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 By David Grieder    News    July 19, 2018

Trial set for daycare defendants

PORTALES — Sandi and Mary Taylor appeared with their attorney Tuesday during a short hearing in preparation for their five-day jury trial scheduled in two months. The mother-daughter pair are each accused of leaving two young children in a hot car...


Events calendar - July 19

Today • Preschool storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Colour Creators — 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m., 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Theme: Operation Gratitude. Information: 575-769-7840...

 By David Grieder    News    July 19, 2018

Water authority to clear fiscal year business

TEXICO — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board has its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. today at the Texico Fire Station. ENMWUA Administrator Orlando Ortega said much of the meeting agenda consists of “standard procedure” items pertain...


Meetings calendar - July 19

Today • Curry County Health Council — Noon at Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • ENM Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at Texico Fire Station, 120 N. Turner Ave. Information: 575-935-4262...


NMAA has OK to punish bad behavior

It’s official: The New Mexico Activities Association and executive director Sally Marquez will have the latitude to punish member schools directly should the association feel developments warrant such action. By a 59-12 vote, schools voted to... Full story


Airport awarded $4.3 million in grants

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Airport has been awarded $4.3 million in infrastructure grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to an FAA press release. The grants will be used to reconstruct an aircraft parking apron and... Full story


Leash law ordinance up for final adoption

CLOVIS — An ordinance tightening leash laws in Clovis comes before the city commission tonight for final adoption. Existing city code says that on public property “a dog or cat shall not be considered to be running at large if it is on a leash...


Reporter's notebook: A piece of Highland

Keepsakes from the original Highland Elementary School are available to the public following the demolition of the building last week to make way for a new school. Deputy Superintendent of Operations... Full story


Pages past - July 19

On this date ... 1973: A local pastor appeared before the Clovis City Commission to ask for a crackdown on pornography at newsstands and in the movies. Rev. Stan White, pastor of Westbrook Baptist... Full story


Jail logs - July 19

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday through Wednesday: Clovis • Justin Clayton, 42, failure to appear • Amber Segovia, 32, failure to appear, larceny ($250 or less) • Lorrisa Garcia, 22, failure to appear • Markel Kinneb...

 By David Grieder    News    July 19, 2018

One dead after report of shooting in Portales

PORTALES - Police are investigating the death of an individual found early Thursday morning at a residence in the 1400 block of South Avenue B in Portales. A police news release said officers... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 18, 2018

Man accused of threatening FBI agent

CLOVIS — The FBI on Monday arrested a man in Clovis for allegedly threatening “to assault or murder” one of its agents and an assistant U.S. attorney, records show. The suspect is a homeless man recently struggling after the death of his... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 18, 2018

Military to handle case in airman's death

CLOVIS — The military will have jurisdiction in prosecuting the case of a shooting death July 5 in Clovis involving two Cannon Air Force Base airman, District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced Tuesday. “After speaking with the military, law... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 18, 2018

African Children's Choir to perform at Clovis church

CLOVIS - A musical performance over 30 years and more than 8,000 miles in the making will come to Clovis tonight as the African Children's Choir performs at Central Baptist Church. The choir, made up... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 18, 2018

Financial concerns raised at Curry meeting

CLOVIS — Melrose Senior Center Program Director Ashley Woods detailed what she said were the organization’s dire financial straits at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. “If we have further cuts here and further cuts there, here pretty...


Events calendar - July 18

Today • Tiny Tots storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Rock-n-Rollers — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Theme: Sweet ice cream. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 2 p.m. at...


Page past - July 18

On this date ... 1953: Clovis Police Chief Ollie Damron was patrolling the Texico highway in search of ... tourists. Damron, along with Clovis Mayor O.G. Potter and Chamber of Commerce President...


Meetings calendar - July 18

Today • Clovis/Curry Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Finance Committee — 2 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Inf...


Jail logs - July 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Calvin Parks, 54, probation violation • Carlos Rivas, 23, driving while license suspended or revoked • Trenton Gutierrez, 27, probation violation • Selestino Owen, 36, probati...

 By David Grieder    News    July 17, 2018

Deputy public defender resigns

CLOVIS — Whatever the official reasons for Chandler Blair’s departure to private practice, District Attorney Andrea Reeb said she was glad to see that the man accused of groping attorneys in Clovis was on his way out. “Regardless of the reason...


Events calendar - July 17

Today • Summer Job Fair — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Workforce Connections, 111 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-4571 • Classic Creations — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Subject: Water Wise Aquifers/Filtration. Information:...


Curry to vote on amended construction contract

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission today is expected to vote on an amended contract with Nick Griego & Son's Construction Inc. that would push back the completion of the new county road barn....


Business digest - July 17

Local agency owner honored CLOVIS — Local agency owner Nick Wiegel was designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2018, according to an Allstate press release. Close to a third of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners received the award for...


Meetings calendar - July 17

Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at county administrative building. Information: 575-763-6016 Wednesday • Clovis/Curry Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency...


Pages past - July 17

On this date ... 1953: A 23-year-old Clovis man was treated for cuts and bruises after the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole. The man said he lost control of the vehicle trying to avoid...


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