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 […]

Court Dispositions – June 24

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records: Case D-905-CR-201100196. Martinez, Amber Elizabeth born 1990. Pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Charges dismissed by judge were possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana one ounce or less. Sentenced to 18 months jail – suspended; 15 months 23 days probation. […]

Police blotter – June 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 3:26 a.m.: Caller advised a large amount of scrap metal was stolen from his backyard. It was last seen the prior evening, 2800 block of Sheldon Street. 3:27 a.m.: Caller advised someone walked in her front door then walk out when she started […]

Illinois fugitives arrested in New Mexico

Two men accused of murder in Illinois and being pursued by the U.S. Marshals were arrested Saturday morning at a Loves Truck stop in Tucumcari, according to federal officials. James E. Johnson, 22, and Carlton Neely, 20, were arrested by deputy U.S. Marshals and the New Mexico State Police without incident, said Kevin Jackson, head […]

Back in the groove

Karen Overall teared up as she tried to describe the feeling of being back at Eastern New Mexico University for the first time in 12 years. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Current Eastern New Mexico University student Richard Hall, left, "talks shop" with 1969 ENMU graduate David Allen during a practice session Friday in the […]

Melrose schools cleared of wrongdoing

After more than a year of accusations Melrose Schools misused special education dollars, Superintendent Jamie Widner wants his school cleared of wrongdoing at a volume relative to which it was accused. A week after the New Mexico Public Education Department issued a press release on findings of Tier II special education audits, Widner on Friday […]

In search of ponies: All dogs angels to their owners

Snarling, snapping and stretching its leash as tight as it could go while it's owner pulled in the opposite direction, all I could see was two rows of dripping white teeth backed by a forward angled physique — all pointed in my direction. "Approach slowly and give him a biscuit. Don't worry … " I […]

McGee: Mystery around restaurant’s closing remains

The Lady of the House and I went road trippin' to a town over 75 miles from here. The town shall remain un-named for reasons that will become obvious to you. One of the things we wanted to do was eat at a small restaurant we liked in the downtown section of this little burg. […]

Air Force looks at training options

Capt. Laurence Van der Oord of Cannon Air Force Base's public affairs said Friday that the Air Force is not terminating any training but has terminated its Environmental Assessment on the Low Altitude Training Area (LATA) proposal to fly training missions over areas of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The Air Force Special Operations […]

Fishing report: June 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Commentary: Take one step at a time

I first realized how much inner strength affects performance when I was 15 years old and my dad and I went on a summer hike. This hike spanned backcountry across the state of Utah — from the Arizona to Idaho border — nearly 700 miles. We completed this in 43 days! Courtesy photo Jon Warnick […]