: 575-763-6016 Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. Administration building, 1009 Main St., Clovis Information: 575-769-4320 Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 […]

Events calendar — July 26

Today Big Kids Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday Wrap-up Party — 9:30 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver […]

Ethnic fair a cultural showcase

Staff photos: Douglas Clark 
Addison Dominguez, 7, offers a Bollywood dance interpretation during the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair Saturday at Hillcrest Park.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com With the theme “We Are The World” serving as the backdrop, the 25th Clovis / Curry County Ethnic Fair culminated a week’s worth of activities with a vast array of events Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The Roy Walker Community Center hosted a series of cultural workshops throughout the week […]

Officials: Zika mosquitoes no reason to panic

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Mosquitoes with the ability to pass the Zika virus have been found in the Portales area. But it’s not a reason to be fearful, according to state health and local agricultural officials. Patrick Kircher, the Roosevelt County agriculture agent, compares the news  announced last week to West Nile concerns […]

Pages past — July 24

On this date … 1971: Mariachi music filled the air at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The community was celebrating its third annual Fiesta de Portales. Manuelito and Gabriel Cordova were among the younger performers. They lived at 1108 N. Abilene in Portales. 1961: Lynn Berry, 7, and his brother Glenn, 3, were pictured on the […]

Police blotter — July 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 3:50 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 4:14 a.m.: Battery, 1400 block of North Norris Street. • 6:11 a.m.: Burglary (commercial), 100 block of East Sixth Street. • 7 […]

Events calendar — July 24

Monday Movie Monday: “A Goofy Movie,” G — 1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Big Kids Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday Wrap-up […]

Meetings calendar — July 24

Monday Commission on Older Adults — 4 p.m. Baxter-Curren,  908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Parks, Recreation and Beautification — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Clovis-Carver Library Board — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Texico City meeting — 6:30 p.m. City […]

Clinton chooses Sen. Kaine

By Ken Thomas and Alan Suderman The Associated Press TAMPA, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, “I’m thrilled to tell […]

Q&A: New librarian in Clovis open to new programs

Williford

Sara Williford is the new adult services librarian for Clovis-Carver Public Library. She answered questions about books, the library and what patrons can expect in the coming months: What are some of your favorite books? Oh, that isn’t an easy question. Do we go back to “Little House on The Prairie,” which started it all? […]

Berry: Ready for Pokemon after snipe hunts

I had thought I might enlist Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry to help me hunt Pokemons, but he seems to not be very interested. He might change his mind if he knows how good I will be at it. I have a lot of experience with that type of hunting. My first […]

Johnson: Two primates show affinity for alcohol

Images of staggering monkeys and swaying elephants are nothing new in pop culture and, for decades, depictions of drunken animals have worked their way into entertainment. Human opinions are mixed — some want nothing to do with it, others enjoy it — in the animal world, however, human contrived depictions aside, there has long been […]