Jail Log - December 8

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 12/9/2023

Remembering Pearl Harbor and NM's role in the war

Imposing headlines blazed across the top of the Dec. 8, 1941, Albuquerque Journal and other state newspapers, reporting the devastating Japanese attack the day before on the United States Naval Base at Pearl arbor in Hawaii.... — Updated 12/9/2023

Meetings calendar - Dec. 10

Monday *Portales Municipal Schools board - 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday *Clovis Civil Aviation Board special meeting — 5:30 p.m., North... — Updated 12/9/2023

Events calendar - Dec. 10

Today *Holiday Bazaar – 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Hydration Station, 523 W. University Drive, Portales. Vendors and food trucks. Information: 575-749-2024 *Annual Causey community holiday dinner – 1 p.m., Causey Community Center,... — Updated 12/9/2023

Pages past, Dec. 10: Portales offers 'student discount night'

On this date … 1940: Two Kansas women were killed and two more seriously injured when their car crashed into the rear of a parked tractor-trailer rig near Kenna. The truck’s... — Updated 12/9/2023

Pet of the week - Dec. 10

Bonnie is known for big smiles and constant requests for belly rubs, said Clovis owner Kelli Petner. The 7-year-old husky/lab mix spends most of her days assisting the elderly,... — Updated 12/9/2023

Paw prints: Local organization advocates for service, therapy dogs

Since she was 8, Lisa Kia has often had a dog attached to her hip. Through her father's guidance, she trained them to not only be her best friend but to also help others. Years... — Updated 12/9/2023

Jail log - Dec. 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis • Earl Large, 31, driving while license suspended or revoked • Trevor Barlean, 45, probation violation • Brittany Barrows, 32, criminal trespass,... — Updated 12/9/2023

Fire department officials express concern over decreased funding

The Roosevelt County Commission has drafted an agreement that will decrease annual funding for rural fire departments by $2,000. Representatives from those departments were at Tuesday’s Commission meeting to express their... — Updated 12/9/2023

Roosevelt awarded grant for fairgrounds

Roosevelt County was awarded a $1 million grant to further enhance the county fairgrounds, according to a county news release. The 2023 Regional Recreation Centers/Quality of Life grant will be used to add additional covered... — Updated 12/9/2023

Senior calendar - Dec. 10

Curry Residents Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St. Clovis Monday: Crispy Beef Tacos, Pinto Beans, Calabacitas, & Jell-O w/Pears. Tuesday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Prince William Veggies, Roll, & Diced Peaches.... — Updated 12/9/2023

School menus - Dec. 10

Clovis Monday: Breakfast: Bagel & Strawberry Cream Cheese. Lunch: Baked Pork Chop, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Fresh Orange, & Whole Wheat Roll or (grades 6-12) Pizza or Stuffwich & Fries or Chef Salad. Tuesday: Breakfast:... — Updated 12/9/2023

On the shelves - Dec. 10

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 cloviscarverpl.booksys.net/opac/ccpl or call... — Updated 12/9/2023

We're not too technologically advanced for the basics

Technology has changed the world right down to the very part of that world I live in myself. It doesn’t take long to gather a long list of things we would have never dreamed of... — Updated 12/9/2023

Our people: Foster grandparent always 'felt useful'

Cleo Duran turns 89 next month. The News caught up with her Wednesday at her apartment after she attended church and had been to the grocery store. Q: So you weren't born in... — Updated 12/9/2023

Funeral services (Updated Dec. 8)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Fidel Duran, 80, died Dec. 2. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Wilma Fulgham, 92, died Dec. 5. Information: Muffley Funeral Home ... — Updated 12/9/2023 Full story


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'A Christmas Carol' returns to Clovis stage

Putting on a play in an older structure that was once a movie theater (hence, no back stage or dressing rooms) might be enough to make even the most experienced director exclaim,... — Updated 12/9/2023

Opinion: Getting harder to stay well-informed

Could it be that today’s “Deep State” conspiracy theories got their start with 1947’s Roswell Incident? One could say you can draw a straight line from the UFO conspiracy theories that grew from that mystery to today’s... — Updated 12/9/2023

