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Archive For May 2012

Letters to the editor: Do not let governor decide race
May 31st, 2012
I read your recent article about the poll your newspaper conducted in our state Senate race.I noted the large number of undecided voters and would like to pose a question:Would those...


Letters to the editor: Spears will not compromise values
May 31st, 2012
Angie Spears is an independent, honest woman with strong Christian, family values. That's why I support her personally.But I also support her candidacy professionally, as the district attor...


Letters to the editor: Mudslinging gets worse every election season
May 31st, 2012
This year's political campaigning is absolutely sickening.Every day we are inundated with flyers about one of the candidates. Every other evening we are called about how we are going to vot...


Editorial: Boxer Tapia’s struggles, victories will be remembered
May 31st, 2012
Champion. Celebrity. Big-hearted. Troubled. Addict.Every life is filled with victories, complications and contradictions, and so was the life of Albuquerque native Johnny Tapia. But Tapia's...


Driver's licenses do not make roads safer
May 31st, 2012
I find it somewhat disturbing that both candidates in the District 7 Republican state senator primary race consider violating the fundamental human right of free travel a pressing issue. The "most...


ENMU's Wolfe named academic All-America
May 31st, 2012
Senior first baseman-designated hitter Mitch Wolfe has been chosen to the first-team Capital One Academic All-America team for the 2012 season. Wolfe, from Litchfield, Ariz., had been a two-...


Zias add midfielder
May 31st, 2012
The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has added Jacquelyn Perez, a center-midfielder from El Paso, to its squad for the 2012 season.Perez was twice awarded all-district...


Steers' Prokop takes Friona position
May 31st, 2012
Mike Prokop keeps moving a little farther west along U.S. Highway 60.Prokop, a Clovis High grad who spent 10 years as a football assistant at CHS before moving on to head coaching stints at...


Miller being ordained Immanuel Lutheran pastor
May 31st, 2012
Michael Miller will be ordained as the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Clovis 4 p.m. Sunday.Miller will be officiated by Rev. Randall Golter, Rocky Mountain district president. Circuit...


Clovis man found guilty in store stabbing
May 31st, 2012
A Clovis man was found guilty Thursday of three charges connected to a August 2010 stabbing.Guadalupe Murillo, 32, faces up to eight-and-a-half years for two felony counts of aggravated batt...


Police blotter: June 1
May 31st, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Wednesday• 12:39 a.m.: Caller advised there was a small grass fire in the area, near So...


Accepting Jesus adoption into God’s family
May 31st, 2012
I heard a wonderful true story last week that personifies for each of us the words in Romans 8:15: “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, t...


Amos: thumper learns about god s ways Amos: Thumper learns about...
May 31st, 2012
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks –...


Freedom is God's precious gift to us
May 31st, 2012
I am writing this column on a beautiful and calm morning. It's a holiday, and I'm planning to be seriously involved in doing almost nothing serious today.I've watered the fresh concrete i...


Press release: Jury delivers guilty verdicts in Wal-Mart stabbing
May 31st, 2012
Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today thatGuadalupe Murillo, age 32, was found guilty by a Curry County jury of two counts of felonyAggrav...


No arrests in Clovis shooting incident
May 30th, 2012
No arrests have been made and no suspects identified after neighbors reported multiple gunshots fired at a Southwest Clovis home on Wednesday night. 


Two Wildcats earn baseball honors
May 30th, 2012
Clovis junior Tyler Greene was a second-team selection as an outfielder and pitcher on the Class 5A all-state baseball team selected by state coaches.Junior third baseman Joe Shelley also ea...


Fishing report — May 30
May 30th, 2012
This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after t...


Education column: Students shine at gifted showcase
May 30th, 2012
Just before school was out, Zia Elementary held a special event: the 2011-2012 "Gifted Showcase, Learning On Display — A Museum Experience," held in Zia's atrium and nearby classrooms. Fac...


Ticket feature: Oasis State Park hosting annual concert
May 30th, 2012
Oasis State Park is getting set for its seventh annual Old Tyme Music Concert. 


Budget breakdown
May 30th, 2012
We sat down with Jose Cano, chief financial officer for Clovis Municipal School District, and asked him to explain the district's $90 million fiscal year 2012-2013 budget in layman's terms.


Xcel officials say customers won't suffer blackouts
May 30th, 2012
Xcel Energy officials are confident their Texas and New Mexico customers will be all right, even with the possibiilty of rolling blackouts in the Texas energy grid, but noted that conservation is a...


Education digest — May 31
May 30th, 2012
Texico student awarded scholarshipTexico High School student Claudia Campos received a $2,500 college scholarship from Yucca Telecom and the National Telecommunications Coop...


Police blotter — May 31
May 30th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Tuesday• 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported two males knocked on...


Curry County sample ballot
May 30th, 2012
2012 New Mexico primary electionTuesdayPolls open 7 a .m. to 7 p.m.Curry County ballotAll precincts unless oth...


Texas primary election results (statewide)
May 30th, 2012
Texas primary resultsTuesdayRepublicanPresident• Mitt Romney — 995, 949• Ron Paul — 172,...


Voters should look past attacks
May 30th, 2012
First, let me be clear: I do not believe it is right for political party officers and elected officials to take sides in a contested primary.I have represented New Mexico as a state represen...


Editorial: Labor rules would stifle future farmers
May 30th, 2012
W hen talk turns to regulations, it's all too frequently only the extremists — those braying for more or those bellowing against any — whose voices are heard.But occasionally...


Editorial: Public officials make puzzling statements
May 29th, 2012
Three eyebrow raisers from this election season:• Gov. Susana Martinez's aggressiveness in promoting Republican Angie Spears over Republican Pat Woods in the state Senate race has sur...


Team loyalty should have rewards
May 29th, 2012
Things are good for me as a baseball fan. The Texas Rangers are leading the American League West, and until Monday night Josh Hamilton had more homers than the San Diego Padres.My Rangers ha...


Letters to the editor: Democracy can't exist without compromise
May 29th, 2012
A new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" is an excellent evaluation of our dysfunctional Congress.The authors are Thomas E Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman c...


Wife recounts husband’s last day
May 29th, 2012
Even as the war in Afghanistan is featured less often on evening newscasts or front pages of our newspapers, Americans still involved in the fight continue to die there, deepening the pool of Memor...


Texas primary election results
May 29th, 2012
Parmer CountyRepublicanPresident• Mitt Romney — 640• Ron Paul — 49• John Davis — 2• Charles "Buddy...


Police: Teen drowns at Conchas Lake
May 29th, 2012
A 15-year-old Sandia Park male drowned at Conchas Lake diving off of his family's fishing boat Tuesday, according to the New Mexico State Police.The name of the teen was being withheld Tues...


CCS hires football coach/AD
May 29th, 2012
Clovis Christian has filled its football and athletic director’s positions with Corey Robinson, a Florida native who has been an assistant coach at the FCS (Division I-AA), Division II and ju...


Romney savors GOP nomination victory
May 29th, 2012
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney says he’s honored and humbled to become the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee. And he’s expressing confidence in his chances of wi...


Curry County Cats to host El Paso Raiders
May 29th, 2012
The Curry County Cats begin the New Mexico Premier League playoffs with a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday against the El Paso Raiders at Leon Williams Stadium.The Cats (9-2), seeded third in the si...


Drought leaves soil vulnerable to wind erosion
May 29th, 2012
Drought and fire have destroyed crops and vegetation in eastern New Mexico, leaving the dry and barren soil vulnerable to wind erosion and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency earli...


Portales woman critical after boating accident
May 29th, 2012
Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition with life threatening injuries at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, according to state police.


Preliminary city budget approved
May 29th, 2012
With eight minutes and a pair of 8-0 votes, the Clovis City Commission quickly handled a special meeting, mainly focused on approving a preliminary $39.73 million budget for 2012-13.The stat...


Police blotter — May 30
May 29th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Friday• 12:05 a.m.: Caller reported several people outsid...


Portales woman critical after Ute Lake accident
May 29th, 2012
Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident about 6 p.m. Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, a family friend said.State park official...


Editorial: Cost of war in Afghanistan not justified
May 28th, 2012
The recent NATO summit provided  confirmation of what many  Americans have suspected for some time regarding the war in Afghanistan: It is coming to an end with an outcome much less desir...


Residents pay Memorial Day respects
May 28th, 2012
From the commanding sound of Air Force aircraft overhead to the somber sounds of trumpets playing, "Taps," Clovis residents marked Memorial Day Monday morning at the Lawn Haven Garden of Honor


Candidate Q&As: County commission, District 5 (Republican)
May 28th, 2012
Editor's Note: Clovis Media Inc. contacted Curry County candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to the June 5 state primary elections.In Dis...


My turn: Ice cream better when shared
May 28th, 2012
I’m privileged to own the book, “Six Miles to the Windmill,” by Annie King Greaves. It’s her personal recollections from 1908-1913.   She tells about this i...


Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission
May 28th, 2012
The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.Agenda items include:• A request to approve a preliminary budget for...


Business digest — May 29
May 28th, 2012
Dairy farmer re-elected to boardClovis dairy farmer Wayne Pall has been re-elected as vice chairman for the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.'s Board of Directors.Palla...


Lubbock man killed in one-vehicle accident
May 28th, 2012
A Lubbock man was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident in west Bailey County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.Charles David Sharp, 51, was the only person in the 2011 L...


On the shelves: May 27
May 26th, 2012
The following books are available at:Clovis-Carver Public Library“Golf: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever” by the editors of Golf Ma...


