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Magistrate courthouse on agenda

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission may begin the initial planning phase of building a new magistrate courthouse during Tuesday's meeting. The first of 13 action items on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting is a memorandum of agreement between the...

 

Meetings calendar - May 19

Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • High Plains Historical Foundation — 6 p.m., Pappy Thornton Museum, Ned...

 

Graduation calendar - May 19

Today • Texico High School graduation — 2 p.m., Texico Sports Arena, Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3801 • Grady High School graduation — 5 p.m., Gymnasium, Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin...

 

Pages past - May 19

On this date ... 1969: An airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base had died at Alamogordo Lake — the third area drowning victim at the state park lake in a week. Robert Schenke, who worked at the hospital at Cannon, was attempting to swim from...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Vehicle crash sends truck into house

CLOVIS - What does it sound like when a speeding car crashes into the truck parked in front of your house, sending that truck careening through the wall of your den? "Like a bomb," agreed siblings San...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 19, 2019

Roosevelt County finalizes preliminary budget

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission met for close to two hours Thursday morning to finalize the county's preliminary operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which will go before the commission for approval on Tuesday. The commission...

 

Portales to look to 2020 census

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will look ahead to 2020 during Tuesday's meeting with a resolution to form a committee with Roosevelt County related to the 2020 census. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the city and county were approached by...

 

Curry County to host block grant public hearing

CLOVIS — Curry County will host a quick public hearing Tuesday to update residents on its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. Administrative Services Coordinator Doria Rey told The News that the hearing is intended to update citizens...

 

Fire department certified

RANCHVALE — The Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department will soon be responding to fires as it received its official certification as a fully operational fire department from the state fire marshal's office on Wednesday. "I'm ecstatic, it's been a...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 19, 2019

Longtime Clovis resident named nurse of the year

CLOVIS — A longtime Clovis resident was recently recognized as the nurse of the year for Interim HealthCare Inc., a national health care provider with over 300 offices and 5,000 nurses around the country. Rakel Nussbaumer, the director of health...

 

Pilot facing charges of rape

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A special operations pilot at the Air Force Academy is facing charges of rape, rape of a child and three counts of sexual abuse of a child, according to a release from the academy. Maj. Travis J. Burns, who previously...

 

Report cards going online

CLOVIS — Citing savings in printing and postage costs, Clovis Municipal Schools is transitioning to online report cards for students. Parents and guardians will be able to access report cards through Skyward Family Access, which also includes...

 

Jail log - May 19

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Marco Palma, 18, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Michael Russell, 30, possession of a controlled substance • Bud McCasland, 55, possession of a contro...

 

One hurt in boat wreck

One man was injured in a collision Monday morning that left a houseboat stranded for hours blocking the highway approaching Cannon Air Force Base. The two-vehicle incident took place at 11:40 a.m., wh...

 
 By Betty Williamson    News    May 15, 2019

Portales hotel caused a stir

Portales' first skyscraper - in my lifetime known as the Plains Hotel and the Portales Inn, but sadly empty since the 1990s - recently received an extensive renovation. It has reopened as the Best...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 15, 2019

Seeing double

High school graduations are always a family affair. For seven Clovis families, it’s twice the celebration. The 2019 Clovis High School graduation class includes seven sets of twins. They’ll be among 441 students receiving diplomas from CHS...

 

Meetings calendar - May 15

Today • City of Clovis Unified Development Ordinance Town Hall — 6 p.m., City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7829 Thursday • Curry County Health Council — Noon-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County...

 

Events calendar - May 15

Today • Stitch Addicts stitch group — 1:30-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 • Celebration honoring Becky Rowley — 4-6 p.m., Clovis Community College-Commons, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 15, 2019

Board adopts standards-based grading

PORTALES - Parents of first- and second-grade students at James Elementary will see a considerable change in their child's report cards next school year. That's because the Portales Municipal Schools...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 15, 2019

Man gets 19 years in plea

CLOVIS — A man charged in 2017 with battery and child abuse was sentenced Monday to 19 years in prison through a plea agreement. Jackie Cubit Jr., 32, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony child abuse and admitted to prior felony convictions in...

 

Leash ordinance up for final vote

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis may unleash changes to city code that would penalize those who leave their animals unleashed. Up for final vote during Thursday’s City Commission meeting is Ordinance 2120-2019, which would require any dog owner to...

 

Committee accepting orders

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee is accepting orders for walkway pavers at the county’s war memorial on the town square. Orders of $125 include five lines with up to 20 characters per line, and can be placed before May 22...

 

Roadway being upgraded

PORTALES — Work began last week on South Roosevelt Road U between U.S. 70 and South Roosevelt Road 9, and is expected to be completed May 22, weather permitting. The roadway is being upgraded from dirt to caliche as part of a Local Government Road...

 

Curry projects scheduled

CLOVIS — The Curry County Road Department has scheduled two road projects next week, according to a release from the county. The department will work Monday and Tuesday on an overlay of chip seal on Curry Road 3 between State Road 348 and Curry...

 

Business digest - May 15

Korean restaurant opens in Clovis CLOVIS — A new Clovis restaurant is looking to provide airmen and others who have visited Korea with a local taste of Korean comfort food. Owner Paul Park said Bokka — which means stir fry, good luck or...

 

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