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Jail Log - March 24

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 3/24/2023

House superintendent on paid leave

House Schools Superintendent Bonnie Lightfoot was placed on paid administrative leave March 14 by the House Municipal School Board. Parents said the move was in response to the... — Updated 3/21/2023

Pages past, March 22: Clovis' Wayne Hallmark named to all-American football team

On this date ... 1951: John Smallwood of Haileyville, Okla., had been selected “the most eligible bachelor” on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. The Kappa Delta... — Updated 3/21/2023

Governor announces wellness check plan

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced a sweeping plan to conduct in-person wellness checks on the thousands of adults who receive care as part of the Developmental Disability Waiver program in New Mexico.... — Updated 3/21/2023

Curry County commissioners to meet for work session on new livestock pavilion

The Curry County Commission will meet Friday morning for a project planning workshop regarding the Multi-Purpose Livestock Pavilion planned for the Curry County Fairgrounds. According to a news release from county administrators,... — Updated 3/21/2023

Area ranchers invited to NMSU workshop

Curry and Roosevelt county residents are among those invited to New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service’s Southeast Rancher’s Workshop Tuesday at the Eddy County Fairgrounds in Artesia. According to a... — Updated 3/21/2023

Illegible license plate leads to felony arrest

A man with a warrant out of Texas is now in the Roosevelt County Detention Center after a routine traffic stop Friday. Court records show Christopher Vega, 37, was originally pulled over by a Portales Police Officer Galen Dorning... — Updated 3/21/2023

Golf course clubhouse roof on Clovis' agenda

Clovis City Commission will decide whether or not to replace the roof of the Colonial Park Golf Course Clubhouse roof at their regular session Thursday. According to agenda notes from the city the roof was damaged in a hail storm... — Updated 3/21/2023

Maypole queen's mom wanted her to be part of it

Maypole, a longstanding tradition at Portales High School, started all the way back in 1929. This year's queen, Amanda Martinez, is the first queen to her family's knowledge with... — Updated 3/21/2023

Winds, rain factors in wildfire season

Wildfire season in eastern New Mexico isn't so much about a time span as it is about conditions. "It's before greenup," National Weather Service Meteorologist Annette Mokry said.... — Updated 3/21/2023

Funeral services (Updated March 24)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Raymond Drafts, 88, died March 15. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • George Eaton, 87, died March 23: Information: Steed-Todd Funeral... — Updated 3/24/2023


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Faith: Praising the day of ultimate victory in Christ

“This is the day that the Lord has made / We will rejoice and be glad in it.” If you find your brain putting the tune to those lyrics in your head, you probably learned it in... — Updated 3/21/2023

Homegrown singer back for jamboree

Roosevelt County's homegrown country music singer/songwriter Will Banister has his eyes set on a big goal: one day appearing on the stage of the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, Tenn.... — Updated 3/21/2023

Opinion: Biden administration destroying banking

Banking must have been next on the to-do list of the things the Biden administration is planning to destroy. In two years, President Biden and the wrecking crew of crazies,... — Updated 3/21/2023

Opinion: Carlson, Fox News dangerous fakes

What is going on with Tucker Carlson? In private messages unearthed by lawsuits against Fox News, the fiery host was a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump, even as he... — Updated 3/21/2023

Opinion: Transparency is key corruption deterrent in our governments

Public officials and employees love transparency in the abstract. In reality: not so much. Transparency in government is a crowd-pleasing election promise that gets set aside in practice. It happens in part because openness takes... — Updated 3/21/2023

Rambelles take series with 4-1 victory

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Angelo State made the most of five hits on Saturday and the Rambelles defeated Eastern New Mexico University 4-1 to take their Lone Star Conference softball series. ENMU (17-16, 9-12 LSC) had ended a 15-game... — Updated 3/21/2023

ENMU tracksters set three records

CANYON, Texas – Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University track team established school records in Saturday’s outdoor season-opening WT Spring Break Open, hosted by West Texas A&M. Senior Tamia Smith extended her... — Updated 3/21/2023

Cats collect two walkoff victories over Mayfield

CLOVIS – Clovis High's baseball team picked an opportune time in each game to take its only leads – at the very end. The Wildcats erased deficits of three runs in the opener... — Updated 3/21/2023

Elida rallies late to earn pair of wins

SANTA ROSA – Elida rallied late, erasing a five-run deficit over the final two innings on Monday to beat Questa 7-5 and complete the sweep of a neutral-field doubleheader. Trailing 5-0, the Tigers (3-0) scored three in the... — Updated 3/21/2023

Hounds pull out series win against Aggies

PORTALES – It took quite an effort, but the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team kept itself squarely in the hunt for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth on Saturday.... — Updated 3/21/2023

Local scoreboard - March 22

BASEBALL Prep tournament Cardinal Classic At Eunice Thursday’s quarterfinals Hobbs JV 9, Gateway Christian 0 Texico 10, El Paso Da Vinci 7 Kermit 1, Hatch Valley 0 Eunice 11, Jal 1 Friday’s semifinals Consolation bracket... — Updated 3/21/2023

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