Roosevelt commission names new county manager

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Amber Hamilton, a Roosevelt County native, has been named its new county manager. County Commission Chairman Kendell Buzard said commissioners offered the job to Hamilton on Wednesday and she accepted. “I want to serve the community in a broader way than I have and I’m excited for this new […]

Thanks to teachers who go the extra mile

Sandia Elementary principal Mike Read recently called to let us know that a class at Sandia was going to be launching rockets. Too good of an opportunity to pass up, we contacted the teacher doing the project and made arrangements to come by. Michelle Tusher, who teaches a range of students from various grades is […]

Pages past — Sept. 18

On this date … 1960: A man accused of stealing $32,000 from a New Jersey bank on Sept. 12 was arrested in Clovis. City Police Chief Ollie Damron, Capt. Lloyd Niece of the Clovis PD and FBI Agent Frank Haines arrested the Long Branch, N.J., man at Hotel Clovis. The suspect told the officers he […]

Police blotter — Sept. 18

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday ∞ 12:14 a.m.: Shots fired, 1500 block of U.S. 60. ∞ 12:38 a.m.: Remove subject, 3700 block of North Prince Street. ∞ 3:03 a.m.: Battery, 800 block of Gidding Street. ∞ 4:22 a.m.: Missing person, 10 block of Sparrow Court. ∞ 5:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:45 p.m. executive session for discussion of the acquisition of water rights. • An ordinance to amend city code to define adult entertainment, should anybody wish to set up a strip club […]

What’s happening — Sept. 18

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis- Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting — 10 a.m., Memorial building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Studio — 4:30 p.m., Rooney […]

Engineers review work on airport’s long-term plan

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Engineers working on the long-term plan for the Clovis Municipal Airport are optimistic a draft can be in front of the Clovis City Commission for approval by the end of the year. Representatives with KSA Engineers gave an overview of the airport master plan Tuesday night at city hall, […]

Commission votes to raise gross receipts tax

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Minutes before Curry County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise gross receipts taxes, the only dissenter, Commissioner Robert Sandoval, criticized the group for failing to offer specifics on how the new money generated will be spent. “The public does not trust us,” said Sandoval. “They don’t. They’ve told us […]

Public entities share updates at quarterly luncheon

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com For about 75 minutes Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Clovis’ largest public entities brought others up to speed with each other over lunch at the Clovis Civic Center. The quarterly luncheon, Mayor David Lansford said, offers entities to build and expand relationships and improve channels of communication. The following entities […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. Items on the agenda include: • Consideration/action for change that would be increasing the Ute Water Project’s contract to allow for setbacks such as windy days, according to program manager Paul van Gulick. • […]

County attorney’s contract approved

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioner-Elect Chet Spear’s request Tuesday to postpone granting County Attorney Steve Doerr a new two-year contract fell on all but one deaf ear. Commissioners approved the contract with a $10 and hour raise for Doerr on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Wendell Bostwick the only dissenter. Doerr’s […]

Going to avoid typing myself into another movie wager

“How,” I asked myself, “did I type my way into this one?” I went to the ends of the earth, bottles and candy bar in the passenger seat, wondering that very question. Answer: That’s what happens when you wager with your sister. Well, Holly’s not really my sister, and 12 miles of Interstate 40 doesn’t […]

Pages past — Sept. 17

On this date … 1968: Carola Moore of Clovis was Miss Curry County, appearing at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. That’s how she came to receive a hug from popular recording artist Eddy Arnold, who posed for photos before performing at the fair’s rodeo. 1961: Catherine Stern, of 141 E. Yucca in Clovis, […]

Police blotter — Sept. 17

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:14 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1300 block of West 15th Street. • 3:41 a.m.: Arson, 900 block of Piersall Avenue. • 5:49 a.m.: Prowlers, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 6:18 a.m.: Trespass in progress, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 7:46 a.m.: […]

What’s happening — Sept. 17

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m., Assembly room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — 11:30 a.m., North Annex, Clovis- Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility […]

Sorghum crop booming

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Corn guzzles water. Sorghum sips it. Both make good feed for beef and dairy cattle. There you have it, the recipe for one of the largest sorghum crops in recent memory across eastern New Mexico and most of the state. The USDA’s latest forecast calls for about a 5 […]

Commissioner-elect raises spending concerns

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com One of the two people poised to take a seat on the Curry County Commission in January contends commissioners are about to hamstring him with two issues on the agenda for action today. Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. in the Clovis Carver Library’s north annex and are expected to […]

Military update: VA hospitals in need of more personnel

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs “tens of thousands” more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert “Bob” McDonald, told lawmakers last week at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The size of the staff shortage, McDonald said, explains why VA has launched “a […]

Pages past — Sept. 16

On this date … 1974: Midwest Video Corp, Clovis’ cable TV provider, informed customers that Eastern New Mexico University’s new educational station was being carried on channel 3. Some fine tuning might be needed, MVC said. “If 3 is bothering 2 or 4, your fine tuning may need adjustment there too,” an advertisement in the […]

Police blotter — Sept. 16

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday ∞ 12:28 a.m.: Shots fired, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. ∞ 6:31 a.m.: Domestic report, 1200 block of Colonial Parkway. ∞ 10:33 a.m.: Theft, 900 block of North Main Street. ∞ 12:15 p.m.: Fraud, 1500 block of Westchester Avenue. ∞ 1:49 p.m.: Harassment, 200 […]