Holiday closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day: • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis Offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public Library […]

Police blotter — Aug. 31

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 1:10 a.m.: Remove subject, 1100 block of Sycamore Street. • 2:40 a.m.: Domestic report, 3200 block of North Main Street. • 6:06 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1000 block of East 10th Street. • 6:58 […]

Music fest kicks off September

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Night Ranger was the headline act at last year’s Clovis Music Festival.

By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com If it’s entertainment you seek, September may be the month for you in eastern New Mexico. Fall’s first month will be highlighted by the Clovis Music Festival, which celebrates its 27th anniversary with a three-day run beginning Thursday at the Curry County Events Center. Marshall Law and Will Banister and The […]

Pages Past — Aug. 30

On this date … 1967: Poor Boy’s Butcher Shop, at 801 Prince in Clovis, offered 4 pounds of fresh, lean hamburger for $1, in a Labor Day weekend sale. And the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. was promoting a new way to enjoy its products — in no-deposit, no-return bottles. 1955: Around 500 hands were at work […]

Hopefully your number won’t be up too soon

By Grant McGee Local columnist Did you ever hear that saying, “Well I guess their number wasn’t up”? I can remember the first time I heard the phrase. I was just a kid. My mom and dad were getting ready to go on another trip. They were always going on trips. They’d go to a […]

The eyes have it in recent dog study

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s one of those little ironies that has become a punch line of sorts — fat ones, skinny ones, short-snouted ones … somehow, dogs and their owners share a resemblance to one another. The fact that dogs often share striking similarities to the people who love them is such an […]

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 29

Las Vegas Robertson 33, Portales 20 Muleshoe 48, Levelland 46 Farwell 24, Panhandle 14 Santa Rosa 25, Texico 12 Bovina 40, Plains 0 Melrose 50, Mescalaro 0

Pages Past — Aug. 29

On this date … 1968: Fire was reported in the Diamonds LTD store, 316 Main, in Clovis. Firefighters battled the blaze almost five hours before it was under control. Norman Petty, the building’s owner, said fire was caused by a short circuit in the display window. Everything close to the front of the building was […]

Lake official urges caution during outings

Staff report Officials at Conchas Lake remind lake visitors over the Labor Day weekend to play it safe as they enjoy the last weekend of summer. “There are some essential safety tips that will keep you, your friends and family safe while enjoying time at area lakes,” said Michael Vollmer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

Varmints up to no good

By Audra Brown Local columnist Plowing, planting, branding, weaning, harvesting, herding. Agriculture keeps you plenty busy, but you might not believe how much time is spent on pest control. Fact is, there’s never enough time for this particular duty. It’s almost as never-ending as building fence. On the lower end of the size-spectrum and the […]

5 things to know about CFD’s ladder truck

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The ladder truck tips the scales at 82,000 pounds, which makes it hard to stop once it gets going.

By Rick White Managing editor rwhite@cnjonline.com At 48 feet long and 41 tons — which is about the same weight as 39 Volkswagen Beetles — the Clovis Fire Department’s ladder truck is the biggest, baddest firefighting machine in the department’s arsenal. Its hydraulic-powered ladder extends 105 feet. Up front it its massive cab there is room […]

Police blotter — Aug. 29

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:04 a.m.: Theft, 1200 block of North Thornton Street. • 2:39 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 6:50 a.m.: Theft, 100 block of Zia Place. • 7:43 a.m.: Harassment, 300 block of North Connelly Street. • […]

What’s happening — Aug. 29

Saturday 5K Rockin’ Color Run — 8 a.m., Ned Houk Memorial Park. Information: 575-763-3435. Tuesday Economic Development Review Ad Hoc Committee meeting — 1:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Board of Curry County Commissioners regular meeting — 9 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, Information: 575-763-6016. Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis […]

Labor Day closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day:   • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis Offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public […]

Pages past — Aug. 29

On this date … 1968: Fire was reported in the Diamonds LTD store, 316 Main, in Clovis. Firefighters battled the blaze almost five hours before it was under control. Norman Petty, the building’s owner, said fire was caused by a short circuit in the display window. Everything close to the front of the building was […]

Jail inmate population dropping

By Robin Fornoff PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Inmate population is headed south at Curry County’s perennially over-crowded jail. Officials directly connected to the jail population offer a variety of reasons for the drop. Most, however, agree it is largely due to more cooperation and coordination among three main agencies — the district attorney, the sheriff and […]

Portales business owners looking forward to end of construction

Staff report PORTALES — Chuck Abbott is aware the road construction through the heart of Portales is supposedly coming to an end. He remains skeptical. “They (Constructors Inc. officials) have been saying it would be done time after time,” said Abbott, who owns Big League Sports on the Portales square. “They don’t seem to be […]

4 questions with Robyn Howe

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Clovis High School Drum Major Robyn Howe leads the band during a morning practice session.

Robyn Howe is a senior Clovis High drum major. What’s the most challenging thing about conducting a band? “Keeping the whole band together, and not letting them fall apart. I always give my best effort so that the band has someone to follow, and can have a great performance.” What’s your favorite song to conduct […]

Police chief: Military vehicle has earned its keep

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
 Clovis Police Chief Steve Sander said police used the all-wheel drive Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle to rescue several out-of-state families stranded in their nearly submerged vehicles near First Street and Mabry during the July 2 flooding.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com One of the first things Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders did when his department got a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP, from the Department of Defense, was to make it look less like a military vehicle. “It’s unfortunate that it’s a big monstrosity,” said Sanders. “We tried to […]

Good to know someone’s looking out for us

It’s rumored our vending machine at work immigrated from an Eastern Bloc country to the United States sometime after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It’s also rumored the manufactured label reads: Made in the Motherland. And judging by the machine’s behavior, I’m inclined to believe these rumors are true. Every office has a piece of […]