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 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 20, 2018

WNBA season price too good to pass up

I’ve never had anything against the Women’s National Basketball Association, but I’ve never considered it appointment TV either. I don’t mind the fact there have been less than 20 dunks in league history. You kind of sign up for that when...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 17, 2018

Perfect pick-me-up

CLOVIS — Next to the gridiron, the Clovis Wildcats spent Wednesday night pumping iron. Amid shouts of encouragement for successful lifts and spotters prepared for the weight winning the battle,...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 13, 2018

Williams: College decision is never easy

A lifetime in Clovis transitioned into three years at Texas A&M. Another transition is coming for former Wildcat Danni Williams. The 2015 Clovis High grad has decided to spend her final college... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 13, 2018

Variety helps in search of PB&J zone

With a few exceptions, people’s tastes get more picky — no, refined — as they age. I’m not one of the exceptions. I stopped eating Ramen noodles a short time after I learned how to do more than boil water. I understand pulp is part of...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 11, 2018

Isler returns to Clovis as boys basketball coach

CLOVIS — When the Clovis High Class of 2008 holds its 10-year reunion this summer, nobody will be asking Jaden Isler what he's doing these days. They already know. Isler will try to do as a coach wh... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 11, 2018

Longtime CMS employee Baca elevated to AD post

CLOVIS — Lonnie Baca was the dark horse of dark horse candidates for the Clovis High athletic director position. In fact, he was initially mentioned only as a finalist for the boys’ basketball coaching job. But Baca applied for both, and his...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 4, 2018

Wildcat basketball position likely to be filled by next week

CLOVIS — Officials with Clovis Municipal Schools hope to have a new boys basketball coach in place by the end of next week. A new athletic director may also be selected next week. Five are set to interview Tuesday and Wednesday for the basketball... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 2, 2018

Clovis tables shared services agreement

CLOVIS — Hours after a city-county shared services agreement was voted down by the Curry County Commission, Clovis city commissioners also decided to return to the drawing board. The artists, so to speak, weren’t happy about it. By a 7-1 vote, ci...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 29, 2018

Morissette-ing has reached the office

We’re seeing plenty of reboots these days. Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four get a new series every decade. “Roseanne” is back on ABC, and “Double Dare” is coming back to Nickelodeon. Why are we seeing so many? In some cases, like those... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 22, 2018

Delivered box meals have benefits

What do you get for the parents that have everything? Well, my parents don’t have everything ... just everything they really need. And they can get whatever they want if they don’t have it, within reason. And that makes them a difficult box to ch...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2018

Coin flip decides board service debate

CLOVIS - The Clovis City Commission, at a gridlock over which District 3 member would give up their slot on the Railroad Committee, went with the most trusted of executive decision makers. Helen...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 20, 2018

City sends fee waiver issue to committee

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is going to take a second look at fee waiver requests, and possibly how to pay for the city services those fees are supposed to support. The commission decided on a unanimous vote in Thursday evening’s meeting...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 15, 2018

Intent letter signings no-go for photos

Whenever local athletes sign on to play college sports, I try to give them the same initial questions so the process is easier for them. What other schools were you considering? What convinced you to pick this school? Was there a point you realized...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 12, 2018

Clovis seniors Langrell, Piepkorn sign with Newman

CLOVIS — Next stop, Wichita. A pair of Clovis High baseball players made their next steps official Wednesday, with seniors Connor Langrell and Jace Piepkorn signing letters of intent with NCAA... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 12, 2018

Golden Gloves set for weekend

CLOVIS — Waiting to step into the Golden Gloves ring is kind of like waiting for Christmas — except that you get to hit somebody. A pair of boxers who call Clovis home will be among a to be...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 8, 2018

Thanks for entertainment, mystery caller

It’s probably not wise to adopt a life philosophy based on a stand-up comedy bit, but I’ve thrown caution to the wind. Somewhere after “In Living Color,” and before “My Wife and Kids” Damon Wayans explained his approach to parenting: If i...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 6, 2018

Ned Houk shooting range approved

CLOVIS — With little debate, and assurances previous issues with the facility have been addressed, the Clovis City Commission unanimously voted to construct a shooting range at Ned Houk Park through a partnership with the New Mexico Department of G... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 5, 2018

Hill to play golf at University of The Southwest

CLOVIS — Sydni Hill started thinking around her junior year at Clovis High School that she could play golf at the next level. Steve Speck had about a three-year headstart on that idea when an... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 31, 2018

Texico baseball team under inquiry

TEXICO — Law enforcement is investigating allegations of hazing with the defending Class 3A champion Texico High School baseball team. Texico Police Chief Doug Bowman this week confirmed his department is looking into one or more alleged hazing...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 25, 2018

$10 sunscreen worth every penny

On my Friday night grocery run, I came across the aisle that only means stress to me every year. There are two reasons why any sunscreen is worth $10. The first is the store knows it’s got you. You’re already in the store, which is a clear sign...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 25, 2018

Hounds home at last

PORTALES — For the first time since the school reinstated track and field in 2006, Eastern New Mexico University athletes competed in a meet they could call their own. School officials called it a... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 24, 2018

Garcia hopes to keep momentum going in ring

CLOVIS — Isabel Garcia notched the biggest win of her young boxing career earlier this month by defeating 2017 USA Boxing regional champion Hannah Thompson. It's likely Garcia, 19, of Clovis, won't...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 21, 2018

Prep golf: Clovis boys win Alien 8

ROSWELL — Clovis had a pretty solid Alien 8 Tuesday, taking first place in the boys competition and second in the girls meet. But it was a pretty good day all around for local schools, with nine area players earning qualifying legs on the first mee...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 18, 2018

Silence not first choice for car noise

With a car closing in on 100,000 miles, my biggest fear is I’ll hear something I shouldn’t. Not only is it going to be expensive, but I’m going to have to prove how little I know about cars when I impersonate the sound it’s making. Just as...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 16, 2018

Clovis officials choose Boutique Airlines proposal

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is hopeful local travelers can soon head north or east when they plan a trip from Clovis Municipal Airport. The commission voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Boutique Airlines for 18 federally...


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