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Crowded field at forum

CLOVIS - It's pretty rare for a political forum to be held for one specific district on the Clovis City Commission. But it's just as rare to have a candidate field as crowded as this District 1. All...

 

Jazzoo alcohol variance approved

CLOVIS — The animals of the Hillcrest Park Zoo have seen plenty from the people who travel the sidewalks of their residences, from Christmas light displays to Halloween crowds of kids. They’re about to get a cocktail party, as the Clovis City... Full story

 

Sheriff to ask for gun bill resolution

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker will bring a resolution Tuesday asking the Roosevelt County Commission to oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — the red-flag gun bill. The regular Roosevelt County Commission meeting for... Full story

 

No injuries in structure fire

CLOVIS - Motorists heading south of Clovis had a smoke-filled and possibly detoured drive Friday, as Clovis fire crews spent the morning fighting a blaze just south of the Prince Street Overpass....

 

Curry to take step on juvenile detention center

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission on Tuesday will take the first big step in deciding whether or not it will close its Juvenile Detention Center. The commission will receive a presentation from Grace Philips on the current status of JDCs across...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 16

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: Tanya Henderson at 575-763-6016 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th...

 

Pages past - Feb. 16

On this date ... 1975: Eastern New Mexico awoke to find itself under a blanket of snow. Roads were slick and hazardous and visibility was near zero on the highway between Fort Sumner and Santa Rosa, officials said. The Clovis News-Journal reported...

 

Public record - Feb. 16

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Alvino Lopez III, 36, and Orlinda Ethel Martinez, 35, both of Clovis • Joshua Ray Bryan, 28, and Christina Renee Gallegos, 27, both of Clovis • Joe...

 

Commission tables house demolition request

CLOVIS — City commissioners on Thursday tabled a request to condemn a home on the 900 block of Purdue Street. Building Safety Director Pete Wilt said the home had been without utilities for years, and the person living there had set fires inside...

 

Suspect jailed in shooting of 69-year-old

CLOVIS — A 69-year-old Clovis man was shot Wednesday night and his alleged assailant is in the Curry County jail. Police in a news release said Carlos George Sena reported Iisha Silva shot him at Sena’s residence at 1121 Rencher. The release...

 

Officials grill treasurer about lost interest

CLOVIS — Curry County missed out on about $2,700 in interest earlier this year when it took a month to get excess funds moved into a savings account. County commissioners on Feb. 6 grilled County Treasurer Debbie Spriggs for 30 minutes about the...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 16

Monday • Presidents’ Day   Tuesday • Black History Month Celebration — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Commons, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Experience history of the arts and important figures of African American history while tr...

 

18 heading for forum

CLOVIS — A packed candidate field means a packed forum, and likely an extended one on Tuesday night. All 18 candidates from contested Clovis municipal races have accepted invites to attend the KTQM political forum, which will be broadcast starting...

 

CCC board welcomes president, new trustee

CLOVIS — Plenty of transition was either happening, or about to happen, as the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees convened for the first time in 2020 on Thursday morning. Members welcomed incoming college President Charles Nwankwo, marked...

 

Jail log - Feb. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Ventura Garcia, 30, embezzlement, probation violation ∞ Edgar Biliebre-Organezq, 23, failure to pay fines, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, aggravated fleeing...

 

Reps call for water cleanup

Recent detection of cancer-causing pollution in Clovis’ drinking water prompted three New Mexico congressional leaders to call for the Defense Department to map and clean up the contaminated groundwater under Cannon Air Force Base. Sens. Tom Udall...

 

Jail Logs - Feb. 14

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs...

 

Snow blankets area again

The Farmers' Almanac predicted this winter would be "filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, it may remind you of a 'Polar Coaster.'" Welcome to the exciting portion of our seasonal...

 

EPCOR: 'No health concern' from chemicals

CLOVIS — The city’s water provider informed customers over the weekend about the presence of the “forever chemical” PFAS in a number of its wells. EPCOR said it has taken 10 wells out of commission for now after tests indicated each had a...

 

Muleshoe rider taking on world

Editor’s note: Following publication of this article online, Kasel’s parents posted on Facebook that he would not be able to compete due to injury but was still planning to attend. A few years ago...

 

Aaron Watson to perform at fair

CLOVIS - The Curry County Fair has secured country musician Aaron Watson to headline its closing concert Aug. 15 at the Curry County Events Center. The centennial edition of the fair is set for Aug. 1...

 

CCC hosting tribute to musical legends

CLOVIS — A taste of Broadway and a tribute to two musical legends will be making its way to Clovis soon as Cruising Steady brings the music of Motown. Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin will be the...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 12

Today • City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Community Development Block Grant public input hearing — 4 p.m., Commission...

 

Pages past - Feb. 12

On this date ... 1965: Residents of the Bella Vista Addition north of Clovis were concerned about packs of stray dogs, “chasing and biting children,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. City Attorney Harry Patton said officials were spending...

 

Aggravated assault nets man 19 years

CLOVIS — A 44-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Monday to 19 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Lucio Torres was found guilty of the charge on Jan. 22 by a Curry County jury. According to a news release from District...

 

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