Clovis PD press release: Officers respond to bank robbery call

Clovis – On March 28, 2013 at about 1100 hrs the Clovis Police Department dispatch was notified of a Bank Robbery at the New Mexico Bank and Trust, 2200 N. Main St. in Clovis, NM. Officers with the Clovis Police Department responded to the scene and determined the suspect had fled the area heading eastbound […]

Power project probed

A proposed Xcel Energy project could possibly plant transmission lines in the front yard of Mike and Kerry O'Hare's new home. Xcel energy officials met with local residents Wednesday night to answer questions and provide information relating to the Curry-Bailey transmission line project, a 40- to 50-mile high-voltage transmission line designed to increase reliability and […]

Fishing report – March 29

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 Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all […]

Tourism campaign aims to combat stereotypes

Monique Jacobson, cabinet secretary at the New Mexico Tourism Department of Tourism, gave a presentation on the "New Mexico True" ad campaign Wednesday morning to members of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. Longwoods International, a firm that conducts travel related research, found that the "New Mexico True" campaign has brought taxpayers $3 for every dollar […]

Speller bound for D.C.

Ariel Kokoricha loves to read and a good academic challenge, a combination that landed the Clovis Christian fifth-grader a trip to the nation's capital as New Mexico's state spelling bee champion. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Ariel Kokoricha, a fifth-grader at Clovis Christian Schools , won the state spelling bee Saturday on the word legato. […]

Military file: Brenard Beamon

Beamon Name: Brenard Beamon Age: 26 Rank: A1C What do you like least about eastern New Mexico? Wind storms … What would you like for dinner tonight? Jamaican food (curry goat/chicken, fried plantain, black beans and rice). What do you miss most about civilian life? Being able to have a beard/goatee. What is your go-to-song […]

Officer agrees to plead guilty to sex charges

A former Portales police officer could face up to 27 years of jail time after agreeing to plead guilty to more than a dozen charges, including having a sexual relationship with a minor. Victor Castillo, who was 45 at the time of his arrest in August, entered into an agreement March 21 to plead guilty […]

Weighing same-sex marriage vital

Ten considerations for traditional only marriage: 10.) Politicians, including the Clintons, were against same-sex marriage less than 10 years ago, but now support it. Why the change? 9.) Polls show acceptance of same-sex marriage growing. What's changing? 8.) Many homosexuals living together find same-sex marriage distracting to their privacy. 7.) Pushing same-sex marriage is highly […]

appeals court racino ruling opens the gate

More than five years after receiving a racing license for a planned $50 million racino in Raton, the ill-fated La Mesa Racetrack and Casino is out of the running. And that decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals means competition and feasible, honest intentions win, place and show. Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer got his […]

A page from the past: March to remember

"You are not forgotten." This message was conveyed by a group of nearly 6,000 individuals gathered for the 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Jette Carr A participant in the 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon holds the American […]

Class arms future parents with baby necessities

Baby, noun — an infant or very young child. Commonly referred to as bundle of joy; known to produce bundles of less than joyful things: burp cloths, smelly diapers, dark eye circles. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker Expectant mothers practice soothing techniques at the monthly Bundles for Babies class hosted by the […]

Chief master sergeant selects recognized

U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Steffen, right, Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Jordan, right center, Senior Master Sgt. Barry Fegan, left center, and Senior Master Sgt. William Caton III stand ready to accept their new duties and responsibilities as chief master sergeants. The 2013 Chief Master […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Cardinal Counselor

Editor's note: This feature is the 19th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis […]

JROTC members tour Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Portz, 16th Special Operations Squadron, educates members of the Amarillo Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps on military life during a tour of Cannon Air Force Base. Air Force JROTC is the high school variation of the college […]

27 SOMDG to implement MiCare

Patients at 27th Special Operations Medical Group will soon be able to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime due to the Air Force-wide expansion of secure messaging. Courtesy photo: U.S. Air Force Patients at 27th Special Operations Medical Group will soon be able to communicate securely and privately with […]

Clovis City Commission declares Vietnam Veterans Day

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure wish we received a better welcome (when returning from Vietnam)," said Lopez, 66, of Clovis, who served in […]

Fishing report – March 29

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 Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all […]

Luncheon focuses on veterans, business

Retired U.S. marine Col. Joe Long says looking to start a successful business should be like a walk-off home run; an idea for a business can be a guaranteed winner but you still have to circle all of the bases to get there. Long used baseball analogies, an Elvis Presley impersonation, and a patriotic song […]

Police blotter: March 28, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 1:56 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute in progress, 100 block of Yale Street. 3:48 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 1400 block of West 14th Street. 7:35 a.m.: Caller reported a juvenile problem, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 8:02 […]

Hounds prep for Green & Silver game

Not surprisingly, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn is feeling a bit more comfortable during spring drills in his first full season than he did last year. Lynn was hired in December 2011 to replace Mark Ribaudo, and spent the first offseason trying to get his program established. The Greyhounds are in the […]