Local hospitals, agencies preparing for possibility of Ebola

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis is prepared for the remote chance a case of the Ebola virus is diagnosed in eastern New Mexico, according to the chief of infection control for Presbyterian Health Systems. Dr. David Stryker said all of Presbyterian’s hospitals, including PRMC, have incident command systems […]

Time to stop joking about Ebola

It is time to become aware. It is not time to panic. It is time to stop joking about it. Ebola is in the United States. From the stories you read and hear on the news, the hospital in Dallas did not do the best job of handling the situation.  As of Wednesday two nurses […]

Fundraiser promises good food, good times

I’m not sure if Habitat for Humanity coined the term “sweat equity,” but over the last half-century, they have unquestionably made it theirs. Folks who end up in Habitat houses are required to put in 300 to 500 hours of that equity, whether it be pouring concrete, pounding nails, and painting walls on a Habitat […]

Guest speaker helps bring learning to life

Walking into a kindergarten classroom is always an adventure. Between bursts of colors and textures, there are lively young students eager to share unique perspectives about most anything. Amanda Encinias’ kindergarten class at Highland Elementary is no different. Upon entering her classroom I first spotted a “tiki” reading hut complete with faux palm fronds and […]

Education digest — Oct. 16

Choral students earn top honors Clovis High School and Freshman Academy choral students earned top honors at the Oct. 9 Southeast District Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Eastern New Mexico University. In solo competition, 48 students were awarded the top rating of superior. Four others received a rating of outstanding. Seven ensembles from Clovis […]

Pages past — Oct. 16

On this date … 1968: Snow covered the ground at Forrest, House, Ragland, McAlister and Broadview and unseasonably cold temperatures dipped into the 30s across the region. Two auto accidents were blamed on icy conditions in Clovis. 1964: Two Marshall Junior High School boys were arrested for breaking into the Eugene Field elementary school and […]

Letter to the editor — Oct. 16

Thank you for respect A funeral was held Friday for my uncle, Procopio Archuleta, in Clovis. I was pleased to see the professionalism of the Clovis Police Department in the realm of traffic control. I was pleased to see the respect that the citizens of Clovis have for a funeral procession. Cars were pulled over […]

What’s happening — Oct. 16

Today Preschool story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Health Council meeting — 3 p.m., Workforce Connections, Training Room. Information: 575-763-6016. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Embroidery class — 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis High School girls volleyball vs. breast […]

Police blotter — Oct. 16

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 11:40 a.m.: Burglary (commercial), 1200 block of Pile Street. • 2:28 p.m.: Harassment, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 4:07 p.m.: Burglary, 100 block of Townsgate Plaza. • 6:16 p.m.: Resisting, evading, obstructing […]

Holiday happenings — Oct. 16

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • First Christian Church — Trunk or Treat 6 p.m. 1700 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-7113 • Immanuel Lutheran Church — Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. 11th and Prince St. Information: 575-769-1669 • Living Stones Community Church — Trunk or Treat, Fun House and More […]

Civic Center starts fiscal year in red

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer  lbowe@pntonline.com By all accounts, the Clovis Civic Center lost a lot of money in its first quarter of the fiscal year. But numbers provided by the city differ greatly from those provided by Civic Center staff. City officials report the center lost  $95,625 in the first quarter of this fiscal […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday setting the stage for issuing $15 million in bonds to pay for improvements on the jail and other projects. A public hearing on the bond issue is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. In other action Tuesday commissioners: • Approved a […]

Pages past — Oct. 15

On this date … 1972: Cannon Air Force Base was preparing for an open house that would include a simulated helicopter rescue, a dunking booth and an air show starring the Thunderbirds. 1964: What started as a trash fire on the west side of Eastern New Mexico Builders Supply turned into one of the worst […]

Department of Game and Fish to conduct roadblocks

Staff report The Department of Game and Fish announced Tuesday it will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. Hunting seasons are ongoing for deer, elk, pronghorns, bears and other species, a Game and Fish news release said. At roadblocks, conservation officers will check […]

Truancy program kicks off

Staff report District Attorney Andrea Reeb on Tuesday announced the kickoff of the  Abolish Chronic Truancy program (A.C.T.) A.C.T. is a proactive program created by the district attorney’s office, designed to combat student dropout rates and increase school attendance in Curry and Roosevelt Counties, according to a press release from Reeb. Every school year, members […]

Clovis woman sentenced to five years on drug charges

Staff report A Clovis woman will spend five years in prison for drug trafficking under a sentence imposed Tuesday by 9th Judicial District Judge Fred Van Soelen, according to a press release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Gloria Madrid, 52, was convicted July 14 of selling methamphetamine to an undercover informant during a Region V […]

Former jail administrator files new lawsuit

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Fired former jail administrator Gerry Billy has filed a new lawsuit against Curry County under the state Whistleblower Protection Act. The action comes just days after a federal judge rejected his claim of wrongful termination. Among Billy’s claims in the latest lawsuit filed Friday in 9th Judicial District Court […]

Sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

Police blotter — Oct. 15

The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Monday: • Male, 27, probation violation. • Male, 29, child abuse — negligently caused (no death or great bodily harm).

Water committee updated on Ute project

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee received a presentation from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority (ENMRWA) about the Ute Pipeline Water project on Tuesday at their meeting. Barbara Crockett, a water authority consultant, gave a power point presentation showing the background of the project and the progress […]