Weather forecast calls for … almost anything


By David Stevens Editor Yes, that was snow Monday morning — up to 1/2 inch in places around the region — and this is the middle of April. But the natives were hardly surprised. Longtime residents of the High Plains have gone trick-or-treating and Easter-egg hunting in the snow more than once. And we’ve spent […]

Police blotter — April 15

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Friday • 12:07 a.m.: Criminal trespass, 1500 block of Mabry Drive. • 1:08 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard. • 1:25 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 500 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard. • 10:30 a.m.: Battery, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 11:19 a.m.: […]

Dogs join cancer fight

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Becky Taylor, left, and Nancy Torres let their dogs Mya and Kingston get acquainted Saturday afternoon during Bark for Life at Hillcrest park.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer It’s not every day that dogs get to join the fight against cancer, but Saturday’s second annual Bark for Life event organized by the American Cancer Society at Hillcrest Park did just that. Dogs and their owners participated in events throughout the day, including a walk for owners and their […]

Five questions with: Roy Uyematsu

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Roy Uyematsu of Clovis poses Saturday with one of his telescopes at his home. Uyematsu said he will observing the eclipse that will starts on Monday night starting at 11 p.m.

The first of four eclipses visible this year in North America — two lunar and two solar — will occur early Tuesday morning. For nearly an hour and a half, the moon will be dimmed and possibly appearing a copper color because of sunlight bent by the atmosphere. The total eclipse begins around 1 a.m. […]

Resident says memories of dad will be with her always

Courtesy photo
Connie Belcher with her father, William Breech.

William Creech died March 15, 2012. Clovis’ Connie Belcher has been thinking a lot about her dad lately. She tells about their relationship better than I ever could. “I am an Air Force brat and grew up on military bases around the country,” she wrote in an email. “We settled in Clovis during my junior […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Three separate grant application requests — $52,984 and $38,926, both for the foster grandparent program, and another of up to $10,000 from New Mexico Clean and Beautiful. • A contract worth $55,000 with […]

Police blotter — April 13

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Thursday • 6:37 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 800 block of Hondo Street. • 7:39 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 300 block of North Weatherford Street. • 8:21 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 2100 block of West 21st Street. • 8:32 a.m.: Criminal […]

What’s happening — April 13

Today Cornhole for a Cure — 11 a.m., Clovis Civic Center.Information: 935-5000.   Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 763-5591. Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting — 6 […]

Not all measles experiences fodder for national news

By Grant McGee CMI columnist The Lady of the House and I were sitting in the living room in our recliners watching the evening news guy tell of a mumps outbreak in Ohio, measles in Texas and California. “Hmph,” I said to The Lady of the House. “We didn’t make national news when we had […]

Pets deserve year-round recognition

By Sharna Johnson CMI columnist Bug-eyed gold fish, turtles, hamsters, snakes, lizards, spiders, insects, birds, frogs, rodents, pigs, horses, marsupials, primates, and yes, even cats and dogs — pets are best defined as those creatures you share your life with, carefully selected to fit whatever floats your boat. Some of them adapt to us, becoming […]