Fort Sumner airport gets $270,000

STAFF REPORT The Fort Sumner Municipal Airport has been awarded $270,104 for work on two runways and a taxiway, according to a release from New Mexico’s U.S. congressional delegation. The release detailed maintenance and construction projects at 17 New Mexico airports, with $6.5 million  coming from the Federal Aviation Administration. The funding will cover crack […]

Pages Past — Sept. 9

On this date … 1971: Cook’s Department Store was conducting business as usual after a Tucumcari man killed himself in front of the Clovis store a day earlier. Witnesses said Boyd Ivan Webb, 36, shot himself in the neck with a shotgun after holding a shopper hostage. The woman, Barbara Blasdel who lived at Cannon […]

Police blotter — Sept. 9

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday: • 12:23 a.m.: Possession of marijuana. • 1:12 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 1000 block of West 12th Street. • 3:06 a.m.: Resisting, evading or obstructing a police officer, Norris Street and Northglenn […]

School board discusses policy, staffing

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Clovis school board members and administrators met for about two hours Wednesday, with a Q&A session held to educate board members on policy and staffing issues that might not arise in regular meetings. Board members were also introduced to the district’s new superintendent of instruction, Joe Strickland, as they […]

County supports obesity education proclamation

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com In the wake of September being designated National Child Obesity Awareness Month, myriad of statistics support addressing what health care personnel call a serious concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity rates for the past decade for children and adolescents age 2 to 19 are approximately 17 […]

CCC board approves service animal policy

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Miniature horses are now welcome to roam Clovis Community College campus. During its regular meeting Wednesday, the CCC Board of Trustees was presented with a policy establishing guidelines that allow service animals for students or staff with disabilities. Among the allowable animals are service dogs and qualified service miniature […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:30 p.m. executive session covering property acquisition or disposal and pending or threatened litigation. The regular meeting is slated to begin at 5:15 p.m. • A maintenance agreement with the state Department […]

Events calendar — Sept. 8

Today Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Teen Programming — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Ribbon Cutting: Cotton Patch Cafe — 10 a.m. Cotton Patch Cafe, 2604 N Prince St, Clovis. Friday 20th Annual Run to Hillcrest Rod Run […]

Meetings calendar — Sept. 8

Today Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 150 E. Ave. B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Friday Melanie Shankle-author / speaker / blogger — 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets $15 Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis. Eastern […]

Police blotter — Sept. 8

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 7:11 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 100 block of Townsgate Plaza. • 6:46 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 300 block of Rosewood Drive. • 8:06 a.m.: Public affray. • 8:15 a.m.: Lost property, 2200 block of Reese Drive. […]

Opinion: CHS library’s resources still expanding

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist The expansion of resources at Clovis High School library has continued. Not only are there extensive research volumes throughout, there is also a wide collection of fiction and non-fiction titles, refreshed and renewed on a yearly basis. In recent years, greater emphasis has been placed on digital collections to offer […]

Pages past — Sept. 8

On this date … 1976: Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jim Palmer won his 20th game for the sixth time in seven seasons. Baltimore beat Cleveland, 3-1, as Palmer pitched a complete-game seven-hitter. The Indians only run came in the first inning when John Lowenstein tripled and scored on Larvell Blanks’ sacrifice fly. 1971: Items from the […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission met Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Some of the highlights: • The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority submitted a revised financial plan via Erik Harrigan, with RBC Capital Markets, who serves as the Authority’s financial planner. “The main premise, from a funding standpoint, hasn’t changed, as 75 percent (of […]

Court dates potentially delayed in two trials

Staff report Pretrial conferences in district court on Tuesday resulted in court dates being potentially delayed for a woman charged with more than 200 felonies and a mother facing an abuse of a child charge. In May, Annette Ternes was charged with 224 felony counts for practicing medicine without a license, theft of identity, forgery […]

Police blotter — Sept. 7

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:10 a.m.: Resisting, evading or obstructing a police officer, Hinkle and Ninth streets. • 1:31 a.m.: Found property, 1700 block of Laura Lane. •  6:18 a.m.: Criminal damage, 500 block of West Street. • […]

Events calendar — Sept. 7

Today GriefShare-Grief Recovery Support — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Central Baptist Church, room 203, 2105 N. Norris St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-4727 Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Tween Programming — 2 p.m. Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B., Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday Preschool Storytime — 6 […]

Meetings calendar — Sept. 7

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. Clovis Community College, room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Clovis Chamber Ambassadors — 11:30 a.m. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 150 E. Ave. B., Melrose. Information: […]

Police shooting suspect goes to trial on unrelated cases

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A Clovis man accused of shooting a Clovis police officer last week has a pair of unrelated cases going to trial Monday. Anthony Baca, 34, will have jury selection Monday and trial through Tuesday on cases: • 2015-442: Aggravated assault and shoplifting • 2016-44: case of trafficking, robbery, aggravated […]

Pages past — Sept. 7

On this date … 1976: Sirloin Stockade at 2018 Mabry Drive in Clovis was having a “steak sale.” Specials included “Buy one sizzlin’ sirloin at regular price … get a second sizzlin’ sirloin for 49 cents.” The steak filet was also on sale, for $2.69. 1971: The Pentagon did not issue a casualty list from […]

Police release officer-shooting video

shooting vidoe

Staff report Clovis police on Tuesday released video of the Aug. 29 shooting that left Officer Chris Caron with a wound to his left thigh. While the video does not show Caron being shot, it shows the officer deploying his taser and then falling to the ground and reporting “shots fired” moments after suspect Anthony […]