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 By David Grieder    News    July 17, 2018 

Deputy public defender resigns

CLOVIS — Whatever the official reasons for Chandler Blair’s departure to private practice, District Attorney Andrea Reeb said she was glad to see that the man accused of groping attorneys in Clovis was on his way out. “Regardless of the reason...

 

Curry to vote on amended construction contract

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission today is expected to vote on an amended contract with Nick Griego & Son's Construction Inc. that would push back the completion of the new county road barn....

 
 News    July 17, 2018 

Events calendar - July 17

Today • Summer Job Fair — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Workforce Connections, 111 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-4571 • Classic Creations — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Subject: Water Wise Aquifers/Filtration. Information:...

 

Business digest - July 17

Local agency owner honored CLOVIS — Local agency owner Nick Wiegel was designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2018, according to an Allstate press release. Close to a third of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners received the award for...

 
 News    July 17, 2018 

Meetings calendar - July 17

Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at county administrative building. Information: 575-763-6016 Wednesday • Clovis/Curry Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency...

 
 News    July 17, 2018 

Pages past - July 17

On this date ... 1953: A 23-year-old Clovis man was treated for cuts and bruises after the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole. The man said he lost control of the vehicle trying to avoid...

 
 News    July 17, 2018 

Jail logs - July 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Sunday: Clovis • Ray Cordova, 58, larceny • Anthony Perez, 23, aggravated driving while under the influence, driving while license suspended, failure to maintain traffic lane • Gunner Wyn...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 15, 2018

Clovis man accused in bomb scare

CLOVIS — Almost six months after a bomb scare that evacuated the Curry County Courthouse, police last week arrested a Clovis man accused of calling in the bogus threat and planting a suspicious package in order to delay a woman’s sentencing that...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 15, 2018

Meet Rosie the Riveter

CLOVIS — The stories of 10 different women who entered the workforce during World War II were shared at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Saturday during a program celebrating Rosie the Riveter....

 

Pages past - July 15

On this date ... 1953: Two Portales boys had gone public with their search for reliable transportation. Unable to afford horses, Tommy Felber and Kenneth Harris, both 12, had gone to the Portales...

 

Meetings calendar - July 15

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at county administrative building. Information: 575-763-6016 Wednesday • Clovis/Curry Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency...

 

Events calendar - July 15

Monday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Program: Life on the High Plains. Information: 575-356-3940 • Movie Monday — 1 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Movie: “SING” Information: 575-769-7840 • Family...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 15, 2018

Hillcrest Park hosting 27th Ethnic Fair

CLOVIS — Returning favorites are on the schedule for next weekend's 27th Annual Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair, along with new additions and a special blessing from the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers....

 

Victory up in smoke in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 14, 2018

'Rosie the Riveter' stopping in at library

CLOVIS - One of the most iconic symbols of life in the U.S. during World War II will come to eastern New Mexico today - its memory, anyway. Clovis/Carver Public Library hosts a performance of Rosie...

 

Second lawsuit filed against daycare

CLOVIS — A second lawsuit, closely resembling the first, was filed this week against the Clovis daycare where months earlier among employees “a fist fight took place in front of over a dozen terrified children.” The suit was filed Thursday...

 

Events calendar - July 14

Today • Youth Photography Clinic — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Yam Theatre, Portales. Cost: $5 for lunch. Information: 575-356-4417 • Rosie the Riveter performance — 2 p.m. by Ann Beyke at Clovis Carver-Public Library. Admission: Free. Information:...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 14, 2018

Man arrested after shooting at inspector

PORTALES — Officials this week served an arrest warrant on a man they found “hiding in a dog house” last week after allegedly shooting at an inspector with an “AR-15 style rifle,” earlier in the day, according to court documents and a news...

 

Meetings calendar - July 14

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at county administrative building. Information: 575-763-6016 Wednesday • Clovis/Curry Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency...

 

Highway being resurfaced

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is in the process of resurfacing nearly 10 miles of U.S. 60/84 in Roosevelt County from mile marker 342 to mile marker 352 near Taiban, according to a NMDOT press release. The $3.8 million project is...

 

Pages past - July 14

On this date ... 1968: A Portales teenager had won the Miss New Mexico crown in competition at Hobbs. Karen Jan Maciolek, 19, a student at Eastern New Mexico University, qualified for the 1969 Miss...

 

Jail logs - July 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday: Clovis • Matthew Gallegos, 28, failure to appear • James Dimas, 50, probation violation • Kelvin Gooden, 43, failure to comply with specific requirements • Anna Garcia, 28, battery a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 13, 2018

Police investigating series of burglaries

CLOVIS — Local police have recovered at least two trucks stolen this week, with other recent property crime cases still under investigation. On Monday night, at least two home burglaries were...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 13, 2018

Local schools bump English, math scores

Students in eastern New Mexico and around the state continue to show progress on English and math exams but are still falling short of proficiency. The New Mexico Public Education Department on Thursday released the results of the Partnership for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 13, 2018

Former coach scheduled for plea conference

CLOVIS — Charged in September with sending nude images to a student, a former assistant track coach for Clovis Christian School is scheduled for a plea conference next month. Garrett Scott Fly, 24, was scheduled for a jury trial next week on a...

 

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