Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission — Sept. 5

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday evening at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford were in attendance. All action items listed below passed on 8-0 votes. • The commission approved the drilling of two wells at a cost of about $495,000. The money would be recouped through […]

Police blotter — Sept. 5

•Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 2:12 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of West Yucca Avenue. • 2:35 a.m.: Violent mental patient, 1500 block of West Seventh Street. • 3:16 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident with injuries, 4400 block of Mabry Drive. • 4:17 a.m.: Threats, 1200 block of West Seventh […]

Pages Past — Sept. 5

On this date … 1963: Thurman Ray Richardson, 21, was back in custody after escaping from the Muleshoe jail on Sept. 3. Acting on a tip from a farmer’s teenage son, police found Richardson hiding in the closet of an abandoned farm house 8 miles west of Muleshoe. He was in jail for aggravated assault. […]

What’s happening — Sept. 5

Today Clovis Music Festival — 6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., start, The Highwaymen Live — tribute to Johnny, Willie & Waylon, Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-763-3435. CHS cheerleaders tailgate party fundraiser — 5 p.m., Across from CHS Stadium, tickets $5. Information: 575-769-4350, ext. 1018. Blood drive —10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. […]

Felony charges dropped against state police officer

Staff report Felony child abuse charges were dropped against a New Mexico State Police officer in Quay County Magistrate Court on Thursday morning. Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett found no probable cause to support child abuse allegations against Isaac Vigil, who has been a state police officer for about a year and a half, following a […]

Stansell’s Thriftway closing doors

9-4-Stansell-brothers

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com It isn’t the bargain prices or that owners and brothers Lindy and Randy Stansell know most of their customers by first and last name. What it is, according to customer Dona Dickinson, is a sad loss of a huge chunk of Clovis history. “It makes me sad,” said Dickinson. […]

BHSI building to be sold at public auction

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com The scandal that rocked Clovis, costing politicians their jobs and prompting a $20,000 independent investigation, is expected to come to a sad and inglorious end next week at a public auction on the front steps of the Curry County Courthouse. The auction, a foreclosure, is 10 a.m. Tuesday, according […]

Fall enrollment up at CCC

Staff report Fall enrollment at Clovis Community College increased this fall, breaking a five-year slide. Enrollment jumped 5 percent from the same time last year, from 3,476 to 3,635, according to Lisa Spencer, marketing director for CCC. CCC reached a high enrollment number in 2009 of 4,282, a figure that has dropped about 3 percent […]

4 questions with the CHS varisty cheer captains

CHS-cheerleaders

The four captains of the Clovis High varsity cheerleader squad were asked a question. What’s your favorite song/cheer to perform to? Nela Dixon: If I had to pick one, it would be the cheer “C-L-O-V-I-S”.  It’s short and simple, but it’s the team I cheer for.  It’s the name of the town I’m proud to […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission  meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the Clovis-Carver Public Library. A look at tonight’s agenda: Presentations • Presentation of Clocks to Distinguished Supervisor the Quarter, Lt. Michael Jouett and Distinguished Line Employee of the Quarter, Lisa Fox, for the period March to May. • Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming September as “KENW Public […]

Laboratory holding grand opening

Staff report A ribbon cutting and grand opening Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. will be at held 10 a.m. Wednesday at 412 Mitchell St. The Wisconsin-based contract laboratory specializes in microbiological testing, consulting and technical support for companies across multiple industries, according to a news release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The event will […]

Students win summer reading prizes

Staff report Jonathan DeLeon, a fourth-grader at Zia Elementary, won a behind-the-scenes tour and a family four-pack of admission tickets to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History through the 2014 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge. Readers who submit their reading log complete with information regarding the 12 books read, as well as a […]

Education column: Learning doesn’t take summer holiday

Learning doesn’t take a summer holiday, proven once again by our students and teachers who participated in education related activities during the summer. In addition to teachers attending summer workshops and other events, our district’s summer reading program for students continued. Students from 17 of our school sites — primarily elementary and middle school students […]

‘Skinny dip’ award may mean more oversight for Portales yearbook

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com For Portales resident Clayton Barber, a pair of photos published in the 2014 Portales High School yearbook have crossed the line of good taste. Barber, who has a daughter attending Portales Junior High, said the new “Most Likely to Skinny Dip” award in the PHS yearbook shouldn’t have made […]

Police blotter — Sept. 4

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 12:25 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2100 block of Grand Avenue. • 6:28 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, hit and run, 300 block of West Tierra Blanca Road. • 6:33 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 100 block of Cedar Street. • 7:45 a.m.: Burglary, 1200 block of Rencher […]

What’s happening — Sept. 4

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis Music Festival — 6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., start, Marshall Law; Will Banister & The Modern Day Ramblers, Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-763-3435. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-3435. Friday Clovis Music Festival […]

Pages past — Sept. 4

On this date … 1959: Cannon Air Force Base was in the midst of $2 million worth of construction. One project included a new mess hall for non-commissioned officers. 1957: Tucumcari police were keeping a close eye on motorists ignoring stop signs on Chenault Street from First Street to the Mountain View School. Police said […]

One dead on Mabry Drive

Staff report A 59-Year-old Clovis woman is dead after being hit by a pickup and a semi truck early Wednesday while walking on Mabry Drive, according to police. Police said while the driver of the pickup stayed at the scene and called them, the driver of the semi “did not remain at the scene.” Police […]

Yearbook to remember

• Portales schools superintendent: Future editions will have extra review after ‘skinny dip’ award By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com For Portales resident Clayton Barber, a pair of photos published in the 2014 Portales High School yearbook have crossed the line of good taste. Barber, who has a daughter attending Portales Junior High, said the […]

Commission approves resolution seeking water grant money

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com No need to tell more than two dozen homeowners living south of Clovis the aquifer most of eastern New Mexico depends on is being rapidly depleted. Many already have wells that are either dry or pumping as much sand and air as water. Robbie Gibbs writes, “I have no […]