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Attorney: Teen never saw pedestrian killed last month

CLOVIS -- Police said Monday they’re still investigating an Aug. 29 crash that took the life of a Clovis woman. The attorney representing the 16-year-old driver whose 2000 Ford Ranger hit Martha Castillo as she walked across... — Updated 9/27/2021 Full story

Jail Logs - Sept. 27

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Pilot in balloon crash had marijuana, cocaine in his system

A toxicology report reveals that a balloon pilot had marijuana and cocaine in his system when his balloon crashed, killing him and four others, including two former Clovis... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Jail log - Sept. 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Brenton Wilde, 51, battery against a household member • Richard Narro, 58, driving while license suspended or revoked • Evelyn Martinez, 32,... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Intersections impacted by work

CLOVIS — A pair of intersections will be impacted through October with the city’s continued work on the effluent reuse pipeline project, according to a city release. K. Barnett and Sons will conduct jack an bore road work... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Clovis names health director

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has named Krystal Gutierrez as its new director of health services. Gutierrez began her career in nursing with La Casa Family Health Center in 2013 as the Eastern New Mexico University Clinic... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Wildlife ribbon cutting held

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the New Mexico State Game Commission and NGL Energy Partners on Thursday held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the expansion of the Prairie Chicken Wildlife Management Areas. At one time,... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Floyd school hearing taken off schedule

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department and the Floyd School Board aren’t heading to a hearing this week after all. Judy Robinson, a spokesperson for the PED, told The News a hearing scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday... — Updated 9/25/2021

Pages past, Sept. 26: Crime doesn't always pay

On this date ... 1966: A couple of would-be trespassers had bad days at their proverbial offices. Police said someone attempted to break into an empty house at 1008 W. Grand in Clovis but managed only $10 in damages. Entry was... — Updated 9/25/2021

Man accused of fleeing from accident

CLOVIS — Clovis police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of fleeing on foot from an accident he was involved in while driving to escape a traffic stop. Vincente Torres-Gurrola, 19, was booked Tuesday morning into the Curry... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Something to read - Sept. 26

What: "Clothes Friends" By: Olga Beaman, a 1985 Clovis High graduate, has lived in Clovis off and on since 1978. Daughter A. Tasha Goins of Portales is the book's illustrator. What... — Updated 9/25/2021

Club notes - Sept. 26

Beta Phi The Beta Phi chapter of ESA had its first meeting of the 2021-22 year Sept. 4 at Jalisco Mexican Restaurant with Jennette Bass hosting. During lunch the chapter had a guest speaker from Adopt Pets Society who gave a... — Updated 9/25/2021

Senior calendar - Sept. 26

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Beef tacos, Spanish rice, pinto beans, pudding Tuesday: Sloppy joe, potato wedges,... — Updated 9/25/2021

On the shelves - Sept. 26

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 9/25/2021

Growing pumpkins ahead on show

Information on growing pumpkins and gourds, weight loss and making custom designs with inks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday... — Updated 9/25/2021

We'll eat well as long as freezer keeps running

I’ll take my ribeye medium rare please. That’s a statement that all of us have said a lot less these days. Early in the pandemic last year we saw the meat cases at our... — Updated 9/25/2021

Our People: A literature connection

While Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, and Oklahoma have all been called home by Margaret Hinchee, the Clovis native has always felt connected to the people and land of eastern... — Updated 9/25/2021

Funeral services (Updated Sept. 27)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Kathryn Alexander, 59, of Clovis died Sept. 18. Services are under the direction of Muffley Funeral Home. • Antonio Juan Chavez, 76,... — Updated 9/27/2021 Full story


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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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Graduation 2021

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Purple Press 5-12-21

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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2021 Medical Directory

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Best of Clovis 2020

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Best of Portales 2020

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Pioneers slip past ENMU 1-0

PORTALES - Texas Woman's has had its share of trouble trying to score in the early portion of the season. Eastern New Mexico University, though, has had even more issues. Freshman... — Updated 9/25/2021

Hounds drop pair at home

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team started well, but rival Western New Mexico rallied to defeat the Greyhounds 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-17 in Lone Star... — Updated 9/25/2021

Lovington deals Cats 4-0 setback

CLOVIS — Clovis High played hard on Thursday and, for the most part, held Lovington’s potent offense in check. In the end, the Wildcats were simply going to be hard-pressed to score. Lovington, coming off its first loss of... — Updated 9/25/2021

La Cueva overwhelms Cats

CLOVIS - Clovis High's football team had La Cueva wobbling a bit early on in Friday's Class 6A District 2/5A matchup at Leon Williams Stadium, and thus the Bears weren't able to... — Updated 9/25/2021

Goddard subdues Lady Cats in 4 sets

CLOVIS - Essentially for all but one set, Clovis High's volleyball team gave Roswell Goddard a pretty spirited battle on Tuesday night at The Rock. The Lady Wildcats dominated Game... — Updated 9/25/2021

Buffs outlast Foxes in 8-man shootout

MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes won a key battle against rival Fort Sumner in 8-man District 2 on Friday night. It’s entirely possible the teams will meet again down the line. Sophomore quarterback Michael Cardonita threw for... — Updated 9/25/2021 Full story

Local scoreboard - Sept. 26

FOOTBALL Prep summaries Friday Class 6A District 2/5 La Cueva 55, Clovis 13 La Cueva 0 33 7 15 — 55 Clovis 0 0 7 6 — 13 Scoring summary Second quarter LaC — Exodus Ayers 5 pass from Aiden Armenta (Dylan Chavez kick), 10:03... — Updated 9/25/2021

Opinion: Images from border contain a warning

Those pictures are traumatizing. That’s because they contain so much more than what’s in them, so much more than horse-mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Rio Grande in... — Updated 9/25/2021

Opinion: Youths can change vaccination trend

Youth is often a time of awakening and engagement with social movements. From the civil rights movement of the 20th Century to climate change and racial equality movements of today, young people have been and continue to be at... — Updated 9/25/2021

Opinion: New state money not enough for Aggies, Lobos

When the New Mexico Legislature put additional money in the budget last year to wipe out the debts of the athletic programs at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico, it was hoped that the schools would no... — Updated 9/25/2021

Opinion: Exclusions from US must apply to all

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a... — Updated 9/25/2021

Opinion: Lack of concern over conduct concerning

Bob Woodward’s latest book, “Peril,” alleges that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, telephoned his Chinese counterpart to assure him that if the... — Updated 9/25/2021

Opinion: There is an age too young for social media

Social media is a minefield of adolescent anxieties, as any parent can attest. Numerous studies have suggested a connection between excessive use of online platforms (and the devices used to access them) and worrying trends in... — Updated 9/25/2021

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