CCC publication helps students exhibit work

By Emily Crowe STAFF WRITER From producing an online literary magazine to facilitating an old-fashioned book club, the Clovis Community College English department has been busy enriching the lives of its students. Gina Hochhalter, CCC English professor, said she founded Palabras in 2002 as a place for students to publish original research, essays, fiction […]

Testimony from Day 3 of Ricardo Sena’s murder trial

Additionally testimony from the third day of Ricardo “Rico” Sena’s murder trial Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse: • Jose Madrigal, 27, a friend present at the residence of Gerald Martinez the night of Devin Saiz’ death (March 29, 201), confirmed that he was the individual who fired 12 rounds from a Tech 9mm straight […]

Forensic pathologist: Victim stabbed in heart


By Alisa Boswell Staff writer Forensic pathologist Lori Proe testified Wednesday that Devin Saiz died from a single stab wound that pierced a portion of the Clovis teen’s  heart. Proe was one of nine witnesses to testify on the third day of Ricardo “Rico” Sena’s murder trial at the Curry County Courthouse. Sena, 27, […]

No regrets: Clovis mom feels having two children with autism ‘a blessing’


By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER When he was a toddler, Nathan Winters, now 5, began exhibiting mild developmental delays. He was initially enrolled in therapy for children with developmental disabilities. His mother, Mary Ann Winters, was referred to specialists in Albuquerque, who made a trip to Clovis to test Nathan for autism. The process […]

Education column: Honors banquet, art exhibit coming up

The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation is at it again, covering a lot of ground with wide-ranging activities and events that benefit students and staff. The CMS Education Foundation is a non-profit organization of citizens who share a vision of enhancing education in the community. The mission is to “provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire […]

Police blotter — April 24

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:14 a.m.: Shots fired, 1800 block of Mabry Drive. • 2:05 a.m.: Battery, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 7:16 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident with injuries, 2200 block of Mitchell Street. • 9:10 a.m.: Harassment, 300 block of Sandia Drive. • 9:50 a.m.: Criminal […]

What’s happening — April 24

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. (Power 2 Parents) parenting Seminar — 5:30 p.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 935-0211. Get Job Fair Ready — 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Resume help, interview skills, job search tips, Clovis Community College. Information: 769-4085. Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping — 8 a.m., Curry County Events […]

Defense: Suspect was protecting his sister

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
Marisa Martinez, left, uses a laser to point to an aerial photo of the intersection of 14th and Reid streets in court on Tuesday as she tells District Attorney Brian Stover where cars were parked the night of Devin Saiz death.

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer Defense attorney Gary Mitchell said Ricardo “Rico” Sena was merely attempting to protect his younger sister when a fight broke out during a party at a house on the corner of 14th and Reid streets in Clovis. The prosecution countered during Tuesday’s opening arguments of Sena’s murder trial that […]

Superintendent search officially opens

Terry Myers

By Emily Crowe Staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education begrudgingly accepted the resignation of Superintendent Terry Myers during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Myers, who has held the Clovis superintendent position for four years, confirmed in March he was resigning to take the superintendent position at Crockett Independent School District north […]

Growth committee discusses issue of disbanding

By Christina Calloway Senior writer The Local Growth Management Committee is questioning if there’s any further need for the group created to deal with growth and land use issues between area communities and Cannon Air Force Base. Now that a community partnership known as the P4 has been created to address similar issues, LGMC […]