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 By Lily Martin    News    January 13, 2021 

Roosevelt passes pro-life resolution

PORTALES — The new year was off to a busy start for the Roosevelt County Commission at their first meeting of 2021, with Rodney Savage welcomed to the commission and the commission unanimously declaring Roosevelt a pro-life county. During a...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 13, 2021 

Snow brings moisture to area

Eastern New Mexico received some much-needed moisture this past weekend. Snowfall reports from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque show areas in Curry County receiving 0.5 to 2.8 inches, and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 13, 2021 

Curry selects new chair, vice chair

CLOVIS — With a little bit of disagreement, and some degree of concession, Curry County Commissioners transitioned into 2021 year with a new chairman and one new commissioner aboard. The commission’s Tuesday meeting, which stretched just over 90...

 

Curry, Roosevelt likely to remain in red

When the state posts its “Red to Green” county gating material today, it is anticipated both Curry and Roosevelt counties will remain in the red. But both counties are showing improvements in test positivity. The state in December created public...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 13, 2021 

Portales superintendent's contract extended

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education took about 30 minutes in December to evaluate Superintendent Johnnie Cain in closed session. It appears the time was positive, as board members took just over a minute Monday night on a...

 

Pentagon Federal Credit Union closing its Clovis branch

CLOVIS — The Pentagon Federal Credit Union, generally known as PenFed, will close its Clovis branch on Friday. The Clovis location had been operating as drive-through only due to the pandemic, and will continue to do so until Friday. Those who...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 13, 2021 

Pages past - Jan. 13

On this date … 1931: Hundreds of family and friends had packed Clovis’ First Methodist Church, leaving the balcony and vestibule overflowing, to say goodbye to Walter Stalcup, 45. Stalcup was...

 

State bar offers workshop

ALBUQUERQUE — The State Bar of New Mexico is offering a consumer debt and bankruptcy workshop virtually Jan. 27, according to a bar release. The two-hour workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The meeting ID is 876 6283 5113, with passcode 995637....

 

Construction closing street

CLOVIS — Construction on a new water main next week will require closure of a portion of Echols Avenue for three weeks, according to a city release. J&H Services will begin the work Monday, and close the portion of Echols between Sandia and...

 

Clovis seeking representative

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking a citizen representative on its Water Policy Advisory Committee, according to a city release. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month to make recommendations to the Clovis City Commission...

 

Man arrested on sex charges

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested Monday on allegations of repeated sexual activity with a 9-year-old girl. Jorge Delavega, 41, remains in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on 11 counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor, two counts of...

 

NM ranked high for auto theft

CLOVIS — If you live in New Mexico, you’re more likely than residents of 48 other states to have your car stolen someday. Fortunately, it’s not quite as likely if you live in eastern New Mexico. A look at five years of auto theft numbers from...

 

Curry man in midst of property battle

CLOVIS — A Curry County man is in the middle of an unusual property battle with Catron County that has stretched for nearly four years. Greg Nash, who lives north of Ranchvale, owns about 280 acres of mostly farmland in Catron County, which is in w...

 

Jail log - Jan. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Gabriel Morin, 41, battery against a household member • Jaden Baldwin-Carr, 22, assault, criminal damage to property • Jasmen Thoe, 31, expired registration plate,...

 

Jail Logs - January 11

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs... Full story

 

COVID-19 variant confirmed in New Mexico

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday the state's first resident to test positive for the B117 variant of COVID-19, according to a DOH release. The subject is a male in his 60s who is associated with travel to the... Full story

 

State update: 31 of 33 counties in red designation

SANTA FE — The state’s newest data in its “Red to Green” framework has 31 of 33 counties still in the red, but 15 counties showing overall improvements on daily COVID-19 cases and test positivity. Curry County had 61.4 daily cases and 15.11%... Full story

 

One killed in Wednesday crash

CLOVIS — A Portales man was killed in a Wednesday morning crash on N.M. 467, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Travis Foster, 85, died at the scene of the crash at mile post 13. According to the CCSO release: • A...

 

Pet food recall expands to New Mexico

LAS CRUCES — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert on a pet food recall, with New Mexico among the states that received the products. According to the release, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., on Monday expanded a recall it first ann...

 

Governor issues emergency order

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday issued an executive order “declaring an emergency due to the threat of riots and insurrection.” Executive Order 2021-002 takes effect immediately, and will remain in effect until rescinded. Th...

 

Render resigns from city commission

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will be down a member in less than two weeks, as District 4’s R.L. “Rube” Render tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 20. In his resignation letter presented at Thursday’s commission meeting, Render...

 

Griffin: Day 'historic, amazing'

Wednesday was “an unbelievable day” and “one of the most historic and amazing things I have ever seen,” Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin said on a video after he attended the rally in support of the president in Washington, D.C. He...

 
 By Elise Kaplan    News    January 10, 2021

NM residents, lawmakers weigh in on events

Twenty years ago, when protests erupted over the contested election between George Bush and Al Gore, Pat Davis was a rookie officer with the United States Capitol Police Department. He remembers freezing on the cold streets as disgruntled voters...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 10, 2021

Hospital notes fewer patients

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center was in no way out of the storm that is the COVID-19 pandemic. But Interim Administrator Jorge Cruz said the waters were a little calmer last week. Cruz told the Clovis City Commission during its Thursday...

 

Tort claim filed on Roosevelt inmate death

PORTALES — A tort claim has been filed on behalf of the family of a man who reportedly committed suicide Nov. 11 at the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The claim from the law office of Eric Dixon names the Roosevelt County Commission, its...

 

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