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State fines Air Force nearly $1.7 million

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department on Thursday fined the U.S. Air Force nearly $1.7 million for failing to monitor potentially cancer-causing pollution discharged at a base near Clovis and allowing a wastewater permit to lapse. The...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 12

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs), Clovis Community...

 

Portales, Roosevelt focusing on roads, infrastructure

The City of Portales and Roosevelt County have a lot on their plates this year as they focus on their ongoing road improvements and infrastructure capital improvement projects. In Roosevelt, there are three major projects the county will pursue this...

 

Legislators preview session

CLOVIS - State Rep. Randy Crowder shared one of his key 2020 legislative session mantras during Wednesday's Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast. "Calvin Coolidge said it's...

 

A look at 2019's weather

Temperatures ranged from 104 degrees on July 21 to 8 degrees on March 4. And it rained a lot — New Mexico State University’s Agriculture Science Center at Clovis recorded 25.16 inches of moisture in 2019; that’s almost 7 inches more than the...

 

Portales starts year with policy updates

PORTALES — The first meeting of the year was a brief one for the Portales City Council as it addressed only a few items before wrapping up. To start the new year, the city made some changes to its Portales Area Transit Passenger policy, which was...

 

In tribute: B.J. Pierce 'always wanted to help young people'

B.J. Pierce’s life may have been very different if he’d been born a few decades later, but if you ask those who he mentored, taught and entertained over the years with a collection of stories from his rodeo days, he may not have had it any other...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 12

Monday • Rural Bookmobile East in Grady — 10-11:30 a.m., Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin St., Grady; 11:35 a.m.-12 noon, Grady Post Office, 406 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-461-1824 • Produce to People — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,...

 

Minor injuries in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of State Road 245 and State Road 311 Thursday at approximately 1:15 p.m. Deputies from the Curry County Sheriff's Office, members of the Clovis Fire Department and officers from the New Mexico State...

 

Season's first flu death reported in Roosevelt

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health reported Thursday that a 1-year-old boy in Roosevelt County was the state’s first pediatric influenza death of the 2019-20 flu season. The release did not otherwise identify the child. Since the...

 

Start-of-year business on Curry agenda

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will handle some start-of-year business, along with consideration of an annual agreement for a security scanning system at the county’s Adult Detention Center. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at...

 

Portales board to consider superintendent's contract

PORTALES — The first meeting of 2020 for the Portales Municipal School Board will include consideration of a new contract for Superintendent Johnnie Cain. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the board meeting room at the Portales Municipal...

 

Clovis mayor endorses no candidates

CLOVIS — In the first Clovis City Commission meeting since Mayor David Lansford said he would not run for a sixth term as mayor, and the first meeting since five people signed up to take his place, Lansford concluded the meeting by answering the...

 

Clerk's office reminds citizens to verify registration

CLOVIS — The Curry County Clerk’s Office is reminding citizens to verify their voter registration information in the runup to the primary and general elections. As New Mexico is a closed primary state, voters must be registered with a major...

 

Public record - Jan. 12

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Jeffrey Joe Ward, 57, and Rhonda Kaye Pierce, 55, both of Clovis • Sidney Caleb Busbee, 27, and Michaela Ann Gatewood, 25, both of Clovis • Tucker Ellio...

 

Chamber warns of telephone scam

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is warning members about a telephone scam targeting its members. According to the release, somebody posing as a chamber staffer has called members seeking credit card information to update their...

 

Jail log - Jan. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Amanda Hardwick, 37, criminal trespass ∞ Latasha Daniels, 37, shoplifting ∞ Adreanna Avila, 19, probation violation ∞ Jesse Galaviz, 45, aggravated battery ...

 

Zoning commission recommends changes to meet standards

CLOVIS — Since passing its Unified Development Ordinance last summer, the city of Clovis’ planning and zoning commission is finding out it either left out some old functions or didn’t adequately update to federal standards. The commission knock...

 

Pages past - Jan. 12

On this date ... 1960: President Dwight Eisenhower had nominated a former newspaper editor to be Clovis’ official postmaster. Charles Stanfield had been acting postmaster since Jan. 1, 1959. He began work at the newspaper in 1945 as its sports...

 

Clovis, Curry look to 2020 goals, projects

With 2019 behind them, area entities are looking forward to different projects and legislative goals to pursue in 2020. For the city of Clovis, there are various improvement projects and new services planned across the city for the year. There are...

 

Civil lawsuit refiled

CLOVIS — A New Mexico advocacy group has refiled a civil lawsuit in Curry County against Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Attorney General Hector Balderas. The New Mexico Patriots Advocacy Coalition charges that Toulouse Oliver and...

 

Roosevelt kicks off new year with appointments

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission kicked off its first meeting of the year by taking care of some yearly business, first of which was appointing a new chairman and vice-chairman. Chairman Shane Lee relinquished his position to former vice-...

 

Melrose clinic to reopen

MELROSE — After shutting down in 2018, the Melrose Clinic will be making a return under the guidance of Clovis Family Healthcare early this year. The Curry County Commission approved Clovis Family Healthcare as the new healthcare provider for the...

 

Clovis commission to consider new policy

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will consider a new policy at its Thursday meeting covering the usage and creation of social media accounts on behalf of the city. The social media policy is rooted in the city having “an overriding interest an...

 

Tucumcari native killed in Albuquerque

A Tucumcari native was Albuquerque’s first homicide victim of 2020, according to the victim’s uncle. Vicente Christopher Romero-Lopez, 23, of the Albuquerque area died about 2 a.m. New Year’s...

 

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