Two-car accident leaves one dead

Staff report A two-car accident at the intersection of US Highway 60/84 and NM State Road 467 on Monday left a 21-year-old Clovis man dead and two others injured. The victim was identified as Brandon Summers. The Curry County Sheriff’s Department reported deputies responded to a crash near Casel-Land Fun Center west of Clovis about […]

Stray cats hard to tackle

By Ryan Galloway Staff Writer They may have cat class and they may have cat style, but many of the cats around Ruth Street in west Clovis don’t have a home. John Wooton, a homeowner in the area, said he has counted up to 15 stray cats around his house in the past couple […]

Child dies in Friona accident

Staff report An 8-year-old Clovis boy died Thursday in an automobile accident south of Friona. The accident happened at 7:55 a.m., 7.6 miles south of Friona on State Highway 214. Parth Bhakta died at the scene, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Cpl. John Gonzalez. Gonzalez said a Toyota Sienna was traveling eastbound when […]

Letter to the editor — July 12

Column’s argument deeply flawed I am a private citizen and not involved in law enforcement. However, even I understand that the basis of Kevin Wilson’s column on public safety accountability is deeply flawed. (“Public safety needs accountability,” in Sunday’s newspaper) The job of a law-enforcement officer like no other job. When an officer confronts someone, […]

Police blotter — July 12

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 5:07 p.m.: Larceny over $500, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 5:56 p.m.: Defective brakes, Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard. • 6:04 p.m.: Following too close, Manana and Prince streets. • 6:24 p.m.: […]

Events calendar — July 12

Today Big Kids Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tall Paul Magic — 1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. […]

Meetings calendar — July 12

Today Clovis Main Street Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Eastern Plains Council of Governments, conference room, 418 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Floyd village meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 1569 NMHWY 267, Floyd. Information: 575-478-2585 […]

Pages past — July 12

On this date … 1971: All-Around Cowboy and Cowgirl winners at the Curry County 4H Club Rodeo included Joe Calvert of Clovis and Sis Echols of Clovis. Each received hand-tooled leather saddles. 1951: Clovis Chamber of Commerce officials were warning area residents that peddlers were in town. The Chamber’s Better Business Bureau asked residents to […]

Public reaction mixed on water sustainability

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer On the heels of the Eastern New Mexico Water Conservation Summit, public reaction to the approach with regard to local water sustainability remains varied. The summit offered a series of presenters and a pair of panel discussions with an eye toward present practices and potential sourcing options. “I believe […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo finals set for this week

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The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals begin Wednesday at the Curry County Events Center.

Staff report A summer Clovis tradition, as much as the June Custom Classic and Smoke on the Water fireworks, is a week away from its opening. The High Plains Junior Rodeo’s season will end this week, with rodeoing youth from across New Mexico and Texas descending on the Curry County Events Center. Clovis, whether via […]

Opinion: Don McAlavy had a passion for our past

By David Stevens Editor Don McAlavy was known for many talents. Some knew him best as a historian, others as an artist, and still others as an actor. I knew him as a journalist. McAlavy, 84, died in January after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. today at Muffley […]

Local schools on trans students: Respect is best policy

By Anna George Staff Writer Transgender policies and practices are a hot topic nationwide. Several Roosevelt and Curry County school officials say respect is the best policy. Johnnie Cain, superintendent of Portales Municipal School District, said school officials have no specific policy regarding transgender students but that their non-discrimination policy covers it when saying […]

Soap box derby championship starts today

Matthew Lusk

By Ryan Galloway Staff Writer Matthew Lusk is in Akron, Ohio, for the 2016 Firstenergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship. His purpose, he said, is to represent his community and God. The competition begins today. After winning the 15th Clovis Soapbox Derby, the 9-year-old, first-time racer started looking forward to the international competition […]

Police blotter — July 10

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 8:48 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Gerry Street. • 9:33 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 300 block of West Seventh Street. • 9:36 a.m.: Larceny […]

Events calendar — July 10

Today CSA “Fight Against Cancer” Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Sycamore and 14th streets, Clovis. High Plains Historical Foundation — Honoring historian Don McAlavy, 4 p.m. 4H Building, Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: Phil Frazee, 575-714-4022 Monday Movie Monday —  1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. […]

Meetings calendar — July 10

Monday Grady village meeting — 6:30 p.m. Village Hall, 219 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2005 Fort Sumner City Council — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 173 E. Avenue C., Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 Muleshoe City meeting — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 215 S. First St., Muleshoe. Information: 806-272-4528 Revenue Review Committee — 5:15 p.m. […]

Reader reaction — July 10

We asked our Facebook followers: “There is talk of redesigning the city flag, which is currently the city seal on a yellow background. What would you want a new city flag to look like?” • Michael Eschenbauch: Why waste the money? Spend the money elsewhere, like new roads, a drag strip, or something worthwhile that […]

Pages past — July 10

On this date … 1956: Floyd Golden, president of Eastern New Mexico University, was preparing to leave for an education workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The five-day seminar was to be held on the campus of the University of Michigan. 1956: Clovis school board members approved the purchase of land for a new junior high […]

Local roundup — July 9

Pair arrested on drug charges A Clovis male and female were arrested Thursday morning following a search by the Region V Drug Task Force, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Devin Branch, 32, and Triva Flores, 43, were arrested Thursday and booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Both have […]

Violence in Dallas

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Police Chaplain Furgus Tunnell of Clovis leads police and citizens in prayer Friday afternoon in front of the Clovis Police Department. The group came to pray for the protection of the police as a result of actions against the Dallas Police Department Thursday evening.

By Laura J. Nelson and Nigel Duara Los Angeles Times MESQUITE, Texas — The shooter, barricaded in a downtown Dallas parking garage, bantered with negotiators during an hours-long standoff. He did not seem nervous and said he was not afraid to die. He told the armed officers facing him that he had been preparing for […]