Education Roundup

Shattered Dreams Clovis teens will experience the repercussions of drinking and driving at the Shattered Dreams event at 12:50 p.m. Friday at the Rock at Clovis High School. This is the first year CHS has staged the event, which involves students and first responders recreating a drunk driving accident. “A lot of agencies will be […]

Technology makes trips abroad possible

By: Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Fifth graders at Barry Elementary have been traveling recently; at least, in the virtual sense. Using online resources, fifth-grade teacher Sara Williams has been taking advantage of virtual trips to enhance her students’ learning. A recent trip was particularly memorable, and students loved it: a virtual tour of Mount Rushmore, also known […]

Traveling tabernacle to stop in Portales

By Betty Williamson The dirt-moving equipment had barely begun leveling the vacant lot on the corner of 15th and South Main in Portales when Don Thomas started getting questions. Don pastors Central Christian Church, which adjoins the freshly smoothed plot of land. For some reason I thought of Noah, wondering if he drew the same […]

ENMU instructor wins award

By Jackie Johnson Staff writer Rebecca Poe, an adjunct instructor of sociology at Eastern New Mexico University, won a “Best Presentation” award along with her colleague Megan Lockard at the University of Nevada Reno’s fifth annual conference, The College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium. According to Poe, the conference, which took place in February, […]

Golf may cost city some green

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER One way or another, the city of Clovis will pay a lot more green for its greens. On the agenda for the 5:15 p.m. Clovis City Commission meeting today is a one-year renewal with Real Golf, LLC, to operate the Colonial Park Golf Course and all included amenities. The […]

Water authority to hold workshop

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has scheduled a workshop for 8 a.m. March 26 at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The workshop will update authority members and the public about the Ute Water Project need and purpose, and the overall status of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water […]

Pages Past

On this date… 1974: Charles Crowell of Clovis had reported the theft of a calculator and some client files from his Abacus and Associates office at 116 1/2 Grand Ave. The estimated loss was $239. 1969: A proposed new Clovis-Carver Public Library building would cost $423,137 plus land, officials said as they promoted an April […]

Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Tuesday 1:53 a.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Collins Avenue. 3:33 a.m.: Theft in progress, 1300 block of North Prince Street. 9:17 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 200 block of Charlotte Street. 12:07 p.m.: Juvenile problem, 5100 […]

What’s Happening

Today Pre-K Story Hour — 10:05 a.m.,  Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 City Commission — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 575-769-7828 Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 10 a.m., Texico City Fire Station. Friday Springtastic-United Way Banquet — 6 p.m., single seats $35, table of 10 is $350, last day to […]


Tidbits… – Curry County has delivered more than 2,000 free books to kids ages birth to 4 through its Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Kids get a free book each month. The program is supported solely on donations. To help or sign up, contact County Manager Lance Pyle’s office. Coming up… – KENW-TV’s annual fundraising auction […]

Tornado awareness class coming in April

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer Do you want to know how to spot a tornado? At the Clovis/Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting Tuesday, the Emergency Management Office announced  they will be hosting a tornado awareness class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 at Clovis City Hall. “For those who have […]

Students fly to Neverland


By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer Students are offering a chance to lose yourself in Neverland at 6:30 p.m. today and Friday during a performance of “Peter Pan” at the State Theater on Main Street. Gina Prather directs more than 30 local teens in the play originally penned by J.M. Barrie in 1904. “We are […]

Contention dominates county meeting

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer County Commissioner Chet Spear dominated the Curry County Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday with five out of nine action items on the agenda. First up was discussion on telephonic appearances at commission meetings, which was directed mostly at Commissioner Tim Ashley, who was not present in person but had dialed […]

Officials anticipate zoning challenges

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor Curry County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday that now is the time to begin researching how to regulate adult entertainment establishments in the county. But there’s a catch. It may require some zoning. The action item, brought up by Commissioner Chet Spear, ended in agreement that County Attorney Steve Doerr […]

Crowds expected for Great American Cleanup

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Johnvic Remo collects garbage with his father Dean during one of the annual Great American Cleanup events in Clovis.

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Officials say to expect hundreds of community members Saturday for the Great American Cleanup, a day of volunteering and competition to see who can pick up the most trash around town. Teams can register now or just show up at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Clovis Parks and Recreation […]

Fire chief hire waiting on city manager

Staff report There won’t be a new fire chief in Clovis until there’s a new city manager to hire one. That’s the direction retiring City Manager Joe Thomas is taking with both the Clovis Fire Department and the Clovis Municipal Airport — both currently headed by supervisors with the interim tag. Whether the tags are […]

Withholding judgment on distracted driving

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor Life slows down sometimes, whether you like it or not. I was at Seventh and Thornton, the Kevin Wilson Award Winner for Worst Traffic Light in Clovis. It’s the annual winner, and makes such a convincing case I don’t bother nominating any competition. The intersection lights have an unfailing pattern: […]

Great to be back — again

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Hello, hello, hello. Here is a triple please-welcome-me-back-to-your-newspaper greeting because three seems to be the magic number for my debut column today. Actually it’s my third debut. So yours truly, a native Portalesano, is back. Once again, I will share with you some of my slices and splices of life, […]

Driving stick new set of challenges

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor I cannot drive a stick shift (aka: manual, five-speed, four-speed, straight-shift) to save my life … yet. This was evident on Saturday evening when my husband, bless his heart, attempted to teach me in an empty parking lot before the sun went down. “You’ve gotta feel it,” he said. “Do […]

Pages past — March 18

On this date … 1970: John Liston’s five hogs were killed under the supervision of public health officials, who suspected they had mercury poisoning. A Curry County sheriff’s deputy shot the animals and then they were tossed in a grave at the Clovis city dump. The Clovis News-Journal reported some of the hogs were “still […]