Letters to the editor: Do not let governor decide race

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 voters like Santa Fe to choose our next senator or would they like to choose this person? Thank you and please remember […]

Letters to the editor: Spears will not compromise values

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 attorney, because she comprehends the dangers of the law that allows illegal immigrants the right to a New Mexico driver's license. She will fight to repeal it. […]

Letters to the editor: Mudslinging gets worse every election season

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 vote. At this point in the campaign, I really think we should have a candidate who would be absolutely loyal, can't tell a lie […]

Editorial: Boxer Tapia’s struggles, victories will be remembered

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 life was bigger than most, as reflected in the coverage of his death by the major news and sporting media and celebrity gossip sources from around the world. The […]

Driver’s licenses do not make roads safer

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 significant local issue," in fact. Of course, this violation is dishonestly framed as ending the issuance of "driver's licenses" for "illegal immigrants." It is […]

ENMU’s Wolfe named academic All-America

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-time All-District 6 choice for the academic squad and was a three-time Lone Star Conference all-academic honoree. To be eligible for the Capital One honor, a player […]

Zias add midfielder

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 honors at El Paso's Coronado High School. She represented the state of Chihuahua in the U-17 Mexican nationals. "Jackie is a natural playmaker," ENMU women's coach […]

Steers’ Prokop takes Friona position

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 Texico and Farwell, has taken a position as football coach and athletic director at Friona. Prokop won small-school state titles […]

Miller being ordained Immanuel Lutheran pastor

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 Counselor Rev. Gary Piepkorn of Portales will assist in the ordination. A reception for Miller will follow the service. Miller grew up in Oakland, Calif. […]

Clovis man found guilty in store stabbing

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 battery with a deadly weapon and a count of unlawful possession of a switchblade, a misdemeanor. According to a release from the district attorney's office: […]

Police blotter: June 1

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 Southland Drive and Mississippi Street. 12:53 a.m.: Caller reported waking up to four juveniles toilet-papering her house, 100 block of Tucker Avenue. 6:06 a.m.: Caller reported a male crouched […]

Accepting Jesus adoption into God’s family

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, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'" The young […]

Amos: thumper learns about god s ways Amos: Thumper learns about God’s ways

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 – except dashes and hyphens. boss i don t know if people folks like you ever have any problems like this but we have a noisy loud-mouthed preacher […]

Freedom is God’s precious gift to us

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 in my driveway, trying to help it cure slowly and hoping to get it to grow. So far, that's worked. I'm sitting on […]

Press release: Jury delivers guilty verdicts in Wal-Mart stabbing

Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Guadalupe Murillo, age 32, was found guilty by a Curry County jury of two counts of felony Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and one misdemeanor count of Unlawful Possession of a Switchblade. On August 14, 2010, at approximately 7:30 pm, Carlos Lopez […]

No arrests in Clovis shooting incident

No arrests have been made and no suspects identified after neighbors reported multiple gunshots fired at a Southwest Clovis home on Wednesday night. CMI photo: Gabriel Monte Police surround a house on the 1100 block of Dusk Street Wednesday night. Neighbors reported multiple gunshots fired at a Southwest Clovis home. Police made no arrests after […]

Two Wildcats earn baseball honors

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 earned honorable mention for the Wildcats. Carlsbad shortstop-pitcher Jared Meek was named player of the year. New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-state baseball teams […]

Fishing report – May 30

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 the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Education column: Students shine at gifted showcase

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. Facilitated by Rene Hedemann, special education gifted and talented teacher at Zia, the event showcased the work of Hedemann's third- through sixth-grade gifted students. Just more […]

Ticket feature: Oasis State Park hosting annual concert

Oasis State Park is getting set for its seventh annual Old Tyme Music Concert. Courtesy photo The Triple L Band will be part of a benefit concert 7 p.m. Saturday at Oasis State Park. The event, a collaboration of the park and Friends of Oasis, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the park. The […]