Police blotter — Oct. 9

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Tuesday • 12:13 a.m.: Shoplifting, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. • 9:51 a.m.: Theft, 800 block of West Plains Avenue. • 10:19 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 1900 block of Cameo Street. • 1:55 p.m.: Burglary in […]

What’s happening — Oct. 9

Today Preschool story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis High School girls volleyball vs. breast cancer — 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Specialty T-shirt sale to benefit American Cancer Society. Rock Staubus Gym, 1900 Thornton. Information: 575-693-1182. Friday Ribbon cutting and open house — 2:15 p.m., Plains Regional Medical Center Pharmacy. […]

Nov. 4 general election sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

Tax board approves $28,000 in requests

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com With $200,000 left for the remainder of the fiscal year and $47,500 in total requests for the quarter, the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Board certainly had an opportunity to just approve everything and leave everybody happy. The board opted against a spendthrift stance, however, and pared down the total recommended […]

Fighting more important foreign invader than ebola

We’ve got a visitor to another country. You get daily reminders of its presence. The reminders seem to grow daily. And lest you forget, reminders are painful. Ebola? Heck no, I’m talking about goatheads. Let’s talk scientifically about tribulus terrestris — yes, it even sounds like a jerk scientifically. It’s the dry climate plant you’ve no […]

Pages past — Oct. 8

On this date … 1977: Bill Welsh, 23, of Portales won the Third Annual Clovis Marathon — for the third time. His time was 2:43.23. George Linn of Santa Fe finished second, 28 seconds behind Welsh. Jeff Collins of Cannon Air Force Base was third in 2:51.09. 1964: The book “A Texan Looks at Lyndon,” […]

Event to commemorate Tucumcari’s railway history

By Thomas Garcia Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The history of the railroad will come alive with working model train displays as well as visual and static displays Saturday and Sunday during the Tucumcari Railroad Days at the Historic Train Depot in Tucumcari. Railroad Days is a collaborative effort among the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari […]

Police blotter — Oct. 4

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 6:25 a.m.: Theft, 1200 block of Ross Street. • 8:26 a.m.: Public affray,1400 block of Cameo Street. • 9:12 a.m.: Theft, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 1:45 p.m.: Abandoned vehicle, 200 block […]

Nov. 4 general election sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

What’s happening — Oct. 8

Today Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Child Find — 10 a.m., Free Developmental Screenings, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Embroidery Class — 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Planning and zoning meeting —  3 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 The Eastern New Mexico University jazz concert […]

District attorney candidates spar over budget, qualifications

Staff photos: Tony Bullocks
Andrea Reeb, right, a Republican, and Jennifer Burrill, a Democrat, are running for district attorney in the Nov. 4 general election.

Editor’s note: Andrea Reeb is an 18-year prosecutor appointed district attorney when Matt Chandler resigned March 1. Jennifer Burrill is a criminal defense attorney and a former prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Reeb, a Republican, and Burrill, a Democrat, are running for district attorney in the Nov. 4 general election. They answered […]

Today last day to register to vote in Nov. 4 election

Staff report Today is the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. Registration can be done during normal business hours at the Curry County clerk’s office. The office reported there are 23,745 registered voters in the county as of Monday afternoon — up from 23,448 registered voters during the June primaries. […]

New ENMU associate professor hopes to change focus

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Gary Bond works with research assistants in the Philippines. He traces his interest in psychology to a skydiving experiment.

By Desiree Cooper ENMU Communications Gary Bond, a new associate professor of psychology at Eastern New Mexico University, has a lot on his mind —  primarily, what’s on other people’s minds. “I listen to language to figure out how people’s minds work,” he said. “The way people express themselves gives you clues to how they […]

Band takes grand champion title in contest

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
The Clovis High School marching band, shown performing during the Sept. 26 homecoming game, took top band honors Saturday at the High Plains Marching Contest in Amarillo.

Staff report The Clovis High School Wildcat marching band walked away with the grand champion title and numerous awards from the High Plains Marching Contest in Amarillo on Saturday. The band, under the direction of Bill Allred, was the top band in preliminary competition, and also won the finals and grand champion designation for its […]

ENMU Department of Music chair earns Educator of the Year award

Staff report Dustin Seifert, chair of the Department of Music and director of bands at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, has been awarded the 2015 Music Educator of the Year from the New Mexico Music Educators Association. Seifert said, “I am very humbled to have received the award, especially because it was determined by […]

Military update: $30,000 decision means massive loss in retirement pay

Would an E-6 careerist nearing retirement accept a $30,000 car loan if forced to pay back a total of $390,000 in principal and interest? Would an E-7 accept a $30,000 loan to make a down payment on a home or to wipe out credit card debt if the lifetime cost of that decision were $386,000 […]

Pages past — Oct. 7

On this date … 1973: A Bovina man was arrested and charged with killing one man and wounding four more in a shooting at Carrasco’s Lounge on West Grand in Clovis. The dead man, Julian Rodriguez, also from Bovina, was shot three times — in the chest, shoulder and neck. Clovis Police Detective Caleb Chandler […]

Business digest — Oct. 7

New pharmacy coming to hospital Plains Regional Medical Center hosts a grand opening for its new pharmacy at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, according to a hospital news release. The pharmacy and the grand opening are at 2401 W. 21st St. in Clovis. Friday’s scheduled speakers include: • Bo Beames, interim hospital administrator at PRMC; • […]

What’s happening — Oct. 7

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Clovis High School girls volleyball vs. breast cancer — 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Specialty T-shirt sale to benefit American Cancer Society, Rock Staubus Gym, 1900 Thornton. Information: 575-693-1182. Wednesday Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Planning and […]

Police blotter — Oct. 7

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:05 a.m.: Possession of marijuana, 200 block of Humphrey Road. • 8:38 a.m.: Theft of credit card, 2700 block of East Seventh Street. • 9:07 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident with injuries, 1400 block of […]