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 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 28, 2017 

Future commences

PORTALES — The 168 graduates at the 2017 Portales High School commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena had much to be grateful for, but the ability to strive for greatness — regardless of the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 28, 2017 

Commission room gets modern tech

CLOVIS — A few high-tech features were installed last week at the new meeting chambers of the Curry County Commission. The mission: Make the meetings more accessible to the public. Microphones,...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 28, 2017 

'Exciting week' of events planned for Pioneer Days

CLOVIS — Cowboys and camo are taking over Clovis this week. A decade of the 27th Wing of Air Force Special Operations Command will be celebrated during the 2017 Pioneer Days from Monday until Saturd...

 
 News    May 28, 2017 

Meetings calendar - May 28

Tuesday • Relay for Life Committee — 5:15 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925 • Relay for Life Captains — 6:15 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925...

 

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On this date … 1961: Eastern New Mexico University in Portales was making plans to inaugurate its third president, Donald C. Moyer. More than 50 colleges and universities had pledged to send representatives for the ceremony. Moyer, who served...

 
 News    May 28, 2017 

Events calendar - May 28

Monday • Memorial Day ceremony — 10:30 a.m. at Portales cemetery. Organized by American Legion Post 31. Information: 575-226-0302 Tuesday • Blood drive — 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, Clovis. Information:...

 
 News    May 28, 2017 

Clovis police blotter - May 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 8:09 a.m.: Automobile burglary, 1200 block of North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard • 8:30 a.m.: Running...

 
 News    May 28, 2017 

Portales police blotter - May 28

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 2:01 p.m.: Shoplifting report, 1600 block East Spruce Street, report taken • 3:24 p.m.: Breaking and entering, 500 block North Avenue I • 4:18 p.m.: Vehicle...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 28, 2017 

Clovis officials prep fiscal year budget

CLOVIS — Clovis is crunching the numbers for the new city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. LeighAnn Melancon, the Clovis Director of Finance, who complies each city department into the preliminary budget, said things are pretty much routine in...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 28, 2017 

Memorial Day observance at Clovis' Lawn Haven

The legacy of veterans and the impacts they leave in their communities will be illustrated Monday at the Clovis and Portales Memorial Day events, according to the speakers. Clovis’ celebration, jointly organized by the city’s Veterans of Foreign...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 27, 2017

Clovis man convicted of multiple assaults

CLOVIS — A man convicted this week of multiple felony sex crimes last summer faces up to 73 years in prison, following two days of trial and over three hours of jury deliberation. Roy Cavazos, 30, w...

 
 By Morgan Lee    News    May 27, 2017

Governor restores university funds, vetoes taxes

SANTA FE — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez restored funding Friday to all state colleges and universities that she had vetoed earlier by tapping money from suspended infrastructure projects, while rejecting a string of tax increases...

 

Summer lunch program starts this week

By the Staff of The News La Casa Family Health Center announced the location list for its summer lunch program this week. La Casa sponsors the free Clovis/Portales Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    May 27, 2017

Fort Sumner plans new senior center

FORT SUMNER — The village of Fort Sumner hopes soon to be home to a new senior center. The center is expected to be located at the corner of Avenue A and First Street. The proposed 21,050-square-foot building will feature a fully equipped kitchen,...

 

Meetings calendar - May 27

Tuesday • Relay for Life Committee — 5:15 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925 • Relay for Life captains — 6:15 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925...

 

Events calendar - May 27

Today • Family Fun Day — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hillcrest Park. Free food, music and fun. Also free admission to Hillcrest Zoo and Splash Pad. Information: 575-763-0338 • Special food distribution — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Central Christian Church,...

 

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On this date ... 1942: Harold Wheeler of Portales had received a scholarship to attend Harvard University. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wheeler was a 1942 graduate of Portales High School. "The...

 

Health educator shares tips on stress reduction

PORTALES — Different people react differently to stress, but no matter who you are, stress often has physical repercussions as well as emotional. That’s according to Health Educator Debbie Gentry of the New Mexico Department of Health, who spoke...

 

Q&A: Deputy city clerk earns master municipal clerk certification

In 2011, Portales Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste set out to become a certified municipal clerk. Six years and countless trainings later, she has gained an even higher distinction. Urioste was recognized at Tuesday's Portales City Council meeting for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2017

No injuries in Clovis fire

CLOVIS — Good neighbors may have saved a home from burning on Thursday afternoon in Clovis. Donna Vilandry said she, her husband Bob and her daughter were all at work when a fire started around 4:30...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2017

Cannon airman under investigation for cyber theft

CLOVIS — A Cannon Air Force Base airman has been under scrutiny since March for allegedly stealing private information from coworkers’ computers and selling it online for personal profit, according to federal documents. The airman reportedly...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2017

Heart condition determined to be cause of airman's death

CLOVIS — An inherited heart issue was determined to be the cause of the sudden death early this year of a Cannon Air Force Base airman, according to a report from the state Office of the Medical Investigator.  Deanna Richards, 26, died the...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 26, 2017

Water officials hoping for cut of federal money

ELIDA — The federal government has set aside $46.5 million for rural water projects across the country. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority officials are hoping some of that money will flow their way. Consultant John Ryan said he and others...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 26, 2017

Vacation Bible Schools starting up

CLOVIS — School is out, so now some students are studying Scripture. Churches throughout Clovis are holding Vacation Bible Schools all summer long. Kingswood United Methodist Church is switching it...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 26, 2017

Family Fun Day set for Saturday in Clovis

CLOVIS — It’s official. Family Fun Day is at Hillcrest Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, meaning summer has arrived, if unofficially. Admission to the event is free and includes park time, admission to the Hillcrest Zoo, the Splash Pad, and...

 

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