Ethnic fair entry forms due

Staff report As Event Coordinator Selmus Price ties up the loose ends for the 2014 Ethnic Fair, set to take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park, there’s one final step that only community members can complete. Clovisites must make it known if they intend to participate in one — or several — of […]

Cannon Community Center travels to Albuquerque Comic Expo

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mike Gruber, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron food apprentice, mulls over art by illustrator James O’Barr June 28, 2014 at the Albuquerque Comic Expo in Albuquerque. The Community Center at Cannon Air Force Base coordinated the trip to the expo.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Community Center at Cannon Air Force Base is more than the base’s home for opportunities to get creative, relax and meet with friends — it’s a gathering space for like-minded people. For one weekend, that space expanded all the way out to […]

Municipal flights to Dallas/Fort Worth begin

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer Effective Tuesday, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport became just one hour and 45 minutes away from Clovis. Boutique Air started flying passenger flights out of the Clovis Municipal Airport to DFW on Tuesday, Airport Director Gene Bieker confirmed. All flights are to DFW, Bieker said. He said that on weekdays […]

Rain keeps lawn services, code compliance officers busy

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Jori’s Landscape Maintenance worker Jacob Hurt of Portales uses a weed trimmer at a Norris Street property. Lawn services and code compliance officers with the city have been hustling to catch up with increased growth due to recent rains.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Recent rain fall has lawn services and the City of Clovis playing catch up with the amount of growth the moisture has caused. Marcus Brice, chief code compliance officer for the city, said he has written more than 200 violation notices for weeds and still has 100 complaints that […]

Police blotter — July 16

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 5:26 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 4000 block of Eagle Way. • 6:11 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 3600 block of Ben Crenshaw Court. • 6:54 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 3600 block of Ben Crenshaw Court. • 6:59 a.m.: Remove violent subject, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King […]

What’s happening — July 16

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Finance Committee meeting — 2 p.m., City Hall. Information: 769-7828. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Friday Second annual 42 Domino Shoot Out Championship — 6 p.m.,  registration, 7 p.m. start, $30 fee, Texico Community Center, 211 N. […]

From the editor’s desk: Happy 100th birthday, house


By David Stevens Editor Fidel and Teresa Perez are thinking about hosting a birthday party. Their house at 306 E. Ninth St. in Clovis, is 100 this year. Attorney J. S. Fitzhugh built the four-room home with a basement from concrete and wood after his original house on the same property was destroyed by fire […]

Airman killed in crash ID’d


The Cannon Air Force Base airman killed in a one-vehicle car wreck early Sunday has been identified as Andrew Padilla. A Clovis Police Department news release said Padilla, 22, was a passenger in a black Hyundai that crashed in a parking lot of 2400 E. Seventh St. The driver of the vehicle, also an airman, […]

Business feature: Housing sales down

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According to data from the Realtors Association of New Mexico, the number of housing units sold in Curry County in May during was down 25.6 percent from 2012. Realtors attribute the decrease in sales to less demand and tougher lending requirements.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Uncertainty has potential Clovis home buyers rethinking their options and looking into alternatives, according to industry officials. Curry County housing sales for May were down 25.6 percent compared to May 2012 and 37 percent compared to May 2013, according to data from the Realtors Association of New Mexico. Curry […]

Some neighbors unhappy about prospective club

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The Clovis Gentleman’s Club began taking applications at its Humphrey Road location Monday morning. Neighbors of the club worry about the noise and traffic the establishment may bring to their neighborhood.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Yadira Saenz said when she and her husband bought their home on Humphrey Road just east of Clovis’ city limits they thought they were moving to a quiet neighborhood. Saenz, who closed on the house in April, recently learned she lives next door to the future site of the […]