Cannon's command chief says farewell

"I've never understood how some leaders believe that the way to lead effectively is by talking down to people or being overtly rude and condescending, as if they are better than their followers" said Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief. "In my years as an enlisted airman I've found that […]

Movie schedule: June 1

Friday 7 p.m. — The Cabin in the Woods, R Saturday 4 p.m. — The Pirates! Band of Misfits, PG 7 p.m. — The Five Year Engagement, R Sunday 4 p.m. — The Pirates! Band of Misfits, PG 7 p.m. — The Cabin in the Woods, R Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: June 1

Friday Club Membership Drive Through July 12 The Landing Zone Junior Golf Clinic Registration through June 15 Whispering Winds Golf Course Book Over to Bowling Through Aug. 15 Cannon Library Nature Photo Contest Through June 30 Community Center Paintball Trip 4 p.m. Youth Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone Pizza and Funny […]

Press release: Jury delivers guilty verdicts in Wal-Mart stabbing

Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Guadalupe Murillo, age 32, was found guilty by a Curry County jury of two counts of felony Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and one misdemeanor count of Unlawful Possession of a Switchblade. On August 14, 2010, at approximately 7:30 pm, Carlos Lopez […]

No arrests in Clovis shooting incident

No arrests have been made and no suspects identified after neighbors reported multiple gunshots fired at a Southwest Clovis home on Wednesday night. CMI photo: Gabriel Monte Police surround a house on the 1100 block of Dusk Street Wednesday night. Neighbors reported multiple gunshots fired at a Southwest Clovis home. Police made no arrests after […]

Two Wildcats earn baseball honors

Clovis junior Tyler Greene was a second-team selection as an outfielder and pitcher on the Class 5A all-state baseball team selected by state coaches. Junior third baseman Joe Shelley also earned honorable mention for the Wildcats. Carlsbad shortstop-pitcher Jared Meek was named player of the year. New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-state baseball teams […]

Fishing report – May 30

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. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Fishing report – May 30

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. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Education column: Students shine at gifted showcase

Just before school was out, Zia Elementary held a special event: the 2011-2012 "Gifted Showcase, Learning On Display — A Museum Experience," held in Zia's atrium and nearby classrooms. Facilitated by Rene Hedemann, special education gifted and talented teacher at Zia, the event showcased the work of Hedemann's third- through sixth-grade gifted students. Just more […]

Ticket feature: Oasis State Park hosting annual concert

Oasis State Park is getting set for its seventh annual Old Tyme Music Concert. Courtesy photo The Triple L Band will be part of a benefit concert 7 p.m. Saturday at Oasis State Park. The event, a collaboration of the park and Friends of Oasis, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the park. The […]

Budget breakdown

We sat down with Jose Cano, chief financial officer for Clovis Municipal School District, and asked him to explain the district's $90 million fiscal year 2012-2013 budget in layman's terms. One of the highlight's of the budget is a 2.5 percent pay increase for all school employees next year, the first in nearly four years. […]

Xcel officials say customers won’t suffer blackouts

Xcel Energy officials are confident their Texas and New Mexico customers will be all right, even with the possibiilty of rolling blackouts in the Texas energy grid, but noted that conservation is always helpful in the heat of May through August. "It's a little bit down from where we were last year," Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Education digest – May 31

Texico student awarded scholarship Texico High School student Claudia Campos received a $2,500 college scholarship from Yucca Telecom and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's Foundation for Rural Service, according to a Yucca Telecom news release. According to the news release: The Foundation for Rural Service scholarship program awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships to rural […]

Police blotter – May 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported two males knocked on her door then stood in the driveway for a time, 1900 block of Fairfield Avenue. 1:30 a.m.: Caller reported loud music in the area, 1000 block of North MLK Boulevard. 8:29 a.m.: Caller reported a […]

Curry County sample ballot

2012 New Mexico primary election Tuesday Polls open 7 a .m. to 7 p.m. Curry County ballot All precincts unless otherwise indicated U.S president Democrat Barack Obama Republican Ron Paul Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney Rick Santorum U.S. senate Democrat Martin T. Heinrich Hector Balderas Republican Heather A. Wilson Greg Sowards U.S. representative, District 3 Democrat […]

Texas primary election results (statewide)

Texas primary results Tuesday Republican President Mitt Romney — 995, 949 Ron Paul — 172, 459 John Davis — 4,684 Charles "Buddy" Roemer — 4, 704 Rick Santorum — 114, 973 Newt Gingrich — 67, 888 Michele Bachmann — 12, 327 Jon Huntsman — 9, 507 Uncommitted — 61, 290 U.S. senator David Dewhurst — […]

Voters should look past attacks

First, let me be clear: I do not believe it is right for political party officers and elected officials to take sides in a contested primary. I have represented New Mexico as a state representative for nearly 18 years and I am both honored and blessed to serve the best constituents in our great state. […]

Editorial: Labor rules would stifle future farmers

W hen talk turns to regulations, it's all too frequently only the extremists — those braying for more or those bellowing against any — whose voices are heard. But occasionally it's the common sense of those in the middle that advances or slows the rule-making, as was the case with the U.S. Department of Labor's […]

Editorial: Public officials make puzzling statements

Three eyebrow raisers from this election season: Gov. Susana Martinez's aggressiveness in promoting Republican Angie Spears over Republican Pat Woods in the state Senate race has surprised and frustrated GOP leaders on the east side of the state. As best we can tell, Woods and Spears have the same views on the issues and neither […]

Team loyalty should have rewards

Things are good for me as a baseball fan. The Texas Rangers are leading the American League West, and until Monday night Josh Hamilton had more homers than the San Diego Padres. My Rangers have not always been good. I accept this as the ebb and flow of sports, and enjoy my team during both […]