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 By David Grieder    News    January 14, 2018

Crime crackdown to be focus at session

Gov. Susana Martinez announced this week legislative proposals taking a tough stance on crime in the state; locally, law officials were on board. A number of measures focused on repeat offenders, supporting courts and protecting children were...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 14, 2018

Events mark Marthin Luther King Jr. Day

CLOVIS — There will be no shortage of events around eastern New Mexico on Monday for those wishing to celebrate the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The festivities get underway in Portales at 7 a.m. with a kick-off breakfast at...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 14, 2018

Reporter's notebook: How Clovis got its own MLK Blvd

With the holiday for the Reverend from Atlanta tomorrow comes an opportunity to reflect on many things, not the least of which is the truth that our world is not a static panorama but an ever-shifting terrain of political and social realities...

 

Pages past - Jan. 14

On this date ... 1988: Sixth-graders at Sandia Elementary School in Clovis were putting finishing touches on a play called "The Sound of Great Voices," that they were presenting in honor of Martin...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 14

Monday • Dora Consolidated School District Board of Education — 6 p.m. in DCS Board Room at the DCS building, 100 School St., Dora. Information: 575-477-2211 • Dora Village Council — 7 p.m. at Dora Fire Department, 220 E. Avenue A, Dora....

 

Events calendar - Jan. 14

Monday • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m. at Potter Park, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony —5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Portales High School Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Knoxville Ave....

 

5 things to know about last week

1. About three dozen area residents on Tuesday signed up to run for city-government seats around the region. Municipal elections are scheduled March 6. Ronald Jackson, a former Portales City Council member, was the only candidate seeking to succeed...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2018

Senior care changes worry local providers

MELROSE — A sudden decision by the state's Aging and Long-Term Services Department affecting the reimbursement of senior care providers drew concern this month from area politicians and local...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 13, 2018

Weather conditions raise potential for wildfires

Recent weather conditions have made eastern New Mexico and the rest of the region and state a prime breeding ground for wildfires. "Unless something changes before March, we're looking at a prolonged...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2018

Two cited in hit-and-run incident

CLOVIS — Police on Friday filed charges and citations for a 16-year old without a driver's license and her 19-year old passenger involved in a hit-and-run incident Wednesday that put a woman in the hospital. Shelly Fris, 57, was in stable...

 

Structure fire was 'makeshift fireplace'

CLOVIS — What first appeared to be a structure fire at a Clovis residence Thursday night was only a “makeshift fireplace” for two cold residents at an outbuilding, Fire Chief Mike Nolen said. Firefighters responded around 8:30 p.m. to a report...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 13

Monday • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m. at Potter Park, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony —5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Portales High School Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Knoxville Ave....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 13

Monday • Dora Consolidated School District Board of Education — 6 p.m. in DCS Board Room at the DCS building, 100 School St., Dora. Information: 575-477-2211 • Dora Village Council — 7 p.m. at Dora Fire Department, 220 E. Avenue A, Dora....

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Running the numbers

Recent numbers on impaired driving provided by Clovis police indicate a plateau or slight drop in DWI arrests, but a rise in alcohol-related crashes. Records show two DWI arrests for the last three days of the years 2016 and 2017, but an increase...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday: Clovis • Steven Lara, 49, failure to pay fines • Desmar Acy, 39, probation violation • Lyle Case, 33, assault, criminal trespass • Alejandro Delatorre-Martinez, 30, battery against...

 

Pages past - Jan. 13

On this date ... 1983: A funeral service was scheduled for Robert Skinner, 54, who had died at Roosevelt General Hospital. Skinner was born in 1928 in Portales, and graduated from Portales High...

 

Achievement awards presented at Roosevelt Chamber banquet

PORTALES — Last year was one of chapters ending and others beginning in Roosevelt County. So lifetime achievement awards were presented during Thursday's Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 12, 2018

Contracts approved for road barn, water line extension

CLOVIS — Nearly two months after contracts for a new county road barn and a water line extension agreement to provide water to the barn were first presented to the Curry County Commission, the two projects are moving forward. The commission on...

 

Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast set for Saturday

CLOVIS — Before you can run, you need to walk, and before you can walk, you need to eat. The Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will once again hold a scholarship breakfast on Saturday before the group’s annual symbolic walk and rally o...

 

Water line break spills about 160,000 gallons

CLOVIS — About 160,000 gallons of water spilled Wednesday after a water line blew on Fourth Street between Main and Mitchell, officials said. Rebecca Stenholm, director of public and government affairs for EPCOR Water, said the 6-inch pipe...

 

Man held without bail in 10th DWI

CLOVIS — The Clovis man charged for the 10th time last month with driving while intoxicated will remain in jail without bond pending trial, following a detention hearing Thursday afternoon. Randall Pruit, 54, was arrested early New Year’s Eve...

 

Pyle re-elected as insurance board chair

SANTA FE — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle was re-elected as chairman of the New Mexico County Insurance Authority Workers’ Compensation Pool Board of Directors at the group’s semi-annual meeting in Santa Fe last month, according to a news...

 

Clovis man convicted of 4th DWI

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was convicted for the fourth time Tuesday of driving while intoxicated, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. A Curry County jury found Allen Tapia, 40, guilty of felony DWI and misdemeanor open...

 

Water board schedules executive session

CLOVIS — The board for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has announced an executive session scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Curry County Administrative Complex. The executive session’s purpose is to interview candidates...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 12

Today • El Desayuno Kiwanis chili fundraiser — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Parkland Baptist Church, 921 Parkland Dr., Clovis. Tickets: $8 for adults, no charge for children 4 and under. Information: 575-762-6277 Monday • Dr....

 

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