June 12, 2024 Edition





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  • Jail Log - June 14

    Jun 14, 2024

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  • Jail log - June 10

    Jun 11, 2024

    Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Xavier Ransom, 30, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Willie Johnson, 58, failure to appear on a felony charge, probation violation, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Jennifer Segura, 54, shoplifting • Mi’Linda Gallegos, 22, probation violation • Christopher Lujan, 37, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the second degree, criminal sexual penetration in the second degree • Ralph Flores, 56, failure to comply with...

  • Pages past, June 12: Pioneers add a 'flychaser' and future slugger

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    On this date ... 1950: About 1,100 fans came out to Bell Park and were treated to a 6-3 victory by the hometown Clovis Pioneers over Pampa, Texas, in a West Texas-New Mexico League baseball game. Left-hander Tom Gallagher improved to 2-2 on the season, holding the Oilers hitless into the sixth inning and allowing just three hits overall. Gallagher finished with an 11-13 record and a 6.02 earned run average in his final season of professional baseball, according to...

  • Emergency training set for Clovis airport

    the Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    Clovis Regional Airport is scheduled to host a “full-scale emergency exercise” from 8 a.m. to noon today. “This exercise aims to enhance coordination and preparedness among multiple agencies, ensuring a swift and effective response to any potential emergency,” according to a city of Clovis news release. The release warns area residents that the exercise will result in “an increased presence of response vehicles heading to and operating at the Clovis Regional Airport.” The activities are part of the scheduled...

  • Clovis schools hires two new principals

    the Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    Clovis Municipal Schools has two new principals. Longtime CMS educator and administrator Pamela Estock is the new boss at Lockwood Early Childhood Center. Tara Gillins-Hubbarb, a former New Jersey educator, is the new principal at James Bickley Elementary, according to CMS news releases. Estock has spent 17 years within the CMS district. The release states her career began in 2007, when she was hired as a preschool special education teacher. She later became a reading specialist at the Academy of Arts at Bella Vista and...

  • Home reality show coming to Clovis

    Matt Weiner, The Staff of The News | Jun 12, 2024

    The experience of a lifetime. That's how Realtor Tammy Waters described working on the HGTV reality show House Hunters. The episode called "Space to Showcase in New Mexico" will show Waters helping Vinny Hall find a place to live. It airs at 8 p.m. Thursday. "A single buyer looks to move so he can be closer to family in Clovis," the show notes report. "He's looking for a stylish bungalow with space for all his stuff, but he may need to get out of his comfort zone and price...

  • Portales superintendent says farewell

    the Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    Portales school board members on Monday discussed online access to meetings and said goodbye to Superintendent Johnnie Cain. Cain is retiring after 11 years with the district. “Thank you, Mr. Cain, for everything that you’ve done for me and the chances you’ve taken on me,” said Portales High Principal Nathan Dodge. The board on March 4 hired Sharon Rowley to succeed Cain. Rowley is principal at Fort Sumner schools and previously worked in Portales schools for 4 ½ years. Cain’s final meeting was spent on routine...

  • Report: Officer's alleged killer threatened others

    Ron Warnick, The Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    The man charged with killing New Mexico State Police Patrolman Justin Hare in March threatened healthcare workers while he was being treated for injuries after his capture. Jaremy Smith, 33, of South Carolina, also threatened a former girlfriend and a travel companion before Hare was killed. And he is accused of entering an empty ranch house near Newkirk, where he ate food and stole ammunition, cash and a pickup truck before being shot and apprehended by police in Albuquerque...

  • Draggin' Main festival cruises into weekend

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    Clovis' annual Draggin' Main festivities continue through Saturday night, highlighted with the cruise across the bricks of Main Street wrapping up around midnight. Clovis police will be there to remind the car enthusiasts: safety first. "The Clovis Police Department has always been supportive of events such as these, which draw our community together," Clovis Deputy Police Chief Trevor Thron wrote in an emailed response to questions from The News. "(O)ur goal is for it to be...

  • CCC's sixth president set to arrive July 1

    Staff and wire reports | Jun 11, 2024

    Jonathan Fuentes remembers playing school when he was a young child. "It was funny because we'd have a teacher and ... I was either the principal or the superintendent, so I knew I wanted to lead in education," he said. "At that age, I didn't know it was higher education until I got to about college and grad school," Fuentes said. His dream has been realized. He becomes the sixth president of Clovis Community College on July 1. First as a student in the 1990s, the past five...

  • Funeral services (Updated June 11)

    Jun 11, 2024

    Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Mo Ahmadian, 71, died June 8. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • John Chavez, 82, died June 6. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Rose Ellen Dunn, 68, died June 6. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Cindy Hain, 67, died June 4. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Earnest Hall, 79, died June 5. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Vikkee Johnson, 74, died June 6. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Keith Parrish, 69, died... Full story

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  • Guy Leeder Invitational honors slow-pitch 'Godfather'

    Matt Weiner, The Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    While sitting in the Guy Leeder Complex bleachers at last weekend's Guy Leeder Invitational, Roger Jackson nodded to the field.   "This kid right here, (No.) 27," Jackson said.  Jackson, who helps run Clovis USSSA softball, was making the point that this "No. 27" likely never got to experience the legend that is Guy Leeder – the man who transformed adult softball in Clovis from a 1960s hobby to a cultural phenomenon – and that's why holding the tournament was so...

  • Q&A: ENMU's new AD discusses move to Portales

    Matt Weiner, The Staff of The News | Jun 11, 2024

    Editor's note: This is one in a continuing series of interviews with local officials. Kevin Fite was recently named athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University. He most recently worked at Oklahoma State University where he was senior associate athletics director for compliance. Q: What was the hiring process like? A: I was looking for an opportunity, and I live in Oklahoma and I was wanting to stay as close as I could to my daughter who attends University of Oklahoma....