Education column: Music touches students’ lives

Last Friday, while walking down the hall at Marshall Middle School, I heard beautiful music coming from the auditorium. Catching a glimpse of Keith Sacane, middle school band director — dapper in tux — heading inside, I peeked to see what was happening. A special event was under way, the "Southeast New Mexico Music Educators […]

Army recruiter accused of solicitation

A 26-year-old U.S. Army recruiter from Midland, Texas, was arrested Tuesday in Clovis, accused of using the Internet to solicit sex from what he thought was a 12-year-old girl. The girl was, in fact, a Curry County Sheriff's Internet Predator Unit decoy, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Arnold Gonzales is charged with felony […]

Police blotter – May 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:47 a.m.: Caller reported a female outside yelling, 900 block of North Reid Street. 5:47 a.m.: Caller reported a male in a wheelchair rolling backward in northbound lanes, 800 block of Manana Boulevard. 6:41 a.m.: Caller reported someone broke into her vehicle during […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: Allocation of an existing .25 percent gross receipts tax for street repairs. The money was freed up in part to the gross receipts tax created Jan. 1 solely for the Eastern New Mexico Rural […]

Thursday morning briefing: Spring sing, the Maypole’s here and from sea water to blood

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Spring sing Something special at Eastern New Mexico University's annual Spring Choral Concert 7 p.m. today. The program is a musical celebration of New Mexico's centennial and features guest soloist Kim Josephson, who has performed more than 200 times at the Metropolitan Opera. It all happens at […]

Fishing report - May 2

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 will […]

CHS seniors take turns breaking record

Although they don't look intimidating at 4-11 and 5-feet tall, Clovis High seniors Maddie McNaughton and Gladys Miranda are giant killers when it comes to distance events in track and field. This year both girls set the CHS school record in the 1600 meters. Miranda set it first at Alamogordo on April 20, and four […]

Draper, Spiller lead ENMU track teams

CANYON, Texas — Senior Daniel Draper threw a season-best 210 feet, 5 inches to win men's javelin and senior LaDawn Spiller earned an NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying mark in women's long jump, highlighting Eastern New Mexico University's performances in the West Texas A&M open track meet on Friday and Saturday. Spiller finished third […]

Ex-CHS receiver drafted by Dolphins

Former Clovis High wide receiver Rashard Matthews was taken in the seventh round of the NFL draft, with the 227th pick, on Saturday by the Miami Dolphins. Matthews, who played one year for the Wildcats and had 43 catches for 839 yards and 12 touchdowns, played collegiately at Nevada. Last fall, in his senior season, […]

Hounds add third California juco signee

With most of the team's top scorers lost to graduation, Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach Andrew Helton is continuing to hit the California junior college ranks in search of replacements. Helton signed Rafael Love, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard-forward from College of the Canyons, to a national letter of intent for next season. Love, […]