Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, as it made its final flight into Cannon from Duke Field, […]

Judge enters not-guilty plea for murder suspect

The man accused in Clovis' most recent homicide waived bond and reading of the charges against him on Monday morning. District Judge Donna Mowrer entered a not-guilty plea after Jimmy Reagan stood mute when asked for a plea. Reagan, 31, remains in custody at Curry County Adult Detention Center, facing 33 charges, including capital murder, […]

Supreme Court upholds part of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials declared victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of the state's immigration law, while immigrant rights groups vowed to prevent that part of the law from ever taking effect. While it struck down parts of the law, the court preserved a section that […]

No rest for Custom participants

It all depends upon your perspective, when it comes to the 24-7 schedule of the Custom Classic softball tournament in Clovis, and Steve Watkins of Juice liked his team's angle late Saturday morning. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Shortstop Tyler Swisher of Extreme throws to first after catching a line drive for an out during […]

Three youths headed to junior high national rodeo

A trio of local youths have qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, scheduled to being Sunday in Gallup. The competitors are: Hannah Hughes, an eighth-grader at Texico Junior High, competing in barrels and breakaway Shelby Mayfield, a seventh-grader at Yucca Middle School, competing in pole bending Madison Haley, a seventh-grader at Portales Junior […]

Column: License issue hotter than wildfires

"So, how do you think Susana Martinez is doing now?" Barney asked, his voice tinged with a hint of sarcasm. This was going to turn mean. Barney is my friend from New Jersey who has nothing more to do than monitor New Mexico politics and taunt me with his right wing jabs. I made a […]

Column: Dad’s letters tell of different world

Here are more excerpts from my dad's 1940s letters to my mom in Mt. Vernon, Texas, when he had to live in distant cities for carpentry jobs to support their existing kids (eventually six). "July 9, 1944, Orange, Tex." "Dearest Wife — I am sitting here on Sunday night and I thought I would drop […]

Editorial: Media coverage of missing girl tough call

O ur newspapers received some harsh criticism for failing to provide coverage of a teenage girl who's been missing from her Clovis home since June 7. A few readers posted comments on social media sites claiming we did not report on the story because we did not "care about the child," and that "unless it […]

Anniversaries – June 24

Smith Smith Alvy and Edith Smith of Clovis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 24 at the home of Bobby and Lynn Aucutt. The family celebration will be hosted by their son, Alvy "Jerry" Smith with wife Alison and daughter Lynn Aucutt with husband Bobby. The couple was married June 24, 1942, in […]

Engagements – June 24

Sprinkle-Larson Sprinkle-Larson Denny and Vala Sprinkle of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tazley Sprinkle of Clovis, to Kevin Larson of Portales, son of Ray and LouAnn Larson of Brownfield, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. The reception will […]

Senior happenings – June 24

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 […]

Wall decorations featured on show

Information on finishes for unlined jackets and ways to make a framed butterfly wall decoration will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about the benefits of unlined jackets and […]

Club notes – June 24

Concerned Citizens Of Curry County Concerned Citizens Of Curry County are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 501 N. Main in Clovis, in the former Bill's Jumbo Burger building. All residents of Curry and Roosevelt counties are invited.

Clovis drivers could be more bike-friendly

Several weeks ago, we made a long anticipated trip to Lubbock, Texas, for the first Friday evening monthly arts tour. Trolleys and buses are provided to take guests from venue to venue. As it becomes rather crowded on the public transit near the 9 p.m. closing time, I noticed that every male over the age […]

Reading strengthens imagination

In my young imagination I used to hunt tigers in the sandhills of eastern New Mexico. I'm pretty sure I never got out of my mother's sight but I still came back from my adventures telling all that had happened as my dog Knucklehead and I pursued the beast. I can only think of one […]

Our people: Company man

Lawrence Riggins moved to Clovis in 1947 at the age of 20 from Haskell County, Texas where he was raised on a farm. After spending about a year and a half in the U.S. Army, Riggins started working in the carpet and furniture business and soon began selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. He has been selling […]

Follow-up inspection of jail kitchen uncovers fewer violations

A follow-up inspection of the Curry County jail kitchen has uncovered fewer major health violations, but state officials remain determined the county must fix problems with the floor. The inspection by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on Wednesday found two high-risk health violations — one that was corrected — and one low risk violation. […]

Coaches, players look back on anniversary of Title IX

With or without Title IX, Connie Perez knew she would graduate from Amistad and go on to college. But without the landmark law, she's not sure what quality of education or career she could have had, or just how many other girls would have been able to go with her. "You never thought of going […]

High school riders drummed out of rodeo finals

Bronc and bull riders at recent state high school rodeo finals in Clovis got bucked out of the Curry County Events Center and landed in court in a dispute over beer and marijuana. On June 15, District Judge Stephen Quinn granted a permanent injunction sought by Alamogordo High School rodeo star Lon Danley, 18, clearing […]

Road construction this week

Area road construction information for this week: City of Clovis K. Barnett and Sons continues to have cones up in preparation for striping on Llano Estacado Boulevard, east of Prince Street and west of Norris Street between Lowe's Home Improvement and the roundabout. Curry County Curry County's road department will close Curry Road 6 from […]