Prep baseball summaries – April 5

Friday Texico 9, Capitan 8 Capitan 104 003 0 — 8 11 2 Texico 203 200 2 — 9 13 2 Tracker Bowen, Raul Villegas (6) and Jacob Wilcox. John Myers, Miguel Reyna (5) and Jonah Walls. W — Reyna. L — Villegas. Top hitters — Texico, Jaron Hill 3-5, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Gentry […]

Fire displaces family of six

An early-morning fire on Friday caused extensive damage to a Clovis home. The fire at 519 Merriwether started in or near an outdoor shed about 12:45 a.m. and displaced a family of six, Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said. No injuries were reported. According to Westerman: The fire spread from the shed to the two-story […]

Evolving pretense of objectivity

Conservative writer Michelle Malkin has a few words to say about words in The Associated Press stylebook. Here's a snippet from a recent column: On Tuesday, The Associated Press announced it is banishing the phrase "illegal immigrant" from its famous stylebook. The world's largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that "illegal" will "only refer to […]

Evolving pretense of objectivity

File this in the overflowing cabinet labeled: No Wonder the Mainstream Media Is Dying. On Tuesday, The Associated Press announced it is banishing the phrase "illegal immigrant" from its famous stylebook. The world's largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that "illegal" will "only refer to an action, not a person." AP directs writers not to […]

Laws do no determine right and wrong

Should "wrong" be illegal? Telling lies is generally acknowledged to be wrong, so should it be illegal to tell your wife she doesn't look fat in that dress when she does? Should it be illegal to tell kids Santa Claus visits them? When you criminalize everything you make it all subject to ridicule and increase […]

Upfront efforts key to reducing wildfire risks

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the old saying goes. Of course, folk wisdom doesn't always hold up when examined rigorously. When it comes to reducing damage from wildfires, however, it appears that prevention really does matter. A report — "Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon" — prepared after the devastating […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday evening at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library, and the following actions were taken: Clovis Christian fourth-grader Ariel Kokoricha was awarded a certificate of recognition for winning the 2013 state spelling bee. It was proclaimed that April will be "Great American Cleanup" month. It was Proclaimed that April […]

Police blotter – March 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:15 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 700 block of South Prince Street. 3:57 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 200 block of East Brady Avenue. 7:37 a.m.: Caller reported a vehicle theft, 1500 block of Cheyenne Trails. 10:09 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 400 block […]

Lady Cats fall to Cleveland

SANTA ROSA — Clovis High's softball team traveled a long way to take a thumping on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats met Rio Rancho Cleveland somewhat in the middle, at Santa Rosa, to make up one of the two games postponed by high winds earlier this season at Lady Wildcat Field. The Storm jumped on top […]

Portales resident critically burned in house fire

Pauline Johnson of Portales asked the community for prayers Thursday night while her daughter-in-law was being treated at a Lubbock hospital for burns suffered in a house fire earlier that day. Sharon Johnson, 63, who is wheelchair bound, had to be rescued by firefighters after her home on North Avenue B caught fire Thursday morning. […]

Affidavit: Witnesses saw Sena with knife

Gang influence and a girl getting hit in the face with a can of beer appear to have set off a deadly confrontation at a party Saturday at 14th and Reid streets in Clovis. A statement filed in Magistrate Court by investigators said it appears the homicide victim, 17-year-old Devin Saiz, died after Ricardo "Rico" […]

What’s happening – April 5

Friday New Mexico Championships USTRC Team Roping — 9 a.m., 1900 E. Brady Ave., Curry County Events Center. Free admission. Information: 935-7000. New Mexico Municipal League District Meeting — 10 a.m., Tucumcari Conference Center, 1500 E. Highway 66, Tucumcari. Information: 461-3064. Ribbon Cutting — 3 p.m., 507 County Road 8, Clovis, Freanna Original Yoghurt. Information: […]

Great American Cleanup Saturday

The Great American Cleanup is Saturday. This is a chance for area residents to help beautify the community by collecting garbage, according to City Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell. "I think people should take pride in their community and have a desire to see Clovis shine," Bizzell said. "The weather is supposed to be […]

Another explosive device in eastern New Mexico

SANTA ROSA — New Mexico State Police are investigating after an explosive device was found at a famous diving spot in eastern New Mexico. Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the state police bomb squad was called out to the Blue Hole on Thursday after a visitor noticed a suspicious device in the fresh-water spring. The park […]

Ticket Feature – Arsenic and Old Lace coming to Main Street

Arsenic and Old Lace will soon be on Main Street. The classic American drama, being put on by the community theater group Brickstreet Players, will provide entertainment for the entire family, according to director Jennifer Brandon. "It's a great play," Brandon said. "There is comedy. It's not something you have to analyze and really think […]

Intentions of city officials perplexing

Concerning the March 8 article headlined "Watchdog: City letter inappropropriate." Was it Ignorance, greed or sucking up to the governor? I don't know and I don't care. But I am getting a little tired of officials, including law enforcement, going along party lines and refusing to crack down on gun laws. I don't own a […]

Insights into multicultural lunacy

Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students." It's a 662-page textbook covering a range of topics from multiculturalism and home and family influences to student testing and school discipline. There's no way […]

Public safety should be high priority

Only in New Mexico, a state entering its 12th year of drought and experiencing conditions so dry it's too dangerous to conduct many controlled burns, could the Legislature take a proposed fireworks ban sponsored by a firefighter and amend it once, substitute it twice, and then let it die in committee. Get ready for one […]

Sirag homer helps Zias pull split

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman catcher Kyra Sirag went 2-for-3, including a three-run homer to hold off a Cowgirl comeback, helping the Eastern New Mexico University softball team defeated New Mexico Highlands 8-6 Wednesday afternoon to pull a doubleheader split at Brandt Field. The host Cowgirls held off a comeback in the opener and held […]

City to air gripes

A letter drafted by Mayor David Lansford, which outlines concerns with Great Lakes Airlines, is on the agenda for today's city commission meeting. If commissioners approve of the letter, it will be sent to Doug Voss, owner of Great Lakes, and Dennis DeVaney of the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Over the last 20 years the […]