ENMU President Gamble tenders resignation letter

By Anna George Correspondent Steve Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, brought his official letter of resignation before the ENMU board of regents on Friday. “Please know that I intend to retire as president of the Eastern New Mexico University System effective with a date between June 1 and August 1, 2017,” the letter […]

Education digest — May 13

Educators invited to training REcharge Labs is inviting all Clovis and Grady fourth- to12th-grade educators interested in renewable energy education to attend the Recharge Academy, a week-long renewable energy training academy this summer in Pittsburgh, Pennsyvania. Officials said to help educators attend the training academy, the company is offering 30 scholarships generously donated by energy […]

Faith: Students planning summer mission trips

Courtesy photo: Dag Sewell
Eastern New Mexico University’s Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge team members interact with other students at a dessert giveaway event held on campus. Five members will serve as student missionaries this summer.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Students from Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College are preparing to spend their summers traveling around the world. But these are no ordinary summer trips. Four ENMU students and one CCC student were selected to serve as missionaries both in New Mexico and internationally this summer. As […]

District 5 candidates answer questions

The District 5 Curry County Commission race features incumbent Tim Ashley running against Robert Thornton in the Republican primary. There is no Democratic opposition in the general election. The primary election is June 7. Early voting runs through June 4. Tim L. Ashley Age: 52 Occupation: Owner of Clovis Concrete Company, Inc. Elected offices held:  […]

Opinion: Having a zombie preparedness debate

By Audra Brown Local columnist In an effort to be overly prepared for the zombie apocalypse, I’ve been pondering the qualifications of various hay-bale-tying materials with regards to which would make the best post-apocalyptic accompaniment. Undoubtedly, like many things overlooked and under-appreciated in the good times, twine, baling-wire, and their latest pal net-wrap, will be […]

Events calendar — May 13

Saturday 28th Annual Knights Challenge Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Clovis. Chaos in Clovis Boxing Event — Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Original Team Roping Association District 31 Finals — 8 a.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-395-7000 Cops and Kids Basketball Event […]

Meetings calendar — May 13

Today Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9 a.m. ENMU, Regents Room, 1500 S Avenue K, Portales. Information:  (800) 367-3668 Tuesday Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora Village Meeting — 7 p.m. Village Firestation, 220 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell City Meeting — […]

Pages past — May 13

On this date … 1976: Volunteers began preparing beans, cornbread, salads and desserts for those participating in the city-wide cleanup in Clovis. Area businesses, service clubs and individuals were volunteering time and food for the cleanup. 1966: A Cannon Air Force Base pilot was being credited with the “sidewinder shot that downed a Communist Chinese […]

Official: Alley trash a ‘personal responsibility’

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
A mattress and other large trash items lie beside a dumpster in one of the alleys along West Fifth Street.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com With the abundance of garbage found around city alley bins, citizens of Clovis might disagree that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. But city workers say the solution lies in residents’ hands. “It’s really a personal responsibility,” Clovis’ Public Works Director Clint Bunch said about the overflow of […]

Students, staff, alums invited to celebrate Ranchvale

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Ranchvale Elementary School alums have been invited to join current students, teachers, staff and parents in celebrating the school’s legacy during an event slated Friday afternoon. Organizers said the “Ranchvale Through the Years” celebration, which will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., will focus on the school’s […]

Chamber accepting parade applications

Staff report The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Pioneer Days Parade, set for 10 a.m. June 4. The parade is part of a weeklong celebration of the pioneer spirit, and is themed “Party Til the Cows Come Home” to honor the dairy industry. Other events include PRCA rodeo nights, a […]

Police blotter — May 12

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 12:51 a.m.: Concealing identity, 2900 block of East Mabry Drive. • 9:58 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 3500 block of Corlington Lane. • 10:15 a.m.: Battery. • 10:51 a.m.: Fraud (less than $250 – […]

Opinion: CHS students showcase learning

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist A great trend in education over the last years is providing an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. Whether the venue is a parent evening or a more festive setting, the idea is to open the school, figuratively, so parents and community members can see what students are learning […]

Opinion: Older student crossing stage

By Betty Williamson Local columnist At 44, Ray Pallares will be one of the older Eastern graduates to cross the stage at Greyhound Arena Saturday morning, earning a degree that has taken him six years to complete, and one that he can’t wait to put to use. Ray graduated from House High School in 1990, […]

Pages past — May 12

On this date … 1976: Gail Shannon, former acting president and vice president for academic affairs at Eastern New Mexico University, had accepted a position as dean of the college of education at West Texas State University. The Kansas native had been at ENMU since 1960. 1961: Actor Ronald Reagan spent about an hour in […]

Events calendar — May 12

Today Carson and Barnes Circus — 4:30 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Carson and Barnes Circus — 7:30 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Ribbon cutting — 2 p.m. Hillcrest Park-par 3 course, 1208 N. Norris St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 Saturday 28th Annual Knights Challenge Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, […]

Meetings calendar — May 12

Today Free advance planning seminar — 6 p.m. Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis. RSVP Information: 575-763-5541 Melrose Village Meeting — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Friday Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9 a.m. ENMU, Regents Room, 1500 S Avenue K, Portales. Information:  (800) […]

District 4 candidates weigh in

The District 4 Curry County Commission race is an open seat, with current holder Wendell Bostwick term-limited. The race features Steve Gershon, Donald Harrell and Ben Smith in the Republican primary. Emily Vander Dussen is on the Democratic primary ballot (as Emily Rose Lujan), but said she intends to withdraw from the race following the […]

Sex assault trial delayed for fourth time

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A former Clovis resident said she is frustrated with the justice system after a trial for a pair of defendants accused of sexually assaulting her adopted son was rescheduled for the fourth time Monday. Kym Faulkner said prior to adopting her son, he was in the foster care of […]

Police blotter — May 11

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 6:17 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft- other vehicles, 2200 block of Country Meadows Drive. • 6:51 p.m.: Arson, 1100 block of North Davis Street. • 7:00 p.m.: Animal bite, 2100 block of Martin Luther King […]