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Jail Logs - April 18

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Four warrants issued in Portales homicide investigation

PORTALES — Police on Tuesday announced they had obtained arrest warrants on four people in connection to a recent ongoing Portales homicide investigation. Three were in custody that afternoon and the only one still at large was arrested that... Full story

Clovis man arrested on felony animal cruelty charges

Editor’s note: Warning to readers: The following story contains graphic accounts. CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested Friday on felony animal cruelty charges from an investigation that started late last year. John Davis, 63, was charged in...

Jail logs - April 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Xavier Ransom, 25, failure to pay fines • Ashley Kilmer, 35, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear at time and place...

Former Tucumcari fire chief pleads to five counts

TUCUMCARI — A former Tucumcari fire chief on Tuesday pleaded no contest in district court to five criminal counts — three of them felonies — from a 2017 case in which he was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a city employee and...

'Person of interest' arrested after pursuit

CLOVIS — A “person of interest” sought last week in relation to a Portales homicide investigation was arrested Sunday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit that meanwhile involved a car crash with a Clovis police officer. Officers commenced a...

Portales sixth-grader heads to national bee

ALBUQUERQUE - A Portales student will represent the Land of Enchantment in the 2019 National Spanish Spelling Bee this summer after finishing as the runner up in the New Mexico State Spanish Spelling...

Clovis to consider altering leash law

CLOVIS — Clovis city commissioners are looking at changing leash laws last altered in 1993, following a review by its animal control task force in February. Changes to the laws for animals running at large would require a leash for dogs, and...

Cities ready for egg hunts

Who wants candy? Kids in Curry and Roosevelt counties are free to have as many sweets as they can find this Saturday as the cities of Clovis and Portales hold their annual free Easter Egg Hunt...

Curry declines to issue disaster declaration

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission declined to issue a disaster declaration as a result of the March 13 wind storm during Tuesday’s meeting. Dan Heerding, the emergency management director for the city of Clovis, said winds from the “bomb... Full story

Home at last

CLOVIS - It's good to be home. Competition is competition, but the Clovis track and field team has been facing it in far-flung places like Amarillo, Hobbs and elsewhere before finally at least...

Clovis, Portales start district play

With all the Tiger-mania going on this past weekend, it seems fitting to use a golf term with regard to the Clovis and Portales baseball seasons. Right now, they’re at the turn, ready for the back nine. This week is the first for each in district...

Local schools represent

ROSWELL — Spring is in full bloom, and with it came the Roswell Spring Classic, held Monday and Tuesday in Roswell. Clovis’ boys and girls, Portales’ boys and Texico’s girls represented the area in the tournament, held at Spring River on...

Hounds fall to Angelo

PORTALES - Angelo State bats produced 29 hits on Sunday, and the No. 3 Rams left town with a four-game series sweep despite a late charge from Eastern New Mexico Sunday afternoon. Sunday's 15-2 and...

Portales tennis wins duals

ROSWELL — When the Portales tennis teams arrived at Roswell Monday afternoon, they found a pair of Roswell teams winless on the season. When the Rams left, that statement was still correct as both teams controlled their duals — the boys winning...

Clovis baseball team falls in district opener

CARLSBAD — Tuesday’s District 4-5A opener for Carlsbad and Clovis seemed like three baseball games rolled into one. Carlsbad won the seven-inning game 15-5 at Clovis’ Bell Park, improving to 12-5 overall while notching its first district win....

Locals: Woods win exciting

They had become commonplace, those red-shirted Sunday charges by Tiger Woods at PGA majors. Used to be, however far back Tiger was coming into Sunday, there was a good chance he’d be at the top by day’s end. Some of the final rounds stand out....

Busy schedules for Eastern teams

SILVER CITY — Behind a huge hitting series from Emma Gary, the nightmare streak for Eastern New Mexico University softball is over. The Greyhounds posted a Saturday sweep of Western New Mexico, 7-5 and 7-2, to take two of three in the series and...

Gun laws far overstep their bounds

“Validly enacted laws.” This is how New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas deceptively characterizes the new anti-gun laws he wants enforced against you. They aren’t validly enacted. They...

A pony may not be the best choice of childhood gift

In case you happened to miss it, a week ago today was Siblings Day. I dug out a childhood photo of my brothers and me on our pony, Peanuts, in honor of the occasion, and it took me on a bumpy trip...

Enforcement major issue with gun law

An informed observer could have spotted this showdown a mile away. Democrats took the New Mexico House of Representatives and the Governor’s Office, bolstering the majority they already had in the state Senate. As one mass shooting after another...

Udall announcement brought out politics

Tom Udall’s announcement that he won’t seek another term as U.S. senator really brought out the politics in New Mexico. Already, two Democrats have announced they’ll seek to replace Udall, and there’s plenty of speculation about others...

Teacher making use of video games

If you are ever around kids, it’s likely you’ve heard about various types of video games. There is a whole complex field of research called “game theory” where mathematical models are studied...

That time Gene Autry got a ticket

I collect tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from Aprils past: • April 3, 1945: Bill Vance of Portales announced his dog, Buzz, had been poisoned and he would pay $25...

Faith: Author gave us word for where joy and sorrow meet

More than a few writers have talked about the place where joy and sorrow meet. In a moment of deep contentment, someone may say, “I’m so happy I could cry!” And in the moments of deepest and...

Sometimes we get to share our personal crazy

I saw him just a moment too late, coming down the path. I wasn’t expecting anyone to come down this section of the trail. No one ever did. At least I never saw anyone, which is why I was messing around with the pine cones. OK, I better start at...

Funeral services (Updated April 18)

Services (Updated April 18) April 18 • Donald D.Wayne Musick, 78, 10 a.m., Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, Clovis April 20 • Clifford “Pop” Blakeley, 81, 11 a.m., Muffley Funeral Home Chapel,... Full story

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