Meetings Watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners have 13 items to consider and vote on when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Carver Public Library north annex. The action items: • Requests to attend the National Association of Counties annual conference July 11-14 in New Orleans. • A request to approve a resolution concerning Judah subdivision. • [...]

Remembering Black Jack and others

April showers bring … memories of some historical residents of eastern New Mexico. Washington Lindsey, Jerry Nuzum, Black Jack Ketchum and Julie McKinney all died in the month that begins again this week. For those younger than 100: • Lindsey, a longtime Portales school board member, helped form Roosevelt County before he became New Mexico’s [...]

Police blotter — March 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Thursday Caller reported: • 1:31 a.m.: Prowlers, 3000 block of Lilac Road. • 2:20 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 700 block of Ross Street. • 6:20 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 200 block of Gary Street. • 6:51 a.m.: Burglary, 500 block of Wearherford Street. [...]

What’s happening — March 30

Today 2014 Home & Garden Show — 11 a.m., Clovis Civic Center, Tickets: Adults $3, children 12 and under $1, children 5 and under are free with paid adult. Information: 935-5000   Tuesday Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or relay2014@suddenlink.net. Relay For Life of [...]

Robinson humble despite Army accolades

Damian Robinson has received significant recognition for his accomplishments this month, but he insists it’s a team-first mentality. Robinson, a 2005 graduate of Clovis High, is in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was named non-commissioned officer of the year at the conclusion of the four-day Expeditionary Sustainment Command competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, on March [...]

Survey: Risky behavior down among NM teens

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com New Mexico teens seem to be making better choices than they were a decade ago but it’s still up for debate how well teens in eastern New Mexico are doing when it comes to risky behaviors. According to information released last week by the New Mexico Department of [...]

Noodles and notes fundraiser draws crowd

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Dozens of area residents poured into First United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Clovis Saturday afternoon to fill up on spaghetti and cupcakes. Clovis High School band students were holding their annual Noodles and Notes fundraiser to pay for various band expenses, such as instruments and repairs, [...]

Candidate Q&As: District 64 state representative

CNJ staff Republicans Randal Crowder, 63, and Wade Lopez, 27, are candidates for the District 64 state representative seat. Clovis Republican Anna Crook held the position 20 years before announcing her retirement last month. The primary election is June 3. We asked both candidates questions via email. Their responses were edited for grammar, spelling and [...]

Remembering close calls

Have you had some close calls in your life? I’m thinking about those times you were almost in a big accident or almost run over by a car or train or something like that. I got to thinking about this the other day while I was riding my bicycle and was almost hit by a [...]

Portales man pleads guilty to sex charges

CMI staff A Portales man has pleaded guilty to sex charges related to a 2011 sting operation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Morgan, 27, faces up to three years in jail for charges of soliciting a child using an electronic device for the purposes of engaging in a sexual act — a third-degree [...]