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Articles from the December 29, 2017 edition

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Firefighters called to two house fires

CLOVIS — It's cold outside and that means it's house fire season. Clovis firefighters were called to residential fires on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening. While no injuries were reported, b...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 29, 2017

Year in review: Transition, tragedy in Clovis' 2017

CLOVIS — For the city of Clovis, 2017 was a year with nothing left out. Whether it was transition, tragedy or triumph, everything played a part. Most recently, the city approved the first steps in...

 

Tip helps police recover stolen property

PORTALES — An anonymous tip helped the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department quickly recover over $2,500 in stolen property Wednesday afternoon. Heavy emphasis on the quickly part. The tipster said that on Tuesday night, a horse trailer carrying...

 

Year in review: Wind, storms pounded Roosevelt County

PORTALES — Roosevelt County had a wet and windy summer in 2017, with storms flooding over 60 miles of roads and pulverizing homes and buildings. The weather ranked among the year's top stories for...

 

Heat back on at county offices

CLOVIS — Just like Glenn Frey’s hit song from 1984, the heat is on at the Curry County Administration Complex. Less than a week after the main boiler malfunctioned at the building, located at 417 Gidding, heat has been restored, according to a...

 

Chamber awards nominations close today

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2017 annual awards until 5 p.m. today. The nomination form can be downloaded from the chamber’s website at clovisnm.org. Annual awards include 2017 Citizen of...

 

Let us be vessels for God's love in 2018

What are your declarations for the new year? Many people call them resolutions, but I say that in each of our minds, many of us will declare that we are going to do things differently for the new...

 

Thank God for shepherds and stargazers

Thank the Lord for shepherds and stargazers. While muckety-mucks in Rome were trying to figure out new and improved ways to shake even more shekels from the pockets of the subjugated populace and furt...

 

Feed the cake; eat it, too

There’s this week between Christmas and New Year’s that just seems to be the strangest sort of time. No matter the work you have to do or the places you have to be, it still seems like time and...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • James Dimas, 49, probation violation • Michelle Chavez, 25, concealing identity • Ventura Garcia, 28, probation violation • Brandon Garza, 30, residential burglary • Scot...

 

Pages past - Dec. 29

On this date ... 1972: Elida students were performing a play called "Thirty Minutes with Santa Claus." Cast members were Rocky Burris as Santa Claus; Mark Daugherty and Jennifer Hurtt as Father and...

 

Roosevelt County sports year in review

PORTALES — The residents of Roosevelt County have become accustomed to prep athletic success over the years, including in recent memory. Once again, the county proved to be one of the most competitive in the state, thanks to a strong 2017 showing...

 

Texico boys rout Laguna-Acoma, go to 9-0

TEXICO — Texico’s boys basketball team is off to a great start in its holiday tournament. To say the least. The Wolverines jumped far ahead early and stayed in full command, going on to rout Laguna-Acoma 80-20 Thursday night at Texico High...

 

Portales basketball teams have mixed tournament results

LITTLEFIELD, Texas — The Portales High boys basketball team scored 60 points in the final three quarters of its win over Sundown, 69-49, in the first round of the Littlefield Wildcat Classic on Thursday morning. The Rams (5-3) trailed 13-4 in the...

 

Lady 'Cats coast

CLOVIS — Though it took a little while for the Clovis girls basketball team to find its rhythm Thursday, once the Lady Wildcats did so, they were off and running. They coasted to a 60-10 victory...

 

ENMU baseball players earn preseason All-American honors

PORTALES — As Eastern New Mexico’s 2017 baseball campaign draws near, two Greyhounds are already receiving hype before the season even begins. Middle infielders Alex de la Cruz and Endy Villalona were named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Pres...

 
 By Wire reports    News    December 29, 2017

State police looking for De Baca jail escapee

The New Mexico State Police are looking for a man just escaped from the DeBaca County Detention Center in Fort Sumner. Nicoles Davis, 20, is 5-foot-11, 165 pounds with hazel eyes. He was last seen on...

 

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