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Volunteer remembered for giving back

CLOVIS — Patricia Bazar lived her life constantly in search of ways to give back to her community and improve the lives of others, according to those who knew her. Bazar, director of United Way of...

 

Roosevelt jail gets certificate

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Adult Detention Center has received certification for its three-year state accreditation from the Adult Detention Professional Standards Council (ADPSC), a joint initiative of the New Mexico Association of Counties...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 31

Today • Books n babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 0-3. Book: Scrub a Dub. Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: Play your way. Information: 575-356...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 31, 2017

Police release car-surfing video

CLOVIS — Police on Monday released videos from a Dec. 21 "car surfing" incident that left a teenager hospitalized for more than a month. The videos, mostly from school cameras, show Dakota Revell... Full story

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 31

Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 This calendar is a daily listing of area public meetings. To place an item on the calendar, call the newsroom at 575-763-6991...

 

Police to conduct checkpoints, patrols through February

New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and drivers' license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout the month of February, according to a public service...

 

County offices observing limited hours

CLOVIS — Curry County offices will have different operating times today so that employees may attend the funeral of County Clerk Jo Lynn Queener. Queener died last week. The treasurer and assessor offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. The...

 

Prince Street paving to conclude by Friday

CLOVIS — Work on Prince Street is on its final stretch, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation officials. NMDOT District Two Public Information Officer Manon Arnett said re-paving of the road is scheduled to conclude by Friday....

 

Business digest - Jan. 31

New restaurant on way to Clovis CLOVIS — The restaurants seem to keep coming in. Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is making its way to Clovis. New Mexico franchise spokesman Paul Hoover said land was purchased last year to open a new...

 

Pages past - Jan. 31

On this date ... 1977: A Curry County man who escaped from the New Mexico State Penitentiary had been captured near Santa Fe. Patricio Esquibel, 28, had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter....

 

Clovis police blotter - Jan. 31

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 9:23 a.m.: Failure to comply with conditions of release/probation, Magistrate Court • 10:14 a.m.: Failure to...

 

Medicaid reform can save New Mexico

Recently, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan-Grisham joined supporters of Obamacare in protesting the possibility that President Donald Trump will repeal or dramatically alter the law. She is not alone....

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 31

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 11:37 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 10th Street/Chicago Avenue • 11:52 a.m.: Reckless driver, First Street/Avenue C ...

 

Derision, lack of compassion appalling

A few thoughts on the lonely death of Naika Venant. As you may have heard, Naika, a Miami teenager, hanged herself in the dark hours of a Sunday morning. She did this live on Facebook. We'll likely...

 

Host of animal-focused alternatives to Super Bowl

With six days to go, anticipation may manifest in the form of hyper-inflated bags of chips poking out of cupboards, stuffed alongside cases of beverages and an array of snack foods — and all in the...

 

ENMU women tied for second in regional poll

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women continue to be tied for second in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll after splitting a pair of Lone Star Conference games last week. Unbeaten Colorado State-Pueblo (21-0) continues to...

 

CHS swimmers post wins at Hobbs

HOBBS — Clovis High’s swimming teams continued to roll in their final regular-season tuneup on Saturday, breezing to team titles in the Hobbs Invitational. The Wildcats scored 211 points to 156 1/2 for the runnerup Eagles on the boys’ side,...

 

Hounds add defensive coordinator in Cordova

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Kelley Lee on Monday announced that Ivan Cordova has been hired as the team’s new defensive coordinator. Cordova has spent the last two seasons as the defensive line coach at the University...

 

Rams to clash with Huskies

PORTALES — The Portales High boys basketball team is set to take on what most consider its No. 1 contender for the 2017 Class 4A state title, Hope Christian. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Right now, the Rams (17-2)...

 

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