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 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

 By Grant McGee    News

Curry County commissioners presented with $49 million budget

Curry County's $49 million preliminary budget for fiscal year 2024 was presented to county commissioners Tuesday at their regular May session. Commissioners unanimously approved... — Updated 5/27/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis schools budget put at $168.9 million

The preliminary fiscal year 2024 budget for Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) is more than the FY24 preliminary budgets of Clovis and Curry County combined. At Tuesday's regular... — Updated 5/27/2023

 By Grant McGee    News

New events coming together in Clovis

Two events, new to Clovis, are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The Second annual Beautiful Ashes Revival will be at Greene Acres Park in Clovis. The organizer, Jacqueline Ford, d... — Updated 5/23/2023

 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


Ask the editors - May 21

Why are trees on the Eastern New Mexico University campus being cut down? Those trees are diseased, ENMU officials announced last week in a news release. "The University is... — 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


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