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Jail Logs - Dec. 13

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Plea deal reached in child's 2015 death

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman received a three-year suspended sentence Wednesday morning for a charge of abuse following her son’s 2015 death. A jury trial for Rocio Montanez, 29, went for two days before a plea deal was struck. Under the deal,...

'Mariachi Christmas' on its way

CLOVIS - A performance of colorful swirling dresses and lively mariachi music is on the way to Clovis this weekend to brighten up the holiday season and share the story of Mexico's many holiday...

Zoo Christmas program continues

CLOVIS - Critters, candy, cocoa, caroling and extension cords ... lots of extension cords. That's the formula for the city's annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo. The event started Tuesday and continues...

Jail log - Dec. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Tuesday: Clovis • Kia Gallo, 26, failure to appear • Jonathan Romero, 24, violation of restraining order • Lyle Case, 35, battery against a household member, larceny • Jacob...

'American Pickers' seeks collections

The “American Pickers” television program team is planning to film episodes in New Mexico, and is looking for sizable and unique collections along with the stories behind them. The show is looking for private collections, and not seeking...

Clovis High briefly locked down

CLOVIS — A student was taken into custody Monday morning after police said a threat was made on social media. Clovis High School was placed on lockdown for about an hour while police investigated the threat, according to a school news release....

Portales board celebrates champs

PORTALES - The Portales school board celebrated its most recent state champion, and professed excitement for one of its newest teams set for state competition Monday night. The Rams football team was...

ENMU fall commencement set for Saturday

PORTALES — Twice a year, Eastern New Mexico University students take the stage to end their academic journeys and receive their diplomas. This year won’t quite top last year’s record-breaking turnout, but it’s coming pretty close. Up to 543...

Religion digest - Dec. 11

Reeder installed at Immanuel Pastors from area churches and locations as far away as Alamogordo and Hobbs gathered Dec. 1 for the installation of Rev. Thomas N. Reeder Jr. at Clovis' Immanuel...

Clovis swimmers excel at club meet

RICHARDSON, Texas — Clovis’ swim team didn’t have a meet on its regular schedule last weekend, but the Wildcats were still in action and notched some big performances. Participating in a club meet in Richardson, Texas, near Dallas, Clovis...

Rams dominate all-state list

As far as Class 4A football was concerned, the Portales Rams proved to be a dominant force, outscoring its three playoff foes 82-14 despite playing two of those games on the road. That dominance was...

Clovis boys even record

ALBUQUERQUE — Another night of drama for the Clovis boys basketball team. After a heartbreaking season-opening loss to Cleveland last Friday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, the Wildcats turned right around and headed to Albuquerque on Saturday...

Saturday prep basketball roundup

DORA — Senior guard Tyce Delk scored 28 points and Elida pulled away late to beat host Dora 66-52 in the boys championship game of the Coyotes’ J.P. Stone Invitational on Saturday night. The Tigers (4-0) led 49-44 going into the final period,...

Ram girls take fifth at Capital City Invitational

SANTA FE — Any coach would hope his team improves as the season goes. For at least the first weekend of the season, Portales High girls coach Wade Fraze said the Lady Rams accomplished that. PHS finished its Capital City Invitational slate on...

Pioneers top Hounds

PORTALES — Wayland Baptist senior guard J.J. Culver scored 29 points, converting 12-of-14 free throws, and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Pioneers held on late for a 76-70 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men in the team’s home opener...

Palo Duro denies Clovis' bid for 2-1

CLOVIS — As the weekend’s Foxy’s Drive-In Shootout ended Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, so did the Clovis girls basketball team’s chance of having a winning homestand last week. Saturday’s game against Amarillo’s Palo Duro...

Settlement closes dark chapter

A dark chapter in our previous governor’s time in office is finally coming to a close with a recent $10 million settlement. Six years after Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration accused 15 behavioral health providers of overbilling the...

'A Christmas Carol' is a tale that never grows old

Long years ago, before my brothers and I had yet learned to read, three of the most-used books in our house were these: Hallmark’s “Poetry for Pleasure,” Margaret de Angeli’s “Book of...

Offering you the gift of liberty

There’s one Christmas gift I’d love to give you: the gift of liberty. The freedom to do everything you have a right to do. It’s a gift bigger than you can imagine. Alas, it’s not possible to...

Thinking about whether 13-year-olds should drive

I feel like the appropriate-age-to-drive law is wrong. I feel like you should be able to get a driver’s license as soon as you can reach the pedals. Of course, 16 is already really young. Thirteen or so is, you know, “Yikes.” I’ve never...

How about a Grafonola for Christmas?

Clovis was the happening place for Christmas shoppers 100 years ago today. That was the top story in The Clovis News on Dec. 11, 1919. “People have traveled a greater distance to trade at Clovis this fall than ever before,” the story read....

Adrian White working hard to help students bridge gaps

Adrian White has worked with and for our district for many years now, in various capacities. To give you an idea of the caliber of this man, he’s the only individual I’m aware of who has been...

Learning a lot about cruise ships - and cookies

Our captain wasn’t worried. “People have been asking about the squeaking of the ship,” he reported, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, “but I must tell you, this is nothing to worry about.” He then proceeded to explain how a ship...

Medical data sharing is a privacy violation

Few things are more private than a person’s medical history. Yet without the consent of patients or their doctors, America’s second-largest health care system and Google are cooperating to share personally identifiable medical information on 50...

Praying to help us not waste this precious time

Zero to sixty. That’s how fast this year we revved up the Thanksgiving sleigh, slid “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house,” slammed down the turkey and dressing, and,...

Funeral services (Updated Dec. 13)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Dec. 14 • Billy Dampier — 11 a.m. at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel, Clovis • Edith Linder — 2 p.m. (CST) at Abbey Chapel at Resthaven Funeral Home,...

Friday night for meteor shower

Here is a Dec. 11, 2019, news release from AccuWeather News: As the year nears its close, many people are already looking ahead to 2020, but stargazers remain focused on 2019 as one of the year’s top meteor showers is about to put on a dazzling...

Roosevelt General Hospital: Blue Cross letters erroneous

Here is a Dec. 11, 2019, news release from Roosevelt General Hospital: Beginning yesterday, many of Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinics (RGH) patients began receiving letter(s) from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBS) declaring that...

GOP hosting 'anti-impeachment protest' Saturday in Clovis

Here is a Dec. 12, 2019, news release from Republican Party of New Mexico: CLOVIS — On Saturday, December 14, Trump Victory and the Republican Party of New Mexico will host an anti-impeachment protest calling on House Democrats, like Reps....

ENMU announces Christmas break ticket special

Here is a Dec. 10, 2019, news release from Eastern New Mexico University: PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico Athletics will be offering free admission to any spectator who brings two canned food items to the next three Eastern New Mexico home...

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