Our page — Aug. 10

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Birthdays Galvan [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Daceon (Dace) Galvan of San Jon celebrated his first birthday on July 23, 2011, at San Jon at a party hosted by his parents Briitney Latvala and Justin Galvan. He was born July 24, 2010, in Clovis. — Submitted by Kim Molyneaux Births Galvan [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Justin [...]

our page — July 27

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Birthdays Segura Joseph M. Segura Jr, of Tucumcari will celebrate his 5th birthday on Sunday. He was born on July 24, 2006, in Clovis. — Submitted by Joseph Segura.

Summer learning helps keep children’s minds sharp

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Russell Anglin Clovis Municipal Schools teacher and mother of one, Gwyn Del Toro understands the importance of having her son Matthew hit the books before he starts kindergarten in the fall. She said Matthew has been an active library patron this summer. “He likes the ‘I Spy’ books but then we get a bunch of [...]

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon [...]

Family, friends make life better

Thomas Garcia This weekend I had a great time spending time with my family in Clovis. It was my cousin Nathan Saiz’s birthday and, as close as my cousin and I are, it was bound to be fun. I’ve always been close to Nathan and his older brother, Philip Saiz III, or “Blondie” as we [...]

Governor recounts lessons learned to Clovis crowd

Kevin Wilson District Attorney Matt Chandler surveyed the audience of about 350 at the Clovis Civic Center Tuesday morning. “This is our biggest crowd,” Chandler said of the seventh annual area breakfast to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, “and I’m glad everybody came to hear me speak.”Chandler and the audience laughed, knowing full well [...]

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with [...]

Fernandez parents welcome new arrival

Kenneth and Gabrielle Fernandez of Tucumcari are the parents of an 8 pound, 2 ounce baby girl on Dec. 22 at Clovis Hospital in Clovis. Alysia Vaneah Fernandez has one brother, Adeyn Fernandez. Grandparents are Ken and Lucy Fernandez and Manuel and Judy Calbert of Tucumcari. Great grandparents are O.J. Fernandez of Colorado and Jim [...]

Clovis Christian stays alive in five

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Dave Wagner Things weren’t looking too good for Clovis Christian’s volleyball team in Tuesday’s District 2-B tournament match at the CCS gym. Then again, the Lady Eagles had been down this road before. CCS managed to get the contest into the fifth game, then dominated San Jon to claim a 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-3 [...]

Uncle imparts life skills

Russell Anglin My family recently had the good fortune of visiting my great uncle, Eddie Manis, after six or seven years of living apart when he moved from Portales to California. Now he lives in Elida. Running into my long-lost uncle after all this time brought back lots of memories. You see, Uncle Eddie is [...]