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Report: Utilities off at site of house fire

CLOVIS - The Clovis mother whose child died in Tuesday morning's house fire was trying to make other living arrangements for her children because utilities had been turned off at her Sixth Street...

Police: Two men likely responsible for each other's deaths

CLOVIS — Two men found dead by Clovis police on April 20 were arguing over marijuana and likely responsible for the deaths of each other, police said Thursday after completing their week-long investigation. David “Bo Bo” Lopez, 43, and Carlos...

Attorney asks for dismissal in drug sting case

PORTALES — A defense attorney fought tooth and nail Thursday to dismiss a grand jury indictment in the case of a Roosevelt County man arrested in April in a drug sting. Evan Arendell, the attorney for 38-year-old Armando Pena, told Ninth Judicial...

Clovis police blotter - April 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 7:17 a.m.: Contempt of court, 800 block of Mitchell Street • 8:06 a.m.: Improper backing, 1000 block of...

Police planning checkpoints, saturation patrols

PORTALES — The New Mexico State Police plans various sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and drivers’ license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of May, according to a NMSP release. “We...

Pages past - April 28

On this date ... 1962: Skeen's Electronic Cleaners in Clovis encouraged customers to use their drive-up window with one-day service. Skeen's also offered seasonal storage of clothing. "Bring in all...

Former office building made home for missionary families

CLOVIS — A former office building in Clovis has found new life helping various people in the faith community. So far, the Eastern Baptist Association Ministry House has so far had two missionary families stay in the fully-furnished house,...

Texico senior profiles

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about graduating high school seniors in the area. Morgan Wade plans to attend West Texas A&M to pursue a degree in Agribusiness. What are your hobbies outside of school? Shooting shotgun, showing...

Portales police blotter - April 28

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 9:32 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries • 1:43 p.m.: Reckless driver, Kilgore Avenue/U.S. 70 • 2:55 p.m.: Burglary report, 800 block East...

Clovis boards seeking residents

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking one resident each for vacancies on the Clovis-Carver Public Library Board and the Commission on Older Adults, according to a release from the city. Applications for both are available at the city manager’s...

Rams win last chance tourney

ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys had four of the top scores of the day and the Rams edged Carlsbad for team honors in the Last Chance tournament, hosted by New Mexico Military. Thomas Tulk and Andrew Underbrink each finished at 75 to tie for...

Might be a good idea to cut back on technological fix

Face it. More than a few of us are addicts. For all addicts, the first step toward recovery is summed up in one word: honesty. That means admitting we have a problem. And we do. Nomophobia. That’s...

I'll buy that load of manure

There’s this thing that people do that I find curious. I believe it is most commonly referred to as composting. Folks apparently build or buy a rig that ferments the garbage. It looks to me like...

Recognizing spiritual inheritance secret to contentment

I have a Facebook page. Through the past year, and through my son John Scott’s heart journey, the connection that Facebook provided us was quite valuable. Our daughter-in-law Dana posted constant...

CMI Careers

Reporter The Eastern New Mexico News is looking for a reporter. We're a six-day a week, a.m. daily located in the eastern part of the state. The reporter would be based in Clovis, a family-friendly city with great weather that's rich in rock and...

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