McGee: Funny thing about adult entertainment

Grant McGee

Lately there’s been some hubbub about an “adult entertainment club” opening around here. I’ve never been to one of those places. Boy Scout’s honor. Now there WAS that time I went to that “bookstore” on the south side of Albuquerque. It was long ago and far away, I was a single guy in Albuquerque working […]

Farm and Ranch 2014


June is Dairy Month -Dairy on the rise -A dairy family legacy -What does the cow say? Quarterly Agriculture Magazine for Eastern New Mexico and West Texas  

Reservist finds strength in running

Cannon Connections Rachel Burns’ first run was where she found her strength. Now the Clovis Air Force reservist is running for the cover of a national magazine. Burns, 29, is one of nine runners picked from among about 1,800 others competing to be the September cover model of Women’s Running magazine. Each submitted an essay […]

Q&A: AFSOC command chief tours Cannon

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Over the last three days, I had the privilege of accompanying Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, Air Force Special Operations command chief, as he toured Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico and met with our Air Commandos. Caruso’s enthusiasm and sincere gratitude were […]

What's happening — June 20

Today Home of the Brave Quilts 10 a.m., Community Training Room Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Summer Flicks 3 p.m., Youth Center SAPI Bowling Extravaganza 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes Muppets Most Wanted 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Spin-A-Thon 9:15 a.m., Fitness Center Give Parents a Break 11 a.m., Child Development Center Sidewalk Chalk […]

SecDef official commends Cannon maintainers

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for maintenance policy and programs, congratulated maintainers of the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group on their Secretary of Defense Field Level Maintenance Excellence Award during a June 12 tour of Cannon Air Force Base. “We showcased […]

Commentary: Balfour Beatty Communities to kick off 2014 housing survey

By Balfour Beatty Communities Management Office Balfour Beatty Communities In just a few short weeks, Balfour Beatty Communities residents here will be invited to provide feedback on BBC operations through the Resident Satisfaction Survey. The annual survey is an important part of BBC continuous improvement programs that helps analyze performance and make any necessary changes […]

Pivotal resource for career Airmen

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs If questions or concerns have ever arisen regarding things like re-enlistment, re-training, retention or other significant benchmarks pertaining to an Air Force career, one of the most critical appointments Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base should make is with the wing’s career […]

Commentary: Fathers and son

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Once a year, in the month of June, the role of fatherhood is honored, celebrated, or at least acknowledged. People, both young and old, reflect upon the leading, or perhaps missing, man in their lives. This Father’s Day, I’ve chosen to observe how […]

Guest column: You never know who you'll meet on the back roads

I used to never stop and sightsee when driving on the interstate. I blame my stepfather. He would only stop the car over in the most dire of bathroom emergencies. It’s like there was a black hole relentlessly pulling him toward our destination. The drive was always a means to an end, but I now look at the […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission — June 20

Clovis City Commission A small discrepancy in wording of a resolution has led to confusion for the Clovis City Commission, but the issue came closer to being resolved during a regular meeting Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library’s north annex. On the agenda under unfinished business was a request for approval of discussion/action regarding resolution no. […]

Service celebrates freedom from slavery

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Selmus Price, a coordinator of the Sunday Juneteenth service at Legacy Life Family Church, is to keep alive the memory of the end to slavery in the United States.

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER The Clovis community will soon be witness to a nearly 150-year-old celebration. With an extravaganza event set to take place at Potter Park on Saturday and another event at Legacy Life Family Church on Sunday, Clovis is set to mark Juneteenth — or the official end of slavery in […]

Mayor: Club not city’s battle


By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER Though a proposed “gentlemen’s club” would be located outside the Clovis city limits, several individuals attended Thursday’s City Commission meeting at Clovis-Carver Library to vent their frustrations about the club. Diana Duran approached the commissioners to inquire about how they feel about the possible gentlemen’s club, as well as […]

ENMU breakaway ropers struggle

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a rough night in breakaway roping competition on Thursday in the College National Finals Rodeo. Juniors Keely Weger and Taylor Smith both posted no-times for the Zias. ENMU had the top three finishers in the event in the Southwest Region and none will make […]

Police blotter — June 20

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:13 a.m.: Narcotics, 200 block of Navajo Road. • 2:47 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 4700 block of North Prince Street. • 7:40 a.m.: Burglary report, 300 block of Circle Drive. • 8:22 a.m.: Burglary report, 3700 block of Cesar Chavez. • 10:04 a.m.: Criminal […]

What’s happening — June 20

Today 2014 Clovis Rocks 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 7 p.m., Entry fee is $30/team (cash only). Registration 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum. Information: 218-2321. Saturday Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza — 11 a.m., Potter Park, Seventh and Upsilon streets. Fourth annual Pathway To Freedom Rally — 1 p.m., 101 Acoma […]

5 Things to know about … Being a lifeguard

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Christopher Shuster, a nine-year lifeguard veteran, keeps watch over children playing in the Potter Pool Thursday afternoon.

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER With summer in full swing, pools are filling up with children and adults alike looking to cool off and have fun. More bodies in the water means more work for area lifeguards as they keep a watchful eye for inexperienced or fatigued swimmers in need of assistance or rescue. […]

Editor’s Desk: Lake not as inviting as it seems

Wonderful things happen every summer at Greene Acres Park in downtown Clovis, from skateboarding to tennis, from picnics to fishing. But the 24 acres featuring a lake that’s at least a century old has also been the scene of some of Clovis’ greatest tragedies. The lake has taken the lives of at least three children, […]

Pipeline funding continues to flow in

By Christina Calloway Staff writer The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority continues to secure money for the Ute water project in small increments, but officials feel their case is getting stronger. At Thursday’s meeting, pipeline Project Manager Paul van Gulick said the New Mexico Water Trust Board recently awarded a $3.2 million grant […]

Solitary should only be used when necessary

Solitary confinement is “a tool that needs to be managed appropriately,” said New Mexico Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel. After spending 48 hours in solitary at the State pen, New Mexico’s top prison guard now has some personal experience to motivate him to carry out his vow to reduce the hundreds of inmates in segregation, which […]