Notebook: July 25

Road work… Watch out for road crews on N.M. 88 near Portales. Starting Monday, state Department of Transportation works will be out there blading and patching potholes. Could be traffic interruptions there for the next two weeks. Game time… If you’re into gaming, head for the Clovis-Carver Public Library today. Family Game Day is 10 […]

Commission moves on jail roof repair

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com The Curry County jail was put in the spotlight during a Curry County Commission special meeting Thursday morning, which resulted in a decision on a roofing contract and mold remediation. After a presentation from Jim Koontz, the roof engineer overseeing the project, commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward on […]

This looks like a job for chains

There are those items that a person should never be without. Duct tape, a roll of blue paper towels, an assortment of nylon ties, some rust-penetrating spray lubricant, a 15-inch crescent, mid-sized pipe wrench, some GOJO degreasing hand cleaner, and a good chain. Nothing can quite replace a decent length of flexible steel. What else […]

Four Roosevelt County inmates sent to hospital

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com Four inmates from Roosevelt County Detention Center were transported to the hospital Monday night, but officials said the incident was not related to detention officers finding contraband in a cell. Jail Administrator Mark Gallegos confirmed Thursday that four inmates were transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after they began showing […]

Border Town Days kick off Saturday

Staff Report The annual Border Town Days celebration features activities and social events all day Saturday in Texico and Farwell. Activities kick off with a 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk 8 a.m. (CDT) at the First Baptist Church of Farwell. All proceeds go to senior citizens of Farwell, and there are awards for […]

Police blotter: July 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday: • 12:58 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 6:36 a.m.; Fraudulent use of a credit card over $500, 100 block of East Second Street. • 7:27 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 1000 […]

State board seeking volunteer members

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The Clovis area New Mexico Child Abuse & Neglect Citizen Review Board, an oversight committee that monitors children in foster care, is in desperate need of volunteer board members, according to volunteer Mary Carr. “We are bringing in volunteers here from Portales because we don’t have any Clovis volunteers […]

What’s happening: July 24

Today Curry County Water Fair — 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Plains Council Of Governments , 418 Main Street,. Clovis. Information: (575) 762-7714. Free Milk — 10 a.m. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, 2217 E. Brady Ave. Clovis. Information: 575-763-6130 Saturday Salvation Army Pancake Breakfast— 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. The Salvation Army, […]

Woman sentenced for drug trafficking

Staff report A Deming woman was sentenced Thursday to 78 months in prison in accordance with a plea agreement on charges related to trafficking methamphetamine, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Tina Tafoya, 33, will also be required to serve five years of supervised probation. According to the release: • Along […]

Pages Past: July 24

On this date … 1975: A Clovis News-Journal review by Diana Seiffert began, “Go. Even if it’s the last two dollars in your pocket you’ll be spending, don’t miss ENMU’s ‘Man of La Mancha.’” The Eastern New Mexico University school of music had put together “one of the most natural pieces of theater to come […]

Notebook: July 24

Baskett honors… • They’re planning a big bash Aug. 15 for Clovis icon Hank Baskett Jr. He’s retiring as executive director after more than 20 years with Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. The retirement party is actually a fundraiser for Oasis…way to go Hank. Call the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce 575-763-3435. Good food and… • […]

Notebook: July 23

Jail talk… • Don’t forget today’s special meeting to hash out issues at the Curry County jail. Commissioners meet at  9 a.m. in the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. They are expected to approve a $400,000 contract to repair the sieve of a roof at  the county’s troubled lockup. A citizens group is also planning a […]

Resident wins game of chicken with city

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis chicken owner Mary-Beth Bouchard may have reached a compromise with the city allowing her to keep chickens at her home. Bouchard met with city officials Wednesday to discuss a variance, which is a request to deviate from the limits of an ordinance or zoning requirement, that would come […]

CMS ag educator named AgriScience Ambassador

Staff Report Clovis Municipal Schools Agriculture Educator Kalynn Baldock was recently named an AgriScience Ambassador after completing the 13th annual DuPont National AgriScience Teachers Ambassador Academy July 22 at Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Maryland. The NATAA “Ag Academy” is a professional development institute sponsored by DuPont and the National Association of Agriculture Educators. According to […]

Wayland Baptist University offering new online degree

Staff Report Wayland Baptist University will begin offering an online doctor of management degree program next summer, according to a release from the university. The degree prepares students to work in various business settings as consultants or leaders with the knowledge to deal with complex issues involving the management of an organization, the release said. […]

Food bank to give away milk

STAFF REPORT If you need some milk Friday, head on over to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico to pick up a free half gallon … or four. According to a press release from Executive Director Dianna Hernandez, the food bank recently received a large unexpected donation of Horizon Organic Whole Milk from an […]

Pages Past: July 23

On this date … 1975: Al Woodburn was Clovis’ official observer for the National Weather Service. He had a thermometer that continuously showed the day’s lowest temperature until reset. He had a second thermometer that showed the day’s highest temperature until reset. He also had a measuring device for moisture that showed the city had […]

Many hands make light work

I gained a whole new appreciation of the adage, “Many hands make light work,” when I walked into the fellowship hall at Central Christian Church in Portales on June 27. Picture 6,591 pounds of produce, a ton of bread (2,177 pounds, if you’re counting), and pallets of boxes filled with dried fruit, canned soup, juice […]

Curry Road I bears brunt of discussion at public works meeting

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com More than halfway through a lengthy Clovis Public Works Committee meeting, Chairman and City Commissioner Randy Crowder half-joked on a new rule he planned to institute: No more starting an agenda item by saying, “We have a problem.” He drew a mixture of laughs, a brief change to call […]

Kids get a taste of dairy farms

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
A mobile dairy presentation rolled through the Clovis-Carver Public Library Wednesday teaching kids about dairy farms.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com A mobile dairy classroom led by Cody Lightfoot and his instructional assistant Peach, a 7-year-old Holstein cow, pulled up to the Clovis-Carver Public Library Wednesday to teach local kids about the nutritional value of milk. As Lightfoot began his presentation, Peach interrupted him with a low grunt. “He’s moo’ing!” […]