Road construction this week

Area road construction information for this week: City of Clovis K. Barnett and Sons is continuing construction on Llano Estacado Boulevard, east of Prince Street and South of Norris Street between Lowe's Home Improvement and the roundabout. Seek an alternate route if possible. Curry County Curry Road 6 between Curry Road E and Stateline Road […]

Fallen heroes

Curry County's Fallen Heroes The following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime. 1916 Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa Everett Fitzhugh World War I William Galloway Glen Harris Henry "Tex" Huff Charles Ledbetter Dean Lucas Verdie J. McReynolds Glen Snodderly Rayne Vivard Charles Williams Charles Wilson World War […]

Police blotter – May 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 2:01 a.m.: Caller reported her house broken into through a window, 1400 block of Sheldon Street. 2:53 a.m.: Caller reported a van parked in front of a business with sliding doors open, 700 block of East Grand Avenue. 3:50 a.m.: Caller reported a […]

Q&A: Clovis native talks about rodeoing at Mesalands

Clovis native Hayden Moore always loved rodeoing. When college time came up, he decided winning didn't sound that bad, either. Hayden Moore Moore, who turns 19 on Wednesday, is a freshman at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari and competes on the rodeo team. The 2011 Melrose High graduate will be one of 10 MCC students […]

Dead heat

Nine days before primary elections, a Clovis Media Inc. poll shows one of the most hotly contested state races is in a dead heat. Angie Spears, left, and Pat Woods Although the final tally of the poll shows state Senate District 7 Republican candidate Angie Spears with a slight lead over Pat Woods — 38 […]

ENMU’s Draper 13th in javelin at nationals

PUEBLO, Colo. — The third time didn't prove to be the charm for Eastern New Mexico University's Daniel Draper. Draper, a senior from Moriarty, competing in his third consecutive NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championship in men's javelin, finished 13th out of 16 contestants with a throw of 196 feet, 9 inches. […]

Ticket feature: Tops in Blue performing Monday

Some of the red, white and blue's most talented active military, Tops in Blue, will perform in concert Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. Courtesy photo The Air Force's Tops in Blue show will make a tour stop 7 p.m. Monday at Marshall Middle School Auditorium. The free concert, scheduled for 7 p.m., is the second […]

McGee: Didn’t think twice about pushing the limit

Someone was on Facebook asking: "What's the fastest you've ever driven?" Some were reluctant to answer, basically writing, "I'm not making that public." Others wrote of rocketing down the highway as fast as 150 mph. Me? Oh yeah, I remember where and when I hit my highest speed ever. It was one night long ago […]

In search of ponies: Not all bugs created equal

The programing starts in childhood, after all, what's not to like about the school year ending? But that's not the only reason summer is a favorite time of year. Warmth, long days of glorious sunshine, swimming and other outdoor activities, brightly-colored plants and beautiful skies — the reasons are endless. But perhaps best of all, […]

New park making a splash

Plenty of items are still to be fixed at the Hillcrest Park Splash Park — including the addition of new fencing and the removal of signs from the city's Play, Inc. era. But after eight months of work, the functional parts of the facility are ready, Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said, for a […]

Be mindful of what you say online

Operational security (OPSEC) is the safeguarding of information that, if disseminated to the general public, could cause a threat or bring harm to military personnel or property. This is not only something to keep in mind while deployed, but an action that should be taken seriously at all locations, even home. "Our stateside mission affects […]

Cannon loadmaster AFSOC award recipient

Tech. Sgt. Taylor Glass, an M-28 loadmaster with the 318th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base has been nominated at the Air Force level for the 2011 General Robert "Dutch" Huyser Award. USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stands […]

Levitow memorial unveiled

Members of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base piled into a room in their squadron building to await the unveiling of a memorial they worked more than a year to bring about. Alisa Boswell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton attended the unveiling of memorial dedicated to […]

Cannon observes National Police Week

USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Adam Dederick, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, checks his watch May 14 before the reveille ceremony in honor of National Police Week at Cannon Air Force Base. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement […]

Commentary: Don't be afraid to seek out assistance

Suicide doesn't care about age, race, religion, gender — it's across the board. Within the Air Force, troops old and young are committing suicide at alarming rates and we have to get this issue under control now! The concepts we keep trying to drive home regarding wellbeing won't sink in if the people speaking about […]

Fluoride plays role in cavity prevention

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring element present in rock formations that when subjected to water flow, like in a stream or lake, breaks up into the water system. The percentage of fluoride in the water depends on the amount being dissociated from the rocks and the volume of water present. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons […]

Movie schedule: May 25

Friday 7 p.m. — The Lucky One, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — The Three Stooges, PG 7 p.m. — The Lucky One, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — The Lucky One, PG-13 7 p.m. — The Three Stooges, PG Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's happening: May 26

Friday Hearts Apart 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Teen Scary Movie Night 8 p.m. Youth Center Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes Monday Memorial Day Nine-Hole Scramble 5 p.m. Whispering Winds Tops In Blue 7 p.m. Admission is free Marshall Auditorium Tuesday Zumba 10 a.m. and 5 […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: So long, Cannon

I am sad to say that this will be my last column in Cannon Connections. Our family is moving to Hill Air Force Base near Salt Lake City, Utah, and our packers come tomorrow. I am nowhere near ready for them. I am actually sad to be leaving Clovis, this place I have called home […]

Holiday closings – Portales

The following Portales businesses will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday: Eastern New Mexico University Portales Municipal Schools Los Abuelitos Senior Center J.P. Stone Community Bank US Bank Wells Fargo City of Portales offices Portales Public Library Portales Recreation Center Roosevelt County offices Roosevelt County Magistrate Court U.S. Postal Service Portales News-Tribune Portales […]