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 By Steve Hansen    News 

Robin Jones appointed CCC interim president

CLOVIS - Robin Jones, executive vice president of Academic Affairs at Clovis Community College, will serve as the college's interim president for three weeks, which began on... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
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Jail Log - August 9

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News 

Schammiel Kirven was 'loveable, respectful'

CLOVIS - Schammiel Kirven, 17, liked hanging out with friends, especially her cousin, Legacy Kirven, "who was like her sister," Pastor Daniel Murrell said. Murrell is pastor of the... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
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Jail log - Aug. 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis * Larry Smith, 46, driving while license suspended or revoked * Aramis Johnson, 29, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge * Christian Alonzo, 21, child... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News 

Pages past, Aug. 10: 7 teenagers killed near Lubbock

On this date … 1962: Seven teenagers on their way to a church picnic had been killed when a passenger train crashed into their car. Those killed were all from Olton or... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Suspect: Teen's death was 'all an accident'

CLOVIS – The region's latest homicide was "all an accident," according to the man who confessed to killing 17-year-old Schammiel Kirven early Wednesday morning at the Clovis... — Updated 8/9/2022

 

Public input sought on future conservation

A state advisory committee has announced a public “request for information,” or RFI, to gather input on conservation activities most important to New Mexicans. The New Mexico 30 by 30 Advisory Committee is seeking ideas for a... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

'Units rolling ... manpower in the streets'

Reports of shots fired in Clovis have become a recurring theme on social media sites and news outlets. Clovis police say the criminal activity is not limited to one section of town,... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Clovis mayor expresses concern about recent crimes

Clovis mayor Mike Morris knows recent criminal activity in the city such as shots fired incidents, shooting deaths and more are "alarming" and have the community "concerned and... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Steve Hansen    News 

Officials debate hazardous materials

With the possibility that chemical pollutants are still spreading in soil near Cannon Air Force Base and the prospect of trainloads of spent nuclear fuel stopping in Clovis, New Mex... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Kathleen Stinson    News 

Report: Longterm Portales water supply 'looks promising'

According to a recent report, the longterm water supply for the city of Portales “looks promising.” However, the city’s water supply until the pipeline is turned on is a reason for its water conservation efforts. City... — Updated 8/9/2022

 

Man arrested in June convenience store robbery

Clovis police have arrested a suspect in the June 25 robbery of a city convenience store. Arrested on a second-degree felony charge of armed robbery is Dakota Conner, 22, of... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Steve Hansen    News

Clovis Community College president placed on administrative leave

CLOVIS – The president of Clovis Community College was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday by the college's board of trustees. Charles Nwankwo will remain on paid leave... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

COVID-19 surge plateaus in NM

The surge in COVID-19 cases spurred by the more infectious BA.5 variant has hit a plateau in New Mexico, while hospitalizations hover at less than a quarter of where they were in January, when the deadlier delta strain raged... — Updated 8/6/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Aug. 7: County fair welcomes kids' pets

On this date ... 1982: The Curry County Fair was planning a new event – a youth pet show. Organizers said the show would be open to children of all ages and everyone would... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Jail log - Aug. 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis * Joan Ramirez, 22, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge * Melissa Martinez, 35, failure to obey traffic control devices, display of unauthorized... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Events calendar - Aug. 7

Tuesday    *Free preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment only, Fort Sumner Municipal Schools, 1001 Sumner Ave., Fort Sumner. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 7

Monday    *Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting – 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: http://www.clovis.edu/about/administration.aspx or 575-769-4001    *Portales Municipal... — Updated 8/6/2022

 
 By Kathleen Stinson    News

City manager explains Portales water rate plan

Portales City Manager Sarah Austin in an interview Wednesday said the city plans to raise its water rates in all categories and explained why. “With the water situation not improving, it is in the best interest of the city to... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Animal shelter event extended

Clovis’ Animal Shelter had an “Empty the Shelter” event in July that has been extended through August. Due to a grant from Best Friends and The High Plains Humane Society 63 dogs and 26 cats were adopted at no charge, all... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Andrea Reeb named special prosecutor

Andrea Reeb, who headed the Clovis-area District Attorney’s Office for eight years, has been named a special prosecutor in the investigation into last year’s fatal shooting on the Rust movie set south of Santa Fe. Reeb, who... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Officials warn of phone scam

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office wants to alert citizens to a phone scam taking place in the area. The sheriff’s office has received “multiple calls from citizens who have received scam phone calls from individuals who are... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Notification system to be tested

Roosevelt County and City of Portales Emergency Management wants the public to know they will be performing their bi-annual testing of the Hyper-Reach mass notification system in the last week of August. This local emergency and... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Three injured in crash involving the state police

CLOVIS - A New Mexico State Police vehicle driven by an officer who thought an active-shooter drill Wednesday at Clovis Community College was a real event collided with another car... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

Clovis inspectors on patrol for weed and debris violations

Personnel from Clovis’ Building Safety Department will be patrolling the city looking for violators of city ordinances regarding weeds, debris and rubbish. According to a press release from the city manager’s office... — Updated 8/6/2022

 

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