What’s happening – jan. 31

Today Curry County DWI Task Force Meeting — 4 p.m. 700 North Main St., Suite 10, Curry County Commission Room. Public participation welcome. Information: 763-7725. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Fundraiser night — 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 901 East Llano Estacado Boulevard, Fat Boys Barbeque. Information: 763-6130. High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., The […]

CSI class at Freshman Academy grows

Walking down the school corridor at Clovis High School Freshman Academy, I heard a pain-stricken groan coming from one of the restrooms. Glancing up, I caught sight of two New Mexico State Police officers standing at the propped open door of the restroom. Approaching, they waved me over and looking in, I saw social studies […]

Police blotter – Jan. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:56 a.m.: Caller reported harassment, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. 2:17 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 700 block of West 21st Street. 7:37 a.m.: Caller reported a reckless driver, 1900 block of North Thornton Street. 8:11 a.m.: Caller reported a battery, 100 block […]

The most important guest at any wedding is …

I was thinking recently about a long-ago wedding — the one Jesus attended at Cana of Galilee, the same one in which he became the winemaker for the feast. And that reminded me of another wedding or two. I'm told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get married, they hitched a horse to the […]

Cats ease by Texico

If there were any concerns the Clovis Wildcats would play to the competition of Class 2A Texico, they were gone about three seconds in. That's when Kamal Cass scored a layup off the opening tip, part of a 9-0 burst to start the game as the Wildcats never looked back in a 78-54 win Tuesday […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Jan. 29

Boys District 3-1A Fort Sumner 72, Melrose 41 Melrose (6-13, 0-1) — Tanner Dickerman 4, Wyatt Williams 11, Colten Draper 8, Rowdy Allen 2, Brian Hemminger 7, Michael Weigl 9. Totals 14 11-20 41. Fort Sumner (12-5, 1-0) — Anthony Aragon 15, Garrett Hisel 7, Nate Maxwell 12, Nick Sanchez 11, Talen Crist 7, Hunter […]

Bond renewal would keep taxes the same

A bond election being considered by the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education would, if passed, would provide $20 million for the school district. It would also keep intact an existing property tax amounting to about 28 cents per $1,000 in assessed valuation, according to district officials. The board was given information on a potential […]

Police blotter – Jan. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls: Monday 2:32 a.m.: Caller reported narcotics in the area, near Thornton Street and Sycamore Street. 2:54 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 2100 block of South Prince Street. 8:10 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, 2000 block of Rierson Street. 8:12 a.m.: Caller reported a driver […]

Electoral college system obsolete

We were sure for an election spectacle both Romney and Obama backers were certain their polls and math, and only their polls and math, were right. Somebody had to be wrong, and it was Karl Rove and Donald Trump and their "unskewed" polls logic. Aghast at Barack Obama's re-election, Trump wondered how it could be […]

Report disputes cost of reservists

This time last year the Air Force unveiled a plan to cut Air National Guard strength by 5,100 members along with more than 200 Guard aircraft. They touted this as a reasonable efficiency, in part because Guard squadrons cost more to operate than active duty squadrons. That argument was dead wrong, says Maj. Gen. Arnold […]

Less regulation equals better government

New Mexico's been a state for more than 100 years. One might think we'd be organized by now, that the annual lawmaking get-togethers in Santa Fe would only be needed for tweaking or maybe addressing issues created by new technology. But as of last week, legislators in 2013 had introduced 557 bills intended to change […]

Websites down on Wednesday morning

Clovis Media Inc. websites will be off line for about two hours Wednesday morning. "The building that has our websites stored in it is having maintenance done on its electrical system," said Digital Web Specialist Philip Hall. Hall said workers anticipate the websites will be unavailable from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wind power discussion set for base

The 27th Special Operations Wing leadership at Cannon Air Force Base is hosting a meeting with local landowners at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss wind turbine development projects and proposals. While no specific proposals will be reviewed, wing leadership will provide detailed information on how Cannon evaluates potential projects, according to a press release from […]

CHS/Texico boys basketball capsule – Jan. 29

Texico (11-5) at Clovis (11-6) 7 p.m. today at The Rock On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9 Last time out: The Wildcats are coming off losing a weekend homestand, 75-54 against Class 5A top-ranked La Cueva and 68-66 in overtime against then-No. 4 Eldorado. Clovis remains eighth in this week's Maxpreps.com poll, while La […]

Legislator offers bill to define marriage

Republican state Sen. Pat Woods of Broadview says he believes in his heart that marriage should be between one man and one woman and has introduced legislation to amend the Constitution of New Mexico to state the same. "I just believe in my heart that's what the sanctity of marriage should be," Woods said Monday. […]

Business digest: Green program seeks applicants

The New Mexico Environment Department is accepting applications for the 2013 Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program. The program recognizes environmental and sustainability achievements of New Mexico organizations and assists members with goal setting and assessments. Last year, participating companies reported reductions of 3,060 pounds of hazardous waste; 573,374 pounds of solid waste; 340,000 gallons of […]

Police blotter: Jan. 29, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 4:57 a.m.: Call in reference to disturbing the peace, 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 7:41 a.m.: Call in reference to fraud, 3700 block of North Prince Street. 8:24 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 300 block of North Connelly Street. 8:38 […]

County employee charged with gas theft

A Curry County Road Department employee is being charged with embezzlement, accused of using a county charge card for personal purchases, according to court records. According to records: Ray Cordova was recorded on video Jan. 9 using a county charge card to purchase $80 of gasoline at Red Rock Oil in Clovis for a family […]

Guards injured in Tucumcari escape attempt

Two Quay County Detention Center officers were injured Sunday by an inmate attempting to escape, 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose said. Officers B.J. Angel and Anthonette Dabbs were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries and later released, said Don Rich, QCDC administrator. Rich said at 12: 15 p.m., inmate Noel Webb, 31, attempted without […]

Interactive: Super Bowl history

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