Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations Tuesday May 26. • 12:32 a.m.: Domestic report, Robin Road. • 12:58 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 3100 block of West Brady Avenue. • 7:31 a.m.: Theft report, 100 block of Merrill Drive. • 7:41 a.m.: Gas […]

What’s happening

Today Spencer Benefit Golf Tournament with Ray Benson Launches ‘The Swing’— 7 a.m Pre-performance catfish buffet tickets ($20) 1 08 Spencer Road, Airport Highway 220, Alto Information: 575-336-4800 or (888) 818-7872 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Masters Center Conference Room, 810 E 21st Information: 749-2995 Friday Asleep at the Wheel — 5:15 p.m. Dawg […]

Education Briefs

UNM Law Camp A local middle school student with big dreams of becoming a U.S. Marine Corps officer and attorney landed a coveted opportunity to get his feet wet in the law field this summer. Fidel Ortiz, a seventh grade student who will be attending Gattis Middle School in the fall, was selected for the […]

Solution found for street flooding

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
The Clovis Public Works Department is hoping a pipeline system under 14th Street leading to a manhole on 13th Street, will be a stop-gap solution to prevent constant closures of the stretch of 14th adjacent to Dennis Chavez Park, such as this one over the weekend.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Whenever the city of Clovis has received heavy rains recently, the public works department has responded by closing the section of 14th Street adjacent to Dennis Chavez Park, then bringing equipment to pump excess storm drain water to a manhole on 13th street that provides access to the city’s […]

School board president resigns

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education President Ken Urban announced his resignation from his position and seat at the regular meeting Tuesday. In a letter to the board, Urban said his resignation effective May 31 is due to the relocation of his company’s headquarters to Alabama. “With all this […]

Kids go bananas with technology


By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com More than 50 kids were let loose to go bananas with technology at the Clovis-Carver Public Library Tuesday. At one exhibit bananas were the technology, as kids learned how to use a “MakeyMakey” to turn the fruit into piano keys and controllers for a video game. “They really love […]

Ground broken on Cannon medical clinic

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Col. Ben Maitre, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, has a conversation with Meredith Bender and Dave Wagner of JE Dunn Construction prior to the Tuesday afternoon groundbreaking ceremony for the new medical clinic. Bender worked for 40 years and was present for the 1968 groundbreaking of the current facility, which will be replaced in 2018 by the $53 million facility.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com With seven shovels — six silver, one gold — pointed into the earth, people associated with Cannon Air Force Base’s past, present and future in medical care dug into the future site of the new Cannon Medical Clinic. A groundbreaking was held Tuesday afternoon for the $53 million project, […]

Search for stars turned away

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Star Search A bank-robbing scene was being filmed Monday for the upcoming movie, “Comancheria,” on Abilene Street in Portales. The scene took place outside Charles Brooks’ optometry office that was transformed into the Texas Midlands Bank (the fictional bank chain the actors will be robbing in the film). By the time we […]

Summer fun can be had for free

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Summer vacation has officially begun for me, and so I find myself thinking about my childhood summers. They were the bomb. Not because we had money and went to Disneyland or The Grand Canyon. Most of our summer fun was free. What kind of fun in the sun can you […]

Police investigating mail fraud

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Among 48 pieces of alleged fraudulent express mail, a check for $1,980 was discovered on Friday in California — and the bank account had Curry County’s name on it. Curry County Deputy Clerk Cindy Smith said she first learned of the fraud on Friday when she received a call […]

Plenty of reasons to be happy in May

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor May means plenty of reasons to be happy. The end of another school year for our area youth. The end of another college semester for those kids who just didn’t quite have their fill of school. My birthday. Oh, there’s another one … that’s it. May is also the usual […]

Pages past — May 27

On this date … 1975: Clovis was making final preparations to open its two public swimming pools for the summer. City Recreation Director Ash Grandy said admission would be 50 cents for children and 75 cents for adults at Hillcrest Pool. Potter Pool admission was 25 cents for children and 50 cents for adults. 1955: […]

Notebook — May 27

New chair … • Portales native and Clovis Civic Center General Manager Misty Bertrand is the new Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) chairperson for United Way of Eastern New Mexico. The organization helps support UWENM with donations. Bertrand wants WIN to take a larger role in UWENM’s Successful You Career Closet, which provides interview outfits and […]

What’s happening — May 27

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m. Room 512 Clovis, 417 Schepps Blvd. Information: Beverly Aragon 575-769-4001 Animal control task force — 5:30 p.m. Assembly Room, Clovis city hall, 321 N. Connelly Street. Information: Claire H. Burroughes 575-763-9653 Public works committee — 8:30 a.m. Clovis city hall, 321 Connelly Information: 575-769-7828 […]

Police blotter — May 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 4:41 p.m.: Battery on  a healthcare worker, 3200 block of Gidding Street. • 9:01 p.m.: Battery on a healthcare worker, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Friday • 2:37 a.m: Possession […]

Finding out adulthood is a work in progress

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer I celebrated my 27th birthday Friday in Amarillo. That night I toasted the adult milestones I hit in my 26th year (started working and learning in a new profession, bought my first house, adopted two dogs, paid off my first car) and for the first time I felt pretty convinced […]

New memorial stone honors ship, crew

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
John Fondrick, DAV President and organizer of the annual Memorial Day Observance, raises the flags during the ceremony Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com A new memorial stone sits at the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery, laid into freshly broken ground and engraved with the words “USS Frank E. Evans DD754: May we never forget the ship, the crews who proudly sailed her, and those who paid the ultimate price while serving their […]

Safety program highlights nature’s dangers

Staff Report When it comes to snakes in eastern New Mexico, Oasis State Park Technician Valerie Russ says “we’ve got them all around here.” Russ and Oasis State Park seasonal worker Gabriel Garcia teamed up Saturday evening to fill in campers and hikers on the dangers of snakes, weather, and insects while enjoying the outdoors. […]

Food program aims to bridge summer gap

Staff Report All children under 18 in Curry County are eligible for free meals through the Sacred Heart Summer Food Service from June 1st to July 31st. The federally funded program aims to bridge the gap between the school years for student nutrition. “It’s basically the same thing as the school lunch,” said Program Director […]

What’s happening — May 26

Tuesday Parachute factory— 1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library 701 N. Main Street Information: 575-769-7840 Teen volunteer training— 4 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library 701 N. Main Street Information: 575-769-7840 Clovis Municipal Schools Board — 5:30 p.m. Adminstration Building, 1009 Main St. Inspirational speaker: Mitch Gray— 6 p.m. 1100 W 21st St. Mental Health Resources Conference Room […]