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ENMU women tops in LSC academically

RICHARDSON, Texas — For the second-straight year, and third time overall, Eastern New Mexico University has claimed a share of the Lone Star Conference’s Academic Excellence Award. The award, now... Full story

 

Independence Day festivities set in Clovis, Portales

The middle of the week seems like an odd time for any type of celebration. But then again, it’s never a bad day to celebrate independence. Both Clovis and Portales are making final preparations for annual fireworks shows on Wednesday night, weather...

 

Cats claim tourney in Littlefield

LITTLEFIELD, Texas — The Clovis High softball team claimed the tournament championship at Littlefield’s Midnight Madness Tournament, winning five of six games overall. Clovis, playing in the high school division, went 1-1 in pool play and took...

 

Five indicted in connection with jail escape

CLOVIS — A Curry County grand jury returned indictments Friday on five individuals charged in connection with the short-lived June 15 escape of three local jail inmates. Victor Apodaca, 28, and...

 

Argument ends in injury

CLOVIS — A verbal argument at the corner of 21st Street and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard earlier this week resulted in one person seeking medical treatment, according to Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero. Romero said a 43-year-old man...

 

Pawn shop making ready for retirement

CLOVIS — Beaulieu Brothers Pawn City is taking the first step towards closing its doors, but owners expect they’ll be open for at least the next few years. Alan Beaulieu said starting Sunday the store will no longer accept pawn items and will foc... Full story

 

Racino group holding public meeting

CLOVIS — A citizen’s group hoping to promote Clovis as the site for the state’s sixth and final racino license is holding a meeting for the public on Tuesday. Vision 202 will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce....

 

Roosevelt receives PILT money

PORTALES — Roosevelt County will receive $28,709 through the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Act, according to a press release from U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich. County Manager Amber Hamilton said that money has been budgeted into the...

 

Two Clovis baseball players earn USA Today honors

CLOVIS — A pair of seniors from the Clovis High baseball program received spots on the All-USA New Mexico Baseball Team, as selected by USA Today High School Sports. Jace Piepkorn was a... Full story

 

Write-in candidate signs up for assessor position

CLOVIS — There will be another contested race in Curry County in November, as a write-in candidate signed up Thursday for the county assessor’s race. Lunden Hromas signed up as a candidate for the assessor position. She was the only write-in...

 

Curry seeking public input on road projects

CLOVIS — Curry County wants to upgrade its infrastructure and needs your help. The county is seeking input from members of the public regarding potential road projects as its road committee gets ready to work on a new 5-year road and construction...

 

Bond denied for dairy homicide suspect

The Texico dairy employee charged with shooting a coworker dead June 14 was denied bond last week following a state motion for pretrial detention, according to a news release Wednesday from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Judge Matthew Chandler...

 

Jury convicts Clovis man for aggravated assault

A Curry County jury on Tuesday found Tyler Romero, 22, guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage to property, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Romero faces up to three years in prison on the...

 

ENMU, CCC designated military friendly

Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College both received Gold School designation as a Military Friendly School. The listing of schools is posted in G.I. Jobs magazine’s May edition and is available at www.militaryfriendly.com. More...

 

Free dinner to be held for military members

CLOVIS — In conjunction with the weekend’s Draggin’ Main festivities, the Clovis Committee of 50 is helping host a free dinner for active and retired military members and their families. The barbecue meal will be served beginning 4:30 p.m....

 

Portales roads closing for work

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ street department is closing three sections of roads Wednesday for work from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The roads to be closed are Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets between Avenues A and C. The city asks people plan...

 

Texico hazing probe is over

TEXICO — A months-long investigation into allegations of hazing by Texico baseball team members did not reveal wrongdoing on the part of any players or coaches, Superintendent Rob Brown said Tuesday. Brown said findings from Doug Bowman of the...

 

LSC's spring honor roll released

RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference announced its Commissioner’s Honor Roll list for the 2017-18 spring semester on Tuesday, and Eastern New Mexico was among the LSC’s better-performing schools. The Greyhounds, who have had a number...

 

School board to consider service resolutions

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education today will consider three separate resolutions that allow for board members and their respective companies to provide services to the district. The procurement resolutions set out that when...

 

Local couple injured in accident

CLOVIS — A local couple was seriously injured and a Las Vegas, Nevada, man arrested early Saturday morning following a traffic accident on U.S. 60/84. Officials said Michael Anthony Lucero, 41, of Melrose, and Elizabeth Lucero, 45, of Clovis, were...

 

Heinrich staff visiting area

Staff representing U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, are scheduled to be in the region this week to assist residents with questions about federal programs. A news release from the senator’s office shows staff will be at the following...

 

Section of Mabry to be closed

CLOVIS — A section of Mabry Drive is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday for cleaning of a storm drainage line. A city of Clovis news release said Mabry, starting at Prince Street and going east for about a mile, would have one lane closed while...

 

Kamal Cass honored as scholar-athlete

PORTALES - The National Football Foundation recently announced the members of the 2018 Hampshire Honor Society, and Kamal Cass - a 2014 Clovis graduate and '18 graduate of Eastern New Mexico...

 

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...

 

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