Pages past — Oct. 15

On this date … 1972: Cannon Air Force Base was preparing for an open house that would include a simulated helicopter rescue, a dunking booth and an air show starring the Thunderbirds. 1964: What started as a trash fire on the west side of Eastern New Mexico Builders Supply turned into one of the worst […]

Department of Game and Fish to conduct roadblocks

Staff report The Department of Game and Fish announced Tuesday it will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. Hunting seasons are ongoing for deer, elk, pronghorns, bears and other species, a Game and Fish news release said. At roadblocks, conservation officers will check […]

Truancy program kicks off

Staff report District Attorney Andrea Reeb on Tuesday announced the kickoff of the  Abolish Chronic Truancy program (A.C.T.) A.C.T. is a proactive program created by the district attorney’s office, designed to combat student dropout rates and increase school attendance in Curry and Roosevelt Counties, according to a press release from Reeb. Every school year, members […]

Clovis woman sentenced to five years on drug charges

Staff report A Clovis woman will spend five years in prison for drug trafficking under a sentence imposed Tuesday by 9th Judicial District Judge Fred Van Soelen, according to a press release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Gloria Madrid, 52, was convicted July 14 of selling methamphetamine to an undercover informant during a Region V […]

Former jail administrator files new lawsuit

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Fired former jail administrator Gerry Billy has filed a new lawsuit against Curry County under the state Whistleblower Protection Act. The action comes just days after a federal judge rejected his claim of wrongful termination. Among Billy’s claims in the latest lawsuit filed Friday in 9th Judicial District Court […]

Sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

Police blotter — Oct. 15

The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Monday: • Male, 27, probation violation. • Male, 29, child abuse — negligently caused (no death or great bodily harm).

Water committee updated on Ute project

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee received a presentation from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority (ENMRWA) about the Ute Pipeline Water project on Tuesday at their meeting. Barbara Crockett, a water authority consultant, gave a power point presentation showing the background of the project and the progress […]

Letters to the editor — Oct. 15

View of potential health hazards interesting I find all the excitement and headlines stating the dread of Ebola rather interesting. Only one person has died from the disease in the U.S. Everyone seems on the edge of panic at the possibility of a outbreak. A serious worry, no doubt; but where’s the concern for the […]

What’s happening — Oct. 15

Today Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Finance committee meeting — 2 p.m., City Hall, 321 N. Connelly Street. Information: 575-769-7828. Chamber Board of Directors meeting — 11:30 a.m., 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-3435. Thursday Preschool story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Health Council meeting — […]

Holiday happenings

The following churches are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • Immanuel Lutheran Church — Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. 11th and Prince St. Information: 575-769-1669 • Living Stones Community Church — Trunk or Treat, Fun House and More 6:30 p.m. 1800 N. Norris Information: 575-769-1971 • Parkland Baptist Church Family Fall Festival 6 […]

U.S. Bank robbed (updated)

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A gunman wearing blue jeans, a green camouflage jacket and green mask robbed U.S. Bank, 2501 N. Prince St., Tuesday morning. Police said the man escaped on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com A gunman wearing blue jeans, a green camouflage jacket and green mask pulled off the second bank robbery in Clovis in less than two years early Tuesday. Police said the man escaped on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. The robbery of U.S. Bank, 2501 N. Prince St., […]

Festival celebrates century of Portales peanuts

Staff report A century of growing peanuts in the Portales Valley will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday at the 41st annual Peanut Valley Festival at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales. The two-day event, with title sponsors Hampton Farms and Yucca Telecom, will tip its hat to 100 years of growing and processing peanuts in […]

Sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

Military update: Military Healthcare System needs to aim higher

The recent 90-day review of the Military Healthcare System found it “comparable in access, quality and safety to average private-sector health care,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a press conference last week. That was disappointing to hear for a medical system that, for decades, has described itself as overall excellent and among the best in […]

Cash flow management issue for businesses of any size

Cash flow management can be a problem for any business. The income statement may indicate a profit, but an underlying condition can show up when the business runs out of cash. The worst symptom is an overdrawn notice from the bank. A lack of operating funds is common and repeatedly the cause of business failure. […]

Business licenses — Oct. 14

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in September: • High Plains Cleaning Services Type: Janitorial service Owner: Mayra Martinez Location: 520 Circle Drive • Curry County Construction Type: General contractor Owner: Victor Armijo Location: 1729 21st St. • KC Express LLC #1 Type: Tobacco Shop Owner: Gary and Donita Denton […]

Pages past — Oct. 14

On this date … 1969: E.A. Key, Clovis’ mayor from 1939 to 1941, died at age 78. He operated a grocery store from 1923 to 1941 and was a member of Masonic Lodge 40, the Scottish Rite Masons and Central Baptist Church. 1930: Transcontinental Air Transport, a coast-to-coast plane-train service that began in 1929, moved […]

What’s happening — Oct. 14

Today CHS girls volleyball vs. breast cancer fundraiser event  — 5 p.m. & 6 p.m., Specialty T-shirt sale to benefit American Cancer Society. Rock Staubus Gym, 1900 Thornton. Information: 575-693-1182. Water Policy Advisory Board meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall. 321 Connelly St. Information: 575-769-7828. Mainstreet meeting — 11:30 a.m., 416 Main Street. Information: 575-769-7828. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 14

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 9:22 a.m.: Fraud, 1200 block of Lazy Lane. • 10:32 a.m.: Embezzlement, 4900 block of Mabry Drive. • 12:12 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, private property. • 12:38 p.m.: Criminal damage, 2500 block of Fairway […]