Obama’s visit to city worth unpaid bill

The howling was predictable and partisan at the news that Springfield, Ill., officials were no longer actively seeking to get President Barack Obama's campaign to pay a four-year-old, $55,500 bill for police protection and other expenses. Obama was in town on a very hot August day in 2008 to announce he had chosen then-Delaware Sen. […]

eBenefits speeds up info access

Conceived in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal as a way for wounded warriors and their families to understand and access benefits, the "eBenefits" web portal has become an online gateway of enormous value and convenience to 2 million registered users. That still leaves a pool of 35 million eligible veterans and military community […]

Vote to support quality health care

I am writing this letter to inform the public about problems we have with health care in this country. I recently had back surgery. Before the surgery, I encountered the following issues with my insurance company: Three days before my surgery, the insurance company declined the surgery. When asked why, they stated that according to […]

Police Blotter Oct. 30th

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 10:25 a.m.: Caller reported her Pit Bull was stolen, 500 block of Dawn Loop. 11:10 a.m.: Caller advised an older male was peeking into people's back yards from the alley, 1200 block of Rios Street. 3:45 p.m.: Caller reported a male came out […]

What’s Happening Oct. 30th

Today Local Growth Management Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m. Portales Council Chambers, 100 W. First St. Portales. Information: 763-9653. Ribbon Cutting — 2 p.m. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Information: 763-3435. Salvation Army and Cotton Patch fundraiser — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 10% of your bill will be donated to the Salvation Army. Mention the […]

Cats visit Gadsden in 5A soccer playoffs

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys soccer team was accorded the No. 11 seed on Sunday in Class 5A boys state competition. The Wildcats (11-9) will visit Gadsden (16-4) in a first-round match at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Anthony. It's a rematch of last year's first-round clash, won by the Panthers 3-0. The winner […]

Lesser prairie chicken receiving attention following survey

Local landowners and wildlife officials are saying the results of a recent aerial study done on the lesser prairie chicken may not be entirely accurate where New Mexico is concerned. Four state and federal wildlife agencies performed a range-wide population count for the prairie chicken in the five states it inhabits: New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, […]

Octobers full of sole for charity

The Lighthouse Mission accepts shoe donations throughout the year but donations are highest in October, according to Lighthouse clothing bank Manager Carolyn Lopez. Lopez said the sixth annual drive has collected at least 500 pairs of shoes. "My husband and I both have an income, but when it comes to buying clothes it's like, 'Do […]

Maxpreps.com state prep polls – Oct. 29

Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 6-1; 2. Rio Rancho 7-1; 3. La Cueva 7-1; 4. Manzano 6-2; 5. Sandia 6-2; 6. Mayfield 5-3; 7. Volcano Vista 4-4; 8. Rio Rancho Cleveland 5-3; 9. Carlsbad 5-4; 10. Clovis 3-5. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 7-0; 2. Los Lunas 8-0; 3. Artesia 7-1; 4. Belen […]

ENMU women 4th, men 9th at Clarendon rodeo

CLARENDON, Texas — Freshman Macy Davenport helped the Eastern New Mexico University women's rodeo team finish fourth with 155 points in the Clarendon College Rodeo over the weekend, finishing fourth in breakaway roping and fifth in barrel racing. Davenport was second in the first go of breakaway roping and fifth in the first go and […]

Sequestration is a dangerous game to play

One thing all sides appear to agree on is that sequestration, like the use of nuclear weapons, was never supposed to happen. The word sequestration entered today's popular lexicon during the summer of 2011 in the midst of budget battles between Congress and the White House. A so-called congressional supercommittee that couldn't agree on a […]

Three questions with …

About 150 Curry County foster grandparents were honored Friday at a banquet. We talked to three of them about their efforts with the program: Lois Floyd, 83, of Clovis Floyd Floyd began with the Foster Grandparent Program in 1988 in Portales and has been with it since. She assists with kindergarteners at Parkview Elementary. She […]

On the shelves – Oct. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by J. Randy Taraborrelli captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known and unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous and controversial family. "Wicked Business" […]

School menus – Oct. 28

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft Taco, salsa, romaine lettuce, […]

Fall asserting itself

Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that way for long. Soon, in the pre-dawn light, I could see tumbleweeds the size of small cows racing […]

Weekly update – Oct. 28

More bring liens against company Two more companies have filed liens against the now apparently defunct Beauty Health Science and Innovations venture fronted by Clovis and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. All About Roofing and Construction and Norris Electric Inc., both of Clovis, join a growing list of creditors who say they haven't been paid […]

Road construction – Oct. 28

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County On Tuesday, the Curry County road department will be fog sealing Curry Road 16 from State Road 209 to State Road 311. •• On Wednesday, Curry County will be fog sealing Curry Road B from Curry Road 32 to Curry Road 39. •• Curry […]

No. 11 Mustangs top Hounds

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Running backs Chauncey Harris and Keidrick Jackson each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as No. 11 Midwestern State posted a 51-28 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (7-1, 6-1) set up a showdown for first place next week at […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Cats rally late to slip past Hobbs

HOBBS — Junior forward Darrian Whitting scored late in the first sudden-death overtime Saturday night and Clovis High's boys completed a 4-0 run through District 4-5A soccer with a 2-1 win over Hobbs. The teams battled to a scoreless tie until Hobbs' Marvin Lujan scored with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the second half. […]

Lone Texico runner can’t go to state

TEXICO — If you're athletically inclined and you attend Texico High School, it's no exaggeration to guess that you probably participate in sports year round. Football players trade helmets for basketball jerseys in the winter months and then for baseball cleats or track shoes in the spring. Colton Hollis was familiar with that kind of […]