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 By David Grieder    News    August 16, 2018 

Would-be burglar sentenced to five years

CLOVIS — The second of two young men involved in a failed home burglary effort last summer — and the one shot by the homeowner in the process — was sentenced Wednesday to five years behind bars and probation following, per a plea agreement....

 

3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 16, 2018 

The smaller side of showing livestock

CLOVIS - While some of the larger animals will likely bring in the most money at Friday's Junior Livestock Sale, raising quality chickens and rabbits for the Curry County Fair is also a lot of work.... Full story

 

Clovis to consider pay, stipend increases

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will look at pay and stipend increases for city employees totaling around $415,000 annually when it meets tonight at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. The proposed increases are in three...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 16, 2018 

Driver who struck pedestrian charged

CLOVIS — The driver officials say struck and killed a pedestrian on a dusty road this month has been charged with misdemeanor traffic offenses in connection with the incident, Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said on Wednesday. In a message to...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 16

Today • Clovis-Carver Public Library closed — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. for staff training. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Curry County Fair — 5 p.m.-midnight...

 

Pages past - Aug. 16

On this date ... 1973: Workers began laying a foundation for the new La Casita Elementary School at Fifth and Reid streets in Clovis. Page and Wirtz Construction Co. of Amarillo had been hired to...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 16

Today • ENM Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at Sitterly Professional Center, 801 Pile St., Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 • Curry County DWI Task Force — 4 p.m. in commission chambers at county administration complex, 417 Gidding St....

 

Fox, skunk test positive for rabies

FORT SUMNER — A fox killed near Fort Sumner last month tested positive for rabies, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health. A skunk has also tested positive for rabies in De Baca County this year. Residents are... Full story

 

Jail logs - Aug. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Wednesday: Clovis • Ruben Hernandez, 32, battery on a household member (fourth or subsequent offense) • Allen Pinner, 23, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Cesar Sanchez, 25,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 15, 2018

Daring divers take stage at fair

CLOVIS — It's not every day you get the chance to see someone engulfed in flames dive 30 feet into a pool filled with 9 1/2 feet of water. But Curry County Fair attendees will have 16 chances this... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 15, 2018

Roads, water major priorities of capital improvement plan

CLOVIS — Water and roads once again figure prominently in the city of Clovis’ Five-Year Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan, the subject of a brief and sparsely attended public meeting Tuesday afternoon. Grant Coordinator Garry Johnson...

 

Homicide trial rescheduled

CLOVIS — Darryl Turner’s jury trial next month on a homicide charge from September has been rescheduled to sometime next year. Turner, 30, appeared in court on Tuesday with his public defender Ibukun Adepoju, who on Monday filed a motion to...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 15

Today • Tiny Tots Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Curry County Fair — 5 p.m.-midnight carnival. Dollar ride night ($1 per ride, per person). Information: 575-935-7000 • Star Party — 8:30...

 

Pages past - Aug. 15

On this date ... 1953: A Clovis man was back in the United States after being held prisoner more than two years by communists in Korea. Lt. Col. Thomas D. Harrison was greeted by his family when he...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 15

Today • Clovis Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • ENM Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at Sitterly Professional Center, 801 Pile St., Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 • Curry County DWI Task...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 15

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Francine Estrada, 43, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear • Felix Acuna, 35, driving while license suspended or revoked ...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 14, 2018

Boutique Air debuts bigger planes

CLOVIS — Planes traveling from Clovis to Dallas are now a little bit larger and faster, with more room for your legs and certain luggage. Flights to Denver are in the works, but a date of departure still isn’t clear. Boutique Airlines, which has...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 14, 2018

Children's home expansion complete

PORTALES — Last month, the New Mexico Christian Children's Home in Portales completed construction on a $6 million project called Hope Haven, located at 19th Street and South Avenue B. It includes 1...

 

Officials offering reward in shooting death

PORTALES — Officials are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the July 19 shooting death of Dylan Nutter. The investigation continues more than three weeks since the 20-year old was killed, according to a...

 
 By David Stevens    News    August 14, 2018

Friends: Reporter's lust for life his legacy

TUCUMCARI — He was always joking. He had the kindest heart. He was a legend around Quay County. The tributes to Thomas Garcia could fill a newspaper. The longtime senior writer for the Quay County... Full story

 

Events calendar - Aug. 14

Today • Quilters Tuesday — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Project: Barn door table runner. Preregistration required. Information: 575-769-7840 • Curry County Fair — 5 p.m.-midnight carnival. Food Bank night: with two cans of...

 

Pages past - Aug. 14

On this date ... 1968: Steve Graham led the Clovis Wildcats during their opening football practice. Clovis' coach said two-a-day drills would continue four more days in shorts before the team put on...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 14

Today • Public meeting — 3 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library with city of Clovis officials to discuss the Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. Information: 75-769-7828 Wednesday • Clovis Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m....

 

Business digest - Aug. 14

Bagel shop to open at ENMU PORTALES — An Einstein Bros. Bagels location is scheduled to open in September in the newly renovated Golden Student Success Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. An ENMU news release said the company will...

 

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