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Articles from the February 15, 2017 edition

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Clovis man arrested in stabbing

Editor's note: The following story contains graphic details. CLOVIS — The city's first homicide of 2017 was reported by the alleged killer, who said he stabbed the 57-year-old female victim... Full story

 

CCC to host blood drive

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College is scheduled to host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. All students, faculty and community members are invited to donate at the drive, which will be held at the CCC Health and Fitness Center Gym....

 

Planning committee official says work will take time

During Tuesday's Water Policy Advisory Board meeting, the body received an update with regard to the recent activities of a strategic planning committee spearheaded by City Commissioner Ladona...

 

Police investigating drive-by shooting

CLOVIS — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Friday night on Davis Street and 14th Street in Clovis. Officers responded to a call at 9:51 p.m. Friday on the intersection by the two streets, Capt. Roman Romero said. Romero...

 

Judge to determine competence in 2014 homicide

CLOVIS — A district judge is expected to determine this morning whether a Clovis man will be competent to stand trial for a 2014 homicide. District Attorney Andrea Reeb said she expects a ruling on the competency of Matthew Jennings, 28, from...

 

Man gets 30 years for child sex assault

CLOVIS — A Clovis man on Tuesday was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual assault of a child. Jose Lopez, 25, pleaded guilty in October to the charges. Following his release from prison, he will be required to register as a sex offender for...

 

Man accused of shooting officer found guilty in unrelated case

A Clovis man accused of shooting a Clovis police officer last year was found guilty Tuesday on an unrelated felony case, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Anthony Baca, 34, was convicted of aggravated assault with a...

 

Meetings watch: Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education

Portales school board members on Monday approved an audit report from Carol Snider with tax consultation firm RPC CPAs and Consultants. Snider said the objective of the audit — which began Aug. 22, 2016, and ended Jan. 5, 2017 — was to express...

 

Pages past - Feb. 15

On this date ... 1982: The Refugee Program of Clovis was a week away from opening its doors to Laotian refugees. The facility was at 1305 Thornton St. and was intended to assist about 450 Laotians...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 8:04 a.m.: Basic rule, 2900 block of East Mabry Drive • 12:10 p.m.: Battery on a household member, 1200 block...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 15

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 10:37 a.m.: Larceny, 1400 block South Globe Avenue • 11:26 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block South Avenue D • 2:01 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without...

 

ENMU blotter - Feb. 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Eastern New Mexico University Police Department for the month of January: • 2:39 a.m. Jan. 1: Shots fired, South Avenue C/Sixth Street, report taken • 7:45 p.m. Jan. 4:...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 15

Today • Tween game day — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Game: Xbox One freeplay. Information: 575-356-3940 • Stitch Addicts — 7:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Open stitch, lesson review. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 15

Today • Chamber Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. at the chamber, Clovis. Information: 575-575-763-3435 • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • ENMWUA — 10 a.m. at...

 

Wildcats edge Sandia on late free throws

CLOVIS — Jakeem Wynn capped a 20-point night by hitting two free throws with six seconds left, and the Clovis Wildcats secured a home playoff game with a 44-43 nailbiter over Sandia on Tuesday...

 

Hope Christian tops Portales girls

PORTALES — Despite a strong opening quarter, the Portales High girls basketball team couldn't keep up with the high-powered offense of Hope Christian Tuesday night, ultimately losing 66-42. Led by...

 

Rams cruise by NMMI, 62-28

PORTALES — The Portales High basketball easily handled New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday night, 62-28, on its way to the team’s 20th win of the season. Led by Jeremie Karngbaye with 21 points,...

 

Third-quarter slump hurts Clovis girls on the road

ALBUQUERQUE — A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by senior Monay Phillips gave Clovis High’s girls a five-point lead and some momentum heading into halftime of Tuesday’s District 2-6A matchup against Sandia. Then Matadors senior Cara Liggins took...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

Boys District 2-6A Clovis 44, Sandia 43 Sandia (9-14, 1-8) — Dylan Perry 1 0-0 2, Tapia 3 2-6 8, Santiago Aguilar 1 0-0 3, Tanner Sloan 2 1-1 5, Jonah Callahan 3 0-0 9, Ben Quintana 1 0-1 2, Elijah Ferguson 3 4-5 10, Bobby Tapia 1 0-0 2, Shylon...

 

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