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Curry County Fair gearing up

CLOVIS - Entering its 99th year, the 2019 Curry County Fair promises "Starry Nights and Midway Lights" for a week of carnival fun, daredevils, livestock contests and live music. The fair runs...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 11

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 Coll...

 

Clovis says farewell to welding supervisor

CLOVIS — In what was a relatively short Clovis City Commission meeting, commissioners said farewell to one of the city’s unsung heroes and said thanks to their police department and other first responders. Commissioners also handled a handful of...

 

Commissioners to consider infrastructure plan

PORTALES — Commissioners on Tuesday will consider a resolution to adopt Roosevelt County's 2021-2025 Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan as well as one for the senior center. On the agenda for Tuesday's regular commission meeting are...

 

Curry votes to change 'position' in ENMWUA

CLOVIS - Noting concerns that its pipeline effort would never directly serve all outlying residents of Curry County, commissioners on Tuesday narrowly approved a motion to change the county's "positio...

 

Alcohol sales to be on ballot

Curry County voters will see three questions on the ballot in November regarding alcohol sales in the county’s unincorporated areas. County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a recommendation from County Manager Lance Pyle, who...

 

Man charged in Bovina homicide

BOVINA - Texas Rangers on Monday charged a man with murder for the death of a woman in Bovina. Erica Sanchez, 31, of Bovina, "was killed Monday morning in the city," according to a news release that...

 

Melrose superintendent awarded

MELROSE — Jamie Widner hasn’t had much time to relax over the last month, despite retiring from his job as the Melrose superintendent on June 30. First he had his son’s wedding and then his...

 

New Starbucks open in Clovis

Avid coffee fiends rejoice. A new Starbucks drive-in java shop has just popped up on the north side of Clovis to help feed your insatiable thirst for the energizing brown liquid. The new standalone...

 

Pages past - Aug. 7

On this date ... 1969: Area Kiwanis Club members were preparing for the second Family Reunion Day. The purpose of the event was to “dramatize the family as the keystone of the nation’s strength and morality,” according to a report in the...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 7

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • Public meeting for input on the 2021-2025 Roosevelt County Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) — 6...

 

Couple celebrating 75 years

GRADY — A 75-year marriage could be considered a tremendous achievement by today’s standards. But for Jim and Margie Woods of Grady, they couldn’t imagine things any other way. This Friday the two New Mexico natives celebrate their 75th...

 

Stuart Ingle invited to join governor's summit

SANTA FE — Portales’ Stuart Ingle is one of a dozen key state figures invited to join Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham next week for a summit on domestic terrorism. According to a release from the governor’s office, the summit would be to...

 

Alleged child sex offender takes plea

CLOVIS — An alleged child sex offender will face no prison time under the terms of a plea agreement scheduled to be finalized this month. A jury trial last week for Rubel Encinias, 45, of Clovis, was canceled after attorneys submitted a plea...

 

Fourth skunk receives positive rabies test

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed Curry County’s fourth skunk to receive a positive rabies test this year. A fox was also reported positive for rabies in May for a total of five rabid animals in this county...

 

Valerie Plame talks 2020 candidacy

CLOVIS — If it were up to her, Valerie Plame would probably still be doing some important mission for the Central Intelligence Agency and not traversing the edges of New Mexico. But you play the hand you’re dealt, Plame said, and she’s chosen...

 

Clovis expected to pass police contract agreement

CLOVIS — A new agreement between the city of Clovis and its police officers isn’t expected to draw much opposition, with a few changes in language and a 2.5 percent salary increase set for presentation to the Clovis City Commission on Thursday...

 

Church hosting teacher luncheon

With the hustle and bustle of the new school year starting up this week, what better way to thank those responsible for educating local youth than a hot meal and some casual conversation. The community at the Central Baptist Church will be showing...

 

Jail escape trial pushed

CLOVIS — A trial scheduled this week for one of the local jail inmates charged with escaping the facility last summer was pushed to October due to an attorney’s schedule conflict. Ricky Sena, 25, was charged with seven felonies in connection...

 

'No updates' on July 27 death

PORTALES — There were “no updates” this week related to the July 27 house party that left one dead and two injured outside Portales, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker. Court records reflected no charges as of Tuesday for Devin...

 

CCC board to get president search update

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will be updated on its search to replace former president Becky Rowley during their meeting today at the college. The trustees are working with the Association of Community College Trustees...

 

Two indicted on child sex crime cases

CLOVIS — Grand juries on Friday returned indictments against two Clovis men for unrelated felony child sex crime cases in the Ninth Judicial District. Dino Paul Lucero, 33, was indicted on nine felony counts, including seven counts of criminal...

 

Jail log - Aug. 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Bryson Campos, 26, speeding, reckless driving, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, driving on wrong side of road, failure to obey traffic control devices,...

 

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners met almost three hours Tuesday morning in their regular meeting. All five commissioners were present and their votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. The commission convenes next in a special meeting at...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 7

Today • First day of classes for Melrose Schools. Information: http://www.melroseschools.com or 575-253-4269 • Free preschool screening clinic — 8 a.m.-noon by appointment only, Fort Sumner Municipal Schools, 1001 Sumner Ave., Fort Sumner....

 

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