Washington suspect captured in Clovis

New Mexico State Police on Saturday at a Clovis hotel arrested a fugitive from Washington state who was wanted for assault, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said Fernando Jesus Lorea was arrested without incident after officers were able to call him out of his room at the Traveler's Inn and take him into custody without […]

Year in review: Killings, captures mark year

The year 2012 saw a stunning, senseless killing, local courts struggling with the jury process and an end to the years of running from the law by two of Clovis' most notorious fugitives. Jimmy Reagan, 31, awaits trial on multiple charges, accused of shooting and killing Shondel Lofton at his home in Clovis on June […]

Low bar helps realize resolutions

This year I am determined to keep all 10 New Year's resolutions. Last year I only kept three: Not bad for a batting average, but not stellar when the ones kept were exercising five more minutes per week, saving $5 more per month and eating five fewer vegan meals per year. My problem was setting […]

Editorial: Real ID Act step down slippery slope

You wait in line, oftentimes for hours, at the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain a driver's license. After all, it's the state's exclusive business to ensure that you meet the requirements set down to qualify for a license, right? Not so fast, according to an intrusive federal law called the Real […]

Local charities use gifts efficiently

One day remains to make a charitable gift that benefits others, make you feel good for your actions, and allows you to take a tax deduction for 2012. A new tax year starts Tuesday. When you make a gift, give with confidence to Curry and Roosevelt charities that have been designated by the Internal Revenue […]

Lady Wolverines capture finale

After lopsided losses to large-school powers Gallup and Clovis the previous two nights, the Texico Lady Wolverines were hoping to salvage something out of the Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. CMI photo: Tony BullocksTexico freshman Brianna Reyna shoots over Andrews senior Liz-Aimee Guevara during the second half of the fifth-place […]

Hounds, Zias return from holiday break

Andrew Helton would certainly like to have a better record than 5-6 at this point in the season, but he says it's all relative. "We're better than our team was a year ago, and we were 9-4 (at this point)," the fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach said. "It's a function of our […]

DWI forfeiture, insurance changes among laws effective Tuesday

Starting New Year's Day in Curry County, you drink, you drive, you lose. And you could lose your car. Tuesday is the effective date for a Curry County ordinance that allows law enforcers to impound a vehicle if the driver is someone who: Has been arrested for a second or subsequent DWI offense. Whose license […]

Police blotter – Dec. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Midnight: Caller reported a door knocker in the area, near 11th and Connelly streets. 12:47 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 2100 block of North MLK Boulevard. 1:19 a.m.: Caller reported a neighbor problem in progress, 900 block of Connelly Street. 5:48 a.m.: Caller […]

Holiday closings

The following businesses will be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Years Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College Clovis […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County continues to patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Please, be aware of workers and posted speed limit signs. State and Federal Constructors, Inc. remains on First and Second streets in Portales. On First Street, the north lane remains closed from avenues […]

What’s happening – Dec. 30

Today Zamora Team Roping — 9:30 a.m. No. 11 World Series qualifier, No. 10 World Series qualifier, No. 9 World Series qualifier. Curry County Events Center. Information: 505-469-4388. Monday DWI Saturation Patrols — Targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. Steven Watson Memorial New Years Eve Ranch Rodeo — 2 p.m. 4hd calf roping, […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries – Dec. 28

Boys Wildcat Classic At Denver City Championship semifinals Farwell 51, Littlefield 49 Farwell (14-2) — Austin Mason 13, Collin Christian 11, Kolten Morris 10, Ruben Gutierrez 6, Manuel Galvan 4, Bretton Stancell 4, Luis Galvan 3. Totals 19 10-16 51. Littlefield — Reed 11, Cabello 9, D. Mathi 9, Lucero 7, Gonzalez 6, V. Mathis […]

Cats win dogfight with Albuquerque

Clovis High's boys were challenged by Albuquerque High on Friday night, but the Wildcats moved into position for a possible third consecutive Southwest Dairy Farmers Classic championship. Senior guard D.J. Blackmon scored 20 points and the Cats held on late for a 62-54 win over previously unbeaten Albuquerque High, setting up a 7:30 p.m. finals […]

Lady Cats make short work of another foe

Clovis High's girls continued to cruise in the Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. They may get a stiff test in tonight's championship game. Much as they had Thursday against Albuquerque High, the Lady Cats dominated Class 2A county foe Texico from the get-go, rolling to a 20-2 first-quarter lead and a 57-12 […]

Roswell holds off Lady Rams in title game

ROSWELL — Despite three potential game-winning shot attempts in the final 10 seconds, the Portales Lady Rams fell to Roswell High 32-31 Friday in the championship game of the Roswell Goddard Holiday Classic. Freshman Kambrey Blakey scored 15 points and freshman Sheraya Cox added eight for the Lady Rams (9-4), who rallied from a five-point […]

Denver City pulls away from Rams late

LITTLEFIELD — Portales' fourth-quarter magic in the Wildcat Classic ran out Friday against Denver City. With the help of a 13-for-16 effort at the free-throw line, the Mustangs pulled away in the final quarter for a 65-58 win over the Rams in the championship semifinals. Portales (4-4) dominated the fourth quarter in pair of wins […]

Trent Internationale reaches boys final; Gallup in girls

Sugar Land, Texas-based Trent Internationale advanced to the finals of the boys Southwest Dairy Farmers Classic on Friday at Rock Staubus Gym by beating El Paso Cathedral 59-49. Senior guard Qua Foster scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half for the Phoenix (9-3), who pulled away from a 41-41 tie early […]

Bovina residents file harassment suit against city

AMARILLO — Nine people have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Bovina, accusing a former police chief and other city officials of a pattern of harassment and extortion. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Amarillo on Friday alleges police officers and officials unlawfully arrested the residents in 2010 and 2011 […]

Making a fresh start

With a new year arriving, Clovis and Portales residents are preparing to rid themselves of bad habits or committing themselves to projects, ideas or people. File photo Local musician Will Banister is one of many area residents making new year's resolutions for 2013. Banister said as far as music is concerned, his resolution is to […]