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 By David Grieder    News    March 13, 2019

Daycare workers sentenced

PORTALES - A mother-daughter pair of former daycare operators were sentenced March 5 for leaving two young girls suffering hours in a hot car the...

 

Jury: Daycare workers guilty

PORTALES — Daycare workers who admitted to leaving two toddlers in a hot car in July 2017 were found guilty Tuesday of charges that could send them to prison for up to 36 years. Mary and Sandi...

 

Relief and reckoning

PORTALES — Dozens of pink and blue balloons took flight Tuesday from outside the Roosevelt County courthouse, one of the first light moments for anyone involved in the emotional trial that had... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 6, 2019

Daycare trial goes into second week

PORTALES — Mary and Sandi Taylor did most everything together while running their daycare. Now they sit together facing trial for the 2017 death of one young girl in their care and the serious...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Educators take windmill tour

For local educators in search of relevant lessons for their students on concepts of engineering and energy careers, it doesn't get much more hands-on...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Jury selected in daycare worker trial

PORTALES — A jury is in place, and the trial for two former daycare workers charged more than 18 months ago with the death and serious injury of two young girls in their care begins today....

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Daycare trial going to jury

PORTALES - Mary and Sandi Taylor did most everything together while running their daycare. Now they sit together facing trial for the 2017 death of on...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 23, 2019

Still no decision on racino

ALBUQUERQUE — Advocates for a horse-racing license during the New Mexico Racing Commission’s first regular meeting of the new year Thursday oscillated from expectation to dismay and back to...

 

Five apply for racino license

Warren Frost has long been convinced the race for New Mexico’s sixth racetrack/casino is between Clovis and Tucumcari. He is even more convinced now that the New Mexico Racing Commission has announc...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 8, 2018

Racino candidates number 11 now

Just as a horse race can change suddenly and rather unexpectedly, so too, apparently, can the contest for the state’s sixth and last available racino license. The New Mexico Racing Commission...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 1, 2018

And they're off ...

For Warren Frost, confident in Tucumcari’s qualifications for the state’s next racino, it’s “the more the merrier.” That was his reaction to Monday’s news that eight groups have applied...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 23, 2018

Who killed Jean Abla?

SAN JON - It's been more than 35 years since Jean Simmons Abla's mysterious death. With help from cold-case investigators, Abla's daughter has...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 9, 2018

Race on for racino

CLOVIS — As the state starts accepting applications for its sixth racino license, eastern New Mexico will have at least two horses in the race. Projects proposed for Tucumcari and Clovis will be...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 2, 2018

Water group taking bids for pipeline work

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is now accepting bids for construction later this year on the section of its pipeline connecting Cannon Air Force Base with Clovis, as...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 21, 2018

Ortega tapped for water authority administrator role

PORTALES - Orlando Ortega will assume the responsibilities of "administrator of project advancement, planning and communication" for the Eastern New...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 7, 2018

Armed jail standoff under investigation

CLOVIS — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle on Monday issued a news release saying the county is “very concerned” about how a gun was allowed into the county jail last Thursday. “... We are...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 24, 2018

Bid for pipeline section approved

CLOVIS — A bid package beginning the Cannon-Clovis section of the Ute Water Pipeline was approved unanimously by board members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority at their regular...

 

Water authority condemns land for pipeline

CLOVIS — Board members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Thursday unanimously condemned a section of land southwest of Clovis. The action allows officials to continue on schedule...

 

Water authoirty search could stretch into 2018

CLOVIS — With over 150 pages of material across 27 applications, selecting a new Executive Director for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority could very well take into the new year,...

 

Cold case trial set to begin this month

CLOVIS — A cold-case murder trial is set to begin Nov. 27. William Hadix is accused in the September 2003 shooting death and robbery of Jessie Clyde “J.C.” Tucker in Clovis. In a docket call...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 1, 2017

Water authority talks money, applicants

GRADY — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has a busy couple of months ahead, as it seeks both to secure state and federal funds and to select a new executive director from dozens of...

 

Residents take trip to help Harvey victims

PORTALES - Tyler Lucas intended to bring a single small trailer of supplies for the hurricane-stricken communities on the Texas Gulf Coast. He...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 2, 2017

Daycare workers react to hot car incident

Credentials and experience are a good start, but unceasing vigilance may still be the best guarantee against certain disasters, according to some daycare providers in eastern New Mexico. “We are...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 26, 2017

Ethnic Fair entertaining

CLOVIS - "The party's over here!" said Selmus Price, recognizing Mary Carrier for her raffle win at Saturday's 2017 Ethnic Fair in Hillcrest Park....

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 26, 2017

Rights group protests recent ICE tactics

CLOVIS — A statewide immigrant rights group has spoken out on reports of “horrible tactics” implemented last week by federal agents in Clovis, voicing concern for the “ripple effects” of...

 

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