ENMU athletes ready for nationals

Eastern New Mexico University sophomores Kaspars Briska and Alesha Jones have their work cut out in the NCAA Division II national outdoor track meet this weekend in Pueblo, Colo., but both are ready to give it their best shot. Briska, a junior college transfer from Riga, Latvia, qualified for the nationals in the 3,000 steeplechase, […]

Four apply for district judge position

Three Clovis lawyers and an attorney in Portales have applied to become the next district judge for Curry and Roosevelt counties. One of the four will be picked by Gov. Susana Martinez to succeed 9th Judicial District Chief Judge Teddy Hartley, who is retiring in June. A press release late Wednesday from the Judicial Selection […]

Education feature: Girl Scout summer camp targets bullying

Bullying is an ongoing issue throughout Clovis, and Tera Wong-Williams and the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails are taking steps to tackle the issue among middle school girls. Thanks to a grant from United Way of Eastern New Mexico, the Girl Scouts will present a free summer day camp to girls in grades six […]

Wal-Mart evacuated for bomb threat

Wal-Mart was evacuated for more than an hour Wednesday as a result of what Clovis police believe is an international phone scam. No bomb was found, police said. "There was a bomb threat by telephone from an individual calling back several times from masked (false) phone numbers, probably from overseas saying he would explode planted […]

International cheese industry professionals visit Southwest Cheese

Cheese industry professionals from all over the world descended on Clovis this week to learn about United States cheese production and operations at Southwest Cheese. Visitors from Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Egypt, the Philippines, and Lebanon toured the cheese plant and a local dairy, and also attended several educational sessions. "This is a cheese buyers' mission," […]

Football stadium never quite measured up to expectations

The plan was to build a dream stadium to showcase a championship intercollegiate football program. Eastern New Mexico University President Donald C. Moyer spoke of "big dreams" and "large growth" that could be realized once academic and athletic excellence were combined. New classrooms were already in the works to replace the antiquated football field on […]

Fishing report – May 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 Charette Lakes — Fishing was fair using […]

Reading is the foundation for academic success

The last day of school is here, and the time has come for a well-deserved break for students and staff who have worked hard during the past school year. It is also time once again for our CMS 2013 Summer Reading Program. The program began last year, with the overarching goal of supporting students' literacy […]

Education digest – May 23

Clovis Schools receives reading grant Clovis Municipal Schools received a nearly $350,000 grant to help struggling readers in elementary school, according to a press release from the New Mexico Public Education Department. The funding is part of the New Mexico Reads to Lead program, which aims to help students in kindergarten through third grade bring […]

Police blotter – May 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 12:05 a.m.: Battery in progress, 300 block of North Davis Street. 12:06 a.m.: Articles found or lost, 1100 block of East Sixth Street. 12:29 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1900 block of North Thornton Street. 12:54 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of […]

What’s happening – May 23

Today LEPC Emergency Response/Hazmat Committee — 10 a.m., 320 Connelly, Emergency Management conference room. Information: 763-9485. Saturday DWI sobriety saturation patrols — Clovis officers will be targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. Color Me Fun 5K Run — 9 a.m., Registration. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5K/3 mile run/walk. Texico High School. Entry […]

Voters deserve answers before vote on new jail

Curry County voters on Aug. 6 will be asked to approve $9.8 million for a new maximum-medium security jail. A lot of questions need answering before then. Where do county officials want to build this jail? They say they don't yet know, but "somewhere outside of downtown Clovis," according to Commissioner Tim Ashley. Will the […]

America needs to stand up and speak up

I guess some things just can't be blamed on the Bush administration. Bush had nothing to do with Benghazi or phone records intercepted from the media, and now the IRS is targeting anyone who is not a current administration supporter. When, oh when, are the American people going to learn? Obama keeps destroying the future […]

Press release: Beware of bomb threat extortion scam by phone

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public and local businesses be aware of a new phone scam in the area in which businesses seem to be the main focus of a bomb threat extortion scam in which a person calls saying that there are bombs planted in the business and they will detonate them […]

Police investigating suspicious death in Fort Sumner

Charges could be filed by the end of this week over the suspicious death of a 21-year-old Espanola man injured during a fight last week at a drinking party in Fort Sumner, according to 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose. Anthony Sandoval was found dead Sunday in the Coronado Motel, where he was taken after […]

Meetings watch – May 22

Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the CMS central office board room. During the meeting, the board: Approved an eight-item consent agenda that included an activity report, food service report, investment report and budget and expenditure report for the month of April. Recognized two ProStart […]

What’s happening – May 22

Today Read with Kona — 1 p.m., 701 N. Main St., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. How to Successfully Market Your Business to the Government — 8:30 a.m., 105 E. Grand Ave., Business Enterprise Center Board Room. Fee: $79. Contact Jonnie Loadwick at 935-7827. Public Works meeting — 8:30 a.m., 321 Connelly, City Hall. Information: 769-7828. […]

Police: ENMU student embezzled more than originally thought

An Eastern New Mexico University employee charged with embezzling more than $18,000 from the university said he was embarrassed and ashamed of the crimes he committed in a video of his interrogation. Plane tickets, hotel stays, limo rides, Disney World tickets and a tiara for a drag queen contest were among the 56 unauthorized purchases […]

Meeting watch – May 22

Curry County Commission Curry County commissioners took the following action at their meeting Tuesday in the north annex of the Clovis Carver Public Library: Approved a resolution authorizing a special election Aug. 6 for a $9.8 million bond issue. Authorized County Attorney Steve Doerr to renegotiate a contract for the Melrose Clinic with La Casa […]

Meth lab busted south of Clovis

A routine disorderly conduct arrest Monday led Curry County Sheriff's deputies to the makings of a methamphetamine lab at the Zia Lodge south of Clovis, according to a press release from Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Marcel Cooper, 37, of Clovis is being held on felony drug trafficking and assorted other charges. Waller said shortly […]