What’s happening — July 23

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Social Media with Pam Atherton — 9 a.m. to noon, Clovis Community College’s Business Enterprise Center Board Room. Workshop costs $30. Information: Dianna Thompson, 575-769-4136. Public Works committee meeting — 8:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Economis Development Tax Advisory Board meeting — 7:30 […]

Today’s lesson: Food beats technology

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Hi, I’m probably a little later than I should be for check-in,” I said. “That’s not much of a problem today, Mr. Wilson,” the agent said. “The flight is running about 50 minutes late right now.” I had an hour to kill, so I figured I’d let my friends entertain me, and tell me a […]

Police blotter — July 23

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:10 a.m.: Chest discomfort, 800 block of North Lea. • 12:16 a.m.: Reckless driver, U.S. 60/84. • 12:24 a.m.: Breathing problems, 400 block of West Plaza Drive. • 12:34 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 1200 block of Peacock Plaza. • 1:41 a.m.: Assault, 300 block […]

Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report PORTALES — Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver […]

Area rodeoers fall short in prep nationals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Recent Elida High graduate Hunter Haley made Saturday’s short go in the National High School Rodeo Association finals in goat tying, coming in 18th with a time of 12.97 seconds. Haley, who plans to rodeo in college at Eastern New Mexico University, finished 18th in the average at 30.95 […]

Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing skill required

Curtis Shelburne
Columnist

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age […]

Data: City water usage down

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By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Plentiful rains have lowered the daily water usage in Clovis the past 2 1/2 months, according data from the city’s water provider. Lower than average temperatures have also helped the city conserve water, according to Brian Daly, EPCOR Water District Manager. Statistics provided by EPCOR show that Clovis used […]

Business feature: Pest control business booming

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Fly and mosquito populations in Clovis have grown in the wake of increased precipitation. Local pest control services are keeping busy spraying and laying traps for the crawling insects that have started to invade homes and businesses to escape flooding.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Local pest control services are dealing with an assortment of insects and small animals invading local homes, businesses, and agricultural areas as a result of recent rains. Lee Ann Davis, district supervisor for Southwestern Pest Control, said the pests this summer are those found in moist, humid conditions. “Field […]

Facial hair aspirations may be in vain

Kitsana Dounglomchan

During the air show at Cannon Air Force Base in May, there was a pilot that had one of the best mustaches I’d ever seen. He’s one of those guys that looks like he can grow a full beard overnight. I even overheard a female officer tell him, “That has to be one of the […]

Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing Skill Is Required

Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age that scam-sniffing skill is as […]