‘Don’t panic’ senator’s message on legislative session

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
Sen. Stuart Ingle spoke at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon Thursday at the Yam Theatre. Ingle told attendees about some of the laws that came to fruition with this year’s legislative session.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Don’t panic, Sen. Stuart Ingle told area business leaders at the Thursday Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon at the Yam Theatre. While updating them on what happened in this year’s New Mexico legislative session, Stuart told those in attendance that yes, the state driver’s license law is […]

Police blotter — April 15

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 7:44 a.m.: Criminal damage over $1,000, 1800 block of Axtell Street. • 10:19 a.m.: Defective brakes, Commerce Way and Prince Street. • 10:57 a.m.: Following too close, Schepps Boulevard and Seventh Street. • 11:30 […]

Opinion: I’m fond of a motley-faced cow

By Audra Brown Local columnist I don’t know about you, but a bandit-face just looks good on a cow. To be honest, I probably know more about how I like my cows to look, and can better describe the many types of faces, coloring, and body features of bovines than humans. Might even have more […]

Pages past — April 15

On this date … 1961: The Chamber of Commerce in Muleshoe issued a statement confirming there were working mules about. “There are two mules working and making their home in the beautiful city of Muleshoe,” the statement read. “These two outstanding specimens … are known as Pete and Jack. They are the proud possession of […]

Judge finds probable cause for trial against commission candidate

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com A felony gun charge against a Curry County Commission candidate will go on to district court. In a 20-minute preliminary hearing on Thursday, Magistrate Judge Duane Castleberry ruled there was probable cause against Steve Gershon for the charge of unlawful carry of a firearm in an establishment licensed to […]

State signs off on Ranchvale closure

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The New Mexico Public Education Department has cleared the way for Clovis Municipal Schools to remove Ranchvale Elementary School from its roster next school year. NPED officials said New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera signed off on the measure to shutter the school last week. In February, Clovis […]

EPCOG looks to streamline water issues

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com With water being a prime topic of discussion in the region, the Eastern Plains Council of Governments is looking into ways to streamline the process of determining the varied plans of action. During Wednesday’s EPCOG meeting, Vice-Chairman Oscar Robinson solicited the aid of a staff member in developing a […]

CCC hosting blood drive

Staff report Clovis Community College will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Health and Fitness Center Gym. Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid photo identification. Appointments are scheduled every 20 minutes, and can be made at bloodhero.com with the sponsor code “clovis.” […]

Pintores holds local artist showcase

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Chris Martinez, left, a new artist at the annual Spring Fling art show, explains her oil pastel piece to Pintores Art League President Amy Armenta.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com On top of being blind in one eye, Chris Martinez is color blind — yet that didn’t stop her from creating three colorful pieces of artwork for this year’s Pintores Art League Spring Fling. The annual art exhibition is being held at Clovis Community College this week and continues […]

Opinion: ‘Black Sunday’ dirt storm still worst in memory

David Stevens

By David Stevens Editor Prayers for life were lifted, families sought shelter under ground, trains were rerouted, stalled and derailed. Woody Guthrie wrote a song about it all: “The radio reported, we listened with alarm “The wild and windy actions of this great mysterious storm; “From Albuquerque and Clovis, and all New Mexico “They said […]

Plane makes emergency landing near Tucumcari

Staff photo: Thomas Garcia
Law officers secure the scene of an emergency landing of a single-engine plane Wednesday on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun tgarcia@qcsunonline.com TUCUMCARI — Interstate-40 traffic was a bit more congested than usual on Wednesday morning. An Indiana couple landed their single-engine airplane on the median about 15 miles west of Tucumcari, after losing power. “This was the first landing without power for the both of us,” said Ronald Beyers. […]

Opinion: ‘Our Town’ back for silver anniversary

By Betty Williamson Local columnist It has been 25 years since Eastern’s University Theater Center was dedicated with a lovely grand opening ceremony and a production of Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “Our Town.” R. Lyle Hagan came out of retirement to direct that show — he had hung up his hat in 1976 after more […]

Opinion: It’s a zoo at the arts academy

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Not long ago, if you had walked into the Arts Academy at Bella Vista you might have heard sounds of wild animals. If you wandered through to the cafeteria the sounds of animals would have become louder, along with a voice announcing, “Please don’t feed the animals!” accompanied by students’ […]

Police blotter — April 14

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 7:35 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 3700 block of Cesar Chavez Drive. • 8:40 a.m.: Remote financial services act violation, 2200 block of North Prince Street. • 8:58 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), […]

Events calendar — April 14

Today Pintores Art League’s Annual Spring Fling — 9 a.m. Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4131 Better Selfie Workshop — 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram Room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 ZZ Top — 8 p.m. Lonestar Pavilion, 602 E 19th St., Lubbock, Tickets: $52-$254 Information: 855-835-7149 Friday Pintores […]

Meetings calendar — April 14

Today Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. 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. Information: 575-763-6016 Cultural and Ethnic […]

Pages past — April 14

On this date … 1971: A welding shop at 1509 Waldhauser in Clovis was destroyed by fire. Firefighters received a call about 6 a.m. but the roof had already collapsed. Wesley Banks, who had operated the business for eight years, said he lost about $15,000 worth of equipment to the blaze. The building, owned by […]

Officials meet for update on wildfire plan

Staff report Curry County officials met briefly Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library for an update on a Community Wildfire Protection Plan it hopes to approve in mid-May. The gathering was billed as a public meeting, but no citizens showed up. A mix of five county employees and commissioners spoke for 30 minutes with Krys […]

County approves water resolution

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com After several weeks of language modifications and other adjustments, the Curry County Commission approved an agreement requiring the county to commit its environmental gross receipts tax funds to the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. During Tuesday’s special meeting commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of the resolution, which was […]

P-4 Partnership holding job fair

Staff report The P-4 Partnership is holding a job fair 3 p.m.-7 p.m. April 21 at the Clovis Civic Center. The fair is open to all job seekers, including students, retirees, veterans and military spouses. Partnership members include the cities of Clovis and Portales, Curry and Roosevelt counties, Cannon Air Force Base, the Portales and […]