Senior calendar: May 27
May 26th, 2012
La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St., ClovisSunday: No dance.Monday: Closed for Memorial Day.Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, qu...


Custom dressmaker to visit show
May 26th, 2012
Information on repurposing garments, doing furniture “makeovers,” and making food gifts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thu...


School menus: May 27
May 26th, 2012
Melrose schoolsMonday: Memorial Day. No school.Tuesday: Breakfast —Cooks choice. Lunch — Hamburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruit, milk. W...


Honors: May 27
May 26th, 2012
ArchibequeWilliam James Archibeque of Portales has been named to the dean’s honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2012 spri...


Club notes: May 27
May 26th, 2012
RGH AuxiliaryPresident Linda Uttaro called the May 16 meeting to order by giving the auxiliary prayer.Uttaro announced the signage is in, installed and awaiting the e...


Enagements: May 27
May 26th, 2012
Cuevas-Flores Stepfather Tranquilino Martinez of Del Rio, Texas, announces the engagement of his stepdaughter, Consuelo H. Cuevas of Portales, to Rene R. Flores of Portales,...


Troops deserve our best care
May 26th, 2012
The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months...


County war memorial our tribute
May 26th, 2012
Some gave everything for their country and their families. Are the rest of us worthy of their sacrifice?I’ve been humbled to serve on the Roosevelt County War Memori...


Column: Ghost town N.M.’s newest treasure
May 26th, 2012
Would it be crass of me to observe a presidential candidate ranted for months about how he would lead the nation out of debt and then closed his campaign with a $4.8 million debt? (Really!) We won&...


Column: Political parties losing support
May 26th, 2012
As we recently sat on the balcony of his rented condo overlooking Lake Conroe near Houston, my brother and lifelong Republican Bud Sloan surprised me by saying that he was now an Independent.


Editorial: Travel vouchers more dangerous than Perry’s gun?
May 26th, 2012
G ov. Rick Perry’s habit of carrying a  .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun  while jogging would be useful information to anyone contemplating doing him harm.  Pe...


Residents dedicate war memorial
May 26th, 2012
A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. 


Candidate Q&As: State representative, District 64
May 26th, 2012
Clovis Media Inc. contacted candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to June 5 state primary elections.In State Representative District 64, Anna Crook and Wade...


Portales war memorial dedicated
May 26th, 2012
A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. 


Summertime events
May 26th, 2012
We put together a list of summertime events in the Clovis-Portales area:ClovisJune 4• Little Buckaroo RodeoCurry...


Holiday closures
May 26th, 2012
The following businesses, government agencies and schools in Clovis will be closed Monday for Memorial Day:• American Heritage Bank• Bank of America• Bank of Clo...


Court dispositions — May 27
May 26th, 2012
Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records:• Case D-905-CR-201100698. Ashley, Andrion born 1988. Pleaded guilty to abandonment or abuse of a child; two coun...


Road construction this week
May 26th, 2012
Area road construction information for this week:City of ClovisK. Barnett and Sons is continuing construction on Llano Estacado Boulevard, east of Pr...


Fallen heroes
May 26th, 2012
Curry County's Fallen HeroesThe following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime.


Police blotter — May 27
May 26th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Thursday• 2:01 a.m.: Caller reported her house broken int...


Q&A: Clovis native talks about rodeoing at Mesalands
May 26th, 2012
Clovis native Hayden Moore always loved rodeoing. When college time came up, he decided winning didn't sound that bad, either. 


Dead heat
May 26th, 2012
Nine days before primary elections, a Clovis Media Inc. poll shows one of the most hotly contested state races is in a dead heat. 


ENMU's Draper 13th in javelin at nationals
May 26th, 2012
PUEBLO, Colo. — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for Eastern New Mexico University’s Daniel Draper.Draper, a senior from Moriarty, competing in his third consecu...


McGee: Didn’t think twice about pushing the limit
May 25th, 2012
Someone was on Facebook asking: “What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven?”Some were reluctant to answer, basically writing, “I’m not making that public.&rdq...


In search of ponies: Not all bugs created equal
May 25th, 2012
The programing starts in childhood, after all, what's not to like about the school year ending? But that's not the only reason summer is a favorite time of year.Warmth, long days of glorio...


New park making a splash
May 25th, 2012
Plenty of items are still to be fixed at the Hillcrest Park Splash Park — including the addition of new fencing and the removal of signs from the city’s Play, Inc. era.But after...


Holiday closings - Portales
May 24th, 2012
The following Portales businesses will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday:• Eastern New Mexico University• Portales Municipal Schools&bull...


Letters to the editor: Obama views must have evolved
May 24th, 2012
Guess which sweet talker made this speech in 2006:"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. govern...


Editorial: Candidates shortsighted on immigration
May 24th, 2012
At least our state Senate candidates are consistent.More than once, Angie Spears and Pat Woods have declared their No. 1 priority if elected to represent District 7 would be repealing state...


Dusk falling on era of authority
May 24th, 2012
If you follow these columns I'll assume you either have a passion for liberty, or you don't, but you like to get stirred up and have someone at whom you can direct your misgivings. Either way I'...


ENMU's Samoei eighth in D-II nationals
May 24th, 2012
PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Isaiah Samoei finished eighth on Thursday night in the men’s NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships, hoste...


Holiday closings - Clovis
May 24th, 2012
The following businesses will be closed Monday for Memorial Day:• American Heritage Bank• Bank of America• Bank of Clovis• Cannon Federal Credit Unio...


Dollar linked to Clovis man turns up in Illinois
May 24th, 2012
A 1935 dollar bill, signed by the deceased brother of a Clovis man in 1943, turned up at Daphne's restaurant in Lincoln Ill., earlier this month. 


Religion column: Graduation reminder that time is precious
May 24th, 2012
This is graduation time and many of us ask as we look at our graduating children and grandchildren, "Where have the days gone?" Many of the minutes we have spent with our children and grandchildr...


amos the churchmouse: amos gets souped
May 24th, 2012
amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift, and he shu...


Religion feature: Pastor, community member join forces on recovery gro...
May 24th, 2012
Substance abuse has touched the lives of Laura Leeder-Martinez and David Lombrana. Now they are touching the lives of others through a recovery group New Creations at Legacy Life Family Church call...


Religion digest — May 25
May 24th, 2012
Church sponsoring choir campsThe First United Methodist Church in Clovis is sponsoring two choir camps this summer, according to church music director Ken McDonald. The Chil...


Candidate Q&A: County commission, District 2
May 24th, 2012
Editor's Note: Clovis Media Inc. contacted Curry County candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to the June 5 state primary elections.In Dis...


Press release: Smoke advisory issues for areas affected by wildfires i...
May 24th, 2012
(Santa Fe) — The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Environment Department today issued a smoke advisory for areas of New Mexico affected by smoke from wildfires in the Gila Wilde...


Hard not to love church
May 24th, 2012
I love the church! Not just (just?) the church universal, that marvelous and miraculous Body of Christ composed of all God's children, everyone who ever has or ever will wear Christ's name, all t...


Religion calendar — May 25
May 24th, 2012
SundayWorship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763...


Police blotter — May 25
May 24th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Wednesday• 1:48 a.m., Caller reported someone walking up...


Police arrest one on drug raid
May 24th, 2012
A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday following an investigation from Curry County law enforcement officials, along with agents on the Region V Drug Task Force, according to a release from the Clovis...


Governor campaigns for Spears in Tucumcari
May 24th, 2012
Gov. Susana Martinez made a campaign stop last Wednesday in Tucumcari to promote the candidacy of Angie Spears, who is running for state Senate.Spears is running against Pat Woods for the Re...


Candidates discuss issues at EPCOG forum
May 24th, 2012
State office candidates took two hours Thursday morning at a political forum discussing issues affecting the state and country, with many finding common ground.


Governor, DA uninjured in plane mishap
May 24th, 2012
SANTA FE — A private plane carrying Gov. Susana Martinez and Clovis-Portales District Attorney Matt Chandler landed without its landing gear down Wednesday in Santa Fe, but there were no inju...


Man shot by police released from hospital, awaiting extradition
May 23rd, 2012
A city man who was shot in the abdomen May 17 by Clovis police has been released from the hospital.Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Paul Villanueva, 23, is being held in a Lubbock jail pend...


Ticket feature: Tops in Blue performing Monday
May 23rd, 2012
Some of the red, white and blue's most talented active military, Tops in Blue, will perform in concert Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. 


County releases settlement amounts
May 23rd, 2012
Cash awards of $220,000 and $2,500 are the latest lawsuit settlements to be disclosed by Curry County officials.The cash settlements paid by the county's insurance carrier were approved in...


Local home sales on decline
May 23rd, 2012
The presence of Cannon Air Force Base and its special operations mission, a local Realtor said, creates more of a trend in Portales and Clovis than any statewide factors.Recent sales figures...


Education digest — May 24
May 23rd, 2012
Muleshoe academic team places thirdThe Muleshoe High School academic challenge team placed third in the 2012 Texas Association of Community Schools State Academic Challenge...


County employee policy updated
May 23rd, 2012
Curry County Commissioners have tweaked their employee personnel policy regarding chain of command, grievances and sick leave.Revisions proposed by the Personnel Policy Committee were unanim...


Commission approves preliminary budget
May 23rd, 2012
A preliminary 2012-2013 budget approved Wednesday by Curry County commissioners comes in about $1 million less than last year's, and projects modest revenue increases in gross receipts and propert...


