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Jail Logs - Jan. 21

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ENMU to restart men's soccer

SANTA FE - After two years on the sidelines, Eastern New Mexico University is back in the men's soccer world. The school's board of regents on Wednesday heard about optimistic... — Updated 1/22/2022

COVID cases spiking locally, statewide

Case counts for COVID-19 are spiking with the highly transmissible Omicron variant, and it’s difficult to not notice. Statewide, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced efforts to temporarily employ National Guard troops and... — Updated 1/22/2022

Driver in homicide-suicide identified

The driver involved in what police have described as a murder-suicide has been identified as Vanessa Villarreal, 19, of Bovina, according to the acting Parmer County sheriff. Acting Sheriff Eric Geske declined to identify the... — Updated 1/22/2022

Events calendar - Jan. 23

Monday • Stitch Addicts stitch group – 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Tuesday • Bi-annual testing of the hyper-reach mass notification system – noon, via voice... — Updated 1/22/2022

Meetings calendar - Jan. 23

Monday • Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) Task Force – 10 a.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Curry County Commission special meeting – 2 p.m., via... — Updated 1/22/2022

Church event set

BOVINA — St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner fundraiser 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Central time Jan. 30 at the church’s parish hall. The church will accept donations of $12 for adults and... — Updated 1/22/2022

Jail log - Jan. 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Wednesday-Friday): Clovis • Shea Moten, 37, failure to pay fines • Maria DeLeon, 40, fraud by worthless check (12 counts) • David Lacey, 36, battery upon a peace officer,... — Updated 1/22/2022

House fire diplaces pair; no injuries reported

CLOVIS — Fire destroyed a mobile home in Clovis on Tuesday evening, leaving two persons homeless but injuring no one. The Clovis Fire Department received a call just after 7 p.m. Tuesday about the fire in the 500 block of... — Updated 1/22/2022

Pages Past - Jan. 23

On this date ... 1972: The Clovis TG&Y was offering the following on sale: - Presto corn poppers for $5.88. - Pet beds with flea-resistant cushions for $3.99. - 50-count boxes of bullets for 73 cents. - Steel skillets for 77... — Updated 1/22/2022

Senior calendar - Jan. 23

Curry Residents Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th Street 575-762-9405 Meals served with 2% milk, tossed salad w/low-fat dressing Monday: Spaghetti, green beans, garlic bread, cake Tuesday: Tamales, refried beans, corn, fruit... — Updated 1/22/2022

Background paper tips coming on show

Information on drawing Zentangles and creating your own background paper to coordinate with crafting projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday... — Updated 1/22/2022

On the Shelves - Jan. 23

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 or call... — Updated 1/22/2022

Watching from road brings ranching appreciation

I've got new neighbors up the road from me a piece. I've yet to meet them but I'm familiar with their cattle. I usually drive past them at least six times a day. It's not a real... — Updated 1/22/2022

Our People: Always looking to climb

For as long as he can remember, Chris Robertson was a climber. The Clovis native and owner of the Clovis Rock Gym was born and raised in the area, but at 18 left home to pursue a... — Updated 1/22/2022

Funeral services (Updated Jan. 23)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Ariel Acala, 66, Jan. 14. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Billy Joe Black Sr., 84, died Jan. 18. Information: Hansard Family... — Updated 1/23/2022 Full story


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Purple Press 12-12-21

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Home for the Holidays

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Holiday Favorites

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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Graduation 2021

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Women in Business 2021

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Fall Home Improvement 2021

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Best of Portales 2021

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Best of Clovis 2021

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Menu Guide 2021

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Thursday area prep roundup

MELROSE — The Logan Lady Longhorns rallied from a six-point deficit to edge Melrose 35-34 on Thursday night in the District 6-1A opener for both teams. The Lady Buffs were trying to avenge a 33-25 loss to Logan in the... — Updated 1/22/2022

Tuesday area prep roundup

BOVINA — Bovina’s boys had a bit more balance in their attack on Tuesday night, and it was enough to overcome the one-man show of 6-foot-5 senior Jayden Slater in a 68-48 District 3-2A victory over Boys Ranch. Slater poured... — Updated 1/22/2022

Area scoreboard - Jan. 23

Basketball Prep summaries Boys Tuesday Clovis 54, Roswell Goddard 49 Roswell Goddard (8-9) — Damian Aragon 12, Elijah Quiroz 11, Jameel Cannon 4, Noah Reese 12, Rhett Price 6, Jerrick Mendoza 4. Totals 22 4-5 49. Clovis (3-15)... — Updated 1/22/2022

Greyhound depth keys win

PORTALES - Playing a team missing half (eight) of its roster and its coach, mostly due to COVID-19 protocols, it took Eastern New Mexico University's women a while to get a handle... — Updated 1/22/2022

Brownfield tops Muleshoe to stay atop 3-3A

MULESHOE — Senior Devin Hines scored 28 points Friday night and Brownfield remained in a tie for the District 3-3A lead with Dimmitt after a 54-44 victory over Muleshoe. Down 32-24, the Mules (5-11, 1-5) held the Cubs (9-13,... — Updated 1/22/2022

Rockets pull away from Wildcats late

ROSWELL — Wins have been hard to come by this season for Clovis High’s boys. Thursday night, it looked like the Wildcats might pick off Roswell Goddard for the second time in three games. Tied 21-21 at halftime, the Cats... — Updated 1/22/2022

Letter to the editor: Tax repeal good for NM

The governor has endorsed legislation for the repeal of the Social Security tax (SB 48, HB 48 and 49). This would encourage citizens to remain in New Mexico and reduce the drain on fixed incomes. I encourage all readers to... — Updated 1/23/2022 Full story

Wins, losses can always be re-fought

In the Bible, in the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul issues this admonition: "Let us not grow weary in well-doing." Talk about things that are easier said than done. For some... — Updated 1/22/2022

NMSU's secret acts lead to public debacle

Watching Montana State play in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game Jan. 8, I wondered if Waded Cruzado was still the president there. Sure enough, she has been president since 2010, leading the university... — Updated 1/22/2022

COVID actions protecting kids in wrong ways

When it became obvious that the Titanic was not going to survive its tragic collision with the iceberg in the North Atlantic, those in positions of authority started to do the... — Updated 1/22/2022

Youngkin delivers for VA families

Glenn Youngkin promised to be on the side of parents as Virginia governor, and on his first day in office, he delivered. The Republican issued an executive order allowing parents... — Updated 1/21/2022

Science changes, constitutional values don't

Anyone who listened to oral arguments on the vaccine mandates made in the Supreme Court on Jan. 7 had to have come away with the idea that Supreme Court justices got the... — Updated 1/21/2022

Service to state need not depend on your loyalty to governor

The New Mexico Supreme Court is expected to decide, once and for all, whether a 2017 state wildlife agency rule concerning public access to “non-navigable” waters in the state squares with the New Mexico Constitution. A lack... — Updated 1/23/2022

Parade Magazine 1-23-22

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