Police blotter — Oct. 9

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 9:20 a.m.: Abandoned vehicle, Second Street and Grand Avenue. • 10:52 a.m.: Failure to yield stop sign, Pile and 10th streets. • 11:57 a.m.: Battery, 1200 block of North Pile Street. • 2:07 p.m.: […]

Letter to the editor — Oct. 9

Legislating ills of world pointless By design, life is essentially a series of events varying in a wide range of good to bad consequences. Attempts to legislate the prohibition of all the bad or negative aspects of life is pointless. This country is governed by the rule of law, yet we have yet to somehow […]

Rain closes county roads

Staff report Curry County on Thursday closed three county roads and declared six  others “hazardous” after upwards of 2 inches of rain pummeled the region on Wednesday. Eastern New Mexico is under a flash flood watch until 8 tonight. Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Dan Heerding said water also will remain over the road around […]

Heavy rains closing area streets

Area streets have been closed and officials are urging caution as heavy rains have fallen across the city tonight. City Manager Larry Fry said 14th street near Dennis Chavez Lake is closed. He said U.S. 60/84 and Grand Street west of Main are also closed. County Road 16 from County Road E to State Road […]

Tucumcari woman trying to keep Rawhide memories rollin’

Courtesy photo: Rosie Walker
Rawhide cast members Paul Brinegar and Clint Eastwood posed with fans for this photo behind the Tucumcari Hall Motel in 1959. Rosie Walker, who lives in Mission Texas, said she's not sure who took the photo but her family members include Edna Mae Smelley of Clovis, left, and Imogene Turpin, just to Brinegar's right. Both of Walker's aunts had traveled to Tucumcari in hopes of meeting 'Rawhide' cast members.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ — a Tucumcari woman is trying to keep those memories rollin’ about the time five episodes of the television show “Rawhide” were filmed at ranches near Tucumcari in 1959. Karen Alarcon, who works for radio stations KTNM and KQAY in Tucumcari, said she was talking about the […]

Drug court program celebrates 100th graduation

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
Judge Donna Mowrer, right, laughs with Percy Herrera as she presents her with her Hartley coin for graduating from the drug program. The coin is in honor of former Judge Teddy Hartley, who spearheaded beginning the 9th Judicial District drug court program in 2006.

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com Participating in the 9th Judicial District drug court program is an “intense process” but one that is well worth it, according to numerous participants and graduates. There was no shortage of tears Wednesday afternoon as the main courtroom of the Roosevelt County Courthouse played host to a full house […]

Local roundup — Oct. 8

Meth charges net 2-year prison sentence A 49-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday on charges he was  trafficking methamphetamine,  according to a news release from prosecutors. District Attorney Andrea Reeb said in the release that Kelly Jaramillo was found guilty on Aug. 25 by a Curry County jury in a […]

Planting bluebonnets act of optimism

By Betty Williamson Local columnist This week marks the completion of my fourth year of writing this column. While I never lack for topics, sometimes — especially in weeks that involve devastating flooding, the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital, and yet another school shooting — writing “a bit of good news” feels a […]

Human resources hard at work

Henry Ford has been quoted as remarking, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” This brings to mind an important and essential team of the Clovis Municipal Schools, our Human Resources Department. Headed up by Executive Director Kerry Parker, assisted by Director Renee Mestas and their dynamic staff, […]

Breast Cancer Awareness events

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The following events are happening in the area to increase awareness of the disease: Friday • Portales High School soccer, Breast Cancer Awareness Games — 3 p.m. girls game. 5 p.m. boys game.  Portales High School Soccer Field.  Proceeds will benefit the Portales/Roosevelt County Relay for Life and […]

CCC board approves equipment replacement

Staff report The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a network equipment replacement purchase of $128,539. The purchase is for 28 network switches, an Internet-technology plan upgrade for the understructure of the college, said college President Becky Rowley.

Pages past — Oct. 8

On this date … 1990: Curry County Fair Board members decided the Clovis Fun Dancers would perform one night at the 1991 fair and receive $300. The dancers had offered a three-night performance package, but board members said it was too early to commit to three nights. 1975: Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s volleyball team […]

Notebook — Oct. 8

New volunteers: Eastern New Mexico has 10 new volunteers for CASA — court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. District Court Judge David Reeb swore in the volunteers on Tuesday, according to a news release from CASA. The volunteers took an oath promising to advocate for the best interests of a child, the release […]

Police blotter — Oct. 8

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 2:08 a.m.: shoplifting up to $500, 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 5:40 a.m.: Criminal trespass, 1100 block of Jones Street. • 7:56 a.m.: Failure to yield stop sign, Hull and Tenth streets. […]

What’s happening — Oct. 8

Today Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m. Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 Curry County Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting — 11 a.m. Texico Fire Department, 120 N Turner St, Texico. Information: 575-763-6016 Ribbon Cutting for the CCC Physical Therapy Assistant Program — 11 a.m. CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., […]

Officials square off on conflict of interest

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com An email between Curry County commissioners last week found its way into discussion during the Tuesday commission meeting, as one commissioner had serious reservations about another’s actions involving his business with a project funded by county taxpayers. Commissioner Angelina Baca addressed the commission midway through its meeting at the […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission met Tuesday evening at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Chairman Ben McDaniel was not present. Commissioner Wendell Bostwick conducted the meeting in his absence. Unless otherwise noted, items listed below were approved on 4-0 votes. • The commission rescinded its 2013 ordinance on industrial revenue bonds, relegating the […]

Port of entry relocation to cost $1.5 million

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The New Mexico Visitors Center near Texico has been closed since September 2014 due to staffing issues.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Taxpayers will spend about $1.5 million to relocate and transform the port of entry at Texico, according to Greg Fouratt, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Officials last month announced plans to move the port of entry to the former visitor’s center about two miles west […]

What’s happening — Oct. 7

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting — 8 a.m. CCC, Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis Information: 575-769-4001 Regional Public Hearing — 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Baxter -Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7908 Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Leal’s Mexican Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: […]

English, Spanish have many false cognitives

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Most of us know what amigo and compadre mean, even non-Spanish speakers. And sometimes we can pull a Fred Sanford and act like we know Spanish by adding an “o” to words like “Bring-o el TV remote control-o.” That doesn’t work often though, and it can get you into trouble. […]