Storm spotting class on offer


Thunderstorm season is fast approaching across eastern New Mexico and the city of Clovis is working with the National Weather Service to train storm spotters Thursday at Clovis City Hall. The training will teach participants the fundamentals of storm spotting according to the National Weather Service website. The NWS class certifies severe weather spotters to […]

Women-owned businesses on rise

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Growth of the number of women-owned businesses is a reality in the U.S., including New Mexico, but according to a recent study, it’s happening slower in the Land of Enchantment than it is on a national scale. According to the American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the […]

What’s happening — April 15

Today Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 763-5591. Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting — 6 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9642 or Cultural/Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting […]

Plateau announces plans for gigabit Internet service

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According to Plateau Telecommunications officials, a fiber optic gigabit connection is 100 times faster than the average megabit Internet connection used by most Americans.

By Emily Crowe Staff writer The wait time for that YouTube video or Facebook page to load may soon be reduced for Plateau Telecommunications customers. Plateau recently announced plans for Gigabit Clovis, which will offer gigabit Internet service to residential customers as early as this summer. According to Plateau officials, a fiber optic gigabit […]

Weather forecast calls for … almost anything


By David Stevens Editor Yes, that was snow Monday morning — up to 1/2 inch in places around the region — and this is the middle of April. But the natives were hardly surprised. Longtime residents of the High Plains have gone trick-or-treating and Easter-egg hunting in the snow more than once. And we’ve spent […]

Police blotter — April 15

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Friday • 12:07 a.m.: Criminal trespass, 1500 block of Mabry Drive. • 1:08 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard. • 1:25 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 500 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard. • 10:30 a.m.: Battery, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 11:19 a.m.: […]

Dogs join cancer fight

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Becky Taylor, left, and Nancy Torres let their dogs Mya and Kingston get acquainted Saturday afternoon during Bark for Life at Hillcrest park.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer It’s not every day that dogs get to join the fight against cancer, but Saturday’s second annual Bark for Life event organized by the American Cancer Society at Hillcrest Park did just that. Dogs and their owners participated in events throughout the day, including a walk for owners and their […]

Five questions with: Roy Uyematsu

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Roy Uyematsu of Clovis poses Saturday with one of his telescopes at his home. Uyematsu said he will observing the eclipse that will starts on Monday night starting at 11 p.m.

The first of four eclipses visible this year in North America — two lunar and two solar — will occur early Tuesday morning. For nearly an hour and a half, the moon will be dimmed and possibly appearing a copper color because of sunlight bent by the atmosphere. The total eclipse begins around 1 a.m. […]

Resident says memories of dad will be with her always

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Connie Belcher with her father, William Breech.

William Creech died March 15, 2012. Clovis’ Connie Belcher has been thinking a lot about her dad lately. She tells about their relationship better than I ever could. “I am an Air Force brat and grew up on military bases around the country,” she wrote in an email. “We settled in Clovis during my junior […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Three separate grant application requests — $52,984 and $38,926, both for the foster grandparent program, and another of up to $10,000 from New Mexico Clean and Beautiful. • A contract worth $55,000 with […]