Smoke on the Water schedule

Smoke on the Water schedule When: Today Where: Greene Acres Park Cost: Free 8 a.m. — 5k fun walk/run (race begins at the intersection of Main street and Grand Avenue (entry fee is $20) 3:30 p.m. — Live entertainment, main stage at Greene Acres Park 3:30 p.m. — The Hamilton's 4:30 p.m. — Highway 84 […]

Police blotter – July 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:49 a.m.: Caller was trapped in her truck by two dogs, 1200 block of Edwards Street. 2:41 a.m.: Caller reported a loud party in the area, 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue. 5:52 a.m.: Caller advised that someone removed their benches and put them […]

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Military pay advantage at all-time high

As private sector salaries flattened over the last decade, military pay climbed steadily, enough so that by 2009 pay and allowances for enlisted members exceeded the pay of 90 percent of private sector workers of similar age and education level. That's one of the more significant findings of the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation […]

Happy July Fourth: Remember freedom includes responsibility

Today we celebrate freedom. For some of us that means backyard barbecues, pool parties, watching baseball from the recliner or watching fireworks displays at Greene Acres Lake in Clovis or west of Greyhound Arena in Portales. Some also will celebrate our nation's independence with our own fireworks purchased at roadside stands scattered throughout the region. […]

Maybe sunglasses not so funny

I need a pair of sunglasses. I don't need them for driving, because the sun blinding me is really just motivation to clean my windows. I don't need them to look cool; let's face it, I gave up on that years ago. No, the real reason is … I want to be funnier. There's a […]

Walk This Way (July 3)

Yes, Arrowsmith is in town. And no, my apologies, but not that Aerosmith. My wife was once asked if she were married to Steven Tyler, to which she answered "Would that not make my last name Tyler?" We come from a land where the jobs are plentiful and the economy strong. The unemployment rate is […]

Man found with stab wound

A Clovis man was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center this morning with a stab wound, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. The man's injuries did not appear life threatening, Whitney said. The victim was not cooperative with police. Investigators checked his home but found no evidence of a crime, Whitney said. A resident saw the […]

Abandoned trailer burns in Clovis

An abandoned trailer at 1603 E. Brady in Clovis was destroyed by fire on Monday night. Clovis police said the fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. Three children, ranging in age from 7 to 10, were seen playing with fireworks in the area, officials said. No arrests were made because of the ages of the […]

Editorial: Voters need to find health care solution

The Supreme Court has spoken. The national health care law was found constitutional. Americans will disagree about the best course ahead. Many will say, stick with the national health care law. Others will say, scrap it and adopt something else. The presidential and congressional elections provide a good opportunity to hold that spirited debate. But […]