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Jail Logs - April 16

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Ghislaine Maxwell facing trials

Ghislaine Maxwell will face two separate trials on charges of grooming underage victims of Jeffrey Epstein and lying under oath, a judge ruled Friday. Manhattan Federal Judge Alison Nathan wrote in a 34-page ruling that trying... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

Two arrested after transgender murders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two arrests have been made in Charlotte following the murder of two Black transgender women, law enforcement officials said Friday. Dontarius Long, 21, and Joel Brewer, 33, were charged Friday,... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

Liberty University sues Falwell Jr.

Liberty University is suing its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., claiming he smeared the school's reputation with a sex scandal and hid that information while negotiating a plentiful new contract in 2019. Falwell was... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

Biden renews call for gun control

President Joe Biden renewed his call for added gun-control laws and ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff after a deadly shooting near the Indianapolis airport, the latest in series of massacres that have shaken the nation.... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

ENMU organizes regional talent show

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking have organized a regional talent show to be performed this weekend virtually. The “Portales Showcase: Talent of the Eastern Plains... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

Former band director pleads to charges

LUBBOCK — A former high school band director pled Wednesday to a federal charge of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor in U.S. District Court. William Alan Shelly, 61, of Portales, will be sentenced at a later date.... — Updated 4/17/2021

Drug take back day to be held Saturday

CLOVIS — The Curry County Health Council, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Albuquerque district office, is holding a drug take back day Saturday. The following locations will include drop-off points... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

State bar to present free virtual workshops

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Bar will present a pair of free virtual workshops later this month on consumer debt and bankruptcy. A workshop on estate planning, probate and institutional Medicaid will be held 11 a.m. to... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

Roosevelt to begin chipseal road work

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County road department will begin work Thursday on Virginia Estates from South Roosevelt Road S to South Roosevelt Road 8, according to a county release. The roadway will be enhanced from dirt to chip... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story


Wrapped bouquets ahead on show

Information on making a wrapped bouquet, projects with candy melts, and making a fleece quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon... — Updated 4/17/2021

On the shelves - April 18

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library is open to the public, but patrons can still visit the online catalog at or call 575-769-7840 to... — Updated 4/17/2021

Senior calendar - April 18

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Roast pork, pork gravy, mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, cornbread w/margarine,... — Updated 4/17/2021

School menus - April 18

Clovis schools Monday: Breakfast, chicken biscuit; Lunch, pulled pork sandwich, seasoned fries, mini carrots, ranch dressing, fresh banana Tuesday: Manager’s choice Wednesday: No school, parent/teacher conferences Thursday:... — Updated 4/17/2021


Candlesticks bring back memories of shop class

My wife doesn’t think a story about candlestick holders could be very interesting. Her problem is she never took shop class with Glen Fields. Those of you who’ve been out of... — Updated 4/17/2021


Funeral services (Updated April 18)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Attendance at funerals is significantly limited because of social distancing parameters related to the coronavirus. Until further notice,... — Updated 4/18/2021 Full story


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Purple Press 3-31-21

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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2021 Medical Directory

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Best of Clovis 2020

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Best of Portales 2020

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Gattis boys start off 1-2

The Gattis seventh-grade boys basketball team fell in its season debut, 30-23 in overtime to Portales. Scoring for the Cubs were Lucas Carpenter with 12 points, Nazayah Currie with eight and Brayden Leal with four. The team... — Updated 4/17/2021

Fast start helps Elida notch win over Coyotes

DORA — The Elida Tigers controlled the first half Tuesday night and went on to a 49-32 victory over Dora in District 4-1A boys basketball. Senior Teagan Burton scored 13 points and junior Rylan Creighton chipped in 12 for Elida... — Updated 4/17/2021


Gateway pulls away from Dora

ROSWELL - Gateway Christian's girls pulled away after a close first half on Friday night, and the undefeated Lady Warriors posted a 60-32 victory over Dora in a District 4-1A... — Updated 4/17/2021

Angelo blows up Hounds' no-hit bid

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Despite trailing 1-0, Eastern New Mexico University junior right-hander Fernando Burgos, making just his second start of the season, carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the fifth in Friday night’s Lone... — Updated 4/17/2021


Talented Hobbs cruises to win over Lady Cats

HOBBS - Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed was appreciative of the fact that Hobbs called off the dogs early on Friday night. Sophomore guard Wisdom Anthony drilled six 3-pointers -... — Updated 4/17/2021


Lady Rams off to 2-0 district start

PORTALES - Though Portales' Friday win over Artesia never felt in doubt, it wasn't hard to pinpoint exactly where the wheels fell off of the Bulldog bus. Starting post Kaylee... — Updated 4/17/2021

Early hole too much for Rams

ARTESIA — Portales High boys coach Rickie McBroom says it’s not for lack of effort that the Rams have been scuffling in the early going this season. In a District 4-4A loss to Roswell Goddard on Tuesday at the Ram Athletic... — Updated 4/17/2021

PHS boys set for first golf meet

PORTALES — Greg Rowley was scheduled to take over the Portales High golf program last year, but the coronavirus pandemic got in the way. Now, armed with what he thinks may be two of the top golfers in Class 4A, Rowley hopes to... — Updated 4/17/2021 Full story

CHS rolls in swimming opener

LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s swimmers earned 13 state provisional qualifying marks in their season-opening dual meet with Lovington on Wednesday. Clovis defeated Lovington 103-23 on the boys side and 124-20 in girls competition.... — Updated 4/17/2021


Eagles nip Cats at buzzer

CLOVIS - For a game where both teams struggled to get out of the 40s, Friday's Clovis High-Hobbs District 4-5A boys matchup at Rock Staubus Gym was pretty action-packed. That... — Updated 4/17/2021


Opinion: Will of the people matters most

There is nothing sacred about nine. The number was not carried down from a mountain on stone tablets, nor did it appear in a burning bush. In fact, before the Supreme Court... — Updated 4/17/2021


Opinion: Elizabeth and Philip: Example of true love

The first person I thought about when I heard that Prince Philip had died was Elizabeth, a queen in the greater world but only and always a wife to the man who’d been by her side... — Updated 4/17/2021


Opinion: NM Dems walking fine energy line

If there were an overall theme for New Mexico’s political situation it would be the ongoing attempts by Democrats to placate their environmentalist base, which opposes... — Updated 4/17/2021

Opinion: Pot law needs regular revisiting

The government has no right to tell me what I can eat, drink, smoke, snort or inject. It can prevent me from doing those things in public. And it can hold me responsible for any crimes I commit after having done those things,... — Updated 4/17/2021


Opinion: DeSantis: what post-Trump GOP should be

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News. The recent “60... — Updated 4/17/2021

Opinion: Capital outlay bill step toward transparency

Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham took the state in a new direction this month by signing House Bill 55, publication of capital outlay allocations, making New Mexico’s public infrastructure funding process transparent. House Bill 55... — Updated 4/17/2021

Parade Magazine 4-18-21

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