Pages past — Feb. 17

On this date … 1975: Curry County Men’s Forty-Two League hosted its 25th annual dominoes tournament. The first tournament was held Feb. 26, 1951, in Ranchvale with 144 men playing at 36 tables. The league was formed by a group of railroaders and Clovis school faculty. The anniversary tournament attracted 100 players and was held […]

What’s happening — Feb. 17

Today Curry County Commission regular meeting  — 9 a.m. in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-3656 Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee — 10 a.m. in the assembly room at Clovis City Hall. Information: 575-763-9654 Curry County Health Council — Free blood pressure screening, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver […]

Police blotter — Feb. 17

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center, Friday through Sunday: • Jimmy Apodaca, 29, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation, warrant failure to comply with probation/parole. • Anthony Cordova, 23, warrant failure to comply with probation/parole. • Anthony Cordova, 48, warrant failure to appear. • […]

Clovis woman killed in car wreck (updated)

Staff report A Clovis woman died in a single-vehicle car crash on U.S. 70 about 9 p.m. Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported. Jade Burger, 22, died in the crash near Farwell. DPS said Brielle Dansereau, 19, of Clovis was driving a car east, overcorrected after veering onto the shoulder of the highway, […]

Unpaid debts force gentleman’s club closure

Staff photo: Aubry Buzek
The Clovis Gentleman’s Club closed last week after being open less than four months.

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer The Clovis Gentleman’s Club faced an uphill battle before it opened last fall. Critics feared an increase in community crime, supporters lamented the county’s no-alcohol laws. Now, less than four months after it opened, it’s closed because of unpaid debts. Plaintiffs represented by Attorney Richard Rowley II took the […]

Muleshoe High senior talks singing, music

Correspondent photo: Rick White
Muleshoe High senior Blayne Shipman would love to sing with Fleetwod Mac some day.

A singing career launched as a first-grader at his church will take Muleshoe High senior Blayne Shipman to  Carnegie Hall in New York later this month. Shipman, one of about 500 finalists selected to participate in the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series on Feb. 22, answered a few questions about his musical tastes and […]

Ag Expo opens on weekend

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Attendees at this week’s 2015 New Mexico Ag Expo can expect to see a few changes and additions. For starters, Roosevelt County Extension Service Agriculture Agent Patrick Kircher said this is the first year the event will be held on a weekend. Kircher said ag expo has traditionally taken […]

Opinions divided on domestic violence legislation

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer Proposed legislation at the state capitol has divided prosecutors and criminal-defense attorneys on whether or not it could help bring justice in domestic violence cases. According to a press release from Gov. Susana Martinez’s office, the legislation seeks to clarify New Mexico law so that law enforcement officers can […]

Museum born out of environmental interests

By Tony Gennaro Local columnist On a beautiful summer morning in Raton, my friend Frankie and I were sitting on the edge of a small arroyo. Frankie commented, “I’ll bet this arroyo gets much deeper.” I responded, “I imagine it does.” We were both 9 and nature fascinated us, even a small arroyo.  We looked […]

Pages past — Feb. 15

On this date … 1975: The first major winter storm of the year dumped snow over a wide area of eastern New Mexico. “It’s just solid ice, but everyone seems to be pretty cautious,” said Oneta Black, a Clovis police dispatcher. Officials said an ambulance was requested in Melrose after a vehicle struck a parked […]

What’s happening — Feb. 15

Monday Presidents Day — Federal, state and local government offices are closed. Tuesday Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee — 10 a.m. in the assembly room at Clovis City Hall. Information: 575-763-9654 Curry County Health Council — Free blood pressure screening 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-6016 Cultural & Ethnic […]

Police blotter — Feb. 15

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday • 7:30 a.m.: Burglary report, 100 block Sandy Lane. • 9:04 a.m.: Child abuse, 3400 block North Thornton Street. • 10:20 a.m.: Burglary report, 100 block Sandy Lane. • 10:36 a.m.: Burglary report, 1400 block […]

Love is in the air

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Portales couple Devan Griego, left, and Kameron King joke Friday afternoon at the district court offices outside the Roosevelt County Courthouse while they recall the early stages of their relationship. Couples throughout Roosevelt and Curry Counties will be 
celebrating their relationships for Valentine’s Day.

By Joshua Lucero Like other couples in Roosevelt and Curry County, Devan Griego and her fiancé Kameron King will be celebrating their relationship for Valentine’s Day today, but the real story is how their romance started. King and Griego, who have been dating for three years, said they met at Griego’s sorority function while […]

Time, attention as good as treats to pets

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies Cards, chocolate and flowers just won’t do when it comes to the critters, but that isn’t stopping pet owners from expressing overtures of love to the furry ones on Valentine’s Day this year. It makes sense that they should be included in a day set aside to acknowledge […]

Pages past — Feb. 14

On this date … 1974: Clovis city commissioners were attempting to secure funds from the State Library Commission to overhaul a historic building and turn it into a library. The building, located at Fourth and Mitchell, was originally a post office on land that was first home to Clovis’ zoo. The zoo moved to Hillcrest […]

Portales woman wins Valentine giveaway

Tony Bullocks: Staff photo
Publisher Robert Arrowsmith delivered Antonia Salas’ 12 dozen roses to her in person Thursday 

The winner of Portales News-Tribune and Butterfly Floral’s Valentine giveaway was Antonia Salas, who received 12 dozen roses Thursday morning. Here is what Antonia’s daughter, Margarita Pacheco, said about her: My special valentine is my mom You wouldn’t believe how amazing she is Valentine’s Day: An opportunity to say why I love her Always providing […]

Eastern New Mexicans shade-seeking kind of folks

By Grant McGee Local columnist “Was it really years ago? Seems like only yesterday … ” So goes the opening line of the Waylon Jennings song “Old Friend.” Yeah, it’s like it was only yesterday that I drove on down to Lubbock to see Waylon in concert. It was a hot spring day about 15 […]

Coach’s unusual artistry featured

Staff photo: Derek Major
One of the pieces from Clovis artist Corey Pickett’s “Out of the Box” display at the Runnels Gallery at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor On a typical night Corey Pickett stalks the sidelines, gives his team direction and works the referees as Clovis Christian’s high school basketball coach. On his own time, Pickett is an artist. His works are on display until Feb. 27 at Eastern New Mexico’s Golden Library. Pickett, who […]

Religion feature — Missionary preps for sixth Liberian trip

By Brittney Cannon Staff Writer Local missionary William “Dub” Hays of Clovis is planning to make his sixth trip to Liberia in March, armed with toys, scriptures, clothing and some medical and food items. This time, he’s prepared to deal with difficulties from the Liberian government. In the winter of 2011, four shipping containers […]

Ute water project receives $700,000

By Thomas Garcia STAFF WRITER The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority’s interim pipeline has been awarded $700,000 from the federal Bureau of Reclamation, according to a news release Thursday from U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich. The money is part of $2.2 million Udall secured in last December’s omnibus funding bill for […]