Some neighbors unhappy about prospective club

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The Clovis Gentleman’s Club began taking applications at its Humphrey Road location Monday morning. Neighbors of the club worry about the noise and traffic the establishment may bring to their neighborhood.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Yadira Saenz said when she and her husband bought their home on Humphrey Road just east of Clovis’ city limits they thought they were moving to a quiet neighborhood. Saenz, who closed on the house in April, recently learned she lives next door to the future site of the […]

More rain could be on way

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Shataiah Simpson, 13, left, and Kanaya Long, 13, run through the flooded intersection at 7th Street and Rencher Street on their way back to a friends house during Monday afternoon’s down pour. Simpson and Long said they saw the rain and went to play in it when the streets became flooded.

Staff report As much as an inch of rain was recorded in Clovis from a 30-minute downpour Monday afternoon that temporarily flooded several streets. Another 15-minute squall about 8 p.m. added more to the total. And more may be on the way over the next two days. Meteorologist Brian Edwards said storms north of […]

From the editor’s desk: Bird is a dirty word

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Clovis resident Sharon Fleury says she has been under attack for a week by what she’s been told are Mississippi kites.

Everybody laughed when Ritchie Petrie was continually attacked by a “giant woodpecker” on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in 1962. The best line came from the game warden who suggested Rob and Laura’s boy put on a pith helmet when he went outside to play. Sharon Fleury fails to see the humor. The Clovis woman […]

Ethnic fair gearing up

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The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers of Albuquerque perform a weave dance at the 2013 Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair at Hillcrest Park.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Navajo dancers, Nigerian performers, Japanese customs and flamenco flair — the sights and sounds of cultures from around the world will gather in Clovis during the 23rd annual Ethnic Fair on Saturday at Hillcrest Park. “It’s an effort to better understand and appreciate the different cultures we have in […]

That’s ‘Greene’ with an e

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By David Stevens Editor Things you might not know about places you probably do: • Origins for the names of many eastern New Mexico communities have been lost to time. The tiny Roosevelt County village of Elida is a good example. “Roosevelt County History and Heritage,” published in 1975, includes multiple pages about Elida’s earliest […]

Arrest made in Clovis shooting death (updated)


By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Eric Valdez, 40, of Clovis was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with the first-degree murder of Jose Barrera, a Tucumcari man found dead Monday at a vacant house at 413 Sheldon St. Police said Barrera was shot in the head. They disclosed the arrest Saturday morning in a press […]

Car show packs Portales square

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Graham King of Clovis talks to onlookers about his 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Friday evening. Graham said he restored the car with all stock parts.

By Christina Calloway Today, $4,600 for a vehicle may not seem too pricey, but for J.D. Cole of Clovis, that amount of money bought him the vehicle that would last four generations. It was a 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Station Wagon that took him, his wife, and four children to Missouri each summer, 11 […]

5 things to know about snow cone stands

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Bahama Babes’ Darian Roybal, 16, prepares a snow cone for a customer Wednesday afternoon during her shift. Roybal said the snow cone stand has sold as many as 760 snow cones in one day.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Hot temperatures and summer break means snow cone season is in full swing for Clovis snow cone stands. Stands and businesses throughout the city are selling the ice and flavored syrup concoction in an effort to cool off their customers. Snow cone makers spend their shifts providing customer service, […]

Church hosting cancer fighters

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Anthony Brent, 22, a youth pastor at Living Water Community Church, leads praise and worship with Living Water Pastor Don Bates during the church’s Wednesday night service.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Barely a year old and about 50 congregants strong, Living Water Community Church is giving Clovis the opportunity to impact a national initiative in a positive way. Living Water Community Church, 2801 Llano Estacado Blvd., will be hosting 29 activists who are cycling across the U.S. to raise funds […]

Pyle seeks to bring reading program to county

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These are four of the books that are part of the Imagination Library program Curry County wants to bring to its preschool-age children to encourage them to read.

By Alisa Boswell STAFF WRITER Curry County Manager Lance Pyle’s eyes lit up as he sat in his office thumbing through children’s books. Pyle said he is passionate about the idea of encouraging parents to read to their preschool age children because he has seen first hand the results. “We read to our daughter […]