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Jail Logs - June 16

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs... — Updated 6/16/2021


"Smoke on the Water" moved to July 10

CLOVIS -- The city of Clovis will return to some normalcy with the Smoke on the Water fireworks display making its return. However, the event will be moved to July 10 due to staffing issues in the fireworks industry. Calls placed... — Updated 6/15/2021


PED urging financial aid applications

The New Mexico Public Education Department urges eligible families to apply for two programs to help pay the mortgage or rent and keep the lights on so children will not be uprooted from their local schools: • The federal... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story


Jail log - June 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Matthew Roberts, 30, probation violation • Santiago Betancourt, 26, kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration in the first degree, aggravated battery... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By Betty Williamson    News 

Pages past, June 16: Eight pack bags for Girls State

On this date… 1966: Eight Roosevelt County girls were packing their suitcases for New Mexico Girls State, set to open later in the week on the campus of the University of New... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Business digest - June 16

State bar to hold workshop ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Bar will hold a consumer debt/bankruptcy workshop June 23. The 6 p.m.-8 p.m. workshop will be Zoom meeting ID 921 3305 4058, passcode 381384. The workshop will... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story


Counties likely to remain in turquoise

The state will reveal its latest report for its “Red to Green” reopening Wednesday, but there has been no indication from the state any county will fall out of the turquoise designation. Every two weeks, the state measures... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By David Stevens    News 

Clovis Pioneers rise to glory

Eighty years ago this week, the United States was still hoping to avoid sending troops into a global war. The anxious nation had turned its eyes to Joe DiMaggio who was halfway thro... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By Molly Adamson    News 

Curry County economic report shows improvement

The pandemic isn’t quite over, but as more and more people get the vaccine and are able to get out and back to normal the state and Curry County’s economies are beginning to see upward trends. The New Mexico Economic Developmen... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By Albuquerque Journal    News 

Third Republican joins governor's race

Albuquerque financial adviser and military veteran Greg Zanetti jumped into New Mexico’s 2022 race for governor on Monday, becoming the third Republican to announce plans to challenge Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. A... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By Molly Adamson    News 

Garden helps spark career

At the Plains Regional Medical Center community garden, community members come together to watch the fruits of their labor grow. It’s also a place where young careers flourish. One Saturday morning last spring, John Sharp, PRMC D... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story


Missing man found deceased in Curry County

CLOVIS — A man reported missing in Texas on Friday night was discovered deceased in Curry County on Saturday, according to the Levelland Police Department. Curry County Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip from a concerned... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Foundation inducts two years' worth of honorees

CLOVIS - Be they entertainers, public servants or business owners, Purple Pride Hall of Honor recipients gathered Saturday for a ceremony that was larger in some ways, smaller in... — Updated 6/14/2021

 By Betty Williamson    News

Pages past, June 13: Kountry Kitchen Band was a huge hit

On this date… 1971: The Pioneer Days Rodeo parade was declared such a success that instead of awarding top prizes in only three categories, the judges gave five first-place... — Updated 6/12/2021


Jail log - June 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Bridgette Pyle, 36, failure to comply with specific requirements • Carlos Lopez, 37, residential burglary, disarming a peace officer, criminal damage... — Updated 6/12/2021


Man arrested on sex charges

PORTALES — A Rogers man was arrested Friday on allegations he possessed child pornography and pressured two students who rode his school bus to send him explicit photos. Jason Mapp, 40, was booked into the Roosevelt County... — Updated 6/12/2021


Construction has been extended

CLOVIS — Construction on Seventh Street between Ross and North Prince has been extended through Friday to continue Century Link’s repairs to underground telephone cables. During this time, the public is asked to continue to... — Updated 6/12/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Floyd student elected governor at Boys State New Mexico

Eli Terry, 17, was elected Governor of Boys State New Mexico early this month. Terry, a Floyd High graduate, said normally Boys State is held at Eastern New Mexico University but... — Updated 6/12/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Portales man in top 10 at auctioneer championship

Sixto Paiz of Portales finished in the top 10 in the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend. Paiz was named the organization's rookie of the... — Updated 6/12/2021


Events calendar - June 13

Monday  • Monday children’s movie — Two showings, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. “Dolittle” (2020; PG; 1 hour, 40 minutes). Seating first come, first served until capacity is... — Updated 6/12/2021


Meetings calendar - June 13

Tuesday  • Portales Municipal Schools board — noon, Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. The meeting is open to the public, will also be available via livestream at htt... — Updated 6/12/2021


Clovis seeking citizens to fill board vacancies

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking citizens to fill nine vacancies on four of its advisory boards and committees, according to a city release. Applications for the Civil Aviation Board, Clovis-Carver Public Library Board,... — Updated 6/12/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Gearheads gearing up

CLOVIS - Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, last summer was a mulligan for pretty much any social event. This year is about recovery, and Draggin' Main is no exception. After the... — Updated 6/12/2021

 By Elizabeth Larsen    News

Lumber shortage strains budgets

CLOVIS - It's been 18 months since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported, yet the effects are still lingering, some in unexpected ways. Those who've bought homes, fixed fences,... — Updated 6/12/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Portales hires city manager

PORTALES - There was little doubt Sarah Austin would be hired as Portales' new city manager during Tuesday night's city council meeting, as she was already sitting in the dais'... — Updated 6/12/2021


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