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Clovis man killed in I-27 accident

LUBBOCK -- A Clovis man was killed in a vehicle accident early Wednesday morning in Lubbock County. Jermaine William Nord, 32, was involved in a vehicle crash on Interstate 27 about 3 a.m. Wednesday. He “ran on foot from the... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Gabrielle Porter    News 

Portales mayor stepping down

Portales Mayor Ron Jackson plans to resign at the end of the year due to health reasons, he announced at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Jackson is nearly two years through his... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By David Stevens    News 

Officials: Giraffe died of heart attack

Clovis' Rothschild's giraffe, Jael, died of a heart attack, city officials said Monday after reviewing a necropsy performed the morning of the zoo animal's death. The clinical... — Updated 11/28/2023


Food bank adds freezer to pantry

Forty years ago, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico was but a pantry in Nancy Taylor's shoe store off of Seventh Street in Clovis. Earlier this month, the organization that has... — Updated 11/28/2023


State Supreme Court affirms gerrymandering decision

The state Supreme Court affirmed a District Court judge’s decision that said while Democratic lawmakers tried to dilute Republican voting power in one of the state’s three congressional districts, their efforts did not equate... — Updated 11/28/2023

 By Curtis Shelburne    Voices 

Faith: All fearfully, wonderfully made in God's majesty

The venerable St. Francis of Assisi tell us: “The world is a great stage, on which God displays his many wonders.” So true. And I’m struck yet again that some of God’s most... — Updated 11/28/2023

 By David Stevens    News 

Pages past, Nov. 29: Steed-Todd moves to Prince Street

On this date … 1955: Two Clovis Baptist pastors had announced they were resigning their positions to take other church leadership roles. Rev. Joseph Underwood said he would... — Updated 11/28/2023


Hounds top Mountain Lions with late surge

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Senior guard/forward Deja Adrian scored seven of her team-high 11 points in the fourth quarter and Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled away to a 57-48 victory over Colorado-Colorado Springs... — Updated 11/28/2023


Portales business of month 311 Entertainment

311 Entertainment of Portales has been named the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Month” for November. 311 Entertainment, located at 311 S. Main Ave., is an indoor/outdoor event venue. It has been open... — Updated 11/28/2023


Forrest Tire newest 'Retail Rockstar'

Forrest Tire has been named the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s newest “Retail Rockstar.” Forrest Tire, located at the corner of Norris Street and Mabry Drive, was nominated for the honor by Furrow’s Home Lumber,... — Updated 11/28/2023

 By De Baca County News    News 

Fort Sumner cartoonist honored

FORT SUMNER — Mike Scott, the longtime cartoonist and western humor writer for the De Baca County News and the Clovis Livestock Market News, has been honored as one of the winners of the 27th Academy of Western Artists Will Roger... — Updated 11/28/2023


Roswell newspaper reducing frequency

ROSWELL — The Roswell Daily Record next year will reduce its frequency to three days per week in print and five days per week online, according to Publisher Barbara Beck. “With the changing times, starting Jan. 3, 2024, we are... — Updated 11/28/2023


Crash claims two Clovis residents

Two Clovis residents were killed, along with a Carlsbad man, when the 2021 Jeep they were traveling in crashed Saturday afternoon about 15 miles southwest of Plains, Texas. Crystal Mendoza, 40, and Javier Quinonez, 43, both... — Updated 11/28/2023

 By Elwood Watson    Voices 

Opinion: Confederate flag always symbol of hate

Recently, I was heading home from a local coffeehouse. Along the way, at one specific intersection, there were a few men in a pickup truck with a Confederate flag. Two men were... — Updated 11/28/2023


Clovis woman struck, killed by vehicle

A Clovis woman was killed while riding a bicycle Thursday night and a 43-year-old man has been charged in connection with the fatality. Dawn Renee Dozier, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from... — Updated 11/28/2023


City seeks representatives

The city of Clovis has a vacancy on the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee for a representative from District 4, a city news release states. The committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the... — Updated 11/25/2023


EPCOG earns national award

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments received a 2023 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for its Eastern Plains Mental Health Program project. “This project is a... — Updated 11/25/2023


Light show starts up for season

The Christmas Glitter and Glow light show is back. It’s been hosted by Rocky Bernard and his crew at St. Bernard Farms for the past seven years. The idea originated with Bernard’s mom, who passed nearly 11 years ago. He said... — Updated 11/25/2023


Slate of holiday events set for month across Clovis and Portales

As you tuck into that last plate of leftovers today … or polish off a piece of pumpkin pie for breakfast (my personal favorite) … I’ve got some alarming news: Christmas is com... — Updated 11/25/2023

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

Opinion: Parents counted their blessings until the end

As you get older, you get more used to death. You become familiar with seeing your elders pass on. Death can be painful; oftentimes more so for the ones left behind. It’s a tragedy when a loved one’s life is cut short; for... — Updated 11/25/2023


Opinion: Children's deaths show the creep of inhumanity

About six years ago, there was a little boy named Charlie Gard. Charlie lived in England, and had two loving parents who begged the country’s National Health Service to provide... — Updated 11/25/2023

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Ready for America to be free again

How long has it been since you heard someone say “It’s a free country?” I used to hear it almost every day. I haven’t heard anyone say this for years now. Another thing... — Updated 11/25/2023


Opinion: 'Tacoma Method' reminder to avoid lies, exaggeration

Let’s go back. Way back, 138 years, to when Silver City citizens almost did something that most of us wouldn’t approve of today. Here’s an announcement from the Southwest Sentinel of Nov. 24, 1885: “There will be a meeting... — Updated 11/25/2023


Cannon operations back to normal after lockdown

Cannon Air Force Base security forces were conducting “increased patrols” late Tuesday afternoon when an individual reported hearing gunfire. The gunfire report led to the evening’s lockdown and “active shooter... — Updated 11/25/2023

 By Gabrielle Porter    News

Larger than life bondsman left legacy

If you met Henry "Hank" Bayless on the streets of Clovis in his prime, you might have thought: this is not someone to mess with. A towering 6 feet 4 inches, he often wore a black... — Updated 11/25/2023


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