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 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 12, 2017

Bomb threats uncommon in area

It is not a common occurrence in eastern New Mexico, but when a bomb threat occurs it takes dedication and collaboration between law enforcement and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers. A bomb threat is a fourth-degree felony and is...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 10, 2017

New Mexico Singing Churchmen to hold concert

PORTALES — Church members across the state are raising money through the power of song. The New Mexico Singing Churchmen (NMSC) are making their way to Portales for a benefit concert supporting the...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 9, 2017

Crash leaves man in critical condition

CLOVIS — An automobile accident has left a man injured and in critical condition. Officers responded to a crash approximately 9:53 p.m. Tuesday on Wheaton Street and Highway 60/84, according to a press release sent by the Clovis Police Department....

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 9, 2017

Judge postpones motion decision

CLOVIS — A district judge postponed granting a motion against Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker that said he had no right to interfere with Elida law enforcement. The motion hearing was held Wednesday morning at the Curry County courthouse in...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 8, 2017

Incest trial set to move forward

CLOVIS — The trial for a son accused of having an incestuous relationship is moving forward. Caleb Peterson, 20, faces accusations of having a relationship with his mother Monica Mares, 37. According to court records, Peterson was adopted as a...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 5, 2017

Residents divided on time change

A bill scrapping moving clocks forward and backward for daylight saving time in the state has prompted mixed reactions from local residents. Senate Bill 239 proposes making Mountain daylight saving time the permanent time zone for the state, as...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 3, 2017

United Way trying to keep fun in mind at banquet

CLOVIS — United Way Eastern New Mexico is preparing to close out a year of accomplishments in a fun fashion. The organization is hosting their annual awards banquet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 21...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 3, 2017

Parishioners observe Ash Wednesday on the go

CLOVIS - Ash Wednesday, as it always has, marks the start of Lent, a time to reflect on service and being part of the body of Christ. But in this day and age, a busy schedule can make it tough for...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 2, 2017

Residents suffer tumbleweed takeover

CLOVIS — Over Sheresa and Chip Lea's 15 years in Clovis, it wasn't a shock to find a few tumbleweeds caught on the property after a wind storm. Tuesday's wind storm was a slightly bigger problem....

 

Fulfilling an oath

PORTALES — The oath of the Boy Scouts of America means to perform with purpose and morals. Or, as Conquistador Council member Greg Hearn said, “to keep oneself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” There is also the Scout...

 

Bill would ease partnerships between auctioneers, real estate agents

Auctioneers may not have to spend an extra couple thousand to get a brokers license, depending on passage of a bill currently on the state Senate agenda. Senate Bill 125 is waiting for a hearing on...

 

Court officials wary of financial changes

The current legislative session brings with it caution as New Mexico magistrate and district court officials prepare for any financial changes in the current fiscal year. Administrative Office of the...

 

Lent time of personal sacrifice, spiritual gain

For some churches, this coming Wednesday marks the start of 40 days of spiritual reflection and fostering a close relationship with God. This time of reflection, known as Lent, is symbolic of the 40...

 

Organizers looking at new events for local Relays

Eastern New Mexico is getting ready to fight for a good cause. Relay For Life is in the planning stages in both Clovis and Portales, according to organizers. The event is held to raise money for the...

 

Area officials hope for best from capital outlay

When it comes to capital outlay projects, eastern New Mexico city and county officials are hoping for the best as they anticipate potential impacts on previously approved projects. Some officials are...

 

Man accused in 2014 stabbing death found competent

CLOVIS — The man accused in the 2014 stabbing death of a Clovis mother in a city park has been found competent to stand trial. District Judge Drew Tatum on Wednesday issued the order the day after hearing testimony and reviewing exhibits of... Full story

 

Leadership program working for businesses

PORTALES — Those involved with local businesses are getting further insight into the community while also supporting it. This year’s Leadership Portales program is making progress with their community service project since starting in August....

 

Love's in the air...

Floral shop owners in eastern New Mexico agree Valentine’s Day, the holiday of the red rose, presents its busiest time for them. It also presents unique ways for customers to express their affection, they added. “Money wise it is our biggest...

 

Churches raise funds for growth and spirit

CLOVIS - The past week brought with it varying degrees of success for local church fundraisers. The goals were similar: to support local organizations, church missions and community engagement. St....

 

Massive trees at Clovis church to be cut down

CLOVIS — Two massive Arizona cypress trees seem to be the largest in town when seen on the Prince Street overpass. Their location is on the side of Immanuel Lutheran Church and they were planted...

 

Zoning request sparks debate at meeting

CLOVIS — Some requests were approved without a hitch at the City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday. Another was met with some controversy. The commission recommended three requests for approval, which will be presented for...

 

Business focuses on nonverbal communication

CLOVIS — In the business field, what is conveyed without actually being verbally spoken means a great deal. This is something entrepreneur Sherri Wilson hopes to instill in people with Genius Communication. Wilson started the business as a way to...

 

Bridge of Hope aids women in community

PORTALES — Ministry keeps going strong for the volunteers at Bridge of Hope. The ministry, located at First Baptist Church in Portales, is part of the Christian Women’s Job Corps program, which offers guidelines for women struggling with life...

 

Committee approves movement on railroad park

CLOVIS — Efforts to beautify and promote education of the historic downtown railroad district are making progress. The city of Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee approved moving forward in finalizing designs for the Historic...

 

Dairy women host Milk Lover's Ball

CLOVIS — The Clovis Civic Center was the place for many in the dairy industry to suit up and support a good cause, while reflecting on the community coming together in the time since the worst snow storm hit eastern New Mexico in over 80 years. The...

 

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