Flood advisory extended until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended its flood advisory until 8 p.m. today for Curry and Roosevelt counties. NWS reported at 5:30 p.m. that the region had received between an inch and 3 inches... Full story

Jail Logs - Sept. 19

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Woman charged with arson, attempted murder

FORT SUMNER — A woman was charged Monday with arson and two counts of attempted murder in De Baca County and meanwhile arrested in Curry County on dozens of felony forgery accounts. Carlene Prado-Espinosa, 32, is one of “a lot of people...

Trump rallies in NM

RIO RANCHO - She saw diversity. She saw young people. Roosevelt County Republican Chairwoman Tina Dziuk saw hope for New Mexico. "Given the overreach by our current (governor's) administration, I...

Ex-golf course operator faces charges

CLOVIS - A former city golf course operator faces criminal charges alleging improper removal or disposal of encumbered property over $20,000. Also, the city of Clovis was granted a restraining order... Full story

Clovis man sentenced to 11 years

A Clovis man was convicted of three felonies and sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to a release from the district attorney's office. A Curry County jury deliberated for about 90 minutes...

CCC selects 5 finalists for prez post

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced it has selected five finalists to succeed Becky Rowley as president. Finalists are from Kansas, Arizona, Clarendon, Texas, Ohio, and California. All five have been...

County disqualified for grant requests

CLOVIS — Predicted issues stemming from the unresolved deficiencies found in Curry County’s 2018 audit have begun to manifest, with the county being disqualified for two requested grants for projects at La Casa Senior Center. The grants in...

Jail log - Sept. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Abraham Luis, 33, driving while under the influence, failure to maintain traffic lane, open container (possession), no driver license • Lawrence Sours, 62, aggravated...

Curry steer takes grand champ at state fair

Feeding, grooming and tending a steer each day for nearly a year is quite the commitment, but Mason Franklin, 13, learned firsthand that hard work can really pay off. For the first time in 36 years,...

Clovis faces tough Texas test

CLOVIS - As Monday's football practice was wrapping up at Clovis High School, the dust from last Friday's 60-27 win over Lubbock Monterey was still settling. Wildcats junior quarterback Chance Harris...

Rams seek fourth win

PORTALES — Losing a game by three touchdowns is never fun, even if it’s understandable. The Portales Rams experienced just that, falling to Class 5A power Goddard 44-12 on Friday night. The polls indicate the loss was understandable, as the...

Clovis boys soccer team on roll

ARTESIA — Clovis’ boys soccer team is rolling. Saturday, the Wildcats went on the road to Artesia and came away with a 2-0 victory. It was their seventh straight game without a loss; they are 6-0-1 since Aug. 30. During that stretch, the...

College Daze Rodeo slated for weekend

PORTALES — Each night at the College Daze Rodeo, a former championship team from Eastern New Mexico will be honored during the nightly rodeo. And, with any luck, spectators will see a few Greyhounds trying to create their own national title...

Familiar foes to meet Friday

It’s Week 5 for much of the local high school football teams, Week 4 for Farwell and Melrose, just Week 2 for Dora. Whatever weekend it is for whatever team, it’s a full slate. Here’s a look: Melrose (3-0) at Mountainair (2-1), 6 p.m. Friday...

Greyhounds unranked but climbing poll

WACO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s football team isn’t a top 25 team in Division II, but they are climbing the rankings. The Greyhounds received five points in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Division II poll, coming off...

Five Greyhounds honored by Lone Star Conference

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico athletics had one of its best weeks as a member of the Lone Star Conference, at least according to the conference office. Five Greyhounds received recognition as an LSC player of the week, with the women’s...

Next stop: Lions' den

PORTALES — After beating Missouri S&T 35-28 in the final five minutes and Colorado Mesa 44-37 in overtime, Eastern New Mexico’s football team would probably like a little less drama when visiting Texas A&M Commerce in Week 3. That, however,...

Hounds wrap: ENMU wins first OT game in its Division II history

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — It took overtime to do it, but the Eastern New Mexico football team improved to 2-0 last Saturday. By surviving a frantic second half and getting a quick overtime score, the Greyhounds escaped Colorado Mesa with a 44-37...

ENMU soccer roundup: Teams find selves in polling

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Eastern New Mexico took another overtime win, and took advantage of an own goal, for the second consecutive game Sunday. But this time, a Greyhound player was credited with the game-winner. Joe Conway put home the game-winner...

Food distribution looking for new home

On the third Saturday of almost every month for the past five years, volunteers have filled the fellowship hall at Central Christian Church in Portales to assist in an impressive community food...

Bullying's cure is fighting back

It’s as predictable as the equinox: school starts in the fall and bullying catches society’s attention anew. It’s not as though bullying stops over the summer break, but then it is usually...

'Mesa Mentors' demonstrate character, integrity

At Mesa Elementary School, there’s quite a history of accomplishment, including the achievement of being named — not once, but twice — a National Blue Ribbon School. That’s no easy...

Good time to celebrate success

She came to Clovis with her military family when she was 10 years old. In 1975, she graduated from Clovis High School before entering Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. She...

Permanent fund bad solution for new money

Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible $907 million of so-called “new money” when it convenes in January. A vast majority of that money comes from the boom in oil and gas production in the Permian Basin....

Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all

Peter was up before anyone else — as he often is. My husband gets up early in order to have enough time to brood before busybodies like me expect him to engage in cheerful conversation. But this morning we were staying at my parents’ cabin and...

May God sanctify, bless a beautiful place in your life

We had two Sundays this week at our little church. Two Sundays two days in a row. Well, not really. But it seemed like it. The first Sunday was Saturday as we held the funeral of a fine man and good...

Climate alarm needs sounding

First it was the scientists, issuing dire warnings that the world is warming up because of human activity. But the media watered down their warnings; some media outlets questioned the validity of their claims, others simply downplayed it. And the...

Funeral services (Updated Sept. 19)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Sept. 20 • Ryan Miguel Terry Garcia — 10 a.m. at First Spanish Baptist Church, Tucumcari Sept. 21 • Billy Joe Baldwin — 2 p.m. at Clovis Church of God... Full story

Historic Pages - Sept 18

Sept. 18, 1974: Clovis News-Journal Click Here to...

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