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 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 8, 2018

Good things come from trial and error

Trial and error is one of our most important processes. You’ll never truly appreciate what you do like, until you figure out what you don’t like. One of my favorite movie trilogies, despite the simply-awful third part, would have to be “Back...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 3, 2018

Clovis' Faircloth signs with Adams State

CLOVIS — To have a big senior season for the Clovis Wildcats, Colson Faircloth didn’t need to prove himself as a college-level pitcher. Turned out, being Colson Faircloth was enough. Following a season where he was one of many things that went ri...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 1, 2018

Shootings anywhere should hit hard

If I need a friend to call or text, all I need to do is cook a complicated lunch. Only when I need to take Pot A down to medium high, Pot B off the heat altogether and add one-third of Mixing Bowl 2 to Mixing Bowl 1 will that message come. Like...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 24, 2018

Near to Twitter famous good for me

In this small patch of New Mexico, I’m probably better known than the average person. It’s a tiny, tiny bit of fame, and not much fortune, but I’ve never had an issue with that. Being Twitter famous? That’s a different story. I’ve had a Twi...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 24, 2018

Music festival, Draggin' Main have found 'great marriage'

CLOVIS — Back in 2017, the people organizing the Draggin’ Main Music Festival and the people organizing the Clovis Music Festival thought they could be better together. “That was a huge test for both sides,” Draggin’ Main co-founder Gene...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 24, 2018

Stone still loving permanent vacation

“It could have been different somehow, if I’d known what I know now.” So goes the tale from Doug Stone in his hit, “Why Didn’t I Think of That.” It’s a universal tale of regret put to song, and it’s part of what Stone will bring to th...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 22, 2018

Clovis introduces ordinance strengthening leash laws

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission overwhelmingly voted to introduce an ordinance strengthening its leash laws on public property. However, enough happened at Thursday's meeting to suggest final... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 20, 2018

Detention officer booked into jail

CLOVIS — A corrections officer accused of helping three inmates escape the Curry County Adult Detention Center Friday is back at the center. This time, it’s on the other side of the cell doors. Sarina Dodson, 28, was booked into the detention...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 17, 2018

Overcome shifts; don't outlaw them

Life has unwritten rules. Always double down on 11. Never cross the streams. You can’t date your friend’s sibling unless you’re considering marriage. When it comes to baseball, I usually think unwritten rules exist because they’re too stupid... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 10, 2018

Any ratio good for Arnold Palmer

And now, a dramatic reading of one of my favorite recent comedies, “Scrubs,” where newer doctor John “J.D.” Dorian tells mentor Perry Cox he’s no longer an inexperienced doctor. Dorian: Don’t be mad, Perry. This day was bound to come.... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 8, 2018

Report raises concerns about job fair's future

CLOVIS - The P-4 job fair, by all accounts, has the reputation of being a great job fair in its service of eastern New Mexico residents. The concern, however, might be that it's not a great big job...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 27, 2018

Jose Canseco's head, I salute you

I know many of us are using this weekend to honor those we lost in Memorial Day. Others are using the time just to enjoy family and friends, and maybe an air show. However you choose to spend your time, spend it well. I plan to do these things, plus... Full story

 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...


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