Early voting turnout 31.7 percent of registered voters

Staff report Assuming nobody turns out to Election Day in Curry County on Tuesday, at any of the 10 places, for all of the 12 hours polls are open, turnout for the 2016 general election will still be 31.7 percent. Early voting closed Saturday evening at the North Plains Mall, with a total of 3,645 […]

Disc golfers brave weather for tourney

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Jonathan Pena of Clovis takes a shot during the Tex-Mex Tossup disc golf tournament Saturday at Ned Houk Park.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com By most accounts, cold and rainy conditions made Saturday a miserable day to be outside — particularly at a wide-open city park. But a few dozen people braving the elements at Ned Houk Park would tell you a bad day throwing a disc is better than a good day […]

Police blotter — Nov. 6

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 2:39 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 700 block of East First Street. • 11:32 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, 1600 block of North Prince Street. • 11:34 a.m.: Contempt of court, 200 block of […]

Reader reaction — Nov. 6

We asked our Facebook followers: “A Clovis mother and son are scheduled in court, on separate dockets, on charges of an incestuous relationship. (Editor’s note: Both trials have since been moved to next year.) Since the relationship didn’t start until they were consenting adults, do you think this is a case the judicial system needs […]

Veterans Day events

The following is a list of events being held in the next week in Portales and Clovis in honor of Veteran’s Day: Portales Friday • American Legion Post 31 Veterans Day Program: 11 a.m. at the Memorial Building • Veterans of Foreign Wars Wall of Honor: 6 p.m. at VFW Post 9515, 316 South Main […]

Pages past — Nov. 6

On this date … 1956: Officials at Clovis Air Force Base were asking residents to avoid trespassing on the Melrose Gunnery Range. Lt. Col. Bernie Bass said aircraft were using live ammunition during training at the range, and wanted to warn area residents, especially hunters, about the danger. Unauthorized entry to the range could also […]

Events calendar — Nov. 6

Today St. Ann’s Catholic Church Turkey Dinner — 11:30 a.m. (CDT) Donations: $12 adults, $6 children under 6. St. Ann’s Parish Hall, Third Street., Bovina. Monday BeWellnm health insurance event — 1:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 505-996-6449 Tuesday Election Day — Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 […]

Meetings calendar — Nov. 6

Tuesday Curry County and Area Republican Women — 11:30 a.m., K-Bob’s Steakhouse, 1600 Mabry Dr. Information: 575-762-2524 or 575-763-4390. Floyd city council — 7 p.m. City Hall, 1569 NMHWY 267., Floyd. Information: 575-478-2585 Texico city council— 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Water Policy Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m. City Hall, assembly […]

Xcel Energy looks to raise rates

STAFF REPORT Xcel Energy has filed a proposal with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to adjust its base rates in 2017, according to an Xcel press release sent Wednesday. The company is looking to increase the current average rate of $109.25 per month by $18.23 for every 1,000 kilowatt-hours —about the usage of an […]

Presidential hopeful target different Americas

By Jill Colvin and Kathleen Hennessey The Associated Press ATKINSON, N. H. — Hillary Clinton sped across battleground states Friday trying to seal a historic presidential victory powered by minorities and women, while Donald Trump traveled to small-town America to fire up the white, working-class voters he insists will bring the crown to his outsider […]

ENMU bands to entertain

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The ENMU Big Band Dance will take place on Friday in Clovis and the 49th annual POPS Dinner Concert on Saturday at ENMU’s Campus Union Building.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Two upcoming Eastern New Mexico University events will offer attendees unique musical perspectives while helping to fund further musical activities. The ENMU Big Band Dance will take place 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Clovis State Theater at 504 North Main Street in Clovis, according to Assistant Professor of Music […]

Johnson: November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Going jacket-free most days, the bright sunshine and warm temperatures lingering long past their time make it hard to conceive of, but the calendar confirms it nonetheless — fall is in full swing. Not only is it fall, the month of November means there are lots of changes and busy, busy days ahead. For starters, […]

City grants final approval of fuel operations takeover

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com During Thursday’s regular meeting the Clovis City Commission granted approval of the city taking over fuel operations at the Clovis Municipal Airport. “At the commission meeting on Aug. 8 the commission approved an agreement in principle with Moby, LLC. at the Clovis Municipal Airport,” City Attorney David Richards said […]

Commissioner seeks resignations over 2012 land swap

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A Curry County commissioner is alleging the county manager, county attorney and commission chairman unnecessarily cost taxpayers at least $236,000 more than four years ago. And he says all three should “absolutely” pay with their jobs. Commissioner Chet Spear leveled the allegations on the heels of a state auditor’s […]

Former Clovis mayor remembered as humanitarian

By Douglas Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com Former Clovis Mayor and physician Dr. James Moss Jr. is being remembered as a humanitarian who never failed to take advantage of an opportunity to serve others. Moss, 92, died at his home Wednesday. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingswood Methodist Church in Clovis. “Dr. […]

Officials anticipating outlay funds

By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Capital outlay funds from the recent special legislative session are being put to good use, according to local officials. Officials from both Roosevelt and Curry counties as well as early childhood centers said they received notice of funds and are preparing contracts for projects. Rebecca Flen, principal for Brown […]

October city permits

A look at city permits filed in October, according to city records: • 4 — New residential permits filed in October, bringing the total to 31 for the year. • 2,056 — Average square footage of each of the new residences. • 16 — Roofing permits for October, tied with May for the highest amount in a month. […]

Police blotter — Nov. 4

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 12:05 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 8:34 a.m.: Public affray, 1500 block of Sycamore Street. • 9:50 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 1100 block of North Prince Street. […]

Faith: African Children’s Choir to perform in Clovis

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The African Children’s Choir is slated to perform in Clovis next week, but organizers said the group will offer much more than singing and cultural dance expressions — with faith, hope and inspiration being among other elements to be shared. Officials said the choir has been working with the […]

Opinion: Sometimes it’s best to gamble on new blood

By Audra Brown Local columnist There are a lot of different kinds of cows. They come in all colors. Some have long legs, some have short legs, and some have oddly short legs. Some sport a solid pattern, while others are a mix of colors, displayed as spots, patches, and speckles. Some have horns, some […]