CHS tickets for opener on sale today

Friday night's Clovis High School football season opener against Santa Fe Capital has been moved to Leon Williams Stadium. The 7 p.m. kickoff time is unchanged. Tickets for the game will be $5 for adults, $3 for students, senior citizens and military and $2 for children ages 1-6. They can be purchased at the CHS […]

Palo Duro pulls away to subdue Lady Cats

CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis junior Andrea Aguilar goes down for a dig during the second game of Tuesday's volleyball match at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Dons, already playing their 17th match of the season, handed Clovis a season-opening, four-set loss. While it was Clovis High's opener, it was already the 17th match of the […]

Tucumcari firefighter charged with DWI

A Tucumcari volunteer firefighter involved in a collision while responding to a fire call Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Edgar Shipley III, 36, failed to stop at a red light traveling north on First Street when his 2007 Jeep Wrangler collided in the intersection with a gray 2012 Dodge Challenger driven by […]

Middle school redistricting plan approved

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education voted unanimously Tuesday for a redistricting option to fill the city's new middle school that kept students from the elementary feeder schools together as much as possible. Option C was selected from four options considered by the board and members of the public July 24 and Aug. 2. […]

Peanut producers optimistic about crop

Local peanut farmers are hoping for a sunny and dry September to finish off what they're predicting will be a much better harvest than last year for Roosevelt County's prized crop. Sunland Inc. President Jimmie Shearer said last year's harvest was horrible. File photo New Mexico State University graduate students survey a peanut field in […]

Annual food drive dedicated to Taylor

Sharon Null's voice was overcome with emotion, trying to describe the kind of person her sister-in-law, Nancy Taylor, was. "I was only blessed with knowing her eight years," Null said, emotion etched in her voice. "It wasn't nearly enough. She was like a big sister to me." Malinda Montgormery: Clovis Media Inc. Albertsons' employee Chad […]

Sitterly Center open for business

The lobby area of the Sitterly Professional Center, a former US Bank location Jim Sitterly purchased last year from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is illuminated through daylight and a series of energy-efficient lights hanging from the ceiling. With a newly-paved parking lot on the outside, and a building full of amenities on the inside […]

What’s Happening – Aug. 29

Today DWI saturation patrols — Specifically targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. TOPS NM3 — Noon-1:30 p.m. 50th anniversary, member recruitment and open house. First United Methodist Church, east door room 15. Information: 762-0308 or 763-6423. Thursday High Plains Patriots countdown to general election — 7 p.m., Java Loft Conference Room. Voter registration […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 29

Here is sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:44 a.m.: Caller reported flames and smoke in the area of an abandoned house, near Seventh and Edwards streets. 1:26 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 800 block of North Edwards Street. 6:48 a.m.: Caller reported a trash receptacle in the alley […]

Hoaxes flourish in social media

This was supposed to be a column where I remembered the late Bill Nye. I was going to talk about seeing him on TV when I was a kid, and how I will still chant to myself, "Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY," whenever he'd come on places […]

Military Update: Report warns of low voter turnout

Absentee ballot requests from military members and spouses are alarmingly low this election year, a voter advocacy group contends. It blames the Department of Defense for foot-dragging on absentee voter reforms that were enacted after the last presidential election. A four-page report, "Military Voting Update: A Bleak Picture in 2012," builds its worrisome conclusions on […]

Editorial: DWI laws need to be enforced, not increased

What happened to Aileen Smith as she drove through New Mexico on one of the happiest journeys in a woman's life is a mind-numbing tragedy. But adding to the state's DWI laws in the name of getting tough on repeat offenders won't prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else — unless and until […]

Inmate files notice of intent to sue county

A Curry County jail inmate accused of using a broom handle to beat inmate Jaime Perez on June 27 has filed a tort claim, or notice that a lawsuit is likely against the county. The claim was received Friday from inmate Louis Guerra's attorney James Klipstine of Hobbs. It says Guerra suffered damages "as a […]

Area high school volleyball preseason capsules

Texico Lady Wolverines District 4-2A CMI photo: Kevin WilsonTexico's Kimber Harrison, left, and Taylor Stevens set up a wall against Portales hitter Audri Underhill during a Saturday afternoon scrimmage at Rock Staubus Gym. The six-time defending Class 2A state champion Lady Wolverines open the 2012 regular season tonight at Melrose. Coach: Kristen Scanlan (5th year) […]

Sitterly Professional Center ribbon cutting today

A ribbon cutting for the Sitterly Professional Center will be held at 3 p.m. today at 801 Pile St. The Sitterly Professional Center consists of 12 to 16 offices with available business space for lease. Its amenities include a shared conference room and a audio visual room. For information contact Jim Sitterly at 742-0690.

Clovis Music Festival vendor booths available now

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Clovis Music Festival, according to a news release from event coordinator Courtney Gano. Booth spaces start at $150. Applications are available at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Once booth fees are paid, passes will be available for pickup at the chamber. The festival will be […]

Street renaming honors airman

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Sixty Independence Days have come and gone since Airman 1st Class Richard Albright and his crewmembers were shot from the sky on July 4, 1952. Sixty years have passed since news of his death traveled from the jungles of the Korean Peninsula to the doorstep of those he loved, and […]

Farmers: Market in better location

Yolanda Romero, right, samples Happy Feet dry skin lotion and a facial mask prepared and sold by Katie Palmer, left, Saturday at the Clovis Farmers Market. A recent increase in business at the Clovis Farmers Market can be attributed to a more prominent location, said farmers market manager and local vegetable grower Margie Plummer. The […]

Texico seeks water fix

Texico city officials are asking residents to voluntarily conserve water while they seek state funding to fix a well. Texico Mayor Jerry Cunningham said he does not believe the city of Texico has had this severe of a water problem in recent years. "We're going to continue to have a water shortage if people don't […]

Cats to host opener at Capital’s request

Veteran Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus will have a chance to enter the New Mexico Activities Association record book at home this week, rather than on the road. The Wildcats, scheduled to open the season at Santa Fe Capital on Friday, will instead play the Jaguars in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Leon Williams […]