Education column: Websites help keep students reading during summer
May 23rd, 2012
Unbelievably, it's here again; the end of the school year that was accompanied by high levels of activity, from field trips to awards assemblies.Although students and teachers are no doubt...


Q&A: ENMU grad talks about her writing
May 23rd, 2012
Editor's note: This interview was edited for clarity and style.Melrose native Jamie Dickerman graduated from Eastern New Mexico University last May with a bachelor's degre...


Candidate Q&As: County commission, District 4
May 23rd, 2012
Editor's Note: Clovis Media Inc. contacted Curry County candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to the June 5 state pri...


Combat controller deserves praise
May 23rd, 2012
I picked up a book about a year ago "American Heroes in Special Operations," written by Oliver North and Chuck Horton. I wanted an accurate portrait of the kinds of situations in which our speci...


Editorial: Republicans misunderstand Limbaugh’s fame
May 23rd, 2012
T here is no doubt Rush Limbaugh is a famous Missourian. As the controversial ultra-conservative host of a radio program that caters to a right-wing perspective, Limbaugh has carved his niche as...


Program offers hands-on dairy experience
May 23rd, 2012
David Volleman grew up on a dairy farm in the Texas hillcountry and decided to pursue a career in the dairy industry in high school.  


Q & A: ENMU's Elder to be honored
May 22nd, 2012
Eastern New Mexico University history professor Donald “Doc” Elder is scheduled to be inducted into the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame during an NMBA luncheon on June...


School board declines to address resignation issue
May 22nd, 2012
The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday heard from two men and accepted a petition asking for reinstatement of the school’s former athletic director and baseball coach. But...


Woods, Spears lob attacks at end of forum
May 22nd, 2012
Even when it was time for closing statements, Pat Woods and Angie Spears were willing to open attacks on each other at the KTQM political forum.The two-hour forum, aired by Zia Broadcasting...


Mid-July target date for start of pipeline construction
May 22nd, 2012
MELROSE — The first phase of the Ute water pipeline is expected to begin in mid-July despite a federal lawsuit and two civil lawsuits seeking to halt the project.The Eastern New Mexico...


Police blotter: May 23
May 22nd, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Monday1:30 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 800 block of North Rencher Street....


Lost my place in demographic
May 22nd, 2012
I had a birthday last week. It wasn’t a major one in the Patton Oswalt rulebook. By that rule, you get to celebrate 1-10, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 and then every decade, and everything else is...


Court to decide on disability pay
May 22nd, 2012
A disabled veteran has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider anew whether states violate federal law when they allow divorce courts to count a veteran’s disability compensation in calculat...


Editorial: Police officers deserve our appreciation
May 22nd, 2012
Last week’s police-officer involved  shooting outside a Clovis residence is a  not-so-subtle reminder that law officers’ jobs are more dangerous than most.Many of us fe...


Candidate forum webcast
May 22nd, 2012
 


AG's office: Noe Torres still awaiting extradition
May 22nd, 2012
Accused child killer Noe Torres remains in the custody of Mexican officials, awaiting extradition to the United States, according to a spokesman for the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.


Salas case revealed trouble at detention center
May 22nd, 2012
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about lawsuits filed against Curry County since 2005.  The Clovis News Journal spent more th...


Q&A: State Senate, District 7
May 22nd, 2012
Angie Spears and Pat Woods are candidates in the June 5 Republican primary for state Senate District 7.Current Sen. Clint Harden isn’t seeking re-election.There are no Democrat...


Defense attorney asks judge to dismiss charges against former officer
May 21st, 2012
The defense attorney for a Clovis police officer involved in a fatal vehicle accident while on duty asked a judge to dismiss charges against him Monday on grounds the district attorney interfered w...


Forum covers issues of being landlord
May 21st, 2012
Local broker Carolyn Spence had a specific item in mind when she said it, but her advice for one section of the Monday night Landlord Rights and Responsibilities Forum covered most incidents a land...


5 Questions with Clovis High senior Sabrina Avila
May 21st, 2012
Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series of profiles on graduating Clovis High seniors.Sabrina Avila, who said her biggest concern during Saturday's graduation c...


Texico superintendent taking position with Muleshoe schools
May 21st, 2012
After 22 years at Texico, R.L. Richards is trading in his Wolverine green for Mule black.Richards, 54, superintendent at Texico Schools, is taking an assistant position with the Muleshoe Ind...


Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education
May 21st, 2012
The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. today at 1009 Main St.The big item on the Clovis School Board agenda will be the 2012-2013 budget, according to Jelayne Cu...


Business feature: Rain good for more than farmers
May 21st, 2012
The rain that came to eastern New Mexico last week was definitely beneficial to farmers and ranchers needing grass to feed their cattle, and it might result in a few more fresh vegetables during we...


ENMU duo eyes nationals
May 21st, 2012
Eastern New Mexico University’s track program has two qualifiers in the outdoor nationals for the first time in five years, and coach Mike Harney thinks both have a chance to finish higher th...


Business digest — May 22
May 21st, 2012
Plateau completes ISO 9000 certificationPlateau was among seven New Mexico small businesses that completed ISO 9000 certification through the New Mexico 9000 program....


Police blotter — May 22
May 21st, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Friday• 12:59 p.m.: Caller reported a gas meter had been...


Curry County blitzes Predators in finals
May 21st, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — The Curry County Cats will host a playoff game in June, and ended the regular season with little doubt.Quarterback John Props threw four touchdown passes, the Cats scored...


Editorial: Americans disillusioned with politics
May 21st, 2012
Before the two major parties undertake another campaign in which the emphasis will be on winning by destroying the credibility of the opponent, they should take a close look at the collateral damag...


Severe thunderstorm watch issued
May 21st, 2012
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m. for Curry, De Baca, Quay and Roosevelt counties.  ...


Animal hospital fire declared suspicious
May 21st, 2012
A Monday morning fire at the Tucumcari Animal Hospital claimed the lives of over 50 animals, Fire Chief Mike Cherry said.“I did my best to get everybody out,” said Veterinarian J...


Moon event "awesome"
May 21st, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE (MCT) -- A hush fell over Mesa del Sol on Sunday evening at 7:33, then what sounded like a collective gasp among thousands watching as the moon swallowed the sun.Then a cheer.


Fiesta king and queen nominees
May 19th, 2012
The nominees for the June 1 Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Jose fiesta king and queen crowning are:Luis Antonio ReyesLuis Antonio is the five year old son of Alma and...


Anniversaries — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Ortiz 


Engagements — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Hill-Freeman 


School menus — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Clovis elementaryMonday: Cooks choice.Tuesday: Cooks choice.Wednesday: Cooks choice; sack lunches.School dismissed for summer.Clovis juni...


Birth — May 20
May 19th, 2012
DeFoor


Senior happenings — May 20
May 19th, 2012
La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St., ClovisSunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center.Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilti...


Curry County Cats football capsule — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Curry County Cats (8-2)at Albuquerque Predators (2-6)When: 2 p.m. todayWhere: Highland High School, Albuquer...


Club notes — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Pilot ClubThe Pilot Club of Clovis held their regular business meeting April 9 at Muffley's Backdoor. Officers for 2012-2013 are president Sue Rutter, president elect Darlene Rose, secret...


On the shelves — May 20
May 19th, 2012
The following books are available at:Clovis-Carver Public Library"Where to Go When: Italy" published by Dorling Kindersley was...


Yarn crafts featured on show
May 19th, 2012
Information on making yarn pom poms, repurposing vintage book covers and preparing food with little garbage will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thurs...


Hike offers promise of fun, benefit
May 19th, 2012
In the middle of the chaos and sorrow which has surrounded us in our home the past several weeks, comes a ray of hope or at least of a bright promise for fun and benefit.Simple message, via...


Photography much easier today
May 19th, 2012
Most people don't know this, but I actually have a photographic memory.The only problem is I ran out of film somewhere back around 1993.My immediate family didn't take a lot of snap...


Candidate Q&As: State senator, District 7
May 19th, 2012
Angie Spears and Pat Woods are candidates in the June 5 Republican primary for state Senate District 7.Current Sen. Clint Harden isn't seeking re-election.There are no Democrat candi...


Clovis High seniors prepare to take next step
May 19th, 2012
With quotes received, quotes researched and quotes regifted, the Clovis High School class of 2012 took the next step forward in life. 


5 Questions with Clovis High senior Taylor Marez
May 19th, 2012
Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series of profiles on graduating Clovis High seniors. Graduation is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. 


Q&A: Former ENMU athletic director talks coaching
May 19th, 2012
B.B. Lees, a former athletic director and coach of all trades at Eastern New Mexico University, was recently honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for work with the Division II ba...


Candidate Q&As: County clerk
May 19th, 2012
The following are candidates in the Republican primary for the position of Curry County Clerk.The candidates are Rosalie Riley and Beni Dampier.The current clerk, Coni Jo Lyman, is te...


Candidate Q&As: County treasurer (Democrat)
May 19th, 2012
The following are candidates in the Democratic primary for the open Curry County treasurer office.The candidates are Rachel Toney and Jonathan Wilson.The winner of the June 5 primary...


Candidate Q&As: County treasurer (Republican)
May 19th, 2012
The following are candidates in the Republican primary for the open Curry County treasurer office.The candidates are Traci Harris and Debbie Spriggs.The winner of the June 5 primary w...


Court dispositions — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records:• Rodriguez, Bernardo Jr., born 1970. Pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon;...


