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Meetings calendar - Dec. 1

Monday • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St...

 

Lighthouse bustles at community Thanksgiving

CLOVIS - The Lighthouse Mission was bustling Thanksgiving morning as community members stopped in for a warm meal or dropped by to pick up food for others. Every Thanksgiving, Lighthouse puts on a...

 

One arrested in crash

CLOVIS - A Clovis woman was arrested Friday morning following a high-speed crash in Clovis. Kimberly Thompson, 43, is in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on nine charges in connection to the...

 

Wind doesn't deter shoppers

A whirlwind of shoppers braved a wintry eastern New Mexico wind for Small Business Saturday. Temperatures in the 40s, and sustained winds around 30 mph most of the day, didn’t deter those determined to get a good start on their Christmas shopping....

 

Train cars derail near Fort Sumner

Nine train cars derailed west of Fort Sumner early Saturday morning, but no injuries or hazardous material spills were reported. Jim Sloan of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said the incident occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday, blocking...

 

Pages past - Dec. 1

On this date ... 1969: A black airman at Cannon Air Force was being court-martialed for refusing to cut his hair. Airman First Class August Doyle said he believed the order to cut his Afro-style was unlawful because it was an expression of his black...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 1

Today • Clovis Area Train Society model train display — Noon-5 p.m., North Plains Mall, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: email [email protected] • Cider and Song — 5-8 p.m., Parkland Baptist Church, 921 Parkland Drive, Clovis....

 

Meals on the town

Whether you're far away from family, don't have time to cook an elaborate meal or are just looking to be social this Thanksgiving, there are plenty of options in Clovis and Portales to eat a...

 

Focusing on small business

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s been a big push over the last decade to adopt Small Business Saturday. The idea is to encourage holiday shopping at home instead of online or at a big box store. This Saturday marks the 10th annual...

 

Homicide suspect arrested in Amarillo

The man accused in Clovis’ latest homicide was located in a vehicle in a parking lot and arrested without incident late Saturday in Amarillo, officials said. Steven Hogues, 34, of Albuquerque, is facing an open count of murder and felony...

 

Holiday weather looks threatening

Holiday travelers beware — the weather leading up to Thanksgiving this Thursday is looking treacherous. Rain, snow and ice are in the forecast before things begin clearing up on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 4...

 

Police warn against threat of theft

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is reminding residents that the holiday season is one in which to take extra precautions to avoid home and vehicle burglaries. The CPD advises: • Locking doors to vehicles and homes • Making arrangements...

 

Pages past - Nov. 27

On this date ... 1979: Historic artifacts, along with valuable paintings, jewelry and firearms worth an estimated $280,000 were recovered by police in Clovis and Hobbs. The items had been reported missing months earlier in Texas by rare books and...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 27

Monday • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St.,...

 

Portales native to take part in parade

PORTALES — A Portales native is scheduled to take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in New York City. Rebecca Lee, currently attending South Plains College, will be one of the parade participants for her second time,...

 

Jail log - Nov. 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Colton Capps, 27, failure to pay fines ∞ Bryson Campos, 27, receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle ∞ Angie Venegas, 41, probation violation ∞ Joann McClendon,...

 

EPA fund in place to research PFAS cleanup

Clovis dairy farmer Art Schaap still can't sell the milk or meat from his cows. It's been more than a year since the animals tested positive for toxic chemicals that leaked into the dairy's water...

 

Dairy files complaint against US, DoD and Air Force

CLOVIS — A family dairy battling contaminated groundwater adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base has filed a complaint against the United States, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force. Art and Renee Schaap, doing business as Highland...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 27

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840   Thursday • Thanksgiving Day • Portales Community Outreach 20th annual free Thanksgiving dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Build...

 

One dead after county house fire

A Curry County woman was discovered dead Tuesday after a house fire was reported north of Clovis. Leota Porter, 89, the home's owner, was unable to escape the fire and died at the scene, according to a Curry County Sheriff's Department news release....

 

Police seeking suspect in shooting

CLOVIS — A 28-year-old man is dead and police are searching for his alleged killer after a shooting Friday night. Clovis police said William Romero, 28, was found dead when they responded to a shots-fired call about 10:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of...

 

Wind farm focus at luncheon

PORTALES — By the end of 2020, Roosevelt County is expected to be home to New Mexico’s largest wind farm. Sagamore Wind Farm officially broke ground Monday. Representatives from Xcel energy on Thursday spent an hour explaining the process of cons...

 

Gallantry in combat

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - Cody Smith had been in the audience at numerous awards ceremonies, hoping he could live up to the examples of those with whom he'd served. "Coming through the training...

 

CCC board approves house renovation

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees still ended up paying six figures to make necessary renovations to its presidential residence in preparation for its new president. But the trustees were much more comfortable with the price t...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 24

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   Dec. 2 • Civic Center Policy Committee — 2 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 8...

 

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