Washington suspect captured in Clovis

New Mexico State Police on Saturday at a Clovis hotel arrested a fugitive from Washington state who was wanted for assault, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said Fernando Jesus Lorea was arrested without incident after officers were able to call him out of his room at the Traveler's Inn and take him into custody without […]

Year in review: Killings, captures mark year

The year 2012 saw a stunning, senseless killing, local courts struggling with the jury process and an end to the years of running from the law by two of Clovis' most notorious fugitives. Jimmy Reagan, 31, awaits trial on multiple charges, accused of shooting and killing Shondel Lofton at his home in Clovis on June […]

Low bar helps realize resolutions

This year I am determined to keep all 10 New Year's resolutions. Last year I only kept three: Not bad for a batting average, but not stellar when the ones kept were exercising five more minutes per week, saving $5 more per month and eating five fewer vegan meals per year. My problem was setting […]

Editorial: Real ID Act step down slippery slope

You wait in line, oftentimes for hours, at the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain a driver's license. After all, it's the state's exclusive business to ensure that you meet the requirements set down to qualify for a license, right? Not so fast, according to an intrusive federal law called the Real […]

Local charities use gifts efficiently

One day remains to make a charitable gift that benefits others, make you feel good for your actions, and allows you to take a tax deduction for 2012. A new tax year starts Tuesday. When you make a gift, give with confidence to Curry and Roosevelt charities that have been designated by the Internal Revenue […]

Lady Wolverines capture finale

After lopsided losses to large-school powers Gallup and Clovis the previous two nights, the Texico Lady Wolverines were hoping to salvage something out of the Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. CMI photo: Tony BullocksTexico freshman Brianna Reyna shoots over Andrews senior Liz-Aimee Guevara during the second half of the fifth-place […]

Hounds, Zias return from holiday break

Andrew Helton would certainly like to have a better record than 5-6 at this point in the season, but he says it's all relative. "We're better than our team was a year ago, and we were 9-4 (at this point)," the fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach said. "It's a function of our […]

DWI forfeiture, insurance changes among laws effective Tuesday

Starting New Year's Day in Curry County, you drink, you drive, you lose. And you could lose your car. Tuesday is the effective date for a Curry County ordinance that allows law enforcers to impound a vehicle if the driver is someone who: Has been arrested for a second or subsequent DWI offense. Whose license […]

Police blotter – Dec. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Midnight: Caller reported a door knocker in the area, near 11th and Connelly streets. 12:47 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 2100 block of North MLK Boulevard. 1:19 a.m.: Caller reported a neighbor problem in progress, 900 block of Connelly Street. 5:48 a.m.: Caller […]

Holiday closings

The following businesses will be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Years Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College Clovis […]