Governor candidates talk duties, economy

Republican incumbent Susana Martinez faces Democrat Gary King in the race for governor. Here are profiles on both candidates: Susana Martinez The basics • Republican, 55 • Running mate for lieutenant governor is John A. Sanchez • Lives in Las Cruces • Contact information: 505-884-1258 Background • Family: Married to Chuck Franco; stepson Carlo. • […]

Police conducting DWI patrols

Clovis police are conducting “DWI saturation patrols” within the city today, according to a police news release. “Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers,” the release said. “We ask that people please remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of prescription drugs that may impair their ability to […]

Portales Bible study group helps rescue man pinned under truck

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER What started as an average Wednesday evening Bible study at Church of the Nazarene in Portales turned into a heroic act. Church members rushed to the aid of a man trapped under a pickup, lifted the vehicle off of him, and pulled him to safety. John Reilly, 47, of […]

Church group hosting ‘Surviving the Holidays’ event.

Staff report Kathy Hammill knew she needed help getting through her grieving when she lost her parents-in-law. So she went to a grieving support group when she was in California. Moving to Clovis, she found there were no such groups in the area, and even one of her new church members went all the way […]

Letter to the editor: Lack of basic human decency appalling

This newspaper has recently highlighted questionable actions by a public servant, Clovis police Officer Brent Aguilar. Unsurprisingly, the events in August have caused a stir within the community. Additionally, this officer had a similar incident occur six months prior. The circumstances differ slightly, but his actions in both share similarities. As stated in an editorial […]

What’s happening — Oct. 31

Today L.J. Jenkins Invitational PBR-Touring Pro Bull Riding — 7:30 p.m., tickets $25 advance general seating, $20 reserved advance, $15 general advance, $30 at the gate. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Information: 575-763-3764. Free autograph and photograph session — 2 p.m.-4 p.m., with the bull riders and bullfighters, Joe’s Boot Shop, 2600 […]

Regional job fair Wednesday in Portales

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico Council of Governments, in collaboration with the P-4 (Public-Private Private-Public) Partnership and other agencies, will host a regional fall job fair from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Greyhound Arena in Portales. According to a news release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce: In eastern New […]

Magistrate judge candidate addresses being public servant

Incumbent Republican Duane Castleberry, 61, faces Democrat Terry Martin in the race for Clovis magistrate judge, Division 1. We asked both a series of questions via e-mail. Martin, a building inspector for the city of Clovis, president of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, and a member of the Clovis Community College Board of […]

Pages Past — Oct. 31

On this date … 1974: For the third straight year, Clovis News-Journal Editor Bill Southard reported, a woman estimated to be in her 80s was seen trick-or-treating in northwest Clovis. “Well, in these days of sky-high food prices, we may see more like her on the trick-or-treat circuit,” Southard wrote. 1954: Most of the Portales […]

Scary stories: Live bodies not welcome

Editor’s note: Clovis Media Inc. received about three dozen entries in our Scary Story Contest. Here are the essays our staff liked the best. By Crissy Lee Hagan Portales There were no cars outside the small-town movie theater as they pulled up to it. No lights were on and the place looked closed. “Are you […]

Scary stories: ‘I’ll be back’

By William Pretzman Floyd At a family reunion during the night, the kids were up telling horror stories. One cousin came up and he started off saying, “There was a man named Steve.” Steve was an ordinary man who had an office job and he lived in a small apartment. When Steve went to sleep, […]

Scary stories: ‘Leave or you will be next’

By Eli Terry Floyd Once upon a time, my family and I moved to Clovis. About a week after we moved there, a person knocked at the door. I went to answer, but there was nothing. But, I did feel something brush by me. That night, I got in my warm bed and closed my […]

Police blotter — Oct. 31

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Wednesday: • Male, 23, aggravated assault (deadly weapon), resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, criminal damage to property (under $1,000). • Female, 31, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation. • Male, 43, warrant, failure to appear to […]

Cats look for second District 4-6A win

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Clovis senior Brody Edwards said he and his teammates felt going into District 4-6A play that the district title was going to come down to the Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. What a difference a week makes. The Nov. 7 finale against the Eagles is still important, naturally, for […]

Halloween events

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Today American Legion Post 117 — Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-a-Treat (Food, games, dunk tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. Clovis News Journal — Trick or Treat 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. […]

Farmers keep more regular hours than you might think

By Audra Brown Local columnist Burn the midnight oil, but don’t set anything on fire. It is a well-established fact that farm work does not adhere to a particular set of hours. From day to day, the start time, end time, and total time between can vary from a short, eight hours, to a good […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 31

Eunice at Texico • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-3A game • Records: Eunice 4-4 (1-0), Texico 2-6 (0-1) • Last week: The Cardinals routed Loving 60-34 on the road. Texico lost at Dexter 19-18. • Last year: The Wolverines rolled to a 39-7 victory at Eunice • Of note: Despite a five-game […]

Amos: Spooky superstitions

By Gary Mitchell Religion columist 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. weird things have been happening to me recently boss it s like some black cat has been planning […]

Christ expert in transforming lives

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Many years ago my sister Susie and I headed off to Baylor for the fall semester. Mother and Daddy were excited — after all, their children were going to a place of old friends and acquaintances that they had made during their college years. Some were faculty, some were just […]

Honor rolls

Clovis High School Seniors Jacqueline A. Adkins Ahmad Alsaleh Annabelle M. Andrade Denicia F. Aragon Logan M. Aragon Daysha N. Baca Luis F. Badillo Garrett M. Baldock Wendy Beltran Austin T. Bender Kaine Bender Mitchell L. Boddy Karlie R. Bojorquez Marybel A. Bonney D’lanor T. Briggins Andrew C. Brooks Jayda R. Browder Derrick L. Brown […]