Opinion: Here’s the rest of the story

David Stevens

By David Stevens Editor The Pages Past feature that publishes daily in the Clovis and Portales newspapers often generates reader response that provides “the rest of the story” … or at least more information. A few recent examples: • Dorothy Holland Danner of Goodyear, Arizona, wrote to say she’s the daughter of Harold “Skinny” Holland […]

Pages past — April 17

On this date … 1976: A Roosevelt County jury had found Alfred Hartley guilty of second-degree murder and attempted criminal sexual penetration. Judge Stanley Frost had sentenced him to two consecutive 10- to 50-year terms in the state penitentiary. His victim was Mary Jo Newton, who was killed Nov. 9, 1975, in her Pile-street apartment […]

Events calendar — April 17

Monday Fourth Annual Clovis Community Band Dinner Concert — 6:30 p.m. $35 a person. Days Inn and Suites, 2700 Mabry Dr., Clovis. Information: 575-760-6257 Wednesday Clovis Ultimate Calf Roping Reunion — 9 a.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 CCC blood drive — 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Clovis Community […]

Meetings calendar — April 17

Monday High Plains Historical Society — 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Tuesday Board of County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, annex room, 701. N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon Clovis-Carver Public Library, genealogy room, 701 N. […]

Police blotter — April 17

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 7:55 a.m.: Improper backing/limitation on backing, 2000 block of Cameo Street. • 8:38 a.m.: Unauthorized graffiti up to $1,000, 500 block of West 14th Street. • 8:53 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 1400 […]

Water leak in Portales troublesome

Courtesy photo: Pete Trujillo
According to Portales resident Pete Trujillo, this is what the street in front of his home on East Canadian looked like for at least two months before city crews cleaned it up Thursday.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Portales resident Pete Trujillo said he thought a miracle had occurred when he arrived home from work Thursday night to find the pond in front of his home gone after more than two months. “I was about to shout with joy and was about to build a shrine around […]

Project planned for Lyceum tiles

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com While the decorative tiles that graced the entryway to the Lyceum Theatre have now made way for a sidewalk and pedestrian improvement project, officials said there’s a potential second act in store for the creative offerings. “Although this (sidewalk project) is a fantastic long-term improvement for our downtown area, […]

Busy week ahead for ENMU music

STAFF REPORT The next few days look to be full of music with three performances planned by the Eastern New Mexico University Music Department. The Spring Choral Concert will start at 7 p.m. today in Buchanan Hall and will feature vocal performances by students in the department. “Three students will be performing transcribed works of […]

Pages past — April 16

On this date … 1976: Clovis Mayor Chick Taylor Jr. had proclaimed April 18-24 as Private Property Week in the city. The Clovis Board of Realtors requested the designation in effort to encourage private ownership of land. 1971: Eastern New Mexico coffee-shop talk centered on the previous night’s first significant rainfall of the year. Grady […]

Johnson: Study calls for citizen scientists

You’ve got to admit, it’s fun when the baking soda and vinegar aggressively bubble up from a homemade volcano, or when the shell of an egg soaked in vinegar disappears after a few days in the fridge. Whether in a classroom or with the guidance of parents, all the science experiments you get to do […]

Mother, son accused of incest free on bond

STAFF REPORT A Clovis man and his mother accused of incest were freed on bond Wednesday after being arraigned in district court proceedings one day prior. Caleb Peterson, 19, and his mother, Monica Mares, 36, were slated to be arraigned on the incest charges March 11 before Magistrate Court Judge Duane Castleberry. Instead, both were […]

Berry: Good bike seat required gear

With warmer weather, I thought it was time to get outside and get some exercise. I got my bike out and made sure there was plenty of air in the tires. I rolled out of the driveway and hopped on the seat. That was when I remembered why I don’t like to ride a bike. […]

ENMU women’s soccer team adds two

STAFF REPORT Two players have signed on with the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program. Coach Omar Morales said junior college transfer Alexys Andaya and freshman-to-be Kenya Brooke will be coming in for the 2016 campaign. Andaya, from Moreno Valley, Calif., played fat Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where she was a first-team […]

Eleven arrested in drug bust

Staff report Local law enforcement arrested 11 Roosevelt County residents Thursday in connection with a three-month investigation regarding agricultural thefts and burglaries in Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office press release. A search warrant was executed on a Roosevelt County residence where approximately 116 grams of crystal methamphetamine were seized, […]

Clovis police officer charged with battery

By Doug Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com A Clovis police officer has been charged with battery in connection with a March 20 traffic altercation. The 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed the charge against Sgt. Stephen Borders, 52, of Clovis, on April 7. The allegation is a petty misdemeanor. Clovis Police Chief Doug Ford said Borders […]

Meetings calendar — April 15

Today Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerks Office, 105 E. Ave. B, Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Monday High Plains Historical Society — 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Tuesday Board of County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, annex room, 701. N. Main St., Clovis. […]

Events calendar — April 15

Today Pintores Art League’s Annual Spring Fling Award Ceremony — 6 p.m. Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4131 Rawhide Day — Noon Convention Center, 1500 W. Historic Route 66., Tucumcari. Information: 575-461-1694 Next Generation Band — 8 p.m. $20 a ticket. Convention Center, 1500 W. Historic Route 66., Tucumcari. Information: 575-461-1694 Saturday […]

Cannon to host air show

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base has scheduled an air show May 28-29, with gates opening at 9 a.m. and aerial demonstrations beginning at 10 a.m. both days. The event is slated to feature performances by the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue and their Sailplane Aerobatic Demonstration team, aerial demonstrations by […]

New law modifies registration age

Staff report State law allows 17-year-olds in New Mexico to vote in the June primary elections, provided they are turning 18 before the general election. “What we need to do is encourage the 17-year-olds who are going to be 18 prior to the general election day to go ahead and register to vote, and then […]

Faith: Kingswood celebrates 60 years

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Sunday, and along with it many milestones. In April 1956, Kingswood United Methodist Church was organized by members of First United Methodist Church as an expansion church. At its current location, 2600 N. Main St., Kingswood’s original […]