April 10, 2024 Edition

  • Obituary: Mary 'Nina' Chavez

    Apr 12, 2024

    Mary 'Nina' Chavez, age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Farwell Care and Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born on February 03, 1942, in Tucumcari, NM to Antonio and Fidelia Ulibarri. Mary was raised in Clovis where she also attended school. Mary married John Chavez Sr on July 15th, 1961. Mary worked at many places over the years. She worked at Sutton's Bakery for many years. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Rafael Ulibarri and...

  • Obituary: Larry Davis

    Apr 12, 2024

    Larry Joe Don Davis, 53, passed away on March 24, 2024, at his home in Kempner, TX. He was born on May 25, 1970, in Hereford, TX to Floyd and Mary Eleen (Huckert) Cline. Larry grew up in Clovis, NM. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1988. Larry joined the United States Army in February 1990 and served his country proudly until 2001 as a decorated Army Ranger and achieved the rank of Staff Sergent. Larry served during the Desert Storm and other campaigns including...

  • Interim manager sets meet/greet in Portales

    Apr 12, 2024

    A meet and greet with Portales' interim city manager has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday night. T.J. Cathey was named interim manager by the City Council on Tuesday to succeed the fired Sarah Austin. The meet and greet is set for the Council Chambers in the Memorial Building. Cathey said he welcomes questions in person or via email: [email protected]...

  • Cancer claims O.J. Simpson

    Elaine Woo Los Angeles Times, Syndicated content | Apr 11, 2024

    LOS ANGELES - O.J. Simpson, whose rise and fall from American football hero to accused murderer to prison inmate fueled a rancorous public drama that obsessed the nation and spawned debates over race, wealth, justice and retribution, has died from cancer, according to a family member's statement on X. Simpson was once the country's most admired athlete, a formidable running back who broke records with grace and determination. He became a crossover star, lending his handsome...

  • Jail Log - April 12

    Apr 12, 2024

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  • House GOP picks Montoya as new leader

    The Santa Fe New Mexican, Syndicated content | Apr 9, 2024

    House Republicans have picked a conservative lawmaker known for his direct and sometimes combative style at the Roundhouse as their new minority leader. Rep. Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, said Friday his leadership style is one of collaboration. But Montoya, who is among the more seasoned Republican lawmakers remaining in the House as others retire or choose not to run for reelection, said he also stands up for what he believes. “I’m direct,” Montoya, 57, acknowledged. “I would say whether or not I’m combative...

  • Jail log - April 10

    Apr 9, 2024

    Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Travis Ash, 33, criminal trespass • David Merril, 63, probation violation • Cynthia Rodriguez, 41, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Danny Price, 57, first degree murder, aggravated battery, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Clifford Franklin, 46, driving while license suspended or revoked, driving while under the influence of...

  • Pages past, April 10: Portales says no to alcohol

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    On this date ... 1945: Ted Thomas, who spent a lot of time working in the Rogers area before joining the military, was back in the United States at a West Coast hospital, The Portales Daily News reported. Thomas was “being treated for his nerves,” the newspaper reported after surviving the Bataan Death March and subsequent imprisonment. 1951: Pioneer Air Lines at the Clovis airport reported sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts to 45 mph. High temperatures were in the 40s....

  • Portales, Elida students named Daniels Scholars

    Grant McGee | Apr 9, 2024

    Two High School seniors from Portales and Elida are among 23 New Mexico high school seniors named Daniels Scholars. Kaylynn Belew who attends Portales High School and Jeremiah Woodruff who goes to Elida High have secured up to $100,000 in college funding toward an undergraduate degree. Belew is one of Portales High School’s senior students. Belew has been taking courses at Eastern New Mexico University according to her aunt, Woody Rebrovich. She is expected to graduate with honors from PHS. Belew plans to attend Angelo...

