ENMU students awarded scholarships

According to an Eastern New Mexico University public service announcement, the following local ENMU students were awarded scholarships from the College of Business at the scholarship awards ceremony on April 21: • Gabriel Chavez of Portales • Kasey Cooper of Clovis • Thomas Elswick of Clovis • Gabriela Espinoza of Portales • Johnathen Howard of […]

CCC graduates ready for ‘cut-throat world’

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com More than 100 graduates walked the stage Friday at the 29th Clovis Community College commencement. The college also celebrated the pinning of 10 Radiologic Technology program graduates Thursday, and 28 licensed practical nurses and 27 registered nurse students Friday before the graduation ceremony. The school saw a total of […]

Clovis Community College graduates

Graduates who participated in the ceremony: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Angelynn Reigh Arrington (Honors) Misty Gail Cordova (Honors) Patricia Marie Garcia (Honors) JoAnn Carissa Love (Honors) Sydney Lynn Moore (Honors) EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT Cristal Chavarria JoAnn Carissa Love (Honors) FINE ART Alice Waneen Dilworth Kynzie Joy Otero (Honors) Eugene Vallejo III GRAPHIC DESIGN Jill E. Southard (Honors) […]

Former officer files lawsuit against county

By Robin Fornoff MANAGING EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com A former booking officer has filed a $500,000 federal lawsuit against Curry County, charging she was forced to resign because of age discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment at its troubled jail. The lawsuit filed April 28 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque alleges Carolyn L. Stapp, 54, […]

What’s happening

Today Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., 321 N. Connelly, Clovis City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 or administration@cityofclovis.org Friday Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — 5 p.m., 321 N. Connelly, Clovis City Hall. Information: 575-763-9653 Saturday Relay For Life — Noon, Hillcrest Park 1208 N. Norris St. Cops and Kids Basketball — 9 a.m., Rock […]

Career day piques students’ curiosities

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Students at Zia Elementary School explored a variety of career fields Wednesday as parents and community leaders visited the school for their annual career day. The rain put a damper on some outside equipment exploration, but police officers, bankers, farmers, prosecutors, and medical personnel brought their knowledge inside to […]

People create memories, not buildings

By: Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy We are in the process of undergoing a somewhat bittersweet change. A new school is almost finished, decked out with state-of-the-art features, ready to receive students in the fall. However, in the midst of the excitement, it’s also time to say goodbye to a building that feels like an old friend: James […]

‘The Long Journey’ finally completed

By: Betty Williamson A mystery that has puzzled a Roosevelt County family for 13 years was solved this spring, and with it came the long-awaited casting of the final figure sculpted by the late Barry Lambirth. Barry, a nationally recognized western artist and sculptor of the statue of Washington Lindsey by the Roosevelt County courthouse, […]

Q&A with Karl Terry

Editor’s Note: Karl Terry has been  executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce in Portales since 2011. Now that this year’s 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature has finished, what is the status of area legislative requests that the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce considered priorities? One of the bright spots I […]

Pages Past: May 14

On this date … 1975: Petitions were being circulated in eastern New Mexico asking Gov. Jerry Apodaca to use his power and influence to “prevent the entrance of Vietnamese refugees into the state of New Mexico.” The economy was already burdened, said organizer Leroy Radcliff of Elida. He said the nation should first take care […]

One dead, one injured at Cannon

STAFF REPORT An accident at the Melrose bombing range killed one air commando and injured another on Monday, Cannon Air Force Base public affairs said in a release emailed on Wednesday. Names of the victims won’t be released until 24 hours after next of kin have been notified, according to the release. The release said: […]

Government contracting resources available

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Small business owners interested in securing a government contract may find they have a daunting task ahead of them. “There’s a maze to get into federal contracting — and you have to understand that maze to get in it,” said Horace Bates, the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron Director […]

Young artists show skills at gallery

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
Clovis High School sophomore Lolli Burke poses in front of her artwork while her aunt, Brittany Lakin, takes pictures at the Young Masters Juried Student Mas! Art Show at the Clovis Community College Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery Tuesday. Burke won the fan favorite award, which was decided at the end of the night after tallying the crowds votes.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Young artists and art fans packed Clovis Community College’s Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery for the third annual Young Masters Juried Student Mas! Art Show Tuesday. “This is a real highlight for the Clovis Schools Foundation,” said foundation President Ken Merritt. “This has been a real joy to […]

Pages past — May 13

On this date … 1975: The Clovis fire department was called to Clovis High School to remove a tire from atop the flag pole. A toilet was also found atop the roof of the choral building. “We have no proof that these shenanigans were perpetrated by the senior class, but the evidence points that way,” […]

Man pleads guilty in July shooting

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com The man who shot and killed Jose Barrera last July pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, according to a press release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Judge Drew Tatum sentenced Eric Valdez, 40, of Tucumcari, to 15 years in prison, the release states. According to previous reports, Valdez shot […]

Police blotter — May 13

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 1:51 a.m.: Reckless driver, Putnam and Norris streets. • 7:31 a.m.: Failure to comply with conditions of release, Sixth and Ash streets. • 11:10 a.m.: Possession of Marijuana under 8 oz, Reid Street and […]

What’s happening — May 13

Today Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., 321 N. Connelly, Clovis City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 or  administration@cityofclovis.org Friday Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — 5 p.m., 321 N. Connelly. Information: 575-763-9653 Saturday Relay For Life — Noon, Hillcrest Park 1208 N. Norris St. Cops and Kids Basketball — 9 a.m., Rock Staubus Gymnasium, 1900 […]

School board approves bond sale

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved the sale of $5 million in general obligation bond funds during a special meeting Tuesday. Erik Harrigan of RBC Capital Markets, financial advisor for CMS, said the winning bidder BOSC offered 2.297 percent, the highest among nine bidders. “It was a very strong bid,” Harrigan […]

Law enforcement takes kids to basketball court

Staff report District Attorneys, area cops and security forces from Cannon Air Force Base will be taking on nearly 100 kids between the ages of 6 and 16 Saturday morning at Clovis High School on the basketball court. According to Judith Gilkas at the District Attorney’s office, kids will have a chance to play basketball […]

Planning a Facebook to English dictionary

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor I’m working on a book. It’s not much of a read, though. A reference item, really. Picture this: You’re browsing on a social networking site, and you see something over and over. You wonder, “What are they really trying to tell me?” Well, now you’ll know with the “Facebook to […]