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

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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

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 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 […]

Five sent to hospital after crash

Five people were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Thursday morning after an accident involving four cars near 14th and Thornton streets in Clovis. Police Sgt. Daron Roach said no one was critically injured. The accident happened about 9:40 a.m. Roach said a chain reaction began when one vehicle rear-ended another.

Clovis’ Alexis Brown crowned Little Miss Curry County Fair

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Alexis Brown, 8, center, receives the crown as Little Miss Curry County Fair on Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds. Seven contestants competed in the pageant.

‘By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER Competing in pageants is nothing new for 8-year-old Alexis Brown, winner of the second annual Little Miss Curry County Fair Pageant. Brown, who competed in the 2013 pageant, said she enjoyed participating in the event for the experience. The pageant, organized by the Curry County Events Center staff, featured […]

City attorney advises ‘adult entertainment’ needs to be defined

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer City Attorney Dave Richards told the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday the definition of “adult entertainment” should be more clearly defined by city zoning regulations. Richards shared the memo with the commission that he sent to Planning and Zoning Administrator Louis Gordon and City Manager Joe Thomas, in […]

Business surveys coming

Staff report A series of surveys to better understand the needs of Clovis’ businesses will be conducted; and committee members who will coordinate said surveys have been chosen. According to a press release from Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, the effort is part of the Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program. Committee members were chosen by […]

Sibs make dairy show family affair

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff reporter Showing dairy heifers is a family affair for the Schaaps; they’re the force behind Southern Draw Dairy as well as the source of this year’s grand champion dairy heifer winner at the Curry County Fair. The recognition went to Skyler Schaap, 10, of Clovis, and her dairy heifer, Black […]