Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Court Dispositions 8/17

Here are recent dispositions recorded from June 11 to Aug. 5 in 9th Judicial District Court: • Victor Sotello, 21, pleaded guilty to attempted accessory to making a false affidavit and perjury, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served. Sentence suspended and placed on 364 days supervised probation with […]

Court dispositions 7/13

The following dispositions have been filed in Curry County courts: District Court – Michael G. Morrison, 44, pleaded guilty June 6 to possession of methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to five years and six months in state prison, with credit for 198 days served and final 18 months […]

Search for well water not in vein

By Don McAlavy John Gordon “Spud” Greaves homesteaded southeast of Elida near Nobe in 1907. He was the father of Gordon Greaves, late publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. This is his story: “With the passing of 1908, we had consumed 80 days in water hauling, and decided if we were to remain on the homestead, […]