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Jail Log - May 20

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Jail log - May 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis • Sarah Sodd, 36, failure to comply with specific requirements • Paul Osorio, 39, failure to appear on a felony charge, failure to pay fines ... — Updated 5/21/2022

New principal hired at Gattis

Clovis’ Gattis Middle School has a new principal: Lori Gammill. According to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools, Gammill has accepted the position as principal and will assume the position July 1. Gammill has been... — Updated 5/21/2022

Clovis student beats cancer, graduates

When cancer showed up in Kyle Richardson’s life he pushed on and will be one of 464 Clovis High School seniors graduating at today’s ceremony at the Curry County events center. Richardson, 18, is the son of Shawn Richardson... — Updated 5/21/2022

Internship program seeking businesses

The Curry County summer internship program is getting ready to begin with one problem: There aren’t enough businesses to accommodate the number of interns who have signed up. Curry County manager Lance Pyle reports there are... — Updated 5/21/2022

Sheriff: Airman's death not criminal

The May 12 death of a Cannon Air Force Base airman is not being investigated as a criminal matter, Sheriff Wesley Waller said Friday. Emerald Baskin-Young, whom a family member said had recently changed his name from Emerald... — Updated 5/21/2022

Businesses show interest in Clovis

Businesses are interested in being in Clovis, 38 of them have varying degrees of interest in opening a location in the city. Clovis city commissioners learned of retail and service business interest in the city at Thursday’s... — Updated 5/21/2022

Pages past, May 22: Glider training school opens at Clovis

On this date ... 1942: The “suddenly announced glider training school for Clovis” was preparing to receive the first of 67 planes to be used in training, the Clovis... — Updated 5/21/2022

Detention center administrator announces his resignation

Curry County Detention Administrator Mark Gallegos has submitted his resignation. In a news release from county manager Lance Pyle writes Gallegos’ resignation comes after six years with the county. Pyle reports Gallegos has... — Updated 5/21/2022

State money to hit bank accounts

SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that $200 million is on its way to over 550,000 New Mexico taxpayers. In a news release Lujan Grisham wrote taxpayers who receive funds through direct... — Updated 5/21/2022

School menus - May 22

Clovis Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch: Manager’s choice. Portales Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch: Cook’s choice. Melrose Monday: Breakfast: Bagels with cream cheese fruit. Lunch: Taquitos, Refried... — Updated 5/21/2022

Senior calendar - May 22

Curry Residents Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St. Clovis Monday: Chile relleno with Monterrey jack queso, pinto beans, Spanish rice, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: Meatloaf with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll... — Updated 5/21/2022

On the shelves - May 22

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library is open to the public, but patrons can still visit the online catalog at or call... — Updated 5/21/2022

Coffee or not, hard to stick to the simple things

As far as I’m concerned the best part of waking up is Folgers in my cup. I mostly like my coffee pretty plain. Black with sweetener in it works for me. As far as my wife’s cup... — Updated 5/21/2022

Our people: Entrepreneur shaped by failing

Twenty years ago this month, Thomas Elliott Fite joined the Marines -- just 10 days after graduating from Clovis High.  Following boot camp, combat training, and follow-up... — Updated 5/21/2022

Funeral services (Updated May 20)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Melissa Aguilar, 60, died April 27. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Billy Blackard, 69, died May 18. Information: Muffley Funeral... — Updated 5/21/2022


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Menu Guide 2021

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Spring & Summer Favorites 2022

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My Fuzzy Valentine 2022

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2022 Medical Directory

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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Graduation 2021

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Women in Business 2021

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Fall Home Improvement 2021

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Best of Portales 2021

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Best of Clovis 2021

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Analysis: New movie spreads suspicion of voter fraud

ATLANTA — A new movie spreading suspicions of voter fraud, “2000 Mules,” shows surveillance video of Georgia voters dropping off multiple ballots. Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza says that’s a crime, suggesting... — Updated 5/21/2022

Opinion: Save debates: Make them more boring

As things stand now, there may not be any presidential debates in 2024. And I’m not sure that would be a huge loss. The Republican National Committee has announced it will no longer participate in debates managed by the... — Updated 5/21/2022

Opinion: Not OK to picket justices at home

The right to peaceable assembly is enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting... — Updated 5/21/2022

Opinion: Let's pity the real victims here - white people

Come and let us pity white people. They are the real victims here. That, in essence, is the battle cry that’s powered much of American politics for the last 30 years, the last 15... — Updated 5/21/2022

Opinion: PRMC: Committed to women's health

Editor’s note: Plains Regional Medical Center was invited by The News to review and respond to Vince DiFranco’s guest column for same-day publication. Plains Regional Medical Center has served the Clovis community as part of... — Updated 5/21/2022

Opinion: Women's med center closing avoidable

This letter is coming from a person with 35 years of rural hospital administration experience. I attended the City Commission meeting on May 5 and was disappointed that nobody seems to be asking the right questions regarding this... — Updated 5/21/2022

Opinion: Learning losses may ripple across this generation

Just about every teacher, parent and student who endured the sad and dragged-out mess of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic understands it was a disservice to young people. It hurt them academically and emotionally, and... — Updated 5/21/2022

Parade Magazine - May 15, 2022

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