Meetings calendar — May 1

Tuesday Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Board of Curry County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, annex room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7890. Wednesday Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Domino’s […]

Events calendar — May 1

Monday Women’s Initiative Network luncheon — 11:30 a.m. $15/$20 tickets. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: http://www/mkt.com/uwenm Tuesday Jeff Dunham — 8 p.m. (CDT) Tickets: $27-$59 United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave., Lubbock Information: 806-742-7362 ENMU Presenting Steel Band Concert — 6:30 p.m. ENMU, Music building, 1500 S Avenue K., Portales. Information: 800-367-3668 […]

Police blotter — May 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 2:59 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 200 block Crusader Court. • 3:16 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamines. • 8:43 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 500 block of East 13th Avenue. • 9:20 a.m.: Criminal damage over $1,000, […]

ENMU softball players honored by LSC

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University softball team were named to All-Lone Star Conference squads during a banquet on Thursday prior to the start of the league’s postseason tournament. Junior second baseman Audrey Velasquez and junior shortstop Susannah Chandler were named to the second team, while senior catcher […]

Pages past — May 1

On this date … 1966: Two Clovis teens died after their car crashed into a home at 1421 E. Brady. Wesley Wayne Stephens, 18, the car’s driver, died at the scene, officials said. Passenger Billy Jay Beard, 19, died at Clovis Memorial Hospital. Members of the Locknane family and some friends were sitting in the […]

Alamo blanks Lady Cats twice

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — To put it mildly, it’s been a nightmarish run through District 4-6A play for the Clovis High softball team. On Friday, it ended on another rough note. Senior Sierra Gentry tossed a one-hitter in the first game and a four-hitter in the nightcap as Alamogordo ran past the Lady Wildcats 9-0 […]

CHS squads sweep Ross Black Relays

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s track teams tuned up for District 4-6A competition this week with team victories in Friday’s Ross Black Relays. The Wildcats easily won the boys team title, their third of the spring, with 99 points to 68 for host Lovington. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats notched their first team victory of […]

Cats await postseason fate after split

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s baseball team came up short by a run of ending senior Daniel Gallegos’ shutout bid against Hobbs in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule on Tuesday, and the Wildcats paid for it with a demoralizing 11-10, eight-inning loss. On Friday, after a 9-6 District 4-6A setback […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds in series opener

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M teed off on Eastern New Mexico pitching early and often, and the Buffs snapped a season-high four-game skid with a 15-5 victory over the Greyhounds to start a three-game Lone Star Conference’s series Friday night. The teams face each other again in a noon doubleheader. Shortstop Jake Fuller […]

Santa Rosa rallies to top Dora softball

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA — The Dora Coyotes softball team just learned the hard way that no lead is ever safe, as the Santa Rosa Lady Lions scored six in the final two innings for an 11-10 comeback win Friday. After a seven-run third inning, Dora (2-8) built a 9-5 lead that […]

Grouse study hot topic

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico researchers are working to determine the effects of fire on lesser prairie chickens, a species whose numbers have declined dramatically. But this time, their research methods involve starting fires. Sand Ranch, 35 miles east of Roswell, is where a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey’s […]

Commission hopefuls cover varied issues

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Curry County Commission candidates took center stage and broached a wide array of issues during Thursday’s High Plains Patriots Candidates Forum at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. Seven candidates vying for three seats were present during the two hour session — with District 2 incumbent Ben McDaniel being joined […]

Pages past — April 30

On this date … 1956: Recreational shooting in the Roosevelt County sandhills left a Clovis man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. James Bergen, who lived at 1017 Hull St., said he was helping one of his children fire a .22-caliber pistol when a stray bullet from another group of shooters struck him just […]

Johnson: Dogs may need personal space, too

Surrounding people like a force field, the personal bubble is the space around them that is theirs. Invisible, everyone has one and pretty much everyone understands, or at least should, that it’s there and its boundaries are to be respected. The safe place, the comfort zone and the insulation that exists between people as they […]

Berry: I knew what ‘we’ll see’ meant

A few days ago, my grandson asked me if we could take a walk or bike ride around the neighborhood. I answered him with the age old adult answer, “We’ll see.” As soon as I said it, I could hear those words echoing in my head. I remember as a child asking my dad about […]

Tort claim alleges jail assault

STAFF REPORT A tort claim has been filed against Curry County, claiming an inmate at the Adult Detention Center was injured in a beating while he was awaiting trial. Portales attorney Eric Dixon made the claim on behalf of Arthur Ferro, 46, who says he was attacked by an inmate the morning of April 8 […]

Primary candidates discuss issues at High Plains Patriots forum

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Curry County Commission candidates took center stage and broached a wide array of issues during Thursday’s High Plains Patriots Candidates Forum at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. Seven candidates vying for three seats were present during the two hour session — with District 2 incumbent Ben McDaniel being joined […]

Opinion: So what’s your ‘contentment number?’

One to ten scale. One, terrible; ten, incredibly good. Here’s the question: In general, in your whole life, how content are you? This is not a trick question. The first number that pops into your head is almost certainly the “right” one. Stop to think about this too long and you’ll mess it up. So […]

Candidate found guilty of misdemeanor battery

By Douglas Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com A candidate for Curry County Commission was found guilty of misdemeanor battery Wednesday during municipal court proceedings. Clovis Municipal Court Judge Jan Garrett ordered District 4 candidate Steve Gershon to pay $41 in court costs. In addition, a 30-day jail sentence was deferred and will be dismissed if Gershon […]

Local spearheading veteran priority parking project

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Veterans who are injured in combat are issued a Purple Heart. Nathan McCreery wants them to also have a purple spot. McCreery, a local photographer, is spearheading the Purple Heart Project — an effort to set up priority parking spots for combat-wounded veterans at public facilities and willing businesses. […]