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One dead after house fire

CLOVIS - It still feels unreal to Esmeralda Arias, whose uncle died and grandmother was hospitalized after a structure fire early Sunday morning in Clovis. Arias came in Monday from Portales to visit...

 

Officer in standoff returned to duty

CLOVIS — The Clovis police officer who discharged a weapon during a July 6 standoff has not been identified by either the department or the New Mexico State Police, but he was returned to full duty four days after the standoff. The weapon was disch...

 

Midnight at the gravesite

FORT SUMNER - You visit the moonlit gravesite of an infamous outlaw at midnight on the anniversary of his violent death, you do well to expect about anything. So if you visited the Fort Sumner burial...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Meetings calendar - July 17

Today • Swearing-in ceremony for Clovis City Commissioner David Robinson — 9 a.m., Clovis City Hall, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • City of Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m., Clovis City Hall small conference room, 321...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Pages past - July 17

On this date ... 1969: Price checks: • Burger Chef cheeseburgers were six for $1. The restaurant slogan was “Take a time out for Burger Chef.” • Piggly Wiggly offered Farmer Jones hickory-smoked sliced bacon for 74 cents per pound. Saltine...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Education digest - July 17

Schools seek contact info Parents of returning students for Clovis Municipal Schools are asked to verify their contact information prior to the school year. Verification can be done via Skyward Family Access, located under clovis-...

 

Flag makes journey through Clovis

CLOVIS - A special guest making its nationwide tour this summer came Sunday afternoon through eastern New Mexico to the accompaniment of a law enforcement escort and about 75 motorcyclists. That was n...

 

Youth dip toes in ranch management

CIMARRON - More than two dozen youth got a crash course in running their own ranch, as New Mexico State University offered its annual Youth Ranch Management Camp. The camp had 29 participants from...

 

Commissioners table facility fee request

CLOVIS — Commissioners on Tuesday tabled a request to consider raising facility fees at the Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds, with the hopes of keeping the venue affordable for local entities. A proposal from Spectra management comparing...

 

Trial in 2017 strangling continued to next month

CLOVIS — Trial this week for a man accused of strangling his son on New Year’s Day 2017 was continued to next month. The delay is attributed to the sudden unavailability of a lead investigator. David Plyler, 61, of Lubbock, was initially indicted...

 

Livestock board warns of horse virus

ALBUQUERQUE —With fair season approaching, the New Mexico Livestock Board is releasing several recommendations following confirmations of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in several New Mexico counties. The state has confirmed VSV in just four...

 

Two apartment buildings evacuated

CLOVIS — Two apartment buildings were briefly evacuated Monday due to a damaged gas line on Clovis’ west side. Contractors doing excavation work on the 1500 block of Cameo Street “struck a 4-inch steel natural gas line” around 10:40 a.m....

 

City to hold ceremony

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will hold a 9 a.m. swearing-in ceremony for David Robinson as District 1 city commissioner, according to a release from the city. The ceremony will be held in the assembly room of Clovis City Hall at 321 Connelly....

 

City issues reminder

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has issued a reminder that its new Unified Development Ordinance will not allow future installations of pre-fabricated carports. The ordinance was developed over the course of two years through various public hearings...

 

Locals reflect on memories of moon landing

Hey Moon, thanks for the memories. It’s been almost 50 years since mankind first took that “giant leap” onto the surface of Earth’s moon, finally getting physical with a relationship that for much of human history only consisted of romantic...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Jail log - July 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Don Crespin, 30, failure to pay fines • Aleithia Artemis, 61, criminal trespass • John Chavez, 25, parole violation • Lorenzo Sierra, 32, probation violation, driving...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Events calendar - July 17

Today • Clovis Summer Reading Program: Tiny Tots Storytime — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales Summer Reading Program Rocketeers: Fun in the Sun — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Jail Logs - July 16

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

 

Portales takes steps to bump salaries

PORTALES - Members of the Portales City Council took the first steps to increasing the salaries for their positions. But they'll have to win another term to reap any benefit. Councilors, by a 6-0... Full story

 

Officials weigh in on potential NDAA veto

CLOVIS — President Trump has produced a laundry list of justifications in his threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, including border wall funding. New Mexico’s congressional delegation has chosen to focus in on one particular... Full story

 

Ronny Cox: Fugitive from junior high justice

Editor's note: Actor Ronny Cox, who graduated high school and college in Portales, is working on a book. Here's a chapter about growing up in New Mexico. I've read a lot of autobiographies by actors...

 

New commander to take helm at base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - A new commander for Cannon Air Force Base's 27th Special Operations Wing will take the helm this week. Col. Robert A. Masaitis , previously stationed at CAFB as its Operations...

 

Curry to hear financial report

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is slated to hear a report on financials for the Curry County Fairgrounds and Events Center during its Tuesday morning meeting. The 9 a.m. meeting at the Curry County Administrative Complex will also include a r...

 

Meetings calendar - July 14

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Friends of Clovis-Carver Public Library — 11:30 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library,...

 

Pages past - July 14

On this date ... 1959: Today marked the anniversary of the death of the outlaw Billy the Kid. “Perhaps New Mexico’s most famous — or infamous — resident met his death 78 years ago,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. The newspaper reported...

 

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