Meetings Watch: Clovis City Commission, May 6

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford were present. All action items passed on 8-0 votes. • A Veterans Resource Day was approved for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 17 at the Roy Walker Recreation Center, with rental fees waived […]

Commission battles over ballots

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR Clovis Mayor David Lansford only votes to break a City Commission tie, and said he has intuition on when those deadlocks may occur on lower board appointments. Commissioner Tom Martin read that as clairvoyance, and he didn’t buy it. A heated discussion ensued during Thursday’s commission meeting over its […]

Commissioners introduce voter ID ordinance; final vote June 2

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR With about 10 minutes of discussion, and an assurance that a vote cast in Clovis should always be free of charge, the Clovis City Commission on Thursday introduced an ordinance that would require photo identification at municipal elections. The ordinance, passed on an 8-0 vote, will be up for […]

Public works to chipseal street

Staff report The city’s Public Works Department will chipseal Marvin Hass between Prince and Sycamore Streets 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. Additional signage will be up in the area for motorists. Information: 575-769-2376.

County partnering to help fund conservation effort

By Douglas Clark Staff writer The Curry County Commission is partnering with a handful of local entities to help fund an effort designed to increase focus on water conservation. Commission members voted Tuesday to $2,500 toward next month’s Water Conservation Summit. “We all know how valuable our water is and our current situation,” Commission […]

Locals unite for day of prayer

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
The Clovis High School choir performs the national anthem during the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard’s posting of the colors at this year’s National Day of Prayer event.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer No matter the religious background, citizens across the nation united on Thursday with one thing in common — prayer. The 65th annual National Day of Prayer brought individuals together for uplifting services and events throughout the country. On a local level, Clovis’ National Day of Prayer observance drew a […]

Opinion: Harvest good reason to eat at 2 a.m.

By Audra Brown Local columnist Do you know how hard it is to find a decent meal at two o’clock in the morning? In a small town? Big cities seem to have both a reason and a willingness to do business after plenty of folks have presumably retired for the evening. Most times of the […]

Police blotter — May 6

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 1:34 a.m.: Arson. • 5:51 a.m.: Defective equipment, Colonial Parkway and Prince Street. • 9:23 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 2:46 p.m.: Larceny up to $500, 3700 […]

Events calendar — May 6

Today Ribbon Cutting — 11:30 a.m. House of Furniture, 108 W. 14th St., Clovis. Relay for Life — 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. Ned Houk Park, N. SR 209. Clovis. The Twilight Zone — 7 p.m. $7 a person. Clovis Community College, Town Hall, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: Christy Mendoza, 575-769-4950. Saturday Clovis Christian […]

Meetings calendar — May 6

Monday Grady City Council — 6:30 p.m. Village Hall, 219 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2005 Fort Sumner City Meeting — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 173 E. Avenue C., Ft. Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 Muleshoe City Council — 5:30 (CDT) City Hall, 215 S. First St., Muleshoe. Information: 806-481-3620 Tuesday Texico City Meeting — 6:30 p.m. City […]

Pages past — May 6

On this date … 1976: A hail storm had wiped out multiple wheat fields near the Texas-New Mexico line. The pea-size hail cut a five-mile wide path of destruction, officials said, causing extensive damage to wheat that was beginning to head. Heavy rain added to the problems; some farmers reported 2.5 inches of rain fell […]

Sheriff’s office seeking potential witness

Jimmy Apodaca

STAFF REPORT Police are continuing their search for a man they believe to be a witness to a shooting Sunday that left a Clovis man dead. The Curry County Sheriff’s Department said investigators are attempting to locate Jimmy Apodaca, 31, who is reported to be a long-time friend of shooting victim Francisco Perez, 30, but […]

CHS’ Marshall took different path

Staff photo: Douglas Clark 
Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall 
trinkets from previous graduate’s classes. The display has nearly 30 years of 
collection between Clovis and Moriarty schools.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer Unlike many of his colleagues, Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall took the long path in the field of education. That winding, high-rewarding road will come to a close June 30 with his retirement. “I was in the Air Force before I went to college and I was a […]

County rescinds resolution

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer The Curry County Commission took a step back Tuesday, rescinding a resolution to commit environmental gross receipts tax funds to the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority and claimed it needed to further examine specific funding language. By a 3-2 vote, commissioners rescinded the resolution first approved unanimously April […]

Calendars — May 5

What’s happening Today National Day of Prayer — 11:30 a.m. Curry County Courthouse, 700 N. Main St., Clovis. Chamber Business After Hours — 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Leal’s Mexican Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St., Clovis. Friday Ribbon Cutting — 11:30 a.m. House of Furniture, 108 W. 14th St., Clovis. Relay for Life — 6 […]

Commission set to discuss voter ID ordinance

STAFF REPORT The Clovis City Commission will consider introduction of an ordinance today to implement voter identification requirements in municipal elections. Two months ago, Clovis voters approved creation of the ordinance by nearly a 3-to-1 margin. The pending city code 1.06.010 reads, in part: • A voter who approaches the polling place must identify himself […]

Accused arsonist appears in court

By Douglas Clark Staff writer A Clovis woman accused of setting multiple fires around the region, on two separate occasions, including being blamed for a Feb. 10 fire in the Curry County Detention Center, made an appearance in district court on Wednesday. Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover said Angelica Madrid had a sequestered […]

CCC set to graduate 335 next week

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER The number of Clovis Community College graduates has increased by 20 since last year, as announced during Wednesday’s regular CCC board meeting. The board approved the Spring 2016 graduation list containing 121 associate degree earners, 85 certificates of completion and 129 certificates of achievement — for a total of […]

Education digest — May 5

District names principals for 2016-17 at four schools Clovis Municipal Schools officials have appointed four new principals for the 2016-17 school year. • James ‘Jay’ Brady has accepted the position of Principal at Clovis High School. Brady is currently principal at Marshall Middle School and served as Sandia Elementary School principal from 2002-08. • John […]

Senior profile: Joelle Strickland


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles of area graduating seniors. Clovis High School’s graduation is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 20 at the Curry County Events Center. Joelle Strickland is president of Clovis High School’s Honor Society, and served as captain for the Wildcadette dance group. What’s your favorite memory of […]