Pages past — Aug. 17

On this date … 1967: Turner’s first anniversary sale featured a large stock of “genuine blue Levis” for $4.79. The Clovis department store, located at 520 Main, had waist sizes 27 to 42 with lengths 28 to 38. 1963: Clovis residents had donated four tons of used clothing to migrating  residents of Alto Beni, Bolivia, […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Library with seven items requiring votes on the action agenda: • A resolution supporting financing initiatives for water conservation measures to preserve the Ogallala Aquifer as presented by Clovis Mayor David Lansford. • A request to approve reauthorization of a $107,085 capital appropriation project from […]

Police blotter — Aug. 17

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 2:21 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 1200 block of Sheldon Street. • 6:17 a.m.: Childbirth, 500 block of East Grand Avenue. • 6:33 a.m.: Dispute, 1100 block of East 10th Street. • 8:20 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of West Sixth Street. • 9:23 p.m.: […]

What’s happening — Aug. 17

Tuesday Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Clovis-Carver Library north annex. Information: 575-763-6016 Water Policy Advisory Board meeting  — 8:30 a.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting— Noon, Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-7828. Economic Development ADHOC meeting —1:30 p.m., City Hall Information: 575-769-7828. Wednesday Toddler […]

In a combine, you’re king of the road

Many hours and days and nights have I spent on a big, red machine. There’s even a song about it. By Audra Brown Local columnist It gets quite a bit right. A combine isn’t fast. Roading it with the header off, you can get close to 15, but rear-wheel steering at that speed makes things […]

Study shows dogs may feel jealousy like people

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It goes without saying that bringing a new critter into the house just might set things on end for a bit. For that matter, bringing a new critter around at all, even if only for a short time, is likely to cause distress and bad behavior. Usurpers, simply put, run […]

Pages past — Aug. 16

On this date … 1970: Fort Sumner opened its Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation state monument. The site honors the Mescalero Apache and Navajo people forced by the U.S. Army to march hundreds of miles to the fort five miles southeast of Fort Sumner in 1863. The monument’s initial cost totaled $40,000, including $25,000 approved by […]

Thanks goes to the receptionist

By Grant McGee Local columnist Stephen Gaskin died a few weeks ago. He was well known in some circles, probably best as co-founder of a big hippie-type commune over in Tennessee. When I think of Gaskin and that commune I think of someone I worked with long ago. I’ll call her Alice. Alice came to […]

Cashing in


By Vanessa Kahin Staff reporter Lynnae Allen, 17, has spent much of her life raising dairy heifers; but it was her piggy bank that prevailed during the Junior Livestock Sale on Friday evening at the Curry County Events Center. Allen sold her reserve grand champion dairy heifer for $7,250 — the most she’s ever […]

Portales man pleads guilty in murder-for-hire case

Cody Guss

Staff report A Portales man charged in a murder-for-hire plot in March pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Albuquerque, according to an FBI news release. Police say Cody Guss, 37, agreed to pay an undercover officer $5,000 to kill his wife. The handyman and father of three met with an undercover officer of the […]

State police officer arrested in Tucumcari


By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari police on Thursday arrested a New Mexico State Police officer on felony child abuse charges and a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, officials confirmed Friday. Isaac Vigil, a state police officer for a year and a half, was arrested after Tucumcari officers responded to a report of domestic violence […]

Water troubles across the border in Texas

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor While underground water supplies may be taking a precipitous plunge in nearby Parmer County, it doesn’t necessarily translate into a similar drop in eastern New Mexico’s slice of the aquifer, according to studies by New Mexico’s State Engineer. Aquifer levels are dropping across Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to […]

County fair generational thing for many families


  By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer On Wednesday, it was dairy heifers; on Thursday, it was stick horses for 6-year-old Raegan Lansford of Clovis. Lansford, accompanied by three generations of her family, participated in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo at the Curry County Fair on Thursday afternoon. An event for little ones from toddlers to […]

Chamber hosting state tourism group

Staff report The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the New Mexico Tourism Commission’s quarterly meeting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. today in the Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand, and is open to the public. Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos is the gust speaker and plans to talk about Clovis tourism, including […]

5 Things to know about the Curry County Fair

Staff photos: Joshua Lucero
 Michael Baca, 28, left, batters Oreos while Debbie Ulibarri prepares Snicker bars to be deep-fried in the Shoogs food trailer Thursday afternoon at the Curry County Fair. Ulibarri said a portion of the Shoogs trailer’s profits will be donated to repair cleft lips through Operation Smile.

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER It’s that time of year and the Curry County Fair is in full swing with vendors and rides to entertain all ages. The fair is in its 94th year. Here are five things to know about the Curry County Fair. • An average of 25,000 people visit the fair […]

Pages Past — Aug. 15

On this date … 1984: Music producer Norman Petty died of leukemia in a Lubbock hospital. He was 57. The Clovis native was best known as Buddy Holly’s first manager. 1974: An Albuquerque accountant auditing Clovis Memorial Hospital disclosed a loss of $80,000 in operations during fiscal year 1973-74. Hospital board members asked for the […]

Identity of accidental shooting victim released

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor A Cannon Air Force Base airman wounded in what investigators are calling an accidental shooting was identified Thursday as 22-year-old Joshua Halford, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Confusion about where the shooting happened set off a 30-minute lockdown Wednesday at Cannon. Waller said Halford was hit in […]

Police blotter — Aug. 15

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:05 a.m.: Burglary, 2000 block of Ross Street. • 1:38 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 10th and Prince Street. • 3:26 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 100 block of East Manana Boulevard. • 7:28 a.m.: Theft, 100 block of Manson Drive. • 7:47 a.m.: Vehicle theft, […]

What’s happening — Aug. 15

Today New Mexico Tourism Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-3435. Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. (Barn & Pavilion); 5 p.m. (Carnival), Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-935-7000. Saturday Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. (Barn & Pavilion); 5 p.m. (Carnival), Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-935-7000. Curry County […]

Tucumcari teen accepts murder plea


By Steve Hansen Staff writer TUCUMCARI — Tony Day, 15, who killed his adoptive mother and sister in November 2012, was sentenced Thursday to be incarcerated and treated by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department until he is 21. Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell accepted Day’s plea of guilty to two […]