April 17, 2024 Edition





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  • Jail Log - April 17

    Apr 17, 2024

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  • Pages past, April 17: Three-bean salad blamed for two fatals

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    On this date ... 1951: A Hereford family was asking Clovis-area residents to be on the lookout for their cocker spaniel named Blondie, last seen headed in the direction of home from Fort Sumner. Blondie and her family were visiting Fort Sumner when the dog “decided she didn’t like it” and started east, the Clovis News-Journal reported. 1956: Law officers were on the lookout for 15 prized bantam chickens stolen from a locked chicken house at 1312 E. 10th in Clovis. The...

  • Bar changes to 4 day per week operation

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    Kelley’s Bar and Grill has changed to a four-day-per-week operation, according to a post on its social media account. New hours listed by the business at 2208 N. Prince St. are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays, and 4 p.m. to close on Fridays and Saturdays. The post read the business is closed Sunday, Monday and... Full story

  • Stanton Optical location planned

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    Stanton Optical will be opening a location in Clovis soon on the west side of the 1600 block of North Prince Street. Angela Cobb, Lubbock brand manager with Stanton Optical, said the corporation plans on opening the Clovis location between June and July this year. Stanton Optical specializes in eyeglasses, contacts and eye exams. “We have free eye exams with eyeglass purchase and we pride ourselves on meeting everyone’s budgets so everyone can have glasses,” Cobb said. The corporation, based out of Dallas, has over...

  • Applications open for food producers

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association has opened its annual applications for the New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program for farmers, ranchers, food hubs, and distributors across the state. According to a news release from the NMFMA, the Approved Supplier Program is a food quality assurance program that supports New Mexico Grown, a values-based local food purchasing program that provides “fresh, locally produced” food for New Mexico school-age children, older adults, and families. Approved vendors will be...

  • Wheels, tires stolen from three trucks at dealership

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    A thief stole 10 wheels and tires from three trucks at the Bender Chevrolet GMC dealer early Saturday. Brad Bender said a man who “knew what he was doing” left two wheels because “he didn’t have room in the bed of his truck.” The man captured on security video parked in a dark area and had removed the tags from his vehicle, Bender said. “Just a single guy,” said Bender, who is also a Curry County commissioner. “He spent two hours walking back and forth … when a car pulled in (to the car lot) he would crawl...

  • CCC president may be chosen at Thursday special meeting

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    A new president for Clovis Community College may be chosen at a special meeting of the college’s trustees on Thursday. According to an advance agenda distributed Friday, the board will meet in executive session as part of the meeting. Afterward the board is slated to attend to the agenda item listed as “Action, if any, regarding presidential selection and employment offer.” “You can read what the agenda says. That’s all I can divulge at this time,” Board Chair Lora Harlan said Monday. Five finalists were...

  • Roosevelt officials approve services agreement with city

    Landry Sena, The Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    Roosevelt County commissioners in a special meeting Monday agreed to a proposed intergovernmental services agreement with the city of Portales. Terms of the agreement have been debated for more than a year, with the entities exchanging proposals back and forth. The latest proposals – submitted to the county from the city last week -- will now go back to Portales City Council for final consideration. Interim City Manager T.J. Cathey said he expects city officials will approve the deal when the Council meets next week....

  • 'Laser Spectacular' and 'Red Dirt Country' visit Clovis

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    The annual Clovis Music Festival kicks off a three-night run Thursday with a “Spectacular” show. That’s what it’s called: the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular. “Pink Floyd music is off the charts. Nobody has ever duplicated them. The show name is probably exactly what it’s going to be -- spectacular,” said Robyn Snowberger, chair of the festival’s executive board. Snowberger said all three nights feature acts for the entire family. The Laser Spectacular begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Micky and The Motorcars open for...

