Workshop to cover getting business on map

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Looking for a business on Google is as easy as typing in the name and hitting the return button. Finding the results, or making sure your business is what they find, is another matter altogether. The Internet company is working with the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce to make […]

Letter to the editor — June 23

County owes explanation for spending Regarding recent reports about Curry County’s spending habits: For a very long time, our county government has been allowed to operate pretty much in the dark. And now that Commissioner Chet Spear has brought some sunshine into the dark alley that is the finances of Curry County, it seems those […]

Summertime is ice cream time

Summer has officially arrived, and that means it’s time to break out the ice cream freezers. All you need is some sugar and cream, then toss in anything else that sounds delicious, and you’ve got yourself one of the best treats in the world. That’s how I go about concocting recipes. I’ve never been very […]

Amendments denied Senate consideration

By Tom Philpott Military Update The Senate voted last week to kill a plan hatched by its armed services committee to privatize five large commissary stores to test the concept of commercial grocers running base stores to save defense dollars. But as the Senate version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill moved toward a […]

Pages past — June 23

On this date … 1975: “Vicious thunderstorms” spawned a funnel cloud 15 miles west of Clovis and Muleshoe was hit with 3 inches of rain that caused flooding and crop damage in parts of Bailey County. U.S. 70 had to be closed between Muleshoe and Earth because of water over the highway. No tornado damage […]

What’s happening — June 23

Today Texico City Council Meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3315 Family Game Night — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Big Kids’ Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. […]

Miss New Mexico crowned

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Former Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, right, crowns Miss New Mexico 2015 Marissa Livingston Saturday night during the final night of the Miss New Mexico Pageant at the Eastern New Mexico University theater.

By Joshua Lucero Staff Writer jlucero@pntonline.com After a week of early mornings, late nights, and tight schedules, a new Miss New Mexico has been crowned. Judges crowned Miss Duke City, Marissa Livingston, as Miss New Mexico 2015 with 15-year-old Sasha Butcher of Albuquerque taking home the crown as Miss Outstanding Teen New Mexico 2015. Miss […]

Helmet given new home

Courtesy photo: Becky Merrill
AMVETS Department Commander Tommy Knight of Clovis and AMVETS Second State Vice Brenda Hunt of Farmington present a plaque and steel pot helmet to a wounded warrior who will be residing at the Eastern New Mexico University Student Veteran House Project, which was donated to the university by AMVETS earlier this year. The helmet belonged to a soldier killed in action named Henery Mitchell. When a search for his family yielded no results, the organization decided to donate the helmet to the university for safekeeping.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Many years ago, a soldier’s steel pot helmet was laid at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park in Farmington. In black marker, the words on it read “In Memory of Henery Mitchell.” When no one came to claim it after 45 days, the Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department […]

Celebrating freedom

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
George Houston of Clovis and other volunteers serve barbecue to the community at the 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday at O.G. Potter Memorial Park. Houston says he has been volunteering since the event started, and he enjoys “the people and meeting old friends.”

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com There was a long line of people waiting outside a gazebo at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Clovis’ O.G. Potter Park, nearly 15 minutes after the barbecue was scheduled to begin for the Juneteenth celebration. A voice cried out, “We need meat on the table!” Organizer William Hall marched over […]

Commissioner raises concerns about closed-door jail assessment

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Two Curry County commissioners, the county manager, the county attorney and members of the New Mexico Association of Counties conducted a closed-door assessment of the Curry County jail at the end of May. That resulted in the jail’s new policies for special needs inmates, which include more documentation and […]

Official to attend conference on base communities

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley will be attending a convention in Washington, D.C., this week that is intended to benefit communities like Clovis that have military installations nearby. Ashley said the convention is hosted by the Association of Defense Communities, of which Curry County is a member. “They were […]

Readers share stories of Dad

They work hard, they’re funny, they’re responsible … sometimes. We asked Facebook followers to tell us stories about their dads. Here’s a sampling: • Kelly McDonnell: My father, Ed McDonnell, just passed away a couple of months ago, so this is very hard for me to write. … He was funny, caring, and compassionate. He […]

Words are my passion

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor Depending on what your passion is in life, I have observed that everyone has different elements that speak to them more than others. For those in the music realm, whether singers, musicians or directors, it is usually the sound of the music that speaks to them. In the art realm, […]

Notebook — June 21

Congratulations … To the Portales High girls basketball team for capturing the team camp championship at Eastern New Mexico University. Portales entered as the sixth seed, but rallied for three straight wins —including a 43-42 win over Class 6A Hobbs. Royalty time … On Saturday, the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds will host a horsemanship and interview […]

Pages past — June 21

On this date … 1975: District Attorney Fred Hensley announced he would abandon his private law practice on July 1 and become a full-time district attorney for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Assistant DAs David W. Bonem and Robert Cochrane also would assume full-time positions as prosecutors on July 1, Hensley said. Full-time status was an […]

Police blotter — June 21

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 1:13 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 2:40 a.m.: Probation violation, 700 block of Beta Street. • 7:27 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 2100 block of West […]

What’s happening — June 21

Today Juneteenth celebration — 3 p.m. Legacy Life Family Church, 622 Main St., Clovis. Information: Selmus Price, 575-749-6570 Vacation Bible School — 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free classes age 3 through fifth grade. Runs through Thursday. First United Methodist Church, Clovis. Information: 575-763-3461 Monday Wiggle and Sing with Andy Mason — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver […]

Curry jail administrator cleared

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com A letter released Friday by attorney Matt Chandler says District Attorney Andrea Reeb found nothing criminal in Curry County Jail Administrator Tori Sandoval’s purchase of a shadow box given as a gift to a departing jail officer. The letter written by Reeb said her investigators looked into documents, policies […]

Notebook — June 20

Portales jumping… • It’s the place to be today if you like parades, a car show and an assortment of live music. Heritage Days celebrations kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade starting near Second Street and Avenue O that proceeds to City Park. Vintage cars are on display most of the day and […]

Second round of pageant complete

Staff photo: Anna George
The competitors for Miss New Mexico and Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teen performed with smiles on their faces Friday night as they introduced themselves to the crowd. The Miss New Mexico competition is being held in Eastern New Mexico University’s theater center.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Miss New Mexico and Miss New Mexico Outstanding Teen candidates faced their second round of preliminary competition Friday night, leading up to the Saturday crowning. The top 10 Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teens will be revealed 2 p.m. today at the University Theatre Center (UTC) at Eastern New Mexico […]