Stevens: Bickley the man was also memorable

James Bickley left a legacy of loyalty that went both ways. No, this is not about the old school building that was torn down last week on West 14th Street in Clovis to make room for the newer version that will open behind it in the fall. This story is about Bickley the man for […]

Chamber director talks movies, area events

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of continuing question-and-answer sessions with area leaders. Ernie Kos is the executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Question: What has been the reaction of the community to the movie “Comancheria” being filmed in Clovis? Kos: “The feedback that we’re getting is very positive. […]

Pages past — July 12

On this date … 1960: Portales’ garbage pickups were “almost back to normal” after a week off because of heavy rains, the Portales News-Tribune reported. City Clerk Florence Miller said the trucks could not run because they would become bogged down in the muddy alleys. 1955: Water tables in the Portales Valley had dropped about […]

Commissioners view jail proposal

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioners viewed the first of three proposed renovation plans Tuesday for the jail. NCA Architect Bob Calvani presented commissioners with a plan for adding additional prefabricated pods to the south side of the existing jail. The pods would cost the county at least $5.2 million and can […]

Water board aims to raise awareness

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com It’s no secret the groundwater supply in the High Plains is depleting and that is why the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board plans to spend today raising awareness about water conservation. According to a press release from City Manager Larry Fry, the day kicks off at 10 a.m. at […]

Tax board approves $44,000 in requests

Staff Report The Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board approved $44,000 out of requests totaling $64,500 at their meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Lodger’s tax funds are used to promote Clovis events that attract people from outside the city. Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said there is $220,000 in the lodger’s tax fund. Recommendations included: […]

Meetings watch — July 8

Curry County Commission Curry County Commissioners met Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex and took the following action: • Approved capital outlay items totaling $79,263 for the Curry County Events Center. Director Joelle Reed plans to use the money for upgrading the concourse lighting, the pavilion, purchasing canopies for shade and providing additional […]

Rodriguez: Latin women, immigrants and Trump

Everyone knows by now that Donald Trump has upset many Hispanics/Latinos, the Spanish-language media and others who do business with him due to his derogatory remarks toward immigrants when he announced his candidacy for president. Regarding immigrants, he said they “bring drugs and crime (to the U.S.) and are rapists.” For good measure, he added, […]

Rodriguez: Mujeres Latinas, Inmigrantes y Trump

Hoy en día todo mundo sabe que muchos latinos, medios de comunicación hispanos y otros que hacen negocios con Donald Trump están molestos con el, debido a sus comentarios despectivos hacia los inmigrantes cuando anuncio su candidatura a la presidencia. En cuanto a los inmigrantes el dijo que están trayendo las drogas, la delincuencia y […]

Man accused of stark thievery

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A Clovis man was arrested Saturday evening without incident — and without clothes — in the parking lot of Plains Regional Medical Center after stealing a Curry County Sheriff’s cruiser to get there, according to a release from the sheriff’s department. Jesus Tarango, 37, is at the Curry County […]

Storm blamed for collapse of silo

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
A silo came crashing down onto a pick-up truck during a “wet microburst” Monday afternoon on North Prince Street. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque recorded wind gusts up to 70 mph and 2 inches of rain. One victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to officials.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A strong storm is being blamed for a the collapse of a silo on north Prince Street Monday afternoon that hit a truck and injured one person. According to EMS Director Karen Burns, the Clovis Fire Department is blaming the storm — which produced wind gusts up to 70 […]

Construction begins on Mabry

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Construction started Monday on Mabry Drive on the eastbound lanes. Businesses along Mabry Drive will remain open.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Business owners along Mabry Drive are beginning to feel a little pain now that the state started its road construction Monday, but they remain open for business. “We’re gonna have to find a solution to that problem,” Clovis Mayor Pro-Tem and Juanito’s owner Juan Garza said Monday morning. “Whatever […]

Melrose community comes together to help 2-year-old

Courtesy photo: Brenda Allen
Eliza Dodd, 2, of Melrose, has been hospitalized for the last three weeks undergoing treatments for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). Three men from Melrose banded together Saturday night to raise money for the family at a brisket dinner and silent auciton. The men raised around $26,000, all of which is going to Eliza’s family.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Melrose has a reputation of being a close-knit community due to its small size. Saturday night was one of its opportunities to come together, when three organizers pitched in to schedule a brisket dinner and silent auction along with the Melrose Fire Department to help out the Dodd family; […]

Almost 700 letters return to clerk’s office

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
Robert Horton, an election specialist with the Curry County Clerk’s Office, sorted through 688 letters that arrived Monday. The letters were returned from more than 3,324 sent as part of a voter purge in June.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Almost 700 of the more than 3,000 letters sent to purged voters in June were returned to the Curry County Clerk’s Office Monday, and more may be on the way, according to County Clerk Rosalie Riley. The county sent letters as a final attempt to reach state-flagged voters who […]

Water board hosting education day

Staff report There may not be water, water everywhere, but Thursday will be saturated with tips on conservation and ideas for improving water quality. The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board is hosting a Water Conservation Education Day starting at 10 a.m. Thursday Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. “For many years, the city of Clovis has […]

Letter to the editor — July 7

Hope owners rethink fun center I heartily agree with Alan McAlister’s letter to the editor in Sunday’s paper regarding the so-called family fun center being built in Hilltop Plaza. Now there will be another opportunity for parents to park their children in front of a television screen to be “entertained” while they go off and […]

Meetings watch — July 7

Curry County Commission The Curry County commissioners are meeting today at 9 a.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. The following action items are on the agenda: • A discussion and action item on amendments to the Open Meetings Act. • A discussion and action item on capital outlay items. • An update on […]

Buzek: Thrill of biking hasn’t left me

Aubry Buzek

When I was 22, my unending quest for adventure combined with my frugality led to the purchase of a motorcycle for more “fuel efficient” transportation to school. Obviously the purchase price and insurance on a sport bike was far more than I would have paid for gas over several years in my Honda, but the […]

Pages past — July 7

On this date … 1975: Police arrested three Clovis men in connection with burglaries from the C.B. Trucking Lines. About $4,000 worth of merchandise was recovered at an abandoned elevator shaft and other locations around town. 1970: Officials had set July 22 as the target date for opening a $40,000 visitor’s center and museum on […]

Star-spangled holiday

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Area residents watch the Smoke on the Water fireworks display Saturday at Greene Acres Park. More photos on page 12.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The holiday action started well before the sun came up for Jason Aven and Joe Cabezuela as a thunderstorm rolled through the area and flooded their Clovis fireworks business tent Saturday morning. But by noon the water cleared and the carpet was merely damp as the coaches from Hereford […]