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Jail Logs - June 17

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Texas governor announces plans for wall

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced plans to build a wall along the state’s border with Mexico. The governor’s proposal comes after President Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office ending border wall... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story

Events calendar - June 20

Today  • Father’s Day    Monday  • Monday children’s movie — Two showings, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. “Peter Rabbit” (2018; PG; 1 hour, 35 minutes). Seating first... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story

Meetings calendar - June 20

Monday  • Curry County DWI Task Force special meeting — 4 p.m., via Zoom. Public is welcome. Agenda available at Information or access to participate: Email... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story


Pages past, June 20: Food poisoning sends 94 to hospital

On this date ... 1951: A Clovis woman had pleaded guilty to selling intoxicating liquor without a license. Clovis police “staged a surprise raid” at the home of Ethel Jones,... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story

Jail log - June 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Donny Hatchett, 40, trespass • Amber Crisp, 30, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, shoplifting, concealing identity, resisting, evading or... — Updated 6/19/2021

Juneteenth gains national recognition

In the mid-1970s, Charles E. Becknell, then in grade school, attended one of the first official Juneteenth celebrations in New Mexico. At the time, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery was an obscure one to many people... — Updated 6/19/2021

Commission discusses future of Clovis' city charter

CLOVIS — The Clovis city charter is somewhat of a nebulous area in New Mexico law. Its term limits for city commissioners are unenforceable because of state standards, but its recall procedures remain in place despite different... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story

Local officials question PED's social studies standards

A local superintendent and a group of state legislators are questioning the Public Education Department's effort to update social studies standards at New Mexico’s K-12 schools. Reps. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis and Martin Zamora,... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story

Texas governor signs permitless carry bill

Texans will soon be able to carry a handgun without a license after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill allowing for the permitless carry of firearms. The new law, which goes into effect Sept. 1, allows those who are 21 and older and... — Updated 6/19/2021 Full story

On the shelves - June 20

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 575-769-7840 to... — Updated 6/19/2021


Crystal floral jewelry ahead on show

Information on making beautiful crystal floral jewelry, double dry embossing and making “green” decor will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday... — Updated 6/19/2021


To jobseekers: Get out there and take a chance

Social skills in the age of social media are in short supply. This past week I helped host a job fair and conducted a couple of job interviews for student-hires at our Chamber of... — Updated 6/19/2021


Trippin' Again: Stories in stone at Three Rivers

Editor's note: As we begin to see COVID-19 in our rear-view mirrors, travelers are cautiously returning to the roads. This series offers destination options for eastern New... — Updated 6/19/2021

Senior calendar - June 20

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Cheeseburger, tater tots, baked beans, ice cream Tuesday: Pork roast w/gravy, sweet... — Updated 6/19/2021


Funeral services (Updated June 20)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Attendance at funerals is significantly limited because of social distancing parameters related to the coronavirus. Until further notice,... — Updated 6/20/2021 Full story


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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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Big innings prove costly to Lady Rams

PORTALES - Two big innings did in Portales High in the opener of the Lady Rams' District 4-4A and season-ending softball doubleheader on Tuesday. In the second game, PHS was able... — Updated 6/19/2021

Maldonado going for rare triple in 5A state track

HOBBS — With the track season finally nearing an end, Clovis High senior Jerrick Maldonado is trying to ratchet up his performance. Maldonado has been building for a run at a rare triple — the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200 ... — Updated 6/19/2021

Wolverines seeking another title

PECOS — After a year of waiting due to coronavirus, Texico’s baseball team is ready to resume its hunt of another state championship. Texico expected to be the top seed in the eight-team Class 2A event, which begins Tuesday... — Updated 6/19/2021


Cats drop finale to Coyotes

CLOVIS - When you're scuffling anyway, you just can't afford to extend opponents' innings. Clovis High did that several times on Friday, and it resulted in some crooked numbers... — Updated 6/19/2021

Clovis names first wrestling coach

CLOVIS — Clovis High will join every other school in Class 5A next year when it adds a boys and girls wrestling program to its sports menu. Erik Zottnick was recently hired by the school to coach the program. It will be his... — Updated 6/19/2021


Lady Buffs second in 1A

ALBUQUERQUE - Clovis Christian's track squads had a solid day overall in Thursday's Class 1A state meet at the University of New Mexico track facility. The Eagles and Lady Eagles... — Updated 6/19/2021

Eagles, Texico looking for titles

CLOVIS — Clovis Christian boys golf coach Trent McKay and Texico girls coach Kristen Scanlan are hopeful their teams can win state Class 1-3A golf tournament championships on Monday at Albuquerque’s Los Altos Golf Course, but... — Updated 6/19/2021


Weir hopes to set standards

PORTALES - Should he be selected as the next athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University, Paul Weir has three standards he wants to apply to every decision. Will it improve... — Updated 6/19/2021

Local scoreboard - June 20

BASEBALL Prep linescores Tuesday District 4-5A First game Hobbs 9, Clovis 0 Clovis 000 000 0 — 0 2 1 Hobbs 203 112 x — 9 8 0 Will Jordan, Manuel Gutierrez (3), Zack Wheeler (5) and Joseph Albert; J.D. Parada; J.D. Parada,... — Updated 6/19/2021

Opinion: Public speaking learned skill, takes practice

There’s a great scene in the movie “Bull Durham” where “Crash” Davis, the veteran catcher, teaches hotshot pitching prospect “Nuke” LaLoosh how to talk to the media: “We’ve got to play ‘em one game at a... — Updated 6/19/2021


Opinion: Republican policies breed ignorance

The morning bell rang at Republican High (“Home of the Fightin’ Pachyderms”) as students shuffled in. Gretchen Niedermeyer dry swallowed a couple of pre-emptive aspirins and... — Updated 6/19/2021


Opinion: Dem attacks on Manchin packed with party irony

I find it interesting that Democrats are ganging up on Joe Manchin. It’s not exactly surprising, since the West Virginia senator hasn’t been a team player for a while, despite... — Updated 6/19/2021


Opinion: Putin gave US thrashing at 'summit'

I think I can still hear them partying in the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin and his inner circle are toasting each other with shots of vodka and loud singing. I can’t understand... — Updated 6/19/2021


Opinion: No excuse not to pursue defenses

Joe Biden isn’t known for his austerity, except when it comes to the nation’s defense. As part of his welcome emphasis on competition with China, the president cajoled... — Updated 6/19/2021

Opinion: Transparency also good for businesses

Thirty-odd years ago, a champion of government transparency was lectured by a legislator who insisted that no one really cared what the government did behind closed doors, other than a special-interest group known as the press.... — Updated 6/19/2021

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