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Jail Logs - April 16

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Legislators weigh in on session

CLOVIS - Area legislators talked Wednesday about what they thought went right, and what they thought went wrong, during the recent legislative sessions in Santa Fe. Mostly, local... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Two arrested after transgender murders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two arrests have been made in Charlotte following the murder of two Black transgender women, law enforcement officials said Friday. Dontarius Long, 21, and Joel Brewer, 33, were charged Friday,... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By New York Daily News    News 

Ghislaine Maxwell facing trials

Ghislaine Maxwell will face two separate trials on charges of grooming underage victims of Jeffrey Epstein and lying under oath, a judge ruled Friday. Manhattan Federal Judge Alison Nathan wrote in a 34-page ruling that trying the... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By New York Daily News    News 

Liberty University sues Falwell Jr.

Liberty University is suing its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., claiming he smeared the school's reputation with a sex scandal and hid that information while negotiating a plentiful new contract in 2019. Falwell was president... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By Bloomberg News    News 

Biden renews call for gun control

President Joe Biden renewed his call for added gun-control laws and ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff after a deadly shooting near the Indianapolis airport, the latest in series of massacres that have shaken the nation.... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

ENMU organizes regional talent show

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking have organized a regional talent show to be performed this weekend virtually. The “Portales Showcase: Talent of the Eastern Plains... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Former band director pleads to charges

LUBBOCK — A former high school band director pled Wednesday to a federal charge of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor in U.S. District Court. William Alan Shelly, 61, of Portales, will be sentenced at a later date.... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Drug take back day to be held Saturday

CLOVIS — The Curry County Health Council, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Albuquerque district office, is holding a drug take back day Saturday. The following locations will include drop-off points... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Roosevelt to begin chipseal road work

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County road department will begin work Thursday on Virginia Estates from South Roosevelt Road S to South Roosevelt Road 8, according to a county release. The roadway will be enhanced from dirt to chip... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

State bar to present free virtual workshops

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Bar will present a pair of free virtual workshops later this month on consumer debt and bankruptcy. A workshop on estate planning, probate and institutional Medicaid will be held 11 a.m. to... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News 

Pages past, April 18: Nice pay raise for Portales teachers

On this date ... 1966: The Melrose Industrial Club had met in the home of President Zona Smith. The meeting began with each member naming the plants, bulbs and/or seeds brought to e... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
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Jail log - April 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Jaden Baldwin-Carr, 22, failure to appear on a felony charge, failure to comply with specific requirements, aggravated battery, public affray, failure... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Curry, Roosevelt set to stay in turquoise

Barring a significant outbreak event over the weekend — and probably, even with one — Curry and Roosevelt counties should stay in the state’s vaunted turquoise status under the “Red to Green” COVID-19 public health... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
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Events calendar - April 18

Today through Saturday  • United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s Volunteer Action Center “Neighbors in Action” week. Virtual and in-person activities to celebrate local communities. Information: https://www.unitedwayenm.org/... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
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Meetings calendar - April 18

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns.    Monday  • Clovis-Carver Library Board — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: Margaret Hinchee at [email protected] — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Logan schools closing campus

LOGAN — Logan Municipal Schools is closing its campus for two weeks after at least one employee or student tested positive for COVID-19. “Because of the possibility of widespread exposure, our district is taking action to... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Meetings watch: Clovis mayor praised for work on bill

CLOVIS — Mayor Mike Morris on Thursday was praised for his work pushing Senate Bill 49 through the recent state legislative session. The measure allows communities of any size to use economic development dollars to incentivize... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Police deem Williams shooting inactive

CLOVIS — Five months ago, Franzes Williams lost her daughter in a drive-by shooting outside of her Clovis apartment. Williams knows nothing will ever bring Tchicaya “Caya” Williams back to her and the six children she left... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By Joe Siess    News 

Lectureship makes return

PORTALES - The coronavirus pandemic halted last year's plans for the Jack Williamson Lectureship, but this year, the three-day event hosted by Eastern New Mexico University in... — Updated 4/17/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Senior center back in business

CLOVIS - After more than a year of closed doors, Clovis' Friendship Senior Center welcomed visitors on Friday. The Clovis City Commission approved the reopening during its Thursday... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Roosevelt County receives bomb threat

PORTALES — Roosevelt County cleared its courthouse and magistrate court briefly Wednesday due to a bomb threat, Sheriff Malin Parker confirmed. Parker said such calls sometimes come due to people not wanting to make court... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Former deputy issued jail sentence

By Kevin Wilson EDITOR [email protected] CLOVIS - Handing a first-time offender 182 days in jail for a petty misdemeanor is a rarity. But the state argued the position and public trust afforded to Chris McCasland justified it,... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Peacock: Time is best gift to give

April is National Volunteer Month, and smack dab in the middle of the month is National Volunteer Week. That starts Sunday and runs through April 24. We here at the Volunteer Action Center are excited to be hosting a variety of... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

LEDA change requires city vote

CLOVIS — Legislation that would allow Clovis to use economic development dollars to lure retail businesses cleared the biggest hurdle on the state level, with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signing Senate Bill 49 on Thursday. Now... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

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