One size doesn’t always fit all

For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a barber, so son, too, had […]

No such thing as too much coffee

I don’t speak until I’ve had some coffee in the morning. And I don’t want any of that fancy schmancy lattee or whatever you call it. I want regular store-bought Folgers, thank you very much. They say coffee won the West. According to my cowboy father, that certainly was true in his part of the […]

Unprecedented terrorism taking root in Mexico

For months we’ve heard reactionaries call for sealing off the Mexican border, alleging that armed terrorists are, or could be, swarming across the border and putting Americans in danger. We’ve been among the many who have insisted that it just isn’t happening; in fact, some of the safest cities in the country are on or […]

Press release: Night work will be performed on Hull overpass

Hamon Contractors, Inc. will be performing night time operations to pour the bridge deck on the Hull Street Overpass. The pours will be on September 7th and 9th and will run from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the course of the pour overhead lighting will be used. The need for the night time […]

Press release: USAF proposes low altitude tactical training area

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force is seeking input regarding its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The LATN would provide airspace to operate C-130 and CV-22 aircraft for […]

Ticket feature: Bobby Vee returning to Clovis Music Festival

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Courtesy photo Musician Bobby Vee has played the Clovis Music Festival a handful of times and enjoys returning. Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University senior Kandace Padilla controls the ball during practice last week at the ENMU practice field. The Zias open their season on Sunday against St. Edward’s at Austin, Texas. By Clarence Plank PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take […]

James Bickley Elementary seeking mentors

Liliana Castillo Jim and Carolyn Shipley started mentoring at James Bickley Elementary School three years ago. The children keep them coming back. “I enjoy seeing the lights come on in their eyes when they learn something,” Shipley said. The Shipleys are two of the 27 volunteer mentors that provide one-on-one time for students who need […]

Clovis police to begin scrambling radio transmissions

Sharna Johnson After about six years in the works, Clovis police expect to begin scrambling radio transmissions in the near future. Police Chief Steve Sanders said the system has been tested and a few remaining things need to be worked out with dispatch. While he doesn’t have a specific timeline when the change will take […]

Education column: Students going green with conservation programs

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Ever had cookies baked in a solar oven? How about cooking your own solar personal pan pizza? Students in the Clovis Municipal Schools have. The CMS Energy Program and other energy conservation projects headed up by our own Mike Thomson, district energy manager for Clovis Schools, are teaching students about […]