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 By David Grieder    News    November 14, 2018 

Judge to consider rehabilitation for Jouett

CLOVIS - A sentencing hearing on last year's confessed library shooter is scheduled for next year. But before then, the judge will take some time to consider arguments presented Tuesday as to the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 14, 2018 

Water concerns affecting local dairy

CLOVIS - Ryan Schaap isn't crying over spilt milk - he's "furious." The manager of Highland Dairy told The News this week his operation has lost about 15,000 gallons of milk daily since the Air Force...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 14, 2018 

To honor and remember

PORTALES - From the German prison camps of the "Great War" to the nebulous contours of the "War on Terror," Portales this year celebrated the range of military service among Roosevelt County sons and...

 

Officials address water concerns

CLOVIS - Unknowns remain, but state and federal officials did what they could Friday evening to address community concerns of the recently reported contamination to area water wells stemming from...

 

Vander Dussen wins close judge race

CLOVIS — Across more than 3,600 votes cast in Curry County’s contested magistrate judge race, in the end fewer than 200 separated the candidates. Janemarie Vander Dussen, the Republican victor, said it was “nerve-wracking” to watch the votes...

 

Honors across ages

CLOVIS - The theme was "No Veteran Walks Alone," and that held up Saturday during the Veterans Day parade in Clovis. Not only did veterans walk and march in company, plenty of others rode on floats...

 

In tribute: Former Causey postmistress did it all

CAUSEY — Mary Lee Terral wore many hats in the village of Causey — mother and wife, seamstress, church pianist, volleyballer and bookkeeper. And for over 40 years, she was the postmistress of the...

 

Portales attorney suspended for 9 months

PORTALES — A prominent local attorney is out of the practice in New Mexico for nine months after the state’s supreme court ordered his license suspended last week. Eric Dixon has just under 30 days now to settle his pending cases or find them...

 

Man arrested in shooting after fleeing officers on moped

CLOVIS — Almost two weeks into the ongoing investigation of a near-fatal shooting in Clovis, police on Wednesday charged a man with seven felonies after they say he fled officers on a moped. Ruben Lopez, 24, of Clovis, was charged with aggravated...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Plane goes down near Texico

TEXICO — It was a downed airplane rather than a locomotive that held up traffic Monday night at the train tracks in Texico, the site of an emergency landing in which none of the occupants were...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Water authority signs off on additions

CLOVIS — With a flourish of pens and a light round of applause among board members, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority signed off on the latest additions to an "incredibly significant" d...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Gone fishin'

OASIS STATE PARK - Good fishing takes patience, sure, but you still need the fundaments. There was a little bit of both at Oasis State Park's 26th annual "Kids Fishin' Clinic" Saturday morning...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Judge rules in favor of Roosevelt County

PORTALES — Keith Parrish has lost cases so far in state and federal courts, but the former corrections officer is not done with his claims that he was overworked and undercompensated while employed by Roosevelt County. Late last month a judge...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Shooting tourney raises funds for Oasis

CLOVIS — Where else but the High Plains can a shooting tournament at a gun range raise enough money to sustain a local safe house? Maybe a few other places — but it definitely occurred last...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

'Ripped in half?' Maybe not

CLOVIS — Is the city of Clovis “ripped in half,” over the prospect of a racino, as a state legislator said last month? Are its elected leaders evenly divided on the matter? While there is surely some dispute on the issue, at least half of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

Well test results still being processed

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Department of Health last week began testing about 85 private Clovis water wells inside a four-mile radius of a possible contamination from Cannon Air Force Base. Samples were collected Wednesday through Friday, but...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

Outside groups weigh in on racino impact

Though it’s only Clovis, Tucumcari and Lordsburg that might host the state’s sixth racino, there are plenty of voices outside those communities that want their input known before the New Mexico Racing Commission makes its decision. Most recent...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

Former airman arrested regarding fraud

ALAMOGORDO — A former airman was arrested Tuesday in Alamogordo in connection with computer fraud charges from his time stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Michael Weber, 22, of Alamogordo, was arrested at his residence there and appeared at...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

State rep: Racino not guaranteed

CLOVIS — A local state representative is not convinced the New Mexico Racing Commission’s planned award of a sixth racino is a “foregone conclusion.” Nor does he think Clovis is clearly in support of hosting one. Rep. Randal Crowder,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

Early voting turnout skyrockets

The General Election is Tuesday. But voting is already fast and furious across the region. That's the word from election administrators for Curry and Roosevelt counties, who told The News on Monday...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

Man hospitalized in shooting

CLOVIS — A man was in critical condition Tuesday in a Texas hospital after being shot twice last week in Clovis. Leroy Jaramillo, 55, of Clovis, was flown to Lubbock in critical condition after being shot once each in his neck and shoulder....

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 28, 2018

Crossed lines

CLOVIS — It was a largely straightforward, even convivial public discussion among local political office aspirants during Tuesday night's radio forum in Clovis. Then came the closing statements,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 28, 2018

'Be mad, be angry, but be positive'

CLOVIS — Arron Chavez was a premature baby, a small child and a young man of little more than 5 feet in height, said his father, "but he had a big heart." Clayton Chavez spoke Thursday evening befor...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 28, 2018

Libertarian candidate: No nanny needed

PORTALES — She had never voted in her life prior to 2016, and on Friday morning Ginger Grider went to the Roosevelt County Courthouse and marked another milestone. This time she’s on the ballot, for a position she fully does not expect to win....

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 28, 2018

CCC hosting lowrider exhibit

CLOVIS - Take a little trip, take a little trip and see the lowrider exhibit at Clovis Community College before it cruises away. Through Thursday, the college hosts "Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot...

 

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