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 By David Grieder    News    November 24, 2017 

Giving thanks, giving back

Who said there was no such thing as a free meal? In any case, there is no time like a holiday for some exceptions. "We don't want anyone going hungry on these things," said Daun Medaris, Veterans of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 24, 2017 

Area shoppers get headstart

As some continued laboring through their Thanksgiving meals or watched football in a semi-conscious metabolic stupor Thursday afternoon, others hoisted themselves from their recliners for an early...

 

'Just come and eat'

CLOVIS - Those in need of some company, some food or a little of both today are invited to a community Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission. Now in its 15th year in the upgraded kitchen at 407...

 

In Tribute: Isidro Garcia a man of 'ethics and morals'

CLOVIS - Former six-term Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia died Tuesday in his home at age 87. Colleagues and friends remembered him as an exemplary public servant, known for his integrity, his...

 

County to employ new law enforcement officer

CLOVIS - The Curry County Courthouse will have a new law enforcement officer enabled by a competitive federal grant from the Department of Justice, County Manager Lance Pyle announced in the...

 

Cold-case murder trial set to start

CLOVIS — A cold-case murder trial is set to begin Nov. 27. William Hadix is accused in the September 2003 shooting death and robbery of Jessie Clyde "J.C." Tucker in Clovis. In a docket call Monday...

 

Water authority search could stretch into 2018

CLOVIS — With over 150 pages of material across 27 applications, selecting a new Executive Director for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority could very well take into the new year, Chairman David Lansford said Saturday. About one fourth...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 9, 2017

Shooting at softball tourney under investigation

CLOVIS — City police are investigating an Oct. 22 shooting during the pre-dawn hours of a marathon softball tournament at Hillcrest Park that resulted in no injuries but drew questions from concerned citizens. Officers responded to the parking lot...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 8, 2017

Clovis cop shooter gets 10 more years

CLOVIS — The Clovis man convicted in the spring for shooting a city police officer has been sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison, bringing his potential commitment behind bars to almost 35 years. Anthony Baca, 35, was sentenced Monday by...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2017

CHS band ends season with second-place finish

The Wildcat Marching Band completed a record-setting season over the weekend with prizes at back-to-back competitions in Utah, finishing second out of more than two dozen bands in each contest. The...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2017

Teen who threatened shooting to get supervised probation

CLOVIS — The teenager charged last month with threatening a school shooting over social media will enter a period of supervised probation with mandated community service and a public apology, according to a plea agreement submitted last week....

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 3, 2017

Clovis native killed in Colorado Wal-Mart shooting

Carlos Moreno was remembered Thursday as a loving family man, an outdoors enthusiast and a cherished friend to those who knew him in Colorado and Clovis. "He was loved by everyone who got the... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2017

CHS band takes top honors at Zia contest

CLOVIS — For the sixth year in a row, and 17th time overall, the Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band has scored top honors at the Zia Marching Fiesta. The victory Saturday in Albuquerque was...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2017

Marchers mark anniversary of Reformation

CLOVIS — A long line of pedestrians carrying banners and singing hymns at twilight Sunday in downtown Clovis were in force to commemorate a special event for this year's Oct. 31, but it wasn't...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 29, 2017

Two charged in smuggling scheme

CLOVIS — Two men were charged last week for allegedly working together to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail — one of them accused of shoplifting and intentionally being caught so he could be jailed with marijuana in his possession. Kelby...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 27, 2017

Water authority talks funds, applicants

GRADY — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has a busy couple of months ahead, as it seeks both to secure state and federal funds and to select a new executive director from dozens of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 25, 2017

Man charged with DWI for ninth time

CLOVIS — The founder of a local halfway house was in jail Tuesday on no bond after being charged for the ninth time with driving while intoxicated. Randall Pruit, 54, was pulled over for erratic driving Saturday near Seventh and Thornton streets,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 22, 2017

Meterologists predict mild winter

CLOVIS — National weather forecasters anticipate a warmer and drier winter than normal for the region this year, in keeping with trends expected across the country. “Temperatures are favored to be above normal and precipitation below normal for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 21, 2017

Teen ordered back to jail

CLOVIS — The teenager charged this month with sending threatening messages over social media was ordered Friday back into the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center as she awaits a jury trial next month. The 16-year old was found in violation of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 18, 2017

Agreement emphasizes controlled alcohol service

CLOVIS — A new agreement approved Tuesday between Curry County and the company managing its Fairgrounds and Events Center places a stricter emphasis on controlled alcohol service, following two...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 17, 2017

Curry to consider harder stance on alcohol

CLOVIS — Curry County is taking a harder stance on alcohol service at the Events Center and Fairgrounds, based on the terms of a modified management agreement due for consideration at this...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 15, 2017

Officials get clear on water

Former Lt. Gov. says dairies, Southwest Cheese are not big water users. CLOVIS — Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley wants to clear up the water situation: We’re not on the verge of running out, he says. Bradley, now a spokesman for the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 15, 2017

Water taskforce fielded questions at town halls; answers on website

CLOVIS — Across four town halls last month, members of the task force charged with developing Clovis’ Master Water Assurance plan fielded questions on nearly every aspect of their strategy to secure a sustainable local water supply beyond the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 13, 2017

Organizers hope for robust gun show turnout

CLOVIS — Organizers for the semiannual Clovis Gun Show expect a robust attendance at the event this weekend, including turnout from first-timers specifically interested in self-protection. The show is the main local fundraising effort for the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 12, 2017

Bands start season on high note

CLOVIS — It's already a winning season for the respective marching bands of Clovis and Portales high schools. Both bands emerged victorious from marching contests Saturday in Texas, with CHS band ta...

 

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