Victim describes armed assault as ‘surreal’

David Shober, 82, stood on the still blood-spattered floor of his garage on Stone Place about eight hours after he was beaten and robbed Wednesday and shook his head in disbelief. "I had opened the garage door and started the car to warm it up," Shober said, "went back inside to get the dog and […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission – Jan. 3

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: A 4:45 p.m. executive session to discuss threatened litigation. Permission to seek bids for Norris Street improvements. The timeline calls for opening bids Feb. 7, with an anticipated cost of $3.9 million. The project […]

Editorial: Incarcerating inmates longer costs taxpayers

What's the better value? $400 a month for one month or more than $100 a day for that same month? The $400 is about what an indigent prisoner who is eligible for parole has needed to come up with to be released from prison into a transitional living facility. Depending on the month, it's been […]

Police blotter – Jan. 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 8:15 a.m.: Caller reported a vehicle left the scene of an accident, near Fairway Terrace and Delfield Lane. 8:37 a.m.: Caller reported a fire, 200 block of North Main Street. 1:35 p.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 400 block of West Fourth Street. […]

What’s happening – Jan. 3

Today Clovis City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Library, north annex. Information: 769-7828. Saturday CGRA Barrel Racing — 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. expo's, 2 p.m. racing. Curry County Events Center. Information: 219-5588. Monday AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Class — 8 a.m. Clovis Community College, room 411. Information: 762-3115. LEPC Membership Committee meeting — Noon, bring […]

Starting new school, presents unique challenges

Thinking of the year-end and new beginnings, there is increasing anticipation about the extensive, ongoing construction taking place throughout our school district. The Arts Academy at Bella Vista is now complete. Ground is being prepped for the new James Bickley Elementary school building. The new Lockwood Elementary school building is well under way and will […]

Press release: Police say Clovis man robbed at gunpoint

Clovis – January 2, 2013 – A local man identified as 82 year-old David Shober was hit over the head with a gun and robbed of his wallet at gunpoint this morning at approximately 7:22 am just outside of his home near the driveway in the 2000 Block of Stone Place in Clovis. An undisclosed […]

Man stable after shooting

A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the forearm early Tuesday morning in Clovis, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. According to police, Travis Finch suffered a gunshot wound to the forearm after he reported being in an altercation with two other men in the area of Axtell and South streets. Finch […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: Roanhaus’ record tops year’s events

Though the season didn't go quite as hoped for Clovis High fans, the just-completed football campaign certainly had its fair share of noteworthy moments when it comes to local sports in 2012. At the top of the list is Eric Roanhaus, who went to the top of another list when the season began. When his […]

Clovis’ first baby of year arrives earlier than expected

"Hi sweetheart," said Kelsey Duffield softly to the first baby of the year born in Clovis as she held her daughter, smiling with a new mother glow. Ashlyn Rose Duffield was born at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces, born to Friona residents and Nebraska natives Joel […]

Tucumcari commissioner remembered for service

Friends describe Daniel Lopez as a man who cared about his community, was compelled to serve and above all loved his family. Lopez, 45, was a former New Mexico State Police captain and Tucumcari chief of police. He was elected in March as the District 3 city commissioner. He was found in his home late […]

Editorial: Schwarzkopf epitome of US military general

For the entire first Gulf War, U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf was the face of a valiant and successful U.S. military. Schwarzkopf, who died Thursday at 78 from complications from pneumonia, commanded Operation Desert Storm, the U.S.-led coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991. Despite his postwar popularity, Schwarzkopf resisted efforts […]

Technology not always best option

It's the time of year where people sign up for gym memberships, give up a favorite food or tell column readers this is the last time they'll do a column about New Year's resolutions. I won't do that this year, but I will give you some resolutions and how I got there in the first […]