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 By David Grieder    News    April 20, 2018 

Workout on the corner

CLOVIS — Many know him as the energetic "workout guy," who can be seen hoisting a barbell or doing handstands at the northeast corner of the busy intersection of 21st and Norris streets. If you...

 By David Grieder    News    April 19, 2018

Prosecutors: Inmate faces possible 100-plus years

CLOVIS — Jewelry thieving, jail escape, drug trafficking and smuggling — that’s a lot to accomplish in less than a day, but a Clovis man is charged with that and more after returning late from a court-approved furlough last month. Brandon... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 18, 2018

Civil suit against Curry set for trial next week

PORTALES — A civil lawsuit aimed at Curry County and its board of commissioners is set for trial next week in Clovis. Weston Peasnall, a former officer of the county’s Adult Detention Center, seeks more than $60,000 in damages for violation of...

 By David Grieder    News    April 17, 2018

'When you hear bullets whiz by ...'

SANTA FE — Bullets or bees, something sounded enough like gunfire whizzing past the heads of baseball spectators and players to cancel the Clovis-Santa Fe junior varsity game early Saturday afternoon and bring police to the scene. “It was kind... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 15, 2018

Court addressing Jouett's mental health

CLOVIS — More than seven months later, many still feel the pains of Clovis' deadly library shooting as if it were yesterday. Some of those wounds were laid bare earlier this month during a daylong... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 15, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Observant local saves man's life

Accepting help can be hard, but one local man is glad a near-stranger decided to push the issue last month. Bob Messick wrote to The News this month nominating Emily Ramos, his cashier at a local business, for a “Good Citizenship Award” due to... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 14, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Color Dash kicks off for good cause

It’s not always such a bad thing for colors to run. In fact, that’s exactly the intention with this morning’s “Color Dash,” a 5k run/walk fundraiser to benefit Clovis’ domestic violence shelter, Hartley House. If you’re picturing about...

 By David Grieder    News    April 13, 2018

Confusion across country about which 'CHS' threatened

CLOVIS — Word travels fast these days, but sometimes context happens slowly. That was the case for a number of schools across the country this week after a social media post last week by a Clovis High School student threatening violence at “CHS... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 12, 2018

Who you gonna call?

CLOVIS — Before the ambulance or the fire truck or the police cruiser, there’s usually a phone call. Before you speak with any officers, you talk with a dispatcher, sometimes called the first of the first responders. Taking those calls is no...

 By David Grieder    News    April 11, 2018

Residents sound off about Facebook privacy scandal

CLOVIS — As Facebook’s founder and CEO testified Tuesday before Congress, residents of eastern New Mexico sounded off with their opinions on the social media giant’s recently publicized failure to protect the personal information of its users.... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 10, 2018

Flaming scraps believed to have caused small blazes

CLOVIS — Two pieces of flaming airborne scrap wood are believed to be the cause of a crop of five small blazes that occupied firefighters south of town on Monday afternoon. Clovis Fire Chief Mike... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 8, 2018

In tribute: Dustin Davis persevered from young age

CLOVIS — With persistence, kindness and high ambitions, Dustin Davis inspired his colleagues and friends and quickly made for himself a "blue family" at his job with Curry County's sheriff's... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 7, 2018

Jouett staying at Curry jail for now

CLOVIS — With the juvenile Nathaniel Jouett's mental health needs and how best to address them still in question, the court approved Friday a motion for pre-trial detention on the alleged library... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 6, 2018

Roosevelt approves retainer agreement, joins opioid suit

PORTALES — Roosevelt County will join a growing number of entities across the state and nation to sue pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic, following approval of a retainer agreement with an Albuquerque law firm...

 By David Grieder    News    April 5, 2018

Most of Dora's audit findings addressed

DORA — Most of the findings of the state’s special audit last year on Dora schools have been addressed, though new leadership are still dealing with some residual effects. An audit report released last month for the 2016-17 school year was accept...

 By David Grieder    News    April 3, 2018

Storm spotters keep eyes on the skies

CLOVIS — Head in the clouds? Dreaming of dew? Riding on the storm? If so, the National Weather Service might have just the volunteer position for you. Tonight an NWS meteorologist from Albuquerque will lead a “Skywarn Spotter Training Class”... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    April 3, 2018

Airmen accused of rape released on bond

CLOVIS — The three Cannon Air Force Base airmen awaiting trial on rape charges were released Monday from the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured appearance bond, following a court hearing that morning. Defense attorney Ben Herrmann...

 By David Grieder    News    April 1, 2018

Tough-talking students on DA radar

What can the courts do if a child threatens violence at school? That’s a big question emerging for prosecutors throughout the state and one that was highlighted locally by some recent incidents in Clovis. “It just seems to be the trend across...

 By David Grieder    News    April 1, 2018

Meetings set to discuss future of Clovis

CLOVIS — Any who wish to weigh in on what they would like to see for the city of Clovis in the next decade — and beyond — have a good opportunity to do so starting this month. City officials have announced April 9 as the date of the first...

 By David Grieder    News    March 31, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Even free books find their way back

Even free books find a way back It's almost the opposite issue from Fahrenheit 451: nobody wants to throw away a book. Nor does anyone seem much inclined to trash old VHS tapes, lectures on cassette,...

 By David Grieder    News    March 29, 2018

Clovis man's sentence may be magnified

CLOVIS — A man facing more than seven years in prison following a plea agreement Tuesday may have magnified his sentence several times over after returning late from a court-approved furlough and... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    March 29, 2018

Decision to hold airmen without bond reversed

CLOVIS — Even on an expedited schedule, it will still be more than six months before the trio of Cannon Air Force Base airmen charged with raping a female peer at a Clovis house party in January will face trial. As of this week, however, they...

 By David Grieder    News    March 28, 2018

Vietnam veterans honored at ceremony

CLOVIS — More than 50 years since serving in Vietnam, Florencio Ramirez sat at the Clovis Veterans Affairs Office on Tuesday and enjoyed some light refreshments while waiting for his appointment....

 By David Grieder    News    March 27, 2018

Unoccupied trailer burns in Clovis

CLOVIS — Don't be fooled by any recent drizzle; fire hazards are still high, as evidenced by two weekend blazes that damaged vehicles but left no injuries in Clovis. Four engines responded Saturday... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    March 24, 2018

Police report: Child with Airsoft pistol planned to kill

CLOVIS — A 12-year old brought a toy gun to school and threatened to kill the people there. It may have been big talk without much to back it up, but it was enough for a Clovis jury on Thursday to find that he had committed aggravated assault upon... Full story


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