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 By Grant McGee    News

Wing commander receives key to the city of Clovis

Cannon Air Force Base's Wing Commander, Colonel Terence G. Taylor, received a key to the city of Clovis from Mayor Mike Morris Thursday in advance of his leaving for his new... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Grant McGee    Sports

Fishing options open in Clovis, Portales

Places to throw a line and fish might not seem common in eastern New Mexico, but there is fishing to be had in the region. Fishing options range from Clovis’ lakes to the large Ute and Conchas reservoirs to our north. Clovis... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Social, political issues dividing Methodists

Some United Methodist churches nationwide are opting to break away from United Methodism, including churches in eastern New Mexico. A headline for a story in the January 2023 edition of “Christianity Today” sums up the... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Bank merger becomes official on June 1

Western Bank of Clovis becomes Western Commerce Bank June 1. Western Bank is merging with Western Commerce Bank, headquartered in Carlsbad, according to a representative for the bank. “The main purpose of the merger is to provide... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis High School graduation Saturday

Their high school principal believes in them. “The Class of 2023 will push the status quo in all that they do. Their potential will be fully realized when they look back and can appreciate the changes they have made,” Clovis... — Updated 5/16/2023


Prairie chicken endangered listing impacts unclear

The federal government on March 27 listed the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species. More than seven weeks later, area farmers and agriculture officials still aren’t sure exactly what that means. “Nobody gives me a... — Updated 5/16/2023


Ask the editors - May 14

Was there ever an underpass under the tracks on south Prince Street where the bridge is now? And when was the bridge built? The Prince Street underpass was replaced by the current overpass in 1989. The overpass officially opened... — Updated 5/13/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Museum planned for Curry fairgrounds

While the county extension service will be moving into a new building at the Curry County Fairgrounds by county fair time, the old fairgrounds 4-H extension building is slated to become “The High Plains Historical Museum.... — Updated 5/13/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

High speed chase ends in death

The vehicle chase that resulted in the death of an Albuquerque man Thursday in Clovis originated in Muleshoe, officials said this week. Manuel Delgado, 33, was driving a 2008 PT Cruiser at speeds up to an estimated 80 mph, being... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Area schools among top in state

A website that analyzes high schools and institutes of higher learning nationwide has named three area high schools among New Mexico’s best. The website Niche ranked Texico High School as the 22nd best in the state, Clovis High... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Police: Fatal fire 'potential homicide'

Wednesday's fatal fire that left two children dead in Clovis is being investigated as a possible homicide, law officers confirmed on Friday afternoon. "The results of the initial... — Updated 5/6/2023 Full story


Ask the editors - May 7

I read in the newspaper that Jorge Cruz is leaving as the Clovis hospital’s chief executive and Presbyterian Healthcare Services is sending an interim administrator. But what is the long-term plan for our hospital and its... — Updated 5/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Local group files brief with state supreme court

Eastern New Mexico Rising, a group of local progressives opposed to anti-abortion ordinances approved by the city of Clovis and Roosevelt County, has filed an amicus brief with the state supreme court. An amicus brief is from the... — Updated 5/6/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Resident defends right to fly flag, post signs

Jack Muse believes "Socialist progressive Democrats" are trying to "cancel" him. Muse lives on Prince Street where, in a tree that juts out towards one of the town's main... — Updated 5/6/2023


Two children die in Wednesday house fire

Two children are dead in a Wednesday house fire in Clovis. Clovis Fire, Rescue and Police personnel were called to 206 Axtell St. at about 9:35 a.m. on report of smoke coming out... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis, Portales take part in National Day of Prayer

Sistar Yancy, one of the organizers of Thursday's National Day of Prayer in Clovis, has her thoughts with the United States of America. "I'm praying for our nation," Yancy said.... — Updated 5/2/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Art Schaap: Saving the aquifer not helping dairies

Dairyman Art Schaap wants eastern New Mexico to know there is a side-effect to area farmers and ranchers shutting off their wells to conserve water in the Ogallala Aquifer. "I just... — Updated 4/29/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

School board settles on redistricting for Marshall

Clovis School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday on a redistricting plan to move Marshall Middle School's seventh and eighth graders to Gattis and Yucca middle schools due to... — Updated 4/29/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Fire calls garner attention

People in the Sunrise area on the south side of Clovis were wondering about those explosions they heard Sunday morning. “Those were exploding tires from a vehicle fire,” Clovis Fire Department (CFD) Battalion Chief Chris Elam... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Curry county commission tables burn ban

Apparently driven by Curry County Commission Chair Robert Thornton's words, "I don't like to tell people what to do on their private property." On Tuesday, commissioners tabled a... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis to ramp up code enforcement

Clovis is about to get serious with those who violate city codes. The news came at Thursday's Clovis City Commission meeting. Building Safety Director Daron Roach, who oversees... — Updated 4/22/2023


Ask the editors - April 23

What is the 60/84 project and when will it start? The 60/84 project is one that Clovis City Manager Justin Howalt believes has been needed for quite some time now. “The roadway and the corridor have been deteriorating for a long... — Updated 4/22/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Officials propose pavilion changes

Wash bays for show animals don't belong at the entryway to the proposed Curry County Livestock Pavilion. Moving such wash bays to the back of the proposed building at the Curry... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

'A wide range of rockers'

In the days after Friday's and Saturday's Clovis Music Festival two people who retained their exuberance about the event are organizers Robyn Snowberger and Ernie Kos. "We had... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

School threat leads to early release

A threatening note on a girls bathroom stall Thursday led to the early release of students from Clovis' Freshman Academy. The note read "I will shoot up the school 4/13," according... — Updated 4/15/2023


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