Citizen wants referrendum on strip club

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer The Curry County Commission was asked by a resident why a referendum has not been called in regards to the possible and much-disputed gentlemen’s club. Also, the commission approved pay raises Friday for elected county officials and county employees. “This so-called gentlemen’s club bothers me,” said resident Bill Thompson […]

Border Town Days draws old faces and new

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin photo
Nine-year-old Haija Rose of Farwell plays water wars during a Day in the Park, at Border Town Days on Saturday afternoon in Farwell.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer “Coming back to our roots” — this his how Jennifer Robinson of Farwell described attending the Border Town Days celebration Saturday. “We come out here every year,” said Robinson, who recalled attending the event as a child. She brought her own children to this year’s event — 2-year-old Elijah […]

Dog found suffering from chemical burns

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Frank, a pug found Tuesday night, suffered chemical burns to his head, eyes, neck, and right ear. Rescuers are sending Frank to a pug specific rescue center in Denver, Colorado, where he will undergo surgery before being given to foster parents.

Staff report A dog suffering from chemical burns was found wandering the streets of Clovis Tuesday evening, according to Cindy Clayton of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue. The 2-year-old pug was discovered near the Prince Street overpass and was brought to Precious Paws on Wednesday evening, Clayton said. The dog, which Clayton named […]

City seeks citizens with financial know-how

Staff report The city of Clovis seeks four financial whizzes to help make decisions concerning the city’s revenue. One Clovis resident from each of the city’s commission districts has a chance to be part of the city’s Revenue Review Committee. The committee helps make recommendations to the commission regarding city revenues. Citizen members of the […]

CIDC taking business needs survey

Staff report The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will be taking a survey to determine the needs of local businesses, according to a Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release. The survey will be conducted in conjunction with CMM Enterprises as part of the Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program. According to the release, the same […]

Volunteers sought for ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

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Families with the Cannon Air Force Base Spouse’s Club build boxes for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign scheduled for Saturday.

By Josh Lucero Staff writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico is gearing up for its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign and needs volunteers in Clovis and Portales. Patricia Bazar, 2-1-1 coordinator for United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the campaign only has six volunteers signed up, with three in Portales and three […]

Police blotter — July 27

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:06 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Hull and Seventh Street. • 12:40 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamines, 13th Street and Edwards. • 1:40 a.m.: Breathing problems, 1700 block of Curry Road 6. • 2:06 a.m.: Domestic, 9300 block of Connecticut Court. • 2:33 a.m.: Battery […]

What’s happening — July 27

Today Circle of Love Team Roping — 1 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-935-7000. Monday Free Foreclosure Workshop — 6 p.m., New Mexico Legal Aid Office, 400 Pile St., suite 401. Information: 505-814-6669. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. […]

Real climate strategy means clean coal

If you believe that advances in clean coal technology can play a pivotal role in preventing the worst effects of climate change — and I do — then you’ll be interested to know that America is well-positioned to take the lead on multiple fronts. Rather than despairing about global warming and hoping for magical solutions […]

80 years, immortality and snake dancing

David Stevens

By David Stevens Editor Eight things you might not know about Eastern New Mexico University, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year. • Actor-musician Ronny Cox — the ill-fated dueling banjo player in “Deliverance” — may be Eastern’s most famous graduate. He finished up in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction. […]