Cannon events held together this year

By Anna George Staff Writer Clovis, Portales and Cannon Air Force Base will come together on Aug. 8 for the annual CAFB Open House and the annual Cannon Appreciation Day. These events, intended for all members of the community of all ages, are being held in conjunction for the first time this year on […]

Jaye Crockett talks Italy, food and pro basketball

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR When Jaye Crockett got back to Lubbock following his first year of professional basketball in Italy, he ate chicken wings for two straight days because he couldn’t get them over there. “It was a struggle,” Crockett said. The 2009 graduate of Clovis High School has not, and will not, […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 1

Some local weather trivia: • July is over and we never hit 100 degrees. The last time we didn’t hit 100 in July was … last year, according to, which keeps up with such things. • The last time the Clovis-Portales area hit 100 was on June 30, 2014, wunderground tells us. The high […]

Local roundup — Aug. 1

Malfunctioning chopper makes landing in field An air medical helicopter, sustaining a possible overheating or transmission problem, made an emergency landing Friday afternoon in an empty field near Texico, according to Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Leatherwood. Leatherwood said the helicopter had left from Plains Regional Medical Center with a patient en route to […]

Pages past — Aug. 1

On this date … 1967: A Tucumcari man was listed in critical condition after being struck by lightning while hoeing on a Grady farm. Camilio Sandoval, 60, died from his injuries about two weeks later. 1955: Five New Mexico cities, including Portales, were to be honored for their 1954 traffic safety records. Plaques were given […]

Johnson — Lessons in caring for pets stays with kids

There can be something magical that takes place between animals and children and, as a general rule, they are fascinated with one another. Perhaps it is because they share the same playful, loving spirits, or it might be their mutual disregard for boundaries and rules that make them so compatible. In fact, in no other […]

ENMU alumni grateful to serve students

Susan Cramp and her family moved from Arizona to New Mexico in 1979 and grew up in Artesia. She was a well-rounded student who participated in basketball, track, choir and student government. Cramp said early on she had plans to become a prosecutor for 10 years and then a defender for another 10 years, because […]

Borden: Nutrition on upcoming show

Information on optimizing nutrition and converting a Roman shade to make it safety compliant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and at noon on Thursday. Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful […]

Davis: Little of everything at the fair

Fair season will soon be upon us. Several years ago, the wise decision was made to hold the Curry County Fair before the start of school, in consideration of the young people who are exhibiting stock. Therefore, fair week in the county will begin on Aug. 11, with entries due on Aug. 10. All of […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 2

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Line Dance; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 5 p.m. Social Night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 Ball Pool; 6 p.m. Musical. Wednesday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 […]

Program participants well-read

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer The Clovis-Carver Public Library summer reading program involved 575 children who logged more than 3,000 hours of reading over the break, according to Youth Services librarian Krissie Carter. “I’m happy with it,” Carter said. “I’m happier more with attendance staying steady over the summer. They continued reading and that […]

Citizens group seeks voter ID in city elections

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR A Clovis political organization is attempting to make Clovis the fourth municipality in the state that requires voters bring a form of identification with them to the polls during municipal elections. Carolyn Spence, a Clovis Realtor and member of the High Plains Patriots Society, said the group wishes to […]

Church enters 20th teacher luncheon

Staff Report Before teachers head back to school to manage the hoards of excited students fresh with summer energy, they have one last chance for some adult time thanks to a local church. Central Baptist Church anticipates feeding about 650 teachers and school personnel at the 20th annual teacher luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. to […]

Commission approves city budget

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR The Clovis City Commission, by an 8-0 vote, approved the final budget for the upcoming year in a special meeting Thursday night. The commission needed about seven minutes for the meeting, with only one amendment made to the budget with $54.2 million in expenditures — a 0.7 percent rise […]

Jail workers, inmates allowed medical exam for mold

STAFF REPORT Inmates and employees at the Curry County jail were given the option to be medically examined this week to see if they had suffered from effects of mold found in the jail, according to Public Services Director Sandra Stewart. “Just for peace of mind, the county made it available to both employees and […]

Editor’s notebook — July 31

A sampling of emails from readers in recent days: • Stu Stratton replied to a question asking about readers’ favorite pro football teams: “When we moved here from Tucumcari when I was 4, my first Christmas I got an electric football set. (One team was) the Minnesota Vikings and the other was the Green Bay […]

Reader reaction — July 31

We asked our Facebook followers, “Curry County commissioners this week voted to raise the pay for county employees and elected officials. Do you agree with their decision?” • Michael J Koss: Yes, for employees below the management level. No for elected officials. • Jonathan Baldwin: Why not take the money that would be used for […]

Grady delays first day of school due to construction

Staff Report Summer vacation has been extended for students at Grady Municipal Schools. Grady’s first day of classes were scheduled to begin Wednesday. But it’s been delayed to Aug. 17 because of ongoing floor construction at the high school, according to Administrative Secretary Melissa Garland. Garland said the last phase of the construction project should […]

Health educator: E-cigarettes may carry equal risk

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER Health Educator for the Department of Health Debbie Gentry gave a presentation to  Portales seniors about tobacco and electronic cigarette use and hazards at the Community Services Center Thursday afternoon. Gentry discussed the health problems posed by smoking cigarettes, such as cataracts, lung disease, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

Shelburne: If you must crow, crow about Him

Joel Gregory tells the story of a neurotic rooster. Joel won’t mind if I embellish it a bit, but I heard the story first from him. And I offer this disclaimer: This story is not intended to harm or defame any rooster, living or dead, and any similarity to any rooster living or dead is […]