Fair figures slightly off

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Ricky Burns, 16, of Texico, places potted plants onto a trailer Sunday as he cleans up the Curry County Fairgrounds after the conclusion of this year’s fair. A little more than 27,000 people attended the fair this year, organizers say. By Janet Bresenham Curry County Fair Board president Buddy Vaughan said Sunday he and the […]

Library going digital

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Marisa Yanez, 13, foreground, and Eddie Enriquez, 14, background, both of Clovis, use Internet terminals at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler These days at Clovis-Carver Public Library, if you see a line of people sitting on the couches, it’s not that patrons have settled down read their books — or […]

Counselor hopes to start gang intervention program

Clovis will soon have a new program designed to combat gangs, according to a psychotherapist who already works with the Pathway House in Clovis. Known as “New Mexico New Start,” the organization will be run by Julian Gomez, who came to Clovis on Aug. 8 to introduce a former gang member from Los Angeles who […]

Police Blotter 8/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report that a man was running around the area of Brady Avenue and Tennessee Street in his underwear; a second caller advised that the man was sitting on top of a barbed wire fence and […]

Sale cracks quarter million mark

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Jennifer Blackburn, 16, of Grady, left, and Laiken Crist, 12, of Clovis, right, wait to show their lambs as Delanie Crist, 10, of Clovis, center, gives her lamb a kiss at Friday’s Junior Livestock Sale at the Curry County Fair. . Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham For Laiken Crist and her friends Kayla […]

County fair finds fans

By Janet Bresenham As with many people who attend the annual Curry County Fair, Tamie and Montie Powell know what they like, even if they like it for different reasons. “I like to eat,” Montie Powell said. “I like to visit,” his wife said. They both agreed that being at the fair provides a great […]

Turtle race enchants children

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Darrian Davis, 2, left, and his sister, Skylar Davis, 9, both of Clovis, watch their turtles crawl around after Saturday’s turtle race at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham Three-year-old Glen Southard jumped up and down and shouted, “Go, go, go, go, go!” as he watched his turtle crawl toward […]

New school year, returning career

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Mary Finifrock de Perez, a third grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School, unpacks books in her classroom Friday at the school. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Mary Finifrock De Perez is a teacher who never stops learning — or, apparently, teaching. After working in the Clovis Municipal School District for 28 years as […]

Q&A with Brian Bentley

Brian S. Bentley, 53, was recently named new administrator at Plains Regional Medical Center. He will take over his duties Sept. 1. Q: Where do you call home? A: We’re coming to Clovis from Merced, Calif. I grew up in Southern California, but I think of Arizona as my home. Q: What was your job […]

Vaccines required for school

A part of getting ready for school means making sure student vaccinations are up-to-date, local health and school officials say. All students are required to provide proof of up-to-date immunization for school attendance, Clovis school officials said in a recent press release. All students entering kindergarten and seventh-grade are required to have started the three-dose […]