Sheriff: Murder suspect arrested in Clovis

A Clovis man wanted for murder in Farwell was arrested Saturday night by Curry County sheriff deputies, according to a news release from Sheriff Wesley Waller. Francisco Javier Moreno Gutierrez, 38, was arrested about 7 p.m. at his home in Clovis, in the 3000 block of West Brady. He was wanted in the Friday afternoon […]

Lifting crude oil ban would help in many ways

With one action, the U.S. Congress could reduce the nation’s trade deficit, grow U.S. jobs, increase revenue and assure more U.S. influence across the world. But because of Congressional inaction, an export ban remains in place 40-plus years later. The ban was enacted by Congress following the 1973 Arab oil embargo. That embargo created a […]

Sloan: Earth history facts not so trivial

My book-of-the-month summary for May is Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything.” Its 544 pages cover everything from the Big Bang to civilization’s rise. Here are some highlights: • Pluto is barely one-fifty-thousandth of the way to the edge of the solar system. • Of Earth’s space by volume, 99.5 percent is off […]

Arrowsmith: FIFA take just a drop in the bucket

I know how I will go crazy. It will be because of numbers. I think I have said that before, and if I have said it, then I must be on my way. The FIFA — Federation International Football Association — raid this week brought about some of the largest charges of racketeering in the […]


It’s rodeo time … The 45th running of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo is set for Thursday through Saturday at the Curry County Events Center, with the show set to kick off each night at 7:30. The theme for Thursday is military night with red, white and blue clothing, while Saturday is “Tough Enough […]

Police: Clovis man slain in Farwell

Staff reports FARWELL — A Clovis man was shot to death Friday at the Tuls Cattle Co. near Farwell and a murder warrant has been issued for a co-worker. Franscio Javier Moreno Gutierrez, 38, of Clovis remained at large on Saturday. He’s wanted in connection with the slaying of Jesus Rogelio Morales, 23, of Clovis. […]

Texas man killed in crash

Staff report A Texas man was killed early Friday morning in a crash northwest of Muleshoe, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Dallas Cox, 21, was killed at the scene. According to a statement from the DPS: • Cox was traveling north in a Ford Ranger truck on County Road YL. • Cox’ […]

Police chief heads for retirement

Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders is retiring in June after 28 years in  police work. Sanders, who started out in public service as a paramedic in Colorado, is looking forward to seeing the United States with his wife, Peggy Sanders. His goal is to see our country’s history … and all of its professional football […]

Week-long event honors pioneers

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR A 1978 speech by radio commentator Paul Harvey tells us God made a farmer on the eighth day. Some time after, Clovis Pioneer Days organizers reasoned, there would be other needs. “So God made a cowboy,” and it’s being celebrated this week. Wilma Fulgham, who’s been promoting the Western […]

County jail’s ‘expenditures’ pending investigation

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR Curry County Commissioner Chet Spear last week said he has found some “expenditures” in the county jail budget that led him to contact the district attorney’s office. “I go through every check that’s spent every month,” Spear said. “I asked (County Manager Lance) Pyle, ‘What’s this for?’ and ‘I […]

Pages Past: May 31

On this date … 1970: Jack Daniels was asking for support in eastern New Mexico’s primary election. “… The only way I’ll be elected governor is if you, a registered Democrat, on June 2nd, cast your vote for a moderate Democrat without a political machine who offers New Mexico new ideas and a new image,” […]

What’s happening

Today Clovis Livestock Auction Summer Horse Sale — 9 a.m. 504 S. Hull St. Clovis Livestock Auction Information: 575-762-4422 Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiestas —  Garage sale at noon, Game booths, food booths, kiddie rides, mini bingo, arts and crafts 117 Davis St., Clovis, NM 88101 Information: 575-763-4445 Monday Free Movie The Lego Movie […]

Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations Thursday May 28. • 12:29 a.m.: failure to pay fines, Prince and McDonald streets. • 4:39 a.m.: Vehicle theft report, 900 block of North Hull Street. • 5:27 a.m.: Burglary (commercial) 1500 block of Gidding Street. […]

Our People: Dream came true for assistant zoo director

Mark Yannotti was born in Palo Alto, California, and was raised in San Jose, California. He grew up in a family of eight. They moved to Clovis when he was in high school because his brother was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and would tell the family how great Clovis was. As a teen, […]

Terry: Got my fill of mud bogging back in the day

I never thought I would see the day mud bog races would be on the schedule at Pioneer and Heritage Days in Clovis and Portales. I think we might be able to pull it off this year if the rain keeps up. I remember years ago they would run mud bog races on ESPN. In […]

Hartsfield: Dressing your best helps chase bad mood away

Nieka Style One thing about having a bad day is that it’s written all over your face. Bad news and ugly faces go hand and hand. I’m inclined to talk about moods and dressing because it has occurred to me that during the times of life’s occasional speed bumps it’s difficult to feel good about […]

Borden: Velvet stamped photo album on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on making a velvet stamped photo album and making a growth chart will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful velvet stamped photo […]

Davis: Those who’ve served deserve respect, honor

Several weeks ago, this column focused on history of Memorial Day, and the need to recover the primary focus of this U.S. holiday, which is to honor those who have given their lives in the cause of free and to remember all of our loved ones who have died. Fittingly enough, this week lands us […]

On the shelves — May 31

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father by Tracey Davis takes a uniquely personal perspective on one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 20th Century, who overcame extraordinary obstacles to become an entertainment superstar in a career spanning over six […]

Senior calendar — May 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals, , 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1-5 8 ball pool; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy […]