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Balloon event gets mixed reaction

CLOVIS — Senior Marissa Cabrera, the student-body president at Clovis High School, said she wanted to create a fun event for her classmates to take photos and set a tradition for the years to come. Critics are saying students' plans will be... Full story

Area school grade results split

New Mexico Public Education Department scores for 2017-18 show mixed results for eastern New Mexico — 11 schools saw their letter grades go down while eight saw them rise. Area administrators expressed their belief that what is shown in that one... Full story

Clovis man stable after being struck by semi

CLOVIS — A Clovis man struck Thursday afternoon by a semi truck was in stable condition Friday at a Texas hospital, according to a news release. Charles Kirven, 32, of Clovis was transported by EMS to Plains Regional Medical Center and then flown...

Racino competition unclear after application deadline

CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico is still all-in as the contest for the state’s sixth racino license narrows, but the area’s competition was still unclear immediately after the application deadline Friday afternoon. Representatives of the New...

Jail logs - Aug. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday-Friday: Clovis • Rachel Hibbard, 30, possession of a controlled substance • Jalua Edison, 28, evidence of registration, failure to appear • Mitchell Mceldowney, 33, criminal damage to...

Pages past - Aug. 18

On this date ... 1948: Two magazine salesmen, arrested following a complaint from a Melrose woman, had been freed due to lack of evidence. The woman told police she had subscribed to a magazine and...

Curry County Fair schedule

Today Youth and Pioneer Day Southwest Cheese Day • 9 a.m. — Plateau 19th Annual Great American Turtle Race, Kevin Roberts Arena • 10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Antique Showcase open, Old House • 10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Agriculture Building and exhibits...

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Roosevelt County Fair Schedule of events Tuesday-Aug. 26 (Subject to change without notice) Tuesday • 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Roosevelt County 4-H Pork Chop Breakfast, Jake Lopez Building, $10 a plate; Porkchop, biscuits, gravy, and eggs. To go plates...

Events calendar - Aug. 18

Today • Old Timers Day Luncheon — Noon at Curry County Events Center. All seniors 50+ welcome to free meal. Information: 575-935-7000 • Lego club — 1 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Curry County Fair ...

Meetings calendar - Aug. 18

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at in commission chambers at County Administration Building, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information:...

Rams stingy from the start

PORTALES — It was a dominant performance for the Portales Rams during Friday night’s scrimmages at their high school practice field. Portales shut out both Robertson and Texico, as both sides of...

Cats cautiously optimistic for soccer season

CLOVIS — With a new district alignment comes a new optimism for the Clovis boys soccer team. But there’s also an understandable amount of urgency. The Wildcats, who didn’t get much in the way...

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