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Jail Logs - Oct. 17

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Officials: Youth injured after coming into contact with power line

CLOVIS — A person was injured after coming into contact with a power line Tuesday night, according to first responders and Xcel Energy. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen did not identify the minor, but noted he received third-degree burns to his arm,...

Bella Vista cancels Wednesday classes after playground fire

CLOVIS - A playground fire at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista in Clovis was extinguished soon after it was reported on Tuesday afternoon, school officials said. But because of residual smoke, classes...

Make way: Big load headed for Clovis

SANTA FE - A 460,000-pound piece of equipment will be transported from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Clovis, passing through the heart of Santa Fe, on its way to a repair site starting Friday...

Concerns raised over wine festival's approval method

PORTALES — A pair of Eastern New Mexico University regents fear Chancellor Jeff Elwell has uncorked a few issues in approving a weekend wine festival on campus. The Queso Vino Festival is scheduled for this weekend at the ENMU baseball field, in...

Windmills to be auctioned

PORTALES - While the collection of windmills at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is an eye-catching sight, maintaining them has become an increasing burden on the county over the past few years. The...

Jail log - Oct. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis ∞ Bryan Castillo, 34, aggravated battery on a household member ∞ Loydale Kirven, 48, burglary of a vehicle, larceny, injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle ∞ Eloy...

Clovis band takes fifth in contest

MIDLAND, Texas - The Clovis High School band was fifth in preliminaries at Saturday's Bands of America regional, and finished fifth in the finals. Sounds consistent, but CHS Band Director Bill Allred...

Water board recommends tax increase

CLOVIS — When you put skin in the game, you have to anticipate a flesh wound or two. Clovis city commissioners acknowledged that Monday in their roles on the city’s water policy advisory board, which by a 7-0 vote recommended a tax increase to...

Queso Vino festival to highlight New Mexico wine, cheese industries

PORTALES — You can relax this weekend with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese while listening to some live music and celebrating two big industries in New Mexico. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association has been working to promote the wine...

Wildcats halfway home

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team will look to stay undefeated in District 2/5-6A this Friday when visiting Eldorado at Albuquerque’s Wilson Stadium. Clovis will take a 2-0 district record,...

Rams expect tough fight despite Ruidoso struggles

PORTALES — Even though the record indicates a mismatch, Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez isn’t about to take the Ruidoso Warriors lightly in Friday’s 7 p.m. Class 4A District 3-4 opener at Greyhound Stadium. After all, three of the...

Area preview: District title likely on line Friday

Longtime rivals figure to be battling for the Class 2A District 6-7 title on Friday night when the Texico Wolverines visit Fort Sumner. Each team opened district play last Friday with impressive road wins, and both head into the contest with some...

Hounds moving on

By Peter Stein STAFF WRITER [email protected] PORTALES — It may seem on paper like a bit of culture shock, football-wise. After enduring a 49-10 defeat against Tarleton State, the fourth-ranked...

Week 6 wrap: Tarleton proves too tough

PORTALES — Legend has it that a full moon is prime time for werewolves. Greyhounds not so much, at least not Saturday when the nation’s fourth-ranked Division II college football team visited Eastern New Mexico University and took advantage of...

ENMU retains point in poll

PORTALES — Despite a rough weekend at hands of Tarleton State, one voter thinks Eastern New Mexico University belongs in Division II’s top 25. The Greyhounds received one point, or a 25th-place vote, in the most recent American Football Coaches...

Foodies in luck with weekend events

If you consider yourself a foodie, you’re in luck this weekend in eastern New Mexico. Things are shaping up to be the culinary equivalent of a perfect storm. Without devoting an inordinate amount...

Grateful I don't live in California

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to be thankful for life’s little blessings. Recently I was reminded to be grateful I don’t live in California. My electricity went out for a little while a few...

1964 fire featured exploding paint cans

Flames shot an estimated 100 feet in the air. Smoke could be seen 25 miles away. Firefighters had to watch out for falling power lines and for paint cans that “exploded and rocketed out of the main building,” the Clovis News-Journal reported....

Glad to have some classic fall weather

I recently learned from a meteorologist at the Albuquerque National Weather Service office that we’re expecting a dry October and possibly a wet November. The meteorologist also told me that New...

Grace is hard - and incomprehensibly wonderful

Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing. But it is hard. Grace is hard because...

Law, not politics, should guide leaders

In all the noise over impeachment, has anyone pointed out the relationship between the law and majority rule? I think it’s central to the question about whether an impeachment is warranted so close to an election. It seems that some people equate...

Easier to love a dog for what it is than a person

When my husband Peter and I met, we each had a dog. Peter had a collie named The Pretty Boy, (Yes, “The” was part of his name) and I had a pound puppy, part golden retriever, part border collie mix named Milo. The Pretty Boy died shortly before...

Funeral services (Updated Oct. 17)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Oct. 18 • Carmelita E. Martinez — 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Tucumcari Oct. 19 • Ernest "Vern" Ortega — 10 a.m. at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic...

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