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Pages past - June 24

On this date ... 1953: A well-trained 5-year-old roping horse named "Chigger" was killed and another roping horse was injured when fire destroyed their barn on Clovis' East Brady Avenue. Four goats...

 

Clovis man sentenced to time served

ALBUQUERQUE - A Clovis man on Thursday was sentenced to 49 days of time served for violating federal firearms laws. Alan William Weber, 37, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque for...

 

Local rancher named CEO of ag board

CLOVIS — A Clovis-area rancher has been named chief executive officer of the Ag New Mexico Board of Directors. An Ag New Mexico news release said Brett Valentine has more than 20 years of banking experience, a majority of which were with the Farm...

 

Road work planned for Monday

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Road Department on Monday plans road work on South Roosevelt Road 6. The sealing project will extend 3 1/2 miles, from Kilgore Street to South Roosevelt Road M 1/2, according to a county news release. The work...

 

ENMU names Smith new women's soccer coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico stayed in-state to fill its women’s soccer coaching position, hiring Joshua Smith from University of the Southwest. Smith becomes the sixth coach in the program’s...

 

Former daycare worker arrested

CLOVIS — A former daycare worker fired for fighting in front of more than a dozen 4-year-old children was arrested Wednesday. Elizabeth Parrez, 25, is charged with 13 counts of abuse of a child (does not result in death or great bodily injury) and... Full story

 

Water authority to consider lease on new office space

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority could have a new home following today’s meeting. The board is scheduled to vote on a lease agreement for a new office space. The ENMWUA currently works out of 809 Parkland Drive, Suite A,...

 

City to consider wording on cats and dogs

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will consider clearing up language on what it means for cats and dogs to run at large and decide on whether to accept a negotiation on property liens. According to the ordinance up for introduction at today’s 5...

 

New rec center on Portales agenda

PORTALES — After its last meeting included lengthy and often contentious public input regarding the city of Portales potentially turning its rec center into an entertainment venue, tonight the Portales City Council will discuss ideas for a new... Full story

 

Texico man pleads guilty to theft of livestock

MULESHOE — A Texico man pleaded guilty Friday to theft of livestock charges in Muleshoe. Jeffrey Provence, 52, received a two-year deferred sentence and paid restitution to Frontera Feedyard for selling company cattle as his own for nearly four...

 

Eastern's Vick winds up eighth

CASPER, Wyoming — The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team wrapped up the last day of the College National Finals Rodeo with one athlete competing in Saturday's short go. And Celie Vick represented ENMU well as the senior earned a top 10...

 

Pages past - June 17

On this date ... 1968: Clovis was preparing to host "a three-day combination of business and frolic" when newspapermen (and women) arrived for the New Mexico Press Association's summer convention....

 

Three escape Clovis jail

CLOVIS — Three inmates escaped from the Clovis jail about 11 a.m. Friday and remained at large Friday night. Officials said area residents should "use caution and be alert for strangers." The... Full story

 

Accused shooter says he acted in self-defense

CLOVIS — A man charged with killing a co-worker at a Curry County dairy on Thursday told police he acted in self-defense. But Jose Flores Espana’s statement was “inconsistent with the other... Full story

 

Pages past - June 16

On this date ... 1993: A Las Vegas, Nevada, man pleaded guilty to racketeering and fraud charges, allegedly resulting in $30 million taken from about 30,000 residents deceived across the country. A...

 

Beardsworth solid at CNFR

CASPER, Wyoming — The third time was the charm for ENMU senior Landon Beardsworth at the College National Finals Rodeo Thursday night. After unsuccessfully trying to record a time in steer wrestling on his first two go-rounds, earlier in the week,...

 

Street work to be finished Friday

PORTALES — Street work that began in May is scheduled to be completed Friday, according to a news release from the city of Portales. The release said 18th Street, from Avenue I to Avenue O, will be closed on Friday so street work can be...

 

Portales school board clears routine business

PORTALES — Classes are out for summer, but the board of education still meets. In the case of Portales Municipal Schools, that mostly involves housekeeping in advance of the next school year. “It went pretty fast, all pretty routine things,”...

 

Hounds trio competing at rodeo finals

CASPER, Wyoming — The Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo team wrapped up its second day of competition at the College National Finals Rodeo on Monday afternoon. The Greyhounds have three competitors in this year’s CNFR — Celie Vick in goat...

 

Curry to consider fire safety measures

CLOVIS - Persisting drought conditions have inspired the Curry County Commission to consider a pair of fire safety measures at today's special meeting. The commission will hold a public hearing before... Full story

 

Roosevelt to certify election results at meeting

PORTALES - The Roosevelt County Commission will meet today to certify the results of Tuesday's election. Chief Deputy Clerk Stephanie Hicks said the clerk's office will present the results of the...

 

Clovis to expedite revenue review committee

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission, in lieu of numerous recent conversations about waiving city fees for local events, is expediting the process of its revenue review committee. The committee normally meets in August of even-numbered years, but...

 

Portales residents charged with drug trafficking

PORTALES — Three Portales residents were arrested and charged with drug trafficking Wednesday morning, following the service of search warrants that discovered meth, heroin and a stolen AK47 rifle. Ruben Lozano, 47, was charged with first-degree...

 

School board approves parking lot improvements

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved all five action items at Wednesday's special meeting, including parking lot improvements at Clovis High School. Deputy...

 

Raise approved for CCC president

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent raise for CCC President Becky Rowley at Wednesday’s meeting. Rowley said her salary will become $155,902 a year, an increase of $4,541, and her contract runs through... Full story

 

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