Opinion: Make nuclear decisions based on science

The risk of talking to people who are much more knowledgeable on a particular topic is that it may require a reevaluation of long-held beliefs. James Conca accurately describes himself as one of the 10 experts in the world on... — Updated 12/9/2023

Opinion: Pope alienating those supposedly in his embrace

On March 13, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected by the College of Cardinals to succeed Jozef Ratzinger as pope. Pope Francis was the third non-Italian, after... — Updated 12/9/2023

Opinion: NATO won't back US in Ukraine

The Washington Post has published a massive two-part epic on the war in Ukraine and what happened there. It took that much paper and ink to inform the public that Ukraine blames... — Updated 12/9/2023

Opinion: Liberty needs constant maintenance

It would be nice if you could set liberty in motion and forget about it. Unfortunately, like a clock, you will at least have to keep winding it or replacing the battery. Or, if it... — Updated 12/9/2023

Publisher's journal: We need more cops Like Sheriff Reeves

He called me about 5 a.m. that Sunday when Walmart burned. He was awake and working, I needed to be awake and working, too, he said. I wish all cops were like Mike Reeves. I've... — Updated 12/9/2023

FRIDAY PREPS: Mustangs notch first win of season

WHITHARRAL, Texas – Seeking their first victory of the season, Bovina’s boys grabbed an early lead over unbeaten Eula (Texas) on Thursday in the Whitharral Invitational, only to go down to the Pirates in the second half. A... — Updated 12/9/2023

THURSDAY PREPS: CCS drops tight games at Carrizozo

CARRIZOZO – Clovis Christian’s girls saw their early-season winning streak come to an end on Thursday night with a 38-36 loss to Carrizozo. The Lady Grizzlies (2-4) built a nine-point led with a strong third quarter, then won... — Updated 12/9/2023

TUESDAY PREPS: Wolverines dominate Rattlers 79-37

TEXICO – Texico put five players in double figures and built a 30-point halftime lead on Tuesday en route to a 79-37 boys victory over Tucumcari. Freshman Jett Curtis hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for the... — Updated 12/9/2023

Melrose squads cruise into semifinals

MELROSE – Nothing like starting off your season with a 30-point quarter. Melrose’s boys, playing for the first time after winning the 8-man state football championship nearly a month ago, showed no signs of rust in rolling... — Updated 12/9/2023

Ealy, Hounds pull off win over Patriots

TYLER, Texas – Senior guard/forward Jahcoree Ealy posted his second consecutive 31-point outing Thursday night and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a 67-66 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas-Tyler. Ealy,... — Updated 12/9/2023

FARWELL INVITE: PHS squads win openers at Farwell

FARWELL – Junior Joel Lujan scored four of Portales High's six points in overtime and the Rams handed Littlefield its first loss of the season 67-65 in Thursday's first round of... — Updated 12/9/2023

Big second half sends Lady Cats past Valencia

All it took for Clovis High’s girls to run away from Valencia was a little more pressure. Tied with the Lady Jaguars at halftime, CHS opened the second half with a 16-0 run in just over five minutes and waltzed to a 60-27 win... — Updated 12/9/2023

Gattis 7th grade boys post pair of victories

The Gattis seventh grade boys basketball team opened its season with a pair of wins. The Cubs notched a 54-11 victory over Yucca with Alex Hita scoring 15 points, Braylon Weaver 14 and Zamien Saucedo 13. On Monday, they posted a... — Updated 12/9/2023

PHS boys take opener over Eunice

EUNICE – Things went pretty well for Portales High’s boys in Tuesday’s season opener. Junior forward Paxton Culpepper, sophomore forward Carson Pfaffenberger and junior guard Jase Hightower combined for 44 points and just... — Updated 12/9/2023

Melrose reaches title tilts

MELROSE – Melrose’s basketball teams certainly had no trouble reaching the finals of their own American Bank tournament this weekend. The boys trounced To’Hajiilee 75-20 on Friday and were slated to face Grady, which routed... — Updated 12/9/2023


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