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Jail logs - Oct. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Lambert Campbell, 36, probation violation • Amber Martinez, 29, failure to pay fines • Eric Templeton, 29,...

 

Cities trying to avoid utility disconnections

In the wake of the pandemic, unemployment and economic hardship have resulted in many people struggling to pay their rent, utilities, and other expenses. In Portales, for example, water was shut off in 150 homes in September and 250 more so far this...

 

City aids in county COVID response

CLOVIS — Last week the Curry County offices on Gidding Street were added to the list of buildings where workers had tested positive for COVID-19. Three positive cases from the Administration Office, County Clerk's Office, and the County...

 

Education Digest - Oct. 21

Texico schools second in state Texico Municipal Schools was ranked as the second-best school district in New Mexico by Niche.com. Texico received A grades in seven categories — academics, teachers, diversity, administration, sports, food and...

 

Health exchange enrollment event set for Nov. 10

CLOVIS — BeWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, will host a virtual enrollment event for the Clovis area 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10. The free event offered via Zoom meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the...

 

New COVID-19 measures coming Friday

SANTA FE — Four strikes will now mean two weeks on the bench for New Mexico businesses. And restaurants will be required to keep track of customers who choose to dine in. Those are two of many new measures that will be put into place Friday in...

 

Williamson: Tipping my hat to Pink Ladies of Portales

The Pink Ladies of Roosevelt County are feeling, well, a little blue these days. Over the past couple of weeks, these dedicated volunteers - members of what was officially called the Roosevelt...

 

Pages Past - Oct. 21

On this date … 1980: The goodbye party was over and Lynn Farris was on her way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, after 10 years teaching students with physical impairments at Barry Elementary School in Clovis....

 

Commission holds off on next steps for courthouse

CLOVIS - A renovation for the Curry County Courthouse is close to what everybody wants. The Curry County Commission is hopeful plans can get a little closer. The commission moved to table a request...

 

Jail Logs - October 20

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 By DavidStevens    News    October 18, 2020

Two jailed in Muleshoe woman's death

Police believe a Muleshoe woman was killed early Tuesday morning because her assailants feared she would report them for crimes she may have witnessed. Keith Cordova, 22, and Francisco Bustamante,...

 

Portales man indicted in fatal shooting

PORTALES — A Portales man was indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday for his alleged role in a fatal shooting last month. Diego Morales, 18, faces a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 11 death of Brady Vallejos, 19...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

Governor: Infection trend 'untenable'

SANTA FE — New Mexico officials reported three straight daily records of COVID-19 infections in a trend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday called “alarming” and “untenable” for healthcare providers. The state reported 819 new cases of...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 18

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Monday  • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654  ...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 18

Today • Deadline to enter photos for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce virtual Halloween pumpkin carving contest — 11 p.m. on the Chamber’s Facebook page; cash prizes in five age divisions: $100 first place, $75 second, $25 third, and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

Clovis approves contract with MainStreet

CLOVIS — After some back and forth over a higher contract rate and a budget for monuments, the Clovis City Commission approved a contract for the upcoming year with Clovis MainStreet during its Thursday meeting. The organization, part of New Mexico...

 

Portales schools lays groundwork for bond election

PORTALES — Portales Municipal Schools laid the groundwork for an election next year to renew $7 million in general obligation bonds during its regular meeting Tuesday. A resolution approved unanimously by the school board calls for a Feb. 16...

 

Jail log - Oct. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Olivia Quiroz, 20, shoplifting • Ezra Valdivia-Mora, 42, out of state fugitive • Aaron Garcia, 35, possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon • Gerald...

 

ENMU plans virtual graduation ceremony for its fall semester

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will repeat what it did in the spring semester, and close out its fall semester with a virtual commencement ceremony on Dec. 12. The move was not surprising, given the university has been operating virtually...

 
 By David Stevens    News    October 18, 2020

Pages past, Oct. 18: Those darn Republicans and the PD Café

On this date ... 1930: A political ad published in the Portales Valley News asked, “Does a sick man call in a plumber?” The answer: “Not unless he wants to die.” The ad went on to say New Mexi...

 

State Bar of NM hosting forum

ALBUQUERQUE — The State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Section will host an online forum Oct. 28 for candidates running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of New Mexico in the general election. The forum will be...

 

Curry asking for participation

CLOVIS — Curry County is asking area businesses to take part in a drug and alcohol awareness campaign Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week, County Preventionist Shelley Meeks said in a county release, gives the area the opportunity to be visible in...

 

DoT schedules three workshops

ROSWELL — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has scheduled a trio of virtual workshops in the upcoming weeks for public input on its Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The PSAP will provide NMDOT with actions and strategies to improve pedestri...

 

Former cop found guilty

CLOVIS — A former Clovis police officer was found guilty Wednesday of embezzlement of $250 or less and tampering with evidence in connection to a December incident, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Francisco Hernandez,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

US House candidate: Mask mandate needed

Las Vegas attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez is the Democratic nominee for the Third Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is running against Portales native and Santa Fe engineer Alexis Martinez Johnson, the Republican...

 

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