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Jail Logs - Feb. 21

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Clovis' Ira Pottard dies at 97

CLOVIS - Ira Pottard was well known in Clovis as one of the oldest remaining buffalo soldiers. His family knew him better as "Pops," a father and grandfather who loved playing dominoes and making...

Couple sought for theft at burned building

CLOVIS — A Clovis couple is wanted by law enforcement on allegations they set a structure fire on Valentine’s Day to cover up a robbery. Daniel Aranda, 53, and Tamara Aranda, 58, are wanted on charges of non-residential burglary, conspiracy to...

Public record - Feb. 23

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Stephen Tyler Sarracino, 32, and Lee Anne Bryan, 48, both of Clovis • Joshua Michael Campos, 30, and Sierra Nicole Viscaino, 26, both of Clovis ...

Housing, breweries among topics at KTQM forum

CLOVIS - Most municipal election candidates seem focused on encouraging economic growth and many are determined to learn from the city's past mistakes. Candidates on Tuesday crowded into a small room...

Grand jury: Shooting self-defense

PORTALES — A grand jury on Friday ruled a man acted in self-defense at a July house party in Roosevelt County and declined to indict him for a fatal shooting. According to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb: Roosevelt County...

Music festival down a concert

CLOVIS — A somewhat familiar bunch of faces is coming back into town for the summer’s Draggin’ Main Music Festival. Music fans will, however, see a drop from three concerts to two when the festival runs June 13-20. The details were discussed...

Roosevelt sheriff to present resolution

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker will once again go before the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday with a resolution to oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — the red-flag gun bill. Parker attempted to bring the...

Final forum includes four races

CLOVIS - The only thing left to do now is vote. There was a palpable sense of relief once candidates in each Clovis city race left the dais of the Clovis-Carver Public Library's North Annex on...

Pages past - Feb. 23

On this date ... 1975: The worst snow storm in five years had swept across the High Plains, “marooning motorists, sparking traffic pileups and generally making life miserable for eastern New Mexico and West Texas residents,” the Clovis...

See you again soon

CLOVIS — Will the real Clovis High girls basketball team please stand up? Is it the one which shot 2-for-26 from the field in the first half of Friday’s District 4-5A matchup against Roswell High...

Clovis boys finish as second seed

CLOVIS — It was going to be a game after all. When the Clovis boys basketball team kept a double-digit lead over Carlsbad for much of Tuesday night’s contest at Clovis High’s Rock Staubus...

Friday prep roundup: Dora tops Elida

DORA — As it turned out, the fifth time was the charm for Dora’s boys. After losing four previous meetings to District 4-1A rival Elida, the Coyotes turned the tables in Friday’s district and regular-season finale with a 63-56 victory over...

Wildcat baseball eyes big rebound in 2020

CLOVIS — Thursday at Bell Park, the Clovis baseball team was looking forward to spring. Partly because Thursday was a gray day with temperatures topping out at about 35 degrees. Mostly because spring is the season offering a chance to show how...

Texico girls avenge defeat

TEXICO — Tough, opportunistic defense + fast-break baskets + overall scrappy play = District 7-2A regular-season champions. That was the equation for Texico’s girls basketball team this past...

Thursday prep roundup: Grady clinches third seed

GRADY — Grady’s boys used a fast start and a strong finish to upend Logan on Thursday night and clinch the No. 3 seed in next week’s District 4-1A tournament. Junior Isaiah Mitchell scored 24 points — hitting 16 free throws in a row after...

ENMU women win road finale; fall at Commerce

TYLER, Texas — Senior post Natalie DeLonge scored 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting while sophomore guard Zamorye Cox posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go with four assists as Eastern New Mexico University’s women cruised to...

Clovis' 50-plus Olympics on way

CLOVIS — Registration for the Clovis/Curry County 50-Plus Olympics will be held March 13-17 at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Registration will go 1 p.m.-4 p.m. March 13, noon-2 p.m. March 14, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. March 16 and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. March 17....

Lovington hands Portales girls first district loss

LOVINGTON — The Portales Lady Rams couldn’t quite finish out a perfect District 4-4A regular season. PHS suffered a slow first quarter on Friday night and dropped a 40-36 decision to Lovington, snapping its 11-game winning streak dating to the...

ENMU's Rotich repeats as LSC 3,000 champ

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS LUBBOCK — Mercy Rotich went the distance both days of her final Lone Star Conference indoor meet, claiming a pair of golds during the LSC championships held at Texas Tech. The Eastern New Mexico University senior repeated...

Washington major force in shaping country

I spent six hours last week with the first president of our great nation. Or at least the History Channel’s retelling of George Washington’s story. Most of us grew up in a classroom with a...

Fear, creativity and selecting jeans ahead on show

Information on what neuroscience tells us about fear and creativity, and selecting the perfect pair of jeans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

School menus - Feb. 23

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage and cheese bagel. Lunch — Oven roasted drumstick, mashed potatoes, gravy, garden salad, ranch, chilled applesauce, fresh veggies. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — BBQ porky rib on a...

On the shelves - Feb. 23

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Highfire” by Eoin Colfer: In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs — now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his...

Senior calendar - Feb. 23

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

Media, lawyers being unfair to Catholics

The accusations of pedophilia in the Catholic church have never faded from the public eye. And while there are moments when other cataclysmic events push the tragedies a little further back from our immediate view, the fact that children were...

Buttigieg missing mark on immigration

Pete Buttigieg, one of the surviving Democratic presidential candidates, goes from up to down to sideways in his pursuit of the elusive 2020 nomination. The former South Bend mayor was up in Iowa and New Hampshire but is struggling in South...

'Red-flag' bill violates due process

While the recently passed “red-flag” gun bill is an obvious violation of Second Amendment rights, its greatest danger is in its flagrant disregard for due process. The phrase “right to due process” embodies society’s basic notion of legal...

Trump still winning Dem debates

I never thought I’d feel sorry for a billionaire — a $60 billion billionaire. But watching Mike Bloomberg getting beat up in the Democrat debate in Vegas on Wednesday night was almost tragic. It was like watching an old boxer who gets clocked...

Bloomberg makes for worrisome opponent

Mike Bloomberg is cool, correct and effective, and all the more worrisome for it. If November were to come down to a Trump-Bloomberg race — despite the former New York City mayor’s woeful debating skills — Americans would get the choice of...

Scouts need to do right by group's ideals

The declaration landed with a thud. The 110-year-old Irving, Texas-based institution we know as the Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy last week in what is a messy fight over sexual abuse claims going back decades. The details here are...

Funeral services (Updated Feb. 23)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Feb. 24 • Eugenio Cabeseula — 2 p.m. (CST) at First Assembly of God, Morton • Stan Nelson — 10 a.m. at The Bistro, Faith Christian Family Church, Clovis... Full story

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