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Deceased person pulled from Clovis structure fire

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is investigating a Sunday structure fire with one deceased person pulled from the residence. The deceased was sent to The Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy. The deceased’s... Full story

Jail Logs - July 15

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Ronny Cox: Fugitive from junior high justice

Editor's note: Actor Ronny Cox, who graduated high school and college in Portales, is working on a book. Here's a chapter about growing up in New Mexico. I've read a lot of autobiographies by actors... Full story

Jail log - July 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Joey Petty, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, criminal damage to property, open container, speeding • Brandon Brooks,...

Public record - July 14

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Marissa Christina Cruz, 29, of Clovis, and Lorna Reyes, 27, of Amarillo • Quran Tikal Wiggins, 26, and Amanda Nicole Hernandez, 29, both of... Full story

In tribute: Virginia Delores Blackburn 'never set idle'

MELROSE — Last month the Melrose community said goodbye to one of its longtime residents, a “Great Generation” exemplar, a “good neighbor and happy person” and the oldest member of its Baptist church — both in age and in years of...

Continuance granted in embezzlement case

CLOVIS — Curry County's former senior meals director, charged in February with embezzling thousands from the program, was scheduled this week for a trial in September. The matter was set to go to trial later this month, but a continuance was...

Portales takes steps to bump salaries

PORTALES - Members of the Portales City Council took the first steps to increasing the salaries for their positions. But they'll have to win another term to reap any benefit. Councilors, by a 6-0...

New commander to take helm at base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - A new commander for Cannon Air Force Base's 27th Special Operations Wing will take the helm this week. Col. Robert A. Masaitis , previously stationed at CAFB as its...

Officials weigh in on potential NDAA veto

CLOVIS — President Trump has produced a laundry list of justifications in his threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, including border wall funding. New Mexico’s congressional delegation has chosen to focus in on one particular... Full story

Softball tournament gets started

CLOVIS — Some Little League All-Star teams don’t even score 19 runs in an entire tournament. Friday night, Roosevelt County’s Junior League District 3 team scored 19 in one-half inning. Yup,...

ENMU eyeing women's golf

PORTALES — Anyone expecting Eastern New Mexico’s athletic teams to bolt the Lone Star Conference and return to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics should not hold their collective breaths. ENMU president Jeff Elwell said...

ENMU places 131 on LSC honor roll

RICHARDSON, Texas — In the classroom, Eastern New Mexico University athletes have been some of the best in the Lone Star Conference, with six consecutive semesters of placing among the top three in LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll selections....

What's Happening - July 14

• Eastern New Mexico University is now selling 2019-20 memberships for the Greyhound Club, with club membership required to buy season tickets for football, volleyball and basketball. Memberships start at $100 with different benefits for donation...

Our people: For the children

My name is Annalyn Cooper. I have been married for 11 years to my husband, Paul Cooper. We have three children: Angelo, 10; Leon, 8; and Ryu, 7. I moved to the United States from the Philippines in...

Cooking with wonton wrappers ahead on show

Information on the power of GET statements and how to cook with wonton wrappers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Based on...

Have you thought about what your pet is thinking?

Did you ever stop to consider what is going on in your pet’s brain? I found myself contemplating just that one morning recently. I was seated in a rocker at one end of the patio while my little dog...

On the shelves - July 14

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Code of Valor” by Lynette Eason finds Detective Brady St. John vacationing at a friend's cabin when he hears a scream and rescues a woman from her would-be killer....

Senior calendar - July 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing, 3 p.m. ice cream social, no daily activites Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. business meeting, 6 p.m. social night...

Club notes - July 14

Curry County and Area Republican Women Curry County and Area Republican Women met Tuesday at K-Bob's Steakhouse, with Vice-President Debbie Eliason presiding. Gladys Birdsong lead the invocation and Debbie Spriggs led the Pledge of Alliance. There...

DOD has responsibility to clean up after itself

Last year, the U.S. Air Force confirmed that firefighting foam containing toxic PFAS chemicals used around Cannon and Holloman Air Force Bases in New Mexico had contaminated nearby groundwater supplies. The contamination at Cannon affects several...

Support women's sports with wallet

A little more than a year ago, I decided to look up the streaming package for the Women’s National Basketball Association. I had already planned to purchase NBA League Pass later in the year, and thought there might be a group discount. I knew...

If it's politics, it's complicated (and misleading)

Politics is complicated. And politicians are champions at confusing voters and taxpayers even more than necessary in efforts to sway support. Take, for example, President Trump’s recent threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act. New...

Another viewpoint: Sweet deal unlikely for Epstein this time around

Did R. Alexander Acosta mishandle the case a decade ago of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy and politically connected financier who was accused of sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of underage girls at his pink waterfront mansion in Palm Beach,...

Biden far from 'Middle-Class Joe'

The American middle class just got a lot richer. Joe Biden, who invariably and tiresomely refers to himself as “Middle-Class Joe,” made $15 million the first two years after the end of the Obama administration. This hardly qualifies as a...

Funeral services (Updated July 15)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries July 17 • Johnny Ferris, 70, 4 p.m. (CDT) at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, Muleshoe • Nery Madrid, 69, 10 a.m., St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Tucumcari July... Full story

Historic Pages - July 10

July 10, 1959 60 years ago ... The Clovis zoo had a new resident, and Roosevelt County residents were looking to their water future. Click Here to...

Historic Pages - July 14

July 14, 1959 60 years ago: Switchblades were against the lawClick Here to...

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