Six Clovis residents charged in boating accident

Six Clovis residents entered a no-plea Tuesday in Quay County Magistrate Court to multiple felony charges in connection with a Memorial Day weekend boating accident on Ute Lake that resulted in critical injuries to a friend. Brittany Holt, Jonathon Maes, Logan Denton, all 21, Tre Orozco, Kendra Gibbons, both 18, and Spencer Norris, 20, were […]

State primary election results

Tuesday Results as of 8 p.m. Curry County U.S president Democrat Barack Obama — 679 Republican Ron Paul — 297 Newt Gingrich — 247 Mitt Romney — 2,703 Rick Santorum — 318 U.S. senate Democrat Martin T. Heinrich — 727 Hector Balderas — 421 Republican Heather A. Wilson — 2,374 Greg Sowards — 1,131 U.S. […]

Press release: REG opening wholesale terminal in July

(CLOVIS, N.M.) June 4, 2012—New Mexico's largest B100 biodiesel terminal is set to open in July. Biodiesel producer and marketer, Renewable Energy Group® (REG), recently announced it will establish a B100 wholesale terminal at its yet to be completed biodiesel plant near Clovis, New Mexico with product available beginning this July. "Renewable Energy Group believes […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake mishap

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Curry County Cats advance in playoffs

The Curry County Cats had difficulties with the El Paso Raiders during the New Mexico Premier League regular season, despite a series sweep. No such problems in the playoffs, as the Cats rolled to a 42-8 victory on Sunday at Leon Williams Stadium. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonCurry County Cat receiver J.J. Gross, right, and El […]

Business licenses – June 5

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in April: Lunch Box Type: Sandwich shop Owner: Anna Powell Location: 321 Main St. Rent to Own Auto, LLC Type: Automobiles Owner: Diane T. Miscione Location: 1503 E. Mabry Drive Tree Trimming and More Type: Tree trimming Owner: Victor Robledo Location: 1809 Ross St. […]

Police blotter – June 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:03 a.m.: Caller reported someone rang their doorbell once then left, 900 block of Purdue Avenue. 5:03 a.m.: Caller reported their stove was on fire, 1500 block of Kingston Avenue. 12:34 p.m.: Caller reported someone stole stairs to her trailer, 400 block of […]

Hay, corn prices putting some dairies out of business

ALBUQUERQUE — A dramatic increase in the price of hay and corn and low milk prices are putting some New Mexico dairies out of business. Dairy Producers of New Mexico President Luke Woelber tells the Albuquerque Journal that he knows of five dairies in the eastern and southern part of the state that have closed […]

Suspect arrested in Muleshoe shooting

Muleshoe police arrested a suspect Monday night believed to be responsible for a shooting earlier in the day that killed one person. Daniel Cardon Jr., 49, was arrested at 7 p.m. (CDT) east of the city by the city police and the Bailey County Sheriff's Office, according to police Lt. Benny Parker. Parker said the […]

US should insist on full account of Lockerbie

The question of who was responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has never been fully answered. And the death of the only person ever convicted in the bombing, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence agent, has closed forever one source of answers. The explosion on Dec. 21, 1988, killed […]

Press release: City looking for board members

The City of Clovis has vacancies on the following boards: Economic Development Tax Advisory Board – Clovis resident living in District 1; Curry County resident. The Economic Development Tax Advisory Board meets at the call of the chair to make recommendations regarding the disbursement of economic development funds. Clovis-Carver Library Board – this board meets […]

Firefighters battle four separate fires in southern Roosevelt County

As of midnight Saturday, area firefighters had contained three of four fires near Elida believed to be started by lightning, according to Roosevelt County's director of emergency management. Keith Wattenbarger said the series of small fires were within a two- to three-mile radius. Firefighters were still working to contain a fire in the sand hills […]

Curry County Cats playoff preview

El Paso Raiders (3-7) at Curry County Cats (9-2) • When: 2 p.m.,Sunday • Where: Leon Williams Stadium • Last week: The Cats have been idle since a 42-2 win May 21 over the Albuquerque Predators. The Raiders are coming off a 20-16 win over the Albuquerque Wolfpack. • Last meeting: The Cats swept the […]

Buffet’s songs always fit bill

Although not a diehard parrothead, I have attended 12 Jimmy Buffet concerts. The first, an audition at East Texas State, was free. Later, 12 of us paid 25 cents to see him at the university's coffee shop. Afterward, we joined him for root beers at a local speakeasy. I have since worn tropical clothing and […]

Editorial: Be cautious when using fire outdoors

New Mexico's wildfire season already is living up to its billing as another one to dread. Picture an inferno larger than the largest city in New Mexico. At more than 266 square miles — 80 square miles larger than Albuquerque — you have the Whitewater-Baldy Fire in the Gila National Forest. It is the largest […]

Judge: DA disregarded ‘his own advice’

District Judge Teddy Hartley wrote that District Attorney Matt Chandler disregarded "his own advice." And that led to a vehicular homicide charge being dropped against a former Clovis police officer. Hartley on Friday dismissed a grand jury's indictments against Officer Stephen Gallegos, ruling that Chandler inappropriately "exercised or had the opportunity to exercise improper influence […]

Road work this week

Area road construction information for this week: City of Clovis K. Barnett and Sons continue 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 department continues processing and laying caliche on Curry Road […]

Court dispositions – June 3

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records: Case D-905-CR-200700069. McClendon, Larry W. born 1987. Pleaded guilty to two counts attempted armed robbery with a deadly weapon. Charges dismissed by judge were four counts assault with intent to commit violent felony; five counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; two counts bribery […]

Pioneer Days celebrates settlers, tradition

Not all of them may be around any longer, but every June, residents of the Clovis area spend a week honoring those who gave them a Clovis in the first place. File photo Emory Mann of the Maulsby Angus Wagon of Clovis preps chicken fried steaks during the 2011 "Duke of the Dutch Ovens" Chuck […]

Livestock board cautions against cattle thefts

Roosevelt County experienced a recent case of cattle rustling that has locals talking and the New Mexico Livestock Board taking action. File photo Two people were charged in May with cattle theft in southeastern Roosevelt County and it's sparked a new awareness about rustling across Eastern New Mexico. A few weeks ago, livestock board members […]