Police blotter — June 16

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday: • Suzanna Hardin, 32, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, shoplifting (over $250). • Arthur Martinez, 32, warrant failure to appear, concealing identity. • Franklin Clifford, 38, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge. • Cedric Johnson, 21, probation violation, […]

Four departments present for revenue committee

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’ recommendations, pending consideration before the committee, will be discussed at the next meeting slated for July 11 at 5:15 p.m. The […]

Opinion: Heritage Days still a summer highlight

With the 32nd Roosevelt County Heritage Days coming up Friday and Saturday in Portales, I hit the files and microfilms at the Portales Public Library earlier this week to learn a little more about the origin of this long-running celebration. The earliest clipping in the library’s Heritage Days folder is from March 12, 1973, — […]

Pages past — June 16

On this date … 1966: Tornadoes threatened communities across eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle and heavy rains fell in places. Melrose Mayor Grady Bright reported some of the milo crop in the area was washed out as the community received 2.3 inches of rain. Portales had 3/4 of an inch of moisture, while […]

Events calendar — June 16

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 […]

Meetings calendar — June 16

Today Curry County Health Council — 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Hartley House, 900 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 ENMWUA — 10 a.m. Portales Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Avenue A., Portales. Information: 575-769-7828 City Commission Meeting — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-76-7828 Curry County Commission Special […]

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 […]