  • Clovis schools master plan includes repurposing, liquidation of buildings

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories looking at Clovis Municipal Schools plans for closure and repurposing. The series will continue over the next three weeks. One aspect of the Clovis Municipal Schools Facilities Master Plan is the repurposing and liquidation of some of the system’s buildings. Lincoln-Jackson school, a building that is on the National Registry of Historic Places at Alphon St. and Grand Avenue and Los Niños Early Intervention Center at 3001 N. Thornton St. are two buildings set for...

  • Optical Source is Retail Rockstar

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    Optical Source of Clovis has been named the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s newest Retail Rockstar. Optical Source will be presented with the award at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at its location at 1908 Prince St. Optical Source was nominated for the honor by the previous winner, City...

  • Cafe opens its second location

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    Tropical Twist Café has opened a second location in Clovis. Jonathan Rodriguez, who operates the cafes with partner Amanda Ornelas, said the new location at 616 W. 21st St. was opened in response “to customer requests.” “A lot of our customers were asking for a drive-through location,” Rodriguez said. Tropical Twist’s first location, at 713 E. 21st St., unit A, “is doing really well,” according to Rodriguez. The grand opening of the second location is Saturday, featuring a bouncy house, DJ and face painting...

  • New restaurant in downtown Clovis

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    La Fiesta restaurant at Fifth and Main streets in downtown Clovis officially opened with a ribbon cutting last Wednesday hosted by Clovis MainStreet. “La Fiesta is owned and operated by Rudolfo and Irene Gonzales. The Gonzales’ have come to Clovis from Mexicali in the Mexican state of Baja,” Dominique Chairez said. Chairez is on the board of Clovis MainStreet. Chairez described the restaurant as “family oriented, faith oriented and home style.” “It’s got its own Baja California spin. The little gem on their...

  • Home and garden show canceled

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    The Clovis Civic Center’s home and garden show set for this weekend has been canceled. Civic Center General Manager Sarah Stevens said the cancellation was “due to unforeseen circumstances,” but declined to elaborate. Home/garden show fans aren’t all out of luck. The Curry County Events Center still expects to host its show June 1-2. “By moving Pioneer Days to May we had to push the home and garden show to June,” said CCEC General Manager K.C. Messick. Messick said the Events Center and Civic Center previously...

  • Petty Studios draws 'line in the sand' with Chamber

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    Concerns have been raised by the overseers of Clovis’ Norman Petty Studios over the use of the Petty name and other points by the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce. “It has come time to draw a line in the sand. I’m writing to let you (and others) know that we are not working with the Chamber and do not approve of the actions they are taking in association with our intellectual property and items,” Greg Walker wrote in a letter to Clovis City Manager Justin Howalt that was obtained by The News. Walker is...

  • Two charged with federal racketeering

    the Staff of The News | Apr 12, 2024

    Editor’s note: Content in this report may not be appropriate for younger readers. A Clovis massage parlor owner and her associate are facing federal racketeering charges after allegations their employees offered illicit commercial sex. Shaoping Wen, 64, and Xu Wang, 41, were charged with conspiracy to use interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises, court records show. They were arrested March 24. Records show Wen is the owner of several massage parlors across New Mexico and Texas, including one in Clovis, two in... Full story

  • Funeral services (Updated April 12)

    Apr 12, 2024

    Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Leon Autrey, 82, died April 8. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Mary Chavez, 82, died April 10. Information: Steed-Todd Funeral Home • Elevinia Espinoza, 73, died April 8. Information: Hansard Family Funeral Home • Frances Gonzales, 74, died April 7. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Danny Hogue, 62, died April 5. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Teresa Jaramillo, 79, died April 11. Information: Muffley Funeral Home ... Full story

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    Apr 12, 2024

    Mario Martinez qualifier Saturday at Fort Sumner Boys Team standings: 1. Clovis JV 71; 2. Santa Rosa 64; 3. Clayton 50; 4. Fort Sumner 41; 5. Melrose 40; 6. Springer 36; 7. Tucumcari 27; 8. Texico 22; 9. Estancia 20; 10. Dexter 18; 11. Elida 17; 12. Floyd 10; 13. Portales JV 6. Area results Field events Long jump: 2. Isaias Nieto, Floyd 19-8; 5. Spencer Eldridge, Melrose 17-9 ¼. Triple jump: 2. Ethan Gutierrez, Clovis JV 34-4; 3. Kyden Everett, Clovis JV 34-1 ½; 4. Issak Bustamante, Floyd 33-7; 5. Benton Cain, Floyd 33-5....

