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Jail Logs - Sept. 28

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By David Stevens    News 

Attorney: Teen never saw pedestrian killed last month

CLOVIS -- Police said Monday they’re still investigating an Aug. 29 crash that took the life of a Clovis woman. The attorney representing the 16-year-old driver whose 2000 Ford Ranger hit Martha Castillo as she walked across... — Updated 9/27/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News 

Clint Eastwood taps local talent

Portales' Will Banister, a rising county music performer, sings the opening song in "Cry Macho," Clint Eastwood's latest movie in which Eastwood acted and directed. The movie... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Albuquerque Journal    News 

Pilot in balloon crash had marijuana, cocaine in his system

A toxicology report reveals that a balloon pilot had marijuana and cocaine in his system when his balloon crashed, killing him and four others, including two former Clovis... — Updated 9/25/2021


Jail log - Sept. 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Brenton Wilde, 51, battery against a household member • Richard Narro, 58, driving while license suspended or revoked • Evelyn Martinez, 32,... — Updated 9/25/2021


Intersections impacted by work

CLOVIS — A pair of intersections will be impacted through October with the city’s continued work on the effluent reuse pipeline project, according to a city release. K. Barnett and Sons will conduct jack an bore road work... — Updated 9/25/2021


Wildlife ribbon cutting held

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the New Mexico State Game Commission and NGL Energy Partners on Thursday held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the expansion of the Prairie Chicken Wildlife Management Areas. At one time,... — Updated 9/25/2021


Clovis names health director

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has named Krystal Gutierrez as its new director of health services. Gutierrez began her career in nursing with La Casa Family Health Center in 2013 as the Eastern New Mexico University Clinic... — Updated 9/25/2021


Floyd school hearing taken off schedule

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department and the Floyd School Board aren’t heading to a hearing this week after all. Judy Robinson, a spokesperson for the PED, told The News a hearing scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday has... — Updated 9/25/2021


Pages past, Sept. 26: Crime doesn't always pay

On this date ... 1966: A couple of would-be trespassers had bad days at their proverbial offices. Police said someone attempted to break into an empty house at 1008 W. Grand in Clovis but managed only $10 in damages. Entry was not... — Updated 9/25/2021


Man accused of fleeing from accident

CLOVIS — Clovis police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of fleeing on foot from an accident he was involved in while driving to escape a traffic stop. Vincente Torres-Gurrola, 19, was booked Tuesday morning into the Curry County... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Portales votes to accept settlement

PORTALES — Following a brief executive session, Portales city councilors voted Tuesday night to accept a settlement with the state that will put just over $75,000 in the city coffers. By a 6-0 vote, councilors followed their... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News 

ENMU to present ghostly comedy

PORTALES — With “Coming Back to Life” as the homecoming theme at Eastern New Mexico University, the university’s Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking is presenting a comedy about a ghost who returns to haunt her... — Updated 9/25/2021


School menus - Sept. 26

Clovis schools Monday: Breakfast, mini pancakes, milk; Lunch, chicken smackers, au-gratin potatoes, sliced cucumbers, ranch dressing, fresh cantaloupe, homemade roll, fresh vegetables, milk Tuesday: Breakfast, breakfast pizza, milk... — Updated 9/25/2021


ENMU homecoming returns with play, golf tournament

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is set to return to a tradition that, like many other traditions across the nation, got set aside last year by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Coming Back to Life” was chosen as the them for t... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Ben Edwards    News 

Local stabbed in attempt to stop break-in at neighbor's

PORTALES — Sharon Faulkner says she has a gutsy neighbor. His name is Meliton Viera. Police said Viera was stabbed three times on Sept. 18 as he attempted to stop a break-in at Faulkner’s home in the 100 block of South Avenue... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News 

Clovis City Commission approves disbursements

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission, in a short meeting Thursday, approved $56,970 in lodger’s tax disbursements for September to nine events. A total of $68,000 was requested. Disbursements included $10,000 for the... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Portales joins districts in effort to delay social studies

PORTALES — In a 20-minute special meeting, the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education joined other school districts in an effort to delay new social studies curriculum for a year, with instructors and board members... — Updated 9/25/2021


Meetings calendar - Sept. 26

Monday • Chat With the Managers — 9:30 a.m., Do Drop In, 123 S. Main St., Portales. Public discussion with Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton and Portales City Manager Sarah E. Austin about various county and city topics... — Updated 9/25/2021


Events calendar - Sept. 26

Today • St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1600 S. Ave. O, Portales. Live entertainment, fun, games, food. Raffle drawing at 4 p.m. Information: 575-356-4241   Today through Saturday  • Banned Book... — Updated 9/25/2021


State passes 70% mark for vaccinations

The New Mexico Department of Health reported a milestone in vaccination on Wednesday, with the state passing the 70% mark for full COVID-19 vaccination among New Mexicans 18 and older. “Almost three-quarters of New Mexico adults... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Cross confirms selection as district judge

CLOVIS - A staff attorney for the Ninth Judicial District is moving to the bench, as Benjamin Cross last week was selected for the vacant judge's position. Cross, 41, confirmed to... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News 

No meth; hotel incident simple case of a salt

PORTALES — Police suspected a large supply of methamphetamine. But the material found in a Portales hotel on Sept. 17 turned out to be sodium chloride, or table salt. Portales police testing initially identified the substances fo... — Updated 9/25/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Billy the Kid filmmaker expects disagreements

ALBUQUERQUE — The identity of Billy the Kid is shrouded in some level of mystery, unless you ask the three towns in three states that claim to host the gunslinger’s grave. A New Mexico filmmaker who has become one of the legend... — Updated 9/21/2021


Man arrested on allegation of burglary, stabbing

PORTALES — A Clovis man was arrested Saturday in Portales following an alleged early morning stabbing. David Santarosa, 20, was booked into the Roosevelt County Adult Detention Center, and is being held without bond pending a... — Updated 9/21/2021


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