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 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 12, 2018 

Education feature: ENMU fall commencement to set record

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University is set to graduate its largest class for a fall semester on Saturday with 563 students earning degrees. "It's great, I was delighted," said Jeff Elwell,...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 12

Today • Tiny tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “This is the Polar Express!” pajama party — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales....

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 12

Today • Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 pm.. Clovis City Hall, 321 Connelly. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday • Senior Olympics General Meeting — 11 a.m., Friendship Senior Center, 901 W. 13th St., Clovis. Q&A for residents...

 

Clovis Spirit Invitational results

Awards from Saturday’s Clovis Spirit Invitational, held at Rock Staubus Gymnasium: Grand champions • Middle school cheer: Yucca • Middle school dance: Gattis • JV/Freshman cheer: CHS Freshman Academy • JV/Freshman dance: CHS Freshman...

 

Pages past - Dec. 12

On this date ... 1929: Legendary cattle rancher, trail blazer and Indian scout Charles Goodnight died at age 93. Goodnight, born in Illinois, told biographers that he took pride in being born at the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 12, 2018 

Portales schools approves new bus

PORTALES - The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of a new activity bus at a price of $174,000 during Tuesday's meeting. Superintendent Johnnie Cain...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Tanner Autrey, 25, criminal sexual penetration in the second degree, kidnapping, aggravated battery against a household member • Kerry Crawford, 44, probation violation,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 12, 2018 

Officials: Denver flights staying on back burner

CLOVIS — One thing at a time, then: discussions of adding a Denver route to flights from the Clovis Municipal Airport are on the back-burner for the time-being, officials told The News this week. “We’re still looking at possibly doing that,...

 

License regulations revised

SANTA FE — A more fair shot at an ID: that’s one takeaway from a class action lawsuit settled in August as the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) follows through on an agreed-upon public information campaign. On Friday TRD...

 

Wreath ceremony set for Saturday

CLOVIS — A Wreaths Across America memorial ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Lawn Haven Cemetery, 1601 E. Llano Estacado Blvd., to honor fallen veterans. According to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools, the Clovis High School...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 12, 2018 

Clovis to consider 600-acre purchase

CLOVIS — Let the sun shine: Clovis City commissioners on Thursday will consider purchasing more than 600 acres of land west of Cannon Air Force Base for the development of solar energy and other resources. The request for approval notes a fiscal im...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 12, 2018 

Business feature: Bank honoring longtime employee

PORTALES - Dannah Brown, then Roberts, went to work at J.P. Stone Community Bank in Portales back in the 1960s, hired before she had even finished high school. Now after 52 years, she's ready for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 9, 2018

Hold your horses

ALBUQUERQUE — Not so fast: the long-anticipated award of the state’s sixth racino license was tabled Thursday while the New Mexico Racing Commission addresses a lawsuit it received days earlier from one of the applicant groups. Hidalgo Downs,...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 9

Today • Jingle and Mingle Craft and Vendor Event — 11 a.m-4 p.m., Java Loft Coffee Shop, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-218-4914 • Roosevelt County 4-H annual awards banquet — 1 p.m., Jake Lopez Building, Roosevelt County...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 9

Monday • Clovis High Plains Historical Foundation — 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-309-9893 • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Rita Lopez, 38, probation violation • Mark Trujillo, 43, aggravated assault, failure to appear on a felony charge • Thomas Smerer, 32, probation violation • Santana... Full story

 

Pages past - Dec. 9

On this date ... 1963: A Clovis postal worker was suspended amid allegations he failed to deliver the mail. Unopened mail was found in a vacant lot north of Gattis Junior High School, spurring the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 9, 2018

New headstone marks family's grave

FARWELL - Some know it simply as the old burying ground or potter's field and some struggle to describe how to even get there. "Is that the one with the guy who murdered his family?" said a gas... Full story

 

Fallen airman memorialized in Pennsylvania

MOON TOWNSHIP, Penn. - Hundreds of Special Tactics Airmen, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen teammate, son, fiancé, and warrior during a memorial service last week in Moon...

 

Recount doesn't change results

A recount of the razor-thin District 63 state legislative race did not change the margin on Republican Martin Zamora’s victory. According to unofficial results from all five counties included in District 63, incumbent George Dodge Jr. gained two...

 

Clovis man faces almost 30 years in prison

CLOVIS — A Clovis man faces almost three decades in prison following conviction last week for a kidnapping and rape from two years earlier. A jury found Tanner Autrey, 25, guilty of felony criminal sexual penetration and first-degree kidnapping,... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 9, 2018

In tribute: Viola Large stayed busy throughout life

CLOVIS - Recently orphaned and joining her siblings in a state barely older than herself, opportunities were limited in 1940 for Viola Large. She was then all of 16 years old, but already with...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 9, 2018

Zoo set to host Christmas Nites

CLOVIS - Karaoke, cocoa and Christmas lights will be the draw for thousands of residents to Hillcrest Park Zoo this week as it gets set to host the 11th annual Christmas Nites event. In addition to...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 9, 2018

Portales decides capital outlay priorities

PORTALES — The Portales City Council on Tuesday unanimously decided its priorities for capital outlay projects. The projects were largely based off the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) the council approved at its Aug. 21 meeting. Well...

 

Legislators meet on water issues

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — New Mexico legislators met last week with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson regarding the chemical contamination from Cannon. They emphasized their effort to “work to protect New Mexico’s groundwater, communities,...

 

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