Officer foils burglary

A Clovis police officer foiled a burglary Thursday morning while on patrol. Around 10 a.m., Detective Charlie Aguirre was in the 200 block of Ninth Street when he noticed a car parked in the alley, said Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said Aguirre decided to make sure everything was all right and came upon two women […]

Special Olympics holding fundraiser

The Clovis Special Olympics is hosting the second annual “Life’s A Pitch” corn bag toss tournament 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park, according to a news release. The event will benefit the Clovis Special Olympics team to help pay travel and operating expenses. Special Olympics provides year-round training and sports competition for children and adults […]

Comic changes coming

We know change is hard. But after more than a decade of nearly the same Sunday comics lineup, we believe it is time to introduce some new features. Beginning Sunday, old standards such as Peanuts, Doonesbury, Dennis the Menace and others will be replaced by characters and storylines we think are more relevant to the […]

Press release: Man convicted of first-degree murder in Portales

Old Timers event celebrates early settlers

They gather to remember towns that once dotted northern Curry County and the families who founded them. The 73rd Northern Curry County Old Timers Day will take place Sunday in Broadview. The event is a celebration of families who homesteaded in northern Curry County and formed towns such as Bellview, Hollene, Grady and Broadview. Many […]

Meetings watch: Eastern NM water authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning in Melrose. Here’s a report on the meeting: • John Ryan, a federal consultant for the project, said he is hoping for an appropriation of $2 million to $4 million in the 2011 federal budget, and is hoping to ramp up appropriations and construction with […]

Reader submitted: Wildcat marching band begins competition season

It began with long, hot 12-hour practice days in July. The days turned into weeks of marching and learning the music. Finally they were ready. This coming Saturday, the Clovis Wildcat Marching Band takes to the competition field for the start of the 2010 season. Once again, they will start the season at the Tumbleweed […]

Clovis firm awarded $6.1 million base contract

The Department of Defense has chosen a Clovis construction company to create a 242,000 square foot load apron for the AC-130 aircraft. Nick Griego and Sons Construction has been awarded a $6.1 million construction contract for the apron, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Work will include a concrete pad over […]

Clovis Business Awarded Construction Contract for Improvements at Cannon Air Force Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that Nick Griego and Sons Construction, Incorporated, of Clovis, has been awarded a $6.1 million construction contract to make improvements at Cannon Air Force Base. The funding will be used to construct a 242,000 square foot AC-130 load apron, which will make it easier to load and […]

Police investigating child abuse cases with critical injuries

Sharna Johnson Police are investigating unrelated child abuse cases that resulted in two infants being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said both children, a 1-month-old girl and a 6-month-old boy, are at a Lubbock hospital with poor prognosis from doctors. Interviews are being conducted and arrests are expected in both cases […]