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 By Grant McGee    Lifestyles

Our people: 'Granny has the Blues'

Etha Gray wants her own radio show. The 86-year-old would call it "Granny has the Blues." "I'd play the blues, nothing but the blues. Gutbucket blues: Bobby Bland, Memphis Slim,... — Updated 7/8/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Electric companies say they're prepped for summer

The electric companies that serve Curry and Roosevelt Counties are ready for summer demands on their systems. “From a planning standpoint, we have more than enough generating capacity to meet the expected demand while... — Updated 7/3/2023

 By Grant McGee    Voices

A chat with jackrabbit on hot day

It’s been hot. But that’s what happens here in the Great American Southwest in the summertime. Every year, big heat, summer. I’ve spent a few summers here in our part of the country. I remember my first New Mexico summer,... — Updated 7/3/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis board swears in officers

The Clovis Municipal School board got some new people in charge Tuesday with the annual change of officers. In one of the first items of business at their regular session, board members elected Terry Martin as President, Cindy... — Updated 7/1/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis woman fatally shot in Colorado Springs

One of Nancy Mascarenas' friends has no idea why the Clovis woman was in Colorado Springs last month. But that's where Mascarenas was when she was shot and killed early June 23. Esp... — Updated 7/1/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

14-year-old boy held on murder charge

Two Clovis teenagers ending a relationship led to the shooting death Monday of one of the boys by a third juvenile, according to Clovis Police Department investigators. The victim, Timothy Newbrough, 18, was found dead on the... — Updated 6/24/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Ask the News - June 25

How long has Stuart Ingle of Portales been our state senator? How old is he? When does his current term expire? What does he do for a living? Stuart Ingle was at his home in Portales on Friday when he answered those questions.... — Updated 6/24/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

NM group plans to continue push for referendum

Efforts to usurp recently passed state laws regarding health care and aspects of voting continue. That’s despite a ruling by a state judge that New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver may block referendums on the... — Updated 6/24/2023

 By Grant McGee    Voices

Keeping an eye on the residents of 'Kingbird Corner'

The stucco hacienda, where The Lady of the House and I reside, sits on a corner we call "Kingbird Corner," in honor of the birds who drop in in late spring and disappear in... — Updated 6/20/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Summer solstice heat wave rolling in across area

Summer begins at 8:57 a.m. today. And with this summer solstice comes a heat wave. Each day this week and the first half of next has a chance to see triple-digit temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. “We have... — Updated 6/20/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Police officers to receive 'retention stipend'

A "retention stipend" is destined for the paychecks of Clovis Police Department officers: $300,000 divided amongst 45 officers, according to Police Chief Roy Rice. The measure was... — Updated 6/17/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Q&A: 'Eddie Munster' shares life stories

Butch Patrick was part of a popular American television show, "The Munsters," which could be seen Thursday nights from the fall of 1964 to the spring of 1966. Patrick, 69, was cast... — Updated 6/17/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis' Juneteenth celebration set for Sunday

Juneteenth is about remembering and recognition. So says Delmus Gillis of Clovis, one of the people putting Sunday’s Juneteenth celebration together at Clovis’ Hillcrest Park. “Celebrating Juneteenth recognizes the historic... — Updated 6/13/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Ask the news - June 11

What are the most dangerous intersections in Clovis and Portales? When you read our featured question did you immediately think “21st and Prince” for Clovis’ most dangerous intersection? No, it’s the second most dangerous.... — Updated 6/10/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Draggin' Main returns with drive-in tour, block party

Draggin’ Main returns this week for its annual mix of good times, vintage cars, and reminiscing. And just like those days back in the day, the cops will be there, too. “The Clovis Police Department has always been supportive... — Updated 6/10/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Historic fruit market building is demolished

An old building that once housed a favorite Clovis store has been demolished to make way for a new Dollar General, according to city Building Safety Department Director Pete Wilt.... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Curry County to seek disaster declaration

Curry County will be seeking a disaster declaration from the state as a result of the damage from the precipitation laden super cell that hit the county May 24. Director of... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    Voices

Learned some of my favorite things from my buddy Catfish

Bossman here at the paper asked me if I’d write a Wednesday column every other week. “Nothing controversial,” he said. Me? Controversial? I gave up on controversy when I could plainly see we all ain’t gonna dwell in a... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Draggin' Main kicks off Saturday

Clovis’ annual Draggin’ Main gathering kicks off an eight-day run on Saturday. Hair bands and a “hot rods launch party” are the highlights Saturday at the Curry County Events Center, according to Zane Brothers, who helped... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Making more room to swing

Fun fact: Spider monkeys can live to be 40 years old. So says Clovis' Jessica Boisseau, who is spearheading an event aimed at making the next 20 years for Hillcrest Park Zoo's... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

City says so long to a retiring Dr. Kwan

Dr. Albert Kwan, retiring after being medical director and general surgeon for 30 years at Plains Regional Medical Center, was given the key to the city of Clovis at Thursday's regu... — Updated 6/3/2023


Ask the News - June 4

Will city vendor fees be waived for Draggin’ Main this year? Yes … and no. “The vendors on Main Street during the Saturday night (June 17) cruise will still pay a fee, but that fee will go to Draggin’ Main,” said Vicki... — Updated 6/3/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Court records: Suspect in shooting wanted to be killed

The suspect in Monday’s officer-involved shooting in Clovis wanted to be killed, court records show. Jonathon Gus Sullivan, 31, was arrested and is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, making... — Updated 6/3/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Storm damages well into millions

Placing a dollar damage on the storms that hit across eastern New Mexico late last month is a guess at best. But that number is well into the tens of millions. Clovis Mayor and insu... — Updated 6/3/2023


Petition aims at preventing laws from taking effect

A Portales man is helping with a statewide petition drive aimed at preventing new laws from taking effect June 18. Logan Brown, a Portales High School science teacher and parent, said the petitions are targeting six different... — Updated 5/30/2023


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