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Articles from the June 30, 2018 edition

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Five indicted in connection with jail escape

CLOVIS — A Curry County grand jury returned indictments Friday on five individuals charged in connection with the short-lived June 15 escape of three local jail inmates. Victor Apodaca, 28, and...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2018

Expert witness to testify in hot car case

PORTALES — An expert witness will be permitted to testify as to “factors that may impair memory or cause a loss of awareness” in the upcoming trial of two former daycare workers charged with leaving two young children in a hot car last summer....

 

Melrose joins in on fireworks ban

MELROSE — With a veritable “tinderbox here on the High Plains,” Melrose officials have joined neighboring community leaders in asking that the public leave certain fireworks to the professionals during Independence Day season. “That’s just...

 

Meetings calendar - June 30

Tuesday • Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at north annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 July 10 • Portales...

 

Events calendar - June 30

Today • Gearhead Gathering — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Draggin’ Main event at Marshall Middle School practice field. Information: 575-763-3435 • Draggin’ Main Cruise — 5 p.m.-midnight on Clovis Main Street. Information: 575-763-3435 • Barbecue...

 

Argument ends in injury

CLOVIS — A verbal argument at the corner of 21st Street and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard earlier this week resulted in one person seeking medical treatment, according to Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero. Romero said a 43-year-old man...

 

Pawn shop making ready for retirement

CLOVIS — Beaulieu Brothers Pawn City is taking the first step towards closing its doors, but owners expect they’ll be open for at least the next few years. Alan Beaulieu said starting Sunday the store will no longer accept pawn items and will foc... Full story

 

Racino group holding public meeting

CLOVIS — A citizen’s group hoping to promote Clovis as the site for the state’s sixth and final racino license is holding a meeting for the public on Tuesday. Vision 202 will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce....

 

Roosevelt receives PILT money

PORTALES — Roosevelt County will receive $28,709 through the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Act, according to a press release from U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich. County Manager Amber Hamilton said that money has been budgeted into the...

 

Pages past - June 30

On this date ... 1978: The Clovis News-Journal entertainment page featured the following: • "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was being held over for a third week at the...

 

Jail logs - June 30

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday-Friday: Clovis • Kevin Martinez, 33, aggravated driving while under the influence • Abel Morales-Barrera, 31, failure to comply with specific requirements • Joseph Barela, 41, failure...

 

Two Clovis baseball players earn USA Today honors

CLOVIS — A pair of seniors from the Clovis High baseball program received spots on the All-USA New Mexico Baseball Team, as selected by USA Today High School Sports. Jace Piepkorn was a... Full story

 

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