  • Wolverines cruise past Jal 15-4

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    JAL – Texico scored in all but one inning on Monday and the Wolverines cruised to a 15-4 victory over Jal. Senior Daltyn Cain went 3-for-5 with a double, scoring three times and knocking in one, while senior Erik Davalos was 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Leading 4-1, the Wolverines (3-5) broke the contest open with a six-run fourth. Senior Kyle Gonser was 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice while sophomore Hunter Bowman finished 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs. Senior Easton Cooper was the...

  • CHS tennis squads knock off Goddard

    Dave Wagner, The Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    Clovis High's girls won two of three doubles matches on Monday to eke out a 5-4 tennis victory over Roswell Goddard at the CHS tennis courts. Meantime, the boys had no such concerns, rolling to a 9-0 sweep as the Rockets managed to win only 15 total games. It was the start of a busy week for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats, all at home. Clovis is slated to host District 4-5A foe Roswell High in non-district duals today, with the actual district slate beginning on Friday...

  • ENMU's Marr earns women's all-around honors at WTC

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    SNYDER, Texas – Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished sixth while the men were 10th in the Western Texas College rodeo. Junior Shacie Marr earned all-around honors on the women’s side, taking fifth after a 7.1-second run in Saturday’s short go while partnering with junior Justin McCormick in team roping to claim fifth place in the short go. She just missed making it to the finals in barrel racing, her time of 14.15 coming up .04 seconds short of qualifying. For the men, junior Blasé Steffen partnered with...

  • Rams finish third in St. Mike's tournament

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    SANTA FE – Portales High’s baseball team scored six runs each in the fourth and fifth innings to break open the game in a 14-0, five-inning triumph over Pecos on Saturday in the third-place contest of the St. Michael’s Invitational. Sophomore left-hander Carson Pfaffenberger went the distance for PHS (7-4) and allowed just a pair of singles to the Panthers (4-4), including one of the infield variety. He had two walks and six strikeouts. Leading 2-0, the Rams got a two-run triple from senior Noah Swift in the fourth...

  • CHS, PHS compete in Hobbs meet

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    HOBBS – Clovis and Portales High track squads competed with less than full contingents in Friday’s Gene Wells Relays, holding some of the younger athletes back for Saturday’s Mario Martinez qualifier at Fort Sumner. Team scores were not available for the meet. “We ran a little more of a targeted meet,” CHS boys coach Mark Sena said. “For the most part, we did OK. We improved our times in the 4-by-1 and 4-by-2 (relays), and we had some other personal bests.” Junior Sammy Fuentes posted a pair of wins for the...

  • Hounds break 10-game losing streak with a bang

    Dave Wagner, The Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    Luciano Terilli had a tough time in his first pitching start for Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team on Sunday, but he sure delivered at the plate. So did almost everyone else. The junior left-hander, normally the Greyhounds' closer, was thrust into the starting role in the wind-blown finale of a Lone Star Conference series against Arkansas-Fort Smith at Greyhound Field. He lasted three innings on the mound, giving up eight runs, but as the designated hitter from...

  • Pioneers capture series

    the Staff of The News | Apr 9, 2024

    DENTON, Texas – Texas Woman’s senior right-hander Alyssa LeBlanc pitched her second complete game of the series and the Pioneers defeated Eastern New Mexico University 7-3 on Monday to win the three-game Lone Star Conference set. The games were originally slated for Tuesday and today, but due projected thunderstorms during that time in the Denton area they were moved up a couple of days. LeBlanc (10-10) shut out the Greyhounds until the sixth inning, finishing with a five-hitter, five walks and eight strikeouts....

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