Road work this week
May 19th, 2012
Area road construction information for this week:City of Clovis• Lujan Communications will be blowing micro-fibre from Seventh Street and Giddin...


Police blotter — May 20
May 19th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Thursday• 12:58 a.m., Caller reported gunshots in the are...


Salas case revealed trouble at detention center
May 19th, 2012
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series about lawsuits filed against Curry County since 2005.The Clovis News Journal spent more than a month filing public re...


CCS close to filling positions
May 19th, 2012
Clovis Christian could have a football coach in place as early as Monday.CCS is also looking to fill its girls basketball position. Longtime coach Max Kralicek has relinquished those duties,...


Melrose baseball coach resigns
May 19th, 2012
Melrose is looking for a new baseball coach.Drooper Greenwalt, who had coached the team on a contract basis for the five seasons of the program’s existence, said he was asked to resign...


Column: Depression more than just sadness
May 19th, 2012
After being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers, Lamar Odom was roundly criticized for his lackluster performance with the Dallas Mavericks this year.During the off-season, Odom’s very...


Editorial: B.B. Lees still recognized for sporting life
May 19th, 2012
I f we tried to put a face to Eastern New  Mexico University athletics, it would look a  lot like B.B. Lees. No individual in the school’s history has brought more prestige a...


Hats off
May 18th, 2012
After the tassels turned and the caps flew high in the air, family and friends rushed the arena floor to embrace their graduates.


McGee: Electrical handiwork leaves something to be desired
May 18th, 2012
I learned a healthy respect for electricity as a kid in school and in Boy Scouts, but every now and then I try to get around the rules of current and voltage. And I get caught by The Lady of the H...


DA: Man pointed gun before officer shot him
May 18th, 2012
The man Clovis police shot on Wednesday spent a week threatening his ex-girlfriend before breaking into her house and sexually assaulting her, court records show.Paul Villanueva, 23, of Clov...


CHS graduation moved to events center
May 18th, 2012
The students came in, two at a time, and split up as they headed to their seats, while Clovis High School principal briefly hummed out, "Pomp and Circumstance."


Our animal neighbors are quite diverse
May 18th, 2012
After years of living in close proximity or at the very least, sharing the same aquifer, you should probably ask yourself how well you really know your neighbors.Perhaps you think you know t...


Greyhounds add prep forward
May 17th, 2012
Eastern New Mexico University’s mens basketball team on Thursday added prep school forward Lawrence Domingo.Domingo, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound forward from Stoneridge Prep School in Los An...


Clovis' Woodbury signs with South Carolina junior college
May 17th, 2012
As part of a military family, Matt Woodbury is more than accustomed to only spending a few years at an elementary school before moving on.With that in mind, his college baseball experience s...


God's people are more than conquerors
May 17th, 2012
When St. Paul stakes with words God's claim of sovereignty over the circumstances of our lives and proclaims the Almighty's promise of ever-present and never-failing love, the great apostle does...


Press release: NM267 at Melrose Closed for Work at Railroad Crossing
May 17th, 2012
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announces the closure of NM267 in Melrose at mile marker 32 on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Noon until Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 4:00pm. The Northern...


Mayor breaks tie vote on median beautification funding
May 17th, 2012
The Clovis City Commission approved a small business setup at the Potter Park Pool, and Mayor David Lansford cast the first vote of his current term during an hour-long meeting Thursday night.


Police blotter — May 18
May 17th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Wednesday• 12:35 a.m.: Caller reported knock and runs on...


5 questions with Clovis High senior Kye Skelton
May 17th, 2012
Within weeks of her birth, Kye Skelton was bouncing across wheat fields in the family tractor with her mom and dad. 


State has no place in marriage
May 17th, 2012
Recently, gay marriage has been all over the news. First, North Carolina voters decided to define marriage in such a way as to prevent homosexual marriages (among others), and then President Obama...


Editorial: No clear reason to ban taxpayer in PRC debate
May 17th, 2012
It was encouraging this week to see that most of New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission disagreed with its chairman, Pat Lyons of Clovis, who wanted to ban a man from attending and speaking t...


Religion calendar — May 18
May 17th, 2012
SundayWorship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763...


Plant manager: Cosmetics facility still in renovation phase
May 17th, 2012
The plant manager for Beauty Health and Science Innovations said Thursday the facility is still in the renovation phase.Drew Martin, contacted Thursday at the plant just south of Clovis' in...


Reader-submitted: Kingswood Methodist pastor awarded
May 17th, 2012
Kingswood Methodist Church Pastor David Bachelor recived the Cross and Flame Award May 13 in a ceremony at the church.


Religion feature: Instructor practices spiritual side of yoga
May 17th, 2012
Chantel McConnell was exposed to the exercise aspect of yoga by her mother as a child. As a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University she has learned about the spiritual side. 


amos the churchmouse: graduation daze
May 17th, 2012
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and da...


Religion column: God’s mercy unfathomable, everlasting
May 17th, 2012
This past week I was reading about God's mercy. Paul wrote that God was rich in mercy. (Ephesians 2:3-5).The definition of mercy related to how God views us is not getting what one deserves...


Clovis police release identity of man in officer-involved shooting
May 17th, 2012
Editor's note: The name of the victim in this story has been removed from the initial report. Court records obtained the day after this story was published show the victim was sexually ass...


Press release: Man shot by Clovis police identified
May 17th, 2012
The Major Crimes Unit released the name of the subject that was shot one-time by a Clovis Police officer on May 16, 2012. The subject is Paul Villanueva. Mr. Villanueva is 23-years of age and is re...


Editorial: All investments inherently risky business
May 16th, 2012
It's rarely good news when an obscure financial regulation becomes a front-and-center element of our national debate. It means something's gone awry with the industry the obscure rule is supposed...


Letters to the editor: Spay, neuter program best solution
May 16th, 2012
I drove into my work driveway and saw a box sitting on the step. Having seen this several times during the past year and knowing what I was going to find, I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stom...


No timetable to fill athletic director post at CHS
May 16th, 2012
Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said no timetable has been set for filling Clovis High School’s athletic director position, left vacant with Brian Stacy resigned last Frid...


ENMU sending two to nationals in track
May 16th, 2012
Junior Isaiah Samoei and senior Daniel Draper are scheduled to represent Eastern New Mexico University in the men’s portion of the NCAA Division II national outdoor meet next week in at Puebl...


Ticket feature: Texas Tornados bring latest to Lubbock
May 16th, 2012
With a music dabbling in many styles, and friendships going for 23 years, the Texas Tornados bring their latest to Lubbock this month.


Education feature: Kid's College offering new classes
May 16th, 2012
Kid's College Summer 2012 at Clovis Community College starts June 4.The program offers classes for students from ages 3 to 18, and include hands-on workshops and athletic camps. ...


5 Questions with Clovis High senior Trevaun Sanders
May 16th, 2012
Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series of profiles on graduating Clovis High seniors. Graduation is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center.


Class profiles: Texico High School
May 16th, 2012
Elnabeth Grau, Texico High School guidance counselor, believes the success of Texico seniors is due largely to the high expectations of parents and the community."Those expectations influen...


Education column: Marshall students take stand
May 16th, 2012
Last Thursday the Marshall Middle School gym was the site of the school's anti-bullying assembly. That may sound like a tedious topic, but the atmosphere was anything but. Staff and students were...


Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission
May 16th, 2012
The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.Agenda items include:• Consideration of a bid for...


Education digest — May 17
May 16th, 2012
Schools launching summer reading programClovis Municipal Schools is launching its 2012 Summer Reading Program to encourage summer reading among students grades Pre-K through...


Police blotter — May 17
May 16th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Tuesday• 12:53 a.m.: Caller reported three females took o...


Clovis native seeking law change after daughter’s death
May 15th, 2012
Clovis native Lauren Sackman is determined to make something positive out of the drowning death of her 7-year-old daughter last month in Georgia. 


Injunctions call for project halt
May 15th, 2012
Two new injunctions have been filed in the 10th Judicial District Court calling for a halt to current and future construction of an intake structure at Ute Lake that is part of the Ute Water pipeli...


Panel declines TRICARE fee hikes
May 15th, 2012
The House Armed Services Committee has voted to raise drug co-payments for TRICARE beneficiaries who have brand-name prescriptions filled at retail pharmacies or through the TRICARE mail order prog...


ESPN trades integrity for access
May 15th, 2012
If the Texas Rangers keep up their pace and advance to their third consecutive World Series, and team owner Nolan Ryan was brought on as a series analyst, Fox Sports would be subject to questions o...


Editorial: Visa proposal could bring talent to nation
May 15th, 2012
Each year, Washington awards visas to immigrants who bring skills and qualifications prized by high-tech companies. This is an eminently sensible policy, since highly trained immigrants add greatl...


Elida mayor files complaint against Roosevelt sheriff's office chief...
May 15th, 2012
During Tuesday's county commission, Elida Mayor Durward Dixon accused the chief deputy of the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office of verbal assault and trespassing.The mayor filed a formal w...


Candidate Q&As: Probate judge
May 15th, 2012
Republican candidates running for the Roosevelt County probate judge position were asked five questions for the June 5 primary. Answers were limited to 150 words and edited for clarity and...


Elida mayor files complaint against Roosevelt sheriff's office chief...
May 15th, 2012
During Tuesday's county commission, Elida Mayor Durward Dixon accused the chief deputy of the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office of verbal assault and trespassing.The mayor filed a formal w...


Governor makes statewide drought declaration
May 15th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — There's no question it's dry in New Mexico. Many will argue that's an understatement, including Gov. Susana Martinez.She has issued a drought declaration covering all...


