Commission will consider joining prairie chicken suit at next meeting

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer The Curry County Commission will consider an authorization for the county to join a lawsuit that’s been filed in Oklahoma to counter the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened. The request to participate as a plaintiff in the complaint for violations of […]

Ranchvale top New Mexico recycler

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Ranchvale Elementary Principal Renee Mestas said the elementary has plans to participate in more recycling programs during the 2014-15 school year.

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER Students and teachers at Ranchvale Elementary School have found a way to recycle their lunches, or more specifically, their lunch containers. Ranchvale was named the number one recycler of lunch kits — lunch kits including Lunchables and similar pre-packaged lunch products — in New Mexico by Trenton, New Jersey-based […]

Pages past — July 31

Aug. 1, 1964 page 4

On this date … 1964: Howard Ong of the China Inn Cafe, located at First and Prince streets, reported someone broke into the building through a restroom window and stole several cans of soup. Witnesses reported seeing a man in the area coming from the railroad yards. 1959: Our Lady of Guadalupe church members were […]

Cannon Appreciation Day gearing up

Staff report Clovis is preparing to show its appreciation for the men and women stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of Fifty, and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation are coming together to host the 25th annual Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Aug. 8. Courtney Bailey, Chamber of Commerce […]

Police blotter — July 31

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 2:58 a.m.: Criminal damage, 500 block of Wallace Street. • 9:09 a.m.: Aggravated assault with knife, 2300 block of Westgate Place. • 1:31 p.m.: Aggravated assault with knife, 2800 block of Prince Street. • 4:24 p.m.: Runaway, 1200 block of North Pile Street. • […]

Local acts kick off music fest

Staff report The Clovis Music Festival is set to kick off Sept. 4 with several local musicians that keep the “Clovis sound” going. According to the Clovis Music Festival website, on that day, several acts including Marshall Law, Will Banister and The Modern Day Ramblers are scheduled to be the first to entertain during a […]

What’s happening — July 31

Today High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Conference Room, 810 E. 21st St. Information: 575-749-2955. Friday LGMC — 8:30 a.m., City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 575-769-7828. Saturday Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Fashion Show & Tea — 2 p.m., Central Christian Church, Tickets $5 (hospital gift shop), Proceeds benefit PRMC Auxiliary scholarship […]

Officials hope water conservation plan would help extend resource

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Those behind a water conservation initiative that carries a potential $20 million price tag say they hope to prolong the availability of the precious resource until the Ute pipeline project is complete. Clovis Mayor David Lansford, along with local agriculture consultant Blake Prather, have developed the Llano Estacado Water […]

Rain soaks area


Staff report Clovis and Portales received nearly one inch of rain each during Tuesday morning’s thunderstorms. Although scattered flooding was reported in Portales, city officials in Clovis reported only standing water from the steady rain that began about 8 p.m. Monday and continued through early afternoon Tuesday. De Baca County officials, however, were forced to […]

Rescue official: Injured pug receives eye surgery

Courtesy photo: Colorado Pug Rescue
Clovis, a pug found Tuesday July 22 in Clovis, rests after receiving eye surgery in Colorado Sunday. Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue, said Clovis is expected to make a full recovery in one to two months.

Staff report A pug found suffering from chemical burns in Clovis has received eye surgery, according to Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue. Campbell said that the Colorado Rescue received the 2-year-old pug Saturday and had to take it in for emergency surgery Sunday after ulcers in the dog’s eyes ruptured. Campbell said […]