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Jail Logs - July 23

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Pages past, July 25: Her captors treated her like royalty

On this date ... 1961: Ella Conn hadn't planned to go to Cuba. She left Miami intent on flying to eastern New Mexico so she could spend time with her daughter, Sug Conn, a student at Eastern New Mexico University. Instead, Ella... — Updated 7/24/2021

Bill would fully fund local water project

WASHINGTON — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Project will be fully funded if an infrastructure bill is passed through Congress, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced last week. In a phone message to Gayla Brumfield,... — Updated 7/24/2021

Clovis Chamber launches 'summer challenge'

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Curry Chamber of Commerce has launched a Clovis Summer Challenge to encourage residents to explore Clovis by completing activities at various locations and businesses, according to a news release from the... — Updated 7/24/2021

Roosevelt fair to include new events, rides

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Fair this year will include several new events, including seven new carnival rides, said fair board president Sheila Hays. The fair runs from August 17th through the 22nd at the fairgrounds in... — Updated 7/24/2021

Official: Curry fair will be 'unorthodox'

CLOVIS — The 2021 Curry County Fair will be somewhat “unorthodox this year as far as what people expect to see,” said K.C. Messick, the general manager of the Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds. The fair will be... — Updated 7/24/2021

Jail log - July 25

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Brandie Cordova, 37, aggravated assault • Corey Gilmore, 32, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated battery ... — Updated 7/24/2021

Aid money distributed to eligible local entities

SANTA FE — The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) on Friday announced in a news release that $63 million of the American Rescue Plan Act Funding (ARPA) had been distributed to eligible local entities. The amount is... — Updated 7/24/2021

Curry events center reopens

CLOVIS — The Curry County Events Center in Clovis reopened the last weekend in June after closing for 14 months due to the COVID-19 restrictions. “We’re looking at adding some more community-driven type of events,” said... — Updated 7/24/2021


Opinion: Alamo should be remembered

No one is trying to topple the Alamo quite yet, but a new revisionist book on the foundational event of Texas history partakes of the iconoclastic spirit of our time. The book,... — Updated 7/24/2021

Senior calendar - July 25

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Sloppy Joe on bun, potato wedges, mixed veggies, fruit salad Tuesday: Baked ham... — Updated 7/24/2021


Escaping debt, children's costumes ahead on show

Information on getting out of debt, making children’s costumes, and the importance of family dinners will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, July 27th at... — Updated 7/24/2021


Plenty of good memories of past employees

Time slowly creeps by, but at times it comes rushing back to meet you. I don’t know where to begin estimating the number of people I’ve supervised as a manager in 30-odd... — Updated 7/24/2021


Trippin' Again: Railroad takes passengers on scenic Western adventure

Editor's note: As we begin to see COVID-19 in our rear-view mirrors, travelers are cautiously returning to the roads. This series offers destination options for eastern New... — Updated 7/24/2021


Funeral services (Updated July 24)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Windell Bridges, 65, of Fort Sumner died July 9. Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home. • Jonathan Carver, 38, of... — Updated 7/24/2021


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Menu Guide 2021

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Graduation 2021

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Purple Press 5-12-21

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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2021 Medical Directory

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Best of Clovis 2020

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Best of Portales 2020

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Weir says he seeks to be unifier

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's new athletic director seeks to be a unifier first, then work on making ENMU "more competitive" in the Lone Star Conference, he said at a... — Updated 7/24/2021


Area students take part in '7-on-7' drills

PORTALES - In an early sign that high school football will be back this fall, about 600 students from high schools as far away as Silver City amassed Saturday at Eastern New Mexico... — Updated 7/24/2021

Opinion: Money for nothing isn't 'doing better'

There are no free lunches. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. Everybody has to pitch in and carry their weight. These aphorisms from my youth, passed on by my parents and others from their generation who survived the Great... — Updated 7/24/2021


Opinion: Tennessee decisions based in ignorance

We live in ignorant times. By now, surely this is obvious beyond argument to anyone who’s been paying attention. From the Capitol insurrectionist who thought he was storming the... — Updated 7/24/2021


Opinion: Country shouldn't have to beg people to come to work

I was down the shore, enjoying the sea, the sun and the sweeping panorama of people without masks. Honestly, that was even more beautiful than the sunset over the Atlantic. One of... — Updated 7/24/2021


Opinion: Trump not to blame on vaccinations

My son Cameron is 43. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two little girls, ages 3 and 5. His wife works full-time as a home loan processor and he has one of the toughest... — Updated 7/24/2021

Opinion: Greyhounds' new AD seems like a dreamer with a bright future

When Paul Weir was named head basketball coach at New Mexico State University in 2016, he quoted Theodore Roosevelt: “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” When he accepted the head basketball coaching job... — Updated 7/24/2021

Parade Magazine 7-25-21

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