Ethnic fair changing time, location
May 15th, 2012
"Same time, same place ..." is normally a way to let people know to expect a repeat of the previous edition.But the Clovis Ethnic Fair is a little different. Although the 21st edition of t...


Police: Online crime reporting program effective
May 15th, 2012
An interactive online crime reporting program used by the Clovis Police Department has been viewed 4,103 times since it was launched March 19, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney.


Cannon teams take first, second places in Great American Cleanup
May 15th, 2012
Volunteers collected 323 bags of trash during the May 5 Great American Cleanup in Clovis.Two hundred and fifty volunteers participated, according to Tabetha Leinberger, Clovis Parks and Recr...


United Way holding landlord seminar
May 15th, 2012
The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding a seminar Monday on landlord rights and responsibilities.The one-hour forum, scheduled for 6 p.m. at Clovis Community College's Town Hall, wi...


Police blotter — May 16
May 15th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Monday• 6:30 a.m.: Caller reported finding a credit card,...


Press release: Udall talks filibusters, violence against women
May 15th, 2012
WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call today, U.S. SEN. TOM UDALL addressed the ongoing dysfunction and filibuster abuse in the Senate. Udall also criticized the House-version of the Violence...


Editorial: Let's start acting like united states
May 14th, 2012
A couple of years ago we lightly suggested that, if we can’t live together, the Red and Blue states should just form separate nations and be done with it. We facetiously suggested how the new...


Ex-ENMU coach, AD Lees honored by NCAA
May 14th, 2012
Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach and athletic director B.B. Lees was recognized by the NCAA earlier this year for his time as chairman of the NCAA Division II national basketball...


Former Cannon commander assigned to Kirtland
May 14th, 2012
Brig. Gen. Scott D. West, former Cannon Air Force Base commander, has been assigned as commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, a...


Farmers thankful for rain
May 14th, 2012
It was simply water to some eastern New Mexico residents, and drenched streets to motorists, but local farmers felt another way about the weekend precipitation.


Nearly 26,000 pounds of food collected during drive
May 14th, 2012
Area mail carriers collected more than 26,000 pounds of food during Saturday's 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. 


CHS athletic director resigns
May 14th, 2012
Clovis High School athletic director Brian Stacy has resigned, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers.Wildcats varsity baseball coach Drew Hatley also resigned his...


Business digest — May 15
May 14th, 2012
Business Enterprise Center to host seminarsThe Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. are hosting three business seminars this w...


Police blotter — May 15
May 14th, 2012
Here is a sample of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Friday• 12:25 a.m.: Caller reported a possibly intoxicated...


Monday's area rain totals
May 14th, 2012
 Area rain totals Monday as of 3 p.m. (MST):• Clovis — 0.82• Elida — 0.02• Farwell — 1.27• Fort Sumner &mdash...


State large school track results
May 12th, 2012
At UNM track, AlbuquerqueClass 5A boysTeam standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 94; 2. Alamogordo 58; 3. La Cueva 50; 4. Clovis 41;...


Cats 4th, Lady Cats 5th
May 12th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High boys coach Darren Kelley acknowledged his team had hopes of a third-place finish and a trophy from this weekend’s Class 5A state track meet at the University o...


Other lawsuits
May 12th, 2012
Here is a summary of other lawsuits filed against Curry County since 2005:


Lawsuits: Lois Bean
May 12th, 2012
Editor’s note: The following is a summary of a lawsuit filed against Curry County since 2005. Information is alleged in the court documents unless otherwise attributed.Despite serious...


Lawsuits: Javier Jimenez
May 12th, 2012
Editor’s note: The following is a summary of a lawsuit filed against Curry County since 2005. Information is alleged in the court documents unless otherwise attributed.He was arrested...


Lawsuits: Sarah Street
May 12th, 2012
Editor’s note: The following is a summary of a lawsuit filed against Curry County since 2005. Information is alleged in the court documents unless otherwise attributed.


Lawsuits: Terry Johnson
May 12th, 2012
Editor’s note: The following is a summary of a lawsuit filed against Curry County since 2005. Information is alleged in the court documents unless otherwise attributed.


Lawsuits against Curry County detail physical abuse at jails
May 12th, 2012
Troubling conditions at the Curry County jail have cost more than embarrassing escapes and having a convicted killer at large.


Monster truck driver living childhood dream
May 12th, 2012
Saturday's sights and sounds at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena included loud cheering drowned out by thousands of horsepower, along with dirt and cars flying everywhere. 


More than 400 graduate at ENMU
May 12th, 2012
There were a few candid moments for Eastern New Mexico University graduates walking on stage to receive their degree Saturday morning at Greyhound Arena.


Q&A: EPCOR district manager talks water
May 12th, 2012
The City of Clovis uses more than 9 million gallons of water per day during the summer, and it comes from EPCOR Water. The company, formerly known as New Mexico American Water, was purchased with m...


Relay fundraising reaches $100,000
May 12th, 2012
"Bracelets for a dollar," the young saleswoman remarked as she whipped her pom pom sticks throughout the chilly night. 


Texas election ballots
May 12th, 2012
MuleshoeMuleshoe Area Hospital DistrictBoard Member, Place 5• Travis...


Court dispositions — May 13
May 12th, 2012
Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records:• Page, Thomas Edward, born 1955. Pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance;...


Readers share stories of mothers
May 12th, 2012
Clovis Media Inc. Editor David Stevens, on the eve of Mother's Day, asked Facebook friends for stories about their mothers.Here's a sampling:


Police blotter — May 13
May 12th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Thursday• 12:14 a.m., Caller...


Road construction this week — May 13
May 12th, 2012
Area road construction information for this week:City of ClovisLujan Communications excavating for fiber optic cable from Norris to Gidding streets t...


Legislator pay needs consideration
May 12th, 2012
Here's a no-brainer. Teachers should not expect to be paid if they trot off to Santa Fe to serve as a New Mexico representative or senator.That is to say, if you are a teacher member of the...


My turn: Downsized dreams easily attained
May 12th, 2012
With commencement season under way on the High Plains, it's time for my annual realistic advice to new graduates.Despite speakers orating high-falutin' words about achieving your dreams, m...


Editorial: Public officials make too many deals in private
May 12th, 2012
They say the words, claiming "transparency" and "the public's right to know" are priorities.But too many public officials are conducting public business in private.They call it ...


Rams capture 3A baseball title
May 12th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — David Rodriguez pitched four innings of scoreless relief and Portales backed its ace with four-run sixth inning as the Rams beat Cobre 8-3 Saturday to win Class 3A state b...


Silver tops Lady Rams in 3A softball final
May 12th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Second-seeded Silver pushed over the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Hannah Altamirano in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday to edge top-seeded Portales 4-3 in the C...


Clovis police warn of scam
May 11th, 2012
The Clovis Police Department is informing residents and local businesses of a new counterfeit money scam in the area.According to a department press release, "washed" $5 bills are being pa...


Taking the next step
May 11th, 2012
 


Secretary of higher education talks college experience
May 11th, 2012
With New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Jose Garcia speaking at the Eastern New Mexico University graduation commencement ceremonies today, Clovis Media staff decided to ask the guest...


More than 100 local groups participate in Relay for Life fundraiser
May 11th, 2012
Hundreds were walking the track Friday night at Ned Houk Park, marking another year of the Relay for Life fundraiser. 


Lady Rams battle back to gain finals
May 11th, 2012
RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have been here before.For the second consecutive year, PHS was upended by District 4-3A rival Lovington in the winners bracket quarterfinals of the...


Rams blank Sandia Prep in 3A semifinals
May 11th, 2012
RIO RANCHO — Arturo Ontiveros took a bit of a gamble, and it has paid off for the Portales Rams baseball team.Ontiveros opted to bypass his ace, senior right-hander David Rodriguez, in...


Club notes: May 13
May 11th, 2012
Encanto Garden ClubThe Encanto Garden Club met in April at Vines Italian Restaurante in Portales, which tied into a pilgrimage the club takes during the year. Club president...


On the shelves: May 13
May 11th, 2012
The following books are available at:Clovis-Carver Public Library “An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Bus...


Reunion: May 13
May 11th, 2012
Clovis High School class of 1948 met for a reunion in April. Nineteen of us enjoyed lunch at this spring get-together. There were 15 classmates and four mates. It is fun to remember the times back...


Senior calendar: May 13 -May 19
May 11th, 2012
La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St., ClovisSunday: No dance at Los AbuelitosMonday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m...


Quilting tips featured on show
May 11th, 2012
Information on tips for pet parents, a quilting technique called Easy Pieces and making a mixed media banner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and no...


In search of ponies: Let’s view the world like children do
May 11th, 2012
The wind giveth and it taketh away.At any given time around here you’re likely to be on one end or the other of the wind equation — losing or receiving property.Sometimes...


McGee: Only a matter of time before we found Gene
May 11th, 2012
The grass was growing higher and higher in the yard of The Stucco Hacienda. The weeds leered at me. I hadn’t seen a goat-head yet, but I was sure it was only a matter of time.Here it w...


School menus: May 13 -May 19
May 11th, 2012
Clovis elementary schoolsMonday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, ranch salad, fruit.Tuesda...


Shoutout: May 13
May 11th, 2012
Couple to celebrate first anniversaryJoe Paul and Tina Lopez of Clovis will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on May 20. Tina’s older sister, Chana, says to have witness...


