Water board seeks resident to serve on committee

Staff report The City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee is in need of one Clovis resident. Applications are currently being taken for the opportunity to serve on the committee, according to a press release from the city. Water Policy Advisory Committee members help advocate for water conservation and its sustainability, and help with the […]

From the editor’s desk: Those were hot times

Fire at Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn destroyed the hotel early Wednesday morning, sending dozens of guests scrambling to safety in their pajamas. Officials said no injuries were reported, but the blaze immediately made a place for itself among the most memorable in the city’s history. Clovis has plenty of candidates for its “worst” fire, including one […]

Slaying suspect’s ex-wife found dead

Staff report The ex-wife of slaying suspect Eric Valdez was found dead about 12:36 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the 200 block of Raven Drive, according to Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders. Sanders said Carol Ann Molina, 39, appeared to have died of natural causes and investigators don’t believe foul play was involved. The […]

Police blotter — July 17

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:01 a.m.: Assault on a police officer, 2200 block of East Mabry Drive. • 5:01 a.m.: Auto burglary, 2200 block of Country Meadows Drive. • 7:12 a.m.: Ill subject, 2200 block of Chapparal. • 8:41 a.m.: Breaking and entering, 1000 block of Rencher Street. […]

What’s happening — July 17

Today 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. Griffin. Information: 218-2321. Monster Truck Event — 6:30 p.m., Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 935-7000 or […]

Fire ravages Tucumcari hotel; no injuries reported


By Steve Hansen Staff writer An early morning lightning strike was being blamed for a fire Wednesday that destroyed the Tucumcari Hampton Inn. An estimated 20 to 30 guests were safely evacuated without injury in the blaze officials said started about 2:30 a.m. Tucumcari Fire Chief Larry Rigdon said the fire is believed to have […]

Fort Sumner female sheriff’s candidate dead at 39

The De Baca County woman hoping to become New Mexico’s first female sheriff in nearly 50 years has died. Chavez Funeral Home Director Juan Chavez said he spoke with someone at the De Baca County’s Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday night who informed him that Mylessa Denny had died. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Denny, 39, was […]

A new take on drive-through service

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero

A pickup truck crashed through the main entrance of Domino’s Pizza Tuesday morning before the restaurant’s lunch rush. No one in the building or the driver and three passengers were not hurt in the accident.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Dominos employees were in for a surprise Tuesday morning when a pickup truck crashed through the front doors of the building shortly before the lunch rush and came to a stop in front of the ordering counter. Susan Guidry, 54, of Clovis, was behind the wheel of the white […]

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

U.S. Air Force photo
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 […]