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Deputy public defender denies sexual harassment complaints

SANTA FE — Two Clovis-area female attorneys who filed sexual harassment complaints against Chief Deputy Public Defender Chandler Blair are still pursuing their claims after the New Mexico Disciplinary Board declined to take action. The Santa Fe...

 

Curry officials vote against payday loan program

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners were split on whether or not the county should participate in TrueConnect, a payday loan program for county employees. They ultimately voted against adopting the...

 

Man charged with sex crimes released on bond

CLOVIS — A man charged with over two dozen counts of sex crimes against children was released from jail Tuesday afternoon on a $20,000 cash surety bond pending further court appearances. Oscar Villanes, 36, of Clovis, was charged with 25 counts of...

 

Roosevelt gets high marks on audit

PORTALES — Roosevelt County received the best opinion available in its 2017 fiscal year financial audit, according to a representative of auditing firm RPC CPAs. This came as good news to the...

 

Reporter's notebook: Chili dinner

Ready your appetites, because the Portales Kiwanis Club doesn’t want any empty stomachs on Friday. That’s when the organization’s 55th annual chili supper is taking place. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, adults can...

 

Former CCC president out at Adams State

ALAMOSA, Colo. — The president of a university in Colorado has been placed on leave amid accusations she bullied faculty and staff, failed to improve declining student enrollment and mocked workers with an offensive Halloween costume. The Denver...

 

Stand up for liberty, not slavery

A defining trait of libertarians is our opposition to all slavery; we are abolitionists. Libertarians were among the loudest of the 19th Century’s voices against the enslavement of people of...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 21

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Things That Go.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen Program — 4:30 p.m. at...

 

City leaders need to be accountable, explain gun in jail

It’s been three weeks since a suicidal criminal suspect managed to bring a gun into the Curry County jail. We’re still waiting for an explanation about how this happened. All we’ve seen so far is a stunning lack of accountability and... Full story

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 21

Today • Fort Sumner City Council — 1 p.m. at Fort Sumner City Hall, 173 Ave. E., Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 Monday • De Baca County Commission — 1:30 p.m. at the Annex Building, 643 B N. Fifth St., Fort Sumner. Information:...

 

Pages past - Feb. 21

On this date ... 1988: South Roosevelt County farmer Carl Cox Jr., was profiled in the Clovis News-Journal for the hobby he'd pursued for the past 16 years: calling square dances in eastern New...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Angelita Rodriguez, 35, falsely obtaining services (less than $100) • Brian Weiss, 36, failure to pay fines • Donte Robinson, 20, probation violation • Patrick Chavez, 46,...

 

La Cueva tops Clovis, likely ends Wildcat season

ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Aeilts scored 31 points to lead four in double figures, and the La Cueva Bears got a little bit of revenge over Clovis with a 92-69 win to open the District 2-6A tournament...

 

Greyhound softball team sweeps Cowgirls

PORTALES — Down to your final out and the tying runner at second base, a base hit sounds pretty good. A home run sounded even better to Eastern New Mexico's Ashley Lopez. So the senior outfielder...

 

Clovis girls move on in districts

CLOVIS — Moving on. That is perhaps the sweetest two-word phrase in postseason tournament play. The third-seeded Clovis girls basketball team is indeed moving on in the District 2-6A tournament...

 

Portales survives with 3-point barrage against Ruidoso

PORTALES — In a game reminiscent of a well-executed 3-point contest, the Rams' late-game long-range exploits gave them the last laugh in a 55-51 win over Ruidoso, in Tuesday night's 4A-District 4... Full story

 

Veteran Clovis baseball team has high hopes

CLOVIS — When Clovis High's baseball team takes to the Bell Park field on Thursday to play a doubleheader against Hobbs, it will look very much like the team that lost to Centennial in last... Full story

 

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