Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission is set to  meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Adoption of an ordinance for a project participation agreement between the city, Mid Frisian Dairy, LLC and Freanna, LLC. Freanna is acquiring surplus equipment the city has stored for years. […]

Evangelist, veteran speaks at church rally

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Evangelist and Vietnam veteran Tim Lee answers a question Wednesday during the business luncheon and political forum hosted by Clovis’ First Baptist Church.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer Vietnam veteran Tim Lee isn’t afraid to mix church and state, nor is he afraid to make his opinions known. Lee, a double amputee and Purple Heart recipient of Garland, Texas, travels as an evangelist to speak at churches, conferences and corporate events nationwide. Lee’s latest visit landed him […]

Education feature: Teachers take time to tutor

Staff photo: Douglas Clark 
Clovis High School math teacher Eric Collings works with a group of students during a tutoring session at the Java Loft coffee shop. Organizers said math tutoring is offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer Dozens of high school students huddled inside the Java Loft coffee shop on Tuesday evening, but instead of trying out the latest snack and soft drink offerings the group gathered to bone up on math skills. Since the third week of the school year the shop has served as […]

EPCOG bracing for funding shortage

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer In the wake of a special legislative session aimed at addressing the state’s estimated $600 million budget deficit, EPCOG is bracing for the impact of a potential funding shortage. “We are waiting to hear, and we will not know until the House of Representatives and the Senate come to […]

Report: Minimal campus crime at CCC

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer Clovis Community College had minimal campus crime last year, as reported during the CCC Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday. Director of Campus Security Freddie Salazar presented the the annual campus security report for 2015, which showed four incidents reported. Salazar said only two of these four activities were actually […]

Tax board recommends $63,600 in quarterly disbursements

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor The Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board recommended $63,600 in quarterly disbursements during its Tuesday meeting, which ran about two hours at Clovis’ city hall. The Clovis City Commission will consider the proposed disbursements to seven different entities making 13 total requests. The commission can accept, reject or modify any […]

Turbine blade takes bit of Clovis to energy plant

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Attendees gather around and sign a wind turbine blade at a “groundbreaking” ceremony for the Broadview Wind Project. The blade will be set on a turbine somewhere on 85,000 acres north of Clovis.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor Downtown Clovis had a pretty big overnight guest — measuring in at 180 feet and 23,000 pounds. It’s a guest, however, that came here to work and help usher in an era of renewable energy for Curry County. Broadview Wind Project and Pattern Development, with plenty of help from […]

Opinion: ‘Hope Haven’ to support single parent homes

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Bill Marshall says the new housing area taking shape at 19th Street and South Avenue B in Portales is “like the ‘Field of Dreams’ … if you build it, they will come.” In this case, “they” are single parents in search of new beginnings for themselves and their children. Time […]

Opinion: Giving students a dose of reality

Last week at Clovis High School Freshman Academy students were jolted into reality through a special program, co-sponsored by United Way and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (El Paso). Called “Reality Check,” the program is designed to provide a “hands-on learning opportunity allowing 9th graders to experience adult financial realities of the real world.” […]

Police blotter — Oct. 6

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:54 a.m.: Tampering with evidence, 10th and Calhoun streets. • 6:52 a.m.: Fraud (less than $250 – $500), 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 7:43 a.m.: Failure to yield at stop sign, 12th […]

Events calendar — Oct. 6

Today PRMC Auxiliary $5 jewelry and accessories sale — 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Plains Regional Medical Center, 2100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 United Blood Services — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way., Portales. Information: 575-625-9743 Ext: 2100 Night of Decadence — 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets: 45 Clovis Civic […]

Meetings calendar — Oct. 6

Today City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m. Clovis Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday Grady city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Village Hall, 219 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2005 Fort Sumner city meeting — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 173 E. Avenue C., Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 Muleshoe city […]

Pages past — Oct. 6

On this date … 1941: One alleged robber was dead and three more suspects in jail after a Grady hardware store owner fought off an attack. R. C. Knowles, operator of the store, told authorities two men entered the store and asked about purchasing bullets for a rifle. When Knowles, 74, reached for the bullets, […]

County approves firm to produce jail design

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday granted approval for a firm to produce a schematic design for the expansion and renovation of the county jail. The commission voted 4-0 to empower ASA Architects to generate a plan, with Commissioner Tim Ashley absent. According to cost estimate figures included in the […]

Meetings calendar — Oct. 5

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting — 8 a.m. Clovis Community College, room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Board of Directors Annual meeting — 10 a.m. Eastern Plains Council of Governments, 418 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m. City Hall, assembly room, 321 N. Connelly […]

Events calendar — Oct. 5

Thursday PRMC Auxiliary $5 jewelry and accessories sale — 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Plains Regional Medical Center, 2100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 United Blood Services — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way., Portales. Information: 575-625-9743 Ext: 2100 Night of Decadence — 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets: 45 Clovis Civic […]

House to reconvene, consider budget, crime bills

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer The New Mexico House of Representatives this morning will resume its special legislative session aimed to fix the state’s estimated $600 million budget deficit and consider crime bills. Gov. Susana Martinez originally called for the special session, which began Friday, to confront the budget shortfall due primarily to the […]

Sex assault charges dropped ahead of trial

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer Child sexual assault charges were dropped against a former Clovis woman in district court Friday, days before she was slated to go on trial. Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover requested the charges be dropped against Jodi Kirkpatrick, formerly known as Jodi Glascoe. She faced two counts of first […]

September city permits

A look at city permits filed in September, according to city records: • 1 — New residential permits filed in September. It’s tied with February and May for the lowest months in the category. • 15 — Roofing permits filed in September, filed by 12 different applicants. It trails May (16) for the highest total in 2016. […]

Pages past — Oct. 5

On this date … 1966: Eastern New Mexico residents had come down with “Series virus,” according to the Clovis News-Journal. “During the afternoon hours, until the final pitch is thrown, business goes into a coma,” L.D. Ward wrote in a front-page article. “Store clerks don’t rush toward customers as promptly as usual — and shoppers […]