Club notes – June 24

Concerned Citizens Of Curry County Concerned Citizens Of Curry County are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 501 N. Main in Clovis, in the former Bill's Jumbo Burger building. All residents of Curry and Roosevelt counties are invited.

Clovis drivers could be more bike-friendly

Several weeks ago, we made a long anticipated trip to Lubbock, Texas, for the first Friday evening monthly arts tour. Trolleys and buses are provided to take guests from venue to venue. As it becomes rather crowded on the public transit near the 9 p.m. closing time, I noticed that every male over the age […]

Reading strengthens imagination

In my young imagination I used to hunt tigers in the sandhills of eastern New Mexico. I'm pretty sure I never got out of my mother's sight but I still came back from my adventures telling all that had happened as my dog Knucklehead and I pursued the beast. I can only think of one […]

Our people: Company man

Lawrence Riggins moved to Clovis in 1947 at the age of 20 from Haskell County, Texas where he was raised on a farm. After spending about a year and a half in the U.S. Army, Riggins started working in the carpet and furniture business and soon began selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. He has been selling […]

State, county taking fire precautions

Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols doesn't like hearing the same repetitive message from his voice on the radio anymore than anyone else. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Nick Yruegas stocks fireworks Friday at the Roadrunner fireworks stand on First Street in Portales. Yruegas said he thinks the fireworks restrictions placed on Curry and Roosevelt counties are […]

Coaches, players look back on anniversary of Title IX

With or without Title IX, Connie Perez knew she would graduate from Amistad and go on to college. But without the landmark law, she's not sure what quality of education or career she could have had, or just how many other girls would have been able to go with her. "You never thought of going […]

Illinois fugitives arrested in New Mexico

Two men accused of murder in Illinois and being pursued by the U.S. Marshals were arrested Saturday morning at a Loves Truck stop in Tucumcari, according to federal officials. James E. Johnson, 22, and Carlton Neely, 20, were arrested by deputy U.S. Marshals and the New Mexico State Police without incident, said Kevin Jackson, head […]

Back in the groove

Karen Overall teared up as she tried to describe the feeling of being back at Eastern New Mexico University for the first time in 12 years. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Current Eastern New Mexico University student Richard Hall, left, "talks shop" with 1969 ENMU graduate David Allen during a practice session Friday in the […]

Melrose schools cleared of wrongdoing

After more than a year of accusations Melrose Schools misused special education dollars, Superintendent Jamie Widner wants his school cleared of wrongdoing at a volume relative to which it was accused. A week after the New Mexico Public Education Department issued a press release on findings of Tier II special education audits, Widner on Friday […]

In search of ponies: All dogs angels to their owners

Snarling, snapping and stretching its leash as tight as it could go while it's owner pulled in the opposite direction, all I could see was two rows of dripping white teeth backed by a forward angled physique — all pointed in my direction. "Approach slowly and give him a biscuit. Don't worry … " I […]

McGee: Mystery around restaurant’s closing remains

The Lady of the House and I went road trippin' to a town over 75 miles from here. The town shall remain un-named for reasons that will become obvious to you. One of the things we wanted to do was eat at a small restaurant we liked in the downtown section of this little burg. […]

Air Force looks at training options

Capt. Laurence Van der Oord of Cannon Air Force Base's public affairs said Friday that the Air Force is not terminating any training but has terminated its Environmental Assessment on the Low Altitude Training Area (LATA) proposal to fly training missions over areas of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The Air Force Special Operations […]

Fishing report: June 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Commentary: Take one step at a time

I first realized how much inner strength affects performance when I was 15 years old and my dad and I went on a summer hike. This hike spanned backcountry across the state of Utah — from the Arizona to Idaho border — nearly 700 miles. We completed this in 43 days! Courtesy photo Jon Warnick […]

Ask Coach Ken: Running requires proper technique

Editor's note: Coach Ken is a series of fitness tips and race experiences to motivate and educate airmen to become more physically fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Capt. Ken Corigliano is a tri-athlete with the Air Force team and a nationally-certified coach. A few key facts to arm you, before we begin our discussion: […]

Stinger Spouses team winners of annual Big Give competition

Members of the Cannon Air Force Base community dedicated hours of hard work and service May 31 to community service projects they hope will leave a lasting impact in the Clovis community. Cannon Connections: Christina Calloway The Stinger Spouses wore big smiles as they accepted their first place award in Cannon's Big Give community service […]

Crossfit classes offered

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Carter Kunz, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron officer in charge of asset optimization, performs the box jump exercise during a morning crossfit session June 11 at the Combat Fitness Pad at Cannon Air Force Base. Crossfit establishes broad general fitness versus specialization in […]

Curry, Roosevelt partner with Florida counties

They don't have much in common. CAFB: Courtesy photo Curry and Roosevelt counties recently became sister counties with two Florida counties in an attempt to share ideas concerning how to support their special operations Air Force bases. Okaloosa County, Fla., is home to Hurlbert Field, the military installation housing the only other U.S. special operations […]

Some normalcy returning for injured soldier

The family of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith always knew he'd never be the same after his tour in Afghanistan quickly came to an end with a gunshot wound. Courtesy photo: Raymond Smith Sgt. Dale Smith holds his daughter, Cadence, 5, as they pose for a picture during a homecoming ceremony for the 4th […]

AF terminates LATA Environmental Analysis

Air Force Special Operations Command leadership concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) could not be reached through the current Environmental Assessment (EA) of the 27th Special Operations Wing's Low Altitude Training Area proposal currently under review. Leadership anticipated that the No Action Alternative presented in the LATA proposal would not meet the […]