Clovis Media Inc. names new publisher

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Rob Langrell has more than 20 years newspaper experience.

Staff report Clovis Media Inc. has named Rob Langrell as its new publisher. Langrell will serve as publisher of the two daily newspapers — the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune — as well as oversee the company’s three weekly publications — the Quay County Sun, Cannon Connections and My Eastern New Mexico. Langrell, who […]

Willing hands out in force for Thanksgiving

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The Lighthouse Mission’s annual Thanksgiving dinner begins at 11 a.m. and goes until about 2 p.m.

By David Stevens Editor Clovis has plenty of people in need this holiday season, but there’s also no shortage of those willing to help. Richard Gomez, executive director of the Lighthouse Mission on L. Casillas Boulevard, said he’s already lined up more than enough volunteers to pass out food for Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. […]

Pages past — Nov. 22

On this date … 1970: About 50 De Baca Hall residents were displaced after a fire broke out in a dorm room on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. Officials said the room where the fire started — probably from a candle left burning after students left the room — was gutted. About 4 […]

Letters to the editor — Nov. 22

Spend Thanksgiving cruelty free While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life. And here are some good reasons: • You can brag about pardoning a turkey — like Obama. • You truly are […]

Notebook — Nov. 22

Traffic alert: A news release from Eastern New Mexico University reports: “Construction teams will be trenching across West University Drive directly north of U.S. Highway 70 near the Railroad Tracks in Portales. This construction is expected to start on (Tuesday morning) … and carry through Wednesday.” The release urges motorists to “detour your normal driving […]

Police blotter — Nov. 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 12:12 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 300 block of Wallace Street. • 2:40 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 2900 block of Lore Street. • 4:35 a.m.: Unlawful taking of […]

What’s happening — Nov. 22

Today The Blackwood Legacy Quartet — 6 p.m. Bethel Assembly of God, 1521 N. Norris St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-4100 Monday Thanksgiving Community Service — 6 p.m. First Christian Church, 1700 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-2103 Tuesday Texico City Meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Wednesday Public Works Committee— […]

Veterans of Son Tay Raid made a difference

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Cannon AFB Honor Guard present the colors to start the Son Tay ceremony Friday at Cannon AFB.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Silence filled an MC-130P flying away from Vietnam on Nov. 21, 1970, as the soldiers inside struggled to accept the overwhelming disappointment they had just experienced. This was the picture painted by Vietnam veterans honored Friday on Cannon Air Force Base for their participation in the Son Tay Raid, […]

Notebook — Nov. 21

So you’re ready to start holiday shopping and thinking a new car would look good in Uncle Frank’s garage and sister Helen could use a ruby necklace and … um, finances are the only thing standing between you and your good intentions. Finance professors Jeff Manzi and Randy Guttery from the University of Texas at […]

Pages past — Nov 21

On this date … 1970: Vandalism was rampant around Clovis with 21 incidents reported in four days. Police estimated more than $2,000 had been reported in damages. Most of the destruction included slashed tires, broken car windows and broken car windows. 1960: Clovis city officials reported the recently implemented sales tax had been a “shot […]

Johnson: Share holiday fare with pets in moderation

Being steeped in tradition, perhaps the menu for Thursday is already planned and has been for decades or, for the adventurous, there may be some creative gourmet additions thrown in this year to change things up a little bit. Though variations in the fare do take place, and the spreads range from fancy to simple, […]

Bingo hall owner to withdraw license application

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer Twin Arrow Bingo may not get a wine and beer license after all, but not because of government action. According to city officials, Twin Arrow owner Rocky Bernard plans to withdraw his license application from New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division. “You’ll have to ask him, but he did […]

Wind farm construction winding down

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The blade to a wind turbine rolls down East First Street last week on its way to the Roosevelt Wind project surrounding New Mexico 114.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Construction is winding down for the $430 million wind farms being built off of New Mexico 114 in Roosevelt County. Joe Conte and contractor Cielo Wind Power, who manages the project, said the wind has given Blatner Energy officials — who are constructing the project — some problems in […]

Police blotter — Nov. 20

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 12:07 a.m.: Resisting evading obstructing a police officer, location unknown. • 6:58 a.m.: Careless driving, 1900 block of North Hull Street. • 7:54 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, location unknown. • 9:21 […]

What’s happening — Nov. 20

Today Clovis Chamber Membership Breakfast — 7 a.m. Light House Mission, 407 L Casillas St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 2015 Curry County Extension Holiday Showcase — 10 a.m. Clovis. Information: 575-763-6505 for Location. 2015 Curry County Extension Holiday Showcase — 6 p.m. Clovis. Information: 575-763-6505 for Location. Blood Drive (bloodmobile) — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. […]

County feud escalates

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer A feud between a Curry County commissioner and the county’s financial advisor has escalated. Rob Burpo wants Commissioner Chet Spear’s actions regarding Burpo’s services to become the subject of a criminal investigation. Burpo’s attorney Warren Frost alleges Spear violated New Mexico’s procurement code when he spoke to a competing […]

Notebook — Nov. 20

Say thanks: What are you thankful for this year? Our newspapers would like to share some of your stories of Thanksgiving next week. The topics are obviously endless, and we’d like to hear about everything from new babies to business successes to athletic accomplishments. What has made you thankful in 2015? Email information to Editor […]

Farmer’s ‘work-from-home’ more like ‘live-at-work’

By Audra Brown Local columnist The phrase “work-from-home” might be used to describe the life of a farmer. But it is perhaps more accurate to invert the concept and use the term, “live-at-work.” For the farmer may go home, but he is still at work. His mind is never free of the list of things […]

Pages past — Nov. 20

On this date … 1975: The 67-year-old Barry Hardware building at 405 Main in Clovis caught fire after a heater malfunctioned. Officials said 39 firefighters battled the blaze for more than five hours, limiting the major damage to the roof and second-floor ceiling. Water damage, however, was extensive throughout. Hundreds of shoppers and merchants gathered […]

Smokeout Day challenge to stop lighting up

Staff illustration: Jenna Zamie

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer It’s been 26 years — today — since Rebecca Holt picked up her last cigarette. She quit cold turkey, on a promise that, if she did, her boss would pay her $100. The challenge was spurred by the Great American Smokeout Day, an American Cancer Society event to encourage […]