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Articles from the January 1, 2017 edition

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Irish deny Cats' title bid

CLOVIS — Scott Robinson had hoped his Clovis High boys basketball team could pull off a tournament championship in this week's Griego & Sons Classic at The Rock. The Wildcats came up short in Fr...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 1, 2017

ENMU's year has large tint of 'green'

PORTALES - As far as the 2016 calendar year went, green was quite an appropriate color for Eastern New Mexico University. Just like the color that marks the sidelines, end zones and uniforms for the...

 

Saying farewell to some of our neighbors

CNN called 2016 the year the music died. Indeed, the year took a large number of icons throughout the entertainment world — people that we all appreciated, even if most of us did not actually know them. But it was also a tough year for losing...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    January 1, 2017

Feeling safe in my resolutions

Since I never remember them, I feel safe in making New Year resolutions. Too lethargic from vegetarian holiday food to hatch my own, I Googled lifehack.org for inspiration. Here are strategies for imp...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    January 1, 2017

Working toward my 'celebration list'

In a year where we said goodbye to too many of our favorites in music and movies, I was hoping to say one personal goodbye. But it’s proving to be a houseguest that just won’t leave. Earlier in 2016, I had decided I could end the year debt-free....

 

Changes, transitions - and a good-bye

A lot happened in 2016, some of it good and some of it less than fun. I’m sure that goes for most of us in regard to most years of our lives. For me, 2016 entailed a lot of change and transitioning — most of it positive. I got married; I lost...

 

My thanks to 2016's beacons of light

Dear 2017, With a definitive snap, I close the book on 2016. What’s the saying, in like a lion and out like a lamb? Without question, your cousin 2016 tore through Head Acres, claws out, like a lion. As I look back, I tiptoe through the pieces of...

 

Health experts share new year goal management tips

While the decadent nature of the holidays is always an enjoyable respite from the rest of the year, indulgence can leave noticeable effects and throw a person’s healthy routine out of orbit. In order to rebound from the slump that holidays can...

 

Residents share their thoughts on the new year

For eastern New Mexico residents, 2017 represents ambition and growth as the new year begins and new resolutions are made. While many residents admit they have simply paid “lip service” to their past New Year’s resolutions, they presented an ec...

 

Pages past - Jan. 1

On this date ... 1967: Denver police had arrested a man who had escaped from the Tucumcari city jail more than a month earlier. Albert Garcia escaped by using a smuggled hacksaw blade to cut a hole...

 

Landfill taking Christmas trees

Residents of Clovis may dispose of their Christmas trees at the city landfill, located at 2801 E. Brady, where the trees will be turned into mulch. There is no charge for the service. Information: 575-769-7852....

 

Events calendar - Jan. 1

Tuesday • Group reading — 10 a.m. at Retirement Ranch, hosted by Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at La Casa Family Health Center, Portales. Information: 575-840-8178 Ongoing •...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 1

Tuesday • Lodger's Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport terminal. Information: 575-769-7890. • Portales City Council...

 

Clovis police blotter - Jan. 1

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 8:12 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 2300 block of Ralph Boone Drive • 10:11 a.m.: Possession of a stolen vehicle,...

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 1

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 4:51 p.m.: Fire/regular response, Roosevelt Road O/Roosevelt Road 9 • 5:15 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, mile marker 3 on New Mexico 262,...

 

Rams, Lady Rams absorb losses

LITTLEFIELD — Portales High’s basketball teams breezed into Friday’s Wildcat Classic semifinals with 8-0 records, only to run into some stiff competition. Boys coach Rickie McBroom and girls coach Wade Fraze hope their teams benefit from the...

 

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