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Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 22, 2018

Jail video shows inmate escape

CLOVIS - One minute, Kaitlyn Martinez-Arington was on the phone in the women's annex of the Curry County Detention Center. The next, she was running for freedom in an alley outside the jail. Her... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 22, 2018

Women remain in custody for 'stash house' involvement

CLOVIS — Two women arrested this month for their involvement with a Clovis “stash house” for illegal immigrants will remain in custody following a detention hearing Friday at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. Monica Barrientes Rocha and...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 22, 2018

Racino dominates county meeting discussion

CLOVIS — The potential racetrack and casino in Clovis dominated discussion for about half of Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting as individuals both for and against the racino made their case. Several residents opposed to the racino gave a...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 22, 2018

Portales council approves dumping ordinance

PORTALES — Bulk trash items are no longer allowed to be placed next to Portales dumpsters as the Portales City Council by a 4-1 vote approved a new dumping ordinance during Tuesday's meeting. The new dumping ordinance requires bulk items to be...

 

Clovis man arrested for alleged robbery

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly stealing cash and cigarettes from a local gas station while armed with a Bowie knife. Danny Alcala, 44, was charged with felony armed robbery and misdemeanor resisting arrest...

 

Clovis man found guilty in cycle theft

CLOVIS — A Curry County jury on Tuesday found a Clovis man guilty of receiving a stolen motor vehicle. Phillip Littlefield, 48, was found Aug. 26, 2017, in possession of a stolen motorcycle, according to a news release from District Attorney... Full story

 

Events calendar - Aug. 22

Today • Blood drive — 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, Clovis. Information: 800-333-8037 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Project: All American Afghan. Information: 575-769-7840 • Roosevelt County...

 

Sugarbeet Road set for concrete repairs

CLOVIS — Sugarbeet Road will be closed for repairs Aug. 26 to Sept. 3, according to a news release from the city of Clovis. Concrete repairs are planned from U.S. Highway 60/70/84 north 600 feet, the release said. More information:...

 

Pages past - Aug. 22

On this date ... 1963: More than two tons of clothing had been accumulated in the Clovis Jaycees' latest drive to assist residents of Alto Beni, Bolivia. The push had driven the total Clovis...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 22

Today • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis MainStreet Board — 8:15 a.m. at 418 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7828 • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 9:30...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 22, 2018

Officials in search of man charged in domestic incident

FORT SUMNER - Officials were still in search Tuesday of a man charged with multiple felonies following a domestic incident in Fort Sumner. Eric Mendoza, 19, is accused of chasing a woman from her home... Full story

 

Jail logs - Aug. 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Isaiah Robles-Cordova, 25, parole violation • Javier Balbuena, 26, failure to appear • Eric Byrd, 48, failure to appear • Dimetrice Edwards, 24, failure to pay fines • Ben...

 

Support pet restrictions right decision

Before heading to the airport, people ask themselves, “Am I forgetting anything?” We can’t imagine a time someone might exclaim, “Oh, my pet turkey!” but we seem to have arrived there. And now major airlines, including Southwest, are saying...

 

You can solve problems or play politics

When you imagine solving some problem, what kind of solution do you envision: permanent or political? Win-win or win-lose? How would you rather fix things? Permanently and where everyone wins, or...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 22, 2018

Lady Cats confident

CLOVIS - Though the Clovis girls soccer team fell short of a state tournament berth last season, this year's Lady Wildcats are brimming with confidence. They may be on to something. Most on the...

 

Hounds runners sixth

RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference women’s cross country preseason poll is a lot like one of its races — a few clear winners, followed by a tightly contested middle of the pack. Put Eastern New Mexico’s women in the latter category...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 22, 2018

Elida, Floyd, Dora battle in new volleyball district

While one Roosevelt County small school is vying for a ninth-straight 1A state volleyball title-game appearance, two others are looking to trend upwards. Together, Elida, Floyd and Dora will all battle it out in a newly-formed district. District 4-1A...

 

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