Education digest: March 29

Alumni will be honored Clovis High alumni will be honored during the he Purple Pride Hall of Honor Banquet 6 p.m. April 14 at Clovis Civic Center Clovis High School Hall of Honor 2012 inductees are: Judge Robert Brack Jack Bresenham Kendra Merritt Doyel Tom and Gail Martin Jana Stanfield Norman Vohs Tickets: $35 each […]

Clovis students immersed in testing

Third-grade math Clovis school students are taking state mandated tests this week that assess reading, writing, math, science and social studies proficiency. The Standard Based Assessments began March 20, for elementary students and Tuesday, for grades 10 and 11, according to district test coordinator, Carrie Nigreville. Test scores will be used to rate each school's […]

Police blotter: March 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 12:45 a.m.: Call in reference to a vehicle accident with injuries. Debris is all over the road and the vehicle is turned upright, State Road 467. 1:04 a.m.: Caller reported his mom has been missing for three or four months, 500 block of […]

Ticket feature: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors to take stage

Clovis, known widely as an Air Force town, is getting a visit from some very boisterous Army members. Courtesy photo The U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. Those members, 19 in all, comprise the Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors, set to perform a free concert next […]

Remembering the battle of Glorieta Pass

On this day 150 years ago the most significant Civil War battlefield in New Mexico and the Southwest was finally quiet. Three days of back-and-forth bloodletting at the Battle of Glorieta Pass was over. By the end the South narrowly remained on the field after the North moved back down the valley. But the Confederate […]

Cosmetics company starts trial runs

A new cosmetics company is producing a trial run of cosmetics, the first step in what it hopes will be hundreds of jobs for Clovis. Beauty Health and Science Innovations — the result of merging Los Angeles-based COBE Chem Labs and Minneapolis-based Z. Bigatti — announced in November it had selected Clovis for its manufacturing […]

Thursday morning briefing: Guns and knives and a community concert

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Guns and knives The Clovis Lions Club Spring Gun & Knife Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Clovis Civic Center. Admission $5, children under 12 free with adult. Community music The Clovis-Portales Community Orchestra Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at […]

Fishing report – March 28

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Remember: April 1 is the beginning of the […]

Weary Wolverines fall to Clovis JV

The idea of playing a team like the Clovis junior varsity is normally a good thing as far as Texico baseball coach Ty Thatcher is concerned. CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis junior Kole Glover gets a base hit during Tueday's game against Texico at Bell Park. He just wishes Tuesday's game at Bell Park might […]

Clovis’ Dawson 1st-team all-state

Junior guard John Dawson, who helped Clovis High's boys win the District 4-5A tournament championship and reach the Class 5A state semifinals, has been chosen to the 5A all-state first team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. CMI file photo Junior guard John Dawson helped the Clovis High Wildcats reach the the semifinal […]

Cattle industry still hurt by dry period

The New Mexico cattle industry remains in a holding pattern, crippled by an extended dry period that has dried up feed sources. File photo Conditions with cattle feed are no closer to improving, according to local cattle ranchers. Clovis Livestock Auction representative Rustin Rowley said without significant rain, cattle liquidation will only increase because of […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Civil Aviation Board

The Clovis Civil Aviation Board met Tuesday at City Hall. During the meeting: Cannon Air Force Base Capt. Jason Ward delivered a presentation on midair collision avoidance. He went over different aircraft, and their locations and altitudes for training, and noted airspace areas with different levels of restriction. The main point of the presentation was […]

Allergy season hitting early

Allergy season has hit the High Plains early with a watery-eyed vengeance, according to officials. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Hot, dry weather has caused area trees to bloom early, affecting allergy sufferers across a large region of the southern United States. The annual onslaught of pollen and dust is about a month early. Dr. […]

Jack Williamson Lectureship gearing up with new panels

Science fiction buff Debbie Lang is having a difficult time choosing which panels she will attend at Eastern New Mexico University's 36th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship. File photo Science fiction author Michael Cassutt spoke at last year's Jack Williamso Lectureship luncheon. Cassutt talked about how science fiction is changing in the modern times. This year's […]

Service members earned low fees

A House subcommittee expected to vote soon on whether to recommend raising retiree TRICARE fees sharply over the next five years heard some compelling testimony against the move last week. Retired Air Force Col. Steve Strobridge, co-chair of The Military Coalition, a consortium of 34 military associations and veterans groups, traded debate points with Dr. […]

Track officials should address safety concerns

The nation's horse-racing industry could become a ward of the federal government due to reported safety concerns involving its golden egg, the horses. Five of seven tracks at the head of this safety shortfall list are in New Mexico. The New York Times recently reported an average of 24 horses die each week at U.S. […]

What’s happening – March 28

Today Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., 321 Connelly. Jail bond forum — 11:30 a.m., Grady Senior Center, 104 W. Main, in Grady. Information provided on $9.3 million jail bond issue that goes before voters April 3. Information: 763-6016 Toddler Time story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Thursday Selecting, Installing […]

Police blotter – March 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 7:33 a.m.: Call in reference to a vehicle's windows that were shot out last night, 1000 block of Sandia. 7:47 a.m. Caller reported her vehicle's back window was broken out, 800 block of West Plaza. 8:05 a.m.: Call in reference to a driver's […]

Press release: Udall talks health care, horse racing

WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today discussed the benefits that New Mexico is already seeing from the Affordable Care Act and shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court's hearing of oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the law. He also addressed the issue of doping and breakdowns in horseracing […]

Press release: Clovis banker honored

(Farmington) – Jim Sours, Market President of US Bank in Clovis, was named "Ag Lender of the Year" by the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico (ICBA/NM) at the 2012 Ag Lenders Conference which was held last week in Ruidoso. Sours was chosen to receive the award by a group of his peers after […]