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 By David Grieder    News    May 24, 2018 

Detention officer files notice against city, county

CLOVIS - The detention officer briefly held hostage during the Feb. 1 standoff at the Curry County jail has filed a notice of tort claim against Curry County and the city of Clovis for "harassment,... Full story

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 24, 2018 

Portales High commencement Friday

PORTALES — Four years can pass by in what seems like no time at all, and suddenly you’re on to your next adventure. For 153 Portales High School seniors, that future begins on Friday. The PHS commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 24, 2018 

Portales hoping to create 'entertainment venue'

PORTALES — The Portales Recreation Center may soon serve a new purpose, and city officials are hoping to find another home for the after-school and summer programs the facility currently offers. In a report of the city’s April 28 strategic... Full story

 

Water authority to discuss budget

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is slated to discuss the preliminary operating budget for fiscal year 2019 at today’s board meeting. ENMWUA Chair David Lansford said he thinks the budget will be up from the fiscal year...

 

Area teachers nominated for award

A dozen area school teachers have been nominated for the Golden Apple Award given annually to teachers who exhibit excellence in the classroom, according to a news release from the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico. The 329 nominees around the...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Education digest - May 24

Teacher assignments to be posted online CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools’ teacher assignments for next school year will be posted on the district’s online system Skyward Family Access in late summer, according to a CMS press release....

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Reporter's notebook: Tent revival

CLOVIS — Prince Street Baptist Church is hosting a two-week long tent revival and Pastor Tommy Hohstedt said he hopes those who attend come away with “a deep, deep love for a mighty God.” “We want the hearts of our people to be revived, to...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Pages past - May 24

On this date ... 1988: Local cowboy and professional roper Sylvester Mayfield was back in Clovis after a big win at the Crump-Walker Memorial Rodeo in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He told the Clovis...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Events calendar - May 24

Today • Tent revival — 6 p.m. at Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 N. Prince St., Clovis. Featuring pastor Ryan Denton from El Paso and music by Glen Wortham. Information: 575-762-4220 Friday • Portales High School graduation — 7 p.m. at...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Meetings calendar - May 24

Today • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at the Curry County Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 Wednesday • Clovis Commission on Older Adults — 3 p.m. in the assembly room at Clovis...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Jail logs - May 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday through Wednesday: Clovis • Eugene Foster, 41, probation violation, failure to pay fines, concealing identity • Don Meier, 67, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation •...

 

Curry and Roosevelt county ballots

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 5. Absentee and early voting are under way and taking place through June 2. Here are candidates on the ballots in Curry and Roosevelt counties: Curry County Democratic Party Magistrate Judge, Division 1 •...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 23, 2018

County breaks ground on jail addition

CLOVIS - Current and former Curry County officials looked to turn the page on Tuesday as the county held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its detention center addition and renovation project that has... Full story

 

Reporter's notebook: Local group making waves

From Portales to Cannes, France, the music of Roosevelt Road is spreading. The “country rap” group, consisting of Portales High School graduates Jordan Ennis and Cole Brakebill, had music featured in the film “The Rider,” according to...

 

New Mexico AG visits Clovis

CLOVIS — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas was in Clovis on Tuesday to meet with area business and community leaders to discuss several issues including net neutrality and sex trafficking. Balderas provided an update on the status of the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 23, 2018

Clovis school board approves budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the budget for the upcoming school year at Tuesday's meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance Shawna Russel said state-mandated raises to teachers' salaries added...

 

Pages past - May 23

On this date ... 1978: A long battle with leukemia had left former New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs of Portales in a weakened state where he was unable to battle a lung infection that led to pneumonia...

 

Events calendar - May 23

Today • Tent revival — 6 p.m. at Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 N. Prince St., Clovis. Featuring pastor Ryan Denton from El Paso and music by Glen Wortham. Information: 575-762-4220 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public...

 

Meetings calendar - May 23

Thursday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at the Curry County Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 The meetings calendar is a daily listing of area events. To place an item on the calendar,...

 

Jail logs - May 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Monday: Clovis • Sarah Robles, 21, failure to pay fines • Shynericc Lewis, 21, failure to pay fines • John Clark, 55, probation violation • Colton McCoy, 20, out of state fugitive •...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2018

Who killed Jean Abla?

SAN JON — It's been more than 35 years since Jean Simmons Abla's mysterious death. With help from cold-case investigators, Abla's daughter has recently inspired renewed interest in trying to find ou... Full story

 

Accused library shooter has 'behavioral outbursts'

CLOVIS — Accused library shooter Nathaniel Jouett is receiving initial evaluations and psychiatric therapy from Mental Health Resources. It’s a process occupying much of his defense attorney’s energy and manifesting in minor incidents at the Ju... Full story

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 22, 2018

Business feature: Voting still on in restaurant art contest

Everybody likes prizes. Businesses like customers. That combination gave us the green monster art contest. Do Drop In in Portales is engaging the community with help from the green monster, a character based on its most popular sandwich. Residents...

 

Portales to consider water reuse security improvements

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will consider security improvements to the city’s water reuse impoundment pond on the southwest side of the city at tonight’s meeting. The improvements were suggested by councilor Jim Lucero in September in...

 

Routine business slated for Clovis school board

CLOVIS — At tonight's penultimate meeting of the school year, the Clovis Municipal School Board of Education is slated to handle a slew of routine annual business. Included on the agenda is the board's Open Meetings Act resolution and a resolution...

 

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