Jail Logs - Nov. 15

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Family files suit against state

PORTALES — The family of a girl who died in 2017 after being left in a hot car at a Portales daycare is suing the state, alleging shortcomings in training and supervision contributed to the death. The case, filed in U.S. District Court, lists...

Public record - Nov. 17

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County court clerk’s office: • Evan Blake Bigler, 19, and Ashley Kaylye Fletcher, 23, both of Clovis • Tedera Dwayne Graves II, 27, and Yajaira Karely Gonzalez, 26, both of...

NM Department of Health investigating 20 vaping cases

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 20 cases of individuals who were hospitalized with lung illness after using e-cigarettes or “vaping,” according to a release from the state. The cases originate in eight...

Jail log - Nov. 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Friday: Clovis • Isaiah Gabaldon, 21, possession of a controlled substance • Brandon Brophy, 35, driving while license suspended or revoked • Roy Kincaid, 28, criminal trespass ...

Ground broken on new fire substation

PORTALES - Fire coverage is an important part of any city's infrastructure, and station location is key. The city of Portales will soon have a new fire substation that will cover to the northwest...

CCC to look again at residence renovations

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will take a second look at renovations to its presidential residence in a special meeting Wednesday morning. On Nov. 6, trustees tabled a request for renovations at the residence on 1621 E....

Lubbock man acquitted on battery charges

CLOVIS — A Lubbock man was acquitted Wednesday on battery charges in connection with the 2017 death of his son. David Plyler, 61, of Lubbock, received the acquittal following roughly a day-and-a-half trial, with attorney Dan Lindsey noting the...

Portales bids farewell to fire chief

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will bid farewell to Fire Chief Gary Nuckols while welcoming newly appointed Chief Timothy J. Cathey to the post during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. “It’s bittersweet, but I’m very happy to...

Curry to hear water presentation

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will hear plenty about water and financial obligations when it meets Tuesday morning. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority Chair David Lansford is scheduled to give a presentation on...

Maldonado asks state win be overturned

CLOVIS — Toward the finish line they ran, promising an exciting end to the season’s biggest cross country race. Clovis’ Jerrick Maldonado and Piedra Vista’s Triston Charles were neck-and-neck in last weekend’s 5A championships. They...

Cats crush Bears in quarterfinals

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s football team is moving on, yet won’t have to move an inch. In their first home state tournament game since 2016, the Wildcats pulled away from defending 6A champion La...

UTPB sweeps Greyhounds

ODESSA, Texas — Texas-Permian Basin took control late in the second set and went on to a 25-20, 25-16, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday. The Greyhounds (4-21, 2-15 LSC) was slated to...

Texico rallies to make it six straight

RIO RANCHO – For Texico, call it six the hard way. The top-seeded Wolverines volleyball team captured its sixth consecutive state championship Saturday, but it had to get past an upset-minded,...

Portales pulls away late

PORTALES — Portales’ football team knows that even with a first-round bye it takes three steps to win a state 4A championship. And the Rams took Step 1 on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound...

Buffs back on top

MELROSE — Suffice it to say, Tristan Sena had a full night in his final football game at Melrose High School. To say he was a stat-stuffer may be a bit of an understatement. Sena scored six...

Texico pulls six-peat in 2A, Melrose upset in 1A

RIO RANCHO — The Texico Wolverines hadn’t lost a set at the Class 2A state tournament heading into Saturday’s championship against a Mescalero Apache team they’d already swept. The Melrose Buffaloes hadn’t lost a set in the Class 1A...

Texico, Melrose reach title matches

RIO RANCHO — Championship Saturday saw a flurry of activity at the New Mexico State volleyball tournament, but plenty of familiar faces in the final matches. Texico and Melrose both made their way back into their respective state title games ...

ENMU women off to hot start

PORTALES — Hope springs eternal in mid-autumn for every basketball team everywhere — pro, college or high school. For the Eastern New Mexico women’s team, there’s more than hope. The Greyhounds have legitimate reason for optimism. They were...

Steers ousted by McCamey

LAMESA, Texas — The season came to an all-too-early end for the Farwell Steers on Friday night in the first round of the Texas Class 2A Division II playoffs. McCamey used an early safety and touchdown for a 10-point lead and the Badgers went on...

Glasses a defining part of my persona

You might have heard, I recently developed cataracts and now have a whole new meaning to the lyrics of the song “Doctor My Eyes,” by Jackson Browne. You know the song that starts out: Doctor, my...

Our people: Hoping for the best, planning for the worst

Dan Heerding considers himself a "transplant" to Clovis. His family moved to Clovis when his wife Joy was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. The Heerdings have been married for 20 years and share...

Goal-setting, gluten-free flours ahead on show

Information on setting goals by creating a vision and using gluten-free flours in cooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

School menus - Nov. 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Sweet and sour chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, fresh fruit, veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked french...

Senior calendar - Nov. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 Thanksgiving dinner, games and silent auction...

On the shelves - Nov. 17

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Beneath the Attic” by V.C. Andrews. Two generations before Corinne Foxworth locked her children in an attic, her grandmother, a gorgeous young girl named Corrine Dixon, is swept...

Impeachment going nowhere fast

Spoiler alert. The Democrats’ big dream of impeaching President Trump is going nowhere. Act I of the pathetic Trump impeachment hearings they are staging in the House for the next week was not just an obvious sham, it was a political bust that is...

Letter to the editor - Nov. 17

Community involvement can bring change I am currently a student at New Mexico State University, persuing my bachelor’s degree in social work. I grew up in Portales for 18 years and was raised on the north side of town. This side of town is also...

Credit unions' tax-exempt status unfair

After decades of aggressive transformation at growth-obsessed credit unions and acquiescence by The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Independent Community Bankers of America recently launched a nationwide campaign calling on...

Let citizens decide on stadium

New Mexico United, by any metric, had a stellar first season in the United Soccer League. It went 11-10-13, made the United Soccer League Playoffs and led the USL in attendance with an average of more than 13,000 fans a game. Now, New Mexico United...

Impeachment process polluted by partisanship

I’m not sure who to believe anymore. House Intelligence Committee Chairman, and impeachment hearing ringmaster, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., says he doesn’t know the identity of the whistleblower. President Trump says he’s “too busy” to watch...

Public opinion likely to drive impeachment

The day’s news brims with reports on the thrusts and parries of Wednesday’s U.S. House hearing, a possible prelude to the first removal from office of a sitting U.S. president. Weeks, perhaps months of public drama and decision-making have...

Democrats need more than 'troubling'

If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical....

Funeral services (Updated Nov. 16)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Nov. 16 • Candelaria Cordova — 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Vaughn • Alan Everett Hinton — 2 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, Portales ...

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