City has pair of water issues

Staff photo: Malinda Montgomery
Water erupts from a ruptured main near the intersection of First and Mitchell Streets Thursday evening.

Staff report The city had a pair of unconnected water leaks Thursday evening, with some customers losing water for a few hours. As of 8:30 p.m., EPCOR District Manager Brian Daly said both incidents were contained and that crews would make more permanent fixes on Friday morning. Daly said he received calls about both incidents […]

Brown: Sometimes, it’s just hard to be a heifer

When life gives you goat milk…bake a cake with it. And make delicious cheese, and a homemade, vacuum-operated, goat-milking device. That’s what a certain kid (of the non-goat variety) did and I’ll tell you what, it was pretty tasty. The kid now has one, blue-eyed, well-horned, king-of-the-haybale, fluffy, wool-endowed buck goat and one blue-eyed doe […]

Meetings watch — July 17

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission met Thursday evening at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Commissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawyer did not attend. All action items listed below passed on 7-0 votes. • The commission heard a report from RBC Capital Markets on a Thursday bond sale to pay for street repairs, and gave final approval to […]

What’s happening — July 17

Today • USSSA World Youth Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament — 6 p.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Clovis. Information: 575-762-8977 • High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals— 9 a.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: (575) 763-3435 • 42 Shoot Out 3rd Annual— 7 p.m. Registration, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $30 Entry fee […]

Pages past — July 17

On this date … 1975: Clovis city officials announced plans to repair “long-neglected, deteriorating stretches of First and Seventh streets,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Clovis Mayor Chick Taylor said the New Mexico Highway Department was pitching in 45 percent of the funds for the $140,000 projects. 1975: Clovis city commissioners learned that two city liquor […]

Clovis police capture man mistakenly released from jail

Staff report A Clovis man awaiting trial on more than a dozen charges was arrested Wednesday by Clovis police and placed in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, nearly two weeks after his mistaken release. Sandra Stewart, public services director for Curry County, said she received word around 8 p.m. from Detention Center Administrator Tori […]

Rodeo ready to ride

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The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals will run Wednesday through Saturday at the Curry County Events Center.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com It’s mid-July in Clovis. It means hot weather, but it also means rodeo and family. Clovis, and more specifically the Curry County Events Center, will play host once again to the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. The HPRJA, which was chartered in Clovis in 1974 and now boasts […]

A splash of color

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Running shoes, a white shirt, and a sense of humor were necessities for more than 40 runners at the Relay for Life Color Splash & Dash 5K Run and Walk Saturday at Greene Acres Park. While eight laps around the scenic lake seemed like a serious endeavor, stations full […]

Books sale helps raise funds for Clovis library

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis’ Susan Bell was on the hunt for party favors Saturday. But she wasn’t looking for balloons and toys; she was searching for 15 or 16 children’s books at the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Auria Bell, who is turning 11 later this […]

Stevens: Bickley the man was also memorable

James Bickley left a legacy of loyalty that went both ways. No, this is not about the old school building that was torn down last week on West 14th Street in Clovis to make room for the newer version that will open behind it in the fall. This story is about Bickley the man for […]

Chamber director talks movies, area events

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of continuing question-and-answer sessions with area leaders. Ernie Kos is the executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Question: What has been the reaction of the community to the movie “Comancheria” being filmed in Clovis? Kos: “The feedback that we’re getting is very positive. […]

Pages past — July 12

On this date … 1960: Portales’ garbage pickups were “almost back to normal” after a week off because of heavy rains, the Portales News-Tribune reported. City Clerk Florence Miller said the trucks could not run because they would become bogged down in the muddy alleys. 1955: Water tables in the Portales Valley had dropped about […]

Commissioners view jail proposal

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioners viewed the first of three proposed renovation plans Tuesday for the jail. NCA Architect Bob Calvani presented commissioners with a plan for adding additional prefabricated pods to the south side of the existing jail. The pods would cost the county at least $5.2 million and can […]

Water board aims to raise awareness

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com It’s no secret the groundwater supply in the High Plains is depleting and that is why the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board plans to spend today raising awareness about water conservation. According to a press release from City Manager Larry Fry, the day kicks off at 10 a.m. at […]

Tax board approves $44,000 in requests

Staff Report The Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board approved $44,000 out of requests totaling $64,500 at their meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Lodger’s tax funds are used to promote Clovis events that attract people from outside the city. Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said there is $220,000 in the lodger’s tax fund. Recommendations included: […]

Meetings watch — July 8

Curry County Commission Curry County Commissioners met Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex and took the following action: • Approved capital outlay items totaling $79,263 for the Curry County Events Center. Director Joelle Reed plans to use the money for upgrading the concourse lighting, the pavilion, purchasing canopies for shade and providing additional […]

Rodriguez: Latin women, immigrants and Trump

Everyone knows by now that Donald Trump has upset many Hispanics/Latinos, the Spanish-language media and others who do business with him due to his derogatory remarks toward immigrants when he announced his candidacy for president. Regarding immigrants, he said they “bring drugs and crime (to the U.S.) and are rapists.” For good measure, he added, […]

Rodriguez: Mujeres Latinas, Inmigrantes y Trump

Hoy en día todo mundo sabe que muchos latinos, medios de comunicación hispanos y otros que hacen negocios con Donald Trump están molestos con el, debido a sus comentarios despectivos hacia los inmigrantes cuando anuncio su candidatura a la presidencia. En cuanto a los inmigrantes el dijo que están trayendo las drogas, la delincuencia y […]

Man accused of stark thievery

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A Clovis man was arrested Saturday evening without incident — and without clothes — in the parking lot of Plains Regional Medical Center after stealing a Curry County Sheriff’s cruiser to get there, according to a release from the sheriff’s department. Jesus Tarango, 37, is at the Curry County […]

Storm blamed for collapse of silo

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
A silo came crashing down onto a pick-up truck during a “wet microburst” Monday afternoon on North Prince Street. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque recorded wind gusts up to 70 mph and 2 inches of rain. One victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to officials.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A strong storm is being blamed for a the collapse of a silo on north Prince Street Monday afternoon that hit a truck and injured one person. According to EMS Director Karen Burns, the Clovis Fire Department is blaming the storm — which produced wind gusts up to 70 […]