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Two arrested in Aug. 18 armed robbery

CLOVIS — Two women charged in the Aug. 18 armed robbery of an elderly woman in a Clovis church parking lot have been arrested. Cherry Anaya, 43, and Jamie Vega, 36, on Wednesday entered no plea to charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit...

 

Canine comforter

CLOVIS - It's not a job for any dog. The 9th Judicial District already knows that, having tried once to bring a canine assistant into its courts. Kasey, a white retriever, lives now with a prosecutor...

 

In tribute: Plastic surgeon loved travel, photography

CLOVIS — Mac Rowley’s time on Earth might be measured in his thousands of photographs, or in the thousands of lives he touched — patients, students and a large, close-knit family of professionals. Dr. Milton Rowley specialized in plastic...

 

Woman fears remains are her son's

PORTALES - Carol Morgan is still hoping her missing son will come home. But she fears it was his remains found last week inside the trunk of a burned vehicle in Roosevelt County. "I wish he would...

 

Last conviction in 'not-so-great escape'

CLOVIS - The last of three local jail escapees to face court this year was convicted of five felony counts Tuesday in connection with the trio's short-lived flight from the Curry County Adult...

 

Former little league presidents charged with embezzlement

CLOVIS — Money raised selling donuts and collecting registration fees that was intended for baseball uniforms may have gone instead toward tires, electric bills and other personal expenses of two former Zia Little League presidents charged this...

 

Search warrants sealed in investigation

PORTALES — Search warrants were in progress but sealed in the ongoing investigation of human remains found last week in the trunk of a burnt vehicle in Portales, officials said. "They did a search warrant initially on the vehicle," District...

 

Trees to come down on Clovis' Main Street

CLOVIS — They’re not the first trees to come down and they won’t be the last. City officials are pointing to the oak trees’ roots at the roots of the issue necessitating their removal from South Main Street last week. “The tree roots have c...

 

Sax addresses higher education

CLOVIS - Richard Sax spoke to accessibility of higher education, development of curriculum bolstering a workforce for local economic development, bridging the "opportunity gap" and playing to the...

 

Committee approved to consider air service

CLOVIS — Commissioners on Thursday approved the formation of a committee to evaluate five proposals for a new Essential Air Service for the city of Clovis. Their review and recommendations are scheduled to go back before the commission at its Oct....

 

Man arrested, charged with assault

CLOVIS — The bladed weapons were reported first as two large kitchen knives, then a sword and dagger. Police responded to five south Clovis locations in a span of as many hours Sunday morning before arresting a man armed with what they described...

 

Presentation: Roosevelt health indicators overall positive

PORTALES - Trends in health indicators for Roosevelt County were overall positive in the past several years, but there's still work to be done in areas like obesity, sexual health, chronic lower...

 

Gerardo Marquez found guilty in 2018 slaying

PORTALES - An emotional week of jury trial ended Friday with the second-degree murder conviction of Gerardo Marquez for the slaying last year of Erika Zamorano, a crime prosecutors described as an "in...

 

Board approves easement agreement

PORTALES - Another easement agreement down and a few more outstanding. They all count, as discussed at Thursday's meeting of the board of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The board...

 

Officials discuss traffic on Sandia Drive

CLOVIS — The figures say one thing, the residents say something else. It will take some additional review before more action can come to a stretch of road in northwest Clovis. Officials in the city’s Public Works Committee meeting on Wednesday...

 

Trial begins in 2018 slaying

PORTALES - Trial began Monday for a man charged with murder in connection with the April 19, 2018, death of Erika Zamorano in Portales. Jury selection took much of the day and ended with the...

 

Investigators waiting for lab results in July homicide

PORTALES — Investigators are still waiting on lab results before deciding whether criminal charges will be filed in the July 27 shooting death of Derek Garcia. “We’re still sticking with the fact that anything’s possible until we hear back...

 

Water authority to consider easement agreement

CLOVIS — An easement agreement comes Thursday before the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, one of several still outstanding as progress advances toward the Finished Water 3 component of the interim groundwater project. ENMWUA...

 

Roosevelt commissioners update property tax rates

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Commissioners in a brief special meeting on Monday fulfilled an annual requirement to update property tax rates imposed by the state’s Department of Finance and Administration. County Assessor George Beggs presented...

 

Addressing water worries

CLOVIS - Presenters told the south Clovis residents in attendance Tuesday that their concerns with water access were not forgotten and encouraged them to keep active in letting those concerns be...

 

Police arrest suspect in armed smoke shop burglary

CLOVIS — Police last week arrested one suspect in the armed nighttime burglary of a local smoke shop. Angelo Lopez, 18, of Clovis, was charged with six counts including felony aggravated burglary, battery and assault and misdemeanor impersonating...

 

Roosevelt to hold a special meeting Monday

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will convene in a special meeting Monday afternoon to fulfill an annual requirement of updating property tax rates imposed by the state's Dept. of Finance and Administration. County Manager Amber Hamilton...

 

Portales hopes to bolster program for teacher hopefuls

PORTALES - There were hugs, smiles and many words of encouragement Wednesday for a cadre of aspiring educators from Portales High School. Educators Rising is a national organization established as a...

 

Woman charged with arson, attempted murder

FORT SUMNER — A woman was charged Monday with arson and two counts of attempted murder in De Baca County and meanwhile arrested in Curry County on dozens of felony forgery accounts. Carlene Prado-Espinosa, 32, is one of “a lot of people...

 

City pay issues culminate in demonstration by employees

CLOVIS - Months-long issues with a new city payroll system came to a head on Friday the 13th as dozens of employees packed into the Clovis City Hall that morning and said they weren't going home...

 

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