Clovis blaze may be arson

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Fire Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office suspect arson caused a Tuesday morning blaze near the corner of 21st and Sugarbeet on the northeast end of Clovis. “The fire was suspicious and will be treated as such until proven otherwise,” said Capt. Karen Burns of the Clovis Fire Department. […]

Patriot Act supporters make about-face

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico In 2001, a columnist for the conservative magazine National Review wanted to know why Democrats were shutting out top Justice Department officials from hearings dealing with the Patriot Act, and its impact on civil liberties and American freedoms. Byron York wanted to know why Viet Dinh, who helped draft the […]

Clovis is no stranger to housing booms

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The story will conclude next Wednesday. Clovis’ biggest boom in housing projects started during the middle of World War II. An acute housing shortage in Clovis had been recognized by the federal government because of “increased war activity” in this area. The Clovis […]

Hey, computer illiterates, this is fun

Leonard Pitts Jr. It is spring. I walk into my home office ready to work. My computer is not. It seems to have smoked crack overnight and will not function, despite repeated rebooting, several sharp slaps to the CPU and curses upon the name Bill Gates. I call technical support. Technical support explains that I […]

Eastern’s Touchstone earns academic honor

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University junior Ty Touchstone remembers getting a “B” — once. “It was a class for citizenship (in grade school),” he said. “But I don’t really count that.” Touchstone has had nothing but “A’s” through four semesters at ENMU, where he also plays free safety for the Greyhounds in football. […]

Lady Cats ride defense past Hereford

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn goes hard to the hold during Tuesday’s game in Hereford. Hilburn finished with five points. Photo by Rick White By Rick White HEREFORD — There have been two constants this season for the Clovis Lady Wildcats. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana is carrying the offense with her 3-point shooting and the […]

Sophomores settle in for Lady Cats

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Jessica Russell slips past Roxanne Luera for layup last week during Clovis’ practice. Russell is one of four sophomores playing a prominent role for the Lady Wildcats. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White It took a while for sophomores Tori Quintana and Brittany Blackmon to find their comfort zone in last week’s season-opener. […]

LCU’s 3-point barrage dooms Hounds

By Rick White LUBBOCK — Turns out three was a bad number for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. The Lubbock Christian threesome of Brandon Jones, Mario Muzurovic and Eric Sheets combined for 12 3-pointers as the Chaparrals handed Eastern its third-straight loss, a 77-73 setback Monday night at Rip Griffin Center. Eastern coach Shawn Scanlan […]

Big stores have not hurt Clovis’ shops on Main St.

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Victoria (left) and Giavanna Scarafiotti shop for gifts for family members Monday at the Main Street Crafters Mall. Victoria, who lives in Grants, was visiting her sister Giavanna, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University. CNJ photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina While most of the new businesses coming to Clovis recently have located […]

Friends say accident victims were ‘careful’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Members of the motorcycle club to which Timothy “Patch” Lasiter and Johnnie “Dutch” Vankleeck belonged said they couldn’t believe the two were killed in an early Sunday morning crash. Both belonged to different chapters of the “Brotherhood of 74” motorcycle club, named for a type of Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Lasiter was president […]