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Pages past - June 19

On this date ... 1963: The five digit Zone Improvement Program was nearing implementation and area post offices were about to receive their ZIP codes. The Clovis Sectional Center had 21 affiliate...

 

Events calendar - June 19

Today • Lego Club — 1 p.m. at Clovis Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band History — 6:30 p.m. presentation with Norvil Howell at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840...

 

Meetings calendar - June 19

Today • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday • Curry...

 

Jail logs - June 19

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis •Santiago Sena, 18, failure to pay fines • Jason Mirabal, 21, criminal damage, battery against a household member, probation violation • Phillip Fishgrab, 40,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 17, 2018

Weather no damper on having a good time

CLOVIS — Celebrated as the rain may be in eastern New Mexico, it put a slight damper on the outdoor programming Saturday in Clovis. But only a slight one. Hundreds still convened for a combined...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 17, 2018

Jail officer charged with assisting escape

CLOVIS — Friends and family of the Clovis detention officer arrested Saturday for assisting in the escape of three detainees said they were in disbelief. Sarina Dodson, 28, of Clovis, was jailed... Full story

 
 By Betty Williamson    News    June 17, 2018

Gal baby remembers Daddy and Kipling

Jim Williamson was just a few weeks shy of his 49th birthday when he became a dad in the early 1960s, considerably older than most guys picking up their first diaper pin. Within two and a half years,... Full story

 

Events calendar - June 17

Today • Father’s Day Beer and Brats — 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 ages 5 and older. Information: 575-935-5000 Monday • Movie Monday — 1 p.m. “Frozen,” 6 p.m. “Walk the Line” at Clovis-Carver...

 

Pages past - June 17

On this date ... 1968: Clovis was preparing to host "a three-day combination of business and frolic" when newspapermen (and women) arrived for the New Mexico Press Association's summer convention....

 

Meetings calendar - June 17

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday •...

 

Three escape Clovis jail

CLOVIS — Three inmates escaped from the Clovis jail about 11 a.m. Friday and remained at large Friday night. Officials said area residents should "use caution and be alert for strangers." The... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2018

Juneteenth organizers expecting hefty crowd

CLOVIS — Let freedom ring. Organizers for this year’s Juneteenth program are expecting a larger turnout than ever, as two of Clovis’ annual events commemorating the end of slavery in the United States join forces today with a community-wide... Full story

 

Accused shooter says he acted in self-defense

CLOVIS — A man charged with killing a co-worker at a Curry County dairy on Thursday told police he acted in self-defense. But Jose Flores Espana’s statement was “inconsistent with the other... Full story

 

Vacation Bible schools

• Ute Lake Camp Meeting — Through today, camping in state park in Logan, Highway 540 S. Loop. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. activities. Public invited. No charge for meals or activities. • First Christian Church — Aug. 3-4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1700 N....

 

Events calendar - June 16

Today • Heritage Days — 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. at city park, Portales. Information: 575-356-8541 • Run for the Zoo — 8 a.m. at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Information: 575-769-7139 • Portales High School All 80s reunion — Multiple events....

 

Meetings calendar - June 16

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday •...

 

Public record - June 16

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Isaiah Spencer Lollis, 21, to Leighanna Mariah Cordova, 22, both of Clovis • Amando Chagoya Cristobal, 31, to Mercedes...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Beat the heat

In the mounting heat of summer, Clovis’ Craig Tatum hopes his “Operation Cooldown” initiative will take off like wildfire. After Tatum found his grandparents last month without functional air conditioning in Hobbs — while outside... Full story

 

Pages past - June 16

On this date ... 1993: A Las Vegas, Nevada, man pleaded guilty to racketeering and fraud charges, allegedly resulting in $30 million taken from about 30,000 residents deceived across the country. A...

 

Jail logs - June 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday: Clovis • Daniel Barela, 27, probation violation • Cesar Monzon, 56, no proof of insurance, driving on suspended or revoked license • Johnny Aragon, 52, probation violation • Jose...

 

One dead in dairy shooting

A Texico man was found shot to death Thursday afternoon at a Curry County dairy. One man is in custody and has been identified as the suspected shooter, Sheriff Wesley Waller said in a news release. Mairon Franco Rodriguez, 23, was found deceased... Full story

 

Vacation Bible schools - June 15

• Ute Lake Camp Meeting — Through Saturday, camping in state park in Logan, Highway 540 S. Loop. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. activities. Public invited. No charge for meals or activities. • First Christian Church — Through today and Aug. 3-4 from 6 p.m....

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 15, 2018

Racers get ready for soap box derby

CLOVIS - Up over a ramp, down Sycamore Street, to 14th street they go. Where they'll stop? They hope in Akron, Ohio. Saturday, the 17th annual Clovis Soap Box Derby takes place from 9 a.m. to around... Full story

 

Events calendar - June 15

Today • PHS All 80s reunion — 5 p.m.-7 p.m. classmate catchup at Enchantment Vineyards, 2102 E. Third St., Portales. Information: portalesrams.myevent.com • Heritage Days — 7 p.m.-10 p.m. street dance at Memorial Park in Portales with the...

 

Pages past - June 15

On this date ... 1968: A bridegroom on his honeymoon was killed and seven other people, including his wife, were injured when a scenic chairlift climbing the top of 7,800-foot-high Raton Pass snapped...

 

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