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Roosevelt County sample ballots

Causey Village Council, Position 3 • Jimmy Ray Stokes Causey Village Council, Position 4 • Teresa M. Nance Dora Mayor • Jack M. Burkett Dora Village Council, Position 1 • Billy Bob Cathey Dora Village Council, Position 2... — Updated 10/15/2021

Curry County sample ballots

Melrose Village Council, at large (vote for up to two) • Meadow Forget • James Dewey Mitchell Grady Village Council, at large (vote for up to two) • Emory Wesly Jones • Kathy D. Edwards • Qualified write-in candidate... — Updated 10/15/2021

Portales man sentenced for meth sales, other charges

PORTALES - A Portales man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for charges that included trafficking methamphetamines, according to a release from the district attorney's... — Updated 10/14/2021

Silver Alert issued for Clovis man

CLOVIS - The state has issued a Silver Alert for a Clovis man missing since Thursday night. Anybody with information on the whereabouts of James Sneed, 55, is asked to contact the... — Updated 10/13/2021 Full story

Jail Logs - Oct. 15

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 10/15/2021 Full story

Quake concerns growing

Growing concerns about earthquakes in the Permian Basin caused by wells oil and gas operators use to dispose of wastewater led Texas regulators to curtail the allowed amount of... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

Game wardens seeking pronghorn hunter

AMARILLO —Texas Game Wardens are asking for help identifying those responsible for killing five pronghorn between Sept. 24 and Sept. 26. The bodies were discovered one mile north of Interstate Highway 40, just east of Adrian.... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

Jail log - Oct. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Benny Preston, 40, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, aggravated battery • Robert Maestas, 47, driving while license... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

Portales festival kicks off this weekend

PORTALES — Portales’ Peanut Valley Craft and Music Festival, which took a year off last year due to COVID-19, will come back to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, and organizers are optimistic it will be... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

Student wins $3,000 grant from West Texas A&M

CANYON - A Clovis student at West Texas A&M University has won a $3,000 research grant from the college for developing a system of evaluating exercise performance using computer... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

Funeral services (Updated Oct. 15)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Debbie Carter, 66, of San Jon died Oct. 10. Services are under the direction of Dunn Funeral Home. • Ricky Chavez, 70, of Clovis died... — Updated 10/15/2021 Full story


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Purple Press 9-29-21

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Fall Home Improvement 2021

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Best of Portales 2021

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Best of Clovis 2021

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Menu Guide 2021

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Graduation 2021

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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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Hounds' Manyweather earns LSC offensive POW honor

RICHARDSON, Texas — Another highlight-reel game from Justin Manyweather has netted the Eastern New Mexico senior top honors from the Lone Star Conference. Manyweather, who set school records with 16 catches and 234 receiving... — Updated 10/12/2021

St. Mary's tops ENMU in women's soccer, volleyball

SAN ANTONIO — Freshman midfielder Sierra Villanueva notched her first collegiate goal to give Eastern New Mexico University the lead early in the second half on Saturday, but St. Mary’s got the equalizer late in regulation... — Updated 10/12/2021

Mustangs hope to make run in district

BOVINA — Bovina struggled through a tough schedule in its pre-district slate, intentionally set up that way by Mustangs coach Coby Emery. When they edged winless Sudan 6-0 last Friday in their District 2-2A Division II opener,... — Updated 10/12/2021

Listless Cats fall to Hobbs 3-0

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s boys tried to hang with Hobbs in a District 4-5A soccer match on Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. Coach Greg Trujillo said the Wildcats just didn’t have it. Hobbs got a goal late in the first half... — Updated 10/12/2021

Rams open district play at Ruidoso

HATCH — In a season where Portales High’s football team has struggled, the Rams have left no doubt when they do post a win. PHS (2-5) got on the board with a 53-0 spanking of Rio Grande on Sept. 25, and returned to the win... — Updated 10/12/2021

CHS looking to stretch win streak

CLOVIS — After struggling through the first six weeks of the season, Clovis High’s football team has suddenly put together a two-game winning streak. The Wildcats hope to add to it on Friday night when they travel to... — Updated 10/12/2021

Goddard tops PHS in finals

CLOVIS - Portales High's volleyball team got a first-hand look on Saturday night at quite likely its main competition in the upcoming District 4-4A race. After reaching the... — Updated 10/12/2021

Hounds pull out last-minute 50-47 victory

SILVER CITY — It’s been a long time since Western New Mexico has tasted victory against Eastern New Mexico University in football. That nearly changed on Saturday night. In a wild finish reminiscent of some of Sunday’s NFL... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

Local scoreboard - Oct. 13

FOOTBALL Prep summary Saturday Portales 40, Hatch Valley 0 Portales 14 6 20 0 — 40 Hatch Valley 0 0 0 0 — 0 Scoring summary First quarter P — Zane Mayberry 50 pass from Devin Diaz (Eric Ramirez kick) P — Elijah Kladiihbah... — Updated 10/12/2021

Faith: Who should we trust? The God who loves us

I never thought this could happen, but I know now that it could. Imagine for a moment. Imagine the losers of our last two presidential elections calling a joint press conference and apologizing to the American people. First of... — Updated 10/12/2021

Ahead of my time in the hairdressing field

I was 3 or 4 years old when I first became a hairdresser, an early career path that failed to earn wholehearted support from my parents. I’m not sure who was my first victim, the... — Updated 10/12/2021

Opinion: Progress should be for greater good

“Progress” is a word liberals grabbed to avoid the “liberal” label that those on the right have soiled so effectively. Feel free to call me either; better that than to embrace the stagnation of conservative thinking. The... — Updated 10/12/2021

Opinion: Cannabis licensing smacks of scam

If government claims it will finally allow you — after you buy a license — to do something you’ve always had a natural human right to do, but makes the rules for getting the... — Updated 10/12/2021

Opinion: Dems should be more prudent with spending

As they prepare to spend $1.2 trillion on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, along with a vastly larger sum on a party-line social-policy bill, Democrats might be expected to defend their ambitions on the merits. Instead,... — Updated 10/12/2021

Music keeping kids engaged

As many are aware, music education is an important part of our school district's offerings. We have long maintained extremely high standards, with outstanding certified music... — Updated 10/12/2021

Parade Magazine 10-17-21

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