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ENMU comes up short against Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for its first series win in nearly two years came up short on Saturday. Second baseman Beau Williams and shortstop Julian Macias combined for nine RBIs and Cameron posted a 10... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Xcel says customers protected from spikes

AMARILLO — Winter Storm Uri made electricity more expensive to produce because of shortages in natural gas used to fuel area power plants. But Xcel Energy customers in Texas and New Mexico will be protected from the extreme... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Fire victims identified

CLOVIS — Investigators have found no criminal intent related to the house fire that killed three people Tuesday on South Wheaton Street. Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said Friday the fire appears to have originated inside a... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

COVID update: Most counties out of red designation

Curry County remained in the yellow zone, Roosevelt County reached it and both nearly made the green designation Wednesday as New Mexico released its latest two-week data in its “Red to Green” reopening modeling. A release... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Farwell ends its season

VEGA, Texas — It was an abrupt end to the basketball season Tuesday night for the Farwell Steers. Clarendon, ranked second in Class 2A, opened a 23-6 lead after one quarter and held Farwell at bay the rest of the way for a 58-49... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Tuesday fire victims identified

CLOVIS — Investigators have found no criminal intent related to the house fire that killed three people Tuesday on South Wheaton Street. Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said Friday the fire appears to have originated inside a... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Chamber seeking logo creator

CLOVIS — Seeking logo creator. Local artists preferred. Apply within. That’s what the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is telling Clovis citizens, with informal request for proposals to hire a graphic designer to create... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Six hurt in Muleshoe school bus wreck

MULESHOE — Six people were taken to area hospitals Wednesday afternoon following a Muleshoe school bus crash near the Parmer-Bailey County line on U.S. 84. The most serious... — Updated 2/27/2021 Full story

 

Police crash resulted in non-life-threatening injuries

CLOVIS — A Clovis police officer was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday night after being involved in an auto accident at First and Sycamore streets. The... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Three arrested after shootout with police

PORTALES — Three people were arrested Wednesday night following an evening shootout with law enforcement at a Portales residence. Jordan Venegas, 21, Manuel Venegas, 19, and a 17-year-old male were arrested in the incident. Both... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Court affirms Clovis man's murder, rape convictions

SANTA FE – New Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Clovis man's convictions for first-degree murder and raping the victim after she had died. A Supreme Court news release... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Two house fire victims identified

CLOVIS — Curry County officials provided identification for two of the three victims in Tuesday’s fatal fire on Wheaton Street. County Sheriff Wesley Waller said the Office of the Medical Investigator identified Johnie Lee... — Updated 2/26/2021

 

Three confirmed dead in house fire

CLOVIS — Three people were confirmed dead in a Tuesday morning house fire, according to the Clovis Fire Department. The fire at 420 S. Wheaton was reported to CFD at 4:04 a.m.... — Updated 2/26/2021

 

Official: Still no ID on fire victims

Positive identifications for three people who died in a Tuesday house fire in Clovis are expected to be known by Friday. Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said Thursday that the positive IDs and official causes of death were... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Clovis police officer involved in car crash

CLOVIS -- A Clovis police officer was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday night after being involved in an auto accident at First and Sycamore streets. Clovis Fire... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

 

Roosevelt joins Curry in yellow designation

Curry County remained in the yellow zone, Roosevelt County reached it and both nearly made the green designation as New Mexico released its latest two-week data in its “Red to Green” reopening modeling. A release from Gov.... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

 

Agee named girls co-player of year

FARWELL - Farwell senior Presley Agee has been chosen the girls co-player of the year for Texas District 3-2A. Agee shared the honor with senior Madalyn Richards of Vega. The Lady... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Man gets six years after pleading to car thefts

CLOVIS — A 26-year-old Clovis man on Monday was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple car thefts, according to District Attorney Andrea Reeb. According to a news release from the DA: Uriel Ramirez... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

City seeking volunteers for boards, committees

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking volunteers for seven vacancies on lower boards and committees, according to a series of city releases. Applications for the Senior Services Committee, Economic Incentive Board, Public Works... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Roosevelt hoping to reach yellow status

A consistent string of single-digit case days for COVID-19 has created some sense of optimism that Curry County will remain in the yellow zone when “Red to Green” results are announced today and that — fingers crossed ... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Farwell boys top Lockney

LITTLEFIELD — Juniors Grayson Waldrop and Leo Nunez hit 3-point shots on Farwell’s first two possessions and the Steers were off and running toward a 65-37 victory over Lockney on Friday night in a Class 2A boys bi-district... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

Former Portales resident named to election integrity committee

Tina Dziuk, formerly of Portales, has been appointed to the Republican National Committee’s newly formed Committee on Election Integrity. Twelve men and 12 women, representing 21 states and the District of Columbia, were... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

Two arrested on murder charges in Fort Sumner

FORT SUMNER - A pair of Fort Sumner men were arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man Feb. 8 at Plains Regional Medical Center.... — Updated 2/20/2021 Full story

 

COVID roundup: State optimistic on reopenings

CLOVIS — The infection rates for COVID-19 continue to trend downward, with Roosevelt County reporting three days without a case during the week and a statewide outlook that may see a healthy majority of New Mexico’s 33... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

Ranchvale fire department gets upgraded status

CLOVIS — The Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department received an upgrade last week in its public protection classification, earning Class 7 status, according to a Curry County release. The rating, the result of an Insurance Services... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

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