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Six fire trucks, rescue squad respond to Saturday afternoon blaze

A Saturday afternoon blaze added more fire damage to an old steel building off Norris Street. Clovis deputy fire chief Faye Craigmile said dispatch got a call at about 1:40 p.m.... — Updated 10/1/2022

Jail Log - September 30

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Events calendar - Oct. 2

Today *ENMU Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking presents “Wait Until Dark” – 2 p.m., Mainstage, University Theatre Center, ENMU, Portales. Directed by Joshua Blackwood. $10 general admission; $7 active military and... — Updated 10/1/2022

Meetings calendar - Oct. 2

Tuesday *Roosevelt County Commission - 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 *Portales City Council - 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales.... — Updated 10/1/2022

Pages past, Oct. 2: Center opens for female alcoholics

On this date ... 1977: Clovis had opened a detoxification center for women. The new facility, located at 219 Ross, “is fully furnished for its purpose of serving as a temporary... — Updated 10/1/2022

Cannon airman found dead in home

A Cannon Air Force Base airman was found dead in his off-base Clovis home Tuesday. Cannon Air Force Base’s public affairs department is reporting the death of Airman First Class Nathan M. Johnson. According to a news release... — Updated 10/1/2022

Weatherization program available

Curry County manager Lance Pyle is making area residents aware the state’s weatherization program is available to Curry County residents. Pyle said there is a waiting list but the good news is that Curry County’s waiting list... — Updated 10/1/2022

Railroad crossing to close on CR S

The railroad crossing at County Road S west of Cannon Air Force Base will be closed Monday through Wednesday for maintenance. BNSF railroad will be replacing and upgrading rail, rail ties and ballast, the main components of the... — Updated 10/1/2022

No cannabis money coming directly to Curry County

Curry County isn’t getting copious amounts of cash from cannabis sales. Curry County isn’t getting any direct money from cannabis sales. The topic was brought up during Tuesday’s regular session of the Curry County... — Updated 10/1/2022

Semifinalists chosen in ENMU presidential search

PORTALES -- Eastern New Mexico University’s search for a new chancellor has entered its semi-finalist stage, the university announced Tuesday in a press release. The field of candidates, which started out with 96 applications,... — Updated 10/1/2022

Senior calendar - Oct. 2

Curry Residents Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St. Clovis Monday: Barbecued riblet, macaroni and cheese, salad, roll with margarine, fruit salad. Tuesday: Baked ham, pineapple sauce, sweet potato, green beans and carrots,... — Updated 10/1/2022

School menus - Oct. 2

Clovis Monday: Breakfast: French toast bites. Lunch: Chicken smackers, mashed potatoes, gravy, seasoned corn, fresh orange, whole wheat roll or (grades 6 to 12) pizza or spicy chicken sandwich or cheeseburger with fries. Tuesday:... — Updated 10/1/2022

On the shelves - Oct. 2

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... — Updated 10/1/2022

Made an interesting survey of Karls on the Internet

Briefly last week I thought I might have an identity crisis, but it turns out I’m just becoming more unique. The man on the radio asked me if I’d ever searched my name on the... — Updated 10/1/2022

Our People: An alpaca family

Alpacas can show you just how gentle a relative of llamas and camels whose heads come up to a six-foot-tall person's shoulders can be. If you found yourself surrounded by them as... — Updated 10/1/2022

Funeral services (Updated Oct. 1)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Brent Daniels, 44, died Sept. 26. Information: Dunn Funeral Home • Beverly Johnson, 73, died Sept. 25. Information: Muffley Funeral... — Updated 10/1/2022 Full story


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Welcome Edition 2022

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Menu Guide 2021

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Spring & Summer Favorites 2022

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My Fuzzy Valentine 2022

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2022 Medical Directory

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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Women in Business 2021

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Cubs fall to 2-3 for season after 34-27 loss to Portales

CLOVIS — The Gattis 7th grade football team dropped to 2-3 for the season on Tuesday when it dropped a tight 34-27 decision to Portales. Abel Chivira returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a score, and also ran for the... — Updated 10/1/2022

Undefeated Lady Buffs post three-set win over Texico

TEXICO — For the time being, it appears the Melrose volleyball team may be playing a notch below its talent level. After dispatching Texico 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 on Thursday night, the top-ranked, two-time defending Class 1A... — Updated 10/1/2022

Hounds come up short again to LSC foe

PORTALES — After a strong start in pre-conference play, Eastern New Mexico University continues to have buzzard’s luck in its Lone Star Conference slate. The Greyhounds dropped their second five-setter of the week on Friday... — Updated 10/1/2022

Lady Rams end losing streak, sweep Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — Portales High’s volleyball team ended a four-match losing streak on Thursday with a 25-21, 25-12, 25-12 victory over Ruidoso. Senior setter Maebri Knox posted a double-double with team highs of 11 digs and 16... — Updated 10/1/2022

Lady Cats improve to 12-3 with 2-0 win over Cavegirls

CARLSBAD - Clovis High's girls got off to a solid start in District 4-5A play on Tuesday, blanking Carlsbad 2-0 to improve to 12-3 for the season. Sophomore forward/midfielder Ava... — Updated 10/1/2022

Mules stop late 2PAT, hold on to shade Cubs

MULESHOE — At the end of a wild football game, it came down to Muleshoe’s ability to stop a late 2-point conversion. The Mules were able to do that, and they held on for a 39-37 victory over previously unbeaten Brownfield on... — Updated 10/1/2022

Roberts' late field goal give Cats first win

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior R.J. Nora rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries and junior Kash Roberts kicked a go-ahead 27-yard field goal with three seconds left as Clovis High’s football team broke into the... — Updated 10/1/2022

Local scoreboard - Oct. 2

FOOTBALL Prep summaries Friday New Mexico District 5-6A Clovis 31, Albuquerque High 28 Clovis 7 7 14 3 — 31 Albuquerque High 14 6 0 8 — 28 Scoring summary First quarter C — R.J. Nora 84 run (Kash Roberts kick), 11:25 A ... — Updated 10/1/2022

Opinion: Wokeness has no place in our military

Well, there goes the United States Air Force. The wokesters who have been wrecking our colleges for years with their insane diversity and inclusion codes have infiltrated the Air... — Updated 10/1/2022

Opinion: Maybe leaders shouldn't be 'regular folks'

“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, meet Herschel Walker, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Here he is on... — Updated 10/1/2022

Opinion: All have right to defend reputation against attacks

Every one of us has the right to defend our reputations against attack. Over the past few years, I’ve seen reputations destroyed by people with agendas. Those agendas have been... — Updated 10/1/2022

Opinion: GO Bond 3 benefits students, economy

Dear fellow New Mexicans, As the presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits of General Obligation Bond 3 in the Nov. 8 General Election and why it deserves the... — Updated 10/1/2022

Opinion: No benefit for Russia in pipeline damage

As a data point, I write these missives early in the week and they get posted on Sunday. As such, they may appear a bit dated or missing the very latest facts and figures of the... — Updated 10/1/2022

Opinion: Big government dangerous from the right or left

Election Day is Nov. 8 and early voting begins Oct. 11 in New Mexico. Our ballots are full of Republicans, Democrats and even a few Independent candidates. But we seem to be a... — Updated 10/1/2022

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