Police blotter — July 24

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:51 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, Mabry Drive and Wallace Street. • 1:55 a.m.: Fire/regular response, 1700 block of North Axtell Street. • 7:46 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, 4900 block of Mabry Drive. • 8:52 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 1000 block of East Brady Avenue. […]

What’s happening & Border Town Days kicks off Saturday

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Kristi Carson of Lubbock, far left, sits with members of the Farwell class of 1993 on a float in the 2013 Border Town Day Parade

Border Town Days kicks off Saturday The 48th annual Border Town Days event will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday with a bicycle contest. The big parade will follow at 10 a.m. starting on Griffin Street in Texico. There will be a BBQ immediately following the parade at the Farwell City Park. Border Town Days is […]

Food bank hosting End of Summer Bash

Staff report The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is hosting an End of Summer Bash and 1K Kids Fun Run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Registration is 10 a.m. and the race will start at 11 a.m. The race is for children ages 5 through 12 The fee is $10 […]

Commission holding special meeting

Staff report The Clovis City Commission will have a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. The meeting is called to discuss an evaluation of City Manager Joe Thomas, as well as a possible water rights purchase that would aid Cannon Air Force Base. These items appear on the meeting’s […]

Breakfast, lunch free for all

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com Fewer hungry children is the aim of a new provision going into effect for Clovis Municipal School’s 2014-15 school year. Paul Klein, director of Student Nutrition for CMS, said 14 schools in the CMS school district have been approved for the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision, which allows the schools […]

Roosevelt County manager returning home

Staff report Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Webb will be returning home to Grant County to serve as its county manager, according to Grant County officials. Webb, who has been Roosevelt County’s manager since 2001, said she will discuss the move with the commission at a special meeting Thursday and has not determined her last day […]

Clovis schools still have 66 positions to fill


By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com With less than a month before the school year begins, Clovis Municipal Schools needs to fill about 66 positions; a number that includes teachers, coaches and support staff. The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the Administrative Building. It was the last meeting before the school […]

ENMU anniversary to continue into Dawg Days events

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s administration said the school’s yearly celebrations will get a blast from the past as it celebrates 80 years starting this week. The school will kick off festivities starting with Friday’s summer celebration, which will be sponsored and broadcast by an Amarillo television station. The party […]

Mementos, volunteers sought for Lyceum Theater

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Clovis MainStreet began its first phase of renovations on the 94-year-old Lyceum Theater this June. Renovations include cleanup, window repairs, interior painting, and added lighting.

Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Once a performance space and a site for the silver screen, the 94-year-old Lyceum Theatre is at the center of an open call — not for actors, but for mementos, donations and volunteers. Despite its history and significance — the Lyceum once welcomed the likes of Gene Autry, Will Rogers and John […]

About 370 attend deputy’s funeral

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New Mexico State Police believe a “medical episode” contributed to the death of De Baca County Democratic candidate for sheriff, Deputy Mylessa Denny, pictured here with Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders, left.

Staff report About 370 people, including 60 uniform officers from across the state attended the funeral Monday of De Baca County Sheriff’s Deputy Mylessa Denny, according to Juan Chavez, funeral director at Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. Denny’s funeral was at the Fort Sumner Schools football field. Denny, 39, was found unresponsive outside of […]