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 […]

Police blotter – June 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 2:34 a.m.: Caller reported a trash receptacle and fence on fire, 200 block of Gary Street. 2:51 a.m.: Caller reported someone trying to break into their house, near 14th and Calhoun streets. 6:12 a.m.: Caller reported credit card lost half hour earlier already […]

Jail administrator says he wants higher caliber of job candidate

Curry County's jail remains significantly short-staffed. But while it is a concern, it is far from being a crisis, say the administrator and the chairman of the county commission. "It is a matter of genuine concern for me," said Administrator Gerry Billy, adding quickly, "but there is no panic." Billy, entering his fourth month as […]