June 19, 2024 Edition





CLOVIS WEATHER
  • How to help Ruidoso fire victims

    Jun 19, 2024

    Monetary donations can be made to Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs ,and Lincoln County via The Community Foundation of Lincoln County at: www.cfolc.org/copy-of-the-shelter-fund All other donations (water, food, etc.) should be taken to the evacuation center at the Inn of the Mountain Gods evacuation center. More information: The state has set up a fire-information hotline where the public can obtain information about the fires or the whereabouts of family members. That number is... Full story

  • Governor: One dead in Ruidoso fires

    Olivier Uyttebrouck Albuquerque Journal, Syndicated content | Jun 19, 2024

    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of emergency in Lincoln County and the Mescalero Apache Reservation and deployed additional National Guard to the area in response to the South Fork and Salt fires that began Monday outside Ruidoso. The Governor's Office said at least one person has died in the fires, but didn't have any additional details. Residents of Ruidoso remained under an evacuation order Wednesday, as wildfires continued to threaten property and buildings in the southern New Mexico resort community....

  • Jail Log - June 19

    Jun 19, 2024

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  • Pages past, June 19: Clovis Bowling Club offers free instructions

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    On this date ... 1945: Opal Jackson of the Fitzhugh Addition in Clovis received a telegram reporting the death of her husband, Pvt. James D. Jackson, on May 11 on the Okinawa Island in Japan. Jackson had previously been reported missing in action. The private had lived in Clovis and the Grier community all of his life, the Clovis News-Journal reported. He was 26 and survived by his wife, his mother, and two children. 1951: Clovis police, led by Chief John Droke, staged a...

  • Meetings calendar - June 19

    Jun 18, 2024

    Thursday *Clovis city commission - 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 *Public meeting to give input regarding animal and public safety ordinances – 7 p.m., Melrose Village Hall, 105 E. Ave. B, Melrose. Speakers limited to five minutes each. Information: https://villageofmelrosenm.com/ Monday *Roosevelt County Crimestoppers — Noon, Einstein’s Bagels, Golden Student Success Center, ENMU, Portales. Information: Darla Reed at [email protected] or...

  • Events calendar - June 19

    Jun 18, 2024

    Today *Juneteenth *Allen Theatres Summer Kids Series free movie “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (2023; PG, 1 hour, 32 minutes) – 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m., North Plains Cinema 7, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free; open to all ages; first come, first served. Information: 575-218-7106 *Tiny Tots storytime: Make Believe – 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 *Stitch Addicts stitch group – 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis....

  • Thunderstorms disrupt area water pressure

    the Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    There was water, water everywhere during Friday’s storms across eastern New Mexico. But Mother Nature’s show left some Clovis residents with low water pressure. “Thunderstorms in the area disrupted power and communications to the Llano tank site and associated booster stations,” EPCOR spokesman Matt Atwood wrote in an email. He said “a handful of residents that live on the highest points of the system had low pressure.” “Reports of low pressure (came in) late Friday evening around 11pm. Within a couple hours,...

  • Jail log - June 19

    Jun 18, 2024

    Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Brandon Garza, 37, failure to pay fines • Destiny Reiser, 28, failure to pay fines • Shannon Lopez, 48, failure to pay fines • Victor Armijo, 43, failure to comply with specific requirements • Roy Barela, 61, out of state fugitive • Carlos Gutierrez-Ibarra, 40, aggravated stalking, failure to pay fines • Antonio Gallegos, 27, reckless driving, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug,...

  • Johnson Lumber newest Retail Rockstar

    the Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s newest Retail Rockstar is Johnson Wholesale Lumber. According to a Chamber news release Johnson will be presented with the award at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at its location at 1904 W. Seventh Street. Johnson Wholesale Lumber was nominated for the award by the previous winner, Bullet Bob Has It! Johnson Wholesale Lumber has been serving the Clovis area for 60 years, according to the news...

  • Rocky Benard brings Cajun food to Clovis

    the Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    Clovis entrepreneur Rocky Benard has opened a restaurant serving Cajun food. The Salty Mermaid is in the Red Arrow entertainment center, 320 W. 21st St., Clovis. “Me and Rocky were just brainstorming about names we could name it and we liked mermaids,” Benard spokesperson Maria Galang said Monday. Galang also likes the word salty “because it means you have, like, an attitude.” Galag said The Salty Mermaid will be serving boils of all kinds: Snow Crab leg boils, crawfish, shrimp, lobster tail, scallops and mussels....

