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Arkansas man injured in aircraft crash

CLOVIS — An Arkansas man was injured Saturday when his experimental aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airfield east of Clovis. Larry Bishop, 56, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for...

 

RGH, clinics offering drive-thru flu shots

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinics will offer a drve-thru flu shot event Oct. 17 in the RGH parking lot. The event will go from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., but notes that flu vaccinations are limited. There is no cost for the event. The...

 

Virtual recovery festival to be held

SANTA FE — In celebration of National Recovery Month, various state councils and departments are teaming up for a two-day virtual recovery festival. About 30 video presenters are scheduled to attend, and 22 organizations will have virtual booths...

 

Judicial district among fastest in finding competency

CLOVIS — When it comes to finding a defendant competent or not competent to stand trial, the local Ninth Judicial District is one of the state’s fastest. The New Mexico Sentencing Commission released its findings Friday following a study of all...

 

Halloween Howwwl canceled

CLOVIS — Add one more domino to Clovis Softball Association cancelations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Halloween Howwwl was the latest to fall on Tuesday, with the cancelation breaking a 26-year run. Roger Jackson, director of the CSA,...

 

Schools report positive cases

SANTA FE — Ten positive COVID-19 cases in Roosevelt County schools were among 15 reported Thursday and Friday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The PED began providing daily updates of positive tests early last week. According to the...

 

Muleshoe makes comeback over Tulia

TULIA, Texas - Down 14-0, Muleshoe regrouped and found its footing in the second half to complete a stunning comeback on Friday night. Quarterback Zach Hasley threw for three second-half touchdowns, i...

 

ENMU holding virtual homecoming

PORTALES — With on-campus events postponed until the spring semester, Eastern New Mexico University is celebrating its homecoming virtually this week. Beginning Monday, a fiesta-themed homecoming week will commence with streaming videos of campus...

 

School board to consider posthumous honor

CLOVIS — From the time he joined Clovis Municipal Schools as a teacher in 1965, to his retirement in 2001, to the two times he came out of retirement to serve as interim superintendent, G.C. Ross made countless impacts with the district. On Tuesday...

 

Commission recommends retaining all judges in district

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission recommends retaining all five judges in the Ninth Judicial District in the November general election, according to an election retention report it released Friday. The NMJPEC is...

 

Arkansas man hurt in plane crash

An Arkansas man was injured Saturday when his experimental aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airfield east of Clovis. Larry Bishop, 56, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment....

 

Three hurt in bus crash

PROGRESS - A Muleshoe school bus driver and two 10-year-old students were injured Monday afternoon when a tractor trailer rig collided with the rear of the parked bus near Progress on U.S. 84....

 

Curry County enters "green" zone, clearing way for hybrid learning

SANTA FE — Noting she believes the state is “trending in exactly the way we are hoping to” on COVID-19, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced recreation-related changes to the state’s public health order aimed at reopening the state while... Full story

 

State announces child care copayments to be waived

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced last week that parent copayments for the Child Care Assistance program will be waived for the months of September and October. The department will cover the revenue...

 

Man arrested after high-speed chase

CLOVIS - A Clovis man was arrested Sunday after leading police more than three miles in a stolen truck, according to the Clovis Police Department. Kristoval Diaz, 20, was arrested after attempting to...

 

Roswell man critical after shooting

PORTALES — A Roswell man was in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent robbery attempt Friday in Portales. Court documents filed Monday in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court show two arrests, but other charges...

 

Supreme Court orders release of former daycare owners

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court, in a 3-1 decision, ordered a pair of former Portales daycare owners be granted release from prison pending an appeal on their 2019 convictions. Sandi and Mary Taylor, former owners of the Taylor Tots... Full story

 

Five positive COVID-19 tests reported for Roosevelt County school employees

SANTA FE — Five positive COVID-19 cases in Roosevelt County schools were among seven reported Thursday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The PED began daily updates of positive tests earlier this week, and reported one case on... Full story

 

Two killed in Tuesday crash

Two California residents died Tuesday afternoon following a motor-vehicle crash on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose. According to a news release from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller: • At 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a head-on... Full story

 

Police seek man in kidnapping and shooting

CLOVIS - The Clovis Police Department is looking for a man it suspects was involved with a kidnapping and shooting. An arrest warrant was issued for Carlos Sanchez-Trillo, 31, following an...

 

Man arrested in shooting incident

CLOVIS - Police early Sunday arrested a man suspected of being involved with a kidnapping and shooting. Carlos Sanchez-Trillo, 31, was taken into custody without incident following a traffic stop about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of East... Full story

 

Muleshoe student, bus driver hurt in crash

PROGRESS -- A Muleshoe student and bus driver were injured Monday afternoon when a tractor trailer rig collided with the rear of the parked bus near Progress on U.S. 84. Muleshoe schools Superintendent R.L. Richards said the student and bus driver...

 

Number of COVID-19 cases in area drops significantly

CLOVIS — The first week of September has seen a significant drop in COVID-19 cases, and the same is proving true in eastern New Mexico. Monday marked the first time in 87 days that Curry County did not record at least one new coronavirus case. The...

 

Man arrested in connection with August shooting

CLOVIS - A 25-year-old Clovis man has been arrested in connection with an Aug. 13 shooting during a home invasion in the 500 block of Axtell Street. Court records show Jonathan Romero was arrested...

 

ENMU receives film money

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University was one of 20 schools statewide to receive funding through a New Mexico film program funded by industry participants, according to a release from the New Mexico Film Office. Overall, 20 higher education...

 

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