McGee: Finding Gene eases lawn care burden
May 11th, 2012
The grass was growing higher and higher in the yard of The Stucco Hacienda. The weeds leered at me. I hadn't seen a goat-head yet, but I was sure it was only a matter of time.Here it was no...


Engagements: May 13
May 11th, 2012
Cobb-TerryCraig and Kelly Cobb of Pampa, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Callie Sue Cobb, to Payton Cole Terry, son of Kendall and...


In search of ponies: Children see best part about being an animal
May 11th, 2012
The wind giveth and it taketh away.At any given time around here you're likely to be on one end or the other of the wind equation — losing or receiving property.Sometimes the g...


Never expect to bury next generation
May 11th, 2012
The Gearins, as a family, were scattered throughout the hills of eastern Ohio, between East Liverpool and Youngstown, and in another direction, to Steubenville. Their prominence, which was not base...


Let’s give thanks for moms
May 11th, 2012
Things my mom actually did in her adventurous life …• Sewed shirts from a pattern.• Invented the dookie bar.• Changed irrigation tubes fr...


Musical mural vandalized
May 11th, 2012
Steve DeLeon, owner of the Sports Angle, has a lot of classic items in his sports memorabilia story. But the music-themed mural on his building along Sixth Street might be its most recognizable pie...


Betts, Sievers notch wins for CHS
May 11th, 2012
  ALBUQUERQUE — Oh, Clovis senior Kenny Betts will take the Class 5A discus title he won by a mere three-quarters of an inch on Friday, but a gold medal in shot put to...


PHS' Ledbetter wins 3A girls high jump
May 11th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Portales did well on both sides in Class 3A state high jump on Friday at the University of New Mexico track facility.Junior Alex Ledbetter jumped a personal-best 5-feet,...


Press release: Residents warned of counterfeit cash
May 11th, 2012
Release Date:  May 11, 2012 Incident Type: Counterfeit Money Scam In Clovis UsingWashed Money T...


Top-ranked PHS falls into losers bracket
May 10th, 2012
RIO RANCHO — The top-seeded Portales Lady Rams couldn’t get past District 4-3A rival Lovington in Thursday’s Class 3A state softball quarterfinals at Rio Rancho High School, and n...


Lady Cats seek help from ailing standouts
May 10th, 2012
A few years back, Clovis High’s girls went through a run of three Class 5A state track championships — plus a runnerup finish — in a four-year span.It doesn’t look li...


Lady Rams sending large contingent to state
May 10th, 2012
Portales girls track coach Sandie Schillings is hoping her squad can do as well or better than it did in last year’s Class 3A state meet, when the Lady Rams scored 33 1/2 points and finished...


Column: Change is only constant in world
May 10th, 2012
I have often heard the saying “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This may sound like gratingly “touchy-feely, New Age” pablum, but I grudgingly admit it is true w...


Editorial: Take moment to remember pilot’s heroics
May 10th, 2012
In an age when remotely piloted aircraft are the hot topic, we welcomed this week’s reminder to air travelers and their families that pilots on board commercial aircraft can mean the differen...


Officials say they were aware of EPCOG issues
May 10th, 2012
Area officials said they were aware of Eastern Plains Council of Governments' failure to comply with federal- and state-mandated annual audits, but believed the benefits of agency outweighed the p...


Never saw it coming
May 10th, 2012
Chuck Tipton, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, will be attending Clovis Relay for Life for the first time this year. In fact, he'll be singing at the event. 


Albuquerque chosen for Tres Amigas operations center
May 10th, 2012
Tres Amigas has selected Albuquerque for its operations center and Rio Rancho for its backup center.New Mexico cities in the running included Clovis, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Belen. About...


Couponer touts savings
May 10th, 2012
Every deal Magen Friend finds in newspaper inserts and online advertisements she clips with her spring action scissors and puts into a well-organized binder. 


Rams beat Robertson to gain semis
May 10th, 2012
RIO RANCHO — Sometimes, numbers don’t add up.Like three being greater than six.Or one is better than five.But they added up to a 7-0 Portales lead over Las Vegas Ro...


Capitan edges Broncos for 1A state title
May 10th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Floyd came tantalizingly close to a Class 1A state baseball championship on Friday.Capitan freshman Robert Miller had other ideas.


Police blotter — May 11
May 10th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Wednesday• 12:44 a.m.: Caller reported loud music from a...


amos the churchmouse: a tribute to amos s mom
May 10th, 2012
Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can't use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks - except hyphens and dashes. 


Religion column: Life's lessons worth another look
May 10th, 2012
Editor's note: The following column is being rerun at reader request.I wrote at the beginning of last year about 30 things I have learned. I have had several requests from...


House panel backs $642 billion defense bill
May 10th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a $642 billion defense bill that calls for construction of a missile defense site on the East Coast, res...


Tres Amigas selects Albuquerque for headquarters
May 10th, 2012
Tres Amigas has selected Albuquerque for its operations center and Rio Rancho for its backup center.Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp., said city off...


Coach withdraws name from Pojoaque field
May 9th, 2012
Pojoaque Valley athletic director Matt Martinez confirmed that Michael Littlejohn has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head volleyball coaching position.Littlejohn, as reported...


ENMU thrower finishes fourth
May 9th, 2012
Eastern New Mexico University senior Kassie Daugherty finished fourth in the discus during the Oliver Jackson Track and Field Meet, held Wednesday night at Gray Stadium at Abilene Christian Univers...


Floyd moves on to 1A title game
May 9th, 2012
After the game, Floyd baseball coach Darwin Chenault had trouble remembering any particular hitting sequence that led to his team’s 7-4 victory over rival Melrose on Wednesday. 


Xcel representatives talk growth, infrastructure
May 9th, 2012
Representatives from Xcel Energy on Wednesday held an informational meeting at the Clovis Civic Center, with about 50 business and civic leaders in attendance.The invitation-only event, know...


CCC graduate looks to nursing career
May 9th, 2012
When Laci Hand walks across the stage to receive her nursing diploma Friday during Clovis Community College's spring graduation, her journey in nursing is far from over.


EPCOG audits show financial mismanagement
May 9th, 2012
The first of seven government-mandated audits of the Eastern Plains Council of Government dating back to 2005 painted a picture of financial mismanagement and ineptitude that is likely to be repeat...


New Mexico chosen for Tres Amigas headquarters
May 9th, 2012
Tres Amigas has chosen New Mexico for its headquarters, according to a release from Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.The location within New Mexico is still to be determined. New Mexico cities in t...


Ticket feature: Kicker Monster Truck Nationals this weekend
May 9th, 2012
Cycle City Promotions is offering another round of big trucks and a big show to match. 


Leadership Clovis participants honored
May 9th, 2012
The latest class of Leadership Clovis is the biggest in the program's 23 years.Twenty-eight participants were honored during a banquet Wednesday night at the Clovis Civic Center. The progra...


Marshall students, staff take steps against bullying
May 9th, 2012
Teachers and administrators at Marshall Middle School have taken proactive steps to combat bullying over the past two years.An anti-bullying program was started at Marshall in August 2010, a...


Education column: Warmer weather means fun in sun
May 9th, 2012
This is that time of year when schools, taking advantage of the mostly agreeable weather, begin to organize outdoor events, such as field days, learning service activities and field trips, to enhan...


Police blotter — May 10
May 9th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Tuesday• 8:10 a.m.: Caller requested an officer standby t...


Press release: Lujan applauds decision to locate Tres Amigas headquart...
May 9th, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District applauded the recent decision by Tres Amigas, LLC to locate its headquarters in New Mexico. Tres Amigas was consi...


Child predators worth resources
May 9th, 2012
Regarding Friday's editorial "Child predators creepy, but worth resources?" in the Clovis News Journal:CNJ claims it wants to make sure law enforcement's resources are going toward catch...


Editorial: District 7 Senate candidates have similar views
May 9th, 2012
Eastern New Mexico's hottest political race is for the Senate District 7 seat, left open by the retirement of Clint Harden.The debate has been spirited since mid-February when mental health...


Press release: Leadership Clovis graduates largest class
May 9th, 2012
The 23rd year of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber leadership program, Leadership Clovis, was highlighted with the graduation of 27 class participants during a banquet held at the Clovis Civic Center...


Fishing report — May 9
May 8th, 2012
This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after t...


Three crazes worth looking into
May 8th, 2012
For this week, I'd like to discuss a trio of crazes. I don't understand one, I look at the second with a different angle and the third is just a craze I'd like to see.• I don't get...


Bill first step to curbing abuses
May 8th, 2012
President Obama's high-profile signing Friday of an executive order to protect Post-9/11 GI Bill users from predatory practices of for-profit schools is viewed by veterans' service organizations...


Editorial: Obama taking too much credit for Osama raid
May 8th, 2012
Try as we might, we are unable to picture Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman or Dwight D. Eisenhower spiking the ball at the end of World War II.The image of George H.W. Bush doing an end...


Lady Wolverines finish sixth
May 8th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Lady Wolverines cut 26 strokes off their first-day total and moved up one spot to sixth at 430-404 — 834 in the Class 1A-3A girls state golf tournament at the U...


Cats' bid for title comes up short
May 8th, 2012
LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s boys couldn’t mount a run at a Class 5A boys state championship on Tuesday.Even tougher, they fell just one stroke short of third place and a sta...


Buffs, Broncos meet in semifinals
May 8th, 2012
A couple of reasons exist for Floyd not wanting to see Melrose in the Class 1A baseball state semifinals today at Manzano High School in Albuquerque.“Well, you kind of like to stay awa...


