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School board joins in honoring teen

CLOVIS — Less than a week after Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield was recognized at the Clovis City Commission for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break, he was honored again at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal... Full story

 

Residents asked to verify voter registration

CLOVIS — With election season just around the corner, the Curry County Clerk’s Office is asking residents to verify the information on their voter registration, according to a press release from Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland. The clerk’s... Full story

 

Woman sought in shooting arrested

CLOVIS — The woman sought by police since Jan. 9 after she allegedly shot a man near downtown Clovis was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Gabrielle Carver, 25, was held without bond after being booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center soon...

 

Clovis girls start fast, cruise by Santa Fe

SANTA FE - A look at the overall records would indicate that even as the road team, the Clovis Wildcats were a slight favorite over the Santa Fe Demons. But games aren't played on paper, and Clovis di...

 

Portales dominates second half to top Ruidoso

RUIDOSO - Portales coach Wade Fraze called Tuesday night's game between his Rams and the Ruidoso Warriors a "Tale of two halves." Indeed it was, as Portales outscored Ruidoso by 37 points in the...

 

Portales boys snap skid

RUIDOSO - The Portales Rams ended their three-game losing streak on Tuesday night, beating the Ruidoso Warriors, 56-53, in a boys basketball District 4-4A matchup. Portales (10-8, 1-1) overcame a...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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. T...

 

Silver Alert issued for pair from Bovina

BOVINA — Law enforcement is searching for two Bovina residents in their 80s who have not been seen since Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bovina Police Department. A Silver... Full story

 

Pages past - Jan. 21

On this date ... 1973: A dozen local square dance callers had banded together to form The Clovis Area Callers Association, a group designed to promote and encourage square dancing in eastern New Mexico. Jack Orio was elected president of the group,...

 

5 things to know about... last week

1. A Portales man on Monday was shot by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies after a destructive run with heavy equipment. Officials said James Wallace McFarlin, 48, was driving a front-end loader and seen flipping a vehicle and damaging property...

 

Clovis comeback falls short at Manzano

CLOVIS — After their last Albuquerque trip produced a second half they'd love to forget, the Clovis Wildcats came close to staging a comeback they'd want to remember. Down 10 at the half, the...

 

Clovis girls swimmers finish 1st, boys 2nd at Artesia Invite

CARLSBAD — New relays? No problem. The Clovis girls swim team unveiled new combinations for their relays at Saturday's Artesia Invite in Carlsbad and had about as much success as possible, taking the top two spots with state-qualifying times in...

 

March to encourage women to run for office

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico may be far from major population centers where the masses mobilize to make their voices heard, but that isn’t stopping those participating in the High Plains Women’s March. The march is slated to take place at...

 

Triumph and tragedy

CLOVIS — Transitions, triumphs and altruism in the face of tragedy marked the evening, as the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce awarded its best and brightest. A celebration marked...

 

Curry road funding request denied

CLOVIS — Curry County’s request to receive disaster relief funding from the state due to road damage caused by rain has been denied. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the request was denied because there is a strict criteria in order to...

 

One injured after crashing into electric pole

PORTALES — A woman was taken to the emergency room with non-life threatening injuries Friday morning after driving into an electric pole. The driver, who went over the curb of 18th Street near South Main Avenue, was taken to Roosevelt General...

 

Teen arrested after motor vehicle crash

CLOVIS — One teenager was hospitalized and another arrested Friday after a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash late in the morning in northwest Clovis, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. John Smart, 18, was arrested and...

 

Pages past - Jan. 20

On this date ... 1978: Rhodesian agriculture expert Allan Savory was in southeastern New Mexico to meet with farmers and ranchers about a system of pasture rotation and intensive short-duration grazin...

 

Texico boys improve to 18-0

LOVINGTON — Texico’s boys basketball team led Friday’s game at Lovington throughout, but didn’t get any real separation until the fourth quarter, finally pulling away for a 67-53 road win and improving to 18-0 as a result. Foul trouble...

 

Moriarty holds off Rams

PORTALES — The Portales High boys basketball team dug a hole too deep in Friday's District 4-4A opener against Moriarty, as a late rally was not enough in a 70-68 defeat. The Rams trailed by 12...

 

Portales student honored for singing

UPDATE: The News received an email from co-producer Terry Davis on Friday morning stating that Liam Hurley is unable to perform on Saturday. No reason was given. PORTALES — A Portales High School student will receive a moment in the spotlight on...

 

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