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Man charged with sex crimes released on bond

CLOVIS — A man charged with over two dozen counts of sex crimes against children was released from jail Tuesday afternoon on a $20,000 cash surety bond pending further court appearances. Oscar Villanes, 36, of Clovis, was charged with 25 counts of...

 

Pages past - Feb. 21

On this date ... 1988: South Roosevelt County farmer Carl Cox Jr., was profiled in the Clovis News-Journal for the hobby he'd pursued for the past 16 years: calling square dances in eastern New...

 

La Cueva tops Clovis, likely ends Wildcat season

ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Aeilts scored 31 points to lead four in double figures, and the La Cueva Bears got a little bit of revenge over Clovis with a 92-69 win to open the District 2-6A tournament...

 

Greyhound softball team sweeps Cowgirls

PORTALES — Down to your final out and the tying runner at second base, a base hit sounds pretty good. A home run sounded even better to Eastern New Mexico's Ashley Lopez. So the senior outfielder...

 

Building inspection solution to be proposed

PORTALES — A possible solution to the city of Portales’ inability to perform building inspections will be proposed to the Portales City Council tonight. A memorandum of understanding with the city of Clovis may allow Portales to utilize its neigh...

 

Roosevelt to consider applying for hardship funds

PORTALES — Financial hardship and a lack of reliable road department vehicles has pushed Roosevelt County to apply for hardship funds, county documents show. At its meeting at 9 a.m. today in the Roosevelt County Courthouse, the County Commission...

 

County officials to hear financial report

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners will be told the county is in solid financial shape during today's meeting. That's when Griego Professional Services owner J.J. Griego discusses the county's...

 

Pages past - Feb. 20

On this date ... 1983: By day, Lt. Lee Wheeler was a medic at Cannon Air Force Base. But in his spare time, he transformed into "Wheelie the Clown," a local performer who also headed up a class for...

 

United Way to open office in Portales

PORTALES — Fear not, Portales: You will soon be able to receive a wide range of assistance without having to travel 17 miles north. United Way of Eastern New Mexico will soon be opening an office in the community building of Portales’ First...

 

Flu vaccines still available for children

CLOVIS — The Curry County Public Health Office still has 300 free flu vaccines for children ages 4 to 18, according to Curry County Health Council Coordinator Susan Alman. Alman said she was contacted by the office about the flu shots which are...

 

5 things to know about last week

1. Trial for a teenager accused in the Aug. 28 shooting deaths at Clovis-Carver Public Library has been tentatively scheduled for next year. Judge James Hudson of Roswell set March 18, 2019, as opening day for the trial, which is expected to last...

 

Pages past - Feb. 18

On this date ... 1983: The newly formed Farmers Association of Conservation Tillers held its second meeting in Clovis, with 20 farmers in attendance. President Lonnie Mitchell said the group was...

 

Home sweep home for Greyhound softball

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico's softball team had to wait a day to make its home and Lone Star Conference debuts. But it was worth the wait. Rain pushed Friday's home-opening double-header against...

 

Cameron men take 60-58 win over ENMU

PORTALES — LaMarquis Thompson had made it a home finale to remember, just missing a double-double and hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to send the Eastern New Mexico crowd home...

 

Clovis swim team notches seven new records at state meet

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys and girls swim teams added seven new school records at the state championship meet in Albuquerque this weekend, highlighted by the girls’ best finish in school history and two individual top-three finishes for...

 

La Cueva tops Clovis girls to take district's second seed

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis HIgh couldn't find the basket in the second half. Now the Wildcats are hoping to find their way back to Albuquerque this week. Senior post Denae Giersch beat Clovis from inside...

 

Ag Expo is no more

PORTALES — After 25 years, the Portales Ag Expo will not be returning. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry said Friday the decision to suspend the event indefinitely was made shortly after the 25th annual Ag Expo...

 

Clovis woman gets four years for battery

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for aggravated battery, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Gabrielle Carver, 25, was arrested Jan. 23 while police were serving a search warrant...

 

Pages past - Feb. 17

On this date ... 1983: A leaking exhaust pipe in the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University had left seven ENMU students and one faculty member hospitalized in Portales, but all were soon released. Officials said 28 people — almost...

 

Suspect in September shooting arrested

CLOVIS — The suspect sought by law enforcement since the Sept. 5 shooting death of David McDonald at Clovis Apartments was arrested Friday in Sacramento, according to the Clovis Police Department. Darryl Turner, 30, was held Friday in the...

 

ENMU softball games moved back a day

PORTALES — Friday afternoon was supposed to mark the home opener of the 2018 Eastern New Mexico softball season, but Mother Nature had other plans. The Greyhounds (5-5) will instead start their...

 

Clovis swim teams hoping for top-five finishes at state

ALBUQUERQUE — The qualifying times are set, the swimmers are shaved and the high-tech swimsuits are back out of the closet again as the Clovis High boys and girls swim team is in Albuquerque for...

 

Texico boys improve to 25-0 with win over Tucumcari

TEXICO — Texico High's boys basketball team reached two big mileposts Friday night, the Wolverines hope the first two of many en route to a state title in March. Friday, the Wolves went undefeated i...

 

Clovis library to be closed Monday

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library will be closed on Monday in honor of President’s Day, according to a release from the library. The library will reopen on Tuesday at 9 a.m....

 

Curry roads undergoing repairs

Curry Road 9 from Curry Road L to Curry Road M and Curry Road K from Curry Road 9 to Curry Road 8 will undergo repairs next week. That’s according to a press release from Curry County Road Superintendent Dennis Fury. The road department is...

 

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