Meetings calendar — Nov. 18

Today Board of county commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Monday Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 This calendar is a daily listing of area publics. To place an item on the calendar, […]

Police blotter — Nov. 18

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 6:31 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 1300 block of Axtell Street. • 8:25 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1100 block of Hinkle Street. • 9:36 a.m.: Obedience to traffic control device (red light), Llano Estacado […]

Opinion: Auctions test of self-control

By Audra Brown Local columnist How hard is it to refrain from scratching that itch on your nose? Now imagine that it’s more than just an itch; it’s a big, black fly that just landed on your forward cartilage extension. Your hand wants to just shoot up and get rid of the pesky pest. But […]

District court creates ‘forever families’

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor aboswell@pntonline.com Ninth Judicial District Judge Donna Mowrer says National Adoption Day is her favorite day in her job, because everyone leaves happy. That’s not to say there are no tears. Plenty of tears were shed Wednesday afternoon in the Portales district courtroom as parents shared their stories of how their […]

Officials: Lottery scholarship may be affected by cuts

By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer kmunz-raper@pntonline.com The upcoming January legislative session may bring with it more potential changes to higher education. Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College officials said the state lottery scholarship program may be affected if more cuts are made during the session, although cuts and adjustments are not official, and […]

CMS music director leaves with fond memories

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Alan Dropps has spent the last 31 years imparting his love and passion for music to Clovis Municipal Schools students — and although the district’s Director of Music Education wraps up his final day on the job Nov. 30, he said he will walk away with a lifetime of […]

Opinion: Students get national, international exposure

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist The past couple of weeks have been eventful at Clovis High School in terms of participating in important national and international events. Mesdames Jennifer Kelley and Diana Huey, French teachers at CHS, celebrated National French Week to provide a lively learning opportunity for their French students. Each day began with […]

Weather prompts warnings across state, area

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Strong winds and low relative humidity are expected across New Mexico today and Friday, prompting a warning from the National Weather Service and the city of Clovis. About 2 p.m. Wednesday, the city of Clovis notified locals via an online alert system about a Red Flag Warning. The Red […]

Opinion: Library book sale major bargain

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Twelve thousand of us who live in eastern New Mexico have something rather special in common: We are card-carrying patrons of the Portales Public Library. Those cards give us free access to 60,000 books, a room full of videos and audiobooks, and thousands of e-books and e-audios you can download […]

Pages past — Nov. 17

On this date … 1976: A plane that left the Portales airport “suddenly … leaving one man behind,” had landed in Santa Rosa, where police conducted a pot raid. The Associated Press reported six men were arrested — including the one left behind in Portales. The plane contained 1,419 pounds of marijuana. 1971: A Texico […]

Events calendar — Nov. 17

Today Ribbon Cutting — 7 a.m. Curry County Administrative Offices, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Axtell side. Information: 575-763-3435 Transitioning to a Facility and Letting Go of Possessions — 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Cheyenne Trails Apartments, 1504 Red Cloud Pl., Clovis. Information: 575-356-8576 So Grateful Celebration — 7 p.m. Bethel Assembly of God, 1521 N. Norris St., […]

Meetings calendar — Nov. 17

Friday Board of county commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Monday Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 This calendar is a daily listing of area publics. To place an item on the calendar, […]

Police blotter — Nov. 17

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 7:38 a.m.: Oncoming traffic, 14th and Sheldon. • 8:04 a.m.: Emerging from private drive (muni), 1100 block of North Hull Street. • 9:37 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 500 block of US Highway 70. • […]

New rules may mean concession stand changes

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com In order to comply with state regulations that will be applied early next year, booster clubs may have to make some revisions with regard to what items will be offered to patrons at Clovis Municipal Schools concession stands. During Tuesday’s board meeting Deputy Superintendent Carrie Bunce initiated discussion of […]

Man accused in shooting faces drug charges

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A man accused of shooting a Clovis police officer earlier this year is also facing unrelated charges from 2015 in which he is accused of drug possession and assault on a peace officer. Anthony M. Baca, 34, was in court on Tuesday asking evidence in the 2015 case be […]

Fire breaks out at auto repair shop

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis firefighters battle the blaze at Affordable Automotive near the intersection of Seventh and Ash streets.

Staff report Cars in for repair were destroyed and one person was treated for burns after a fire broke out at an auto repair shop in the 700 block of Ash Street in Clovis on Tuesday afternoon. “I understand they were working on a vehicle and somehow something got going,” said Clovis Fire Department Battalion […]

Change brings new name, expanded distribution

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By Rob Langrell Publisher Change is important in any industry — journalism is no different. Beginning Sunday, our staff will begin producing an innovative newspaper that will be distributed across the High Plains region of New Mexico and into the western portion of Texas. Let me be the first to introduce you to The Eastern […]

EPCOG official named for award

Staff report Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon, economic development director for Eastern Plains Council of Governments, was recently named one of six recipients of the New Mexico IDEA association’s annual awards. NMIDEA President Therese Varela announced the awards in a news release. It recognized individuals for their outstanding contribution and efforts on behalf of the association, their […]

Meetings calendar — Nov. 16

Friday Board of county commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 This calendar is a daily listing of area publics. To place an item on the calendar, call the newsroom at 575-763-6991 or e-mail: cmondragon@cnjonline.com

Events calendar — Nov. 16

Today Thanksgiving Potluck — 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way., Portales. Information: 575-356-8576 Healthier Holiday Habits — 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Community Services Center, Community Room, 1100 Community Way., Portales. Information: 575-356-8576 Thursday Ribbon Cutting — 7 a.m. Curry County Administrative Offices, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Axtell side. Information: 575-763-3435 Transitioning to a […]