On the shelves - June 3

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist […]

Inexpensive summer activities crucial

It's not the focus of this column, but it would be remiss to not mention that the approaching Wednesday is D-Day, the 68th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy beaches by Allied troops. Effectively, this confirmed that the Axis powers in Europe were now fighting a defensive war, and that the Nazi terror machine was […]

iPad loss offers break from tech

With various apps I've done quite a bit of Bible study with my iPad but apparently baptizing the device is a bad idea. I got a call from my distraught wife last week who said something terrible had happened. She seemed so concerned I thought someone had died. She began to describe setting a basket […]

Attorney: Charges dropped against ex-Clovis cop

Criminal charges against a Clovis police officer involved in a fatal vehicle accident in 2010 were dropped Friday, according to the officer's attorney. Attorney Dan Lindsey said Judge Teddy Hartley dropped charges after ruling interference in grand jury deliberations. Officer Stephen Gallegos, no longer with the Clovis Police Department, was indicted in January 2011 on […]

Appeals court overturns drug conviction

The state Court of Appeals has reversed a drug trafficking conviction against a Clovis man, who will face a new trial. The court's unanimous decision was filed Thursday in the case of Mario Moncayo, 36. Moncayo was arrested in December 2008 during a Region 5 Task Force raid in Clovis and accused of possessing 10 […]

Clovis man facing multiple felony charges

A man who was shot in the abdomen by Clovis police May 17 was arraigned Friday on multiple felony charges. Paul Villanueva, 23, of Clovis, faces charges of kidnapping, two counts of criminal sexual penetration by force with a deadly weapon, four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, one […]

King: Torres to be extradited from Mexico

SANTA FE — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King said Friday that Noe Torres, accused in the killing of a Clovis boy, will be brought back to New Mexico from Mexico. King said Torres, 33, faces three charges, including first-degree murder, attempted murder and shooting at an occupied building in connection to the Sept. 15, […]

Strong connection

He may now be away from Eastern New Mexico University for a longer time than he was part of it, but it's still tough to not think of eastern New Mexico and basketball without thinking of Earl Diddle. CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Former Greyhound basketball coach Earl Diddle, shown teaching during his annual camp at […]

McGee: Wandering cattle part of life in the West

The other week I was wondering: Did anyone else see a li'l ol' herd of cattle wandering the residential streets of the north side of town? I'll explain. I was kicking back in my recliner, The Lady of the House was in the kitchen when son Justin, just up from a mid-day doze walked into […]

In search of ponies: All insects have role in the natural world

I was hiking with my dog many moons ago and as we sat resting and enjoying the mountain view, a ruckus from down below interrupted our peaceful contemplation. There, thrashing and hollering, running full tilt through the woods, we caught glimpses of what appeared to be a Boyscout troop. But there was no need to […]