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Jail Logs - June 17

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Curry to talk alcohol sales

CLOVIS — Curry County is on the cusp of letting its voters decide if it wants the county to remain dry or to have alcohol sales. A resolution is up for debate during Monday’s special county commission meeting. The 1:30 p.m. meeting includes...

Man facing trial found dead in cell

PORTALES — A man facing a homicide trial next year was found dead in his cell at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Friday afternoon. County officials said they believe Manuel Silva committed suicide. Silva, 23, was found unresponsive in...

Jail log - June 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Mathew Martinez, 23, driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to display registration plate • Garen Fragua, 28, resisting, evading or obstructing an...

Public record - June 16

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Eric Brandon Apodaca, 25, and Heather Marie Graves, 19, both of Clovis • Miguel Angel Torres Reyes III, 27, and Megan Diane Martinez, 35, both...

Truck driver to be cited in crash

MULESHOE - Maria Ruvalcabo said "it sounded like an explosion." When a cattle truck collided with a Muleshoe school bus on Tuesday, Ruvalcabo said the impact made a large cloud of dust. When it...

Counties conference to bring traffic, income

CLOVIS — Most residents of Clovis, assuming they go on with their daily routine, are not going to notice the city is hosting the annual New Mexico Association of Counties Conference this week. It might, however, be a different story if they...

Late replacement takes soap box derby

CLOVIS - On one of the quickest days in Clovis Soap Box Derby history, John Bamforth was the quickest. Bamforth, a late replacement who had never operated a soap box car before this week, defied the...

Heritage Days heats up

PORTALES - It was a hot one but the crowds in Portales found plenty to keep it cool Saturday with candy, cars, country music and plenty more during the city's 35th annual Heritage Days celebration....

Streets to be closed for three weeks

CLOVIS — Installation of a reuse water main will require the closure of roads at the intersection of 21st and Thornton streets for three weeks, according to a release from the city of Clovis. Work will begin Monday on the water main installation,...

Bagwell LSC's best, brightest

PORTALES - In regards to his name, Clayton native Ezra Bagwell is the fourth of his kind. He was named after his father, who was named after his father, who was named after the first Ezra in the...

What's Happening: June 16

• Clovis High’s football program will hold its “Beast From the East” camp for grades 1-8 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. Registration, which is available prior to the Tuesday session, is $50 per camper...

Roswell's new trademark has intergalactic appeal

The city of Roswell has a new trademark. You guessed it, the new logo cashes in on its ties to all things alien. The mark is a dayglo green letter “R” with a spaceship casting a beam down into...

Our people: World traveler

My name is Shawna Boydstun. My dad was in the Air Force and I have lived all over the world in places such as: Guam, Arizona, Italy, Japan and Germany. I have been in New Mexico since 2005 - right...

Senior calendar - June 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. installation, 5:30 p.m. Mexican pile-up, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m....

Anniversary - June 16

Foreman Charles and Elaine Foreman of Clovis will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Wednesday. The couple was married June 19, 1964, in Carlsbad in a small ceremony with their parents, Kenneth and Ona B. Foreman and Eldon and Marguerite...

On the shelves - June 16

The following books are now available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Homes” by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah delivers an intimate view of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy who struggles to play, pray, and survive as...

Honors - June 16

Jacobo/Urioste Portales High graduates Daire Jacobo and Vanessa Urioste were two of seven high school graduates in the state to receive 2019-20 scholarships from First Financial Credit Union. The scholarships are $1,500 annually, or $750 per...

Sewing in circles, peanuts ahead on show

Information on sewing in circles, the power of peanuts, and turning quilt blocks into wall art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

Severe weather part of military life

TIJERAS — Last month, my husband and I drove from New Mexico to Louisiana. We left our house in a freak snowstorm — crazy weather for mid-May — and drove through every kind of weather known to humankind over the next few days. On a weather...

Hatch Act remains spiritual path for our public officials

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel last week recommended President Trump fire an aide for “persistent, notorious and deliberate Hatch Act violations.” Trump said no, he would not fire Kellyanne...

Biden's assumptions on right too rosy

Joe Biden says and does a lot of smart things. It’s part of the reason he got himself elected to the Senate, and it’s part of the reason Barack Obama decided, “This guy’s going to be my running mate.” Joe Biden says a lot of other things...

Climate talk should be more cautious, less apocalyptic

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same. Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn’t mean it is any more ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it. If President Donald Trump...

Week should have been celebration, not partisan bickering

I traveled recently to central Illinois to speak at a memorial service at Eureka College, my dad’s alma mater, on the 15th anniversary of his death. As I flew halfway across the country and talked to many of the good people in the heart of...

Funeral services (Updated June 17)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries June 17 • Richard "Rick" Lee Hagelganz, 54, 11 a.m., Temple Baptist Church, Tucumcari • Ronald "Ronny A. Hayes, 73, 10 a.m., The Chapel at Muffley Funeral...

Historic Pages - June 16

60 years ago: Neckerchief slides were available Click Here to...

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