Agencies prep for fire season

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor The first day of April is getting off to a hot start with a red flag warning and howling winds, low humidity and warmer air mean fire season is just around the corner. According to Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Montie Powell, the fire department prepares for fire season […]

Residents, businesses looking at flood insurance hike

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Residents and business owners in the Clovis flood plain will be hit with National Flood Insurance Program rate increases starting today. The president signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 into law last March, which repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act […]

Internet helps solve fig mystery

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor While waiting for the oven to finish my dinner, I took a brief trip online to find a friend had photographed his dessert. I normally abhor such things, but he had a blueberry Newton. Wait, what? I had no idea these existed. I knew of the standard fig variety, and […]

Officials divided on par-3 golf course

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer The fate of one recreational area in town is causing a rift between some city officials. At the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee meeting on Monday, things got heated between committee members regarding the future of Hillcrest Park and whether the par-3 course should be preserved. One of the […]

Elida opting out of spring break

Staff report Elida Municipal Schools has decided to opt out of including a spring break in its schedule this year. Superintendent Jim Daugherty said the decision was based on a combination of testing and school activities pushing the break so far back into the school year. “Last year when we were looking at our school […]

Roosevelt sheriff’s office attempting to conserve electricity

Staff report The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office will be closing its office doors on Fridays for the next two months to conserve on electricity costs. Sheriff Malin Parker said deputies will still be out on patrol on Fridays; the administrative office just won’t be open for business. “We don’t know that it will make much […]

Music on my mind

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Music is on my mind. I seem to sing often at work lately, and not because I like to whistle while I work, but because many little things set off a song in my mind. One day one of my students was singing a song by one of my old […]

We should celebrate eccentricities in our lives

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor Sometimes when people ask me what my tattoo means, I will brace myself for an unpleasant conversation — you never know who may be opposed to  equal rights. My tattoo is a simple, small equal sign that cost me around $70 and half an hour at a Knoxville, Tennessee, tattoo […]

Pages past — April 1

On this date … 1975: Texas International Airlines announced the end of its four-month strike and said most of its flights would be operating again by week’s end. That included TIA service to Clovis Municipal Airport, said Jim Malloy, chairman of the Clovis Civil Aviation Board. 1965: Eastern New Mexico had a new club — […]

Easter services

• Assembly Of God Good Friday 7 p.m. Easter Sunday 10:45 a.m. Bethel Assembly of God 1521 Norris Information: 575-762-6155 • Calvary Chapel Clovis Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1320 W. 21st Information: 575-218-5701 • Central Baptist Easter Sunday Morning worship 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 2501 N. Morris Information: 575-762-4727 • […]

Police blotter — April 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 9:36 a.m.: Dead on arrival, 1100 block of Oakhurst Road. • 10:38 a.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 10:41 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1400 block of Sheldon Street. • 10:43 a.m.: […]

What’s happening — April 1

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., Room 512 Information: 575-769-4001 Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Clovis Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., The Lunch Box, 321 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-3435 Thursday Pre-K Story Hour — 10:05 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 City Commission — […]

Bill could mean alcohol delivered to doorsteps

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer A bill recently passed by the New Mexico legislature could have alcohol going straight to customers’ doorsteps. The bill, introduced by New Mexico Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pinto, allows for the delivery of alcohol with a purchase of $20 worth of food in local districts that vote to approve […]

Ghosts in downtown theater probably friendly

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer I was invited to tour the inside of the Mesa Theater on Main Street yesterday. It’s a beautiful 90-year-old building with rich history, and while I was admiring the grand space my guide dropped a bomb on me – there are ghosts in the theater. I’m not sure if she […]

Committee considers parks concepts

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Committee members considered the future of Hillcrest Park at the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meeting Monday. Consensus Planning out of Albuquerque presented two Hillcrest Park Master Plan concepts for the committee to discuss. The 10 to 15 year plans were based on results from the parks survey and […]

Police blotter — March 31

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 8:57 a.m.: Parking complaint, 200 block of Rosewood Drive. • 11:46 a.m.: Theft report, 200 block of Almond Tree Lane. • 2:06 p.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 2:09 p.m.: Fraud, […]

Pages past — March 31

On this date … 1975: Two men wearing blue ski caps and armed with a small revolver and a knife robbed the Seafood Shop at 1005 W. Seventh in Clovis about 9 p.m. One of the robbers put a knife to the throat of waitress Debbie Beanudet. Another waitress, Ann Meador, was told to empty […]

United front can make Congress tremble

By Tom Philpott Military update The Military Coalition can make Congress tremble from time to time, by presenting a united front of millions of members from more than 30 military associations and veterans’ service organizations in support of, or opposition to, legislation impacting military folks and veterans. That lesson was learned by budget committee chairmen […]

Commissioners approve budget adjustments, amendment

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor Curry County Commissioners approved three action items Monday during a special session. The first, was a request from Finance Director Carol Pipes to approve a resolution for budget adjustments in the state Foster Grandparent Program. “All this is, is a decrease in the amount of funding,” Pipes said. “It’s […]

Letter to the editor — March 31

‘Party girls’ also bear responsibility The recent media coverage on college fraternity misconduct has brought focus on only one side of the two-sided, male/female coin. This saga is the culmination of the evolution of a series of poor judgments on both sides of the coin. If we reflect on history, dorm rooms and frat houses […]