Press release: KENW-TV schedules online auction
May 8th, 2012
With over 1500 items to choose from, bidders will have fun bidding on merchandise and gift certificates during KENW-TV's 36th Annual Online Auction, which is scheduled for June 1st through the 10t...


Press release: Udall talks college interest rates, marriage equality
May 8th, 2012
WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall discussed the Senate's vote today to prevent the interest rates on Stafford college loans from doubling on July 1. He also discusse...


Water board affirms support of Ute project
May 8th, 2012
The city's water policy advisory board unanimously affirmed support of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Tuesday, after City Commissioner Randy Crowder presented research on the viability...


Harden speaks out on Senate race
May 8th, 2012
Clint Harden feels a primary challenge for his New Mexico Senate seat was engineered by Gov. Susana Martinez, who denies the charge.


Police blotter — May 9
May 8th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Monday• 12:42 a.m., Caller reported a fire in a bar ditch...


Word origins fascinating
May 8th, 2012
"The Online Etymology Dictionary."That's the name of a website I discovered recently. No, it's not a site devoted to knowledge about bugs. That's "entomology." Etymology is indeed a ...


No one erects statues to honor critics
May 8th, 2012
In an old issue of "Leadership Journal", Haddon Robinson retells the story of a very talented young musician who was crestfallen as he sat reading the critics' reviews of his recent concert. The...


J.D. Isler resigns at McMurry
May 8th, 2012
Former Clovis High School basketball coach J.D. Isler has resigned after one season as coach at McMurry University in Abilene.Dave Beyer, the school’s sports information director, made...


Cats in hunt in Class 5A state golf
May 7th, 2012
LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s boys are in contention for the Class 5A state golf championship, although the Wildcats have a few teams to climb over after Monday’s opening round.


Rabies confirmed in Curry County skunk
May 7th, 2012
The first case of rabies since 2009 has been confirmed in Curry County.According to Dr. Paul Ettestad, New Mexico state veterinarian, a Curry County dog and four puppies were exposed to rabi...


Curry County Cats notch win
May 7th, 2012
LAS CRUCES — The Curry County Cats took care of business in the fourth quarter Saturday, earning a 21-6 victory over the Las Cruces Kings.With the win, the Cats (8-2) wrapped up the Ri...


Editorial: Time to stop questions about guv’s grandpa
May 7th, 2012
O K, so now we know. But why did anyone have to care? It’s now been confirmed that Gov. Susana Martinez’ paternal grandfather was a U.S. citizen and not an illegal immigrant. Holy smoke...


Homebuilders: Keeping quality up, costs down challenge
May 7th, 2012
The challenge for a homebuilder isn't an unfamiliar concept to any other business. 


Drought, groundwater plans on water board agenda
May 7th, 2012
A state-produced drought report and a proposal to pump ground water from the Fort Sumner area as an alternative to the Ute water project are the among the items that wil...


Business licenses — May 8
May 7th, 2012
The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in April:• Big Mike's Gun and AmmoType: GunsOwner: Michael Christo...


Everybody's business: What's in a name?
May 7th, 2012
What's in a name? A lot, when it comes to small business success. The right name can make your company the talk of the town or doom it to obscurity. Ideally, your name conveys the expertise, value...


Police blotter — May 8
May 7th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Friday• 8:58 a.m.: Caller reported fence and storage lock...


Vixens cruise to sixth consecutive title
May 5th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner girls coach Lisa McMath went into this weekend’s Class 1A girls state track meet knowing her squad would have a good chance to win its sixth team title in a ro...


Foxes return to top in 1A state track
May 5th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner returned to the top after a two-year absence and Clovis Christian’s Kevin Naceanceno’s gold rush in the sprints included a state record in the 400 on Sat...


State small-school track results
May 5th, 2012
At UNM track stadium, AlbuqueraqueSaturday’s resultsClass 2A boysTeam standings: 1. Lordsburg 85; 2. T...


La Cueva rallies to complete sweep of Wildcats
May 5th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High baseball coach Drew Hatley said senior right-hander Matt Woodbury pitched well Saturday until making a key mistake — with a four-run lead, he started the botto...


Rams sweep Hot Springs, advance to quarterfinals
May 5th, 2012
Portales senior Jesus Acosta had trouble commanding his fastball early on in Saturday’s state round-of-16 game against Hot Springs.Fortunately, his curveball helped bail him out.


Lady Rams win district track crown
May 5th, 2012
RUIDOSO — The Portales Lady Rams will have to make a little more room on the bus for next week’s Class 3A state track meet in Albuquerque.PHS added 10 qualifiers in 11 events on...


Baskett: Time to move on
May 5th, 2012
Hank Baskett was a quarterback for the Clovis Wildcats when an Achilles injury knocked him out. He transitioned to wide receiver, and eventually found out he was good enough to do it for the New Me...


Official: ENMU no exception to inflation
May 5th, 2012
John Bonner isn't too bothered by the tuition increases at Eastern New Mexico University over the four years he's been there.Non-resident tuition and fees have more than doubled over the l...


Road construction this week
May 5th, 2012
Area road construction information for this week:City of ClovisLujan Communications continues fiber optic cable excavation at 21st and Norris streets...


Wildcat boys confident going into state tournament
May 5th, 2012
Clovis High’s boys were delighted to beat Hobbs for the District 4-5A championship last week at the New Mexico State golf course in Las Cruces.The fact that it was a 10-stroke margin a...


Cancer or no, Basketts fighting good fight
May 5th, 2012
April 19, 2011, was a Tuesday. It was also the day Hank Baskett Jr. went to a doctor's office in Lubbock to check on what everybody told him was pneumonia. Those two statements are not in dispute...


Police blotter — May 6
May 5th, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Thursday• 2:49 a.m., Caller reported a neighbor's dog ba...


Teams prepare for annual Relay
May 5th, 2012
Clovis Relay for Life fed more than 400 cancer survivors last year at its annual event.


Weekly update — May 6
May 5th, 2012
Police officer's case to proceed with motionsThe case of Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos will proceed with a series of motions at 2:30 p.m. May 21 at the Curry Count...


Column: I'm a believer of my philosophies
May 5th, 2012
Contrary to popular opinion, I am a “believer.”I believe:• If putting from 50 yards off the green becomes prohibited, I will stop golfing.• Most politicia...


Column: Everybody can make contribution
May 5th, 2012
On the walls at Dora School last week were flyers that read, “Got food? Some don’t.”In the center was a photo of a young woman known very well to that school.Sarah W...


Editorial: State support for higher education lacking
May 5th, 2012
President Barack Obama picked an easy — but important — issue to share with college students last week, including some at the University of Iowa.The interest rate on the popular...


Pitch perfect
May 4th, 2012
Clovis resident Len Santi was drafted by the New York Giants baseball team in 1940, but Uncle Sam had other plans. Santi, who was raised in New York, came to Clovis with the Air Force and helped bu...


Anniversary — May 6
May 4th, 2012
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Top-seeded Lady Rams roll
May 4th, 2012
The competition will definitely stiffen up for top-seeded Portales as the Lady Rams bid for their first Class 3A state softball title.That said, coach Robbie Crowley believes her squad is re...


School menus — May 6
May 4th, 2012
Clovis elementaryMonday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, ranch salad, fruit whip, whole wheat roll.Tuesday:...


Senior happenings — May 6
May 4th, 2012
La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St., ClovisSunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior CenterMonday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quil...


Rams run-rule Hot Springs
May 4th, 2012
The Portales Rams started their series against Hot Springs exactly how they wanted Friday night.Now, the matter at hand is to end the series in the same way, following a 10-0 blanking of the...


On the shelves — May 6
May 4th, 2012
The following books are available at:Clovis-Carver Public Library"The Family Handyman Home Improvement 2012" combines a year's worth of hints, tips, and advice f...


Cake decorating featured on show
May 4th, 2012
Information on making bolster pillows, decorating cakes and embellishing paper mache boxes will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times a...


Cats drop opener to La Cueva
May 4th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s baseball team played relatively well but came up short Friday against second-seeded La Cueva on Friday.The Wildcats need a big day today — two w...


Club notes — May 6
May 4th, 2012
Curry County Extension ClubCurry County Extension Clubs leader training was held April 19 at the extension office with nine club members and four guests attending. Home economist Glenda Be...


Ancestor’s legacy fascinating
May 4th, 2012
The roots of my Maxwell ancestors won't leave me alone and that's a pretty cool thing.I don't actually believe in ghosts but on a trip to the heart of Texas to help my uncle celebrate his...


Vixens positioned for run at sixth title in row
May 4th, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — The Fort Sumner Vixens appear well-positioned in their bid to win a sixth consecutive Class 1A girls state championship.


Average high school graduation rate drops in N.M.
May 4th, 2012
SANTA FE — New Mexico's statewide average high school graduation rate slipped to 63 percent last year, but the Public Education Department said Friday it had changed the graduation calculati...


Grand jury clears ex-city employee
May 4th, 2012
A former Clovis city employee will ask for his job back after a Curry County grand jury found no probable cause to proceed with embezzling charges, according to his attorney, Dan Lindsey.Gil...


Curry County fugitive nabbed during traffic stop
May 4th, 2012
A traffic stop to aid motorists in need yielded an arrest of a subject wanted for eight counts of criminal sexual penetration in Curry County.Marc Davila, 22, was arrested Sunday as a Luna C...


McGee: Pizza place closing remains mystery
May 4th, 2012
Every time I drive by the building where the pizza place used to be I chuckle. I still find it amazing that they packed everything up and moved out practically overnight last fall. I'm not mention...


