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 By David Grieder    News    September 24, 2017 

Cannon plans open house

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The gates to the base will be open to the public Saturday afternoon, and you don't even need a golden ticket to get in. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Air...

 
 By David Grieder    News    September 24, 2017 

Defense: Expect lengthy murder case

CLOVIS — Defense counsel appointed to represent the accused teenage killer Nathaniel Jouett is no stranger to the work, and assures the legal resolution of the matter will be a long time coming. Jouett, 16, is charged with two counts of first-degre...

 
 By David Grieder    News    September 24, 2017 

Police: Suspect driven from scene

CLOVIS — The suspect still sought by police in connection with the Sept. 5 homicide at the Clovis Apartments was driven away from the crime scene minutes after the fatal shooting of 30-year old David McDonald, according to court documents. Darryl...

 
 By David Grieder    News    September 24, 2017 

Mom: Noah's dog is home

CLOVIS - The Yorkie belonging to the child shot at the Clovis library on Aug. 28 is back home. Denise Madrid said Lola was returned Sunday by a woman who said she found the dog on Echols Street, west... Full story

 

Former coach arrested on sex charges

CLOVIS — A former assistant track coach with Clovis Christian Schools was arrested Thursday, charged with criminal sexual communication with a child. A New Mexico State Police news release alleges...

 

Police seek info on card skimmer suspect

CLOVIS — Careful with your plastic, Clovis: a nefarious scheme to claim card information has made play in city ATMs the past week and police have requested public assistance in identifying their sus...

 

Alleged library shooter waives arraignment

CLOVIS — The alleged library shooter has waived an arraignment scheduled for this morning and entered a plea of not guilty on all charges, according to court documents. Nathaniel Jouett, 16, faces... Full story

 

Representative chosen for Clovis school board

CLOVIS — Shawn Hamilton was appointed Monday evening to represent District Four on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, following public interviews and a nail-biting tie-breaker vote amo...

 

State to hold child safety seat clinic in Clovis

CLOVIS — Buckle up for safety, and be sure to do it properly: That’s the message from the state, which for the first time will include Clovis in its annual “Child Safety Seat Clinics” Saturday morning at Wal-Mart. Efforts to educate local...

 

Locals give two cents on taxes

CLOVIS — One thing nearly as certain as death and taxes is a new effort, with each new presidential administration, to overhaul the existing tax code. The work so far of President Donald Trump is no exception, with details of a new tax framework fr...

 

Library reopens without fanfare

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library is open again, easing its way back into full operation after the deadly shooting that shook the community barely two weeks past. "We are glad to be here....

 

Official pleased with water feedback

CLOVIS — There are still two prime opportunities remaining for the public to give input and ask questions on the city’s plan for protecting and strengthening the region’s water supply in the coming decades. The first two of four town...

 

Girl hospitalized in hot car incident has been released

PORTALES — The young girl hospitalized after being left in a hot car in July has been released from Lubbock’s University Medical Center. Aubrianna Loya, who turned 3 while in the hospital, was released in August and appears to have come home...

 

Locals remember 9/11

For many in eastern New Mexico, the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, was an opportunity not only for remembrance but also a reflection on current events. "The pain of that...

 

Mural removed from Clovis school

CLOVIS — A mural that included Scripture was removed from a Clovis school last month, prompting discussion on First Amendment rights in public spaces. A letter dated Aug. 15 from the Freedom From...

 

FBI following Clovis bomb threats

CLOVIS — The Federal Bureau of Investigations is following the spate of telephoned threats of violence hitting Clovis in the past week and is ready to assist local law enforcement as needed, according to a representative of the domestic... Full story

 

Officials: No change in fair or school schedules

CLOVIS — Officials clarified Tuesday that in spite of periodic conflicts between the Curry County Fair and the start of school, it would not be realistic to try to reschedule either in the coming years. The issue came up in the Curry County...

 

Fire departments, truck companies send Harvey aid

PORTALES — Tyler Lucas intended to bring a single small trailer of supplies for the hurricane-stricken communities on the Texas Gulf Coast. He started that effort Thursday morning, and by Sunday...

 

High school's JROTC program celebrating half a century

CLOVIS — Calling all alumni: Clovis High School's Air Force Junior ROTC program will celebrate half a century as the first such unit in the state this month with a special "50th Anniversary...

 

Hurricane credited for gas price increase

CLOVIS — Gas prices areawide are up an average of 20 cents per gallon for unleaded fuel this Labor Day weekend. The city’s Emergency Management Director, Dan Heerding, said he was not aware of any local fuel shortages but acknowledged the recent...

 

Retailer takes plea in drug trafficking case

CLOVIS — The local retailer charged in June for his role in an alleged drug trafficking ring will have many of his charges dismissed through a plea agreement, pending a four-year supervised...

 

Vigil held in memory of Clovis librarians

CLOVIS — Margaret Hinchee's voice broke, and she cried at times, as she spoke about lost members of her library family. "Both women were strong and beautiful souls. The library will never be the sam... Full story

 

Murder suspect to stay jailed

CLOVIS — Suspected killer Nathaniel Jouett will remain in Clovis’ juvenile detention facility, at least for now, following a hearing Thursday in District Court. Prosecutor Brian Stover asked... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 31, 2017

Report: Library shooter took guns from dad's safe

CLOVIS — Two guns connected to Monday’s deadly library shooting came from the home safe of Nathaniel Jouett’s father, according to court documents filed Wednesday in Clovis’ district court.... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 31, 2017

Lost librarians honored at Toddler Time

CLOVIS — Even through tremendous grief the show must go on — especially for the young ones. On Wednesday morning, small children and their parents convened like usual for the weekly "Toddler...

 

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