Confederate flag is South Carolina’s business

Steve Hansen

I wonder how many people have paused to reflect on how much has gone right after the horror of the June 17 slaying of nine parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist-Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. It started with the congregation responding with prayer, not anger.  The white police chief of Charleston then said exactly […]

Water resource sustainability being tested

By Shaun Banther Staff Writer A collection of 30 well water samples from Roosevelt and Curry counties  submitted to New Mexico Tech laboratories, will help determine the status of water quality for the area, according to Raymond Mondragon with the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon disclosed the sampling Wednesday at an EPCOG meeting. […]

Students flock to Clovis for dairy consortium

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer When Alfred State College senior and fourth generation dairy farmer Katelynn Bumbacher decided to apply to the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium held in Clovis, she said her friends and family asked her “Why are you going to the desert to learn about dairy?” Bumbacher and almost 50 […]

April showers bring June grasshoppers

Staff Report The cool, wet winter resulted in good spring plant growth, but those conditions are also optimal for a less desirable effect — a high population of summer grasshoppers. At the New Mexico State University Agriculture Science Center north of Clovis, the high population of grasshoppers led to the farm spraying for the insects […]


Hollywood’s calling … • The big-budget movie “Comancheria” is coming back to Clovis to shoot more scenes later this month through early July and they need more extras and some local cars. It looks like Jeff Bridges will be in town this time. If you’re thinking you might be Hollywood material, email a photo of […]

Walmart employee robbed at gunpoint

STAFF REPORT An employee at the Portales Walmart was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, according to police. Police said they suspect the robber had also recently struck at Walmart stores in Artesia and Roswell. According to witnesses, a man estimated to be in his 30s and somewhere between five-foot, five inches and six-feet tall entered the […]

Survey may help rural veterans with health care needs

STAFF REPORT As part of National Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the state Department of Veterans Services is conducting a survey that could potentially help assist health care needs of rural veterans. The survey is a statewide project administered by the Institute for Rural Social Work Research at Western New Mexico University, according to […]

What’s happening

Today Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840 Melrose City Council Meeting — 4:30 p.m. City Hall, 105 E Ave. B, Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master’s Center, 810 E 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Saturday Gearhead Gathering Event— 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. […]

Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday: • 12:08 a.m.: Criminal damage over $1000, 500 block of North Lea. • 1:30 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 4:39 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1400 block […]

Police search for three in armed robbery

STAFF REPORT A car wash attendant was robbed at knifepoint Tuesday morning at Hillcrest Car Wash, according to a press release from the Clovis police. It happened about 9:16 a.m., according to police. “On arrival, officers made contact with the victim of the robbery who stated he was robbed at knifepoint, inside of the business […]

Judge hangs up robe, but not music

While Judge Stephen Quinn doesn’t boast the only head with silver/gray hair in the Clovis Community Band or the Eastern New Mexico University Alumni Band, his might be one of the more recognizable faces to local audiences. He’ll be hanging up his judicial robe and lowering his gavel for a final time Tuesday in his […]

Pages Past: June 25

On this date … 1970: A raid at 915 Axtell St. in Clovis netted police about 1.5 ounces of marijuana and resulted in the arrest of three men. All three suspects pleaded innocent and bond for each was set at $1,000. Police had been to the residence earlier in the day looking for a fugitive. […]

New school board member appointed

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education appointed Cindy Osburn on Tuesday to fill the district two position left open by former president Ken Urban. Member Terry Martin said Osburn, a retired educator, is well qualified for the position. “I’m nervous and excited,” Osburn said. “All three of my […]

Clovis produces third lottery winner in six months

Staff report Clovis has produced its third lottery winner in six months, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. According to the release, Joycelyn Toler, “a lucky wife, mother and grandmother,” won $50,000 playing Monopoly Millionaires’ Club Scratcher. Toler bought the scratch card at Allsup’s Store No. 4 at 728 W. 21st […]

Mis recuerdos de la lluvia en la década de los 70s

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Hemos sido muy bendecidos con una gran cantidad de lluvia estos meses de Mayo y Junio. La lluvia me recuerda las noches del verano fresco, y a veces estruendoso, como en los tiempos de mi juventud. Sin embargo, había algo relajante y romántico sobre la lluvia, que hacia que la […]

My best memories of rain are from the ’70s

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist We’ve been blessed with a lot of rain this May and June. Rain reminds me of the cool, sometimes thunderous summer nights of my youth. Yet there was something soothing and romantic about rain that made people want to sing. Some of the most fun times were playing in the […]

Police blotter — June 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 8:52 a.m.: Burglary, 4000 block of Mabry Drive. • 10:08 a.m.: Battery, 1200 block of Sunrise Boulevard. • 10:25 a.m.: Child abuse, abandonment. • 10:56 a.m.: Theft of identity, 2800 block of Gidding Street. […]

What’s happening — June 24

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m. 10 months-3 years. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main. St. Information: 575-769-7840 Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. City Hall, 321 Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840 Melrose City Council Meeting — 4:30 p.m. City […]

About a hundred screened for tuberculosis


By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR More than 100 people are being tested this week at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to make sure they haven’t contracted tuberculosis from an unidentified Clovis man, a spokesperson for the state Department of Health said. A department spokesperson said about 100 people were possibly exposed […]

Xcel names new customer relations director

Staff report Xcel Energy announced Monday that Bryan Kauffman has been named director of Xcel Energy’s Business Customer Relations group for Texas and New Mexico, succeeding Seth Thomason, who is retiring after 37 years of service. Kauffman, a 31-year veteran of Xcel Energy/Southwestern Public Service Company, will oversee a group of account representatives, who serve […]