Speech class promotes critical thinking

In addition to the core classes offered at Clovis High School, also offered are a considerable selection of elective classes that provide a variety of skills and knowledge for students. In addition, some of these actually directly prepare students for the workplace with certifications, such as the culinary arts program ProStart (http://www.nraef.org/ProStart), under the direction […]

Caution best way to ward off flu, diseases

Our region is in the throes of death-by-disease. So far the seasonal flu virus has taken three lives in El Paso and five in New Mexico. And it's not just here. Higher-than-usual numbers for the flu have been reported nationwide. Most victims have been elderly. All five flu deaths in New Mexico were to people […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Jan. 22

Boys Fort Sumner 51, Texico 42 Texico (10-4) — Justin Rucker 1, Gentry Doolittle 4, Kendall Naceanceno 10, Jonah Walls 7, Rollin Harris 2, Miguel Reyna 11, BJ Griego 4, Mitchell Pennell 2. Totals 17 6-14 42. Fort Sumner (11-4) — Anthony Aragon 8, Garrett Hisel 5, Shilo Boyle 9, Nick Sanchez 11, Talen Crist […]

ENMU/WT basketball capsules – Jan. 23

Men West Texas A&M (11-5, 3-5 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (6-10, 3-5) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710 Last time out: Both teams lost on the road on Saturday, WT at Tarleton State 65-50 and ENMU at Texas A&M-Commerce 84-77. Last year: WT beat the Greyhounds twice in […]

Clovis rides 9 3-pointers to down pesky Portales

PORTALES — Portales girls coach Clay Stout knew he was taking a calculated risk, playing a box-and-one defense against Clovis High sophomore Danni Williams. The Lady Rams made it tough on Williams and, for a long time, the Lady Wildcats. But a 3-pointer by senior guard Miranda Loera opened a seven-point margin at the half, […]

Clovis board eyeing possibility of $20 million bond election later this year

As part of a long-term plan to implement a cycle of annual bond sales and a bond election every fourth year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education looked at the possibility of a $20 million bond election later this year. The bond election item was not an action item for the regular board meeting […]

Ago Expo info available availabale

The 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo is set for Feb. 19-20 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, according to a Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce press release. The two-day event is sponsored by Plateau and Dairy Farmers of America and will be dedicated to the memory of longtime Ag Expo Committee member Frankye King, who […]

Torres waives arraignment on addition charges

Accused child killer Noe Torres waived his arraignment Tuesday on additional charges against him in connection with the 2005 shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to Curry County District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said a grand jury on Jan. 11 indicted Torres on conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit shooting in to […]

ENMU students Gun control not answer

Guns on a school campus once seemed unimaginable, but now seems more common after Tuesday's melee at a Houston campus, which involved a shooting that injured three. Tuesday's incident and other recent school shootings as well as gun control were topics of discussion for Eastern New Mexico University students as they wondered about a possible […]

UNM architect students lend hand to downtown vision

When Mark Childs visited downtown Clovis 10 years ago, he saw potential. Childs returned to Clovis last week with 15 University of New Mexico graduate students to study the architecture of the historical Mesa, State and Lyceum theaters on Main Street. The professor of architecture at UNM is leading a joint class project between UNM […]

Police blotter – Jan. 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 7:15 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 1400 block of Kingston Avenue. 9:22 a.m.: Caller reported a battery, 900 block of Edwards Street. 11:57 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 800 block of West 21st Street. 1:38 p.m..: Call in reference to disturbing the […]

How Do You Feel About Growing Older?

January. I think of it as a birthday month. My dad's. My oldest granddaughter's. And mine. Last weekend we helped celebrate that sweet little beauty's sixth birthday. My own 56th was a week earlier. Fifty-six is not all that significant a milestone, though I've noticed that a lot of survey-type forms bump people into another […]

Conspiracy theorists at it again

I know some stupid people. I know some Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists. But I repeat myself. A Google search would indicate growing claims there was no shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the interviews and funerals were performed by "crisis actors" the government hired … all to rally support for gun control. Regarding such claims, Daily […]

Veterans pilot program good investment

Among several bills in the New Mexico legislative hopper is one that would fund a pilot program to help New Mexico veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder. After more than a decade of war and as the U.S. presence in Afghanistan starts to wind down, hundreds if not thousands of veterans are returning home with […]

Airmen uneasy over budget talk

Unbending politicians who hold defense budgets hostage while refusing to cut a deal to address the nation's debt crisis are putting at risk the readiness of America's armed forces. That's what the Joint Chiefs warned last week in a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. "We are on the brink of creating […]

CHS/PHS girls basketball capsule

Clovis (15-1) at Portales (11-5) When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Radio: KCLV-FM 99.1, KSEL-FM 105.3 Last season: The Lady Wildcats swept PHS, winning 50-33 at the RAC and 51-49 at The Rock. Last time out: Clovis, ranked first in Class 5A, completed a two-game weekend sweep in Albuquerque with a come-from-behind […]

Maxpreps.com state prep basketball polls – Jan. 21

Boys Class 5A 1. La Cueva 12-1; 2. Atrisco Heritage 10-3; 3. Sandia 11-3; 4. Eldorado 10-3; 5. Hobbs 12-3; 6. Valley 11-3; 7. Las Cruces High 10-5; 8. Clovis 11-4; 9. Albuquerque High 8-6; 10. Volcano Vista 7-7. Class 4A 1. Roswell High 14-1; 2. Capital 13-2; 3. St. Pius 10-4; 4. Albuquerque Academy […]

CHS swim teams perform well despite lack of numbers

ALBUQUERQUE — If they were awarding team titles based on points per swimmer, Clovis High coach Vincent de Maio thinks his teams might have challenged for championships on Saturday in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. As it was, the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats did well in 20-team competition, the eight-person boys squad finishing sixth with 448 […]

Water main blows at golf course

Built up pressure in old pipes caused a sprinkler system water main to blow early Monday morning at the Colonial municipal golf course, according to course employee Rob Lonsinger. Reader-submitted photo A water main blow at Colonial Park Golf Course made its way down Norris Street Monday morning. Water from the flooding made its way […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building, 1009 Main St. Agenda items include: Introduction of a resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond. Travel requests from the Clovis High School Freshman Wildcadettes, dance teams for Yucca and Marshall middle schools and the CHS […]