Senior Calendar

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.;  8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; […]

Senior vision tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Information on preparing festive foods and tips to help seniors protect their vision will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Festive foods usually indicates a special occasion, and Connie Moyers will demonstrate several recipes that can be for a special occasion or even for special […]

On the shelves

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers by Valerie Lawson explores the events that inspired the Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and the remarkable life of a woman who was as tart, opinionated, and inscrutable as the nanny that emerged from her pen: a […]

Supreme court agrees to hear judge arguments

Staff report The state supreme court will hear arguments Dec. 4 in a request for a writ that would prevent Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell from staying on the bench after failing to be retained by voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The request was filed by a committee that advocated Mitchell’s ouster […]

Tolar explosion marker unveiled

DEREK MAJOR: Staff photo

Tom Drake, the coordinator of the New Mexico historical marker program, gives a speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tolar historical marker

By Derek Major Staff writer Dennis Wynn had a personal reason for being at Friday’s unveiling of a historical marker that commemorates a train accident that leveled the town of Tolar almost 70 years ago. On Nov. 30, 1944, his grandfather was the conductor of an 81-car World War II freight train that was […]

Be careful but include pooch in feast

Sharna Johnson CMI Columnist Slivers of turkey covered in gravy, potatoes, green beans, corn, bread, cranberry sauce and much, much more — it’s almost here. It takes time and effort to get through the planning, shopping, preparation, cooking and presentation, but when the forks are in hand and the signal is given to chow, time […]

Not everybody has some place to go on Thanksgiving

By Grant McGee CMI Columnist Thanksgiving is up ahead. It’s a good time to get together with family and friends and spread the love, even though we all know spending time with family over the holidays can get weird quickly. But sometimes there are folks who don’t have any family or friends to hang with. […]

ALCO stores will close Dec. 4, according to website

Staff report All ALCO Stores, Inc., including outlets in Tucumcari and Muleshoe, will close their doors on Dec. 4, according to an advertisement on the home page of the ALCO Stores website Friday. All merchandise is on liquidation sale, the advertisement said, and store hours will remain unchanged. The ALCO store in Tucumcari displayed a […]

Pages Past — Nov. 22

On this date … 1975: Clovis High School band members harvested sugar beets to help fund a December trip to Los Angeles. Officials with New Mexico State University Plains Experiment Station north of Clovis invited students to top and load an estimated 12 to 15 tons of excess beets, worth about $40 a ton. 1971: […]

Police locate ‘persons of interest’ in Clovis homicide


Staff report Clovis police have taken two “persons of interest” into custody in connection with the Nov. 9 slaying of a Clovis mom. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said police at 4:50 p.m. Friday brought Lloyd Bagwell, 22, and Shannon Buckmaster, 20, into custody “for questioning only” after receiving an anonymous tip. The pair were located […]

Former landmark restaurant building destroyed in fire

Firefighters were still on the scene late this morning. (Photo by D'Nieka Hartsfield)

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Staff writer The former Guadalajara restaurant building, a landmark for decades on L. Casillas Boulevard in west Clovis near the railroad tracks, was destroyed in a fire Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 7:45 a.m. Flames could still be seen at 10 a.m. and firefighters were expected to […]

Slow start puts spaceport at risk

One anchor does not a busy shopping mall make. Spaceport America, reeling from the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket in the Mojave desert, is learning that depending on one major tenant isn’t a solid business plan. In fact, it’s discouraging to learn that Spaceport management is only now putting together a marketing plan […]

Justice system should not be monopoly

By Kent McManigal Local columnist A horrific local crime has again shown the folly of allowing a monopoly on providing the service of justice — a monopoly that arose, not by providing a superior service no one could beat, but imposed through destructive laws. A monopoly in the free market, even one that provides an […]

Mules eliminated in area round

Staff report Breckenridge used an efficient ground game and stout defense to beat Muleshoe 28-7 Thursday in the area round of the Class 3A Division I playoffs in Snyder, Texas. Quarterback Cade Cornett scored twice for the Buckaroos (7-5), including a 68-yard keeper that put his team up 21-7 midway through the third quarter. Breckenridge […]

Cats hope to pull another upset at Mayfield

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis seniors Matt Lanier, left, and Jordan Holguin take down Sandia running back Malik Gordon in Friday’s first-round game at F.M. Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque. The Wildcats (6-5) visit Mayfield tonight in a Class 6A quarterfinal.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER The Clovis Wildcats are one of two double-digit seeds left in the Class 6A playoffs. But nobody thinks that means second-seeded Mayfield is in for an easy night. “The last couple of years, I’ve said the 12 teams in the playoffs can beat anybody on any given night,” Mayfield […]

Fort Lewis upends cold-shooting Hounds

Staff report DURANGO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University hoisted 84 shots, 19 more than Fort Lewis. The Sky Hawks were much more accurate though, shooting nearly 62 percent from the field en route to a 104-72 romp Thursday in a non-coference men’s tilt. Center Alex Herrera led a balanced attack with 21 points and […]

Homicide tips reward grows to $15,000

Staff report Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area citizens have combined to offer $15,000 as reward money in hopes of solving Clovis’ most recent homicide. The cash is for information that leads to the arrest of the person, or persons, responsible for the Nov. 9 stabbing death of Ariel Ulibarri, said […]

Water authority to talk terms with potential executive director

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board announced Thursday it is entering negotiations with James Blasing of Pueblo, Colorado, for the authority’s executive director position. “We’re excited to bring him onboard if everything checks out. We believe it’s definitely time to bring our own employee on …. He […]

Animal task force appointments delayed

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER Faced with questions over district representation, membership and voting powers, the Clovis City Commission has delayed appointment of members to its reformed animal control task force ad hoc committee. During the commission’s Nov. 6 meeting, a vote was made to reform the committee, idle since 2008. Members of the […]

Ousted judge seeks appointment back to bench

By Steve Hansen Staff Writer A committee that helped oust Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell from the bench has asked the state supreme court to ensure Mitchell cannot fill the vacancy himself. Voters on Nov. 4 chose not to retain Mitchell after a campaign led by a group calling itself The Committee for […]