State congressional candidate names jobs as top issue

Jeff Byrd is a Quay County rancher and former environmental engineer. The Mosquero native is running as the Republican candidate for the two-year congressional term. His opponent is the incumbent, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. The two also ran against each other in 2012. What do you think is the top issue for this area of […]

Rainfall raises spirits

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Flooded intersections such as this one at Prince and Seventh Streets during a rain storm early this month were a common sight this summer.

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer Stan Furry believes he will be able to harvest a dryland winter wheat crop this spring on his Broadview farm for the first time since 2010. Even with less rainfall than their counterparts to the south, Furry said farmers in northern Curry County are grateful and optimistic about the […]

Texico High earns select national honor

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Commitments to excellence and student success has landed Dora Elementary and Texico High School the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools honor. The U.S. Department of Education selected 289 public and private schools across the nation for the Blue Ribbon program’s Exemplary High Performing Schools award. Dora and Texico are […]

Clovis-Carver included in Bond B proposal

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer General Obligation Bond B provides funding for academic, public, school and tribal libraries. Voters can approve or disapprove during the Nov. 4 election. In all, libraries will receive $10.8 million if voters approve the semiannual request. If voters say no, property taxes will decrease by $0.65 a year for […]

Cosmopolitan experiment suspect at best

Tinder is a mobile application where people create profiles and find users within gender, age and geographic preferences. If both parties agree to get to know the person they see in the pictures, the app allows them to message each other. Cosmopolitan decided, in the name of research, to create a pair of videos on […]

Building permit report

A look at building reports issued by the city of Clovis in September. 6 — New residential permits filed in September. It’s tied with July for the third-lowest total for a month. There were four in June and three in August. 78 — New residential permits filed in 2014. 3,125 — Average square footage of […]

Police blotter — Oct. 1

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 1:25 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 4700 block of North Prince Street. • 5:24 a.m.: Burglary, 300 block of Georgia Street. • 7:23 a.m.: Ill subject, 1500 block  of Mitchell Street. • 7:29 a.m.: Animal complaint, 700 block of North Lea Street. • 8:06 a.m.: Ill […]

What’s happening — Oct. 1

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, Room 512. Information: 575-769-4001. Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., The Lunch Box. Information: 575-763-3435. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — […]

Pages past — Oct. 1

On this date … 1963: Ten tons of new and used clothing left Cannon Air Force Base on its way to Bolivia. Clovis Peace Corps volunteer Mike Hacker, stationed in Alto Beni, asked help for local children who had little clothing after migrating from higher plateau regions. Clovis Jaycees responded to Hacker’s request, gathering donations […]

Governor discusses water issues during brief visit

Staff report Gov. Susana Martinez made a brief visit with Mayor David Lansford and a pair of city commissioners Tuesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Lansford said he and commissioners Randy Crowder and Juan Garza met for about 30 minutes with Martinez, who also planned a similar stop in Portales before a private fundraiser in […]

Letter to the editor: Golf course improved under new management

Regarding Clovis’ Colonial Golf course: First let me give some background information. I am secretary for the Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association. The association has 150 members from southeastern New Mexico and west Texas and we play once a month in that area. We have played at Colonial Golf Course (Chaparral Country Club back […]

Ambulance will be first in African sister city

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Potipher Tembo, deputy mayor of Lusaka, Zambia, sits inside the donated ambulance Monday, while Clovis Mayor David Lansford looks on. Tembo was the leader of the Zambia delegation.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor Not lost in all the goodwill exchanged Monday was the very real prospect that Clovis’ gift of an ambulance to its sister city in Africa will save lives. The decommissioned ambulance was given to a delegation representing Kasama, Zambia, during ceremonies at the Clovis Civic Center. It is the […]

Military update: Caregiver program’s limitations raise concerns

For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity. The unprecedented package of caregiver benefits includes training to help ensure patient safety, cash stipends to partially compensate for caregiver time and effort, caregiver health […]

Pages past — Sept. 30

On this date … 1973: The body of a Muleshoe man was found in Bull Lake, not far from where the amphibious plane he was riding in crashed five days earlier. Larry Dale Bynum, 26, and Morgan Locker, 57, were practicing takeoffs and landings in a high wind. Locker, who was piloting the plane, swam […]

Police blotter — Sept. 30

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 4:37 a.m.: Public affray, 1900 block of Howard Street. • 6:18 a.m.: Motor vehicle theft, 1600 block of Claremont Terrace. • 7:44 a.m.: Leaving the scene of crash with property damage, 2100 block of West Manana Boulevard. • 8:58 a.m.: Criminal damage up to […]

What’s happening — Sept. 30

Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, Room 512. Information: 575-769-4001. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. 575-769-7828. County Commission meeting […]

Clovis city manager announces retirement (updated)


By Robin Fornoff Projects editor City Manager Joe Thomas’ surprise announcement of his impending retirement Monday will apparently have Mayor David Lansford and the city commissioners huddling behind closed doors later this week to figure out how to find a replacement. Thomas said a closed executive session is scheduled for Thursday’s City Commission meeting […]

New Mexico Better Newspapers contest winners

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The 2013-14 NMPA APME Better Newspaper Contest awards were handed out during the 106th annual NMPA convention at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa on Saturday. Judging was completed by the Texas Press Association. The contest is sponsored jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the New […]

Attorney makes second excessive force accusation

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer A Clovis attorney has levied additional accusations, complete with video evidence, against a Clovis police officer facing internal and criminal investigations for excessive force. Attorney Dan Lindsey said a Clovis woman came forward last week after hearing reports about the internal investigation of Officer Brent Aguilar, who is accused […]

ENMU board approves list of funding requests

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents approved a list of funding requests to the state Department of Higher Education for the fiscal year 2016 at its Friday meeting. Scott Smart, vice president of ENMU’s business affairs, said seven of the eight  funding requests through what is know as […]