Police blotter — Aug. 1

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday •12:21 a.m.: Shots fired, 12th and Jones streets. •12:47 a.m.: Runaway, Mitchell and 14th streets. •7:26 a.m.: Dispute in progress, 1400 block of Wallace Street. •8:34 a.m.: Located stolen property, 2200 block of Echols Avenue. •10:01 a.m.: Narcotics, 3400 block of North Prince Street. •10:21 […]

Dry the new normal here in Southwest

If persistent drought and high temperatures aren’t enough to make New Mexicans wonder how a changing climate will impact the state, a new study on groundwater in the Southwest should be setting off alarm bells. NASA and the University of California, Irvine, found that drought and well pumping are draining groundwater in the Colorado River […]

Property standards another control

By Kent McManigal Local columnist One topic being raised in almost all the communities in this area is that of keeping your property to particular standards, which other people prefer, under threat of government action. Maybe it concerns weeds, junk, prairie dogs, or public property for which you have been assigned responsibility. People are being […]

Berkley should try this with food

By Rube Render Local columnist Last month, the Berkley, California City Council voted to require medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkley to provide free pot to low-income and homeless people. You can’t make this stuff up. Google it yourself. The ordinance would require the pot dispensaries donate 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell […]

CCS looking to get back into NMAA

Staff report After a year of competing outside the New Mexico Activities Association except for volleyball, Clovis Christian is hoping to get back into the NMAA in all sports this fall. New athletic director Josh Johnson said Thursday that CCS has applied to be reinstated. “We’re waiting to hear from the NMAA,” said Johnson, who […]

5 things to know about: Showing livestock

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com It’s almost time for the fair and local youths and their families are getting their animals ready for show. Show participants spend their summer caring for and preparing their animals for judging at county and state fairs. 4-H and Future Farmers of America members along with Janelle Duffey, the […]

Youth Services holding two events

Staff report Curry County Youth Services will be reaching out to the community during two upcoming events. According to a Youth Services press release, representatives with the program will be present during the Curry County Fair, set to take place Aug. 12-16, and the National Night Out event, taking place 6 p.m. until dark Tuesday […]

Church lunch celebrates educators

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com It’s school lunch with a twist — a way to honor, thank, and “send off” the educators who are just days away from the challenge of teaching Clovis’ youth. The annual teacher appreciation luncheon — which is open not only to Clovis teachers, but also to school support staff, […]

Pages past — Aug. 1

Aug. 1 On this date … 1974: Walgreen Drug Stores had made application with New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a liquor dispenser’s license to be located at 100 W. 14th St. The owner of the license Walgreen’s was hoping to acquire was J.A. Carrasco who operated Carrasco’s at 810. W. Grand. Multiple […]

Value of base group will be discussed

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com To be or not to be? That is the question that members of the Local Growth Management Committee have been asking since April. They question whether or not the committee is still needed in light of the existence of the P4 — another organization that has a similar goal […]

Tax-free items in New Mexico

Staff report New Mexico’s tax free holiday is coming up. Set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, various items will be sold free of a gross receipts tax charge through midnight Sunday. Eligible (nontaxable) clothing items include: Aerobic clothing Antique clothing (for wear) Aprons/clothing shields Athletic socks Baby clothes Belts Bibs Blouses Boots, general purpose […]

What’s happening — Aug. 1

Today LGMC — 8:30 a.m., City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 575-769-7828. Saturday Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Fashion Show & Tea — 2 p.m., Central Christian Church, Tickets $5 (hospital gift shop), Proceeds benefit PRMC Auxiliary scholarship fund. Information: 575-763-3517. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico second annual Flea Market — 8 a.m., 2217 E. […]

Mother powerful example of trusting God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Faith in God … the word faith can be described generally in two ways. First faith may at times be shallow, limited, superficial, artificial, hypocritical, and rudimentary faith. Many times these types of faith are what our families, neighbors, and associates at work see from day to day. The second […]

Under the pew by gary mitchell

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. Sammy seeks consolation i noticed sammy salamander sitting on a stump all by himself one day looking so forlorn and being the psychological […]

Commission will consider joining prairie chicken suit at next meeting

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com The Curry County Commission will consider an authorization for the county to join a lawsuit that’s been filed in Oklahoma to counter the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened. The request to participate as a plaintiff in the complaint for violations of […]

ENMU names soccer coach

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University acted quickly to fill its men’s soccer position. Tyler Hart, 26, a former ENMU player who served as a graduate assistant for the team last season, was named the interim coach on Wednesday. He replaces Harold Munoz, who recently resigned the position after […]

Weekly fishing report — July 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — Trout fishing was good […]

Ranchvale top New Mexico recycler

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com Students and teachers at Ranchvale Elementary School have found a way to recycle their lunches, or more specifically, their lunch containers. Ranchvale was named the number one recycler of lunch kits — lunch kits including Lunchables and similar pre-packaged lunch products — in New Mexico by Trenton, New Jersey-based […]

Pages past — July 31

On this date … 1964: Howard Ong of the China Inn Cafe, located at First and Prince streets, reported someone broke into the building through a restroom window and stole several cans of soup. Witnesses reported seeing a man in the area coming from the railroad yards. 1959: Our Lady of Guadalupe church members were […]

Cannon Appreciation Day gearing up

Staff report Clovis is preparing to show its appreciation for the men and women stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of Fifty, and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation are coming together to host the 25th annual Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Aug. 8. Courtney Bailey, Chamber of Commerce […]