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Grass fire consumes 2,000 acres

CLOVIS — Wind gusts approached 50 mph, but firefighters across the region brought a large grass fire under control in about four hours Sunday. About 2,000 acres were scorched, but no injuries were... Full story

Man shot by law enforcement charged with theft, property damage

PORTALES — The man shot last week by law enforcement allegedly ran a vehicle off the road after driving through several fences and severely damaging his wife’s car with a stolen front-end loader, according to court records filed Monday in...

Q&A: Curry commissioner weighs in on first meeting

CLOVIS — Recently sworn-in Curry County District 4 Commissioner Seth Martin experienced his first commission meeting on Jan. 11 after he was appointed to the position by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Martin succeeds Ben Smith, who resigned....

Jail logs - Jan. 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Desmar Acy, 39, probation violation • Marchelle Curtis, 35, theft of identity, forgery, fraud • Linzy Garcia, 29, possession of a controlled substance,...

Portales council to consider water authority invoice

PORTALES — A bill of approximately $369,000 from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is coming before the Portales City Council tonight, and according to City Manager Sammy Standefer, the city is weighing several options. The invoice,...

School board to honor teen's heroics

CLOVIS — The honors keep coming for Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield. Hatfield was recognized last week at the Clovis City Commission meeting for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break and will again be...

Business digest - Jan. 23

GardenSource earns state recognition SANTA FE — A Portales business will be recognized at the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network Star Client Reception in Santa Fe on Feb. 8, according to a press release from the SBDC....

RGH board to hold officer election

PORTALES — Today’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting will focus on some of the changes to the board 2018 has brought. The board will hold its annual election of officers, just in time for the arrival of new member Virginia...

Pages past - Jan. 23

On this date ... 1973: Funeral rites were under way for Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, who had died of a heart attack the day before at his ranch near Austin, Texas....

Reporter's notebook: Map smarts

CLOVIS — Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? I couldn’t tell you, but I bet Roman Galvan can. Roman, an eighth grader at Yucca Middle School, won the Clovis school district’s 30th annual Geography Bee last Wednesday. Put on by National...

Texico boys staying level-headed

Texico’s boys basketball team isn’t using the ‘U’ word. Not yet. Yes, the 3A Wolverines are currently undefeated, sitting at 19-0 after Saturday’s 72-59 home win over 4A Ruidoso. But, chatter about an undefeated season? No way. Still, it...

Clovis basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Clovis (10-8, 1-1) at Santa Fe (9-9, 0-2), at Santa Fe High School, 7 p.m. Last time out: The Lady Wildcats bagged their first District 2-6A victory by rolling past struggling Manzano 45-22 at The Rock on Saturday. The Lady Demons also played...

Portales basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Portales (18-2, 1-0) at Ruidoso (6-13, 0-0), Ruidoso High School, 5:30 p.m. Last time out: 18-0? No problem for the Lady Rams, who hosted a Moriarty team with that record and still came out with a decisive 47-30 win in their district opener....

Take care with essential oils around pets

With the touch of a button and a couple drops of oil, a large space can quickly be infused with the refreshing scents of citrus or soothing herbs — a steady stream of fresh, clean fragrance to...

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