Pages past — Aug. 23

On this date … 1964: Clovis city officials announced the Hull-Brady bypass was open to traffic and the final phase of construction would begin in about a week. The final phase consisted of placing “asphalt concrete” on the road, according to project supervisor Joe Nail. 1957: A 12-year-old Clovis boy picked up for taking a […]

Airman found dead in base housing

Staff report A Cannon Air Force Base airman was found dead in base housing early Thursday, a news release from Cannon reported. The airman’s name was being withheld until 24 hours after family has been notified, the release said. The body was found about 8 a.m. Capt. Neil Samson, with Cannon public affairs, said he […]

Bikers to visit for anti-bullying event

Staff report Bikers from across the U.S. are expected to arrive in Clovis this weekend to participate in the city’s “Bikers Against Bullying” event. According to a press release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, bikers riding solo or in groups will ride to raise awareness against bullying on Sunday. In Clovis, the event […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

During Thursday’s meeting, the Clovis City Commission recognized the July 2014 Yard of the Month recipients. Owners of residential and commercial yards from each city district were eligible for the distinction based on how well their respective yard was maintained. Honorees received a certificate along with landscaping tools. July’s Yard of the Month recipients are: […]

Water authority members back conservation plan

By Vanessa Kahin Staff reporter Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority agreed to support Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s initiative aimed to help conserve the Ogallala Aquifer in New Mexico during a regular meeting Thursday morning at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. Lansford has discussed the New Mexico Ogallala Preservation and Conservation […]

Five things to know about animal rescue

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Wendy Turner, founder of Wendy Saves Dogs and secretary of Health and Human Services at Eastern New Mexico University, plays with a recent rescue she and her mother took in from Dallas. Turner said the number of animals in need of rescue could be cut significantly if more people had their pets spayed and neutered.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Animals young and old are in need of rescue across Roosevelt and Curry counties according to local animal rescue organizations. Reasons for rescue can range from families that have to give up pets because of a move to animals that are neglected or injured. Local representatives from Hope Defined […]

Religion feature: Ruidoso pilgrim takes journey through Spain


Visitors to Ruidoso are familiar with the racetrack, the golf courses, the gambling halls. While enjoying the cool mountain breezes, they might also have dined at Log Cabin, the town’s popular breakfast headquarters. Blain Dern, who will be 78 in January, started the restaurant in 1989 and sold it to daughter Michele 10 years later. […]

Snakes most often encountered without useful tools

Some of the most interesting stories you’ll hear told over a stiff cup of coffee are concerning the many and varied encounters a person has had with a rattlesnake. The first thing you need to understand about rattlers, is that there are plenty of ‘em and being aware of that, folks generally come prepared. You […]

Pages past — Aug. 22

On this date … 1971: Police were looking for four men accused of attacking a Clovis couple and stealing $87 as they walked through an alley in the 100 block of Connelly Street shortly after midnight. The couple told police they were walking home from a bar at 221 W. First. No serious injuries were […]

Religion digest — Aug. 22

New associate pastor joins church Brother Eli Hita is the new associate pastor at the Living Word Church. Hita completed a law degree from St. Mary’s University before joining the church. He is being mentored by Pastor Dave Stevens. He is looking forward to starting a weekly Spanish service at the church. Religion Digest is […]

Police blotter — Aug. 22

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:13 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 2500 block of Sheldon Street. • 12:39 a.m.: Reckless driver, Mabry Drive and Prince Street. • 1:05 a.m.: Door knockers, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. • 4:33 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 200 block of Saturn Circle. • 7:53 a.m.: […]

What’s happening — Aug. 22

Saturday Heartbeats of Love for Hanna Benefit Concert — 3 p.m. (CDT) (Auction) 5 p.m. (CDT) (Music), donations accepted, City Park in Muleshoe. Sunday Ride for Bully Awareness — 11:30 a.m. registration begins at Walmart parking lot, 1 p.m., ride will start. Information: Monday Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., City […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library’s north annex. The only item listed under new business on the agenda is a request for approval of one representative to serve on the Water Policy Advisory Committee. Under proclamations, awards and presentations, the agenda states there will be a: • […]

Roden-Smith gift shop closing doors

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
The Roden-Smith gift shop will shut its doors next month due to the retirement of the store’s owners. The pharmacy will remain, while Paradise Market will absorb the gift shop’s 17,000 square feet during a four-week renovation in October.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Roden-Smith Pharmacy started nearly 60 years ago just after World War II as a drug store. After two changes of address and countless products and services, it will survive as a pharmacy as its adjoining gift store will close its doors at the end of September. “It’s been a […]

Students challenged to commit to graduation

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Lakeisha D. Lobstein, president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Tau Nu Chapter, gives a presentation Wednesday as part of the Community College Completion Corps — or C4 — challenge at Clovis Community College.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff reporter Short-term deadlines such as homework, midterms and arranging next semester’s classes may detract students from their long-term, light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel goal: Graduating. To keep them on track to achieving academic success, Clovis Community College students had the option of signing their name on a banner Wednesday as part of the Community […]

County manager: Tres Amigas past due on franchise fee

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor Superstation Tres Amigas is more than a month past due paying Curry County its $35,000 annual franchise fee, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle said he sent a letter Monday to Tres Amigas CEO David Stidham reminding him of the debt after the company failed to respond to […]

Education column: Students, teachers eager to begin school year

There’s nothing like the beginning of a new school year. It all begins a week or two before students arrive. Teachers arrive to set up their classrooms, attend workshops and meetings, and prepare for the new year. This year was no different in the Clovis schools. The first week back for teachers culminated in our […]

Letter to the editor — Aug. 21

People’s wishes must be considered I am not a Curry County commissioner until Jan. 2, but I told my constituents I would ask their opinions on important issues. Presiding commissioners have  approved a notice of intent to increase gross receipts taxes by .25 percent. This increase, according to financial advisor Rob Burpo, is necessary to […]

Pages past — Aug. 21

On this date … 1965: The emergency room at Clovis Memorial Hospital was being misused as an extension to the physician’s office or as an outpatient clinic, the hospital’s administrator and board chairman claimed. They said the hospital saw 6,050 patients in its emergency room in 1964, but only 25 percent of them were “true […]

Education digest — Aug. 21

ENMU graduation hour requirement being reduced Eastern New Mexico University is reducing the number of hours required for graduation for the majority of degree programs from 128 to 120 hours, starting with the fall 2015 undergraduate catalog, according to a school press release. Jamie Laurenz, vice president for Academic Affairs, said the objective for this […]