Revenue Review Committee hears presentations

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com Four city departments made presentations to the City of Clovis Revenue Review Committee at its regular meeting Tuesday night at the Clovis Police Department Conference Room. The departments’ proposals and changes to existing fees are pending consideration before the committee, which will be discussed at the next meeting slated […]

Paid leave study group opens statewide tour in Clovis

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Representatives from the Southwest Women’s Law Center kicked off a 10-city tour in Clovis Tuesday with an eye toward garnering feedback regarding statewide paid leave. The SWLC has taken up the cause since late 2014, when it pushed for legislation that would allow for a committee to study the […]

Q&A: Pageant hopefuls talk about their experiences

Kathryn Kincheloe, 19, signed up to lose the Miss New Mexico spring workshop pageant — her first ever pageant. Now, she is competing for the state title of Miss New Mexico. The Miss New Mexico and Miss Teen New Mexico pageant will take place at Eastern New Mexico University throughout this week. Kincheloe said she […]

One uncounted ballot discovered in recount

Staff report A recount of one ballot box from last week’s primary election was completed Tuesday, with the Curry County Clerk’s office reporting one uncounted ballot was discovered. County Clerk Rose Riley said the matter was first brought up on election night. Earlier in the day, a ballot jammed a tabulating machine at Colonial Park […]

Communities encouraged to ban fireworks

By Eamon Scarbrough Staff writer escarbrough@pntonline.com As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, promising to fill the air with fireworks, New Mexico communities are seeing pressure from the state to ban the holiday trademark. In a letter to municipalities dated June 6, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez cautioned local leaders of “high winds, dry conditions […]

Resource day to showcase services for vets

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Local veterans of Clovis and Portales will get the opportunity to discover available services on Friday. Veterans Resource Day, held by United Way of Eastern New Mexico, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roy Walker Recreation Center, 316 W. 2nd St. in Clovis. With information […]

Clovis on track for triple digit temperatures

By Douglas Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com For the first time in nearly two years, Clovis is expected to receive triple digit temperatures later this week, with weather monitors anticipating an extended period of hot, dry weather. “We’re looking at a very hot week ahead, starting today in the 90s,” said Albuquerque National Weather Service Forecaster […]

Meetings calendar — June 15

Today MainStreet Meeting — 11:30 a.m. EPCOG, 418 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Elida Village Meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 704 Clark St., Clovis. Information: 575-2746465 NM Taxation and Revenue Combine Reporting Systems (CRS) Seminar — 9 a.m.-Noon Clovis Community College, room 101, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4136 Thursday Curry County Health Council — […]

Police blotter — June 15

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 2:44 p.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 100 block of June Avenue. • 4:41 a.m.: Criminal damage over 1,000, 3700 block of Cesar Chavez Drive. • 8:10 a.m.: Found property, 400 block of […]

Events calendar — June 15

Friday The Kicker Clovis Arenacross Event — 3 p.m. Mounted Patrol Arena at Curry County Fairgrounds, 600 S. Norris St., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Veterans Resource Day — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Roy Walker Community Center, 316 W. Second St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Veterans Eat and Shop — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hartley House, 407 L. Casillas Blvd., Clovis. Saturday […]

City seeks four for library board

The city of Clovis is looking for four residents to serve on the Clovis-Carver Public Library Board. The board meets 5:30 p.m. on the final Mondays of January, April, July and October. Applications will be accepted through June 24. For information or to obtain an application form, call the city manager’s office at 575-769-7828.

Pages past — June 15

On this date … 1971: Buttons Howard of Farwell was in a Lubbock hospital after a roping accident. Howard, a successful rodeo roper, was practicing calf roping, according to his wife, Judy. While dismounting, his horse began bucking and the rope became tangled around Howard’s neck, she said. Howard was unable to talk, but was […]

Letter to the editor — June 15

Plenty of reasons for park shooting range Regarding Sunday’s editorial about the proposed shooting range at Ned Houk Park: • Money used to construct the range comes from taxes the sportsmen wanted, from the purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. This money is used to provide public use and access to wildlife resources, hunter […]

Monday attacks leave two injured

Staff report Clovis police investigated two apparently unrelated attacks Monday that left two people injured. About 1:03 p.m., police were called to Plains Regional Medical Center with regard to an injured 51-year-old man who said he had stopped at a business in the 1300 block of Wallace St., when a green, two-door vehicle pulled alongside […]

No arrests yet in either of year’s homicides

Staff report Clovis police on Monday remained silent on their investigation into Friday’s slaying at the Clovis Apartments, and still no arrests have been made in a May shooting death of Clovis’ Francisco Perez. Ramon Rollings, 52, who died Friday from head injuries sustained in an altercation, and Perez are the city’s only two homicides […]

One ballot box scheduled for recount

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com The Curry County primary election is still not official and one ballot box is scheduled to be recounted today. But Clerk Rosalie Riley said “I know it won’t change the results,” and final approval of all votes is set for Thursday afternoon. Riley said up to six provisional ballots and […]

Letters to the editor — June 14

Range would ruin feel of park Regarding Sunday’s editorial about Clovis City commissioners considering funding a shooting range at Ned Houk Park: There are other important things to consider besides the taxpayers having to pay to maintain the facility, although that is certainly important. When my husband was alive, he and I enjoyed taking picnic […]

Business feature: Former bank now shooting range

Courtesy Photo: Holly Bufkin
Target Sports employees Cory Griffith, left, and Holli Sacco practice their shooting before the facility’s grand opening event this weekend.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Shooters armed with machine guns, rifles and handguns will occupy a local bank this weekend — or what used to be a bank. Clovis’ newest shooting range and firearms store, Target Sports, is set for its grand opening on Friday. What was once Cannon Federal Credit Union at 1654 […]

Business digest — June 14

Clovis attorney honored Clovis attorney Jennifer Burrill has been named by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) as one of New Mexico’s “10 Best Two Years” attorneys for client satisfaction. AIOCLA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 criminal law attorneys in each state, according […]

Police blotter — June 14

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:42 a.m.: Battery, aggravated (felony). • 12:47 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with injury, 300 block of West 10th Street. • 1:39 a.m.: Breaking and entering, 1100 block of Gidding Street. • 8:10 a.m.: […]