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Articles from the June 16, 2018 edition

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Three escape Clovis jail

CLOVIS — Three inmates escaped from the Clovis jail about 11 a.m. Friday and remained at large Friday night. Officials said area residents should "use caution and be alert for strangers." The... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2018

Juneteenth organizers expecting hefty crowd

CLOVIS — Let freedom ring. Organizers for this year’s Juneteenth program are expecting a larger turnout than ever, as two of Clovis’ annual events commemorating the end of slavery in the United States join forces today with a community-wide... Full story


Accused shooter says he acted in self-defense

CLOVIS — A man charged with killing a co-worker at a Curry County dairy on Thursday told police he acted in self-defense. But Jose Flores Espana’s statement was “inconsistent with the other... Full story


Vacation Bible schools

• Ute Lake Camp Meeting — Through today, camping in state park in Logan, Highway 540 S. Loop. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. activities. Public invited. No charge for meals or activities. • First Christian Church — Aug. 3-4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1700 N....


Events calendar - June 16

Today • Heritage Days — 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. at city park, Portales. Information: 575-356-8541 • Run for the Zoo — 8 a.m. at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Information: 575-769-7139 • Portales High School All 80s reunion — Multiple events....


Meetings calendar - June 16

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday ...


Public record - June 16

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Isaiah Spencer Lollis, 21, to Leighanna Mariah Cordova, 22, both of Clovis • Amando Chagoya Cristobal, 31, to Mercedes...

 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Beat the heat

In the mounting heat of summer, Clovis’ Craig Tatum hopes his “Operation Cooldown” initiative will take off like wildfire. After Tatum found his grandparents last month without functional air conditioning in Hobbs — while outside... Full story


Pages past - June 16

On this date ... 1993: A Las Vegas, Nevada, man pleaded guilty to racketeering and fraud charges, allegedly resulting in $30 million taken from about 30,000 residents deceived across the country. A...


Jail logs - June 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday: Clovis • Daniel Barela, 27, probation violation • Cesar Monzon, 56, no proof of insurance, driving on suspended or revoked license • Johnny Aragon, 52, probation violation • Jose...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 16, 2018

Clovis scrimmages at ENMU

PORTALES — What football players do in the spring and summer is almost as important as what they do in the fall. Preparation is, after all, a big part of the game. Succeeding in the warm-weather...


Beardsworth solid at CNFR

CASPER, Wyoming — The third time was the charm for ENMU senior Landon Beardsworth at the College National Finals Rodeo Thursday night. After unsuccessfully trying to record a time in steer wrestling on his first two go-rounds, earlier in the week,...


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