Welcome Home December 2014

Welcome Home for December 2014

ENMU basketball capsules — Dec. 2

MEN Texas-Permian Basin at ENMU • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: UTPB 4-1, ENMU 4-3 • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Falcons beat Sul Ross State 104-82 on Wednesday in their home opener at Odessa, Texas. The Hounds edged Harding 76-73 on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving […]

Owner says family’s ‘whole lives’ invested in paper recycling business

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Frank Lasky and his children have been part of the Clovis business community for 19 years. They did a job they said no one else wanted, at one point processing more than 100 tons of recycled paper per month. On Sunday their business burned. “I built this business with […]

Call open for parade entries

Staff report Clovis’ Christmas Lights Parade is Saturday and the theme is Candy Land Christmas, according to a release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber release was a call for entries in the annual night-time celebration of the holiday. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. There is no entry […]

Police: Suspect located in connection with weekend fires

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis police said Monday they have located a suspect in connection with weekend fires at The Hamilton Auto Group’s Auto World car dealership in Clovis and GM Country in Portales. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney declined to identify the suspect because charges have not been filed. Curry County Adult […]

Governor to decide on next district 10 judge

By Steve Hansen Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The judge who failed to be retained in the Nov. 4 general election and the former judge he defeated in 2008 are the only candidates for the Tenth Judicial District’s single judicial position. The position became available when the current judge, Albert Mitchell, failed to receive enough votes to […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. today at the Clovis Carver Library’s north annex to consider five items on the action agenda: • A request to approve a resolution providing for the 2015 fiscal year salaries of all county personnel. • A request to move the Feb. 3 commission meeting to Feb. 5 due to a […]

Dispute threatens defense authorization bill

By Tom Philpott Military update A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy copayments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill. “This is as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said one armed service committee staffer, describing the […]

Time, change erode family holiday traditions

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist My grandpa and grandma — ages 90  and 86 — spent Thanksgiving alone this year. With the exception of their one daughter, two of their children and all five of their grandchildren have moved away from their home in California. I wonder how this state of family affairs came into […]

Public lands commissioner recount begins Monday

By Steve Hansen Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com Curry, Roosevelt and Quay county officials will participate in a state recount of votes in the race for public lands commissioner. The recount begins on Monday. A preliminary canvass of votes for the Nov. 4 general election showed candidates Ray Powell and Aubrey Dunn were separated by 14 hundredths […]

Empty stocking fund: Family D

Editor’s Note: All information is provided by Salvation Army Commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. • Today’s Focus: Family D • Household members: 3 • Children: 2 • Special circumstance: This is a woman in her early 40s who works in the health field, but suffered an involuntary cut in hours recently. Her two sons, ages 17 […]

Police blotter — Dec. 2

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:23 a.m.: Battery in progress, 2600 block of West Street. • 1:52 a.m.: Criminal damage, 3000 block of horn Avenue. • 2:06 a.m.: Situation check, 3200 block of Wallace Street. • 3:20 a.m.: Criminal […]

Pages past — Dec. 2

Around the region … 1984: Victor Stout of Clovis had been appointed chairman of the New Mexico Farmers Union Advisory Board. He was also president of the Curry County Farmers Union. Stout and his wife Maggie raised wheat and maize on a farm near Clovis. He also operated a ranch near Nara Visa. 1971: A […]

What’s happening — Dec. 2

Wednesday Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, room 512 Information: 575-769-4001. Clovis Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steakhouse. Information: 575-763-3435. Thursday Miss & Mr. Children’s Boutique ribbon cutting — 11:30 a.m., 107 E. 6th St. Information: 575-763-3435. UNM/NMSU Cooperative pharmacy program — 5:30 p.m., Clovis High […]

Police: Suspect in custody for dealership fires

Clovis police said Monday they have a suspect in custody for weekend fires at The Hamilton Auto Group’s Auto World car dealership in Clovis and GM Country in Portales. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney declined to identify the suspect until charges are filed. Whitney said that although the fire department has not confirmed arson, the […]