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Celebration of peanuts

PORTALES - Every fall the denizens of Portales and the surrounding communities hit the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds for a weekend of perusing arts and crafts vendors, listening to live music and...

 

Clovis band takes fifth in contest

MIDLAND, Texas - The Clovis High School band was fifth in preliminaries at Saturday's Bands of America regional, and finished fifth in the finals. Sounds consistent, but CHS Band Director Bill Allred...

 

Water board recommends tax increase

CLOVIS — When you put skin in the game, you have to anticipate a flesh wound or two. Clovis city commissioners acknowledged that Monday in their roles on the city’s water policy advisory board, which by a 7-0 vote recommended a tax increase to...

 

Meetings watch: Water policy advisory board

In addition to recommending a tax increase to help fund a water pipeline, members of Clovis’ water policy advisory board discussed water contamination from Cannon Air Force Base. Mayor David Lansford reported on the recent Washington, D.C., trip...

 

Windmills to be auctioned

PORTALES - While the collection of windmills at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is an eye-catching sight, maintaining them has become an increasing burden on the county over the past few years. The...

 

Road work to begin today

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ public works department will begin work today on University Drive from Avenue S. to the end of University — in other words, from the former Alta Terra site to the end of Territorial Estates. Traffic will be...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 16

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • Essential Air Service meeting — Noon-1 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport Terminal, 459 CR 11.5,...

 

Pages past - Oct. 16

On this date ... 1974: The Clovis News-Journal profiled Dr. Elwyn Crume, described as an active participant in many community organizations. The article reported Crume, an optometrist, was a Clovis High graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran who...

 

Curry tables events center scoreboard issue

CLOVIS — The scoreboard that hangs above the center of the Curry County Events Center was highlighted at Tuesday’s county commission meeting as a true symbol of technology. The only issue, Fairgrounds Director Justin Gregory said, is that it’s...

 

Queso Vino festival to highlight New Mexico wine, cheese industries

PORTALES — You can relax this weekend with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese while listening to some live music and celebrating two big industries in New Mexico. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association has been working to promote the wine...

 

Business digest - Oct. 16

RGH receives honorable mention ALBUQUERQUE - Roosevelt General Hospital received an honorable mention in the Quest for Excellence Award from the New Mexico Hospital Association. Three hospitals...

 

Concerns raised over wine festival's approval method

PORTALES — A pair of Eastern New Mexico University regents fear Chancellor Jeff Elwell has uncorked a few issues in approving a weekend wine festival on campus. The Queso Vino Festival is scheduled for this weekend at the ENMU baseball field, in...

 

Jail log - Oct. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis ∞ Bryan Castillo, 34, aggravated battery on a household member ∞ Loydale Kirven, 48, burglary of a vehicle, larceny, injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle ∞ Eloy...

 

Volunteer opportunities - Oct. 16

Germ-fighting supply drive Through Oct. 31, the Roosevelt County Health Council will be collecting disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, and disinfecting spray in an effort to help fight the flu and other illness. Collected donations will be...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 16

Today • Groundbreaking for new Ranchvale fire station — 9 a.m., 1720 Curry Road 16, Clovis. Hosted by Curry County and the Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department. Information: 575-763-6016 • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library,...

 

Bella Vista cancels Wednesday classes after playground fire

CLOVIS - A playground fire at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista in Clovis was extinguished soon after it was reported on Tuesday afternoon, school officials said. But because of residual smoke, classes... Full story

 

Jail Logs - Oct. 17

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

 

Officials: Youth injured after coming into contact with power line

CLOVIS — A person was injured after coming into contact with a power line Tuesday night, according to first responders and Xcel Energy. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen did not identify the minor, but noted he received third-degree burns to his arm,...

 
 By Mark Oswald    News    October 16, 2019 

Make way: Big load headed for Clovis

SANTA FE - A 460,000-pound piece of equipment will be transported from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Clovis, passing through the heart of Santa Fe, on its way to a repair site starting Friday...

 

Two arrested in Aug. 18 armed robbery

CLOVIS — Two women charged in the Aug. 18 armed robbery of an elderly woman in a Clovis church parking lot have been arrested. Cherry Anaya, 43, and Jamie Vega, 36, on Wednesday entered no plea to charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit...

 

Retiree restrictions tightened

Many retirees have found a place working support jobs in the school system. Those jobs supplement their pensions, whether that’s as a substitute teacher, bus driver, librarian or another role. There are some restrictions in place however and with t... Full story

 

Canine comforter

CLOVIS - It's not a job for any dog. The 9th Judicial District already knows that, having tried once to bring a canine assistant into its courts. Kasey, a white retriever, lives now with a prosecutor...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 13

Monday • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room,...

 

Event promises legal answers

If you’ve ever had a legal question gnawing at you or find yourself in the midst of a legal situation with no direction, Thursday might be the perfect opportunity to talk to an expert, for free. The 9th Judicial District Pro Bono Committee and the...

 

Students seek travel approval

PORTALES — After beating the best New Mexico had to offer, a quartet of Portales High students is ready to take on the nation. They just need the permission of the Portales school board, and they’re a shoo-in to get it when the board meets 6...

 

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