Airman remembered for camaraderie

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom
Airman 1st Class Andrew Padilla, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, arrived at Cannon in April 2013.

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing is mourning the loss of Airman 1st Class Andrew Padilla, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, who lost his life in a car crash Sunday in Clovis. The thoughts of all within the Cannon Air Force Base community, go […]

Triple-digit heat on way

Staff report Gray skies and sprinkles of rain created light-jacket weather on Thursday. With Thursday’s cold front, high temperatures didn’t reach much further than the day’s low temperatures in eastern New Mexico, according to Accuweather.com meteorologist Brian Edwards. Thursday’s morning low temperature was about 63 degrees, what Edwards said is about normal for the Clovis […]

Editor’s Desk: Mailbox victim not amused

David Stevens

It may seem like harmless fun to junior high school boys — or to those who act like junior high school boys — but Sally Arnold isn’t amused. “That I know of, there have been three brick mailboxes destroyed in my neighborhood since July 4,” she wrote in an email this week. “Most folks don’t […]

Praise the Lord and pass the umbrella

Audra Brown

By Audra Brown Local columnist Rain, oiled leather and the smell of freshly turned earth have to rank as some of the best smells there are. First off, let’s all give a hearty hallelujah. It rained. I mean, it RAINED! And enough do some good, even. Living in a desert, water from the sky is […]

Police blotter — July 18

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:40 a.m.: Criminal damage, 800 block of East 21st Street. • 1:13 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, hit and run, 600 block of Rose Street. • 6:02 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident private property, 2100 block of West 21st Street. • 6:31 a.m.: Larceny, 2100 block […]

What’s happening — July 18

Today Second annual 42 Domino Shoot Out Championship — 6 p.m., registration, 7 p.m. start, $30 fee, Texico Community Center, 211 N. Griffin. Information: 575-218-2321. Monster Truck event — 6:30 p.m., Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-935-7000 or http://www.cyclecitypromotions.com/monster-truck Saturday Monster Truck event — 6:30 p.m., Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, […]

Golf-course deficit no surprise, city officials say

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com The city-owned Colonial Park Golf Course spent triple the amount of money it has taken in so far this year, but some city officials say the deficit shouldn’t come as a surprise. The figures were made public Wednesday during a review by Clovis’ Finance Committee. According to the city’s […]

Renovations, staffing keeps school staff busy in summer

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Yucca Middle School is one of three schools in the Clovis Municipal School district in which science labs are being updated.

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com There’s no slowing down for Clovis Municipal Schools during this year’s summer break. Work is being done at several schools to improve facilities for the upcoming school year in addition to updating technologies, campus cleanings, and the hiring of new staff and faculty. Superintendent Jody Balch said the school […]

Police: ‘Medical episode’ contributed to De Baca deputy’s death

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New Mexico State Police believe a “medical episode” contributed to the death of De Baca County Democratic candidate for sheriff, Deputy Mylessa Denny, pictured here with Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders, left.

Staff report New Mexico State Police believe a “medical episode” contributed to the death of De Baca County Democratic candidate for sheriff, Deputy Mylessa Denny. State police Sgt. Damyan Brown said the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator will conduct an autopsy, but preliminary indications are that Denny had a medical episode Tuesday evening. […]

Roosevelt County resident petitions against marijuana legalization

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County resident Arkie Kiehne is taking a stand against the legalization of marijuana before it reaches a New Mexico ballot. Kiehne hopes his petition against the legal sale of marijuana in Roosevelt County, which he claims garnered 830 signatures, sends a message that this area will not tolerate […]