Update: Amber Alert canceled for Portales girl

STAFF REPORT An Amber Alert was issued late Sunday night for a 16-year-old Portales girl that is believed to have been abducted. The Amber Alert was lifted, as the girl was found in Santa Rosa.  

Rubbish fire contained near Prince and Mabry

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire in a lot just west of the big elevators near Prince Street and Mabry Drive was reported about 7:45 p.m. Firefighters were still […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 23

District 4-3A First game Texico 12, Loving 1 Texico    610  50 —12    10    0 Loving    000  10 —  1    5    4 Rafael Maldonado (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 W, 6 SO) and Brock Thompson; Timothy Porras, Freddy Chacon (1) and Sonny Granado. W — Maldonado. L — Porras. Top hitters — […]

ENMU swept at Kingsville

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman to set the stage for a go-ahead, two-run single by right fielder Pablo Hernandez in a three-run eighth to edge Eastern New Mexico University 8-6 and complete a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series sweep on Saturday. The league-league […]

Hounds capture softball finale

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Erikka Burke capped a five-run second with a two-run double and sophomore Kiana Zerr, who had already pitched two solid games in the series, managed to make it stand up as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team closed out its season on Saturday with a 9-7 Lone Star Conference […]

Opinion: The fight against cancer continues

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor Another long-time Portales resident whose life has been hugely impacted by cancer is Yolanda Sanchez. “I hate the word cancer, because yes, there are survivors, but there are also people who lose loved ones to it,” Yolanda said. Yolanda’s husband, Humberto, was diagnosed with kidney cancer about eight years ago, […]

Cats take 2nd, Lady Cats 3rd at Alamo meet

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Alamogordo is looking like it might dominate the District 4-6A track meet on May 6 at Hobbs. Still, Clovis High’s squads are feeling pretty good about things heading into that event. The Wildcats finished second and the Lady Wildcats were third in Friday’s seven-team Bob Sepulveda Invite, with both divisions won […]

Movie shot in area to appear at Cannes Film Festival

Staff report Eastern New Mexico might just be giving Hollywood a run for its money, as an official announcement confirms that the movie formerly called “Comancheria” will appear on the silver screen at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France. The Cannes Film Festival announced on its website earlier this month that “Hell or High […]

Calf roping legacy keeps crowds coming

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Dismounting a horse at full speed while attempting to rope a calf might not sound like a typical mother-son bonding experience. But for Loretta Hieden and her son, Nicholas Collins, that’s exactly what it is. Hieden and Collins were two of the competitors in the second annual Clovis Ultimate […]

Locals propose pioneer village at fairgrounds

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Patsy Delk and Wilma Fulgham are trying to keep history alive. Curry County commissioners are concerned about the future, wanting to ensure taxpayers aren’t saddled with unexpected expenses. Delk and Fulgham, representing the  High Plains Historical Foundation, have proposed to re-create an early-1900s settlement at the county fairgrounds. The […]

Police blotter — April 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 10:10 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 100 block of Maple St. • 2:23 p.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 500 block of Commerce Way. • 2:53 p.m.: Theft report, 2800 block of Apache Road. […]

Pages past — April 24

On this date … 1956: A 19-year-old Clovis woman was fined $15, plus court costs, and sentenced to five days in the county jail after she pleaded guilty to public drunkenness. Six men arrested in the same incident each received fines of $15 plus court costs, but no jail time. The woman ran from the […]

Events calendar — April 24

Today Clovis Ultimate Calf Roping Reunion — 9 a.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 “Our Town” — 2 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University, Theatre Center, 1500 S. Avenue K., Portales. Gala tickets $25, group tickets $20, military tickets $20, ENMU students $10 Information: 575-562-2710 Tuesday Lone Star Enchantment Alliance […]

Meetings calendar — April 24

Monday Commission on Older Adults — 4 p.m. Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-3631 Library Board — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Clovis Yarn Lovers — 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Master’s Center, Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: clovisyarnlovers@gmail.com Clovis Municipal […]

Time stolen tax dollars used for jail as said

Curry County commissioners made a good decision last week. Yes, that’s news. They’re not known for such. They made the right call when they decided to continue with plans to make $10 million worth of improvements to the Curry County jail rather than slam the brakes on the project and invest instead in something shiny […]

Sloan: You can influence perception, too

My book-of-the-month summary for April is “Get Anyone to Do Anything: And Never Feel Powerless Again” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000) by David Lieberman. The 180-page work offers strategies for avoiding being manipulated, ending verbal conflicts, influencing and motivating others, winning friends and changing how others perceive you. Tips: • Deal with complaints by listening and […]

Stevens: Majority rule root of discrimination

A fictional fellow with a political agenda walked into a newspaper editor’s office with a letter he wanted published. The letter was 301 words long. The editor told him the word limit was 300. “How about we take out one word?” the editor asked. “No,” the fellow said. “Can we change ‘unexpected surprise’ to ‘surprise?’” […]

Carlsbad claims sweep in pair of pitchers’ duels

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD – Carlsbad and Clovis engaged in two gritty pitchers’ duels Friday, but the Cavemen found a way to garner the edge. Carlsbad delivered some key base hits to ensure its 1-2 punch, Trevor Rogers and Josh Chavarria, would come through on the winning end – and they were victorious, […]

Big seventh innings help Carlsbad put away Lady Cats

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com For a team that outscored its opposition by 17 runs, the Carlsbad Cavegirls weren’t often in relax mode. Carlsbad kept its District 4-6A title hopes alive Friday night, putting away close games in the seventh innings to take a 6-0, 11-0 doubleheader sweep Friday night at Lady Wildcat Softball […]

Students inspire retiring teacher

Donna Crispin has lived most of her life in Fort Sumner. She graduated from the Fort Sumner Schools in 1982. She attended college in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Education degree and later received her Masters from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Crispin’s first job was immediately […]