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Jail Logs - Nov. 11

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In tribute: Jose Olivas brought cheer to friends, family

CLOVIS — Jose Olivas didn’t always make the right choices growing up, but he made sure the people he loved did. And whatever was going on in his day, friends and family said, he’d find a way to bring cheer to yours. Olivas, who was born in... Full story

No life-threatening injuries in Chaves County crash

Multiple vehicles were involved in a Chaves County crash Saturday morning, but the Chaves County News Network reported none of the injuries were life-threatening. One vehicle involved carried Roswell-area residents from the Absolutely You provider... Full story

Clovis man killed in collision

A Clovis man was killed early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Fort Sumner. David Lucio, 50, died at the scene, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to an NMSP release: • The department was called to mile post 334 of...

Clovis man charged in Thursday shooting

CLOVIS — A 26-year-old Clovis man is in custody, charged with an open count of murder following a Thursday night shooting at a home on North Lea Street. Johnny Rae Vigil is accused of killing Jahmall Burge with a handgun owned by Burge. The...

Local rancher's embezzlement trial set for July

PORTALES — Due to busy court schedules, and a witness list that’s likely to tax that schedule, a trial for a Roosevelt County rancher accused of embezzlement isn’t set to begin until July. A pre-trial hearing was held Thursday morning at the...

Public record - Nov. 10

Clovis The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County court clerk’s office: • Bobby Belane Williams, 64, and Zina Stonelake, 64, both of Clovis • Zachary Tyler Kerce, 20, of Clovis, and Daycie Danae Dozhier, 19, of...

Jail log - Nov. 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Wednesday - Friday): Clovis • Tracy Silguero, 29, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Brandon Brophy, 35, driving while license suspended or revoked • Vernon Burch, 52,...

City approves tentative tax hike

CLOVIS - Mayor David Lansford believes to get a $90 million water infrastructure project going, local members are going to have to "put skin in the game" and supply the first $20 million before the... Full story

WWII vet staying active

CLOVIS - Steve Owen has lived nearly his entire life in Clovis, with one big exception. He was drafted in 1942 to serve in World War II, which took him from the boundaries of the state to foreign... Full story

Greyhounds upset No. 21 Angelo State in overtime

PORTALES -- Entering the 2019 season, the Eastern New Mexico University football team had never won an overtime game. Now? The Greyhounds have won a pair of overtime games just this season, and this...

Clovis rallies to top Carlsbad in tournament opener

CLOVIS — If you were a Clovis volleyball fan, you may have been disappointed with Tuesday’s District 4-5A quarterfinal match only if you had plans for the evening and were hoping to get out of...

Texico cruises past Capitan

TEXICO — The Texico football team came charging in and now goes charging on. The Wolverines entered state 2A tournament play on a four-game winning streak, with a District 7-2A championship to...

Maldonado wins 5A boys meet

RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s boys didn’t attain their goal of a team trophy, but the Wildcats did claim an individual champion in Saturday’s Class 5A state cross country competition. Junior...

Devils pull upset in six-man title game

ELIDA — Certainly not the result Elida’s football team hoped for, but a successful season nonetheless. Elida came into Saturday’s state 6-man championship game as the No. 1 seed against No. 2...

Rams top Artesia to reach 4-4A title game

PORTALES — It wasn’t exactly splitting the atom. Yet Thursday’s breakthrough might have been even bigger for the Portales volleyball team. After coming close and coming up short twice this...

Greyhound women go 2-0 in LSC/RMAC Challenge

DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is off to a solid start. Sophomore post Alivia Lewis scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Saturday as the Greyhounds beat host Fort Lewis 69-62 in the LSC/RMAC...

ENMU volleyball team falls in final home weekend

PORTALES — It was another tough weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Greyhounds dropped a pair of Lone Star Conference matches, including a 25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13 decision on Saturday to Texas A&M-Commerce. On...

Hornets prove too powerful for Farwell

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER [email protected] FARWELL — Farwell figured it would have to contain Sudan’s powerful ground game in Friday’s battle for the Class 2A Division II District 2...

Former Hound Clay joins Irish pro team

PORTALES — Top o’ the mornin’ to Treyanna Clay. The 2018 D2CCA South Central second-team honoree and former Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball player has taken her talents to the professional level after signing a contract with Singleton...

Take the time to honor a veteran

It’s hard to believe there are only six left. Can that really be true? Is the Greatest Generation slipping away? When I read the information about this year’s American Legion Post 31’s Veterans...

Handmade cards, nutritional testing ahead on show

Information on making handmade cards, nutritional testing and decorating monthly calendar pages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

School menus - Nov. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — turkey & cheese croissant, veggie dippers, ranch dressing, fresh apple, veggie bar. Wednesday: Breakfast — Orange muffin top. Lunch — Chicken...

Senior calendar - Nov. 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: Closed for Veterans Day Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball pool, 8 a.m. quilting, 11 a.m. line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m....

On the shelves - Nov. 10

The following books are available for checkout: Portales Public Library “Rebel” by Marie Lu. In this continuation of Marie Lu's bestselling Legend series, Eden Wing is tired of living in his older brother's shadow. Ten years earlier, Eden's...

Biden is the safe pick and likely to win nomination

Joe Biden is going to win the Democratic nomination for president. I wouldn’t run to your bookie with this information. My track record is spotty, at best. But I’ll be shocked if I’m wrong and I’ll have plenty of company, including many...

Public outrage inspires Clovis to get creative

Of course you can fight City Hall. Clovis residents proved last week you can even win, sometimes. OK, let’s call it a moral victory. City commissioners, no doubt alarmed at the community outrage over another tax increase, came up with a plan...

New bowl made way into my life

I wouldn’t consider myself a pottery collector. I’ll more likely be in an actual barn than a Pottery Barn, and I’m never in barns. But when I do get pottery, it tends to make a mark. When my friend Adrian screwed up in art class, he gave me...

We need more people able to adopt

If you’re a young child trapped in our infamous foster care system, your future is bleak. It’s likely that you’ll bounce around to more than a dozen foster homes until you “age out” at 18 and are allowed to live on your own. Then, within...

Another viewpoint: Gang violence has no easy solution

President Donald Trump’s response to the massacre in Sonora, Mexico, of three women and six children at the hands of suspected drug cartel thugs was all too typical. He took to Twitter — and offered to send U.S. troops across the border to set...

Appealing to nationalism a politically necessary strategy

If there’s one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it’s that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent...

Funeral services (Updated Nov. 11)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Nov. 13 • Connie Lewis — 2 p.m. (CST) at Earth Church of Christ Earth • Joy Lewis — 10:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery • Jerry Lee Wood — 5:30... Full story

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