Nearly 40 candidates apply for police, fire chief positions

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A national search has produced 17 police chief candidates and 20 fire chief hopefuls as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Clovis’ city human resources director. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders retired on June 12, and Clovis Fire Chief Ron Edwards retired on March 6. Human Resources Director Nancye Clements […]

Commissioners table bid for jail reroof

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Curry County commissioners tabled an action to approve a bid for $592,900 from DKG & Associates to reroof the Curry County Jail at their regular meeting Tuesday morning. “It’s about three times what it should be,” said Chairman Ben McDaniel. “I’ve bought a whole lot of flat roofs, and […]

New county public services director hired

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Former Chaves County Jail Administrator Sandra Stewart is the new public services director for Curry County. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle announced the new hire at the Curry County Commission regular meeting Tuesday morning. Pyle said Stewart will assist in the overall management of the county and will directly […]

Tiempos han cambiado en Portales

Muchos de los largos y calurosos días de verano de mi infancia en Portales, no se sentía como si vinieran un frente fresco de Norte a Sur, sino mas bien como si se encontraran el Norte con el Sur. Nuestra casa estaba por la Avenida Norte B o en el barrio como lo llamábamos nosotros, […]

Times have changed in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Many of the long, hot, summer days of my childhood in Portales were not so much about north vs. south as much as they were about north meets south. Our childhood home was on North Avenue B, considered the barrio or, as we residents ourselves call it, “Taco Town.” My […]

Pages past — July 1

On this date … 1991: Eastern New Mexico University-Clovis officially separated from ENMU-Portales to become Clovis Community College. 1942: Floyd Golden was named the second president of Eastern New Mexico College. He kept the job until 1960. No one has been president of the Portales university longer, before or since. 1908: Fire wiped out the […]

Letter to the editor — July 1

Christians need to fight for faith, freedom So — according to a 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court, homosexual marriage is Constitutional. That may be, but it doesn’t make it right (and God disagrees), nor does it mean most Americans support it (and we do not) or that all states have to endorse it. The […]

Notebook — July 1

Granted, we’ll miss him … Radio personality (and newspaper columnist) Grant McGee is leaving town. He announced on his Facebook page Tuesday he and the “Lady of the House” are moving to Florida, where she has family. They’ll be around until July 31. Garage sale hosts from Muleshoe to Fort Sumner are among those mourning […]

Police blotter — July 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 6:38 a.m. Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 500 block of Hull Street. • 7:43 a.m. Criminal damage up to $1000, 1100 block of Calhoun Street. • 8:01 a.m.: Burglary (auto) 1500 block of […]

What’s happening — July 1

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m. 10 months-3 years. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main. St. Information: 575-769-7840 Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: 575) 935-5000 Senior Bingo — 1 p.m. Clovis Senior Center, 1120 Cameo St. Clovis. Information: 575-762-8110 Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 […]

Clovis team nabs Custom Classic title

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Lady Cougars were the lone Clovis team to win a championship in the Clovis Softball Association’s 32nd Custom Classic over the weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, and they had to beat one of their league rivals to do it. The Lady Cougars edged A League of Our Own […]

Blossoms bringing smile to my face

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer I am fascinated by the red yuccas that are blooming all over Clovis right now. My first trip to the area was in late September last year, long after the native plants peaked in their blooming season, so I had no idea these beauties existed here. I grew up in […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners are meeting at 9 this morning in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Action items include proposals to award a contract for the new jail roof and change County Commission meeting dates. Below is the full list of agenda items: o Discussion and request approval as a house cleaning measure […]

Rural veteran program takes hit

By Aubry Buzek Staff Report abuzek@cnjonline.com A program that affects rural veterans and veterans on waiting lists took a hit Thursday as Republican lawmakers said they would support legislation that would shift money from the “Choice Card” program to cover a $2.6 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs budget. Representative Jeff Miller said […]

Organizers: Draggin’ Main surpassed expectations

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com The second annual Draggin’ Main surpassed expectations, organizers said, to the tune of 8,000 to 10,000  participants. “I think it was great,” Bryan Boone, one of the organizers for Draggin’ Main, said. “We had better participation and more cars than we thought we’d have.” Co-organizer Gene Porter said the […]

Farwell official yet to appear before judge

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com It’s been more than a month since a Farwell school board member and his wife were scheduled to appear before a judge to face allegations they provided alcohol to minors. But Parmer County Clerk Gerri Bowers said Friday she has no record Kendall and Tracy Devault were cited or […]

Police: Man wanted for questioning in robbery located

Staff Report The Clovis Police Department announced Monday they located a man wanted for questioning regarding a robbery that occured at the Hillcrest Car Wash June 23. A CPD Facebook post thanked the community for their assistance in locating 21 year old Isaiah Carver, but Public Information Officer Daron Roach could not verify if a […]

Texas clerks waiting on corrected certificates

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com While the Supreme Court on Friday overturned a decision to ban same-sex marriages, many couples are having to wait to tie the knot until software updates change forms from “man and woman” to “applicant 1 and 2.” That’s the holdup in nearby Parmer and Bailey County, where county clerks […]

Pages past — June 30

On this date … 1975: Memorial Hospital of Clovis’ membership voted 23-3 to transfer all assets and liabilities to Presbyterian Hospital Center of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque hospital group assumed management the next day and began working on plans for a new hospital. Clovis Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1939 at 12th and Thornton, closed in […]

Police blotter — June 30

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:25 a.m.: Battery report, 1400 block of East Mabry Drive. • 1:45 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1000, 900 block of North Hull Street. • 1:53 a.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Rencher Street. […]