Police blotter — March 17

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 7:31 a.m.: Narcotics, 1300 block of Concord Road. • 10:30 a.m.: Missing person, 2200 block of Moberly Drive. • 11:01 a.m.: Burglary report, 1400 block of Wallace Street. • 3:44 p.m.: Threats report, 1800 […]

What’s happening — March 17

Today Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee — 1 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Ribbon Cutting — 4 p.m., Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate, 4201 N. Prince St. Information: 575-769-3600 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-763-9485 Thursday Pre-K Story Hour […]

Loan battle going federal

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Richard Oot of Albuquerque had no idea what he was getting into when he volunteered to help Roy L. Goodman of Clovis with his finances. Oot, a New York City native who’s started a few businesses of his own, didn’t hesitate to help Goodman when a mutual friend asked […]

Locals helping combat unwanted animal problem

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On March 7, Shooke Unleashed Animal Rescue transported 77 unwanted dogs and cats from animal shelters and community surrenders in Clovis and Portales to animal rescue organizations in Colorado, where the demand for rescued pets is higher. Founder Summer Hooke said two service members from Cannon Air Force Base volunteered their time to make the drive.

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis has an unwanted animal problem. The numbers speak for themselves: Since 2010, the Clovis Animal Shelter has euthanized more than 1,500 unwanted cats and dogs every year. To combat the problem, several local citizens are coming up with creative solutions to find homes for these pets and reduce […]

Child brings back house’s spark

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor We got our little man back this weekend. He got into the car, and I waited for it. “Hey, Alisa …” And there it was. It didn’t even take five minutes for my 8-year-old partner in crime to use his trademark phrase. He starts almost every sentence with “Hey, Alisa […]

Museum tribute to railroad history

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
A dorm room for train pilots is recreated at the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum. Museum owner Phillip Williams said he took the model uniform to be cleaned, and found assignment tickets in the pocket that he ended up framing and posting in the room.

The Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum is a tribute to Clovis’ strong ties to the railroad industry for more than a century. Reason to go Learn about the history of the railroad in Clovis or just rediscover the fun of model railroads. The depot has been restored to the same condition it was in […]

Senior Olympics about ‘more than winning’

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Melinda Coslett says it’s about more than medals. “You don’t have to be an athlete to participate in the Olympics,” said Coslett, a participant in the 50+ Olympics for the last five years. “People sign up to stay active, meet friends and to learn new games. It’s about more […]

United Way banquet Friday

By Jackie Johnson Staff writer jjohnson@pntonline.com United Way of Eastern New Mexico will be celebrating its 55th anniversary Friday with “The Springtastic Celebration” banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. Patrice Caldwell, executive director of planning and analysis at Eastern New Mexico University and a UWENM board member, said she thinks that without United Way, “We […]

Pages past — March 15

On this date … 1973: Tom Bonds and Pearl Cervantez were named Man and Woman of the Year at the Bovina Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s annual banquet. 1966: Cannon Air Force Base golfers were about to be without a place to play. The links were being closed for 45 days so repairs could be […]

Police blotter — March 15

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 8:15 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 200 block of West Seventh Street. • 9:03 a.m.: Warrant service, 200 block of North Street. • 9:45 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1900 […]

What’s happening — March 15

Today CGRA-Running for the Green Barrel Races — 10 a.m., free event, Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-714-1593 or http://www.cowgirlsrodeoassociation.net Clovis Lions Club Gun and Knife Show — 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., $5, 12 and under is free, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-762-1462 Border Wars/New Mexico Texas Shootout — 10 a.m., free, cowboy mounted shooters […]

Martinez calles Torres coward, verdict justice

STAFF REPORT New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez issued the following statement after Noe Torres’ conviction on Friday: “Today, a jury convicted child murderer Noe Torres on all counts, and he faces a sentence of life plus 35 years. “Noe Torres is a coward. He is a coward who killed a child, Carlos Perez, while he […]

Some not-so-bad folks out there

By Grant McGee Local columnist “When did you slip over to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and buy 50 bucks worth of stuff at the Quickie Mart?” The Lady of the House was talking to me. She was at her desk looking at her computer monitor over the top of her glasses. I walked over to her computer […]

Music doesn’t soothe the beast long

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies Dogs tend to not like being confined and can get rather vocal about it — barking, whining, pacing and panting — and those are just the tame behaviors that show their discontent. In addition to making noise, isolation can lead dogs to engage in a plethora of overt […]

Pages past — March 14

On this date … 1968: Seven years of city leadership under Mayor Ted Waldhauser ended as Clovis city commissioners elected Chick Taylor to the position. Waldhauser was nominated for the job again, but failed to receive a second in the city’s organizational meeting. Taylor, a city printer, was elected by commissioners for a two-year term. […]

Clovis homicide person of interest comes forward

Cordova

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com A man police termed a person of interest in Sunday morning’s homicide turned himself in to authorities for questioning Thursday evening, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Brandon Cordova, 32, of Clovis, turned himself in to his attorney, Ty Harmon, around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Whitney said. “We haven’t been […]

Senate rejects UNM regent nominee Matt Chandler; Jamie Koch resigns in protest

By Dan Boyd The Associated Press The full Senate has just rejected Matt Chandler’s appointment to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents. He is removed from the position effective immediately. The vote was 23-17 in favor of adopting the Senate Rules Committee’s recommendation from earlier today. It was a nearly party-line vote, with […]

Torres found guilty

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Noe Torres is led away by Curry County deputies after the verdict. Sentencing is to take place at a later date.

By Robin Fornoff MANAGING EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Jurors took about 90 minutes Friday to find Noe Torres guilty of the first-degree murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Torres, 36, showed no emotion as District Court Chief Judge Drew Tatum read the verdict — guilty on all seven counts stemming from the 2005 shooting of Carlos as he […]

Cordova turns self in

By: Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com A man police termed a person of interest in Sunday morning’s homicide turned himself in to authorities for questioning Thursday evening, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Brandon Cordova, 32, of Clovis, turned himself in to his attorney, Ty Harmon, around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Whitney said. “We haven’t been […]

Chandler nomination goes back to committee

By Milan Simonich Santa Fe New Mexican Matt Chandler, one of the governor’s nominees for The University of New Mexico Board of Regents, may be eased out Friday morning in an unusual encore hearing. Chandler would have been rejected Wednesday by the Senate, said Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen. But Sanchez agreed to delay the […]