Clovis’ Hastings to close its doors

Staff report Clovis’ Hastings is one of 126 Hastings Entertainment stores closing its doors within the next three months. The announcement issued by the Amarillo-based retail chain Thursday morning comes on the heels of bankruptcy proceedings in a Delaware court, which ended Wednesday, according to a statement from Peyton Burgess, a media consultant for Hastings. […]

Opinion: Some milestones different in country life

By Audra Brown Local columnist Graduations, birthdays, your first solo tractor-driving job … Designated markers of time and accomplishment are important to us. They come in all sizes. Some are celebrated by many, some are celebrated by a few, and some are celebrated in solitude. Some are unique to the individual, but many are shared […]

Pages past — July 22

On this date … 1976: The Clovis Fire Department had statistics that showed one in 10 calls for service involved fire outside the city limits. Fire outside the city limits caused an estimated $34,000 in property damages in 1975, the Clovis News-Journal reported. 1946: Four Roosevelt County residents had been honored with Selective Service medals. […]

Events calendar — July 22

Saturday 2016 Ethnic Fair — 8 a.m. Hillcrest Park, 14th and Sycamore streets., Clovis. Information: 575-749-6570 Ribbon Cutting – Homespot — 2 p.m. Homespot, 3211 N. Prince St., Clovis. 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. […]

Meetings calendar — July 22

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 […]

Reader reaction — July 21

We asked our Facebook followers:  “Do you think Donald Trump would be a good president?” • Cristin Stewart: I am not crazy about either option, but at least we can move forward with a hope that some of Trump’s ideas might help. At least he has a vision for a better future and with the […]

Official: Train warning depends on traffic

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Jacob Harper's pickup collided with a train Tuesday at a railroad crossing south of Clovis.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com There was no active warning gate at a railroad crossing and Curry Road 7, the spot where 37-year-old Jacob Harper’s pickup on Tuesday collided with a train south of Clovis. No major injuries were reported after the collision, but Harper’s smashed vehicle in the aftermath provided evidence of the […]

Action declined on county rules of conduct

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A recently censured Curry County commissioner’s effort to garner approval of rules of conduct for the body failed Tuesday, as other commission members declined discussion or action on the resolution. “There were Rules of Conduct for county commissioners when I took office and that was rescinded,” said Vice Chairman […]

Police blotter — July 21

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 2:24 a.m.: Runaway. • 7:33 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 500 block of LaSalle Drive. • 7:43 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 100 block of North Main Street. • 8:31 a.m.: Criminal damage up to […]

Shuttered school’s potential discussed at public works meeting

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Does the recently shuttered Ranchvale Elementary School have potential as a vocational education training site? A Clovis resident is imploring school district officials to examine the possibility as a means of opening a myriad of avenues for area students. During Wednesday’s Clovis Public Works Committee meeting, Clovis Municipal Schools […]

Opinion: Volunteers will receive warm welcome

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Earlier this week I called the Roosevelt County Extension Office to get contact information for Perci Urias, a longtime local 4-H leader who recently received the statewide “Friend of 4-H” award — a well-deserved honor. Perci was profiled, somewhat reluctantly, for Tuesday’s Portales News-Tribune. Like many of the best volunteers, […]

Pages past — July 21

On this date … 1976: Plans for city and county officials to consider costs related to a  new hospital hit a snag just as their meeting started. Clovis’ assistant district attorney warned they could be in violation of the state’s Open Meetings Act. Assistant DA Bill Bonem told Curry County commissioners they would be in […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Requested approval of adoption of Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) budget changes. • Requested approval of adoption of non-DFA budget changes. • Requested approval of the proposed preliminary plat in the […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Finance Committee

The Clovis Finance Committee held a meeting Wednesday at the Clovis Police Department Conference Room. City Manager Larry Fry, Commissioner Fidel Madrid, Commissioner Gary Elliott and Finance Director Leighann Melancon were present. • Melancon presented the finance report starting with the revenue and expenditure summary for the month of June. Melancon said the city began […]

CCC board approves iPad purchase

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning approved changes to the college catalog and approved purchase of 280 Apple iPads to be utilized in the nursing program. The iPad purchase price was $199,171.90. The money will come from nursing expansion funds provided by the New Mexico […]

Events calendar — July 21

Today Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Healing service — 7 p.m. Living Word Church of God, 3719 E. 21st., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6796 Ethnic Fair workshops — 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. $5 per session. Roy Walker Community Center, 316 W 2nd St., Clovis. Information: Selmus Price 575-749-6570. […]

Meetings calendar — July 21

Today ENMWUA meeting — 10 a.m. City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida. Information: 575-935-4262 City Commission — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 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 […]

Letter to the editor — July 20

Stopping to help classy behavior Recently I was in the process of dumping a rather large load of unneeded items into the city’s dumpster. That’s when I realized,  after having arm surgery a couple of months ago, I couldn’t pick up my own big plastic trash bag on wheels to empty it. The city’s sanitation […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee

The Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee met Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Some highlights: • The 25th annual Ethnic Fair is set for Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The committee will begin setting up at 7 a.m. The event schedule begins at 8 a.m. with a food drive. • Committee Chairman and Ethnic Fair […]

Pages past — July 20

On this date … 1971: Most of eastern New Mexico awoke to a soaking, gentle rain. John C. White of Hollene, 24 miles northeast of Clovis, said he recorded about 2 inches of rain. Jerry Lofton, also of the Hollene area, said he received 1.6 inches. Clovis and Portales each reported about a half inch […]