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Jail Logs - Sept. 24

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 9/24/2021

Pages past, Sept. 22: Rain soaks fields of broomcorn

On this date … 1971: Soaking rains brought mixed responses from regional farmers. As reported by the Portales News-Tribune: “The moisture was not welcome to farmers with broomcorn down in the rows, waiting to be stacked, and... — Updated 9/21/2021

Jail log - Sept. 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Veronica Tellez, 39, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles • Alicia Rippetoe, 33, failure to appear on a felony charge • Carlos... — Updated 9/21/2021

Religion digest - Sept. 22

Central Baptist marks anniversary CLOVIS — Clovis’ Central Baptist Church will mark its 90th anniversary Sunday with a two-hour church service on Saturday afternoon, plus a special service on Sunday. The Saturday service,... — Updated 9/21/2021

Portales man gets 12 1/2 years

PORTALES — A Portales man was sentenced to 12 and a half years in jail Monday for charges connected to a shooting in June 2020. Oracio Ornelas, 40, was convicted of aggravated battery and receipt, transportation or possession... — Updated 9/21/2021

Clovis in top 10 for infections

Clovis remained in the top 10 ZIP codes for COVID-19 infections Monday, but infection numbers are down over prior weekends. Monday’s report from the New Mexico Department of Health confirmed 1,525 new cases of COVID-19 between... — Updated 9/21/2021

Streets closed for repairs

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has closed portions of Sycamore Street and 21st Street Tuesday to allow for gas line repairs, according to a city release. Work by the New Mexico Gas Company is expected to finish today. Roadways... — Updated 9/21/2021

Hearing scheduled on Floyd board

SANTA FE — A virtual hearing has been scheduled for next week regarding the August suspension of the Floyd school board. Two separate Zoom meeting links have been issued to board members by the Public Education Department, with... — Updated 9/21/2021

Portales motel reopens after water issues

PORTALES — The Super 8 Motel in Portales re-opened for business Monday afternoon after being closed since Friday due to the presence of what appeared to be methamphetamine in the motel’s water supply. The reopening was... — Updated 9/21/2021

Local club donates supplies

PORTALES - Investment in education is a key goal for many in our society. Yet, investing in and of itself is a sacrifice, especially for teachers. From paper and books to time and... — Updated 9/21/2021

Funeral services (Updated Sept. 25)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Kathryn Alexander, 59, of Clovis died Sept. 18. Services are under the direction of Muffley Funeral Home. • Jim Bolton, 78, of Clovis... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Obituaries

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Puzzles

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Best of Portales 2021

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Best of Clovis 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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Buffs, Foxes renew rivalry in 8-man District 2 clash

MELROSE - The Melrose Buffaloes had an easy time in winning their first two games of the season by a combined score of 148-0. Slated to host Pine Hill on Saturday, the Buffs wasted... — Updated 9/21/2021

Rams' Riess earns second-place finish at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Portales High junior Michael Riess posted a second-place finish in boys competition on Saturday in the Carlsbad Invitational cross country meet. Riess covered the 5-kilometer course in a time of 17 minutes, 31.36... — Updated 9/21/2021

Kipkemboi takes second in men's 5K

ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kelvin Kipkemboi placed second with a time of 24 minutes, 56.7 seconds over eight kilometers on Saturday, helping the Greyhounds to a fifth-place team finish in Abilene... — Updated 9/21/2021

Cats open district play against Bears

CLOVIS — Coming off an unwanted two-week bye, Clovis High’s football team jumps into Class 6A District 2/5 action this week when the Wildcats take on La Cueva in a 7 p.m. Friday kickoff at Leon Williams Stadium. Meantime,... — Updated 9/21/2021

A&M-Kingsville extinguishes Greyhound offense in 36-10 win

PORTALES — Losing one of your best players, if not your best, is a factor any team would have to overcome. First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Tye Hiatt said... — Updated 9/21/2021

Local scoreboard - Sept. 22

FOOTBALL Prep summary Saturday 6-man District 2 Clovis Christian 53, Floyd 0 Clovis Christian 16 23 14 — 53 Floyd 0 0 0 — 0 Scoring summary First quarter CCS — Noah Gershon 65 punt return (Manu Garbarino 2PAT kick) CCS ... — Updated 9/21/2021

Faith: More than TV stations, God's message real news

I've never considered myself to be much of a prophet — not in the popular sense of the word. If you read the Bible books that bear the names of the prophets of old, you'll find,... — Updated 9/21/2021

Former fire chief smitten with poultry

In almost 23 years as a firefighter - including three as chief of the Portales Fire Department - Steve Beaty never saved the life of a chicken. "I saved a dog, some cats ... a few... — Updated 9/21/2021

Opinion: Facebook having unhealthy effects

The Wall Street Journal should be lauded for putting Facebook on trial in the court of public opinion. The newspaper is exposing one of the biggest issues facing America today — our ability to discern hard truths from the... — Updated 9/21/2021

Opinion: Taxing rich discourages productivity

Tax the rich? It sounds like a great idea ... to people without a grasp of economic reality. For the rest of us, it looks like national economic suicide. If you punish people for... — Updated 9/21/2021

Opinion: Things can be done to prevent abuse of children

Is it just easier for us to create bogeymen than face harsh realities? In the 1980s, it was the Satanic Panic, as if roving devil worshipers were terrorizing small towns and kidnapping children. Closer to home, we experienced... — Updated 9/21/2021

Stopping by CHS Student Council restores faith in youth

Having waded through a difficult past year, many of the common traditions seem to have taken on greater significance. One of these is “homecoming.” While the actual origins of... — Updated 9/21/2021

Parade Magazine 09-27-21

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