Pages past — Sept. 17

On this date … 1966: A Clovis jury found a Tucumcari woman guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commissioner T. G. Rose. Rose was killed on Feb. 11, 1966. Billie James Rose testified that her husband had threatened her after telling her he did not want to live […]

Berry: Passed friend was a great tracker

Last week I found out my friend Tom Gossett passed away. Tom retired from the border patrol and moved back home to Roosevelt County. I met Tom just after he came back. Tom was elected and served a term as sheriff of the county. I was able to work with Tom on several things and […]

Johnson: Pets may be preferred family of the future

The popularity of pets for modern folks is ever growing, and having a critter around has come to be an understood if not predictable aspect of life — a fact evidenced by rampant pet-related social media and a booming pet supply industry. Arguably more than any other time in the history of humans, pets are […]

ARISE volunteer hails from family of advocates

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By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Not every person can answer phone calls regarding sexual assault as part of a job. Even fewer people are able to successfully help victims of sexual assault for three straight years. But Eastern New Mexico University student Sarah Long is not most people. Currently a volunteer at ARISE Sexual […]

Magician leads off CCC’s Cultural Arts Series

Staff report Magician Mike Super leads off this year’s running of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, with a 7 p.m. Sept. 24 show at Marshall Middle School Auditorium. The Cultural Arts Series began 16 years ago, according to Series Director Christy Mendoza, with a goal to “bring the world” to the Clovis community. […]

No funnel cloud after Wednesday night tornado warning

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com In the wake of storms that rumbled through the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning, much of Clovis woke up to find they had slept through a tornado warning. City officials confirmed a tornado warning was posted for a portion of the county, but it never reached the stage […]

Clovis man found guilty of battery

Staff report After two days of deliberation, a Curry County district court jury found a Clovis man guilty of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb’s office said the jury rendered the verdict against Robert J. Burke, 47, who was arrested Sept. 22, 2013, after he was alleged to have […]

Woman facing arson charges set for October pretrial conference

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A Clovis woman facing multiple arson charges had a status conference Thursday, following a judge’s concern there had been no movement on some charges. Angie Madrid, 41, will be back in court at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 for pretrial conference and possibly a hearing to reconsider conditions of release. […]

Faith: Church celebrating 75th anniversary

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Ervin Stidham, left, discusses the upcoming 75th anniversary of Prince Street Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Hohstadt.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Ervin Stidham hasn’t attended his church in a year, but he’s still considered by its staff to be one of the congregation’s most active members. Stidham, turning 90 years old in October, relies on a walker to get around his Portales home and weekly phone calls with his pastor […]

City holding farewell reception for Bobby Sandoval

Staff report The city of Clovis will hold a farewell reception for outgoing City Commissioner Bobby Sandoval from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The reception, with presentations at 4 p.m., precedes Sandoval’s final regular meeting with the commission. He plans to vacate the position Sept. […]

Two vacancies on Planning and Zoning Commission

Staff report The city of Clovis has a pair of vacancies for Clovis residents on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission, which meets at 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall, makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission on zoning matters. Applications are accepted through Sept. 30. Information: 575-769-7828 […]

Opinion: School time was my ‘summer break’

By Audra Brown Local columnist Summer is not a vacation when you live on a farm. Growing up, I didn’t go to school, but I had heard of this mysterious thing known as summer break. Despite a couple of obvious interpretations, it was clear that this term was intended to denote some sort of reprieve, […]

Letters to the editor — Sept. 16

Clovis Music Festival enjoyable The Clovis Music Festival was greatly enjoyed by us. We were pleased the concerts were held in the Marshall Auditorium. The acoustics were great. We also appreciated the affordable ticket prices. Terry and Sue Potter Clovis Column, festival both a pleasure I was in Clovis, as I have been nearly every […]

Police blotter — Sept. 16

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 12:57 a.m.: Consuming in public places, 900 block of North Thornton Street. • 2:2 a.m.: Robbery strong arm. • 1:29 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Maple and Seventh streets. • 8:13 a.m.: Burglary (auto). […]

Events calendar — Sept. 16

Today Reality Check Day: Breakfast — 7 a.m. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Church-wide Rummage Sale — 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Living Word Church of God, 3719 W. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6796 VFW Post 3015 Auxiliary: Free Breakfast — 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. VFW, 2815 W. Seventh […]

Meetings calendar — Sept. 16

Tuesday Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora city meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 220 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell city meeting — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 100 Ninth St., Clovis. Information: 806-481-3620 Bovina city meeting — 6:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 205 […]

Pages past — Sept. 16

On this date … 1961: Miss New Mexico, Sug Conn of Clovis, had returned home after competing in the Miss America pageant. Conn placed among the top 10 in the national competition. She was greeted at the Clovis airport by Mayor Ted Waldhauser, Eastern New Mexico University officials, the Jaycees, the Elks Club, the Clovis […]

City labels drone use policy for future discussion

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The city’s lack of policy on drone use — and whether it needs to rectify that — was discussed during Wednesday’s Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The commission made discussions but no recommendations, and labeled drones as a future agenda item. “I’ve had a couple of complaints come […]

Police blotter — Sept. 15

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday: • Jolene Mowrey, 29, possession of a controlled substance (felony – narcotic drug), possession of drug paraphernalia. • Billie Davis, 51, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired) (first offense), child abuse- intentional (no death or great bodily harm). • […]

ENMU marking Hispanic Heritage Month

By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Hispanic Heritage Month is kicking off today at Eastern New Mexico University with music, dancing and educational presentations, according to organizers. Catalina Arana, office assistant for the office of Multicultural Affairs, said she is excited for the start of the events, which will continue through Oct. 27. “We have […]