Clovis fire chief retires


By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER Retiring Fire Chief Ray Westerman favors one word when it comes to describing the changes made to the Clovis Fire Department during his 39-year run: Expansion. Westerman, too, has come a long way from the 18-year-old recent high school graduate who joined the department Jan. 16, 1975; his life […]

Clovis schools honor rolls

Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A honor roll Jessica Ceron Aviana Hall Kevin Hoqe Sanora Luscombe Genevieve Martin Felicity Martinez Marisa Meier Ryen o’Neill-Henry Elena Padgett Jace Strickland Aubrie Traverso Andrea Whirl Madison Williams Quinton Williams A/B honor roll Thomas Baca Alyssa Baiza Israel Calderon Shamar Carlton Adaya Clay Malik Daniels Amasa Dixon […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission – April 4

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Commissioners Gary Elliott and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer were not in attendance. All action items listed below passed on unanimous votes. • The commission agreed to provide up to $1,000 toward a job fair to be held April 29 at the Clovis […]

Columnist leads complicated life


By David Stevens Editor Everybody knows Wendel Sloan. He’s director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, commissioner of the college’s noon-time hoops league and a Sunday columnist for this newspaper. I’ve known Sloan for 20 years. We used to get in trouble together writing columns for the Amarillo newspaper. But does anyone really […]

Latin Comedy Jam comedian not afraid of silence


By Joshua Lucero Staff writer At 17 years old, Dillon Garcia was the youngest comedian on Comedy Central when he took the stage on the show “Stand Up Revolution.” Now 22, the Whittier, Calif., native is part of the Latin Comedy Jam tour, which stops in eastern New Mexico on Saturday with a performance […]

One injured in rollover accident

Staff Report Ashley Martinez, 20, of Clovis, was treated for injuries suffered in a rollover accident about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday on N.M. 523 (21st Street) near Clovis Municipal Airport, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said driver inattention contributed to the single car crash. The driver and sole occupant indicated she was looking […]

Inmate files claim against Curry County

Staff report An inmate has filed a negligence claim against Curry County, charging she was bitten several times in a fight with another jail inmate who is HIV positive. La Monda Keith’s attorney Eric Dixon of Portales identified the attacker as a 34-year-old woman in a tort claim he filed March 25. Dixon said Keith, […]

Police blotter – April 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday caller reported: • 3:47 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 100 block of Mariposa Drive. • 4:05 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 800 block of John Doe Street. • 6:55 a.m.: Possession of controlled substance, 300 block of Aspen Street. • 8:11 a.m.: Larceny over $500, […]

What’s Happening – April 4

Today Chamber Breakfast — 7 a.m., Clovis Community College. Information: 763-3435 Non-Violence Strategies for Youth in Communities workshop — 8:15 a.m., Free of charge, Clovis High School. Information: 505-222-6466 or   Saturday The Latin Comedy Jam — 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, Tickets: $20- $25, purchase at Clovis Civic Center or online at […]

CCC fair offers unique access

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER Fifteen minutes may save hundreds of dollars on insurance, but a visit to the Clovis Community College transfer fair may be just as much of a saver. Students and members of the community at large are welcome to today’s CCC transfer fair — an event set to feature university […]