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 By David Grieder    News    July 17, 2018 

Deputy public defender resigns

CLOVIS — Whatever the official reasons for Chandler Blair’s departure to private practice, District Attorney Andrea Reeb said she was glad to see that the man accused of groping attorneys in Clovis was on his way out. “Regardless of the reason...

 By David Grieder    News    July 15, 2018

Clovis man accused in bomb scare

CLOVIS — Almost six months after a bomb scare that evacuated the Curry County Courthouse, police last week arrested a Clovis man accused of calling in the bogus threat and planting a suspicious package in order to delay a woman’s sentencing that... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 15, 2018

Hillcrest Park hosting 27th Ethnic Fair

CLOVIS — Returning favorites are on the schedule for next weekend's 27th Annual Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair, along with new additions and a special blessing from the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers....

 By David Grieder    News    July 14, 2018

Man arrested after shooting at inspector

PORTALES — Officials this week served an arrest warrant on a man they found “hiding in a dog house” last week after allegedly shooting at an inspector with an “AR-15 style rifle,” earlier in the day, according to court documents and a news...

 By David Grieder    News    July 13, 2018

Police investigating series of burglaries

CLOVIS — Local police have recovered at least two trucks stolen this week, with other recent property crime cases still under investigation. On Monday night, at least two home burglaries were... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 13, 2018

Former coach scheduled for plea conference

CLOVIS — Charged in September with sending nude images to a student, a former assistant track coach for Clovis Christian School is scheduled for a plea conference next month. Garrett Scott Fly, 24, was scheduled for a jury trial next week on a... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 12, 2018

DA expects charges in airman's death

CLOVIS — Last week's fatal shooting of a Cannon Air Force Base airman will likely result in some kind of criminal charges, District Attorney Andrea Reeb said on Wednesday. Marcus Jimenez, 23, of Olton, Texas, died this week from injuries suffered... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 10, 2018

Judge declines to dismiss case against airmen

CLOVIS — The case against three airmen charged with raping a colleague early this year will not be dismissed, nor will the woman's testimony be excluded from the trial scheduled for October, Judge D... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 10, 2018

Videos from prison escape released

CLOVIS — Videos from the escape last month of three inmates allegedly aided by a former detention officer at the Curry County jail are consistent with details of the incident as described in court records. For the escapees, allegedly aided by Sarin...

 By David Grieder    News    July 8, 2018

In tribute: 'Dub' Hays found calling after crisis

CLOVIS — At age 69, William "Dub" Hays found a new lease on life and dedicated his remaining years to bringing his new-found Christian faith to the West African nation where for years prior he had...

 By David Grieder    News    July 7, 2018

Rape case against detention officer dismissed

CLOVIS — The case against a former Curry County detention officer charged with raping a jail inmate two years ago was dismissed recently, but it can be refiled if the inmate is located again....

 By David Grieder    News    July 6, 2018

Airman shot while 'playing' with firearm

CLOVIS — Fourth of July festivities took a violent turn for two Cannon Air Force Base airmen celebrating the holiday into the early hours of Thursday morning in Clovis, officials say. A 23-year old man was hospitalized with life-threatening...

 By David Grieder    News    July 4, 2018

Fallout remains year after drowning

CLOVIS — Though a festive occasion for most, Independence Day this year in Clovis also marks the first anniversary of a tragic incident at a city park that left a child dead less than two weeks...

 By David Grieder    News    July 3, 2018

Organizers pleased with festival turnout

CLOVIS — The dust is still settling on Clovis' first official "Draggin' Main Music Festival," and the comprehensive numbers on attendance and economic impact won't be certain for at least another... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 3, 2018

Miniature library goes up outside Cameo

CLOVIS - There's a new wee edifice outside Clovis' Cameo Elementary, a wood box in yellow and blue atop a simple beam. Is it a birdhouse? A mailbox? Look again: it's a tiny library, one of what may...

 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2018

Expert witness to testify in hot car case

PORTALES — An expert witness will be permitted to testify as to “factors that may impair memory or cause a loss of awareness” in the upcoming trial of two former daycare workers charged with leaving two young children in a hot car last summer....

 By David Grieder    News    June 29, 2018

Racino contender says he wants community input

CLOVIS — With just over a month left to apply for the state's sixth and final racino license, Clovis heard Thursday morning from the most recently-declared contender for a racetrack and casino... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    June 29, 2018

Grand jury to hear escape cases today

CLOVIS — A grand jury will hear today the cases on five individuals charged in connection with the escape this month from the Curry County Detention Center. Sarina Dodson, the former detention officer charged with assisting Victor Apodaca, Aaron Cl... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    June 29, 2018

Reporter's Notebook: Dream of '60s still alive

Between the Gearhead Gathering during the day and Draggin' Main at night, Clovis will see a lot of old cars on Saturday — and every one of them has a story. One of the hopeful participants to take...

 By David Grieder    News    June 28, 2018

Dismissal hearing set in rape case

CLOVIS — The three airmen accused of raping a colleague early this year in Clovis are scheduled for a hearing next month on a motion to dismiss their case on the grounds of “prosecutorial misconduct.” The motion was filed this month by... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    June 27, 2018

Bounty hunters charged with multiple felonies

CLOVIS — Sometimes getting into Dodge can be just as much trouble as getting out. That’s the case for three bounty hunters each charged with multiple felonies for “the manner” in which they served in Clovis a non-extraditable warrant from Kan... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    June 26, 2018

Organizers anticipate hefty economic impact from festival

CLOVIS — With a boost in funding from last year, the first official combined effort of Clovis’ two “main” tourist events anticipates an economic impact of a million dollars or more, organizers said. “The two main things that Clovis is...

 By David Grieder    News    June 19, 2018

Roosevelt inmates tending garden

PORTALES - Jailhouse jalapeños: coming soon, perhaps, to a plate near you. They're not really any different from other jalapeños, only that they are one of a number of crops in progress right now...

 By David Grieder    News    June 17, 2018

Weather no damper on having a good time

CLOVIS — Celebrated as the rain may be in eastern New Mexico, it put a slight damper on the outdoor programming Saturday in Clovis. But only a slight one. Hundreds still convened for a combined...

 By David Grieder    News    June 17, 2018

Jail officer charged with assisting escape

CLOVIS — Friends and family of the Clovis detention officer arrested Saturday for assisting in the escape of three detainees said they were in disbelief. Sarina Dodson, 28, of Clovis, was jailed... Full story


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