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Hounds picking back up

PORTALES — What happens in August doesn’t necessarily stay in August. At least not as far as preseason football practices go. What happens in August can actually have a long-lasting effect on...

 

Expectations raised for Wildcat boys

CLOVIS — It was certainly a memorable 2018 season for Clovis High’s boys soccer team, which posted an 18-3-1 record while reaching the state 5A semifinals. But with that season, the bar crept a bit higher. “Oh yeah, that’s what we’ve been...

 

Portales getting set for soccer transition

PORTALES — Portales’ boys soccer team begins the 2019 season with its third coach in as many years. Out went Nathan Dodge after the 2017 season, out went his successor Juan Mendez after 2018. Enter Michael Aunan this year — into the Portales...

 

What's happening - Aug. 14

• Clovis Municipal Schools is selling a family pass for the 2019-20 athletic year. The $130 pass will be valid for two parents and three schoolchildren for admission to any home game for any team in the Clovis district from middle school to high...

 

Roosevelt alcohol questions approved

PORTALES — Commissioners on Tuesday approved three questions for the November ballot concerning alcohol sales in Roosevelt County. The move mirrors that of Curry County commissioners, who last week approved submitting the same three questions to...

 

Ready for the big show

CLOVIS - A cacophony of snorting pigs, bleating sheep and squawking chickens filled the air of the Curry County Fairgrounds livestock pens on Monday as participants of the Junior Livestock Auction...

 

Library shooting survivors file civil lawsuit

CLOVIS — Nearly two years after the fatal shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, two of its survivors have filed a civil lawsuit against the family of convicted shooter Nathaniel Jouett and the psychologist who was treating him prior. The...

 

Home arts shows give local flavor

CLOVIS - No county fair would be complete without a little local flavor on display - home-baked cookies, hand-sewn dresses, locally grown flowers or Lego dioramas. Artwork, crafts, baked goods, food p... Full story

 

Convenience center to be closed

PORTALES — The city of Portales will close its convenience center for trash dropoff at 1 p.m. Friday, according to a city release. The center will reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday. Located at 1230 N. Avon Ave., the center allows city residents free...

 

Streets to be closed for installation

CLOVIS — A portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Sandoval Street in Clovis will be closed to traffic for eight days to install a pipeline for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, according to a city release. The portion of MLK... Full story

 

Bands sought for competition

CLOVIS — The Curry County Events Center is seeking bands to compete in its Battle of the Bands, part of the center’s 10th anniversary celebration Oct. 5. The competition will begin at 5 p.m. Bands of any genre are invited to compete for $5,000...

 

Clovis to host remediation presentation

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will host a presentation by King Industries for considerations to remediate a contaminated plume of water adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from the city. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m....

 

Lansford reappointed chair of water policy board

CLOVIS — A familiar face returned to the front of the Clovis water policy advisory board, and local partners had discussions on protecting water and securing future rights. Mayor David Lansford was reappointed as chairman during the board’s...

 

Red Arrow adding attractions

CLOVIS - In most small towns you'd struggle to find laser tag, mini golf, bowling, carnival rides and Bingo all in one place. But in just a few months, you'll be able to find all that and more under o...

 

Midway lights and corn dogs fairly fun

County fairs have been around as long as counties in New Mexico. In Clovis’ case, the county fair began before Curry County was even formed. On Oct. 2, 1914, The Clovis Journal reported the “Seventh Annual Curry County Fair” was about to take...

 

Board members wary of cannabis implementation

PORTALES - Qualified students may be able to receive medical cannabis at school, but Portales school board members on Tuesday were wary of how the new policy would be implemented. The discussion came...

 

Cats score four times in shortened scrimmage

RUIDOSO — Technically, Clovis scored four touchdowns to Las Cruces’ two. But the weather might have won the day Wednesday at Ruidoso High School. The second of two lightning delays led the Wildcats and Bulldawgs to just skip the goal-line...

 

Portales man faces federal child pornography charge

LBUQUERQUE — A Portales man pleaded not guilty yesterday on a federal charge of production of child pornography. Augustin Gallegos, 34, was indicted last month in U.S. District Court on the charge of "production of a visual depiction of a minor eng...

 

Audit report finds policy issues with Curry County Treasurer's Office

CLOVIS — Following Curry County's 2018 financial audit, an Agreed Upon Procedures report found many highlighted policy issues at the Curry County Treasurer's Office have yet to be addressed, which could have big consequences for the county if left...

 

Roosevelt moving up meeting

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission is moving up its first meeting in September, according to a release from the county. The meeting originally scheduled for Sept. 10 will instead be held 9 a.m. Sept. 5. It will still be held at the...

 

BNSF to close crossing

CLOVIS — BNSF Railway plans to close motorist access to the railroad crossing on Curry Road 4 for two days to make repairs, according to a company release. The hours of closure will be 7 a.m. Aug. 20 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. A detour route will be...

 

Road viewing meeting scheduled

PORTALES — Roosevelt County has scheduled a road viewing committee meeting for Monday to study the potential closure of two miles of South Roosevelt Road AL. The meeting will be held 9 a.m. at the Allsups location in Elida. The portion of SRR AL...

 

Portales to hold public input meeting

PORTALES — The city of Portales will hold a meeting at noon Friday to accept public input on the Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The meeting will be held at the city’s public works office at 100 W. First St., with a presentation on...

 

School board to start year with revisions, adjustment requests

PORTALES — Classes resume this week and so too do the regular evening meetings of the Portales Municipal Schools' Board of Education. The board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday and will start the new school year with consideration of various...

 

Students, staff prepping for first day of school

The hustle and bustle of the school year is upon us and students and staff from Portales and Clovis schools have been busy. Some have popped in to meet their teachers for an open house while others...

 

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