Police respond to 32 criminal damage reports

Staff report The Monday evening vandalism of 32 cars throughout Clovis is a stone-cold whodunit. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the department has no suspects and no leads on what appears to be the random smashing of vehicle windows. No particular type of vehicle was hit, and no particular area of the city saw […]

Year in review: New leaders, controversy mark county’s year

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com New leaders elected, a controversial infusion of cash to expand the jail, a strip club and a controversial takeover of the clerk’s office marked 2014 for Curry County. “It probably won’t go over too well,” Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn acknowledged when asked about public reaction to an increase in […]

Christmas is the season of hope

By Curtis K. Shelburne “The Season of Hope.” Those are the words emblazoned across the gift bag I just puttered past in our bedroom. And so it is, this great season of Christmas. A season when hope takes center stage. And, sorry if this is picky, I really do think the season is a good […]

Cold weather sticking around

Staff report Hold on. It’s not over yet. And icy blast from the northeast that was expected to push overnight temperatures Tuesday into the single digits continues through much of today, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of northern New Mexico dipped below zero Tuesday as an Arctic front moved across the state, bringing […]

Hunting license info available on Department of Game and Fish website

Staff report Rules and information about applying for licenses and hunting big game, small game and turkeys in New Mexico are available now on the Department of Game and Fish’s redesigned website — www.wildlife.state.nm.us —  the department has announced. The 2015-16 Hunting Rules and Information booklet includes information hunters need to apply for and purchase […]

Health officials recommend flu shot

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The medical director at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the federal Centers for Disease Control are recommending getting a flu shot. “For November and December we have had a considerably higher number of flu cases compared to last year at both Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis […]

A look back at community columnists

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of columns looking back at regional news in 2014. It will continue through Jan. 1. When there’s no news, when the news is boring, when the news is all bad, I think our newspapers are still worth at least 75 cents every day. That’s because of our […]

Year in review: Cannon honored in rankings in 2014

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base was selected one of the 10 best Air Force bases in the Air Force Times’ annual list in 2014. More than 50 bases were considered, officials said. The designation was among highlights of news involving Cannon this year. A representative from Cannon said the publication factored in a wide […]

Pages past — Dec. 31

On this date … 1974: A corporation made up of four Poynor brothers had assumed ownership of the White’s store at 421 Main in Clovis. The Poynors already operated White’s stores in Portales, Muleshoe, Friona, Hereford and Littlefield. Marlin Poynor said the Clovis store was “a mess … but we plan to do considerable rearranging […]

Support the things that support what you believe in

By Kevin Wilson Local columnist Welcome to a very special interview. I’m Kevin Wilson, interviewing … Kevin Wilson, about the new movie, “The Interview.” So this is “The Kevin Wilson Interview of Kevin Wilson on ‘The Interview.” Kevin, thanks for joining me. “Pleasure to be here.” So, did you hear about the scalper who wanted […]

Locals appointed to evaluation commission

Staff report Caleb Chandler of Clovis and David Hunton of Portales are among three new members appointed to the New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, according to a press release from the agency. Richard Reese of Albuquerque is the third person appointed to the 15-member panel. The JPEC was established in 1997 by the state […]

County manager lays out legislative priorities

Staff report     The New Mexico Legislature will convene on Jan. 15 for a 60-day session. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the county has five capital outlay fund requests for improvements to the county. The county’s top priority is a $10 million request for Curry County Detention Center improvements. Pyle said improvements include adding […]

Holiday closures

The following are closed for New Year’s Day: • City of Clovis offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Curry County offices • Fire Department administration • Hillcrest Park Zoo • District Court • Magistrate Court • Municipal Court • Police Department administration • Post offices • Public Works Sanitation • […]

What’s happening — Dec. 31

Today Food Bank open house — 1 p.m., open house, happy hour and chili bar, homemade chili and all the fixings, 2217 E. Brady Ave. Information: 575-763- 6130 Saturday Blood drive —  Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram room. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board —  5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Ongoing Artist of the […]

Police blotter — Dec. 31

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 11:53 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 1200 block of North Prince Street. • 7:19 a.m.: Remove subject, 2100 block of Chapparal Circle. • 9:39 a.m.: Articles found or lost, 1900 block College Park Drive. • 11:53 […]

Caution encouraged on area roads

New Mexico State Police are reporting difficult and severe driving conditions across the state, including eastern New Mexico. Here is a list of roads on which black ice, ice, fog and snow are hampering roads, as reported by NMSP: Severe driving conditions (Travel is discouraged) • US 285 to Vaughn south to Roswell • US […]

Citizens Bank tournament

At Texico BOYS Monday’s quarterfinals Tucumcari 61, Muleshoe 45 Farwel 57, Eunice 54 Friona 57, Navajo Prep 45 Texico 74, Capitan 41 Tuesday’s semifinals Consolation Muleshoe vs. Eunice 3:45 p.m., Wolverine Navajo Prep vs. Capitan, 5:30 p.m., Wolverine Championship Tucumcari vs. Farwell, 3:45 p.m., Sports Arena Friona vs. Texico, 7:15 p.m., Sports Arena Wednesday’s finals […]

Lady Cats run away from Espanola Valley

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls struggled in Monday’s quarterfinal matchup against Espanola Valley in the Plateau Holiday Classic, but only after the game got out of hand. Senior Danni Williams matched her season best with 33 points and the Lady Wildcats built a 33-point lead early in the final period before […]

Year in review: Clovis native hired as superintendent

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com In the Clovis school system, a former student, teacher and principal in the system was elevated to its highest office midway through 2014. In the week following the graduation of 419 seniors — a first-time grouping of students from both Clovis High School and Choices Alternative School — Jody […]

Report: Clovis man hog-tied and robbed

Staff report A 76-year-old Clovis man was hog-tied in his home and robbed of several guns and his pickup truck by armed bandits, according to a police report released Monday. The home invasion and robbery happened Dec. 21. Two men and a woman allegedly forced their way into the victim’s home on Howard Cowper Drive […]