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 By Grant McGee    News 

Bank robberies suspect arrested

The man suspected of robbing two Clovis banks will face federal charges, District Attorney Brian Stover said last week. James Robinson, 50, was arrested Tuesday at a Mitchell... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News 

Clovis Municipal Schools board swears in new officers

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of directors now has new officers, in line with an annual transition. District 4 representative Shawn Hamilton moves to the board's presidency... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News 

Independents join November political races

As expected, two new independent candidates have joined 10 Republicans and one Democrat for local races on the Curry County ballot for the November general election. One name not on ballots released by the Secretary of State’s... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News 

Police: Standoff ends without injury

CLOVIS -- A two-hour standoff with Clovis police ended without injury Thursday in the 1100 block of Hickory Street. Patrick Burgess, 30, was taken into police custody after officers... — Updated 7/2/2022 Full story

 
 By Grant McGee    Sports 

Isler resigns as CHS boys basketball coach

Jaden Isler, whose family name has been synonymous with Clovis boys basketball for more than two decades, resigned Wednesday as the team’s head coach. Clovis Municipal Schools Ath... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Roosevelt County attorney submits resignation

Portales attorney Randy Knudson has handed in his resignation as county attorney for the Roosevelt County government. Knudson’s resignation letter was submitted to Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton the afternoon of June 13,... — Updated 6/25/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Tax hike prompts petition to recall Clovis mayor, commissioners

CLOVIS -- A Clovis City Commission vote to hike property tax by $1 per $1,000 of taxable value has resulted in the start of a petition drive to recall Mayor Mike Morris and seven of the city’s eight commissioners. Carlos Arias sa... — Updated 6/25/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Ballot audit set for today

PORTALES — Shonnie Standefer is on a mission – to make sure everyone’s vote counts. That’s why she’s planning to audit ballots today from Roosevelt County’s 2020 presidential election. Her primary concern is not with th... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

City, county hoping to make Clovis a rodeo destination

Making Clovis a destination spot for national scale rodeo action got the attention of Clovis city and Curry County commissioners and administrators at the annual City/County... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis property taxes likely to rise

CLOVIS — Property taxes in Clovis are likely going up, reflected in payments that are due this November. That was the decision of the Clovis City Commission at its regular session Thursday. The vote was 7-1 with District 3... — Updated 6/19/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Portales schools lawsuit still in preliminary stages

A lawsuit filed against Portales Municipal Schools is still in its preliminary stages according to the state courts files. Portales schools Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the agency that insures the school system, the New Mexico... — Updated 6/18/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Arrest made in shooting near church

CLOVIS - Clovis police have made an arrest in the Monday afternoon shooting at a church parking lot on Main Street. Christopher Rodriguez, 36, who was earlier identified as a... — Updated 6/16/2022 Full story

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis Music Festival makes return

After a two year absence The Clovis Music Festival returns this week. Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director Ernie Kos is looking forward to Clovis being a... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Roosevelt citizens plan to audit ballots

PORTALES — A group of Roosevelt County citizens, most noting their Republican party affiliation, plan on auditing county ballots for the 2020 presidential election next Wednesday.   The matter came up during the “public... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Opening act: A group of 'old school rockers'

Friday's big show for the Clovis Music Festival is an appearance by Southern rockers .38 Special. The opening act is a band of six Clovis area guys, one who says being in a band... — Updated 6/11/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Headlining band got start in Roswell

Sounds of saxophone and accordion set to a Norteño beat will be heard at the Curry County Events Center Saturday nightas La Maquineria Norteña headlines the final night of the... — Updated 6/11/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Gearing up again

CLOVIS – They're back. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Clovis Music Festival the past two years and forced Draggin' Main into a more informal gathering. But with the disease... — Updated 6/11/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis city commissioners vote to clean up abandoned housing

Four properties in Clovis city limits have been targeted for clean up and demolition of structures after unanimous votes by Clovis city commissioners at their regular meeting... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Primary election set for Tuesday

Tuesday is Primary Election Day in New Mexico.  Voters will be going to the polls to decide who will be representing their party on the ballot in the General Election scheduled Nov. 8. County clerks in Curry and Roosevelt... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Portales woman faces charges of abuse

PORTALES -- A Portales woman is due in court Wednesday to face charges of child abuse, neglect, and animal cruelty in a case that District Attorney Brian Stover terms “extreme.” Sharman Eminger, 53, faces a third-degree felony... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Local administrators reviewing school security

After the May 24 shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed, school officials nationwide have been reviewing their own campus security. School administrators in Clovis and Portales have been looking a... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Former mayor declares interest in legislative seat

Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford wants to be on the Nov. 8 ballot in the race for the District 64 seat in the state Legislature. The seat has been held by Republican Randal Crowder since 2015. Crowder is not seeking re-election.... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Pioneer Days kicking off after two-year absence

Pioneer Days returns to Clovis this week after a two-year absence. Richard Hadley, president of the Curry County Mounted Patrol, said he and many other Pioneer Days supporters are... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Early and absentee voting continues in Curry, Roosevelt

Curry and Roosevelt countians continue to cast early and absentee votes in the upcoming June 7 New Mexico primary. Curry County clerk Annie Hogland reports as this week begins 1010 total early voting ballots have been cast:... — Updated 5/31/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Ceremonies planned for Memorial Day

Remembrance ceremonies are planned for Monday, Memorial Day. Clovis' Elks Lodge #1244, VFW Post 3015 and the Joint Veterans Council are presenting a program at Lawn Haven Memorial... — Updated 5/28/2022

 

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