What’s happening — Nov. 8

Today The Elephant Man — 2 p.m. Mainstage, University Theatre Center, ENMU, 1500 S Avenue K., Portales. Free Admission for ENMU students, $5 General Admission. Monday VFW Post 3280 Cake and Ice Cream Social — 11 a.m. VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand Ave., Clovis. Ft Sumner City Council — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 173 […]

Holiday closures

The following will be closed Wendesday in observance of Veterans Day. • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Curry County Clovis Chamber of Commerce • Wells Fargo • Citizens Bank of Clovis • New Mexico Bank and Trust • Western Bank of Clovis • Bank of Clovis • JP Stone Community Bank • American Heritage Bank • […]

Rams are a perfect 10

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales junior quarterback Junior Ramirez prepares to launch a deep pass while senior tackle Adam Hernandez provides protection during Friday’s District 4-4A matchup against New Mexico Military at Blackwater Draw. The top-ranked, unbeaten Rams posted a 26-7 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — In Portales’ quest for its first ever 10-0 regular season, it was the unexpected players who stepped up and allowed the Rams to defeat the NMMI Colts 26-7 on Friday night in the District 4-4A and regular-season finale for both teams. Seldom-used wide receiver Michael Fox […]

Farm and ranch worker’s comp addressed

By Brittney Cannon STAFF WRITER bcannon@cnjonline.com Since the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled the exclusion of farm and ranch laborers from workman’s compensation unconstitutional, area farmers and ranchers have had concerns on how the ruling will impact their expenses. Rachel Bayless, Worker’s Compensation Administration’s general counsel, came to Clovis Thursday night as part of […]

Motocross event comes to the Boneyard

Courtesy photo: WTXRC
A motocross event is coming to Portales this weekend with all-terrain vehicles races, utility task vehicle races and bike races. The event is being held behind Bonestroo Dairy off of New Mexico 467 all day today and Sunday.

STAFF REPORT The West Texas Extreme Race Circuit (WTXRC) is returning to the area this weekend for round six of their 2015-16 series. According to Rusty Cates, WTXRC is a family-owned race circuit of moto and off-road enthusiasts dedicated to promoting and advancing off-road racing in the West Texas/Eastern New Mexico area. Cates began the […]

Pages past — Nov. 7

On this date … 1970: For the first time since its founding in 1961, the Curry County United Fund topped the $100,000 mark in its annual charity drive. The drive had reached $102,300, with “a bit more” expected in the next few days, according to Owen Huffaker, the fund’s publicity chair. 1955: New Mexico saw […]

Johnson: Study: Pets make people happy

Sometimes it just plain seems like there is a pet craze going on. At every turn there are pet accessories, pet toys and specialty pet foods to be found. It doesn’t take much to figure out the pet buzz is growing louder every day, particularly when pet spending jumped during the second half of 2014 […]

Police: Armed suspect caught

STAFF REPORT An armed suspect was apprehended after he was seen driving a stolen vehicle recklessly on Wallace Street north of 21st Street, according to the Clovis Police Department. Clovis police officers apprehended an armed suspect that was seen driving a stolen vehicle recklessly on Wallace Street north of 21st Street Friday morning. Interim Police […]

Meetings watch — Nov. 7

ENMU Board of Regents The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met Friday in the Regents Room at the main campus in Portales. Regents took the following action: • Heard a report from President Steven Gamble. Gamble said the university got another clean audit for the second year in a row. “It’s extremely rare […]

Health exchange update site ready

STAFF REPORT New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX), BeWellnm, announced Thursday that its updated website has been launched. “The updated website includes several new features that make it easier for New Mexicans to learn about their affordable health insurance options, and make important decisions about health coverage for themselves and their families,” a press release […]

Commission approves board, with deletions

By Brittney Cannon STAFF WRITER bcannon@cnjonline.com In the spirit of an ordinance established to create checks and balances among economic development fellows, Gene Hendrick opted to remove his name from a list recommending he serve on the Economic Incentive Board (EIB) Thursday evening during the Clovis City Commission meeting. Hendrick, who represented district two on […]

Veteran welcomes community to events

Staff report You don’t have to be a veteran to enjoy Veterans Day activities, John Montano, an Army National Guard veteran said. The festivities at all veterans’ posts in the area are open to the public, he said. “You don’t have to be a veteran to get in,” Montano said. “The families are invited. If […]

Portales denies ENMWUA easement agreement

By Rae Arnett Correspondent The Portales City Council denied the approval of an easement agreement with Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority in a four to three vote at their Tuesday evening meeting. Councilors Michael Lucero, Dianne Parker and Keith Thomas voted against the motion to deny the easement while councilors Mike Miller, Oscar Robinson, […]

Monarch Formals’ princess party moving to arena

Staff report Non-profit Monarch Formals annual princess party is being moved to Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena this year. The event, which is in its fourth year, is to be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the arena with girls from 2 to 12 years old being welcomed. Monarch Formals Founder […]

Clovis man facing robbery charges

Staff report A Clovis man is facing six felony charges and up to 19 years, six months in jail on accusations he robbed both Portales and Clovis Wal-Mart stores at gunpoint three months apart. In June, an unidentified person pulled a gun on a Portales Wal-Mart staff member when the staffer tried to prevent him […]

Notebook — Nov. 6

Note to readers: Due to press issues, papers in Clovis and Portales had to be printed in Roswell Thursday night. Newsroom staff had to observe early deadlines. Late news and sports coverage will be available at pntonline.com and cnjonline.com and will run in Saturday editions. Coming Saturday: The annual Boneyard motocross event will be held […]

Pages past — Nov. 6

On this date … 1965: Multiple law-enforcement agencies were involved in the arrests of two Clovis men and one Portales man suspected in a series of burglaries from Farwell to Portales to Melrose. Officials recovered many of the items stolen soon after the arrests. Major break-ins were reported at Worley Grain Co. in Farwell, Melrose […]

Not too wet, not too dry

By Audra Brown Local columnist The tall fields of haygrazer are laid low and as soon as the moisture gets just right, the nights of the baler begin. Many jobs can last long into the evening and the early morning, but most of them at least start in the daylight hours. Baling hay, in my […]

Police blotter — Nov. 6

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 2:02 a.m.: possession of marijuana, Seventh and Norris streets. • 2:04 a.m.: Found property, Second and Lydia streets. • 5:28 a.m.: Burglary – attempted forcible entry, 100 block of North Davis Street. • 8:35 […]

What’s happening — Nov. 6

Today Get Your Flu Shot— 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Melrose Senior Center, 421 Main St., Melrose. Blood pressure checks, coffee and refreshment provided. Big Band Dance — 7 p.m. State Theater,  504 N Main St., Clovis. $5 admission. Saturday Surviving the Holidays for the Grieving— 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Central Baptist Church, 2501 […]