  • Fire destroys peanut plant

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    The fire that destroyed the Portales Hampton Farms peanut processing plant on Monday was initially reported as “a fire outside of the building that is not large at this time.” Minutes later, with sustained winds near 40 mph and gusts near 60 mph, Portales firefighters found “fire in several different areas of the commercial structure and outside the building,” according to a Portales Fire Department news release. It took five hours, 27 fire trucks and 34 firefighters... Full story

  • Three juveniles robbed at gunpoint

    The Staff of The News | Apr 17, 2024

    Three juveniles were robbed at gunpoint and shot at on Saturday afternoon outside Clovis, Curry County Sheriff Michael Brockett said. No injuries were reported. One teenager is in custody and law officers on Tuesday were looking for a second teen suspect. Police were notified of the incident about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A farmer near the intersection of Curry Road O and NM State Road 245 was approached by three juveniles who said they’d been robbed, Brockett said. The victims, two from Clovis and one from Portales, had been... Full story

  • Funeral services (Updated April 17)

    Apr 17, 2024

    Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Teddy Blair III, 34, died April 11. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Salvador Chavarria, 34, died April 14. Information: Steed-Todd Funeral Home • Teresa Jaramillo, 79, died April 11. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Norman Nesser, 92, died April 16. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Tom Reid, 78, died April 15. Information: Ellis Funeral Home • Michael Ulibarri, 63, died April 12. Information: Muffley Funeral Home ... Full story

  • Apr 16, 2024

  • Hounds earn three D-II provisional marks in John Jacobs Invitational

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    NORMAN, Okla. – Sophomore Kennedy Ulmer and the women’s 400 relay team earned NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks over the weekend in the University of Oklahoma’s John Jacobs Invitational track meet. Ulmer went 145 feet, 4 inches on her final throw in javelin, good for sixth place and improving her Lone Star Conference-best distance in the event. “It was very exciting for me (to have) the opportunity to compete against D-I (athletes) and see how far (I’ve progressed),” Ulmer said. “The facility was...

  • Buffs turn back Grady in District 3-1A opener

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    GRADY – Junior Cy Draper hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and Melrose handed Grady its first loss of the season on Monday, a 6-3 decision in the District 3-1A opener for both teams. Draper’s home gave the Buffaloes (5-3) a 6-1 cushion, and they withstood a rally by Grady in the bottom half. The Bronchos (7-1) came into the game ranked No. 1 in Class 1A after their fast start. Senior Michael Cardonita went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored for Melrose. Draper drove in a fourth run with a...

  • Hounds take first LSC series win

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Jonathan Baileys hadn’t had a lot of opportunity to play for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team before this weekend. Suffice it to say, he pretty much made the most of his opportunity. The junior designated hitter from Tipp City, Ohio went 7-for-17 with a triple, three home runs, nine runs scored and nine runs batted in against Oklahoma Christian, capped by a 3-for-5 day with a pair of early two-run homers and five RBIs in Sunday’s 13-5 triumph. That gave the Greyhounds three victories in...

  • Cats share 7th after first round in RISD tourney

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    ROSWELL – Clovis High’s boys were in a tie for seventh place with Roswell High after Monday’s opening round of the two-day RISD Invitational golf tournament. Playing the par-71 Spring River Golf Course, the Wildcats and Coyotes posted four-man team scores of 355. Roswell Goddard had a four-man tally of 325 and led the 10-team field by one shot over Silver and by two over Artesia. The final 18 holes were to be played on Tuesday at the New Mexico Military golf course. Clovis had just three players available in girls...

  • Rams notch 10-5 victory over Eunice

    the Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    EUNICE – Senior Noah Swift went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in three runs on Monday as Portales High’s baseball team registered a 10-5 victory over Eunice. With a Friday District 4-4A doubleheader against Artesia at Ram Field moved up to Tuesday, Rams coach Arturo Ontiveros decided to turn Monday’s tilt into a “bullpen by committee” game. Seven pitchers worked one inning each, with senior Dylan Saunders starting and followed by seniors Edel Legarda, Devin Diaz, Peyton Williams, Swift and Zane Mayberry and...

  • ENMU blanks Eagles 8-0, notches series victory

    Dave Wagner, The Staff of The News | Apr 16, 2024

    In one inning on Sunday, Eastern New Mexico University's softball team nearly scored as many runs as were tallied combined during the rest of the weekend series. Senior designated player Taighen Whitzel capped an eight-run second with a grand slam, and the Greyhounds went on to blank Oklahoma Christian 8-0 and take the Lone Star Conference series at Greyhound Softball Field – their first series win all time against the Eagles. Saturday's doubleheader was a split, with each...

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