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Jail Logs - Sept. 13

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Clovis woman killed in crash

RUIDOSO — A Clovis woman was killed and two people were injured Friday night when a car drove through a Ruidoso restaurant, according to a release from the New Mexico State Police. Tammy Lynn Ford, 58, died on the scene at the Farley’s...

Clovis suing ex-golf course operator

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is suing the former operator of the Colonial Park Golf Course, alleging it was never informed of outstanding debt on equipment purchased in May. The city is suing Charlie Maciel and Real Golf, his limited liability...

City pay issues culminate in demonstration by employees

CLOVIS - Months-long issues with a new city payroll system came to a head on Friday the 13th as dozens of employees packed into the Clovis City Hall that morning and said they weren't going home...

Locals competing in cyber challenge

CLOVIS — Cyber security can be hard to visualize even in a world where digital devices have become a cornerstone of everyday life. Navigating the intricacies of just your home computer can seem like a puzzle, but learning to put the pieces...

Public record - Sept. 15

The folllowing marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Chase Thomas Garrison Knighton, 24, and Marianne Cendana Panes, 26, both of Clovis • Leroy Taylor, 81, and Glenda Ruth Horner, 70, both of Clovis ...

Chase ends with crash into building

CLOVIS - A police chase ended Wednesday morning with a stolen vehicle crashing into a Clovis apartment complex, witnesses said. A police spokesman said no one was injured. A Muleshoe man, Ismael Zach...

Man accused in stabbing pleads not guilty

FARWELL — The man accused of stabbing a woman to death last month in Bovina entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday in Parmer County Court. Michael Orozco, 41, waived his arraignment appearance and pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder, for...

Chamber takes new look at Ag 50 committee

CLOVIS — Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Curry County and the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce has decided it’s high time to get the word out. The Chamber held a meeting Thursday afternoon to re-organize the Ag 50 of Eastern New...

Portales to consider approving agreement

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will seek approval of a memorandum agreement between the State of New Mexico Department of Transportation and the City of Portales during its regular Tuesday evening meeting. The agreement would be for FY2020...

Plain shocking: Clovis tops Monterey

CLOVIS — When the Clovis and Monterey football teams met last year in Lubbock, Monterey’s offense was able to move the ball up and down the field with ease against the Wildcats. Friday at Leon...

Clovis girls go 1-3 on week

CLOVIS — Sofia Rico became the new all-time goal scorer for Clovis’ girls soccer program Thursday when she netted three against Lovington, giving her 59, two better than the previous mark. It was...

Goddard proves too much for Portales

PORTALES — If there were any questions to be answered about the Goddard Rockets, the second-ranked team in Class 5A answered them Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Well, maybe one question...

Clovis boys go 2-0 on strange soccer week

Fair to say it was a good, and interesting, week for the Clovis boys soccer team. Heading into Saturday’s late-afternoon game against Artesia, the Wildcats had gone 2-for-2 this past week, shutting out Portales 3-0 on Tuesday night and walloping...

Area roundup: Tigers, Buffs stay perfect

There were some big wins and tough losses for the local teams this past weekend. Elida (4-0) and Melrose (3-0) stayed undefeated, while Texico moved back to .500 (2-2) with a home shutout of Capitan....

Uncharted territory for ENMU women

PORTALES — Last season, Eastern New Mexico’s women’s soccer team made its first appearance in the Lone Star Conference tournament championship match. Two weeks into this season, the firsts are...

ENMU promotes Shaw to associate head coach

PORTALES — When Tres Segler decided to fill the role of associate head coach for his men’s basketball program at Eastern New Mexico University, he went with somebody he trusted long before he’d...

Portales volleyball continues hot start with sweep of Hobbs

PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team might just be on to something. The Lady Rams have won five of six to start the season, the fifth of those victories coming via sweep — 25-18, 25-23, 25-10 — against Hobbs Tuesday night at the Ram...

Greyhounds survive in overtime on Strand run

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Wyatt Strand rushed for his third touchdown of the game on a third-down run in overtime, and the Greyhound defense didn’t allow a first down as Eastern New Mexico escaped Colorado Mesa 44-37 Saturday night. The overtime...

Clovis boys third at NMMI invite

ROSWELL — A decent outing for Clovis cross country, all things considered. The boys finished third, the girls fourth, in Saturday’s meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Clovis’ boys result could be considered especially impressive,...

Our people: Rabbit aficionado

Brenin Hillis has a habit when it comes to raising great rabbits. The Clovis High student has been raising and showing rabbits since 2010, and has been a regular on the winner's stage at local and...

On the shelves - Sept. 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Blood Oath” by Linda Fairstein: Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence. With more...

Hoping to have done a little skeet shooting this weekend

You may not know this about me, but I’m even better at shooting skeet than I am at golfing. At the writing of this column, I’m making plans to participate in the annual Roosevelt General Hospital...

Club notes - Sept. 15

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees Connie Perez, a retired educator, noted artist and children’s author, was featured in the association’s Sept. 3 meeting. She gave listeners some of her background as a kindergarten teacher, when...

Senior calendar - Sept. 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. business meeting, 6 p.m. games Tuesday: 8...

Pressed flowers, embossing folders ahead on show

Information on working with pressed flowers, using a brayer to apply ink to embossing folders, and working with card kits will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 pm.. Tuesday and...

School menus - Sept. 15

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, waffle, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch, spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch , orange smiles, whole wheat roll, veggie bar, milk Tuesday: Breakfast, mini donut, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch,...

Tribalism is a growing threat to US democracy

“Be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” — Retired Marine Corps General and Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis talking to his Marines in Iraq James Mattis is a warrior, and the above quote reported by...

Dems have no real plan for US

It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a rating disaster. If 20 times as many viewers had tuned in Sept. 4, about 22 million Americans today would have a real clear idea what a bunch of leftwing...

Some habits and in-jokes die hard

“What the (expletive) is a pasty?” That’s what I said when we were in Butte, Montana. Fine, that’s what I wanted to say, but I was 8. While I knew better than to say the expletive, young me did not yet know Butte as strange sibling of the...

Congress should set better example of bipartisanship

In case you haven’t heard, our lawmakers have returned from their six-week, summer sabbatical, ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Among the agenda items for this legislative session: firearms, keeping the government from...

The human race isn't a burden

At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either. At the CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if...

Another viewpoint: Taliban efforts bitter but necessary pill

For the United States to end its longest war and bring the troops home from Afghanistan, it must negotiate and cooperate with the leaders of the Taliban, the most powerful and stable political power in that nation. That’s a bitter pill to...

Funeral services (Updated Sept. 14)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Sept. 15 • Robbie Jean Maddox — 2 p.m., Roosevelt County Electric Co-op Hospitality Room, 121 N. Main, Portales Sept. 16 • Max Boling — noon, Melrose...

Historic Pages - Sept 15

45 years ago today Sept. 15, 1974: Looks like a good deal on blank cassettes. Click Here to...

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