New FDA regulations a good thing

Those black-and-white “Nutrition Facts” printed on packages of food and beverage containers – required by the Food and Drug Administration since 1994 – are getting a much-needed face lift that will give consumers more, and more realistic, information. Most of us have laughed when manufacturers list “two servings” on a bottle of soda that we […]

Hansen: Great hope turned stalemate

I was born about four years after the bombing of Hiroshima marked the start of the nuclear age. The bombing was a ghastly horror, shocking even the flight crew that dropped the weapon, but it shortened the war. Like most people, I have spent my life in its shadow as we commemorate its 70th anniversary. […]

McDonald: Technology takeover a struggle

Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages. But when it comes to the modern world, the young’ns have a leg up on us. That occurred to me not so long ago when I had some questions about my cell phone account, and I didn’t want to sit […]

Judge grants request from incest suspect

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A Clovis woman, facing an incest charge with an adult child, will be allowed to have contact with her 5- and 6-year-old children, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Monica Mares, 36, and Caleb Peterson, 19, face up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted of […]

Adult coloring group forms at library

By Ryan Galloway Staff writer rgalloway@cnjonline.com There are some who say coloring books are just for kids, but don’t tell that to the people at Clovis-Carver Public Library. A group has formed there on Thursdays for people who have found a love for the newly popular adult coloring books. The group meets in the morning […]

Gardening season coming on strong

By Eamon Scarbrough Staff writer escarbrough@pntonline.com With summer coming on fast, local residents are planting gardens full of flowers and vegetables. However, in order for a garden to thrive, there are several pieces of advice from local experts to keep in mind. A garden will thrive if placed in a location that has access to […]

Free fishing day set for Saturday

By Eamon Scarbrough Staff writer escarbrough@pntonline.com On Saturday, residents will be able to enjoy a day of fishing with their families without the requirement of a fishing license. According to a press release by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the day of “free fishing” is being held to celebrate National Boating and […]

Curry County ballot — June 7

Early voting locations • Curry County Clerk’s Office (8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday) • North Plains Mall (10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Saturday) Election Day voting locations (7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday) • In Clovis: Roy Walker Community Center, Youth Recreation Building, Trinity United Methodist Church, Colonial Park Country Club. • Outside Clovis: Texico Community Building, Pleasant […]

Police blotter — June 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:28 a.m.: Interference with telecommunications, 300 block of North Georgia Street. • 1:26 a.m.: Negligent use of a deadly weapon. • 7:18 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, Llano Estacado Boulevard and Main Street. • […]

Events calendar — June 1

Today Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant Check In — 8 a.m. Clovis Community College. Information: 575-760-6487 Horsemanship — 2 p.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-760-6487 V.A. Benefits Q and A — 10 a.m. Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575 762-8700 Pioneer Days Rodeo Barbecue […]

Meetings calendar — June 1

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting — 8 a.m. CCC, Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Eastern Plains Council of Governments Annual Meeting — 10 a.m. Youth Recreation Building, 1504 E. Seventh St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Clovis Chamber, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: […]

Opinion: Reducing carbon emissions crucial

Jim Constantopoulos Guest columnist The question that keeps surfacing in discussions of global warming is: What if it became economically feasible to burn coal, oil and natural gas for electricity production without loading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide emissions? Wouldn’t that be great for New Mexico and other energy-producing states? That kind of inquiry can […]

Pages past — June 1

On this date … 1976: More than $15,000 in prize money was on the line as the region prepared for a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association performance as part of Clovis’ Pioneer Days celebration. Barrel racer Varda Radcliff of Portales was among those who’d signed up to compete in the three-day event. 1956: A jet mechanic […]

Speakers honor memories of fallen

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor kwilson@cnjonline.com With a semi-circle of flags at half-mast to the west, and a field of graves marked with American flags to the east, Clovis residents spent Monday morning honoring the fallen and the families they left behind. Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens was host to a brief, but solemn, ceremony to […]

Estimated 30,000 attend two-day air show

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor kwilson@cnjonline.com CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The weather might have had the final say on the schedule, but organizers for the 2016 Cannon Air Force Base Air Show couldn’t have been happier with everything else. Capt. Jonathan Welch served as ground boss, one of three commanders for the show along […]

Snow cone business booming

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com With temperatures on the rise, snow cone and shaved ice operations are at full blast — and new vendors are popping up in the area. For some local vendors, selling the frozen treats is merely a temporary summer job. For others, it’s a permanent year-round business. Recently opening in […]

Events calendar — May 31

Today Ribbon Cutting for CASA — 4:30 p.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St., Clovis. Wednesday Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant Check In — 4 p.m. Days Inn and Suites, 2700 Mabry Dr., Clovis. Information: 575-760-6487 Horsemanship — 2 p.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-760-6487 V.A. Benefits Q […]

Meetings calendar — May 31

Wednesday Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting — 8 a.m. CCC, Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Eastern Plains Council of Governments Annual Meeting — 10 a.m. Youth Recreation Building, 1504 E. Seventh St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Clovis Chamber, 105 E. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — May 31

On this date … 1971: Civil Air Patrol planes searched the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills in Virginia for a missing private plane carrying actor Audie Murphy that had disappeared three days earlier. Murphy, World War II’s most decorated American soldier, and four others disappeared on a business flight from Atlanta. All were found dead later […]

Our People: Rodeo queen still in the scene

Wilma Fulgham was born in Farwell and raised within the Clovis area through the depression years. She has been involved in agriculture all her life and comes from a family of hard workers. In 1906, her grandfather, Henry Curtis, came to the Texico area on a covered wagon. Fulgham is recognized for being involved in […]