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 By David Grieder    News    July 21, 2018 

Inmate's escape attempt short-lived

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman arrested Thursday evening briefly slipped the bonds of institutional custody Friday afternoon on a walk back from the courthouse to the jail. But she only made it about 100... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 21, 2018 

Family, friends of shooting victim raising funds for funeral

PORTALES — Less than two days into the investigation of his death, family and friends of Dylan Nutter were busy raising funeral funds for the 20-year old Portales resident. “Horrible,” said his mother, Vicki Nutter, in a phone interview with... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 21, 2018 

Clovis man faces up to 25 years in prison

CLOVIS — A Clovis man convicted by jury trial Thursday of multiple felonies faces up to 25 years in prison, prosecutors say, but his defense attorney said he’ll be asking for a new trial before it gets to sentencing. Jesus Villa, 30, was found...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 20, 2018

One dead after Portales shooting

PORTALES — An investigation Thursday into the death of a young man in Portales during the night occupied local police and the 9th Judicial District's Major Crimes Unit for much of the day, but by...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 20, 2018

Alleged heavy machinery thief jailed

PORTALES — Six months after a sheriff’s bullet ended his alleged rampage in Portales on a stolen front-end loader, James McFarlin turned himself in Thursday morning to the Roosevelt County Detention Center. McFarlin, 48, of Portales, was...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 19, 2018

Trial set for daycare defendants

PORTALES — Sandi and Mary Taylor appeared with their attorney Tuesday during a short hearing in preparation for their five-day jury trial scheduled in two months. The mother-daughter pair are each accused of leaving two young children in a hot car...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 19, 2018

Water authority to clear fiscal year business

TEXICO — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board has its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. today at the Texico Fire Station. ENMWUA Administrator Orlando Ortega said much of the meeting agenda consists of “standard procedure” items pertain...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 19, 2018

One dead after report of shooting in Portales

PORTALES - Police are investigating the death of an individual found early Thursday morning at a residence in the 1400 block of South Avenue B in Portales. A police news release said officers... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 18, 2018

Military to handle case in airman's death

CLOVIS — The military will have jurisdiction in prosecuting the case of a shooting death July 5 in Clovis involving two Cannon Air Force Base airman, District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced Tuesday. “After speaking with the military, law... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 18, 2018

Man accused of threatening FBI agent

CLOVIS — The FBI on Monday arrested a man in Clovis for allegedly threatening “to assault or murder” one of its agents and an assistant U.S. attorney, records show. The suspect is a homeless man recently struggling after the death of his... Full story

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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