More than half of Clovis schools earn passing grade

By Christina Calloway Staff writer With more than half of Clovis schools earning passing grades issued by the state’s Public Education Department Thursday, Superintendent Jody Balch is applauding successes but is plotting on how to bring all the schools above passing. “We want to increase our scores across the board but we also want to […]

What’s happening — July 25

Today Clovis Community College Labor Management Relations Board meeting — 2:30 p.m., Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-4033. Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Clovis Carver Library North Annex. Saturday Free Movie (Ender’s Game)— 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. End of Summer Bash and 1K Kids Fun Run — 10 a.m., […]

Police blotter — July 25

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:14 a.m.: Possession of marijuana, 400 block of North Thornton Street. • 12:44 a.m.: Larceny, 15th and Cameo streets. • 3:15 a.m.: Burglary in progress, Cameo and 11th streets. • 3:15 a.m.: Pedestrian on roadways, 11th and Connelly streets. • 7:20 a.m.: Threats, 900 […]

Witness recounts night of killing in mental assessment hearing

By Steve Hansen STAFF WRITER Scott Day said he was awakened by his adoptive brother Tony shortly before midnight. “I did it,” Tony, then 14, said, according to Scott’s testimony Wednesday in a hearing on Tony Day’s murder case. “I killed Sherry.” Sherry Folts was Tony Day’s first victim of that fateful night of […]

Trial ends in hung jury

Staff report A four-day trial of a Clovis man accused of two counts of rape and one count of tampering with evidence ended Monday with a hung jury on one charge and not guilty verdicts on the two others, according to defense attorney Jennifer Burrill. Darrian Equia, 20, was charged with two counts of criminal […]

Latest water rights contract up for review

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer A new and potentially final contract for a $1.86 million water rights purchase between the city and farmer J.L. Wall is expected to be discussed today by city officials. The revised contract will be reviewed by the Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) during its meeting at 7:30 a.m. […]

Police blotter — July 24

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:51 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, Mabry Drive and Wallace Street. • 1:55 a.m.: Fire/regular response, 1700 block of North Axtell Street. • 7:46 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, 4900 block of Mabry Drive. • 8:52 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 1000 block of East Brady Avenue. […]

What’s happening & Border Town Days kicks off Saturday

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Kristi Carson of Lubbock, far left, sits with members of the Farwell class of 1993 on a float in the 2013 Border Town Day Parade

Border Town Days kicks off Saturday The 48th annual Border Town Days event will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday with a bicycle contest. The big parade will follow at 10 a.m. starting on Griffin Street in Texico. There will be a BBQ immediately following the parade at the Farwell City Park. Border Town Days is […]

Food bank hosting End of Summer Bash

Staff report The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is hosting an End of Summer Bash and 1K Kids Fun Run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Registration is 10 a.m. and the race will start at 11 a.m. The race is for children ages 5 through 12 The fee is $10 […]

Commission holding special meeting

Staff report The Clovis City Commission will have a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. The meeting is called to discuss an evaluation of City Manager Joe Thomas, as well as a possible water rights purchase that would aid Cannon Air Force Base. These items appear on the meeting’s […]