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 By Anna George    News    August 4, 2017

Portales man says he was at 'poultry show'

A Portales man accused of fighting roosters in Texas says police got it wrong — he was at a private “poultry show.” Kenny Grubbs faces felony charges of cockfighting following his arrest on July 28. That’s when law officers raided a house...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 3, 2017

CCC accepts financier for conservation project

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College accepted a financier Wednesday for their energy conservation project as they wind down to the final steps of preparation. Brad Angst, Vice President of George K. Baum investment firm, and Tom Drake, vice president...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 2, 2017

Shoppers, businesses looking toward tax holiday

With the start of school comes homework and early mornings, but also one of the most anticipated shopping weekends of the year — Tax Free Weekend. The event allows families to buy back-to-school items without the tax, including computers, clothes...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 2, 2017

Portales man accused in cockfighting investigation

A Portales man is accused of running a cockfighting ring north of Levelland, Texas, after a multi-departmental investigation over several weeks. A property on the 100 block of America Road in Levelland was searched Friday by Hockley County-area law...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 1, 2017

Local nonprofits benefit from bingo

CLOVIS — Local nonprofits are making it big with bingo games and pull tab machines at Red Arrow Bingo Hall, according to local leaders. Steve Reshetar, Matt 25 executive director, said his organization has made more than $100,000 from weekend...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 28, 2017

Civil sexual assault complaint filed against Clovis Christian

CLOVIS — A civil complaint has been filed against Clovis Christian School, its superintendent and a former track coach alleging sexual abuse of a teenage student-athlete. The complaint, filed...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 25, 2017

A look at panhandling in the area

CLOVIS — Local panhandlers are not treated like a problem, according to stationary panhandlers and law enforcement. Local panhandler Robert Smith said he has been passively panhandling in Clovis for...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 19, 2017

New members sworn into water authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority swore in new members Tuesday and narrowly elected Clovis Mayor David Lansford as its new chair. Lansford was elected 4-3 in the meeting at the North Anne...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 18, 2017

Motorcycle on display at mall stolen

CLOVIS — The legend rolls on. But Clovis police aren’t quite sure where it went. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle displayed at Clovis’ North Plains Mall was stolen about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police said a man and woman took the bike away on a...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 14, 2017

Cholera in pond attributed to stagnant water

CLOVIS - Stagnant water - a result of sprinklers broken for several weeks - led to cholera in the pond at Hillcrest Park, city officials said on Thursday. The pond has been drained to remove the chole...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 12, 2017

Jail population increase attributed to new bond procedures

CLOVIS - The Curry County Detention Center's population has risen 20 percent since the implementation of new bond procedures, officials said Tuesday. CCDC Administrator Mark Gallegos, the usual...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 9, 2017

How do you beat the heat?

PORTALES - With the temperature staying consistently over 90 degrees this summer, the heat is here and it is not going anywhere. But there are several ways to beat the heat. Here are some of those...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 7, 2017

Port of Entry on way to new location

TEXICO - Trucks and their drivers will have a new welcome-to-New-Mexico location in five months, if all goes as planned for the new Port of Entry. The port's building, about a mile west of Texico, is...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 6, 2017

Family seeks prayers after pond accident

CLOVIS - Firefighters and police officers pulled a 12-year old boy from the bottom of Hillcrest Park pond on Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn't known early Wednesday if their heroics will save the...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 6, 2017

Official: Fireworks may be responsible for fire

CLOVIS - Amanda Romero arrived home from the "Smoke on the Water" fireworks show Tuesday night to find a more frightening show - flames 15 feet tall coming from her garage. The fire consumed Romero's...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 29, 2017

Rock hunts rocking area

A local Facebook page promoting the painting, hiding and finding of rocks recently hit 7,600 users from all across the nation. Jill Foster McCall of Olton, Texas, one of three sisters who started the Tex New Mex Rocks page, said she got the idea...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 29, 2017

Local law enforcement weighs in on opioids

Although larger cities nationwide have recently been approaching opioid addiction as a disease rather than a crime in an approach called “do no harm,” rural areas such as Clovis and Portales take a different stance to opioid use. The new...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 27, 2017

Train catches fire west of base

CLOVIS — A California-bound train engine burst into flames Monday just west of Cannon Air Force Base. The incident happened about 9:40 a.m., but the fire was out of sight by the time firefighters...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 27, 2017

Storm damage keeps crews busy

The High Plains saw welcome rain on Sunday night, but high winds also brought down multiple trees and kept cleanup crews busy throughout Monday. A Muleshoe elementary school was among the hardest...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 27, 2017

Plateau customers lose service when line clipped

CLOVIS — Plateau lost connection with an estimated 100 customers on Monday after a contractor clipped its fiberoptic line on Mabry Drive, officials said. The contractor, Republic Telecom, is not...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 25, 2017

ENMU has unusually high turnover

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is reporting an unusually large loss of faculty in the past semester due to the New Mexico economy and lack of commitment to a small town. Retiring President Steven Gamble said the university lost 12...

 
 By Anna George    Sports    June 25, 2017

Custom Classic brings wide range of personalities to town

CLOVIS — The Plateau Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament has brought hundreds of players and their supporters to Clovis this weekend, with games through today. Some are serious about...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 23, 2017

Not much room at the inns

CLOVIS — Sorry. They're mostly sold out. Sorry, that is, if you're looking for a hotel room in Clovis this weekend. "This weekend is looking amazing and we're excited," said Abbie Virgil, director...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 22, 2017

Buddy Holly fans flock in early

CLOVIS — The annual Clovis Music Festival always attracts Buddy Holly fans. This year, the fans started coming in earlier than usual. Larry Adamson, of Franklin, Tennessee, was in Clovis last week,...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 21, 2017

United Way seeks diaper donations

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is trying to collect 20,000 diapers for Roosevelt and Curry County this month as part of its third annual diaper drive. UWENM Executive Director Erinn Burch said...

 

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