Curry’s new admin building about ready

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Curry County is awaiting clearances from the state fire marshal and local building inspectors on its new administration building, but monitoring issues are slowing the process, per the project head. “The building is progressing well,” said SDV Construction Project Manager Jerry Morgan in his report to the Curry County […]

Johnson: Fish can learn recognition

In some respects they function more as decorations than as pets. After all, you don’t really “pet” or cuddle with fish, take them for walks or play with them the way you can other critters. Add to that the fact they live in a self-contained little universe in the corner of the room, they kind […]

Berry: No tools for tots

If I wrote a children’s book, I think I would call it, “If you give a 2-year-old a hammer.” You can imagine the different adventures that could take place. When I was a kid, whenever my dad would work on something, he would always make sure I had some tools of my own. I don’t […]

Pages past — June 11

On this date … 1961: TG&Y announced plans to open a store in Clovis. The variety store, which had locations nationwide, would be built on the site of the former Silver Grill in the 600 block of Main Street. The Silver Grill, one of Clovis’ more popular restaurants, had been destroyed by fire about a […]

One dead after altercation at Clovis Apartments

Rollings

Staff report A Clovis man was killed early Friday morning after an altercation at the Clovis Apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. About 12:45 a.m. Friday, police were called to the north side of the apartments where they found Ramon Rollings Jr., 52, on the ground with head injuries. Rollings was transported to Plains […]

Commissioners to talk shooting range possibility

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com During its June 16 meeting, the Clovis City Commission is expected to entertain the possibility of a state-constructed shooting range being established at Ned Houk Park. In March, the Clovis Parks Recreation and Beautification Committee voted in approval of the measure, which now moves to the Clovis City Commission […]

Faith: Area Vacation Bible Schools starting up

Courtesy photo: Debbie Bradley
Children at last year’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vacation Bible School play a game as part of their Bible studies.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com For kids in Clovis this summer, vacation is occurring in the unlikeliest of places — school. It’s that time of year when Vacation Bible School programs are starting up across the community. From large groups of 200 children to smaller groups of about 25, VBS sessions will take different […]

Opinion: Little toy tractors important to farm kids

By Audra Brown Local columnist The John Deere house is a special place when you grow up on a farm that runs green tractors. You go there to get parts, visit, occasionally consider buying a new piece of equipment, and if you’re a good kid — to get toys and caps. Ertl toy equipment is […]

Police blotter — June 10

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 2:11 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Manana Boulevard and Wicks Avenue. • 4:10 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 2400 block of Echols Avenue. • 7:24 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 500 block […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. today in the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Agenda items include: • Requested approval of the Curry County 2016 primary election canvass. • Requested approval of Certificates of Nomination for the successful primary election candidates. • Discussion and requested action on contract for architectural […]

Events calendar — June 10

Today 2016 Clovis Rock 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 7 p.m. Entry fee: $30 (cash only). Clovis Chamber of Commerce, alley entrance, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-714-3947 Saturday 2016 Clovis Rock 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 8:30 a.m. Entry fee: $40 (cash only). Clovis Chamber of Commerce, alley entrance, 105 E. Grand Ave., […]

Meetings calendar — June 10

Today Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex, 701 Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016. Clovis Police Department Child Safety Seat — 1 p.m. Hobby Lobby parking lot, 2001 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9427 Monday Grady Village Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Village Hall, 219 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2005 Fort Sumner City […]

Pages past — June 10

On this date … 1971: At least $1,500 worth of merchandise hauled off in two burglaries at Clovis’ Montgomery Ward’s was recovered. Police said a former Ward’s employee was involved in the heists. Officials searched seven houses and made three arrests in connection with the stolen merchandise. Items recovered included clothes, two television sets, a […]

Man acquitted of sexual assault charge

By Douglas Clark STAFF WRITER dclark@cnjonline.com A Curry County district court jury deliberated less than 30 minutes Wednesday before acquitting a man of a sexual assault charge. Attorney Sarah Field represented Jason D. Starrett, who had been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration in the third degree. Judge Drew Tatum presided over the […]

Trial postponed in 2014 stabbing

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com This week was planned to hold the trial of a man accused of stabbing to death a young Clovis mother in 2014 at Goodwin Lake Walking Trails Park. Instead, Matthew Jennings will remain under evaluation in Las Vegas, New Mexico, as the state Department of Corrections continues to determine […]

Police shoot bear in Logan

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com LOGAN — Police officers here shot a black bear to death Monday night, saying they did so in the interest of public safety. Officers said they located the bear about 9:30 p.m. Monday in a tree in the neighborhood of Perch and Sunfish in the village of Logan, said Logan […]

Opinion: Sometimes humans pretty nice to be around

By Betty Williamson Local columnist I’m hardly a frequent flyer, but a few times most years, I find myself in an airport participating in the once-glamorous ritual of air travel. Last Saturday was one of those times. The last connection, from Dallas to Lubbock, had issues from the get-go. Boarding was delayed because of excessive […]

Pages past — June 9

On this date … 1951: Clovis law officers raided two locations in the city, arresting residents for selling “illegal intoxicants.” Performers and fans of the Pioneer Days Rodeo were also brought into police headquarters for questioning about their alleged purchases of whiskey, wine, gin and cold beer. 1951: John Wilkins, 63, operator of Wilkins Grocery […]

Meetings calendar — June 9

Today Melrose City meeting — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk’s Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Friday Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex, 701 Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016. Clovis Police Department Child Safety Seat — 1 p.m. Hobby Lobby parking lot, 2001 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9427 Monday Grady […]

Events calendar — June 9

Today Pulitzer Event — 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Friday 2016 Clovis Rock 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 7 p.m. Entry fee: $30 (cash only). Clovis Chamber of Commerce, alley entrance, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-714-3947 Saturday 2016 Clovis Rock 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 8:30 a.m. […]