ENMU anniversary to continue into Dawg Days events

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s administration said the school’s yearly celebrations will get a blast from the past as it celebrates 80 years starting this week. The school will kick off festivities starting with Friday’s summer celebration, which will be sponsored and broadcast by an Amarillo television station. The party […]

Mementos, volunteers sought for Lyceum Theater

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Clovis MainStreet began its first phase of renovations on the 94-year-old Lyceum Theater this June. Renovations include cleanup, window repairs, interior painting, and added lighting.

Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Once a performance space and a site for the silver screen, the 94-year-old Lyceum Theatre is at the center of an open call — not for actors, but for mementos, donations and volunteers. Despite its history and significance — the Lyceum once welcomed the likes of Gene Autry, Will Rogers and John […]

About 370 attend deputy’s funeral

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New Mexico State Police believe a “medical episode” contributed to the death of De Baca County Democratic candidate for sheriff, Deputy Mylessa Denny, pictured here with Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders, left.

Staff report About 370 people, including 60 uniform officers from across the state attended the funeral Monday of De Baca County Sheriff’s Deputy Mylessa Denny, according to Juan Chavez, funeral director at Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. Denny’s funeral was at the Fort Sumner Schools football field. Denny, 39, was found unresponsive outside of […]

Questions raised about motel’s fire alarm system

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About 20 to 30 guests were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported in a Wednesday morning fire at Tucumcari's Hampton Inn.

Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The New Mexico Fire Marshal’s office is continuing its investigation into a blaze that destroyed Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn hotel July 16, as concerns voiced by some of the evacuated guests have raised questions about the motel’s fire alarm system. One of the owners of the Hampton Inn, Neil Patel, said alarm inspection […]

What’s happening — July 23

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Social Media with Pam Atherton — 9 a.m. to noon, Clovis Community College’s Business Enterprise Center Board Room. Workshop costs $30. Information: Dianna Thompson, 575-769-4136. Public Works committee meeting — 8:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Economis Development Tax Advisory Board meeting — 7:30 […]

Today’s lesson: Food beats technology


Hi, I’m probably a little later than I should be for check-in,” I said. “That’s not much of a problem today, Mr. Wilson,” the agent said. “The flight is running about 50 minutes late right now.” I had an hour to kill, so I figured I’d let my friends entertain me, and tell me a […]

Police blotter — July 23

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:10 a.m.: Chest discomfort, 800 block of North Lea. • 12:16 a.m.: Reckless driver, U.S. 60/84. • 12:24 a.m.: Breathing problems, 400 block of West Plaza Drive. • 12:34 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 1200 block of Peacock Plaza. • 1:41 a.m.: Assault, 300 block […]

Data: City water usage down


By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Plentiful rains have lowered the daily water usage in Clovis the past 2 1/2 months, according data from the city’s water provider. Lower than average temperatures have also helped the city conserve water, according to Brian Daly, EPCOR Water District Manager. Statistics provided by EPCOR show that Clovis used […]

Business feature: Pest control business booming

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Fly and mosquito populations in Clovis have grown in the wake of increased precipitation. Local pest control services are keeping busy spraying and laying traps for the crawling insects that have started to invade homes and businesses to escape flooding.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Local pest control services are dealing with an assortment of insects and small animals invading local homes, businesses, and agricultural areas as a result of recent rains. Lee Ann Davis, district supervisor for Southwestern Pest Control, said the pests this summer are those found in moist, humid conditions. “Field […]

Facial hair aspirations may be in vain

Kitsana Dounglomchan

During the air show at Cannon Air Force Base in May, there was a pilot that had one of the best mustaches I’d ever seen. He’s one of those guys that looks like he can grow a full beard overnight. I even overheard a female officer tell him, “That has to be one of the […]