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 By David Grieder    News    March 28, 2017 

Sex assault cases heard; one dropped

CLOVIS — Two cases pertaining to felony sexual contact with a minor were heard Monday in the 9th Judicial District Court in Clovis, only one of which will proceed to trial next month. Joshua Hutson, 36, is charged with inappropriate contact with a...

 
 News    March 28, 2017 

Organizers say Ag Expo numbers could have been better

PORTALES — While the educational seminars at this year’s Portales Ag Expo drove much of the attendance over the weekend, organizers said the numbers still could have been better. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 28, 2017 

Court dismisses lawsuit against county

PORTALES — A New Mexico federal court dismissed a 2015 lawsuit against Roosevelt County commissioners last week. Former Roosevelt County Detention Center employee Keith Parrish accused the county of owing him back pay for overtime worked earlier...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 28, 2017 

Trial set for April 12 in 2003 slaying

CLOVIS — Potential delays aside, the eight-day cold case murder trial for William Hadix, 69, will begin as planned on April 12. Hadix is charged with the September 2003 murder and armed robbery of J...

 

ENMU energy conservation project approved

PORTALES — A campus-wide energy conservation project presented by Eastern New Mexico University Vice President of Business Affairs Scott Smart was approved at the college’s board of regents meeting Friday at the ENMU-Ruidoso campus. The...

 
 News    March 28, 2017 

Events calendar - March 28

Today • Afterschool at the library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: Get your game on. Information: 575-356-3940 • Blood drive — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at ENMU station 38, Portales. Information: 575-625-9743 ext. 2100 ...

 

Pages past - March 28

On this date ... 1992: Precision Bookkeeping Tax Service at 3017 N. Prince St. in Clovis offered resume, typing and fax services. Standard and legal-size copies were 5 cents per side. 1972: Eastern...

 
 News    March 28, 2017 

Meetings calendar - March 28

Wednesday • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-749-2955 This calendar is a daily...

 
 News    March 28, 2017 

Clovis police blotter - March 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 3:36 a.m.: Assault on a household member, 200 block of Connelly Street • 8:06 a.m.: Following too close,...

 
 News    March 28, 2017 

Portales police blotter - March 28

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 12:43 p.m.: Threats report, 200 block West 14th Street • 1:07 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 800 block South Avenue A • 3:02 p.m.: Fraud, walk in • 4:25 p.m.:...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 26, 2017

Floyd Citizens of the Year awarded

FLOYD — A couple with a heart for taking care of others were the recipients of the Citizen of the Year award at this year's Floyd Jamboree. Floyd Lions Club member Paul Benoit presented long-time...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 26, 2017

Umpires Tuneup Tournament underway

CLOVIS — The softball season never really ends in Clovis. Even in the snowfall, there's no problem finding people to get together a scrimmage, or at least a batting practice. "If you don't know some...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 26, 2017

Producing perspective

PORTALES — Area agriculture officials and producers all agreed on Friday that local agriculture isn't producing in a major category — its own perspective. New Mexico Department of Agriculture...

 

Healthy eating at root of healthy living

PORTALES — To eat healthy, you've got to get to the root. That was the theme of two presentations on gardening's role in healthy living at the Portales Ag Expo. Eastern New Mexico University Agricul...

 

Local roundup - March 26

Spring Fling event starts March 31 Portales Woman’s Club will hold its inaugural Spring Fling Shopping event 2 p.m.-7 p.m. March 31 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 at the club’s building at 309 W. First St. Admission for the event will be donation of...

 

Pages past - March 26

On this date ... 1992: UCLA defeated New Mexico State University, 85-78, at the Pit in Albuquerque to advance to the final eight in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. “This is probably no disgrace,” Aggies coach Neil McCarthy told the...

 

Events calendar - March 26

Today • Floyd Gospel Sing-Along — 2 p.m. at the Floyd High School gym. Information: 575-356-5354 Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson review, open stitch. Information: 575-769-7840 • Produce for the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 26, 2017

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week starts

CLOVIS — It would seem it’s never the wrong time to have fire safety on the mind. Even so, today marks the start of Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, lasting through April 1. Curry County Fire Marshal David Kube is using the occasion to remind...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 25, 2017

Molestation trial vacated for competency evaluation

PORTALES — The trial of a former Portales man accused of child molestation was vacated Friday as District Judge Donna Mowrer ordered a competency evaluation. Rocky Banda, 36, of Amarillo, was arrested in February 2016 and charged with 24 counts of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 25, 2017

Japanese-American residents share stories at panel

CLOVIS — Roy Ebihara, Lillie Kiyokawa and Fred Kimura knew about as much as you'd expect a bunch of 8- and 9-year-old kids to know why 1942 played out the way it did for them as Japanese-Americans...

 

Events calendar - March 25

Today • New Mexico Ag Expo — 9 a.m.-3 p.m at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Admission: Free. Information: 575-356-8541 • Mayor’s Ball — 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner at Hotel Clovis Ballroom. Tickets: $75 each or $600 table of...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 25, 2017

Old hands reminisce over Ag Expo anniversary

PORTALES — A lot of reminiscing was taking place during lunch hour Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center Building on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the...

 

Meetings calendar - March 25

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • High Plains...

 

First-timers drawn to Floyd's jamboree

FLOYD — The lure of live music in a family friendly environment drew many first-time attendees to the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree Thursday night at the Floyd High School gym. The jamboree,...

 

Flags at half-staff for Maj. Andrew Becker

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday issued the third executive order to fly flags at half-staff to honor a Cannon Air Force Base member killed during a March 14 training exercise. Flags are ordered at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today...

 

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