Area prep track summary — March 27

Logan Invitational Boys Team standings: 1. Clayton 82; 2. Boise City, Okla. 74; 3. Logan 66; 4. (tie) Fort Sumner and Tucumcari 48; 6. Texico 21; 7. Melrose 17; 8. Grady 16; 9. San Jon 15; 10. Springer 8; 11. House 6; 12. (tie) Clovis Christian and Mosquero 4; 14. Elida 3; 15. Dora 1. […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescore — March 28

NMMI Colt Invitational At Roswell Championship New Mexico Miltary 7, Texico 2 Texico    000  011  0 — 2    7    5 NMMI    033  010  x — 7    9    3 Tanner Dickerman, Nathan Phipps (3) and Brock Thompson; Danny Jaramillo, Michael Hinojos (7) and Jake Guerrero. W — Jaramillo. L — Dickerman. Top hitters — Texico: Hayden […]

Prevention still best flu fighter

It’s officially spring, but one of winter’s unpleasant features remains with us: It’s still flu season. The New Mexico Department of Health advises that influenza B is still making the rounds, but that influenza A, the predominant form, is still actively circulating, too. Strains don’t matter to the sufferer. Flu is flu. It’s miserable and […]

Words to live by, other anecdotes

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist My book-of-the-month summary for March is “Words to Live By.” Edited by William Nichols, the 1947 work contains essays of wisdom by the famous and obscure. Here are excerpts: • “The quickest way to correct the other fellow’s attitude is to correct your own.”— King Vidor • “Trouble creates a […]

Bullying won’t stop overnight

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher Wikipedia defines bullying as “the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Behaviors used to assert such domination […]

Hounds gain twin bill split

By Derek Major Staff writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s James Gray got his first win of the season while Cody Pope took a tough loss in a solid start as the Greyhounds spilt a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with 21st-ranked Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Field. Gray struck out 13 […]

Community chips in for wounded warrior

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor In 2011, Dale Smith was a 28 year-old platoon sergeant in the Army, deployed in Afghanistan. He had a wife and two young children back home waiting for his return. He was doing a routine patrol when shots rang out. His platoon was ambushed. He saw a member of […]

High school juniors get ENMU tour

By Jackie Johnson Staff writer High school juniors filled the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Saturday for Junior Preview Day to see what the college has to offer. Parents joined their juniors at the event in an opportunity to learn more about ENMU from the faculty and staff. President Steven Gamble said the […]

Hillcrest Park Zoo heating up

Editor’s note: Following is one in a series of features about destinations some consider treasures of the High Plains. Now that the weather is heating up, so is the activity of the animals at Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis. Reason to go The state’s second-largest zoo is home to more than 100 species of mammals, […]

Home show flaunts local vendors

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Warm weather and sunny skies attracted spring-ready area residents to the Clovis Home and Garden Show Saturday. Show co-chair Todd Farrell said organizers expect to see more than 3,000 people attend the show over the weekend. “We did this so mom-and-pop stores have a place to show their goods,” […]

Try not to judge me too harshly

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor We all know that much like any other social scene, social media is all about trends. Each time a challenge is issued, people take to it like bees to honey, and it spreads like wildfire. There was the infamous ice bucket challenge, which a total of eight people challenged me […]

Local takes reins at events center

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Tomorrow is the first day on the job for Clovis resident Joelle Reed as the general manager of the Curry County Events Center. Global Spectrum Regional Vice President Rick Hontz said when its were seeking candidates for the position, the goal was to find someone local and show them […]

Four to be added to Hall of Honor

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Committee announced Friday its will add four Clovis High School graduates to the Purple Pride Hall of Honor this year. According to a release, the awards recognize former graduates of CHS whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s […]

Q&A: CCC president talks education issues

Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley discussed several issues as part of a periodic series checking up on the general state of higher education in New Mexico. Question: Now that this year’s 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature has adjourned, what do you see as the most immediate concerns for higher education in the […]

Session highlights gulf between political parties

By Paul Gessing Guest columnist Observers knew in the wake of November’s elections that the 2015 legislative session would be unlike any they’d seen in their lifetimes. For the first time in 62 years, the House of Representatives would be under Republican control. Despite this shift to the right, New Mexico’s Senate remained under control […]

Even military moves require chain of command

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist I asked my sponsor at the embassy in India what consumables we should ship with our household goods. “Make sure you bring toilet paper,” she said. “Is the curry that spicy?” I replied. “It’s not for that,” she said, not acknowledging my attempt at humor.  “Toilet paper is expensive here […]

Pages past — March 29

On this date … 1975: A surprise snow storm that dumped about 5 inches across eastern New Mexico was reported as “generally beneficial to area farmers,” by Curry County Extension Agent Phil Crystal. “I’m sure the farmers would rather have a storm like this than a sandstorm any day,” Crystal said. 1962: Clovis police reports […]

Banking gives way to teaching

Linda D’Amour was born and raised in Clovis. She spoke of her love for business and how she received a top business award when she was only in high school. Her career starter was 10 years as a banker for First Federal Savings and Loan. She married Don D’Amour in 1974 and they have two […]

Police blotter — March 29

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 3:19 a.m.: Dead on arrival, 200 block of Burro Trail. • 3:34 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 1400 block of North Norris Street. • 9:01 a.m.: Harassment, report, 5100 block of North Thornton Street. • 9:33 […]

Reminded of the Clovis tornado of 2007

By Karl Terry Local columnist As I looked through online photo coverage of the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, the sights took me back eight years. Trees stripped bare, looking like skeletons. Insulation scattered everywhere. Roofs gone and walls knocked to splinters. That’s what a portion of Clovis looked like when I was finally able […]