Qwest touts broadband

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John Badal (center), president of Qwest’s New Mexico operations, helps Danielle Welsh (left) and Marie DePatti, both of Albuquerque, look for driving directions on the Internet from Clovis to Albuquerque on Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Jack King While many of us still don’t know the difference between an Internet “site” and a “link” […]

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Public Record 8/29

Compiled from court records from Aug. 21 through Wednesday: Marriage licenses • Jeremy John LeClear, 25, and Tina Louise Clayton, 36, both of Clovis • Brian Joseph Teichmann, 25, and Misty Angel Strickland, 22, both of Clovis • Barry Dewayne Jones, 41, and Helen Sue Conner, 44, both of Clovis • Matthew Keith Wilkerson, 44, […]

Officials defend Decalogue

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An unidentified person walks past the Ten Commandments outside the Curry County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. A Ten Commandments monument was removed from a courthouse Wednesday in Alabama. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell A Ten Commandments monument was removed from an Alabama courthouse on Wednesday, but Clovis officials said they’ve not heard any discussion […]

Wildcat fever catching again

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Clovis’ D&D Family Furniture is among many businesses with signs supporting the Clovis Wildcats. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Wildcats will play their first football game of the school year on Friday, but Roger Jackson of Ideal Auto Sales didn’t have to do anything to get ready for the season. […]

Warrants issued for suspects in Portales shooting

By Mike Linn A local judge has signed warrants against a father-son duo suspected in the shooting of two men at the Valle del Solle apartments late Sunday night, police said. Police are searching for Jamie Banda Sr., 45, and Jaime Banda Jr., 22, on charges of aggravated battery, accessory to aggravated battery and conspiracy […]

College gets gift of technology

By Gary Mitchell Clovis Community College officials recently received nearly three quarters of a million dollars to complete the construction of the college’s new library and technology center. Lynell Skarda, Citizen’s Bank chairman of the board, and Kent Carruthers, president and CEO of Citizen’s Bank, presented the college’s board of trustees with a check for […]

Police Blotter 8/28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A shop foreman from a Clovis business called police Friday morning to report an employee had stolen about $300 worth of punch and die sets that had been placed in a trailer used to collect scrap iron for recycling. The business was […]

Heavenly neighbor gets closer; Mars makes closest approach in 60,000 years

When Carol Nash of Ranchvale looks at the night sky, she is awed by its enormity and complexity. “When you just think about the solar system and how the Earth is tilted just right to make the seasons and all these objects out there doing their thing, it’s just kind of amazing,” she said. “You […]

Muleshoe High grad finds success in motivational speaking

By Eric Butler Jimmy Cabrera’s book is called “What’s In Your Backpack? Packing For Success In Life.” Its cover features a bag stuffed with notebooks, pencils and highlighters. Although the Muleshoe man works year-round giving motivational lectures to audiences of all kinds, it is perhaps appropriate that the school motif is utilized for Cabrera’s written […]

Company plants seeds for wind turbine farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind farm, which will be located about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the second of its kind for Quay County. […]

Portales firefighters promote plan for emergency access

By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com The Portales Fire Department is encouraging business and home owners to think inside the box. The Knox Box is a small, metal mini-safe that is placed on the exterior of a building. It has space for keys, passwords or other devices that can provide access into a building and […]

West Nile invades region

By Darrell Todd Maurina West Nile has invaded the region full force, with new confirmed or suspected human cases reported in Curry, Roosevelt, Bailey, and Parmer counties. Until mid-August, no human cases had been confirmed in the area, though a number of cases had been confirmed as early as last year in horses. Although West […]

Proposal could legalize carports under P&Z plan

By Darrell Todd Maurina About 90 percent of the 165 carports violating Clovis zoning ordinances could be legalized under a proposal discussed Monday night by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Under the proposal, owners of pre-manufactured, portable and flat-roof carports that don’t meet city standards would be allowed to apply for rezoning that would […]

Police searching for suspects in Portales shooting

By Mike Linn Police are searching for suspects involved in a Sunday night shooting that injured two men, one critically, in what police and witnesses say was provoked by arguments at a horse race earlier that day a few miles east of Portales. Ernesto Sanchez, 39, received bullet wounds in the abdomen and upper thigh […]

Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 p.m. Wednesday, a 74-year-old Clovis man came to the police department to report that someone had stolen three of his checks and cashed one of them worth $210. Evidence collected from the check pointed to a 40-year-old Clovis woman. • • • […]

Roswell man arraigned on vehicular homicide

By Tony Parra The criminal history of a Roswell man accused of vehicular homicide in the death of a 2-week-old boy may be a factor in a case involving driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor. Brian Moshier, 40, was arraigned on Monday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. He has four prior convictions for […]

Firefighters fill the boot

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A driver stops to give a donation to Clovis firefighter Clay Wilhoit for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” campaign Sunday afternoon at the intersection of First and Prince streets. Photo by Janet Bresenham. By Janet Bresenham Every year near Labor Day, firefighters in Clovis and across the nation take to the streets […]

Family exemplifies service

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Family members 2nd Lt. Alex Gonzales (left), Lt. Col. Nick Gonzales, retired Sgt. Maj. Celestino Gonzales, and 1st Lt. Daniel Gonzales are four members of the same family which has served the U.S. in the military. By Darrell Todd Maurina As Celestino Gonzales sat in his living room last week watching the Fox news network, […]