Ethnic fair a cultural showcase

Staff photos: Douglas Clark 
Addison Dominguez, 7, offers a Bollywood dance interpretation during the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair Saturday at Hillcrest Park.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer With the theme “We Are The World” serving as the backdrop, the 25th Clovis / Curry County Ethnic Fair culminated a week’s worth of activities with a vast array of events Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The Roy Walker Community Center hosted a series of cultural workshops throughout the week […]

Officials: Zika mosquitoes no reason to panic

By Anna George Staff Writer Mosquitoes with the ability to pass the Zika virus have been found in the Portales area. But it’s not a reason to be fearful, according to state health and local agricultural officials. Patrick Kircher, the Roosevelt County agriculture agent, compares the news  announced last week to West Nile concerns […]

Pages past — July 24

On this date … 1971: Mariachi music filled the air at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The community was celebrating its third annual Fiesta de Portales. Manuelito and Gabriel Cordova were among the younger performers. They lived at 1108 N. Abilene in Portales. 1961: Lynn Berry, 7, and his brother Glenn, 3, were pictured on the […]

Police blotter — July 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 3:50 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 4:14 a.m.: Battery, 1400 block of North Norris Street. • 6:11 a.m.: Burglary (commercial), 100 block of East Sixth Street. • 7 […]

Events calendar — July 24

Monday Movie Monday: “A Goofy Movie,” G — 1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Big Kids Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday Wrap-up […]

Meetings calendar — July 24

Monday Commission on Older Adults — 4 p.m. Baxter-Curren,  908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Parks, Recreation and Beautification — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Clovis-Carver Library Board — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Texico City meeting — 6:30 p.m. City […]

Clinton chooses Sen. Kaine

By Ken Thomas and Alan Suderman The Associated Press TAMPA, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, “I’m thrilled to tell […]

Q&A: New librarian in Clovis open to new programs


Sara Williford is the new adult services librarian for Clovis-Carver Public Library. She answered questions about books, the library and what patrons can expect in the coming months: What are some of your favorite books? Oh, that isn’t an easy question. Do we go back to “Little House on The Prairie,” which started it all? […]

Berry: Ready for Pokemon after snipe hunts

I had thought I might enlist Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry to help me hunt Pokemons, but he seems to not be very interested. He might change his mind if he knows how good I will be at it. I have a lot of experience with that type of hunting. My first […]

Johnson: Two primates show affinity for alcohol

Images of staggering monkeys and swaying elephants are nothing new in pop culture and, for decades, depictions of drunken animals have worked their way into entertainment. Human opinions are mixed — some want nothing to do with it, others enjoy it — in the animal world, however, human contrived depictions aside, there has long been […]

Pages past — July 23

On this date … 1966: Hillcrest Park was a regular gathering for teenagers in search of food and entertainment. The Challenge to Youth program held several “Hootennany” events during the summer, complete with hot dogs and musical entertainment. The crowd, which usually featured more than 100 youth, enjoyed singing along to “Michael, Row the Boat […]

Clovis Adopt-a-pet

Shepherd mix
Age: Young adult
Sex: Female/not sterilized
Color: White/tan
Size: Medium

The Clovis Animal Shelter at 22013 East Brady Avenue, has multiple animals for adoption. Cost for a dog or cat is $165, which covers the animal’s sterilization, microchipping and initial vaccinations. New pet owners can also pick up a free pet license at the animal shelter with proof of a rabies vaccination. The shelter is […]

Defense attorney: Judge’s comment not appropriate

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER A magistrate court judge’s comment following a jury trial could impact future trials, a Clovis defense attorney is alleging. Jennifer Burrill, who represented a woman acquitted of shoplifting and battery, said Magistrate Court Judge Richard Hollis made the comment Monday after the jury’s verdict. Burrill said Hollis announced in […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners were present; Mayor David Lansford did not attend. All items on the consent agenda passed 8-0. • Plains Regional Medical Center representatives Terri Marney and Vince DeFranco presented T-shirts and a check from funds raised in the third […]

Zika transmitter ID’d in Roosevelt County

Staff report Aedes albopictus, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Roosevelt County, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Health. This is the first time the mosquito species has been identified in Roosevelt County, though it has been found in Curry County and other […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

At the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting Thursday in Elida, Chairperson Gayla Brumfield gave her report, expressing a positive outlook on the Ute water pipeline project. After attending a Water Trust Board meeting, Brumfield said that she “felt like they’re on board.” “We’ve really tried to create this foundation that if they have […]

Study: Binge drinking in NM high school students down

By Anna George Staff Writer The number of New Mexico high school students who binge drink and smoke has decreased in the last 10 years, according to a study released by the New Mexico Department of Health this week. The Youth Risk and Resilience Survey, done through the NMDH and the New Mexico Public […]

More than $1,000 of items stolen from salon

Courtesy photo 
Hair stylist Lisa Morales said she lost more than $1,000 worth of equipment in an overnight theft discovered Thursday morning.

Staff report Lisa Morales’ phone rang at 6 a.m. Thursday with bad news. Someone had broken into her Clovis shop, Lasting Impressions Salon. When Morales arrived at her small Sixth Street salon, she found her door off its hinges, shattered glass and more than $1,000 worth of items missing. Blowdryers, scissors, clippers and a computer […]

Plenty to do on fair’s final day

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer With a myriad of cultural workshops throughout the week now in the books, the 25th Clovis / Curry County Ethnic Fair culminates Saturday with a wide array of activities at Hillcrest Park. The fair is sponsored by the City of Clovis, local businesses, veterans organizations and the New Mexico […]

Faith: Churches opening doors to Pokemon trainers

Staff photo: Ryan Galloway
Seth Herman, left, and his brother, Caleb Herman, use their phones to hunt for virtual Pokemon outside of Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis. The brothers helped organize the Pokemon Go gathering to be held tonight at the church.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer You won’t find Pokemon mentioned in the Bible, but you can find them at church. When Clovis’ Trinity United Methodist Church Pastor Amy Jordan discovered her church was a “PokeStop” featured in the phenomenon of Pokemon Go, she decided to take full advantage of it. The mobile-app version of […]