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 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 22, 2018 

Celebrating cultural diversity

CLOVIS - Residents of eastern New Mexico were transported all across the globe without ever having to leave Hillcrest Park on Saturday as the 27th Ethnic Fair celebrated cultures from around the world...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 22, 2018 

Reporter's notebook - July 22

Helping kids see The New Mexico Lions Operation KidSight program is trying to improve the vision of children ages 3 to 7 in eastern New Mexico and statewide — one student at a time. Program Manager Brenda Dunn said 2,408 students in Curry County...

 News    July 22, 2018 

Meetings calendar - July 22

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales City Council — 2 p.m. public meeting in conference room at Public Works office, 100 W. First St. Information:...

 News    July 22, 2018 

Events calendar - July 22

Today • Vacation Bible School — 11 a.m. for preschoolers to fifth grade at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St., Clovis. Please register. Information: 575-762-1253 Monday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Pro...

 News    July 22, 2018 

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On this date ... 1934: Notorious bank robber John Dillinger was shot dead in Chicago. "He swaggered from a neighborhood theatre ... into the raking fire of government guns," The Associated Press... Full story

 News    July 22, 2018 

Roe v. Wade overturn could get complicated

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Almost half a century has passed, so forgive Dave Heinemann if he doesn’t remember every single detail of how things went down that long spring day in the Kansas capitol. But one thing the former state lawmaker hasn’t...

 By David Grieder    News    July 21, 2018

Inmate's escape attempt short-lived

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman arrested Thursday evening briefly slipped the bonds of institutional custody Friday afternoon on a walk back from the courthouse to the jail. But she only made it about 100... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 21, 2018

Family, friends of shooting victim raising funds for funeral

PORTALES — Less than two days into the investigation of his death, family and friends of Dylan Nutter were busy raising funeral funds for the 20-year old Portales resident. “Horrible,” said his mother, Vicki Nutter, in a phone interview with... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 21, 2018

Xcel completes substation, transmission line project

PORTALES — Xcel Energy has completed a $29 million project that the utility company says will improve the reliability of Portales’ electric grid and deliver more power to the city. Spokesman Wes Reeves said Xcel’s five-year project included the...

 By David Grieder    News    July 21, 2018

Clovis man faces up to 25 years in prison

CLOVIS — A Clovis man convicted by jury trial Thursday of multiple felonies faces up to 25 years in prison, prosecutors say, but his defense attorney said he’ll be asking for a new trial before it gets to sentencing. Jesus Villa, 30, was found...


Pages past - July 21

On this date ... 1963: Tickets were on sale for "Oklahoma," to be presented by the Summer Opera Workshop at Eastern New Mexico University. Three performances were scheduled at University Theatre on...


Meetings calendar - July 21

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales City Council — 2 p.m. public meeting in conference room at Public Works office, 100 W. First St. Information: 575-3...


Events calendar - July 21

Today • Ethnic Fair — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. car show, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. children’s hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. health fair, all at Clovis’ Hillcrest Park. Information: 575-749-6570 • Slime Lab — 1 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information:...


Jail logs - July 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday: Clovis • Patrick Burgess, 26, failure to appear • Dettra Hernandez, 40, failure to pay fines • Leroy Romero, 25, probation violation • Willie Johnson, 41, possession of a controlled...


Court upholds conviction in 1993 slaying

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a murder conviction stemming from a 1993 Memorial Day weekend slaying in Portales. The court held that sufficient evidence supported the conviction of Arnoldo Navarette, who in 2010 was sentenced to... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 20, 2018

One dead after Portales shooting

PORTALES — An investigation Thursday into the death of a young man in Portales during the night occupied local police and the 9th Judicial District's Major Crimes Unit for much of the day, but by... Full story


Events calendar - July 20

Today • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “Home on the Range” Information: 575-356-3940 • Vacation Bible School — 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. for preschoolers to fifth grade at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St.,...


Meetings calendar - July 20

Saturday • CRELA — 10 a.m., Raton Convention Center, 903 S. Third, Raton. The Coalition of Renewable Energy Land Associations for New Mexico’s annual membership meeting is open to the public. Topics of discussion will include land rights and...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 20, 2018

Water authority approves final 2019 budget

TEXICO — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority unanimously approved its final budget for fiscal year 2019 at Thursday’s meeting. ENMWUA Administrator Orlando Ortega said the authority receives funding primarily from three sources: the...


Pages past - July 20

On this date ... 1968: Clovis' American Little League All-Stars had defeated the National Little League All-Stars, 5-3. The win enabled the American team to advance to the District Three Little...


Public record - July 20

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Thursday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Allen Ray Hicks Jr., 48, to Misty Ramona Maldonado, 39, both of Clovis • Luis Fabrico Cardenas Perez, 40, from Gabriela Rive...

 By David Grieder    News    July 20, 2018

Alleged heavy machinery thief jailed

PORTALES — Six months after a sheriff’s bullet ended his alleged rampage in Portales on a stolen front-end loader, James McFarlin turned himself in Thursday morning to the Roosevelt County Detention Center. McFarlin, 48, of Portales, was...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 20, 2018

City leash laws left alone

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday decided not to adopt a new ordinance that would have created stricter leash laws. Commissioner Ladona Clayton said she wanted to see more evidence that there was a serious problem in the community...


Jail logs - July 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • David Howl, 50, failure to appear • Benny Lucero, 32, failure to pay fines, probation violation • Domingo Bolanos, 61, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the second... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 19, 2018

School officials concerned about graduation proposal

Local school administrators are concerned about a New Mexico Public Education Department proposal that would limit alternative graduation methods for students who do not pass competency exams. Failing students who want to graduate would be required...


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