Reader Reaction — April 18

We asked our Facebook followers, “What’s something every teen should know?” Some responses: • Savannah Borquez: Learn about building credit. • Laurie Birch Kennedy: The choices you make today will affect you tomorrow. • Resa Ann McCard: How to change a tire. • Sabryna J. Duran: Think twice. Babies aren’t easy to take care of. […]

Texico woman pleads in officer assault

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR A Texico woman shot by police after allegedly trying to throw bleach in an officer’s face pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree felony assault, according to Assistant District Attorney Matt Andrasko. Andrasko said Lisa Salguero pled guilty to aggravated assault upon a police officer with a deadly weapon, charges stemming […]

McGee: Those who don’t want to drink, don’t drink

This thing about whether or not the folks in nearby Muleshoe will have alcohol sales in their town is soon coming up before the voters there. I always thought if you want a refreshing libation you ought to be able to get one somewhere. If you don’t like booze, don’t buy any. But life is […]

In search of ponies: Dogs leave us with one glance

Somehow over the course of a few thousand years, dogs have managed to edge themselves into a pretty good spot when it comes to humans. While some species avoid or have altogether adversarial relationships with humans, dogs have managed to wiggle their way into human hearts to such an extent they are more often than […]

Pages Past — April 18

April 18 On this date … 1970: Harry Miller, who coached Eastern New Mexico University to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics basketball championship in 1969, accepted the men’s coaching job at North Texas State University. Miller compiled a 104-37 record in his six seasons at Eastern, taking the Greyhounds to the NAIA playoffs three […]

Baby boomer generation setting political course for nation’s future

By Rick Montgomery The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At some moment this year a U.S. baby boomer will die and, if census forecasts are right, the generation born between 1946 and 1964 will no longer be the nation’s largest. Won’t matter. Years after their millennial descendants overtake them in numbers, aging boomers […]

Police blotter — April 18

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations April 16. • 12:21 a.m.: Failure to comply, 21st and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard • 2:14 a.m.: Fraud, 1400 block of north Norris Street. • 5:20 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 220 block of Hickory Street. […]

ENMU grad graduates from light shows to economic development

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Editor’s note: Where are they now is a weekly feature updating the lives of Eastern New Mexico University graduates. As president of Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., part of Gary Tonjes’ job is to recruit businesses to locate in the city. His start as a recruiter began at Eastern New Mexico University, including serving as a […]

Commission adds $10K for senior meals

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER The Clovis City Commission picked up the check for senior meals to the tune of $10,000 Thursday night, giving the Curry Resident Senior Meals Association help rounding out the fiscal year. The meal site, which plans to make a request for another $10,000 from the Curry County Commission next […]

Thomas takes key to city

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER For the first time Clovis City Commissioners could remember, Joe Thomas cut out of a commission meeting early Thursday. Thomas, who retired Friday following more than 10 years as city manager, was awarded the key to the city as a final token of thanks for more than 42 years […]

Meetings watch

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Commissioners Randy Crowder and Tom Martin were not present. Action items below passed on 6-0 votes, unless otherwise noted: • Mayor David Lansford introduced the audience to new City Manager Larry Fry, who assumed duties Monday. Lansford said Fry came […]


For a cause … • The Clovis Meals on Wheels Arts and Crafts Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Christian Church. The fat lady’s singing … • The Santa Fe Opera tour lands in Clovis with a program of arias entitled “Written in the Stars.” It’s at 4 p.m. Sunday […]

Curry and Roosevelt rank high in health issues study

STAFF REPORT A new national health study ranks Roosevelt and Curry county high in the state for health issues but there are indications more work may be necessary. Results are part of the 2015 County Health Rankings, a collaborative project between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Results […]

Richards dubbed Muleshoe’s new superintendent

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER R.L. Richards didn’t become Gene Sheets assistant with the idea he’d one day replace the Muleshoe superintendent. It just worked out that way. And so, three years after he traded in his Texico green for Muleshoe black, Richards will trade his assistant superintendent position for the next one up […]

EPA orders Farwell to upgrade plant

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR Farwell is on notice it must upgrade its wastewater treatment plan. The orders to upgrade came from the Environmental Protection Agency, Mayor Joe Stanton said Thursday. The cost and how to pay for it, however, has yet to be determined, he said. The plant, Stanton said, hasn’t been updated […]

Avon lady was more than cosmetics

By: Audra Brown Country girls can get work done and look good doing it. Now, I’m about the furthest thing from an expert on the subject. (My version of that motto would end with “and read a book while doing it.”) But, there are more than a few ladies who do it all and do […]

2015 dubbed ‘Year of the Lilac’

By: Betty Williamson It might seem premature in April to slap a label on the whole year, but I am ready to offer up 2015 as the Year of the Lilac. Judging by the number I’ve seen (and best of all, smelled) in glorious bloom this year, it’s clear others share my appreciation of this […]

Well-rounded dogs club’s goal

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Mountain Cur Mattie Ross is just your ordinary house dog, relaxing in the sunshine in her back yard as owner Alison Hales scratches her ears — at least on most days. When the Blackwater K9 Protection Club meets on weekends, Mattie can turn from household pet into vicious attack […]

Pages Past: April 17

April 17 On this date … 1970: A tornado struck the Quay County community of McAlister, causing an estimated $1 million in damages, but no injuries. The Church of Christ sustained the most damage, losing its roof and glass from the windows. Officials also said fences, windmills and irrigation systems in the region were destroyed. […]

Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations April 15. • 8:52 a.m.: Dead on arrival, 1500 block of Comer Drive. • 11:12 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 11:56 a.m.: Criminal damage, 600 block of East Fourth Street. […]