Notebook — June 16

Congrats  … • To Farmer’s Electric General Manager Lance Adkins, Wells Fargo Bank Vice President Leo Lovett and Holistic Behavior Consulting owner Jason Vinson for recently graduating from the Leadership New Mexico Core Program. TV cowboys … • Eastern New Mexico University’s  rodeo team is competing in the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo and you […]

Best things about summer simple

By Sandy Fields Local columnist The best things about summer are simple and carefree: • The heavenly scent of honeysuckle on a warm morning; • the sound of a lawnmower and the strong fragrance of freshly cut grass; • the patter of rain on the sidewalk, and the rush of the fresh, earthy aroma that […]

Electric fence not quite foolproof

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer I don’t know what most people think during their first visit to Clovis, but my reaction was pure joy when I looked out the car window and realized this was horse country. Since moving here last year I’ve been plotting, planning, and saving to turn my wild land into a […]

Corporation to host racino event

By Thomas Garcia Staff Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Albuquerque based Laguna Development Corporation, owned by the Pueblo of Laguna, announced Monday it will host a multi-purpose event June 27 to share its idea and prospects of bringing a Racino to Clovis with city and county government officials, business owners and other interested parties from Curry and Roosevelt County. […]

Commissioners approve new jail policies

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County commissioners approved new policies for the jail Monday during a special meeting but it wasn’t without an hour-long discussion. The commission also discussed the possibility of no longer approving policy changes Jail Administrator Tori Sandoval enacts. Sandoval presented the commission with the jail’s new policy regarding “special […]

Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

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Robert Farley of Las Cruces cooks up some chicken quarters at last year’s Juneteenth celebration in Potter Park. Farley cooks every year and starts at 4 a.m. the day of the event.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com William Hall began organizing a free Juneteenth Celebration in Clovis 22 years ago after he realized there was a great need in the community. “They were having a deal at Hillcrest Park — they would set up booths and sell food for $10 a plate,” Hall said. “I went […]

Commissioners attending conference

Staff report Four Curry County commissioners will be trekking to Albuquerque today to attend the New Mexico Association of Counties’ 79th annual conference, according to a press release from Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. Commissioners Chet Spear, Tim Ashley, Angelina Baca and Wendell Bostwick will be in Albuquerque through Thursday for the conference, according to […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commissioners met 9 a.m. Monday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss jail policies, roofing contracts, conferences and grants. Here is what they did. • Commissioners approved unanimously to appoint Commissioner Tim Ashley as the voting delegate and Commissioner Angelina Baca to serve as the alternate while attending the National […]

Miss NM pageant kicks off with meet and greet

The Miss New Mexico Pageant kicks off today with a meet and greet event at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building after pageant contestants greet the city of Portales on the town square this afternoon. The following are the Miss New Mexico contestants and the community they are representing: • Brandi Blair, Miss […]

Police blotter — June 16

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 7:12 a.m.: Criminal damage, 700 block of Wallace Street. • 8:46 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 200 block of Schepps Boulevard. • 8:50 a.m.: Failure to yield at intersection, 12 and Calhoun streets. • […]

What’s happening — June 16

Today Farwell City Council Meeting — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 100 Ninth St., Farwell. Information: 806-481-3620 Are You Ready For an Emergency?— 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 or slewis@cityofclovis.org Big Kids’ Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis Information: 575-769-7840 Culture and Ethnic […]

Business digest — June 16

Xcel Energy plant honored A power plant operated by Xcel Energy has been named the top plant by the Powder River Basin Coal Users’ Group, according to a release from Xcel. The Harrington Station northeast of Amarillo was honored by the trade association that promotes safe and efficient usage of Wyoming coals. The award was […]

Pages past — June 16

On this date … 1975: A Clovis cattle buyer reported he’d been robbed of $13,000 cash. Clarence Erdwurm, 61, said a man attacked him when he got out of his car in front of his home at 1932 Gidding St. He believed three men were involved in the robbery. All of the money was in […]

New version of ‘blended retirement’ system presented

By Tom Philpott Military update Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new “blended retirement” system for future service members, saying this one “best enables us to maintain the readiness of the All-Volunteer Force.” Their hope is that Congress will accept the fresh changes quickly […]

Derby field mostly newcomers

6-14-derby-winner

By Joshua Lucero Staff Writer jlucero@cnjonline.com After three years of competing, Cody Little finally seized the top spot at the Clovis Rotary Club’s 14th annual soap box derby. The Saturday morning derby featured 15 young drivers, ranging in age from 9 to 14, all vying for first place and a trip to the All-American Soap […]

Pages past — June 14

On this date … 1975: The Clovis Elks Lodge held its annual Flag Day ceremonies at Bell Park. Col. C.D. Crabb of Cannon Air Force Base was among guests. The event preceded a Mickey Mantle league baseball game at the stadium. 1972: Scott O’Dell, author of the award-winning “Island of the Blue Dolphins” had scheduled […]

Former probation officer charged with embezzling

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A former Curry County probation officer has been charged with embezzling money from the county. Christopher R. Lopez, 34, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday, was charged and released from custody on an appearance bond, District Attorney Andrea Reeb said. Lopez has been charged with embezzlement greater than […]

Roosevelt county manager talks issues

Amber Hamilton is Roosevelt County’s manager. She and other area officials are regularly asked to respond to questions about recent issues: Question: You said earlier this month that the county is playing “catch-up” in trying to meet deadlines for jail accreditation. Is that because detention center leadership does not consider the accreditation a priority or […]

Roosevelt County jail administrator resigns

Staff report Roosevelt County jail Administrator David Casanova resigned on Friday, County Manager Amber Hamilton confirmed. Hamilton said although Casanova gave two weeks notice, he and county officials agreed the resignation would be effective immediately. Casanova could not be reached for comment, but a story by the Crookston Times in Crookston, Minnesota, said Casanova had […]

Miss New Mexico pageant set for Saturday

Staff report New Mexico’s entry in the Miss America pageant will be selected Saturday night in Portales. The 74th Miss New Mexico Scholarship pageant is scheduled this week on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. “My first and only thought was to bring the pageant to Portales, the warm heart of the sunbelt, and […]