Four tribute artists, local country singer lined up for music festival

Four tribute artists and a budding local country artist will join rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker in the entertainment lineup for the 2012 Clovis Musical Festival. The 25th annual festival is Sept. 7-9. Randy Petty, music festival chairman, announced Wednesday singer-songwriter Will Banister and the Mulberry Band will be the opening act when the […]

Class profiles: Grady High School

When Grady's seven graduating seniors were asked to list their accomplishments, they formed a quorum, held a meeting, presented the case, and decided against it. "We don't need bragging rights," senior Cody Poncho said. Joni Lampley, a decorated athlete, said, "We're here for school. We don't want to try and appear better than anyone." Administrative […]

Police blotter – April 26

Samplings of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 12:10 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting in progress, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. 1:08 a.m.: Caller reported dogs fighting in nearby yard, 200 block of Thornton Street. 4:32 a.m.: Caller reported diesel truck and possible other vehicles on fire, 1300 block of Pecos Street. 7:39 a.m.: […]

Thursday briefing: Kites, flowers and The King

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Go fly a kite The annual spring Kite Karnival is 10 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannon AFB Doc Stewart Park. It's open to the public and includes kite flyer demonstrations, games and rides. Information: 784-6381. Flowers help kids The Portales Kiwanis Club flower sale is 8 […]

Commissioner makes use of property tax exemption

Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard recently established the non-profit, New Mexico Veterans Hope Inc., in Santa Rosa, where he said he helps homeless veterans. It was through his work with veterans that Stoddard said he learned about a property tax exemption for which he filed about a week ago. So Stoddard won't be paying any […]

Education column: Contest inspires creative thinkers

There is a remarkable event that takes place across the country called Destination ImagiNation. This non-profit organization is a globally recognized creative problem-solving competition, covering all subject areas through five main challenges based upon specific criteria. Destination ImagiNation "provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving," according to, […]

Clovis woman dies in wreck

A Clovis woman was killed Wednesday morning and three were injured in an accident at the intersection of Seventh and Norris streets. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department: Crystal Sutherland, 29, died at the scene of the accident, which involved a 2000 Mack concrete mixer truck rolling on top of the rear […]

Editorial: Coach Summitt deserves all her accolades

Pat Summitt has stepped aside as coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team after 38 glorious years, but she remains at the pinnacle of her profession. When the news broke that Summitt would leave the Lady Vols' bench, accolades began pouring in — from former players, coaching colleagues, fans and even the president […]

Media hypes fear of sex offenders

A friend of mine found out via cell phone app that a registered sex offender lived on her block. Now she regrets letting her kids play in the front yard. An acquaintance's friend used the same app, and discovered a registered sex offender lived eight blocks away. Now she's concerned for her safety. Another friend […]

Payments to military may rise

So far, several hundred military members who lost homes to illegal foreclosure actions by big banks and mortgage servicers have received settlements of $116,785 apiece for economic loss and emotional distress. They also have been paid any equity lost plus interest. The number of hefty payments to military members and recently-separated veterans likely will swell […]

Eagles hand Cats one-run losses

HOBBS — It was Heartbreak City on Tuesday night for the Clovis High baseball team. Red-hot Hobbs extended its late-season winning streak to seven games with a pair of 5-4 District 4-5A wins over the Wildcats, the second game in eight innings. With the sweep, the Eagles (15-10, 5-3 district) moved into first place in […]

CHS golf teams second at Hobbs

HOBBS — Clovis High's golfers shot well enough to win a lot of tournaments on Tuesday — just not the Hobbs Invitational. The host Eagles posted three of the day's top five scores and cruised to the team championship with a four-man score of 294, well ahead of the Wildcats' respectable 307 total. "Our top […]

Lady Eagles post sweep over Clovis

HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles notched a 17-8, 15-5 District 4-5A softball sweep over the Clovis High Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night. Hobbs improved to 13-13 overall and 4-4 in the district with its second sweep this season over the Lady Wildcats (3-20, 0-6). No other information was available at press time. The Lady […]

Carlsbad blanks CHS netters

CARLSBAD — Clovis High's tennis teams absorbed a pair of 9-0 District 4-5A losses at the hands of Carlsbad on Tuesday. The Cavemen won six of the nine matchups by 6-0, 6-0 scores in the boys dual. The Wildcats won 10 games in the dual, six at No. 3 doubles (6-2, 6-4) with Luis Calderon […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescores – April 24

District 3-2A Texico 11, Tucumcari 3 Texico 101 107 1 —11 9 3 Tucumcari 010 000 2 — 3 3 5 Jarron Hill (7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 W, 2 SO, 63 pitches) and Josh Treadway; Esteban Martinez, Michael Olivas (4), Jordan Walker (6) and Angelo Montano. W — Hill. L — Martinez. […]

Q&A: Singer talks opera

Joshua Guerrero says he's "late to the opera game" and was previously singing pop music for a couple of years before he focused on opera. The 29-year-old is a tenor in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. • What is your favorite song to sing in the show? "No Puede Ser," which comes from […]

Hot, dry weather contributes to moth invasion

Moths are flying into refrigerators, landing in coffee cups, dive-bombing sleeping victims and plastering vehicles with their gooey carcasses, according to Clovis residents. Courtesy photo: North Dakota State University extension service at Officials say miller moths are an annual event, but the sudden population explosion is unusual and related to a hot, dry, early […]

ENMU tuition, fees increasing 4.9 percent

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a 4.9 percent increases in tuition and fees next year at Tuesday's meeting on the Portales campus. "This increase will still enable us to be one of the lowest-priced schools in the Southwest," ENMU President Steven Gamble said. "This is the lowest amount we've gone up […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Cops, kids and alligators

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Cops and kids Pre-registration is under way for the annual Cops and Kids Basketball games. The event is May 19 at The Rock and features basketball teams of kids ages 6 to 16 against teams of Clovis Police officers. Participants are limited to the first 150 to […]

Police blotter – April 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 3:09 a.m., Caller reported finding a duffle bag of clothes and papers under a trailer, 700 block of North Prince. 6:45 a.m., Caller reported mailboxes on the block smashed in, 1300 block of Gidding Street. 7:40 a.m., Caller reported a basketball hoop in […]