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Tucumcari man dies in dog attack

Tucumcari – A Tucumcari man has been killed after being attacked by a pack of dogs. On February 1, 2023, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested by the Quay County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the... — Updated 2/2/2023

Nwankwo to resign as CCC president

CLOVIS – Charles Nwanko is resigning as president of Clovis Community College, and the CCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday to accept his resignation. The resignation will not become official, however, until... — Updated 2/1/2023 Full story

Jail Log - February 2

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 2/2/2023

Elder named to post with state Space History Commission

Donald C. Elder III, Professor of History at Eastern New Mexico University as well as a local radio personality, has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission. Originally nominated for... — Updated 1/31/2023

Fort Sumner woman named to Cowgirl 30

What started in 2020 as a list of 30 deserving young women leading the way among the varied rural American industries has evolved into 120 of the most promising and gifted female leaders 30 years of age or younger. Among the... — Updated 1/31/2023

Friday is 'Wear Red Day' for heart awareness

Area residents are asked to wear red clothing Friday to acknowledge February as “Heart Awareness Month” and Friday as “Wear Red Day.” In a Curry County news release it’s noted the Curry County Commission issued a... — Updated 1/31/2023

Pages past, Feb. 1: Kiwanis Club preps for pancake sale

On this date ... 1954: Eldon Burk of Clovis, a 126-pound novice entry, defeated George Williams of Cannon Air Force Base to open the fourth annual regional Golden Gloves boxing... — Updated 1/31/2023

Public Education Secretary Kurt Steinhaus retires

It's almost as if Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's Cabinet has sprung a leak. Three Cabinet secretaries have said they were departing within the past week - the most recent being... — Updated 1/31/2023

Co-workers, friends remember EMS worker

A lot of people knew Melinda Shaw, a lot of people liked her and a lot of people will miss her. That's what friends and co-workers of the Melrose woman said about her after... — Updated 1/31/2023 Full story

Animal rescue calls out Clovis

A Denver-area animal rescue group is targeting Clovis’ animal shelter as a place where there is a “devastating illness problem” and needs to take steps to prevent more problems in the future. Do Over Dogs alleges on its... — Updated 2/1/2023

Funeral services (Updated Feb. 1)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Alfredo Bachicha Jr., 96, died Jan. 25. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Manuel Bachicha, 66, died Jan. 28. Information: Wheeler... — Updated 2/1/2023 Full story


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Home for the Holidays 2022

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Holiday Favorites 2022

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Graduation 2022

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Halloween Thrill Guide 2022

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Menu Guide 2022

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Fall Home Improvement 2022

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Women in Business 2022

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Welcome Edition 2022

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Best of Clovis/Portales 2022

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Spring & Summer Favorites 2022

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Faith: Whatever the weather, Creator makes 'everything beautiful in its time'

When I start writing about the weather, my readers might logically suppose that I’m feeling uninspired, dull and unimaginative, and short of things to write about. They would be... — Updated 1/31/2023

Faith: Still enjoying the moment with our tree

Our Christmas tree is still up. Neither one of us is in any great hurry to take it apart and put it in the duct-taped box. Clearly, since it’s February. In the wee hours each... — Updated 1/31/2023

Faith: Faith is not the absence of fear

When you read the Psalms, right away you see David calling to God for rescue from his enemies. They have surrounded him and are threatening his life. This starts in Psalm 2. David cries out to God. I don’t see him taking the... — Updated 1/31/2023

Food fundraisers on tap for February

When February offers up no fewer than four fetching food fundraisers, what’s a food fundraiser fanatic to do but fork over the facts? The festivities kick off this Saturday when... — Updated 1/31/2023

Opinion: Biden handling of Ukraine clueless

It’s a stretch, but I think I know the real reason the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago. We’ve been told for months that the DOJ ordered a search of Donald Trump’s home in Florida... — Updated 1/31/2023

Opinion: DeSantis endearing self to MAGA crowd

In his ongoing attacks on what he describes as “woke politics,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has denied permission for an African American history course to be taught in Florida... — Updated 1/31/2023

Opinion: Retaining leaders, teachers may require thinking outside box

Recent headlines have brought news of declining student performance in reading and math across the country. We could see it coming. Student outcome scores have been plateauing over the last decade. Then COVID hit. The results... — Updated 1/31/2023

Local scoreboard - Feb. 1

College standings LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MST Men West Division Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 14-1 18-3 West Texas A&M 12-2 14-6 Lubbock Christian 10-4 14-6 Eastern New Mexico 7-7 12-8 Midwestern State 7-8 10-11 Western... — Updated 2/1/2023

CHS wrestlers compete in Pojoaque tournament

POJOAQUE – Clovis High’s wrestlers had 11 place-finishers – 10 boys, 1 girl – in Saturday’s Pojoaque Valley Invitational tournament. Los Lunas took the combined boys-girls team title with 99 points, well ahead of... — Updated 1/31/2023

Texico girls move to 2-0 in 6-2A with 41-38 win

SANTA ROSA – Maybe it’s not quite time to break up those Lady Wolverines. Nevertheless, the Texico girls are off to a solid start in District 6-2A. Senior Catelyn Breshears and junior Kaya New combined for all seven Texico... — Updated 1/31/2023

Freshman shoots ENMU women past UTPB

ODESSA, Texas – When Eastern New Mexico University’s Corin Camara comes into the game, you know you’ll almost surely see at least one 3-point attempt going up. Sometimes she’s on, sometimes not. Saturday, the freshman... — Updated 1/31/2023

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