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Board to decide on calendar

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will make its final decision on the 2020-21 calendar when it meets Tuesday night in regular session. The 5:30 p.m. meeting at the CMS administrative building will cover various items on...

 

Public record - Feb. 23

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Stephen Tyler Sarracino, 32, and Lee Anne Bryan, 48, both of Clovis • Joshua Michael Campos, 30, and Sierra Nicole Viscaino, 26, both of Clovis ...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 23

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   Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission (rescheduled from Feb. 18) — 9...

 

Pages past - Feb. 23

On this date ... 1975: The worst snow storm in five years had swept across the High Plains, “marooning motorists, sparking traffic pileups and generally making life miserable for eastern New Mexico and West Texas residents,” the Clovis...

 

Music festival down a concert

CLOVIS — A somewhat familiar bunch of faces is coming back into town for the summer’s Draggin’ Main Music Festival. Music fans will, however, see a drop from three concerts to two when the festival runs June 13-20. The details were discussed...

 

Housing, breweries among topics at KTQM forum

CLOVIS - Most municipal election candidates seem focused on encouraging economic growth and many are determined to learn from the city's past mistakes. Candidates on Tuesday crowded into a small room...

 

Final forum includes four races

CLOVIS - The only thing left to do now is vote. There was a palpable sense of relief once candidates in each Clovis city race left the dais of the Clovis-Carver Public Library's North Annex on...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 23

Today • ENMU Department of Theater and Digital Filmmaking presents “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare — 2 p.m., Mainstage, Eastern New Mexico University Theater Center, Portales. Directed by Patrick McCreary. Tickets: $10 general...

 

Couple sought for theft at burned building

CLOVIS — A Clovis couple is wanted by law enforcement on allegations they set a structure fire on Valentine’s Day to cover up a robbery. Daniel Aranda, 53, and Tamara Aranda, 58, are wanted on charges of non-residential burglary, conspiracy to...

 

Weinstein accusers celebrate 'brave women' after guilty verdict

Several of Harvey Weinstein's accusers are speaking out after the disgraced movie mogul was found guilty of rape and a felony sex crime, but acquitted on the two most serious charges of predatory sexu...

 

Governor signs red-flag gun bill

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 5 — the red-flag gun bill — into law. In a news release from her office, she said the measure enhances public safety and reduces “the risk of mass gun violence.” SB 5... Full story

 

Volunteer opportunities - Feb. 19

Volunteer opportunities abound in eastern New Mexico. Look for this guide each month to describe some of them, or go online anytime at www.VolunteerENM.org to find current listings. To place an item on the volunteer page, call the newsroom at...

 

Area coronavirus impact likely financial

CLOVIS — For now, the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be an issue for the health of Curry County, and it might never become one. Financially? That seems like more of a certainty. County financial advisor Rob Burpo told Curry County commissioners Tues...

 

Officials still weighing action on juvie center

CLOVIS — In the 2012 film “Argo,” CIA agents plot to smuggle six American embassy workers out of Iran by pretending they’re part of a film crew. The agents’ pitch to higher-ups covers how they know it’s a longshot but, “It’s the best...

 

Keeping legacy alive

CLOVIS - Norman Petty spent much of his life making rock 'n' roll history in Clovis. Now, 36 years after his death, Petty's friends and fans are doing what they can to keep that legacy alive. A...

 

Michael Salgado returning to fair

CLOVIS — Michael Salgado will return to Clovis to headline Tejano Night as part of the 100th Curry County Fair this August, according to a release from the Curry County Events Center. Salgado, a four-time winner at the Tejano Music Awards, will...

 

Students head to ENMU for drama workshops

PORTALES — High school students from around New Mexico will flock to the Eastern New Mexico University campus this week for three days of drama performances and workshops. The 65th annual ENMU Drama Festival will go from Wednesday to Friday,...

 

Education digest - Feb. 19

PHS students lobby for anti-tobacco policies A pair of Portales High students visited the New Mexico legislative session Jan. 28 to discuss state tobacco policies. Senior Ector Colorado and sophomore Cali Walker were part of a group of 10 Evolvement...

 

Business digest - Feb. 19

Farwell station purchased A Farwell radio station serving the Clovis area is one of three stations recently purchased by Weslaco, Texas-based Christian Ministries of the Valley. Radio Online reports KICA 98.3 FM and Amarillo’s KZIP-AM and its FM...

 

Radio forum could last three hours

CLOVIS — Plenty of candidates plus plenty of questions are expected to equal plenty of airtime tonight. Officials with Rooney Moon Broadcasting are shooting for a three-hour running time for their Clovis municipal candidate forum. It is scheduled...

 

Pages past - Feb. 19

On this date ... 1970: Seven Eastern New Mexico University co-eds had been named contestants for ENMU Playmate. The winner was to be announced at a Playboy Dance following a popular vote. Contestants were all sponsored by a sorority, fraternity or...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 19

Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • Curry County DWI Task Force — 4-5 p.m., Curry County Administration, 417 Gidding... Full story

 

Counties hoping for around $9 million in capital outlay money

SANTA FE — Curry and Roosevelt counties are looking at just over $9 million in potential capital outlay dollars for various projects as the state legislative session nears its end. House Bill 349 was sent to the House Tax and Revenue Committee on...

 

No quorum at 'red flag' meeting

PORTALES — Around 40 people packed into the Roosevelt County Commission Room on Tuesday morning to see Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker bring a resolution to oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — the red-flag gun bill. But he never...

 

Jail log - Feb. 19

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Leroy Jaramillo, 56, criminal sexual penetration in the first degree, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the second degree ∞ David Torres-Castillo, 38, failure to... Full story

 

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