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Curry to vote on amended construction contract

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission today is expected to vote on an amended contract with Nick Griego & Son's Construction Inc. that would push back the completion of the new county road barn....

 

Business digest - July 17

Local agency owner honored CLOVIS — Local agency owner Nick Wiegel was designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2018, according to an Allstate press release. Close to a third of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners received the award for...

 

Second lawsuit filed against daycare

CLOVIS — A second lawsuit, closely resembling the first, was filed this week against the Clovis daycare where months earlier among employees “a fist fight took place in front of over a dozen terrified children.” The suit was filed Thursday...

 

Highway being resurfaced

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is in the process of resurfacing nearly 10 miles of U.S. 60/84 in Roosevelt County from mile marker 342 to mile marker 352 near Taiban, according to a NMDOT press release. The $3.8 million project is...

 

Third bounty hunter released on recognizance

CLOVIS — The third in a trio of bounty hunters charged with kidnapping and other felonies for an incident last year in Clovis came into custody this week and was released on personal recognizance, according to court records. Yeira Sanchez, a.k.a....

 

Family member: Cannon airman dies from gunshot

A Cannon Air Force Base airman shot in the head early Thursday has died, a cousin said. Marcus Jimenez, 23, who grew up in Olton, Texas, suffered a gunshot wound to the head following Fourth of July festivities and died Monday evening in a Lubbock... Full story

 

Portales school board approves remodel project

PORTALES — School board members in Portales on Tuesday approved a $2.7 million remodel project at Brown Elementary School. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the state will provide about $1.66 million with the rest coming from a recent school bond...

 

Clovis man pleads guilty to child porn charges

ALBUQUERQUE — A Clovis man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Albuquerque federal court to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Spencer...

 

Mule deer returns to wild

CLOVIS — An adventuresome deer who spent most of the day roaming and resting in Clovis' Hillcrest Park returned to his more natural habitat about 5:15 p.m. Monday. Game Warden Clay Moyers said the... Full story

 

Council to hear railroad report

PORTALES — Police Chief Pat Gallegos will present a report on railroad speeds at tonight's Portales City Council Meeting. Mayor Ron Jackson said the city previously heard reports that the railroad wanted to increase the speed of trains through...

 

Construction projects top Portales schools agenda

PORTALES — Funding for a pair of construction projects top the agenda at today’s Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. PMS received $1,665,294 in capital outlay from the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council to remodel the old...

 

Melrose Senior Center hosting Trade Days

MELROSE — The Melrose Senior Center is offering people a trio of benefits at today’s Trade Days: clear your home of some unwanted items, make some cash for yourself and raise money for a good cause. Program Director Ashley Woods said the senior...

 

Road closing for railroad work

PORTALES — Lime Street will be closed from U.S. 70 to the entrance into the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds for two weeks starting Monday. The closure is so that crews can complete work on approaches to the railroad crossing, according to a city of...

 

Intersection to be closed in Clovis

CLOVIS — The intersection of Seventh Street and Sycamore Street will be closed for approximately one week starting at 11 a.m. Monday while the New Mexico Gas Company conducts maintenance on a gas line in the area, according to a press release from...

 

4 Portales players make All-State team

PORTALES — Four Portales players made the 4A All-State baseball team this week, led by first-team selection Joel Legarda. The senior catcher is joined from the Rams by second-team selection Luciano Rodriguez — a third baseman who was just a fresh...

 

Man shot in head while 'playing' with gun

CLOVIS — A 23-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries early Thursday after being shot in the head in Clovis. A police news release said the man and a friend were "playing with a firearm" and consuming alcohol when the shooting occurred.... Full story

 

Officials to work on revenue review process, land agreement

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will take the next step toward its biennial revenue review process, and consider a real estate option agreement at its meeting tonight. Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the... Full story

 

Cycling group to stop in Portales

PORTALES — A cross-country cycling trip is scheduled for a stop today in Portales. Journey of Hope will bring its South team to Southside Church of Christ, 321 W. 18th St., from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., as part of its mission to enhance the lives of...

 

Charity softball touranment is a go

CLOVIS — The Clovis Softball Association received enough entries to do its annual “Striking Out Cancer” benefit tournament. However, there won’t be a women’s bracket. Tournament Director Roger Jackson originally said the tournament would...

 

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

 

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