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 By Douglas Clark    News    March 11, 2017

Music festival bringing back the '80s

CLOVIS — Clovis / Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are showing they love not just the Clovis sound. They love the '80s too. Winger and Firehouse are the headline musical acts for the 30th...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 10, 2017

Wayland student balances life, school to earn top honors

CLOVIS — Fueled by inspiration from family and friends, Kimberly Rae White managed a balancing act that will culminate with her becoming a Magna Cum Laude graduate en route to a bachelor's degree...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 9, 2017

Plat plans met with resident questions

Prior to garnering approval during Wednesday’s meeting, a request before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission was met with questions from a pair of residents. The first order of new business before the commission was approval of a...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 8, 2017

Plans for shooting range heading to commission

Preliminary plans for an archery and shooting training center are moving from the city's Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee to the full commission. Committee members voted Monday to...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 8, 2017

Curry commission approves resolution opposing legislative bill

The Curry County Commission is staunchly opposing a legislative bill it believes detrimental to the county’s financial bottom line. “Senate Bill 451 would stop state food and medical hold harmless payments to those counties and municipalities,...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 5, 2017

Dogs on trial

CLOVIS — A vast array of talented canines placed their skills on display during Saturday's American Kennel Club agility competition, as hundreds of dogs are being put through the paces before...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 4, 2017

Official: Spectra only loser in Tritt concert

The company that brought Travis Tritt to Clovis in January lost more than $13,000 on the concert, but taxpayers did not lose any money, the promoter told Clovis city commissioners on Thursday. On the heels of the city of Clovis granting $10,000 in...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 4, 2017

Clovis city manager stepping down

CLOVIS — Larry Fry is stepping away after nearly two years in Clovis' city manager's chair. City officials generated a media release Friday announcing Fry's intent to resign effective April 30. "I...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 3, 2017

Clovis officials introduce tax hike ordinance

As a means of offsetting a projected eight-figure financial hit spurred by “hold harmless” losses, the Clovis City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to introduce a resolution to implement a one-eighth of 1 percent gross receipts tax...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 2, 2017

Melrose students to attend leadership conference

MELROSE — A group of Melrose Municipal Schools students have qualified to attend the 2017 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando. School officials said Zach Perkins, Ethan Wright, Hannah Wofford, Mackenzie...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 1, 2017

Judge gives deadline on procedure decision

The attorney representing a defendant in the 2014 city park stabbing death of a Clovis woman has until March 8 to give the court direction on how his client wishes to proceed. District Court Judge Drew Tatum issued the order during a status hearing...

 

Ned Houk shooting range making progress

A Clovis city official said revising plans for a shooting training facility at Ned Houk Park is methodical but progressing. “It’s moving along, it’s just slow,” said City Commissioner Gary Elliott with regard to the Archery Wing Shooting...

 

Texico FFA to tackle Curry County project

A group of Texico High School students are planning a fair project that will last for years to come. During Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, members discussed an approximate $15,000 request for purchase of a double-faced, illuminated...

 

Curry commission appoints clerk replacement

The unexpected death of Jo Lynn Queener put Annie Hogland in charge of the Curry County Clerk's office. The Curry County Commision decided to keep her there. Hogland, who assumed duties when Queener...

 

Curry officials approve Medicaid resolution

Curry County officials said Tuesday they want to send a clear message to legislators in Santa Fe with regard to counties being mandated to help fund the state's Medicaid program. Commissioners voted...

 

Exclusion miffs co-op

The Curry County Water Co-op wants a seat at the table on a new water committee. But the chair said it’s not built that way. A strategic planning committee, built out of the city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee, rankles Co-op Vice President...

 

Street market idea tabled

CLOVIS — During Thursday’s regular meeting, the Clovis City Commission voted to table a request for street closure between Purdue and Commerce on Main Street during the spring and summer months until more information can be obtained. “We would...

 

Bond upped to $500,000 in Monday stabbing

CLOVIS — A magistrate court judge has increased the bond to $500,000 for a Clovis man accused of stabbing a woman to death on Monday. Lorenzo Martinez, 50, was arraigned before Judge Richard Hollis via videoconference Wednesday. Martinez told...

 

Lawmaker hopes to increase teachers' starting pay

A New Mexico lawmaker is hopeful a measure she has introduced during this legislative session will help address the state's teacher shortage in the form of increased starting pay. According to State S...

 

Planning committee official says work will take time

During Tuesday's Water Policy Advisory Board meeting, the body received an update with regard to the recent activities of a strategic planning committee spearheaded by City Commissioner Ladona...

 

Curry to move forward on appointing clerk

CLOVIS — During its Jan. 21 meeting, the Curry County Commission plans to start the process of appointing a county clerk for the next two years. Deputy Clerk Annie Hogland has fulfilled the...

 

African American history to be celebrated at roundhouse

With the theme "Heritage of Hope, Legacy of Victory" serving as the backdrop, African American Day at the State Legislature will be celebrated today at the Capitol Roundhouse. A Clovis delegation...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 9, 2017

CCC audit report comes up clean

During Wednesday's meeting the Clovis Community College board received a thumbs up regarding an audit report that closed out the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. "Big picture, you all have an...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 8, 2017

Curry County pronounced on sound financial footing

CLOVIS — During Tuesday’s regular meeting the Curry County Commission granted approval of the 2016 fiscal year audit report, with an independent reviewer pronouncing the entity on sound financial footing. “An audit takes the cooperation of the...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 5, 2017

Super Bowl face-off

It's anticipated just over 100 million viewers will tune in to Super Bowl LI this evening to see the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle. Included in the masses will be a pair of Clovis...

 

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