Column: Political parties losing support

As we recently sat on the balcony of his rented condo overlooking Lake Conroe near Houston, my brother and lifelong Republican Bud Sloan surprised me by saying that he was now an Independent. I asked why. "Social issues mostly," he said. "Also an erosion of some of our basic freedoms under the Bush administration. I […]

Editorial: Travel vouchers more dangerous than Perry’s gun?

G ov. Rick Perry's habit of carrying a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun while jogging would be useful information to anyone contemplating doing him harm. Perry hasn't been shy about letting the world know this important detail. The spending of tax money on his travel security detail has been judged an entirely different matter — by Perry, […]

Residents dedicate war memorial

A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. CMI photo: Alisa Boswell From left to right, Portales High School 1958 graduates Linda Haines, Jack Woodul and Joe Harrell raise the flag Saturday at a dedication of the War Memorial in front of the […]

Candidate Q&As: State representative, District 64

Clovis Media Inc. contacted candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to June 5 state primary elections. In State Representative District 64, Anna Crook and Wade Lopez are the candidates in the Republican primary. The winner faces no Democrat opposition in the general election. Candidates were asked the same questions, and […]

Portales war memorial dedicated

A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell From left to right, Portales High School 1958 graduates Linda Haines, Jack Woodul and Joe Harrell raise the flag Saturday at a dedication of the War Memorial in front of […]

Summertime events

We put together a list of summertime events in the Clovis-Portales area: Clovis June 4 Little Buckaroo Rodeo Curry County fairgrounds. Information: 760-6487. June 9 Pioneer Days Parade Main Street Information: 763-3435 June 8-10 42nd annual Pioneer Days Rodeo Curry County Event Center Information: 935-7000 June 12-17 New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals Curry County […]

Holiday closures

The following businesses, government agencies and schools in Clovis will be closed Monday for Memorial Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community […]

Court dispositions – May 27

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records: Case D-905-CR-201100698. Ashley, Andrion born 1988. Pleaded guilty to abandonment or abuse of a child; two counts of battery against a household member. Sentenced to three year jail; two years supervised probation; fees. Case D-905-CR-201100719. Romero, Julie born 1992. Pleaded guilty to concealing identity; […]

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 […]