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 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

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
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 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 […]

Police blotter — July 22

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:55 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 200 block of Wallace Street. • 6:31 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 6:57 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 2400 block of Ross Street. • 7:10 a.m.: Burglary […]

What’s happening — July 22

Today Riders on the Orphan Train — 7 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis Municipal Schools board meeting — 5:30 p.m., 1009 Main St. Information: 575-763-4300. Wednesday 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 […]

Japanese dance performance debuts at ethnic fair


By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer The cultural diversity at the 19th annual Ethnic Fair Saturday at Hillcrest Park was exemplified by Lyuba Johnson — a native of Ukraine who prompted the event’s traditional Japanese dance performance. Johnson, whose husband is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, performed Bon Odori — traditional dances from Japan […]

Enthusiasts swap stories at airport fly-in


By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Whether they flew in, drove in, or simply walked in, community members swapped stories about their planes and cars Saturday during the annual Clovis Municipal Airport Fly-In at the Clovis airport. Pilots few in and showed off their planes;  car enthusiasts brought unique, vintage vehicles. Joe Wood brought his […]

Officials considering sexually-oriented business ordinance

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer A possible city ordinance proposed by Clovis High School teacher Sheri Carpenter continues to incite discussion among city officials, who plan to consider the ordinance in further depth in early August. Although the proposed Clovis Gentlemen’s Club is within the confines of Curry County — and not in the […]