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Jail Logs - May 23

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Plea nets 6-year sentence in 2018 homicide

PORTALES - Angel Loya was sentenced Wednesday morning to six years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the April 2018 shooting death of Dylan McKay in... Full story

Pair accused of mailing drugs to jail

CLOVIS — The scheme was to mail drugs to a Clovis jail inmate. The plan was foiled when law enforcement asked why an envelope postmarked over 200 miles away had listed a law firm within walking distance of the jail as its return address. A... Full story

Man hopes to plead in death

PORTALES — Charged last year with second-degree murder for the April 2018 shooting death of Dylan McKay, 23-year old Angel Loya hopes to plead down to voluntary manslaughter in a conference this morning in Roosevelt County. Loya told Portales...

Houseboat blocks highway after accident

One man was injured in a collision Monday morning that left a houseboat stranded for hours blocking the highway approaching Cannon Air Force Base. The two-vehicle incident took place at 11:40 a.m.,...

Clovis seniors reflect

CLOVIS - A stream of purple poured Saturday night across the grounds of the Curry County Events Center, accompanied by a cheering audience of thousands and the Clovis High School Band's rendition of...

Roosevelt to consider alcohol sales

PORTALES — County commissioners on Tuesday broached the topic of permitting alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of Roosevelt County, potentially opening new possibilities for wine tastings, beer gardens, and rodeo sponsorships. Chairman Shane...

ENMU baseball coach resigns

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will soon begin a nationwide search for a new baseball coach, as David Gomez has resigned the spot to pursue other opportunities in his home state of Louisiana. The university announced the resignation...

Portales grad did it all

PORTALES - The Portales High School track and soccer teams, band, choir, theater and National Honor Society will say goodbye to some of its members on Friday following graduation. In one case,...

Jail log - May 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Robert Maestas, 44, probation violation • Christopher Hesselbach, 47, failure to register as a sex offender • Daniel Acosta, 22, tampering with evidence, resisting,...

Ram softball finishes 15-14

RIO RANCHO — The Portales Rams needed an upset of seventh-seeded Gallup to get into the double-elimination round of the Class 4A state softball tournament last week. They needed more offense than they had to stay there. The Rams were ousted...

Fresh off four-peat, Texico faces turnover

The end of an era? Or just the continuation of one? Saturday, Texico’s baseball team won its fourth consecutive state championship by defeating Estancia 13-3 at the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field in Albuquerque. But, when first...

Cats take one step up

ALBUQUERQUE — Objective-wise, Clovis High’s track and field teams fell short in this past weekend’s state 4A/5A championship meet at the University of New Mexico’s Softball and Track & Field...

Dora falls in 1A finale

ALBUQUERQUE — It’s fair to say Dora’s baseball team held serve in this year’s state Class A tournament. The Coyotes were seeded second and wound up a state finalist. They lost Saturday afternoon’s state championship game to the No. 1...

Carve out some time to remember those who've served

I have a slender bound volume that — judging by quality — is probably a copy of a copy of a copy. The silver letters on the red tape that covers the spine read, “SERVICE MANUAL Roosevelt...

Storyteller showcase - May 22

Yes, it was puppy love at first sight One day, these dogs were in the pound. There were many kinds of breeds in the pound. Sofia was a girl and Marco was a boy. They were in the pound together, but had never met each other until the day they saw...

Good day to remember first Clovis grad

More than 440 students were scheduled to graduate from Clovis High School last weekend. That makes today a good day to remember CHS’ first high school graduate. Victor Bieler was also the only...

I'm addicted to lipstick - and I don't care

As long-time readers of this column know, I do not delve into politics or current events. You might think this comes from a desire to find common ground with all my readers. You might think I am trying to bridge the divide in a time when there...

Preferences provide opportunities

Preferences are a personal thing. Some people prefer dogs while others prefer cats, and some like both species equally. None of these choices is wrong, even if one choice might make more sense or be...

Happiness isn't found in money, power or prestige

“Happiness is worth a lot to me,” a good friend, colleague, and mentor once told his boss as he made a decision that would lead to his leaving the company. “Well, so what? Isn’t happiness...

Efforts to reverse Roe vs. Wade should be ended

With Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature last week, her state took the lead in the race to pass the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. Ivey gave women elsewhere one more reason to be grateful they live in a state that protects their right to...

Mesa Elementary briefly transported back in time

Stepping into Mesa Elementary’s multi-purpose room recently was stepping back into The Golden Age of Radio. Fifth-grade teachers Cheryl Cunningham, Ashlee Spears, and Aundi Curtis resurrected a...

Adapting only way to handle change

Today’s topic is change. It makes the world go round, but a lot of people hate it anyway. Change is inevitable, and yet the older we get, the more we’re inclined to resist it. It can be evolutionary or revolutionary, and it always has its share...

Funeral services (Updated May 23)

Services (Updated May 23) May 23 • David Samuel Smith, 11 a.m., Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens, Clovis • Shirley Gomez, 48, 10 a.m., Faith Triumphant Church, Portales • Antonio Salguero, 74, 2... Full story

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