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Seniors weigh in at forum

CLOVIS - About 50 seniors showed up to a forum Wednesday at the Friendship Senior Center, with a hearing slated to hear concerns and get ideas for the next few years of city services to older adults....

 

Fox tests positive for rabies

TEXICO — A pair of fox attacks have been reported in Texico, with at least one of the foxes in question testing positive for rabies. “We had a fox attack a dog in Texico (Tuesday),” Texico Police Chief Doug Bowman said. “The owner put the...

 

Flash storm leaves some damage

A flash storm in eastern New Mexico on Saturday afternoon resulted in “numerous trees uprooted on the north end of town” and “some stranded vehicles,” in Clovis along with minor hail damage to roofs and cars in Portales, officials said. No...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2019

Clovis racetrack interests still upbeat

CLOVIS — After last month’s deflating development in the drawn-out racino award selection process, proponents for a horse racetrack and gaming project in Clovis said they were feeling optimistic again after speaking with the new makeup of the New...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2019

Complaint filed against police department

ALBUQUERQUE — A complaint filed this month in Albuquerque’s U.S. District Court alleges “deprivation of civil rights” in an incident this year with officers of the Clovis Police Department. A suit filed by Christine Lucero as “the aunt of...

 

Woman hit by two vehicles

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman was hit by a pair of vehicles Friday night on U.S. 60/84, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff's Office. Mary Jeffs, 27, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and flown to a Lubbock facility with...

 

Library holding game sessions

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library will celebrate International Tabletop Day Saturday, with a pair of game blocks at the library’s north annex. The library will hold a family game time for all ages 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a session for...

 

Portales man indicted

PORTALES — A Portales man was booked Friday by a Roosevelt County grand jury on charges in connection to a girl who was reported missing from Texico May 15. Augustin Gallegos, 34, faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, abuse of a child,...

 

Roosevelt cancels meeting

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission has canceled its regular meeting set for June 4, according to a release from the county. The commission still plans to hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the commission room of the Roosevelt...

 

Street closures scheduled

CLOVIS — A pair of street closures are scheduled in June for installation of a reuse water main. The following streets will be closed or partially closed, starting June 3: • The section of 20th Street between Thornton and Mitchell streets. For...

 

School board to consider budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider the 2019-20 budget, among other items, during its meeting Tuesday evening. The budget for the upcoming year is $65.9 million, an increase of just over $7 million from the...

 

Jail log - May 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Nathan Bunce-Rupe, 27, driving under the influence, failure to yield • Heather Trujillo, 27, fraud ($100 or less) • Robin Russell, 28, probation violation ...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2019

Portales budget concerns raised

PORTALES — Looking at some “alarming” dips into reserves for the upcoming interim budget, Portales city manager asked the city council to be prepared to look at ways to “cut services or increase revenue streams” in order to keep the books...

 

Tornado warning issued

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a tornado warning for southeastern Curry County until 7:30 p.m. A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located east of Clovis and moving around 35 mph. Residents is the area are advise... Full story

 

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