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 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2019 

Roosevelt to consider alcohol sales

PORTALES — County commissioners on Tuesday broached the topic of permitting alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of Roosevelt County, potentially opening new possibilities for wine tastings, beer gardens, and rodeo sponsorships. Chairman Shane...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2019 

Clovis seniors reflect

CLOVIS - A stream of purple poured Saturday night across the grounds of the Curry County Events Center, accompanied by a cheering audience of thousands and the Clovis High School Band's rendition of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2019 

Pair accused of mailing drugs to jail

CLOVIS — The scheme was to mail drugs to a Clovis jail inmate. The plan was foiled when law enforcement asked why an envelope postmarked over 200 miles away had listed a law firm within walking distance of the jail as its return address. A captain...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2019 

Plea nets 6-year sentence in 2018 homicide

PORTALES - Angel Loya was sentenced Wednesday morning to six years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the April 2018 shooting death of Dylan McKay in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Credit card receipt helps locate girl

TEXICO — A young girl missing from Texico was located unharmed in Portales and reunited with her family after an exhaustive community-wide search that stretched through Wednesday night. Police found 9-year old Roberta Manzanales Thursday morning,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Standoff ends with Clovis man hospitalized

CLOVIS - A four-hour standoff Tuesday in Clovis ended with one man hospitalized with minor injuries and for a mental health evaluation, police said. Timothy Batchelor, 35, was charged with...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Vehicle crash sends truck into house

CLOVIS - What does it sound like when a speeding car crashes into the truck parked in front of your house, sending that truck careening through the wall of your den? "Like a bomb," agreed siblings San...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 15, 2019

Man gets 19 years in plea

CLOVIS — A man charged in 2017 with battery and child abuse was sentenced Monday to 19 years in prison through a plea agreement. Jackie Cubit Jr., 32, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony child abuse and admitted to prior felony convictions in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 15, 2019

Police: Minor injury suffered in standoff

CLOVIS — A four-hour standoff Tuesday in Clovis ended with one man hospitalized with minor injuries and for a mental health evaluation, police said. Clovis police responded around 3 p.m. to a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 12, 2019

In tribute: Muffley spent a lifetime serving others

CLOVIS — Russell Muffley was serving people all his life — as a funeral director, a judge, a cook, a sports announcer, a family man — and last month turned over that legacy of service to his surviving family and friends. "On Tuesday, April 2,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 12, 2019

Vehicle in shooting involved in high speed chase

CLOVIS — The vehicle from which Aaron Chavez fled in the moments before an officer shot him to death Oct. 8 was reported stolen the day before. It had been involved in a high speed chase that evening in Portales, according to police records....

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 12, 2019

Bicyclist's loved ones mourn from across ocean

PORTALES — Johann Astner’s loved ones across the ocean are mourning his tragic death last month on the highway outside Portales, but they take some peace in knowing his last days were filled with new sights and adventure. Prior to being struck an...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2019

Police release video from fatal shooting

Click to watch Shooting Video Click to watch Interview Video CLOVIS — Brent Aguilar said he was in fear for his life and that of his fellow Clovis police officer when he used deadly force Oct. 8 while pursuing a car-thief suspect. “Officer...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2019

Roosevelt approves Air Force resolution

PORTALES - In the interest of having "a seat at the table," the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution urging more attention from the Air Force regarding the chemical...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2019

Prehistory Day takes residents back in time

Through craft booths and interactive demonstrations Saturday, anthropology students and staff at the Blackwater Draw site endeavored to show the public that people's fundamental needs have not...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 5, 2019

Clovis arrests yield Portales gun

CLOVIS — Law enforcement officers on Thursday unexpectedly came into new evidence tied to last month’s Portales homicide. Prosecutors said Daniel Harrison, 38, was found in possession of the 9mm Jimenez handgun at play in the April 7 shooting...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 5, 2019

Clovis officials declare May 14 Nonagenarian Day

CLOVIS - It was a short meeting, but Thursday evening the Clovis City Commission saw to items for both the young and the old in the area. Commissioners named May 14 as Nonagenarian Day, and to mark...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 5, 2019

State will not pursue additional charges in Flores case

CLOVIS — The state will not pursue additional charges on the man who shot himself in the face following an hours-long standoff last year at the Curry County jail, court records show. Wesley Flores, 29, was arrested Feb. 1, 2018, in Clovis on a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 5, 2019

Roosevelt County to consider illegal dumping resolution

PORTALES — Do the county dirty and pay the price — that is essentially what comes Tuesday before the Roosevelt County Commission. In their regular meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners are scheduled to consider a resolution “prohibiting...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 1, 2019

Agencies monitoring contamination

CLOVIS - There are still "more questions than answers" regarding the water contamination plume near Clovis. But state agencies maintained in a public meeting Monday night that it was monitoring the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 28, 2019

Clovis school board announces new superintendent

CLOVIS - The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education announced Tuesday that Renee Russ would be the successor to outgoing Superintendent Jody Balch. The word followed an executive session of over...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 28, 2019

Pair approved for release on bond

PORTALES - Two people charged with conspiring in an armed robbery plot that left one Portales man dead were approved Thursday for release on bond. Two others charged with murder in connection with...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 28, 2019

Guv appoints new racing commission

ALBUQUERQUE — You can’t change horses midstream, but you can change the state’s horse racing commission before it picks a new racino licensee. That’s what Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham did last week. In the latest sudden development to the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 24, 2019

Four remain jailed in homicide case

PORTALES — Two men charged in a shooting death this month in Portales will remain in custody pending trial, while two other people charged in connection to the incident have hearings on the matter scheduled in the coming days. All four remained in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 24, 2019

'No questions asked' drug disposal this weekend

Here’s a spring cleaning tip from law enforcement: start with your medicine cabinet and ditch the old pills. That’s the idea with the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” scheduled Saturday in Clovis and Portales, encouraging the...

 

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