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Police: Suspect in custody for dealership fires

Clovis police said Monday they have a suspect in custody for weekend fires at The Hamilton Auto Group’s Auto World car dealership in Clovis and GM Country in Portales. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney declined to identify the suspect until...

 

Police: Suspect in custody for dealership fires

Staff report Clovis police said Monday they have a suspect in custody for weekend fires at The Hamilton Auto Group’s Auto World car dealership in Clovis and GM Country in Portales. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney declined to identify the...

 

What's happening — Dec. 2

Wednesday Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, room 512 Information: 575-769-4001. Clovis Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steakhouse. Information: 575-763-3435. Thursday Miss...

 

Pages past — Dec. 2

Around the region … 1984: Victor Stout of Clovis had been appointed chairman of the New Mexico Farmers Union Advisory Board. He was also president of the Curry County Farmers Union. Stout and his wife Maggie raised wheat and maize on a farm near...

 

Police blotter — Dec. 2

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:23 a.m.: Battery in progress, 2600 block of West Street. • 1:52 a.m.: Criminal damage, 3000 block of horn...

 

Empty stocking — Dec. 2

Editor’s note: Information is provided by Salvation Army Commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. • Today’s focus: Family D • Household members: 3 • Children: 2 • Special circumstance: This is a woman in her early 40s who works in the health field,...

 

Empty stocking fund: Family D

Editor’s Note: All information is provided by Salvation Army Commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. • Today’s Focus: Family D • Household members: 3 • Children: 2 • Special circumstance: This is a woman in her early 40s who works in the health...

 

Holidays no time to be ‘fopdoodle’

We find ourselves in the jolliest month for gift-giving. And since I was recently given the sweet gift of a few new words, I pass them along to you. Actually, they’re quite old. Noah Webster...

 

Housing dispute threatens passage of defense bill

Military Digest A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy copayments has put at risk passage...

 

Police blotter — Dec. 2

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 7:45: a.m.: Criminal damage, 400 block South Avenue C • 8:01 a.m.: Hit and run, 100 block Oklahoma Drive...

 

Public lands commissioner recount begins Monday

Staff writer [email protected] Curry, Roosevelt and Quay county officials will participate in a state recount of votes in the race for public lands commissioner. The recount begins on Monday. A preliminary canvass of votes for the Nov. 4...

 

Time, change erode family holiday traditions

Local columnist My grandpa and grandma — ages 90 and 86 — spent Thanksgiving alone this year. With the exception of their one daughter, two of their children and all five of their grandchildren have moved away from their home in California. I won...

 

Dispute threatens defense authorization bill

Military update A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy copayments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill. “This is as bad...

 

Dora school news — Dec. 2

Basketball • Today — Junior high at Melrose, 4 p.m. • Thursday through Saturday — J. P. Stone Tournament at Dora Book fair Audrey Powell has the Scholastic Book Fair set up in the library throughout the school day, through Dec. 11. Buy one,...

 

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. today at the Clovis Carver Library’s north annex to consider five items on the action agenda: • A request to approve a resolution providing for the 2015 fiscal year salaries of all county personnel. • A...

 

Governor to decide on next district 10 judge

Staff writer [email protected] The judge who failed to be retained in the Nov. 4 general election and the former judge he defeated in 2008 are the only candidates for the Tenth Judicial District’s single judicial position. The position...

 

Police: Suspect located in connection with weekend fires

Staff writer [email protected] Clovis police said Monday they have located a suspect in connection with weekend fires at The Hamilton Auto Group’s Auto World car dealership in Clovis and GM Country in Portales. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick...

 

Call open for parade entries

link File photo Clovis’ Christmas Lights Parade is Saturday and the theme is Candy Land Christmas, according to a release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Staff report Clovis...

 

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