Police blotter — April 12

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 1:13 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 700 block of Rosewood Drive. • 2:51 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 700 block of Rosewood Drive. • 2:52 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 2500 block of Putnam Drive. • 2:52 […]

What’s happening — April 12

Today Bark For Life of Clovis & Curry County —10 a.m., Hillcrest Park. Registration at 9 a.m. Information: bark4life@yahoo.com International Tabletop Day — 3 p.m. -7 p.m. all ages; 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. adults 18 and over, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: Sarah Lewis 575-763-9687 or email: slewis@cityofclovis.org Monday Curry County Commission Meeting— 9 a.m. […]

Sci-fi event educational for writers

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@pntonline.com With two days of panels, guest writers and readings, the 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship had something for everyone. The annual event, themed “Windup Worlds,” hosted science fiction writers in Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library Friday afternoon with panels discussing topics that applied to writers just starting out […]

Howalt preparing for challenges

Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority found their new executive director on Thursday in Justin Howalt. A Clovis native, Howalt said his family and communities are the driving force behind his passion to complete the Ute Pipeline sooner rather than later. With 16 years of civil engineering experience including a term as Clovis’s city engineer, […]

Spring can pack dangerous punch

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols said the fire department gets prepared to respond to any potential fires this time of year. “The common factors that cause wildfires are high winds, warm days and low humidity,” Nuckols said. “It really does begin in early spring when we get our high […]

Pages past — April 11

On this date … 1965: A Friona man was treated at Clovis Memorial Hospital after he was attacked by an unknown assailant. Investigators reported George Wayne Terry and a female companion walked into the woman’s home and he was hit in the mouth and over the head. Several stitches were required to close a facial […]

Plan ahead to avoid crawling, biting pests

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies Warm temperatures, long sunny days and the occasional rain shower translate to booming life on the High Plains as creatures great and small start moving about in the business of accomplishing their goals. Rabbits at every turn, birds, flowers, and patches of green — the change of season […]

Great stories will be told about ‘Bard of the Pecos’

By Grant McGee Local columnist There was a funeral in a movie The Lady of the House and I were watching the other night. The setting was an island out in the Pacific Ocean. Once the casket was lowered into the ground the villagers, one by one, told a good story about the deceased. It […]

Students vote for Lady Zias to adopt Greyhound name

By Alisa Boswell STAFF WRITER aboswell@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University students have voted 2-to-1 to recommend the university discontinue using the Zia sun symbol and the name “Zias” for the women’s athletic teams. A university news release said the vote, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, was 446 to 221. The issue will now go to Steven […]

Fry tabbed as new city manager

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com A Clovis City Commission process of nearly four months was finished Thursday in a matter of four minutes, resulting in the selection of Larry Fry as Clovis’ new city manager. Fry, 55, comes to Clovis following four years as city manager in Roswell. He replaces Joe Thomas, who has […]

Dinosaurs spark curiosity, education in faith

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com When it comes to inspiring curiosity about science in a child, teachers often start with crowd-favorite dinosaurs. This weekend, one professor is using the mysterious creatures to inspire curiosity and education in their faith. “Kids are really interested in dinosaurs, and they want to know if evidence for dinosaurs […]

What’s Happening

Saturday Bark For Life of Clovis & Curry County – 10 a.m., Hillcrest Park. Registration at 9 a.m. Information: bark4life@yahoo.com International Tabletop Day — 3 p.m. -7 p.m. (All ages); 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (adults 18 and over) Clovis-Carver Public Library Information: Sarah Lewis 575-763-9687 or email: slewis@cityofclovis.org Tuesday Water Policy Advisory Board — […]

High school rodeo coming to town

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com This weekend will see more than 200 high school and junior high rodeoers, about a dozen from the local area, continue on the road to the national finals. But the rodeo at the Curry County Events Center is also a calculated risk rodeo organizers think keeps the sport mindful […]

Spring sorting no easy sport

By: Audra Brown “Heifer!” The sorter at the far end of the alley yells with confidence. As the hand running the gate of the pen, which has been designated the sorted destination of such young female bovines, you scramble to open the gate as the heifer runs your way. She trots right at you, at […]

Superintendent baptized by gunfire

Where are they now Editor’s note: Where are they now is a weekly feature updating the lives of Eastern New Mexico University graduates. Allan Tapia’s first experience as an education professional was literally baptism under (gun) fire. In his first semester out of college as a science teacher and coach at Manzano High School, gunshots […]

Pages Past

April 10 On this date … 1975: Police officers investigating a disturbance complaint at a mobile home park found an estimated 7 pounds of marijuana. Officers said the pot was in six plastic bags and 32 small “lid” packages. “We found it everywhere,” said Clovis Police narcotics Agent Dan Gibson. Authorities said it was one […]

Officer charged with misdemeanor

Staff report A Curry County Adult Detention Center officer is charged with petty misdemeanor battery after kicking a food port closed on a segregated inmate’s arm March 26. According to an affidavit filed at magistrate court, the inmate was examined less than two hours after the incident and reported slight pain in his left forearm […]

Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 5:41 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 300 block of North Prince Street. • 7:19 a.m.: Burglary report, 500 block of Hall Street. • 8:40 a.m.: Warrant Service, 700 block of North Main Street. • 11:12 a.m.: […]

ENMWUA executive director chosen

4-10 Justin Howalt

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com Starting May 1, the City of Clovis is losing a city engineer, but the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is gaining an executive director. In a special meeting Thursday afternoon at City Hall, authority Chairwoman Gayla Brumfield announced the new executive director would be Clovis City Engineer Justin […]

Education Briefs

ENMU Regent Leach Died On Monday, Eastern New Mexico University announced Brett Leach, a member of the ENMU Board of Regents from Roswell, died last week after a lengthy illness. According to the release, Leach was appointed to the board in February 2011 and his term was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2016. The […]