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Articles from the June 27, 2017 edition

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Child hurt by gunfire in home

CLOVIS — A 6-year-old girl injured by gunfire in her home on Sunday night was most likely the victim of carelessness, Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said Monday. The child, who lives in the 1300 block of Grove Street off of State Highway 467...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 27, 2017

Train catches fire west of base

CLOVIS — A California-bound train engine burst into flames Monday just west of Cannon Air Force Base. The incident happened about 9:40 a.m., but the fire was out of sight by the time firefighters...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 27, 2017

Storm damage keeps crews busy

The High Plains saw welcome rain on Sunday night, but high winds also brought down multiple trees and kept cleanup crews busy throughout Monday. A Muleshoe elementary school was among the hardest...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 27, 2017

Clovis teen lands musical role

CANYON — A Clovis teenager has landed a role in the outdoor musical "Texas." Erin Pearce, 19, was cast to perform during "Texas'" 52nd season at the Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 27, 2017

Officials caution against fire danger

Weekend rains cooled things off, but area officials are warning residents that caution is still needed to prevent grass fires. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen and Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols said ne...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 27, 2017

Plateau customers lose service when line clipped

CLOVIS — Plateau lost connection with an estimated 100 customers on Monday after a contractor clipped its fiberoptic line on Mabry Drive, officials said. The contractor, Republic Telecom, is not...

 

Drowning victim's body recovered

FORT SUMNER — The body of a teenage drowning victim was recovered about 8 a.m. Sunday in the Pecos River near Fort Sumner. New Mexico State Police in a news release said the body of Tularosa's Colton Alexander Sawyer, 19, was recovered about a...

 

Flags at half-staff for Nara Visa firefighter

Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor and mourning of Nara Visa firefighter John Cammack. Cammack died Thursday from injuries suffered last week fighting a fire...

 
 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    June 27, 2017

Keep your pets safe during fireworks season

It’s just not natural, all that popping, whistling and deep resonate booms. And while it may represent celebration to some, for critters, there is absolutely no logical reason why the world should...

 

Pages past - June 27

On this date ... 1972: Screwworm cases were becoming "rampant" in the Texas Panhandle, but officials said there were no cases of the cattle disease reported in Curry or Roosevelt counties. Four new...

 

Events calendar - June 27

Today • Budding Artists — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Floriculture and a Spot of Tea. Information: 575-356-3940 • Big Kids Activity Hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 7-11....

 

Meetings calendar - June 27

Today • Roosevelt County Land Use Committee — 1 p.m. at Roosevelt County Courthouse, commission room. Public Town Hall meetings regarding land use plans. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis Municipal School Board — 5:30 p.m. in district board...

 

Jail logs - June 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Monday morning: Clovis • Savannah Thompson, 20, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana • Jorge Nunez, 48, shoplifting • Dontae Harris, 26, driving while license was...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    June 27, 2017

Rain cuts short 34th Custom Classic

CLOVIS — The Clovis Softball Association hoped to work around anticipated weather issues over the weekend in the 34th Plateau Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite as well as hoped. The five-division...

 

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