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 By David Grieder    News    January 24, 2018 

Police: Sheriff fired shot ending Roosevelt chase

PORTALES - Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker is on paid administrative leave for an indefinite time following his Jan. 15 shooting of a suspect who led deputies on a turbulent chase in a...

 By David Grieder    News    January 24, 2018 

Teen in car-pedestrian incident released

CLOVIS - The 18-year old arrested Friday in a car-pedestrian incident was released from jail Monday evening on personal recognizance, while the victim remained in a Lubbock hospital Tuesday,...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    January 24, 2018 

Area unemployment rate lower than state average

New Mexico’s 6 percent unemployment rate — the second highest in the nation — isn’t sending eastern New Mexico into a panic. Though unemployment in the state has dropped from 6.1 percent in November of 2017, the unemployment rate in December...


School board joins in honoring teen

CLOVIS — Less than a week after Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield was recognized at the Clovis City Commission for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break, he was honored again at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal...


Residents asked to verify voter registration

CLOVIS — With election season just around the corner, the Curry County Clerk’s Office is asking residents to verify the information on their voter registration, according to a press release from Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland. The clerk’s...


Reporter's notebook: Fireworks for the birds

PORTALES — If your idyllic stroll through the Eastern New Mexico University campus tonight is interrupted by a series of loud popping sounds, you have nothing to fear — unless you’re a bird. The university’s physical plant will be performing...


Pages past - Jan. 24

On this date ... 1988: Auditions were announced for the 38th annual Floyd Jamboree scheduled to take place in March. Phillip Russell had been elected by the Floyd Lions Club to serve as the "Big...


Events calendar - Jan. 24

Today • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Portales High School. Information: 575-625-9743 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Cozy Critters.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Tee... Full story


Meetings calendar - Jan. 24

Today • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday • Elida Town Council — 7:30 a.m. at Elida City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida....


Woman sought in shooting arrested

CLOVIS — The woman sought by police since Jan. 9 after she allegedly shot a man near downtown Clovis was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Gabrielle Carver, 25, was held without bond after being booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center soon...


Jail logs - Jan. 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday through Tuesday: Clovis • Bryan Ramirez, 18, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Richard Luna, 68, parole violation • James Taylor, 30, probation violation • Ivan...


Q&A: Curry commissioner weighs in on first meeting

CLOVIS — Recently sworn-in Curry County District 4 Commissioner Seth Martin experienced his first commission meeting on Jan. 11 after he was appointed to the position by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Martin succeeds Ben Smith, who resigned....

 By David Grieder    News    January 23, 2018

Grass fire consumes 2,000 acres

CLOVIS — Wind gusts approached 50 mph, but firefighters across the region brought a large grass fire under control in about four hours Sunday. About 2,000 acres were scorched, but no injuries were... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    January 23, 2018

Man shot by law enforcement charged with theft, property damage

PORTALES — The man shot last week by law enforcement allegedly ran a vehicle off the road after driving through several fences and severely damaging his wife’s car with a stolen front-end loader, according to court records filed Monday in... Full story


Portales council to consider water authority invoice

PORTALES — A bill of approximately $369,000 from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is coming before the Portales City Council tonight, and according to City Manager Sammy Standefer, the city is weighing several options. The invoice,...


RGH board to hold officer election

PORTALES — Today’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting will focus on some of the changes to the board 2018 has brought. The board will hold its annual election of officers, just in time for the arrival of new member Virginia...


School board to honor teen's heroics

CLOVIS — The honors keep coming for Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield. Hatfield was recognized last week at the Clovis City Commission meeting for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break and will again be...


Events calendar - Jan. 23

Today • Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Scrub a Dub.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Polar bear dens. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday...


Business digest - Jan. 23

GardenSource earns state recognition SANTA FE — A Portales business will be recognized at the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network Star Client Reception in Santa Fe on Feb. 8, according to a press release from the SBDC.... Full story


Meetings calendar - Jan. 23

Today • Clovis Municipal School District Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. in CMS district board room, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m. in the Fred Anthony Conference... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 23, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Map smarts

CLOVIS — Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? I couldn’t tell you, but I bet Roman Galvan can. Roman, an eighth grader at Yucca Middle School, won the Clovis school district’s 30th annual Geography Bee last Wednesday. Put on by National...


Pages past - Jan. 23

On this date ... 1973: Funeral rites were under way for Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, who had died of a heart attack the day before at his ranch near Austin, Texas. T...


Jail logs - Jan. 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Desmar Acy, 39, probation violation • Marchelle Curtis, 35, theft of identity, forgery, fraud • Linzy Garcia, 29, possession of a controlled substance,...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 21, 2018

Women's march 'important'

PORTALES — It's been a full year since millions of women around the country and the world took to the streets to protest for women's rights and clearly women still have something to say. Portales...


Silver Alert issued for pair from Bovina

BOVINA — Law enforcement is searching for two Bovina residents in their 80s who have not been seen since Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bovina Police Department. A Silver... Full story


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