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Fire in Cotton Patch parking lot extinguished

CLOVIS — Fire was briefly on the menu for a Clovis restaurant Wednesday evening. Cotton Patch on Prince Street had a small fire in its parking lot, but it was quickly extinguished and restaurant...

 

Events calendar - March 9

Today • Colour Creators — 10 a.m., 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool story hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: M is for Music. Information: 575-769-7840 • Teen game day — 4:30...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 9, 2017

Garden growing at Portales elementary

PORTALES — The seeds of both vegetables and knowledge were planted Tuesday afternoon at James Elementary School, as eight second grade classes worked on their new community vegetable gardens. The ga...

 

Meetings calendar - March 9

Today • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Executive session. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 9, 2017

Defendant expected to take deal in Ulibarri slaying

CLOVIS — In four weeks, a nightmare of more than two years is expected to see a closing of sorts for family of Ariel Ulibarri. That’s when District Attorney Andrea Reeb said she expects a plea deal to be accepted by Matthew Jennings. Jennings,...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 9, 2017

ENMU student arrested for alleged rape

PORTALES — An Eastern New Mexico University student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping another student. Joel Torres, Jr., 18, was charged with criminal sexual penetration, a third-degree felony. He is at Roosevelt County Detention Center on...

 

Meetings watch: Civil Aviation Board

The following were actions taken at the Civil Aviation Board meeting Tuesday evening at the Clovis Municipal Airport: • Airport Director Kyle Berkshire reported to the board he is in the process of finalizing the airport’s fuel farm, with the...

 

Education digest - March 9

Yucca FCCLA students awarded Yucca Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students received a pair of group awards during the 71st FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque, according to a release from Clovis...

 

Dora school news - March 9

Report cards Report cards will be issued to Dora students Tuesday to take home to parents. These report cards are for the third nine-week grading period of this school year. Spring break Dora Schools released early on Wednesday and will not be in...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 9, 2017

Crash leaves man in critical condition

CLOVIS — An automobile accident has left a man injured and in critical condition. Officers responded to a crash approximately 9:53 p.m. Tuesday on Wheaton Street and Highway 60/84, according to a press release sent by the Clovis Police Department....

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 9, 2017

Judge postpones motion decision

CLOVIS — A district judge postponed granting a motion against Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker that said he had no right to interfere with Elida law enforcement. The motion hearing was held Wednesday morning at the Curry County courthouse in...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 9, 2017

Plat plans met with resident questions

Prior to garnering approval during Wednesday’s meeting, a request before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission was met with questions from a pair of residents. The first order of new business before the commission was approval of a...

 

ENMU briefs - March 9

Mud Volleyball tourney approaching Eastern New Mexico University’s mud volleyball tournament will be returning April 29 to the field behind Greyhound Arena. Thalia Pantoja, a member of the mud volleyball committee, said the theme of the tournament...

 

Pages past - March 9

On this date ... 1972: A Curry County mobile home was destroyed by fire. Officials said a trash fire spread to grass, which led to a storage shed and then the home that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Bill...

 

Portales police blotter - March 9

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 11:55 a.m.: Shoplifting in progress, 600 block West 18th Street • 12:18 p.m.: Fire/regular response, Brazos Street/Elgin Street • 1:39 p.m.: Ambulance...

 

Clovis police blotter - March 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 12:03 a.m.: Dogs barking, 100 block of East Tierra Blanca Road • 12:09 a.m.: Driving on suspension/revocation,...

 

Mrs. Schumpert was a modern marvel

For more than 70 years, Eunice Schumpert opened her Portales home and her generous heart to hundreds of local youth for weekly piano and voice lessons in a meticulous living room where music was the...

 

Students celebrate books with 'Read Across America'

Last week, students across America were reading more than usual. “Read Across America” is the result of a task force within the National Education Association, which wanted to create a day to get...

 

Small-school roundup: Phipps dominates for Texico in 3A quarters

RIO RANCHO — Junior Nathan Phipps just missed a triple-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks, and the second-seeded Wolverines took in the second quarter for an 83-71 victory over Estancia Wednesday at Cleveland High School. Braden...

 

Rams advance with wild finish over St. Michael's

RIO RANCHO — Jeremie Karngbaye scored six of his 20 points in the final minute of a tight contest, and the second-seeded Rams survived some late heroics from the Horsemen to claim a 49-47 victory over St. Michael’s in the state Class 4A...

 

Wednesday state basketball tournament brackets, summaries

SCHEDULES (Seeds in parentheses) Boys Class 6A Quarterfinals Wednesday At The Pit, Albuquerque (12) Volcano Vista 45, (4) Eldorado 44 (8) Atrisco Heritage 55, (1) Onate 47 (2) Las Cruces High 79, (7) Hobbs 44 (3) Rio Rancho Cleveland 74, (6) Cibola...

 

Thursday state basketball tournament update

This is our main page for updates on the state basketball tournament. Check for updates throughout the day. Hope Christian has topped Portales 55-40 in the 4A semis for the second-straight season. The top-seeded Huskies also defeated Portales in the... Full story

 

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