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 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 19, 2019 

City passes leash ordinance

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission was in the doghouse with several outspoken critics of its proposed animal leash ordinance, with final approval hanging in the balance during its Thursday meeting. Undeterred by those critics, and their...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 19, 2019 

Congratulations to our graduates

Good afternoon, graduates of this particular area high school OR community college OR four-year college. Whoever scheduled me as your graduation speaker has made a terrible mistake. It was such an awful mistake that nobody made it, and you’re...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 15, 2019

Seeing double

High school graduations are always a family affair. For seven Clovis families, it’s twice the celebration. The 2019 Clovis High School graduation class includes seven sets of twins. They’ll be among 441 students receiving diplomas from CHS...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 12, 2019

Gas plume remediation work to go through August

CLOVIS — A public meeting Wednesday detailed what will no doubt fuel public frustration, no matter how well remediation work goes on a gasoline plume near the Commerce-Prince intersection. The New Mexico Environment Department Petroleum Storage...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 12, 2019

I have some questions about 'Endgame'

Warning: This contains spoilers to “Avengers: Endgame,” which I believe is the 418th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Moviegoers, it’s been three weeks. “Avengers: Endgame” has made $3.2 billion worldwide. You’ve had time to see it...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 12, 2019

Senior committee welcomes new members

CLOVIS — The Clovis Senior Services Committee welcomed new members to the fold during its Wednesday meeting, and previewed four key events over the next three weeks. The board first welcomed its newest appointed member, District 4 representative...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tennis, everyone?

Nearly a dozen area tennis players are hitting the courts today in Albuquerque, with their eyes on possibly playing for a state championship Thursday. Portales sends seven players to this week's...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 8, 2019

Hometown pick

PORTALES - There's a certain importance to keeping things local. Both Taylee Rippee and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball program can appreciate that, for different reasons. Rippee made...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 5, 2019

Public meeting set for gas plume remediation

CLOVIS — A state-led drilling project to remediate a gasoline plume in the area where Prince meets 21st and Commerce Streets is the topic of a public meeting Wednesday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library’s North Annex will...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 28, 2019

Stevie Wonder saved my attention span

I’ve never been big on streaming music. Name the service — Amazon Unlimited, Apple Music, Pandora Plus, Spotify, Tidal — and I’ve tried the trial run and canceled because I just don’t use it. I only have a streaming music service now...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

Leash law rises again

CLOVIS — A battle has come to the Clovis City Commission for the second straight year, and neither side seems primed to roll over. Unanimously introduced at Thursday’s meeting was an ordinance that would change city laws regarding animals at larg...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

Status hearing held in former coach's suit

PORTALES — More than 80 miles away and nearly two years later, a fight continues for the job of a former teacher and basketball coach. A status hearing was held Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Courthouse on a civil case Rhyan Daugherty wants to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 21, 2019

Participation more relevant than cost

In 2018, lawmakers approved an overhaul of New Mexico election laws, requiring local governments to hold special elections entirely by mail. The question I keep hearing is, how much does this special election cost now than it did a few years ago? I...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

New firm to take over city's legal services

CLOVIS — When Jared Morris first came to eastern New Mexico just after the turn of the century, he’d probably never heard of Dave Richards. Now, he’s a few months away from filling his shoes. The firm of Harmon, Morris and Barnett agreed...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

Eight Portales FFA students heading for nationals

PORTALES — Eight Portales High students are getting set for the national FFA stage. Portales High brought five teams to the state FFA competition two weekends ago, and when all was said and done it had two of those teams make nationals with...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 14, 2019

Officer cleared in fatal shooting

CLOVIS — Six months after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting, the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office has announced it will not pursue criminal charges against the Clovis Police Department officer. District Attorney Andrea Ree...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 14, 2019

Clovis moves on water rate, senior items

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission met Tuesday for about 20 minutes in a special meeting, with results that may not come to fruition for another two years. The commission moved swiftly through three items, one dealing with an ongoing water rate...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 14, 2019

Always fun when two parts of life meet

Few things are stranger, or more satisfying, than when two completely different aspects of your life come together. It’s like when your college friends meet your high school friends, or when you find out two of your Facebook friends are friends...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 10, 2019

Long shot

Danni Williams has a history of beating the odds. Before she put on a Clovis jersey, nobody had won New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year three times. And only a handful of Wildcats have ever found...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 7, 2019

Clovis officials pick new judge

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission didn’t need 30 days to fill its municipal judge vacancy. It didn’t even need to look outside of the municipal court. The commission unanimously approved the appointment of Vicki Kelley to the position, not...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 7, 2019

Change happens, percent by %

I recall a particularly pompous area school administrator. He loved to tell us how educated he was, to the point he sent one of his published research papers to us instead of returning a phone call. He never understood, nor tried to understand, why w...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 7, 2019

Panelists offer advice at lectureship

PORTALES - Forget whatever the next trend is, because you probably won't get your book published in time to take advantage of it. Forget trying to write for Hollywood, because it's just as foreign a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 3, 2019

A little old time country music

FLOYD - A few things change with every running of the Floyd Country Jamboree, but most remain the same. There's a new Floyd citizen of the year every year, but they're usually greeted at the stage by...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 3, 2019

Orienteering course floated at parks committee

CLOVIS — Navigating through an unfamiliar spot of Ned Houk Park with just a compass and a map could prove difficult. Navigating through the Clovis parks, recreation and beautification committee, however, proved much easier. Ramon Cruz, an...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 31, 2019

Music fest lineup finalized

CLOVIS - Draggin' Main Music Festival organizers are working for the weekend - June 26-28, to be exact. They believe they've found just the right band to illustrate that. Loverboy will be the...

 

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