Meetings Watch: Apri 4, 2013 Clovis City Commission preview

The Clovis City Commission will hold a meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss the following: Approval of a letter written by Mayor David Lansford addressed to Great Lakes Airlines. The letter discusses the airline's service to Denver. Request approval for HDR Engineering Inc. to design a […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College board of trustees took the following action at its Wednesday meeting: The board approved an open meetings notice resolution, complying with New Mexico statutes requiring an annual resolution. The act also requires a calendar of meetings adopted annually. Regular meetings for the board are generally scheduled for 8 a.m. on the […]

Three-way battle at QB for Hounds

For three seasons, the Eastern New Mexico University football program pretty much knew what it would get from the quarterback position with Wes Wood. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Greyhound defensive coordinator Oliver Soukup directs defensive players Wednesday morning during the Greyhounds football practice at the Greyhound practice field The Muleshoe product has now graduated, […]

Man accused of stabbing arraigned

An emotional arraignment of accused killer Ricardo "Rico" Sena ended in tears and sobbing after his fiance apologized to more than two dozen members of the victim's family jammed into the courtroom. Ricardo "Rico" Sena Sena, 26, is charged with the first-degree murder, accused of the stabbing death Saturday of 17-year-old Devin Saiz. No plea […]

Post office processing changes coming earlier than planned

A U.S. Postal Service official confirmed it will be realigning its Clovis mail-processing operation sooner than was originally planned, sending the operation to Lubbock in this year instead of 2014. USPS spokesman Peter Hass said the exact date the alignment will take place has not been determined. In all, 54 similar alignments across the nation […]

Fishing report – April 5

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — We had no reports […]

Assault advocate names 'unnamed conspirator'

The recording crackles to life. Hundreds of heads shift in unison, angling their ears toward the overhead speaker. A woman's voice reverberates throughout the room, barely audible above the white noise in the background. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker Anne Munch, a nationally renowned prosecutor and sexual assault prevention advocate, spoke to […]

Vietnam book writing proves cathartic

Writing a book about his experiences in Vietnam proved cathartic for Harold L. Thrasher. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Harold L. Thrasher, a Marine infantry rifleman in the Vietnam War, reads an issue of Leatherneck Magazine Monday at his home office. Thrasher said his self-published book "Suicide Charlie Brothers Never Forgotten" provides a first-hand look […]

Vietnam book writing proves cathartic

Writing a book about his experiences in Vietnam proved cathartic for Harold L. Thrasher. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Harold L. Thrasher, a Marine infantry rifleman in the Vietnam War, reads an issue of Leatherneck Magazine Monday at his home office. Thrasher said his self-published book "Suicide Charlie Brothers Never Forgotten" provides a first-hand look […]

Commentary: Welcome home, Vietnam veterans

Last year, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Beginning Memorial Day 2012 and continuing through Nov. 11, 2025, federal, state and local officials will continue to honor, through various ceremonies and activities, all of our Vietnam veterans —our fallen, wounded and unaccounted for, Prisoners of War and […]

Final flight, aircraft's legacy

As day broke to the east, crew members with the 318th Special Operations Squadron made preparations for the final two C-145As to depart the flightline for the last time at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force aircrew members with the 318th Special Operations Squadron prepare […]

Diamond Sharp airmen: Top troubleshooter

Editor's note: This feature is the 20th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class […]

Prevention best tool against bullying

Clovis Municipal Schools takes bullying very seriously. Bullying is a challenge that commonly crops up in schools everywhere. It used to be that when a student went home, they could at least be granted reprieve from bullying behaviors. Now, however, with kids perpetually plugged in electronically through social media and cell phones, it becomes increasingly […]

Tornado exercise tests readiness

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal A medical first responder simulates emergency extraction of an infant dummy from a vehicle during a base tornado exercise March 25 at Cannon Air Force Base. While the events and scenarios of the day were staged for base personnel, the simulations provided realistic training for members […]

Police Blotter: April 4, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:21 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute in progress, 1300 block of Peacock Plaza. 12:26 a.m.: Caller reported a missing person, 1500 block of Echols Avenue. 12:26 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 1600 block of Wallace Street. 1:23 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary in […]

Community assessment survey launches today

The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment survey is scheduled to launch today at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal The Air Force Community Assessment survey provides feedback for Cannon to help implement improvement programs and services that support members of the Cannon community. This year's theme is "A […]

Base hosting sex assault awareness events

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker U.S. Airmen stationed at Cannon Air Force Base prepare to cross the finish line during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K March 29 at Unity Park March. Throughout the month, airmen and civilians have the opportunity to take part in activities geared toward promoting sexual assault education. […]

Color run adds fun to fitness

U.S. Air Force photo: 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell Participants throw colored powder into the air after they complete the Color Run 5K March 23 in Lubbock. Air Commandos from Cannon Air Force Base and members of the surrounding communities came together for the race. What were once clean, white T-shirts became plastered by a tornado […]

Fighting Obesity in America

According to the Center for Disease and Control, 35.9 percent of American adults age 20 and over are obese. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Commandos receive a chance to learn about better eating habits at the "20 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables" seminar March 28 at Cannon […]

Lady Rams notch 12-2 win over Lady Cats

The Portales Lady Rams got a quick start Tuesday night, then erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to hand Clovis High a 12-2 softball loss at Wheeler Park. Freshman Kiersten Ramirez tossed a six-hitter for PHS (4-3) in a game called in the bottom of the sixth inning on the 10-run […]