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Jail Logs - Dec. 7

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs... — Updated 12/7/2021


Area avoids major wind damage

Except for tumbleweeds amassing on rural roads in Curry and Roosevelt counties, high winds Sunday night did little damage in either county. In Clovis, a lightpole over a softball... — Updated 12/7/2021


Jail log - Dec. 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Isaiah Ulibarri, 26, possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, assault with intent to commit a violent felony against a household... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Betty Williamson    News 

Williamson: Silver Bells making wishes come true

Most of us picture Santa Claus as a jolly old fellow, complete with a red suit, a white beard, and a sleigh pulled by reindeer. None of those words describe Kirsty Forrest of... — Updated 12/7/2021


Pages Past: Solid gold football for John Fila

Dec. 8 On this date ... 1946: Lloyd Jordan and Don Litchfield had been named captains of the 1947 Clovis High School football team. Coach Bill Gibson made the announcement at the annual football banquet. Also at the banquet, John... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story


Shelburne: All genuine light is God's light

It’s the light, you know! Twirling, swirling, splash-silvering crisp snow below. Liquid luminescence and stardust inadvertently shed By pirouetting angels in the sky above the Christ-child’s head. They fly, as has been said,... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story

 By Steve Hansen    News 

ENMU preps for Saturday commencement

PORTALES — At Saturday morning ceremonies, Eastern New Mexico University will bestow degrees on 507 students in the Greyhound Arena on the ENMU campus. Of that number 117 will receive graduate degrees, DeLynne Bargas, ENMU’s... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Commission takes first look at redistricting plans

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners took a first look at redistricting that must be finished by the end of the year during Tuesday’s meeting. The commission plans to approve one of three plans on Dec. 21, after giving... — Updated 12/7/2021


Kleyn-Kennedy: Yucca carnival makes learning fun

Receiving a recent invitation to a Yucca Middle School academic event, I popped over on the appropriate day, just after the activity had started. I had been told that students were going to be working on a project-based learning... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story


Clovis police: Child dies in car crash

CLOVIS — A 6-year-old died Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident, according to a Clovis Police Department release. The CPD release did not identify the child or any drivers, and CPD officials declined to disclose other... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story


Tumbleweeds roll across region

The Sunday night wind storm has created a "tumbleweed nightmare" across much of the region, according to a news release from Roosevelt County. "Many of the roads throughout... — Updated 12/6/2021 Full story


Former Rio Arriba sheriff sentenced to three years

SANTA FE — State District Judge Kathleen McGarry Ellenwood sentenced former Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan to three years in prison followed by a year and a half of probation Thursday, a day after a Santa Fe jury... — Updated 12/4/2021


Site hosting district info

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Secretary of State’s website is hosting a clearinghouse of voting district information as the New Mexico Legislature begins a special session on Monday to redraw district lines for Congressional, New M... — Updated 12/4/2021


Jail log - Dec. 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Jose Mondragon, 37, driving while license suspended or revoked • Tancie Garrison, 37, failure to pay fines • John Salisbury, 21, battery against a... — Updated 12/4/2021


Thornton work still ongoing

CLOVIS — Weather permitting, the city of Clovis is hopeful to have Thornton Street work complete in connection with its effluent water pipeline project. City Manager Justin Howalt said the city had initially hoped to finish the... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

CCC board approves gift and graduation

CLOVIS — In its last meeting of 2021, Clovis Community College trustees approved a fall graduation list and a sizable local gift that would be bolstered by matching state dollars. By a 5-0 vote, trustees approved a gift of $2... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis commission discusses changes to sign code ordinance

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission discussed a sign code ordinance at its meeting on Thursday, voting to approve the introduction of the ordinance. Some changes the commission discussed include increasing the distance between... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News

Courthouse construction contract approved

CLOVIS - A construction contract for renovations on the Curry County Courthouse for about $8.3 million received unanimous approval Thursday from the Curry County Commission in a... — Updated 12/4/2021


Events calendar - Dec. 5

Today  • Christmas Cantata — 10:45 a.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. C, Portales. Open to all. Information: 575-356-6761    Monday  • Rural Bookmobile East in Grady — 10-11:30 a.m., Grady Post Office, 406 W. Main... — Updated 12/4/2021


Health order requires boosters for some

SANTA FE — An amended emergency public health order issued Thursday by the state of New Mexico will require many workers vaccinated against COVID-19 to receive a booster shot when eligible. The move comes following a recommendati... — Updated 12/4/2021


Meetings calendar - Dec. 5

Tuesday  • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Livestream available on YouTube and a... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News

Former inmate sues jail over booking fee

CLOVIS — A one-time Curry County Detention Center inmate who claims a partial booking fee was taken from him illegally has filed a suit against Curry County and Mark Gallegos, the jail’s administrator, on behalf of all jail... — Updated 12/4/2021 Full story

 By Steve Hansen    News

Legislators to look at district lines

New Mexico state legislators who represent Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca county districts will be scrutinizing changes in Congressional and state legislative district boundaries starting Monday, as the legislature decides in... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News

Traditional parades planned for area

Clovis and Portales are planning traditional Christmas light parades this weekend — in other words, the parades will pass by viewers, rather than the reverse. Both cities last year hosted “static parades,” in which viewers... — Updated 11/30/2021


Jail log - Dec. 1

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Jett Sours, 32, criminal trespass • Marcus Lewis, 20, failure to appear on a felony charge • Kourtney Correll, 27, trafficking controlled... — Updated 11/30/2021


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