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 By David Stevens    News 

Pages past, Sept. 25: Grease fire damages Waldhauser home

On this date ... 1952: Fire broke out in the Clovis home of Ted and Marie Waldhauser, causing an estimated $4,000 in damage and leaving Marie Waldhauser with third-degree burns on... — Updated 9/24/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Sept. 21: Gambling charges against Elks dropped

On this date … 1972: Prosecutors had decided they will not pursue felony charges against 10 people arrested Sept. 7 for illegal gambling at the Clovis Elks Lodge. “Since the... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Sept. 18: ENMU cowgirls win rodeo

On this date ... 1972: Cowgirls from Eastern New Mexico University had won the team trophy at their own rodeo to stay atop the Southwest Region standings after two contests. ENMU,... — Updated 9/17/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: The News offering more news, access

It’s not news that the newspaper industry has been in financial trouble for years. As most readers know, our newspaper family went from two daily products -- the Clovis News... — Updated 9/17/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Sept. 14: St. James celebrates 12 years

On this date … 1962: St. James Episcopal Church was celebrating its 12th anniversary at Twelfth and Main streets in Clovis. “When the massive adobe walls were first rising, it... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Candidate Q&A: New Mexico House District 64

Longtime Clovis Mayor David Lansford and longtime Clovis-Portales District Attorney Andrea Reeb are seeking the New Mexico House District 64 seat open with Randal Crowder’s retire... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 31: You, too, can learn to ice skate

On this date … 1962: Clovis’ Iceland Skating Rink was advertising ice skating classes. The instructors were Roxanne Maxcy and John Dauphinais. Beginners were encouraged to... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 28: Suspected drunk steals police car

On this date ... 1972: A 28-year-old Clovis man was arraigned on charges of auto theft. He “was accused of stealing the police department’s unit 12 while he was being booked... — Updated 8/27/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 24: Crime on the mild side

On this date … 1967: Clovis police were looking into vandalism, break-ins and other relatively minor crimes, according to police reports summarized by the Clovis News-Journal. A... — Updated 8/23/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 21: Portales man reaches for governor seat

On this date ... 1957: John Burroughs, a Portales peanut processor, announced his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1958. He pledged a “businessman’s... — Updated 8/20/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Fair's false alarm offers reminder: Care for each other

Charlie Corn was at his booth in the Curry County Fairground’s Commercial Building on Wednesday night when a teenage girl appeared, frantically running down the aisle. “She was... — Updated 8/20/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Sheriff: No confirmation of gunshots at Curry County Fair

CLOVIS — Maureen Bell was in a show barn at the Curry County Fair on Wednesday night, watching area youth with their lambs. “I don’t think I’ve ever been more afraid in my... — Updated 8/20/2022 Full story

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 17: That tomato was a big boy

On this date … 1977: Lowell Primrose’s back yard in Bovina “could be an area of interest to vegetable garden do-it-yourselfers,” the Bovina Blade reported. Primrose had... — Updated 8/16/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 14: School board meets till midnight

On this date ... 1957: The Clovis Municipal Board of Education’s August meeting lasted until midnight. In addition to the routine every-month business, the Clovis News-Journal... — Updated 8/13/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Our grandstanding politicians cannot prevent school violence

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, made national headlines last week for cursing at a heckler. Video of the exchange racked up more than 5 million views on T... — Updated 8/13/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Candidate Q&A: New Mexico House Representative, District 64 part 2

Longtime Clovis Mayor David Lansford and longtime Clovis-Portales District Attorney Andrea Reeb are seeking the New Mexico House District 64 seat open with Randal Crowder’s... — Updated 8/13/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 10: 7 teenagers killed near Lubbock

On this date … 1962: Seven teenagers on their way to a church picnic had been killed when a passenger train crashed into their car. Those killed were all from Olton or... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 7: County fair welcomes kids' pets

On this date ... 1982: The Curry County Fair was planning a new event – a youth pet show. Organizers said the show would be open to children of all ages and everyone would... — Updated 8/6/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 3: Straw hats on sale at Levine's

On this date … 1957: Levine’s department store on Clovis’ Main Street was holding a Super Value Dollar Day sale. Specials included: -- Cotton dresses $3 -- 180 thread count... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Candidate Q&A: State representative, District 64

Longtime Clovis Mayor David Lansford and longtime Clovis-Portales District Attorney Andrea Reeb are seeking the New Mexico House District 64 seat open with Randal Crowder’s... — Updated 7/30/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 27: Gospel musician has heart for youth

On this date … 1987: Former Miss Black America and Clovis High School graduate Varetta Heidelberg was visiting her home town. Heidelberg played the saxophone and sang at Faith... — Updated 7/26/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 24: Police: Burglar stole Bible

On this date ... 1967: Three thefts and two burglaries had been reported in Clovis over the weekend. Thieves snatched bicycles from 221 York and from 316 Merriwether, according to... — Updated 7/23/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Solutions for reducing crime not so simple

It happens all the time in Clovis’ high-crime neighborhoods. Shots are fired. Property is damaged. Sometimes people get hurt. Police don’t always find out right away. And when... — Updated 7/23/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 20: Heavy rains flood region

On this date … 1972: Regional rainfall totals had ranged from 1 to 7 inches over the previous 24 hours. Heaviest reports were between Floyd and Melrose. Panny Bigler said she’d... — Updated 7/19/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 17: Remembering the 'Polar Bear'

On this date ... 1977: Robert “Polar Bear” Anderson had won a basketball dunking competition at Clovis High School. Anderson defeated defending champion Mike Grant, who... — Updated 7/16/2022

 

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