Investment review, water resolution on county agenda

Staff report The Curry County Commission plans a review of its investments, plus another look at a resolution regarding the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority during a special meeting today. The 1:30 p.m. meeting, set for the Curry County Courthouse, features a resolution to approve and ratify existing loans for the authority, which includes […]

Local owners: Restaurant automation not coming soon

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com As the debate to raise minimum wage continues in the fast-food industry, many establishments nationwide have considered eliminating human employees all together — opting instead for fully automated restaurants. Locally? Restaurant owners say that concept is not on their horizons. A 2013 study by researchers Carl Frey and Michael […]

Tax deadline extended three days

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com As tax season comes to an end, the scrambling begins to meet the fast-approaching — and often dreaded — filing deadline. But this year, there’s good news: taxpayers have three extra days to file. With Washington D.C. Emancipation Day being observed on Friday, the regular April 15 federal tax […]

Pages past — April 12

On this date … 1971: Clovis Postmaster Charles Stanfield learned Clovis would be included in a new program aimed at increasing the speed of mail delivery. Clovis and seven other New Mexico cities were to be included on three air flights that operated daily between Albuquerque and Dallas. “Stanfield indicated the Clovis mail received at […]

Events calendar — April 12

Today Pintores Art League’s Annual Spring Fling — 9 a.m. – noon Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4131 Blood drive — 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Curves of Clovis, 2909 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-2574 Quilter’s Tuesday — 6 p.m. Registration required. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: […]

Meetings calendar — April 12

Today Water Policy Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 MainStreet — 11:30 a.m. Eastern Plains Council, 418 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Floyd village meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 1569 NMHWY 267, Floyd. Information: 575-253-4274 Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. City […]

Portales police officer shot

Jason Ford, left, and Anthony Ortega

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor aboswell@pntonline.com A Portales police officer, shot while apprehending a criminal suspect, was being treated for a non-life threatening injury at a Lubbock hospital on Monday afternoon, officials said. Police said two individuals involved in the incident were being held on unrelated charges in the Roosevelt County jail. No charges had […]

Pages past — April 10

On this date … 1971: Dry weather was causing problems for area farmers and ranchers. “Climate observers are calling the drought one of the worst since the early 1920s,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Curry County farmer Truman Woody said the ground on his property southeast of Clovis was so hard, “You can’t plow it.” “There’ll […]

Welcome to Hillcrest Bark

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Lauren Hickerson makes a new friend, rescue dog Charlie May, during the Bark for Life fundraiser Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The event raised about $5,000 for cancer research.

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com Volunteering in the community can bring out the best in people — and sometimes, even dogs. The fourth annual Bark for Life event held Saturday at Hillcrest Park brought together teams, individual participants and their dogs in an effort to raise money for the fight against cancer. The superhero-themed […]

State auditor: Money stuck in red-tape pipeline

Tim Keller

Tim Keller, a former state senator, is in his first term as state auditor. He was in Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari last week for a regional visit that included audit training. Question: You don’t get to Clovis often. What’s the purpose of this visit? Keller: We wanted to come to Clovis because there are a […]

Cleanup nets tons of trash

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Tech Sgt. Jeremy Robishaw, left, and Staff Sgt. Destini Yaden of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Operations Squadron Medical Group pick up trash along Seventh Street during the Great American Cleanup on Saturday. There were 17 groups participating in the event who collected 461 bags of trash.

STAFF REPORT By the bag or by the ton, Clovis took out the trash on Saturday. A total of 17 groups participated in the Great American Cleanup, going throughout the city to find cans, bottles, wrappers or whatever else ended up on the ground over the last few months. When the four-hour pickup was finished […]

What’s happening — April 10

Monday • Pintores Art League’s Annual Spring Fling — 6 p.m. Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4131 • Fort Sumner City Meeting — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 173 E. Avenue C., Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 • Muleshoe City Council — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 215 S. First St., Muleshoe. Information: 806-272-4528 […]

City, county, water authority join forces

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Curry County has agreed to partner with the city of Clovis and the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority to jointly fund a project designed to determine where the best sources of water are located and the quantity of such. Clovis City Commissioner and Water Policy Advisory Board Chairman […]

Authors gather at luncheon

Staff photo: Eamon Scarbrough
Patrice Caldwell of Eastern New Mexico University speaks during the 40th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon. The luncheon featured several guest speakers, including this year’s guest of honor, Victor Milan.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com The 40th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship attracted attendees both local and otherwise to its luncheon Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building Ballroom. This year’s lectureship, which is named after the renowned science fiction author who lived in Portales and taught at ENMU, saw several visiting authors, […]

Authority requests payment agreement

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The Curry County Commission is scheduled to address, during Tuesday’s special meeting, an agreement requiring the county to commit its environmental gross receipts tax funds to the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The Authority introduced the measure at the behest of the New Mexico Finance Authority, which has […]

Writers share tips at lectureship

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Jack Williamson Lectureship guest of honor Victor Milan talks about dinosaur characteristics Friday afternoon during a quiz he gave audience members and fellow lecturers about dinosaurs.

By Anna George Correspondent Those attending the 40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship likely didn’t expect a quiz at the start of Friday’s afternoon discussion panels, especially one about dinosaurs. The lectureship held a series of workshops for three hours in the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University. Attendees learned from author and guest of […]

Pages past — April 9

On this date … 1966: Clovis attorneys Wesley Quinn and Dan Buzzard were planning to speak to the board of directors of the Texas Bar Association at a meeting in Amarillo. Quinn said the purpose of the trip was to see “if we can work out a better relationship across the state line with the […]

Johnson: Ease yourself, pets into activity

Days are longer, the weather is more pleasant and that means it’s getting to be the time of year when people start thinking of the outdoors. It’s not just about weather — ingrained in humans starting in childhood when the school schedule determines how time is spent, from an early age, spring and summer come […]

Berry: Something’s bound to grow

It seems just a few days ago that I was watching snow falling in my backyard. The next day, with temperatures back in the high 60s, I was thinking about a garden. Mind you I did say I was just thinking. I think about a garden every year and sometimes I even plant one. I […]

Man found guilty on sex charges

By Douglas Clark STAFF WRITER dclark@cnjonline.com A Clovis man on Friday was found guilty of criminal sexual penetration in connection with an incident that occurred just over five years ago. The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office said a Curry County jury heard two days of testimony and deliberated for about an hour on Friday before […]