  • Sutton's Bakery resurrected

    the Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    Sutton’s Bakery, a fixture in downtown Clovis for 65 years, is returning to its original 515 N. Main St. location soon. New operator Nick Dominguez told The News he is planning to open in July. “The date is not set yet,” Dominguez wrote in a text. Dominguez said the shop will be offering cookies, pies, bread, sticky buns and a few other assorted items. “We won’t have the full capacity of goods as we start, but if the community is patient we will grow together. We will bring back as many original items as we...

  • State cabinet secretaries to host events in area

    the Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet secretaries are scheduled to host community events in Clovis and Portales on July 8-9. The events are intended to help residents navigate and procure available state and federal resources, according to a news release from the governor's office. "We want New Mexicans to know that their state government is here for them, and that we're building stronger communities through accessible state resources," Lujan Grisham said in the release. Attendees can learn about Medicaid, unemployment...

  • Life coach takes a walk – for 3,000 miles

    Matt Weiner, The Staff of The News | Jun 19, 2024

    Last week, Andrew "Ranger" Kielak added Clovis to the list of cities he's trekked through as he attempts to walk across the U.S. It's a journey that started in March in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will span 3,000 miles, ending in Southern California. And along those 3,000 miles he'll unearth wisdom, have life changing experiences – he completed The Big Texan's 72-ounce steak challenge in Amarillo – and raise thousands for three different non-profits: Future Farmers of...

  • Yard contest to promote 'pride of ownership'

    the Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    Residents and businesses can show off their outdoor spaces at the city of Clovis’ annual summer yard contest. The competition serves to promote “pride of ownership in our properties, which, in turn, improves the appearance of our community and acts as an economic development incentive for people and businesses looking to relocate to Clovis,” according to a city news release. To nominate a resident or business for the Yard of the Summer Contest, submit a short online form via the City’s website at w...

  • Locals earn state DA awards

    Madison Willis, The Staff of The News | Jun 19, 2024

    Protecting those in need has always been a priority for Jon Harris. After several years in the Army and three decades as a peace officer in Texas, one might say he'd dedicated his entire life to the cause. But at 60 years old, Harris wasn't done serving. He decided to chase his next dream and become an attorney. After finishing up his master's degree in criminal justice at Texas Tech School of Law, Harris joined the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office. District...

  • Draggin' Main overcomes rain

    Landry Sena, The Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    Despite weather challenges, Draggin' Main organizers declared the 2024 event bigger and better than last year. Rain interrupted gatherings on three different days during the eight-day focus on motorized vehicles. "People are diehards," said Sherri Wilson, event coordinator. "We had a nice sizable crowd, more than we expected, because hot rodders are particular about their cars getting wet." The rain did wipe out the Hittin' the Bricks Block Party on Friday evening, including...

  • Thousands evacuated, wildfires burn across Ruidoso

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News | Jun 19, 2024

    The village of Ruidoso and "a good portion of Lincoln County" were evacuated Monday and Tuesday as wind-whipped wildfires damaged hundreds of homes and businesses throughout the resort region. "... Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, and Lincoln County (are in) full evacuation mode. Please stay out of the area, and do not attempt to get back into the Village. There are no open roads into Ruidoso, and the New Mexico State Police will have roadblocks at all entry points and they will not...

  • Funeral services (Updated June 19)

    Jun 19, 2024

    Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Markita Askew, 32, died June 12. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Dale Barnes, 71, died June 20. Information: Steed-Todd Funeral Home • Kenneth Bennett, 86, died June 13. Information: Muffley Funeral Home • Daniel Chavez, 59, died June 15. Information: Chavez Funeral Home • Antonio Cordova Sr., 58, died June 13. Information: Chavez Funeral Home • Marisela Duran-Rodriguez, 31, died June 14. Information: Muffley Funeral... Full story

  • Jun 18, 2024

  • Q&A: Clovis football coach: We've got good momentum

    Matt Weiner, The Staff of The News | Jun 18, 2024

    Editor’s note: This is one in a continuing series of interviews with local officials. Andrew McCraw is beginning his third year as Clovis High’s football coach. Q: What’re your overall thoughts on last season? A: We were excited where we finished the regular season. We kind of struggled early, and then we figured it out. We were waiting for some guys to develop a little bit. When that happened we went on a little roll. We were undefeated in district, won a district championship and had an awesome comeback in the...

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