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 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 14, 2019

Officer cleared in fatal shooting

CLOVIS — Six months after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting, the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office has announced it will not pursue criminal charges against the Clovis Police Department officer. District Attorney Andrea Ree...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 14, 2019

Four homes lost in fire

PORTALES - What was once Douglas and Cheryl Walker's home now looks like "another planet" after the fire. That was the latter's impression after visiting their scorched land Thursday as residents...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 14, 2019

Police seek 'persons of interest' in homicide

PORTALES — Police on Friday requested public assistance in locating two “persons of interest” in connection with their homicide investigation from the weekend prior. Police responded around 1 a.m. April 7 to the 400 block of Portales’ North...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 14, 2019

Legislative recap goes behind the scenes

CLOVIS - Wednesday's legislative recap at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce featured discussion about how not to get a bill passed. Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, the namesake for the event...

 

ENMU still on the skid

SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico’s softball team didn’t end its losing streak on Friday afternoon. Though the Greyhounds came oh so close. The Hounds entered Friday’s road game against Western New Mexico on a 16-game losing skid, and there we...

 

'Cats track on top

PORTALES - The Clovis High girls track team extended their winning streak. The boys track team started a new one. Both Wildcat teams cruised to team victories Friday at Eastern New Mexico University,...

 

Meetings calendar - April 14

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 14, 2019

Wildcats sweep season series

PORTALES - For the Clovis and Portales baseball teams, this season has been "A Tale of Two Cities." The story for Clovis is one of players that went from looking bewildered to looking like they...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 14, 2019

Clovis moves on water rate, senior items

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission met Tuesday for about 20 minutes in a special meeting, with results that may not come to fruition for another two years. The commission moved swiftly through three items, one dealing with an ongoing water rate...

 

Public record - April 14

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Bobby Angelo Robles, 28, and Lacey Jean Maes, 26, both of Clovis • Brian Allen Essex, 37, and Erica Cash Davis, 27, both of Clovis • James Bradl...

 

Clovis drops district opener

CLOVIS - A young Clovis tennis outfit showed some fight in its District 4-5A opener, but both teams fell Friday in their district opener at the CHS courts. The Carlsbad boys and girls moved to 1-0 in...

 

Pages past - April 14

On this date ... 1974: TG&Y was offering “Fishin’ Bargains” in full-page newspaper ads. Specials included: • Range finder spincast reel: $6.66 • Tackle box: $18.88 • 55-quart ice chest: $9.99 Other sale items unrelated to fishing...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 14, 2019

Clovis police officer should have been cleared months ago

Six months after a Clovis police officer shot and killed a suspected car thief, officials last week finally determined the officer was justified in his actions. The process lasted about five months to...

 

Hounds fall to Rams

PORTALES - Halfway through its Lone Star Conference series with Angelo State, the only silver lining for Eastern New Mexico University may be that it gets a full day to regroup. The Greyhounds...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 14, 2019

Always fun when two parts of life meet

Few things are stranger, or more satisfying, than when two completely different aspects of your life come together. It’s like when your college friends meet your high school friends, or when you find out two of your Facebook friends are friends...

 

Taxes will only grow on current course

It’s nice to have more money in your pocket. And thanks to the 2017 tax cuts, the typical American is now paying less in taxes. But we’re still sending a hefty sum of money to Washington. Tally up all the payroll and other taxes on earnings and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 14, 2019

Finding roots of Mueller probe a fair goal

Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The...

 

Another viewpoint: Bernie Sanders' rhetoric, policies need some nuance

Kudos to Bernie Sanders for saying that he will celebrate tax day by releasing his tax returns for the last 10 years. Quite right. And congratulations to the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate for acknowledging that he has become a...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 14, 2019

Clovis selects three superintendent finalists

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education moved one step closer to naming the district’s next superintendent last week, selecting three finalists and conducting interviews during a pair of special meetings on Wednesday and Saturday...

 

Curry to consider disaster declaration

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will consider making a disaster declaration as a result of the March 13 wind storm during Tuesday’s meeting. According to an email from Farmer’ Electric Cooperative General Manager Lance Adkins to Curry Coun...

 

Portales expected to reject bids

PORTALES — The Portales City Council is expected to once again reject all bids for the construction of a new fire station during Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the bids came in about 40% higher than anticipated, and state...

 

Planning committee looks to future

CLOVIS — The Clovis planning and zoning commission had some business in front of it during its Wednesday afternoon meeting, but also considered some future pressing items. Within the next month, the commission expects to gain a new member. And a...

 

Roosevelt to consider closure

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will consider a requested closure of a stretch of North Roosevelt Road AK during its Tuesday meeting. On the agenda for the 9 a.m. meeting at the Roosevelt County Courthouse is the report of a road viewing...

 

Police identify slain bicyclist

PORTALES — Police have identified the bicyclist killed Monday morning by a motorist outside Portales and corrected some details on his background. Johann Aster, 44, was pronounced dead on scene after being struck by a 43-year old Clovis woman in a...

 

Woman's death investigated

CLOVIS — Police are investigating the death of a Hereford woman found April 7 in a Clovis motel. Kaeli Meshell Ashley, 30, checked in just before noon April 5 to a motel on the 1500 block of Clovis' East Mabry Drive, according to Police Chief Doug...

 

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