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Jail Logs - August 5

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Masked rider sending a message

PORTALES - Louella Bourbeaux' 1999 Buick Park Avenue has been a good car to her, almost a companion. Since she first got it 12 years ago, she's driven about 170,000 of its total 269,000 miles. It's... Full story

One local business' story: 'A sad year'

CLOVIS - Danny Jariwala has seen tough times. During the financial freefall of 2008, Jariwala was the general manager of a Howard Johnson's hotel in Brooklyn. These COVID-19 times, though, are more... Full story

Jail log - Aug. 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Jerry Ingram, 24, child abuse - intentional, criminal sexual penetration in the fourth degree ∞ Michael Morales, 54, driving while license suspended or revoked ... Full story

Teens prep for stock show

It's showtime. Future farmers across Curry County are hustling to get their livestock ready after their stock show was approved and finalized by the Curry County Commission on July 28. While the...

Court rules in governor's favor

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the governor is authorized to impose stiff fines for violations of the state’s public health order during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision from the bench arrived after about an hour...

NM native to become brigadier general

A New Mexico native with Clovis ties is a selection to become a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force. Col. Neil Richardson recently began his new position as chief of the Air Force Senate Liaison Division in Washington, D.C. He relinquished his...

Senator asking governor for restriction amendments

The pandemic has resulted in halting one of the fastest growing parts of New Mexico’s economy — the outdoor recreation industry. A New Mexico senator is asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to amend some restrictions in her public health order...

Curry officials talk fire departments, infrastructure

CLOVIS — With four meetings in July, the Curry County Commission had already knocked out most of the business it otherwise would have tackled in its first August meeting on Tuesday morning. With a light agenda, commissioners spent most of the...

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

Clovis City Commission Regular Meeting: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, Clovis Agenda: ∞ RECEIPTS OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS Clovis Board of Realtor's Housing Update, President Gayla Brumfield, Vicki Reyes ∞ CONSENT...

Wright transferring to University of New Mexico

CLOVIS — After just one season of Division III athletics, former Clovis Wildcat Montez Wright is making the jump to Division I after announcing over the weekend he would transfer to the University of New Mexico. Wright, a two-sport star at Clovis...

Plenty of new faces on ENMU baseball team

PORTALES — It’s a pretty safe bet you’ll need a program to recognize most of the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team the next time it takes the field. That’s because the team that anticipates joining Greyhound coach Riley Price for...

Michael Walton named Hall of Honor nominee

PORTALES — As both a coach and a player, Michael Walton protected the house for the Eastern New Mexico University football program. Now he’s been invited into the Lone Star Conference’s house. The LSC named Walton as a 2020 LSC Hall of Honor...

Wayland Baptist coach dies at 100 years old

Harley Redin coached Wayland Baptist for the back half of its national record 131-game winning streak and had his powerhouse teams inducted last year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of...

Vern Witten: Remembering a workhorse

Seven years ago - on a February evening in 2013 - the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce surprised Vern Witten by naming him Workhorse of the Year. "To be honest," he told the Portales News-Tribune...

A little bit about that time Selena played in Clovis

I collect historical tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from Augusts past: • Aug. 1, 1901: The first newspaper in the Clovis-Portales area was published in Portales. The...

Opinion: Let's adapt to something positive

Humans are adaptable. More so than any creature other than, possibly, cockroaches. It’s our greatest strength. We have adapted to living almost everywhere on the planet and, soon, with the right...

Faith: Please bring on the merciful needles of dental work

“I think I made a mistake.” Those, I’m told, were the words on a note a dying 20-something-year-old wrote to his nurse before he expired. He was referring to his, as it turns out, suicidal...

Opinion: If virus goes, it will be by science

Past behavior predicts future behavior. We’re creatures of habit but we’re also capable of learning from our mistakes and improving our behavior. Right now, with this pandemic, we could go either way. We could learn from our missteps and do a...

Faith: Lots of love, laughter and baked goods in my family

Gavin the Wonder Kid has joined the world of kid messenger. I didn’t know such a thing existed until a neon green oozy background popped up on my phone, and The Dad’s mini me filled the screen....

Opinion: Feeling a little envy as rover escapes to Mars

Let’s get out of here. Who hasn’t thought that at some point in the past four months, as we hunkered down in our homes, brooding and restless but with no place to go? The pandemic shuttered our offices and made the idea of venturing anywhere...

Funeral services (Updated Aug. 5)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Attendance at funerals is significantly limited because of social distancing parameters related to the coronavirus. Until further notice, please contact family... Full story

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