Alcohol consumption significant decision

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Life is full of decisions. Some are no more significant than choosing to wear the button-down shirt instead of the knit pullover; others have consequences so far-reaching that their effects are felt for a lifetime. Choose right and reap the reward, choose wrong and become a cautionary tale. U.S. Air […]

Military training instructors shape next generation of officers

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Dating back to September 1947, Air Force military training instructors have represented one of the most visible special-duty career fields in the service. U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Sandra Percival Tech. Sgt. Chi Yi, Military Training Instructor at Officer Training Shool here, demonstrates proper facing movements for new […]

Fishing report – April 26

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 fair using […]

Cats earn first leg toward state golf

ROSWELL — Clovis High's boys picked up the little ground they needed from Monday in the Spring Classic golf tournament. The Wildcats shot a four-man score of 314 on Tuesday at Spring River Golf Course, good enough by two shots for their first leg toward Class 5A state competition, after coming up one stroke short […]

CHS settles for split against Coyotes

ROSWELL — A long night ended in disappointment for Clovis High's baseball team on Tuesday. After scoring 10 first-inning runs and blowing out Roswell High 11-3 in the opener of a non-district twin bill, the Wildcats erased a 6-0 deficit to force extra innings only to drop a 7-6 decision in the bottom of the […]

Cavegirls sweep Lady Cats

CARLSBAD — The Clovis Lady Wildcats got off to a good start in Tuesday's District 4-5A softball doubleheader against Carlsbad. Mariah Chavez and Bre Albracht singled home Andrea Aguilar and Lyndsi LeClear in the top of the first inning of the opener, and the Lady Cats were out to a 2-0 lead. Carlsbad's Lacy Granger […]

Area prep baseball linescores – April 23

District 4-2A Texico 17, Clayton 0 Clayton 000 00 — 0 2 4 Texico 752 3x —17 11 0 Dakota Montoya, Alan Haas (2) and Seth Martinez; Jaron Hill and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Montoya. Top hitters — Clayton: Montoya 1-2; Martinez 1-2. Texico: Walls 2-4, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Mason Grau […]

Police: No one injured in drive-by

Clovis police say no one was injured in a drive-by shooting that peppered a house with bullets early Saturday near Ninth and Wallace streets. Clovis police released a report on Tuesday. It is the fourth drive-by shooting disclosed by police since Feb. 19. Police said they recovered 17 spent bullet casings in front of the […]

Meetings watch – April 24 ENMU Board of Regents

The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents meeting Tuesday: Former regents Santana Chavez and Marshall Stinnett were recognized for their service by ENMU President Steven Gamble. Gamble gave a report about ENMU. Gamble said enrollment increased by 2.75 percent last year, the smallest increase in a decade. He also told […]

Stadium backer on board

The biggest financial backer of a proposed on-campus football stadium at Eastern New Mexico University is on board. ENMU student Senate President Justin Aguilar told the school's board of regents Tuesday that the senate passed a resolution supporting the project, which would use student fees to pay for half of the projected $8 million cost. […]

Church discusses filling in summer program gap

One area church is considering filling the gap in summer programs left with Clovis YMCA's sudden closing. Larry Tittle, a minister in the 21st Street Church of God, met Tuesday with Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell to discuss the topic. Tittle said it was an "information gathering meeting," and that there is a lot […]

Police blotter – April 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 3:59 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2500 block of East Seventh Street. 6:33 a.m.: Burglary, 900 block of Calhoun Street. 8:10 a.m.: Missing person, 200 block of 200 West Llano Estacado Boulevard. 8:21 a.m.: Situation check, 2100 block of North Thornton Street. […]

Meetings watch – April 24 Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the assembly room at 321 Connelly Street to discuss the following: City Engineer Just Howalt will give a presentation on sanitary sewer modeling. Howalt will also give a presentation on proposed designated bike routes. City Manager Joe Thomas will give an update regarding street […]

CHS boys earn first leg toward state golf

ROSWELL — Clovis High's boys picked up the little ground they needed from Monday in the Spring Classic golf tournament. The Wildcats shot a four-man score of 314 on Tuesday at Spring River Golf Course, good enough by two shots for their first leg toward Class 5A state competition, after coming up one stroke short […]

What’s happening – April 24

Today Gattis Circus — 3.15 p.m.- 9.30 p.m., Various show times. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Tickets: $15 -25. Information: 714-685-1072. How to Talk Your Way into More Business — 9 a.m.-noon, 105 E. Grand Avenue, Clovis Chamber of Commerce Business Enterprise Center board room. Pam Atherton is the presenter. $30 for […]

Ranchers protect the earth daily

These days everyone from celebrities to journalists to politicians has an opinion about the "right" way to raise food. Too often their criticism of ranchers like me and my family relates to the environment and the crazy and misguided notion that raising cows for food is bad. I can't ever remember a time when my […]

Move made by White House disappointing

Boston returned to somewhat-normal on Monday, one week after the Boston Marathon bombings triggered a series of events that kept the area on edge until the second, surviving bomber was captured Friday night. The question facing authorities now is, how best to proceed legally? After 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended, some in the media questioned […]

County should rescind proposed DWI ordinance

Curry County commissioners last week delayed enforcement of a DWI ordinance enacted last year so they can study it. Once they finish checking what they have termed "the language of the law," they should scrap it. The ordinance gives law enforcement legal authority to confiscate a vehicle used by anyone arrested on a second charge […]

Murphy’s Law truimphs again

"Leaving my place now. I'll be there in just a minute." Famous last words. I promised a friend I'd pay a visit to the local home and garden show Sunday afternoon, and sent that 99 percent honest text message. The 1 percent was simply a matter of taking some multivitamin, which wasn't worth texting about. […]

I’d like to try being spiritual, but not religious

I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written […]