In search of ponies: Mothers in animal kingdom have different methods
May 4th, 2012
They build homes, hunt, stand guard during nap time, comfort, nurture and scold.Sometimes they are the most gentle spirits, other times the most ferocious defenders, and often, a little of b...


City Pools opening for summer
May 4th, 2012
With the temperature heating up and school coming to a close, area outdoor public pools will be opening soon.The Portales city pool opens May 23 and Potter Park pool and Hillcrest Park splas...


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May 4th, 2012
With the temperture heating up and school coming to a close, area outdoor public pools will be opening soon.The Portales city pool opens May 23 and Potter Park pool and Hillcrest Park splash...


Hole in one logged
May 3rd, 2012
Weldon Killough of Clovis carded a hole in-one Tuesday on the par-3, 167-yard eighth hole at Colonial Golf Course.Killough used a 7-iron for his third career ace.Witnesses were Andy K...


CHS tennis entries bow out
May 3rd, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High's tennis season came to an end on Thursday when senior Alek Mendoza and sophomore Meera Shah were beaten in girls doubles by top-seeded Diamond Morrill and Eliana G...


Cats face No. 2 La Cueva
May 3rd, 2012
Drew Hatley knows his squad is a definite underdog.


Hounds' Welch second at LSC track event
May 3rd, 2012
Eastern New Mexico University junior William Welch is second after the first day of the men's decathlon at the Lone Star Conference Track and Field Championships in Commerce, Texas.Welch, f...


PHS hires Boys basketball coach
May 3rd, 2012
Portales stayed inside its program to find its new boys head basketball coach.Rick McBroom will succeed Mark Gallegos after serving under as six seasons as his assistant.Gallegos took...


Self control best way to govern
May 3rd, 2012
Libertarianism is often described as the advocacy of maximum liberty and minimum government. The "maximum liberty" part is pretty easy to understand, once you really understand what liberty is. A...


Child predators are creepy, but worth resources?
May 3rd, 2012
The Curry County Sheriff's Office arrested another alleged Internet child predator on Wednesday.This one, officials said, came from Midland, Texas, in hopes of having sex with a supposed 1...


Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission
May 3rd, 2012
The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.During the meeting:• An existing .25 percent gross receipts tax for street repairs...


Commission introduces annexation ordinance
May 3rd, 2012
Following a lengthy back-and-forth Thursday evening, the Clovis City Commission voted to introduce an ordinance for annexation of 593 acres of land northwest of Clovis that includes the site of a n...


State secretary of education tours Tucumcari Elementary
May 3rd, 2012
State Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera made an impromptu visit Thursday to Tucumcari Elementary School.


City holding spring cleanup
May 3rd, 2012
The city of Clovis is holding its spring cleanup, part of the Great American Cleanup, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the office of City Manager Joe Thomas. The even...


Religion calendar — May 4
May 3rd, 2012
SundayWorship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21s...


More than 300 gather for day of prayer
May 3rd, 2012
More than 300 worshippers gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer looked to the heavens for more than just guidance. 


Reader-submitted: High Plains Chorale performing today
May 3rd, 2012
The High Plains Chorale of Clovis Community College will present "An Evening of American Choral Music" 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church.The church is located...


Food bank joint sponsoring food drive
May 3rd, 2012
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the National Association of Letter Carriers is partnering to collect food donations May 12 to feed the hungry in Curry and Roosevelt counties.As part...


First person: Rotarian on rise
May 3rd, 2012
Lonnie Leslie has been part of Rotary International for 24 years. In two more years, he'll have one of its highest honors. 


Police blotter — May 4
May 3rd, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Wednesday• 2:30 a.m.: Caller reported a woman with dog bi...


Religion feature: Pastor organizes food drive
May 3rd, 2012
Pastor Bonita Knox believes all humans have a duty to share what they have with other humans abundantly. 


Religion column: Keep children’s watchful eyes in mind
May 3rd, 2012
I was looking through old pictures and found a picture of then 3-year-old daughter Annie standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder.She went through a time where she...


amos the churchmouse: ernie the fruit peddler
May 3rd, 2012
amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard letters, and he can't oper...


Religion digest — May 4
May 3rd, 2012
Relatives to pray for woman's returnRelatives and friends of Kathy Lawson-Arredondo will gather at 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Prince Street Baptist...


Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic
May 3rd, 2012
The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a  substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on t...


Friday morning briefing: Cleaning up, free acting advice and Charlie B...
May 4th, 2012
Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing.Cleanup timeClovis’ annual Great American Cleanup picks up starting  8 a.m. Saturday at Parks and Recreatio...


Letters to the editor: America’s values are tarnished
May 2nd, 2012
Recently I received the following email: "I am still praying for I believe it will be the end of America as we know it if Obama gets re-elected."In response I wrote:America as we ha...


Slam lifts Wolverines
May 2nd, 2012
TEXICO — In a game which featured many possible twists and turns, D.J. Griego delivered the big one Wednesday with one swing of his bat. 


Editorial: Plenty of blame to go around at Portales PD
May 1st, 2012
Portales Mayor Sharon King sees a review of the Portales Police Department as a "positive thing."Police Chief Jeff Gill contends, "The only issue I've found in this deal was that there w...


CHS tandem wins
May 2nd, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High senior Alek Mendoza and sophomore Meera Shah defeated Tessa Hunt and Sarah Wirtz of Cibola on Wednesday in the first round of Class 5A state girls doubles at the Jer...


Ticket feature: Mariachi Mystery Tour new take on Beatles
May 2nd, 2012
For its final act of the 2011-12 Cultural Arts Series, Clovis Community College is presenting an altogether different view of four musicians from "Yesterday." 


Class profiles: Melrose High School
May 2nd, 2012
Melrose High School made history this year, when Kendra Jacobs and Misha Riley received Pursuing Victory with Honor scholarships.


Education feature: Student overcomes addiction, incarceration to conti...
May 2nd, 2012
Misty Maldonado has gone from being addicted to heroin and cocaine for 10 years and being incarcerated for more than two to earning straight A's at Clovis Community College. 


Education column: Music touches students' lives
May 2nd, 2012
Last Friday, while walking down the hall at Marshall Middle School, I heard beautiful music coming from the auditorium. Catching a glimpse of Keith Sacane, middle school band director — dappe...


Army recruiter accused of solicitation
May 2nd, 2012
A 26-year-old U.S. Army recruiter from Midland, Texas, was arrested Tuesday in Clovis, accused of using the Internet to solicit sex from what he thought was a 12-year-old girl.The girl was,...


Police blotter — May 3
May 2nd, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Tuesday• 12:47 a.m.: Caller reported a female outside yel...


Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission
May 2nd, 2012
The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.Agenda items include:• Allocation of an existing .25 percent gross...


Thursday morning briefing: Spring sing, the Maypole's here and from s...
May 3rd, 2012
Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Spring singSomething special at Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Spring Choral Concert 7 p....


Fishing report — May 2
May 1st, 2012
This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after t...


CHS seniors take turns breaking record
May 1st, 2012
Although they don’t look intimidating at 4-11 and 5-feet tall, Clovis High seniors Maddie McNaughton and Gladys Miranda are giant killers when it comes to distance events in track and field.&...


Draper, Spiller lead ENMU track teams
May 1st, 2012
CANYON, Texas — Senior Daniel Draper threw a season-best 210 feet, 5 inches to win men’s javelin and senior LaDawn Spiller earned an NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying mar...


Ex-CHS receiver drafted by Dolphins
May 1st, 2012
Former Clovis High wide receiver Rashard Matthews was taken in the seventh round of the NFL draft, with the 227th pick, on Saturday by the Miami Dolphins.Matthews, who played one year for th...


Hounds add third California juco signee
May 1st, 2012
With most of the team’s top scorers lost to graduation, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton is continuing to hit the California junior college ranks in se...


Clovis Community College raising student fees
May 1st, 2012
Clovis Community College will be raising student fees next semester, but not tuition, according to President Becky Rowley.Debbie Zurzolo, CCC's chief financial officer, said a student facil...


Business feature: Dawg Houze starts taxi service
May 1st, 2012
Clinton Smith considers himself a regular on weekends at the Dawg Houze bar in Portales. 


Police blotter — May 2
May 1st, 2012
Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:Monday• 1:24 a.m.: Caller advised items were missing from...


Committee mulls growth planner duties
May 1st, 2012
The Local Growth Management Committee plans to hire a new regional growth planner. What's undecided is how much will be tasked to the planner when a contract is drawn up.Members of the LGMO...


Editorial: Clinton, LBJ mastered art of compromise
May 1st, 2012
F ew political observers have compared the 42nd president of the United States with the 36th.But what former President Bill Clinton intoned last week at West Texas A&M University well...


Political filtering counter productive
May 1st, 2012
I go to Roger Ebert's website for movie reviews. I get his newsletter for interesting movie trailers. I came to his Facebook page Monday and got disappointment.It wasn't with Ebert (althou...


TRICARE fee hike still on table
May 1st, 2012
The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel has declined to give the Obama administration new authority it sought to phase in higher TRICARE fees on military retirees over the next...


Auctioneer raises money to fight cancer
May 1st, 2012
Auctioneering is not only how Robert Rosales earns part of his income but is also how he raises money to help in the battle against cancer. 


Wednesday morning briefing: Off the grid, no grumps and the circus com...
May 2nd, 2012
Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing.Off the gridA Los Angeles-based production company is looking for off-beat communities, families or couples living...