Police blotter — April 5

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 12:43 a.m.: Traffic contact, Seventh and Hull streets. • 1:39 a.m.: Warrant service, Seventh and Hull streets. • 8:56 a.m.: Burglary report, 300 block of Ninth Street. • 9:27 a.m.: Theft report, 1400 block […]

What’s happening — April 5

Monday Tornado awareness class — 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram Room. Information: 575-763-9485 or email:  dheerding@cityofclovis.org Tuesday Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7828 Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Planning […]

Easter services

• Assembly Of God Easter Sunday 10:45 a.m. Bethel Assembly of God 1521 Norris Information: 575-762-6155 • Calvary Chapel Clovis Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1320 W. 21st Information: 575-218-5701 • Central Baptist Easter Sunday Morning worship 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 2501 N. Morris Information: 575-762-4727 • Faith Christian Easter Sunday […]

‘Chasing water’ not an option

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com If you don’t have water, nothing else matters. That pretty much sums up how important water is to our overall well-being and success as humans on the planet. With the recent crisis in California, one has to wonder what would happen if the Ogallala aquifer — our only water […]

Boone Ranch popular Easter destination

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com Easter Sunday isn’t the only day for Easter celebrations, at least not for Portales local Kenneth Broad. Broad, like many around Portales, will spend the weekend celebrating the Easter holiday. Broad, administrator for the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, said he will be traveling to Boone Ranch near Elida […]

Third finalist added for water executive position

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com First there were two. Now there are three finalists for the six-figure a year executive director’s position to lead the Ute Water Project. Clovis City Engineer Justin Howalt showed up at a closed-door meeting of the project’s board Friday to interview for the job — only a week after […]

Been called by ghosts a couple times

By Grant McGee Local columnist I’ve never seen a ghost. But I get phone calls from them. Well, I think I have. It’s happened to me twice. The first time was long ago and far away when I was an evening desk clerk at a hotel in the mountains. The place wasn’t famous yet, but […]

Clovis man sentenced max term for sex crime

Staff report A Clovis man convicted of two counts of criminal sexual penetration was sentenced Friday to the maximum term allowed by Judge Stephen Quinn. Eusebio Jasper, 64, was sentenced to 33 years in prison following his January convictions connected to sexual abuse of a then-12-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby at the […]

Pages past — April 4

On this date … 1970: Area residents woke up “to find it once again snowing,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Weather officials said Tucumcari received 4 inches of snow and Amarillo had 2 inches, but most of eastern New Mexico managed just a trace of moisture. Records show Clovis received more than 12 inches of snow […]

Critter faces convey much

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies A smile, bewildered forehead wrinkles, droopy eyes, an angry glare, a grimace of pain — facial expressions serve as clues to what someone is thinking or feeling in a way that goes beyond words. Responses to physical or mental circumstances and events, expressions are externalizations that literally put […]

No groundbreaking set yet for Tres Amigas

STAFF REPORT A meeting with Tres Amigas officials Monday did not end with a groundbreaking date. Tres Amigas officials hope the task of securing the necessary investors is complete by this summer, according to Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. “They’re over the hill as far as finalizing the fundraising,” Gentry […]

Easter services

• Assembly Of God Easter Sunday 10:45 a.m. Bethel Assembly of God 1521 Norris Information: 575-762-6155 • Calvary Chapel Clovis Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1320 W. 21st Information: 575-218-5701 • Central Baptist Easter Sunday Morning worship 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 2501 N. Morris Information: 575-762-4727 • Faith Christian Easter Sunday […]

Crowder not running in 2016

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Randy Crowder, one of the longest-tenured members of the Clovis City Commission, said he does not intend to run for a fourth term in 2016. He made the announcement during the Thursday meeting of the commission, though he made his plans known to other commissioners prior to the meeting. […]

Meetings watch

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford were in attendance. All action items passed via 7–0 votes; Commissioner Fidel Madrid departed the meeting prior to votes on action items at 7 p.m. • Commissioner Randy Crowder, who recently concluded his first […]

Denominations create ‘beautiful tapestry’

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance Chairwoman and Trinity Lutheran Church Lead Pastor Bonita Knox said the different Christian denominations that will be represented at tonight’s Community Good Friday Celebration make up a “beautiful tapestry to cover the body of Christ.” The CCMA is hosting the service at 5:30 p.m. tonight […]

Notebook

Fun facts… • Sponsors have helped provide more than 6,000 candy- and toy-filled eggs for Clovis’ annual kids Easter Egg hunt. The Clovis Zoo is also offering free admission from the time kids make the mad dash at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. A repeat appeal… • Portales still needs donations […]

Bombs away at Highland Elementary

4-3 eggdrop

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Fifth-grade teachers at Highland Elementary issued their students a challenge this week — build an apparatus that could protect an egg from a nearly 50-foot fall. At the egg drop challenge Thursday, 11 of 54 students out of 54 succeeded with their contraptions. “No way did we think 11 […]

Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday • 6:11 a.m.: Burglary report, 2100 block of Fairfield Street. • 7:56 a.m.: Fraud, 3800 block of Springwood Drive. • 9:54 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of Wallace Street. • 10:09 a.m.: Theft report, 300 […]

Pages Past

April 3 On this date … 1975: Clovis native Jerry Large had been named president of the New Mexico State University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. Large, who worked as a reporter between semesters at the Clovis News-Journal, is now a columnist with the Seattle Times, where he sometimes writes […]

What’s Happening

Today Pre-K Story Hour — 10:05 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 City Commission — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 575-769-7828 New Mexico Municipal League District meeting —10 a.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-769-7828 Food Drive — 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, Albertsons, […]