Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners are meeting at 9 this morning in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Action items include proposals to award a contract for the new jail roof and change County Commission meeting dates. Below is the full list of agenda items: o Discussion and request approval as a house cleaning measure […]

Rural veteran program takes hit

By Aubry Buzek Staff Report abuzek@cnjonline.com A program that affects rural veterans and veterans on waiting lists took a hit Thursday as Republican lawmakers said they would support legislation that would shift money from the “Choice Card” program to cover a $2.6 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs budget. Representative Jeff Miller said […]

Organizers: Draggin’ Main surpassed expectations

Courtesy photo: Doug Downs
Cars weren’t the only thing flying down Main Street Saturday night. Doug Downs flew his drone to get a bird’s-eye view of the spectacle that stretched from 1st Street all the way to 14th Street. Organizers Gene Porter and Byran Boone estimated between eight and 10 thousand participants drove down the brick street Saturday night as part of Draggin’ Main.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com The second annual Draggin’ Main surpassed expectations, organizers said, to the tune of 8,000 to 10,000  participants. “I think it was great,” Bryan Boone, one of the organizers for Draggin’ Main, said. “We had better participation and more cars than we thought we’d have.” Co-organizer Gene Porter said the […]

Farwell official yet to appear before judge

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com It’s been more than a month since a Farwell school board member and his wife were scheduled to appear before a judge to face allegations they provided alcohol to minors. But Parmer County Clerk Gerri Bowers said Friday she has no record Kendall and Tracy Devault were cited or […]

Police: Man wanted for questioning in robbery located

Staff Report The Clovis Police Department announced Monday they located a man wanted for questioning regarding a robbery that occured at the Hillcrest Car Wash June 23. A CPD Facebook post thanked the community for their assistance in locating 21 year old Isaiah Carver, but Public Information Officer Daron Roach could not verify if a […]

Texas clerks waiting on corrected certificates

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com While the Supreme Court on Friday overturned a decision to ban same-sex marriages, many couples are having to wait to tie the knot until software updates change forms from “man and woman” to “applicant 1 and 2.” That’s the holdup in nearby Parmer and Bailey County, where county clerks […]

Pages past — June 30

On this date … 1975: Memorial Hospital of Clovis’ membership voted 23-3 to transfer all assets and liabilities to Presbyterian Hospital Center of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque hospital group assumed management the next day and began working on plans for a new hospital. Clovis Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1939 at 12th and Thornton, closed in […]

Police blotter — June 30

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:25 a.m.: Battery report, 1400 block of East Mabry Drive. • 1:45 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1000, 900 block of North Hull Street. • 1:53 a.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Rencher Street. […]

What’s happening — June 30

Today Pet Parade — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840 Big Kids’ Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis Information: 575-769-7840 Curry County Commission Meeting — 9 a.m. Clovis Carver-Library North Annex, 701 N. Main. St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — […]

Senate votes to end special food allowance

By Tom Philpott Military update The Senate has voted to end a special food allowance stateside that was conceived 14 years ago primarily to avoid more news reports of military families using food stamps. On that original goal it failed miserably. The idea behind the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA) was to offer junior enlisted […]

Notebook — June 30

Orange cone alert … New Mexico Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. The subject is proposed improvements to US 60/70/84, Mabry Drive in Clovis. About $9 million worth of work is slated to start on Monday.   She’s a winner … Congratulations to Noelle Bartl, […]

Letter to the editor — June 30

Christian’s duty to proclaim God’s judgment In Psalm 51, King David wrote: “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your loving kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” God’s notion of sin today has been abandoned […]

Nostalgia rides on Main

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
Klayton Nixon, 8, and Kaylee Nixon, 4, of Clovis, cruised around the Draggin’ Main car show in a tiny Ford Mustang Saturday at the Curry County Events Center.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Saturday was the one day of the year when burnouts, excessive honking, and street-rumbling stereos were not only acceptable, they were encouraged among the multitudes of cars parading up and down Main Street. When a Mazda RX-8 peeled out at the corner of Seventh and Main Street, creating smoke […]

What’s happening — June 28

Today 32nd Annual Plateau “Custom Classic” Softball Tournament — 7 p.m. Guy leeder Softball Complex, 14th and Sycamore Information: 575-762-8977 Monday Balto Free Movie — 1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Pet Parade — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840 Big Kids’ Hour — 10 a.m. […]

Portales newsroom in for a long month

By Alisa Boswell Deputy Editor It’s Friday night, and it’s quiet. I’m watching an episode of Full House while ruining the workout I just did with a few Doritos and a beer. Don’t judge me. It’s been a day. Besides, I like to think the carbs reinforce the muscles in my thighs. Friday started off […]

Pages past — June 28

On this date … 1975: A shortage of railroad cars to transport grain from storage facilities was a concern to area elevator operators. A Melrose manager told Clovis News-Journal reporter Jerry Large he was “at the mercy of the railroad” and nearing capacity. In Grier, an operator said he could only hold out maybe 10 […]

Q&A: State representative talks education, gambling

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of continuing question-and-answer sessions with area leaders. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, is a first-term state representative for District 64. He is also a three-term Clovis city commissioner. Question: Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera was met by protesters during her recent visit to Clovis who feel the state’s […]

Analysis: Natural Chem’s story a familiar one

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Natural Chem wants to bring a trio of renewable energy plants to Clovis. That’s because CEO Robert Salazar said Clovis has the right ingredients to make their biodiesel, liquefied natural gas and glycerin facilities successful. It’s a familiar story. • That was the story late last year in Portales, […]

Police blotter — June 28

 Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations:   Thursday • 1:50 a.m.: Shoplifting, 300 block of North Prince Street. • 6:25 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1800 block of Axtell Street. • 6:48 a.m.: Remote financial services act violation, 800 block of […]

Actor William Shatner stops in Tucumcari

Staff photo: Thomas Garcia
William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth prepare to leave Tucumcari on Saturday, heading west. They're traveling Route 66 to raise awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Staff report TUCUMCARI — Actor William Shatner briefly stopped Saturday in Tucumcari, traveling from St. Louis to Los Angeles along old Route 66 as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Shatner is best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series. […]