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 By David Grieder    News    October 17, 2018 

Officials warning of water concerns

If you use a private well within a few miles southeast of Cannon Air Force Base, the state’s Environment Department recommends you use bottled water until further notice. That’s following word from the U.S. Air Force that potentially carcinogenic... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 17, 2018 

Officer involved in shooting back on duty

CLOVIS — Police Officer Brent Aguilar told investigators that Aaron Chavez threatened him with what looked to be a knife just after midnight on Oct. 8. In response, Aguilar “discharged his duty weapon, firing four rounds fatally striking... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 17, 2018 

CHS band takes Zia festival title

CLOVIS — The Clovis High marching band entered the school year with a goal of once again being the best band in the state. A few weeks ago, it found out it would also have the challenge of giving... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 17, 2018 

Peanut Valley Festival gears up

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s 45th annual celebration of all things peanut is back. The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales this weekend hosts the Peanut Valley Craft & Music Festival. Organizers are touting some new features — and of...

 

Clovis officials to recognize local boxers

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will recognize a pair of local boxers set for induction into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame during Thursday’s meeting. Tony Romero and Brooks Byrd are to be inducted the final weekend of October, with a...

 

Water authority to vote on loan/grant agreement

PORTALES — Board members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will meet Thursday afternoon in Portales, when they are slated to vote to finalize a Water Project Fund loan/grant agreement as well as member contributions toward its...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 17, 2018 

Official: Fair attendance, income up

CLOVIS — This year’s Curry County Fair brought in more money than a year ago and saw more people in attendance. The information came from Keller Taylor, the district general manager for Spectra, the company that manages the county’s events...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 17, 2018 

ENMRSH celebrates artists with show

CLOVIS — An art show three years in the making debuted last week with the first "Celebrate the Art, Celebrate the Artist" event held at the Recreation Education Development Building across from...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 17

Thursday • Flock-Tober Flock Talk (seminar on raising chickens) — 6-8 p.m., Creighton’s Town and Country meeting room, 1704 S. Ave. D, Portales. RSVPs encouraged. Information: 575-356-3665 • Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series...

 

Pages past - Oct. 17

On this date ... 1968: A 13-year-old girl had written newspaper columnist Dear Abby with a concern. "I am worried," she wrote. "I read somewhere that a girl can get cancer from kissing a boy who...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 17

Today • City of Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m., Small Conference Room, City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • New Mexico Water Utility Authority board — 1 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St.,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 17, 2018 

Former MVD employee sentenced for embezzlement

FORT SUMNER — A former Motor Vehicle Department employee was sentenced last week to five years probation for embezzling over $30,000 from customers while voiding their cash transactions during an 18-month period. Alisha Segura, 34, pleaded guilty...

 

Man pleads guilty to possession of explosives

LAS CRUCES — A Roswell man pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to the unlawful possession of explosives during an appearance in federal court in Las Cruces. Jeffrey Blake Vanover, 53, of Roswell, entered the plea of guilty without the benefit of a plea...

 
 By Rio Grande Sun    News    October 17, 2018 

Volunteers execute 17-hour rescue

ESPANOLA — Paramedics rushed a married couple to the hospital just past midnight Oct. 8 after they each sustained serious injuries when a tree fell onto their tent near Trampas Lakes. Luke and Meredith Austin, of Amarillo, were camping at the...

 
 By David Stevens    News    October 14, 2018

In tribute: Longtime judge was studious and fair

A longtime local district judge and prosecutor died early this month in Austin. Fred Hensley, a Ninth Judicial District attorney for four years and a district judge from 1976 to 1996, was 81. “Fred...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Dream come true

CLOVIS — Kellye Long has loved all things firefighting since she was 5 years old. On Wednesday, at 37, she was presented with a badge, custom helmet, a cake and a celebration at Clovis' "Station 1"... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Detention officer, two others charged

CLOVIS — Another detention officer with the Curry County jail has been arrested for conspiring with inmates, this time in connection with a drug trafficking investigation. Jesse Truong, 38, of Clovis was accused last week of coordinating with an...

 

Multiple openings on Clovis committees

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has multiple committee vacancies, according to a city press release. The Senior Services Committee, which meets at least quarterly at City Hall, is seeking a representative from District 3. The Water Policy Advisory...

 

Election ballots

Ballots New Mexico U.S. Senator Martin T. Heinrich (D) Gary E. Johnson (L) Mick Rich (R) U.S. Representative District 2 Xochitl Torres Small (D) Yvette Herrell (R) District 3 Ben R. Lujan (D) Christopher Manning (L) Jerald Steve McFall (R) Governor/L...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 14

Today • Lions Club Gun, Knife & Coin Show — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 • Ruffles and Rust Expo — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boutique show, Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 14

Monday • Portales school board — 6 p.m., Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

In tribute: Nelly! - We loved you as the donut lady

CLOVIS — Many knew her as the "donut lady." And if not by that appellation, many others knew her as the friendly, talkative lady at front in a perpetual, impeccable bee-hive hairdo at old Sutton's...

 

Pages past - Oct. 14

On this date ... 1930: Fifteen months after it began, Clovis' pioneering role in coast-to-coast travel came to an end. Transcontinental Air Transport took flight on July 7, 1929, with Clovis among a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Legislative retirements open way for fresh races

Across four large and diverse districts serving eastern New Mexico in the state’s House of Representatives, two feature Republicans running unopposed and the other two present some interesting options for voters: In District 63, it’s a contest...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 14, 2018

Two, one a write-in, vie for assessor post

CLOVIS — You wouldn’t know it from looking at the ballot, but Curry County voters will have two choices for county assessor when they head to the polls on Nov. 6. Candace Morrison is seeking election for a second-straight four-year term....

 

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