County residents weigh in on road projects

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County citizens told county leaders Tuesday morning about road projects they’d like to see tackled. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the county would take the suggestions for updating the county’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) and submit them to the state before a Sept. 2 deadline […]

City to hold public meetings

Staff report The city of Clovis will hold a pair of public meetings to discuss projects that should be considered on its Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP). Residents are invited to meetings 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Clovis City Hall […]

Curry County Fair schedule

Today Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Dollar Ride Night — 5 p.m. $1 per ride per person Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Thursday Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 12

Rain drops falling: Here’s an example of when it rains, it pours around here: Much of the High Plains got wet on this night in 1917, but parts of the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico had enough rain to stop a train. “Glenrio was isolated Monday so far as train service was concerned,”  Quay […]

Pages past — Aug. 12

On this date … 1970: State Liquor Control Director Carlos Jaramillo had received 34 applications for five licenses to sell alcohol in Portales. Jaramillo was in town to conduct two days of hearings at Portales City Hall. 1957: Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day” made its debut on Billboard magazine’s top 40, ultimately reaching No. […]

What’s happening — Aug. 12

Today Board of Directors Meeting— 10 a.m. Eastern Plains Council of Governments, 418 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Planning and Zoning Commission— 3 p.m. City Hall, 321 Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday Melrose City Meeting— 4:30 p.m. City […]

Facebook helps memorialize the old days

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Last week, I wrote about the old North Main Grocery store in Portales. Like Portales, many Small Town Americas had many mom and pop stores. They were a lot like today’s convenience stores, but with several major differences. These mom and pops supplied. Unlike today’s ready-to-eat meals toasting under hot […]

Brother: Engines ‘started fluttering’ just before plane crash

Courtesy photo: Curry County Sheriff's Office
Pilot James Bostwick suffered multiple broken bones in Sunday's crash.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com James Bostwick felt the left engine of his 1970 Cessna 421b Golden Eagle 2 “start fluttering” just as he was coming in for a landing at Clovis Municipal Airport on Sunday morning. “He was high enough to get it corrected, but then it cleared up and the right engine started […]

Police investigate Saturday shooting

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Clovis police are searching for a suspect who shot near a residence on Elm Street about 6:30 Saturday evening. No injuries were reported. The only pieces of evidence they have so far, according to Public Information Officer Sgt. Daron Roach, are two casings found in the street. “There’s not […]

Lightning strikes spark fire at duplex

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Disaster struck in the form of lightning hitting a duplex in northeast Clovis on Saturday evening, displacing two families. Clovis Fire Marshal Alan Silvers said the lightning hit the home on Fairway Terrace around 6:30 p.m. when severe storms passed through Clovis. Neighbors, Silvers said, witnessed the strike. “It […]

Living beyond the dreams of kings and queens

By Sandy Fields Local columnist There was another woman in the aisle. She scooted her shopping buggy over a bit so I could join her in the search. She was looking on the right-hand side, and I was looking on the left.  Down the entire length of the shelves, and 8 feet up on either […]

Curry County Fair schedule

Today Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Food Bank Night — 5 p.m. Wristbands $25 with donation of two cans of food, $30 otherwise. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Wednesday Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 […]

First days of school

Here are first-day-of-school dates for area schools: • Bovina Independent School District— Aug. 24. • Clovis Christian Schools — Aug. 17. • Clovis Municipal Schools — Aug. 17. • Farwell Independent School District — Aug. 24. • Fort Sumner Municipal Schools — Aug. 19. • Friona Independent School District — Aug. 24. • Grady Municipal Schools— […]

Pages past — Aug. 11

On this date … 1959: Actors and technicians had arrived in Tucumcari for six weeks of filming the “Rawhide”  television series. Stars included Clint Eastwood and Sheb Wooley. The series aired from 1959 to 1966. 1955: Burglars had obtained an undetermined amount of narcotics after breaking into the Booth Prescription Pharmacy in Portales. The pharmacist […]

Police blotter — Aug. 11

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 2:52 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1400 block of Mabry Drive. • 6:48 a.m.: Battery, 1200 block of Pecos Street. • 9:04 a.m.: Failure to comply with conditions of release, 200 block of […]

What’s happening — Aug. 11

Today Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Water Policy Advisory Board— 8:30 a.m. City Hall, assembly room, 321 Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Clovis Main Street— 11:30 a.m. Eastern Plains Council of Governments, 418 N Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Floyd Village Council — 7 […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 11

Fair weather: If anyone tries to tell you it always rains during the Curry County Fair, do not believe them. It’s not true. National Weather Service records  show it’s only rained during 10 of the last 12 Curry County fairs. Records show Clovis has seen at least 7/100ths of an inch of rain during fair […]

Curry County jail boss resigns

Tori Sandoval

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County jail Administrator Tori Sandoval has submitted her resignation, according to a news release from the county. The jail staff’s boss since December 2013, Sandoval had been with the detention center since December 2006. “During her time as administrator, she brought in additional programs for the inmates (and) […]

Pilot hospitalized after rough landing

The planed crashed at Clovis Municipal Airport sometime before 10 a.m. Sunday. (Staff photo by Tony Bullocks)

A private plane crashed at Clovis Municipal Airport about 9:30 this morning and the pilot, 66-year-old James Bostwick of Clovis, was airlifted to Lubbock with “life-threatening” injuries, Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said. “Mr. Bostwick reported that the plane had experienced a mechanical failure as he was approaching the Clovis airport, which resulted in the […]

Concert delayed, but storm doesn’t deter fans

Staff Photo: Anna George
Molly Callinan, left, vocals for the Lt. Dan Band, and Gary Sinise, electronic bass and leader for the Gary Sinise Foundation, jam on Saturday at the Open House for Cannon Air Force Base.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com People ran for cover, then grooved it out Saturday at the Cannon Air Force Base Open House when a Lt. Dan Band performance was postponed to 7 p.m. due to storms. Lightning within a 5-mile radius forced attendees to wait under hangars. This eventually became hail and rain that […]