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Jail Logs - January 20

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... Full story

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Organizers: Vaccine event goes smoothly

CLOVIS - Organizers of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Clovis said the event went smoothly Monday as Roden Smith Pharmacy and Clovis Family Healthcare began administering 2,500 Moderna vaccines they...

Jail log - Jan. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Manuel Gonzales, 55, driving under the influence of liquor, speeding, open container • Paula Dowell-Hurd, 32, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor...

McConnell says mob that stormed Capitol 'fed lies'

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the mob that stormed the Capitol Jan. 6 was “fed lies” and “provoked by the president” and others into violence. McConnell’s words on the Senate floor Tuesday were some of the...

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A virtual celebration

CLOVIS - Forced online for the first time in a history that's spanned parts of four decades, a Clovis celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. covered successes, obstacles and the work that still...

Commission to meet on filling empty slot

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will be a group of seven when it meets Thursday, with District 4 Commissioner R.L. “Rube” Render’s resignation effective today. The meeting will determine just how the commission gets back to eight. The...

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CCC hosting first performance of season

CLOVIS - The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series will have its first performance of the season Tuesday, when classical music trio Take 3 provides a virtual performance. The 7 p.m....

Contract awarded to analyze plumes

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department has awarded a contract to analyze plumes at Cannon and Holloman Air Force bases as an initial step in cleanup of “forever chemicals” PFAS and PFOA at both bases. Additionally, the NMED...

Counties showing improvements on infections

Both Curry and Roosevelt counties are showing improvements in the last week on COVID-19 infections, with Roosevelt County reporting just two new infections during Monday’s report from the governor’s office. The state report indicated a total of...

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Pages past, Jan. 20: Kittens vs. Lambs and a pickup purchase

On this date … 1951: The Portales Lambs defeated the Clovis Kittens in the junior high Friendship Basketball Tournament hosted by Clovis. The Lambs improved their record to 11-0 with the 28-24...

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Funeral services (Updated Jan. 20)

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

LSC scraps spring football

RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has scrapped plans for a spring football season, and will begin its volleyball and soccer seasons as soon as next week following decisions from its Council of Presidents. The conference initially moved...

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Texico's Seth Griego signs

TEXICO - Even when you're part of a program that's won four consecutive state championships, it's still difficult to get college looks playing at Class 3A Texico. Now imagine doing it when your body...

Farwell boys hand Boys Ranch loss

BOYS RANCH, Texas — Farwell’s boys made short work of Boys Ranch on Saturday, rolling to a 27-6 first-quarter lead and handing the Roughriders a 72-32 loss their District 3-2A opener. Senior guard Jonathan Mora led three Steers in double...

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Photos transport me to 1986 - and Washington, D.C.

I spent a good half hour recently digging through boxes in search of a handful of photos I took during one of the most beautiful and serene evenings of my life. When I found them, I was transported...

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Opinion: Government needs your compliance

No matter how you feel about them, U.S. presidents are both too powerful and figureheads without any real power. It seems contradictory, but it’s true. A president has the power to sign...

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Faith: Best way to vote for change is with God

Change. I love it. Yes, and I also love each morning to throw open the blinds immediately to retina-scorching sunlight and then to jump into pep-rally-volume conversation. If you believe any of the...

Opinion: Company firings erode notion of fairness

Failure to wear masks can do more than spread COVID-19, as some of the intruders who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week are finding. It also reveals faces to security cameras, government investigators and online private eyes, who’ve used those...

Opinion: Good moment to reflect on King

If there was ever a moment to reflect on the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this is that moment. There’s a good reason why we created a federal holiday to honor this fallen civil rights leader. He led us to our better selves by...

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