Johnson: Hyper dog may have gut microbia

Maybe it’s the short or near absent attention span, the frenzied activity level that never seems to taper, an inability to listen, follow or retain instructions or exert any self control even in the face of negative consequences. No matter how much you love them, dote on, train or correct them, they jump on people, […]

Pages past — Oct. 15

On this date … 1976: Clovis and Curry County officials were debating whether to pass ordinances aimed at curbing the sale of pornographic material. A new bookstore established outside the city limits had sparked the discussions. Assistant District Attorney Bill Bonem said he had determined that all material in that bookstore was harmful to minors […]

Bobcat at Hillcrest Park Zoo laid to rest

STAFF REPORT Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis said farewell this week to one of its bobcats. Ozzie the bobcat was euthanized Tuesday, Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti said. Ozzie was 15, Yannotti said, and spent his last 14 years at the zoo. “He just had a bunch of age complications,” Yannotti said. “He was blind, […]

Pretrial conference vacated in arson case

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor A pretrial conference was vacated Thursday for a Clovis woman facing multiple arson charges. District Judge Matt Chandler had scheduled the pretrial conference one month before, following a status conference after concerns the cases had no movement. The conference, on a day in which Chandler’s docket had more than […]

Swearing-in postponed for clerical error

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer A planned swearing in for new Planning and Zoning members failed to materialize Wednesday, following the Clovis City Commission’s decision to readvertise three vacancies over a clerical error. The advisory body has three terms that will begin in November that are currently held by Carolyn Spence, Terry Moberly and […]

Faith: Church hosting safety training seminar

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer It’s an ironic twist of fate when a church no longer feels safe. Michael Jones recognizes this, and that’s why Clovis’ Central Baptist Church is offering a solution for moments when places of worship are faced with danger. CBC will host a church safety and security training seminar for […]

K-Bob’s back to ‘approved’ status

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer K-Bob’s Steakhouse in Clovis has been upgraded back to an “approved” food safety status by the New Mexico Environment Department following an inspection Thursday morning. The restaurant’s upgrade came just two days after an initial inspection, in which the NMED reported various food safety violations and had downgraded the […]

Religion digest — Oct. 14

Church hosting prayer breakfast Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will host its second community-wide men’s prayer breakfast from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Oct. 24. Author and theologian John David “J.D.” Walt is also scheduled to give a presentation entitled “Awaken.” Kingswood UMC Pastor Bill Case said although the event is geared toward men, […]

Police blotter — Oct. 14

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 4:27 a.m.: Battery on a police officer, 2900 block of North Main Street. • 8:21 a.m.: Fugitive from justice, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 9:14 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 800 block of […]

Events calendar — Oct. 14

Today Clovis Evening Lions Club Gun Show — 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: (575) 935-5000 Natural History Museum honors Tony Gennaro — 2 p.m. ENMU, Roosevelt Science Center, 1500 S. Avenue K., Portales. Information: 575-562-2121 Saturday Clovis Evening Lions Club Gun Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Clovis Civic Center, […]

Meetings calendar — Oct. 14

Today Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. ENMU, regents room,  1500 S Avenue K, Portales. Information: 575-562-2253 Tuesday Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora city meeting — 7 p.m. Village Firestation, 2200 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell city meeting — […]

Opinion: A toy is what you make of it

By Audra Brown Local columnist What is a toy but that object which brings you amusement via some exercise of your imagination? Some toys are packaged and wrapped and labeled, intended for a specific sort of imagining and amusement. But others can be quite generic. I prefer those with the more amorphous potential. The first […]

Letter to the editor — Oct. 14

Thank you for your patience Regarding concerns related to our new Greyhound Stadium at Eastern New Mexico University: This has meant inconvenience to area residents throughout the construction, and I appreciate the tolerance of the noise, dust and traffic during construction. I also realize the sound level during our football games is still too high, […]

Pages past — Oct. 14

On this date … 1971: Clovis’ American Legion Post was planning a Veterans Day parade. “Anything people would like to enter that’s in keeping with the Veterans Day theme of the parade would be welcome,” said parade chairman Robert Sisneros. “Advance registration is not necessary. Just show up in time for the parade.” Participants were […]

State auditor’s office reviewing complaints against county

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor Two allegations against Curry County from 2012 are being looked into by the state auditor’s office. County Manager Lance Pyle confirmed he and County Attorney Steve Doerr had a Tuesday meeting at Auditor Tim Keller’s office, and noted the county requested the meeting. A pair of complaints, Pyle said, […]

Melrose grad gets FFA scholarship

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer Fueled in part by a $2,000 National FFA John Deere Dealer Scholarship award, Melrose High School graduate Wyatt Williams and FFA participant is currently a freshman pursuing an agriculture business degree at New Mexico State University. Future Farmers of America officials said the award is sponsored by the Ray […]

Fire Prevention Week focus on smoke alarms

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer Three in five house fire deaths happen in homes with faulty smoke alarms or no smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Facts like that have area firefighters promoting the NFPA Fire Prevention Week, which kicked off Sunday and continues through Saturday, and urging residents to check […]

Police blotter — Oct. 13

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 4:27 a.m.: Battery on police officer, 2900 block of North Main Street. • 8:21 a.m.: Fugitive from justice, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 9:14 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 800 block of Mitchell […]

Events calendar — Oct. 13

Today Understanding Hospice — 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Community Service Center, 1100 Community Way., Portales. Information: 575-356-8576 Fall Choral Concert — 7 p.m. ENMU, Buchanan hall, 1500 S Avenue K., Portales. Information: 575-562-2377 Music from the Ranch and the Open Range — 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Friday Clovis […]

County clerk: Voting rights matter resolved

Staff report A letter from the New Mexico secretary of state’s office says the Curry County clerk’s office sent incorrect documentation on a convicted felon’s voting rights. County Clerk Rose Riley said the matter was resolved for the voter, and nobody’s right to vote was improperly taken. A letter generated by the clerk’s office dated […]