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Articles from the January 9, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 9, 2018

Curry nearly doubles medical marijuana enrollees

CLOVIS — The medical marijuana market — both locally and across the state — is far from going up in smoke. According to the New Mexico Department of Health's data, in 2017 Curry county...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 9

Today • Filing — For municipal candidates across New Mexico • Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. For children 0 to 3. Story: “Toasty Toes.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales...

 

Public comment rules up for approval

PORTALES — Public comment at Roosevelt County Commission meetings will have a new set of rules if an item at today's meeting is approved. The resolution, titled "public participation at Roosevelt...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 9

Today • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the commission room at the county courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m. in the assembly room at the Bert Cabiness...

 

Information on closed street on Portales agenda

PORTALES — Prompted by a discussion in a December meeting, Portales City Manager Sammy Standefer will enlighten the city council about a closed street at tonight’s meeting. A stretch of Commercial Street between Boston Avenue and Main Street has...

 

Railroad crossing closed for repairs

PORTALES — A Portales railroad crossing has been closed for repairs as of Monday, according to Portales Public Works Project Administrator Susan Baysinger. BNSF Railway will be conducting improvements to the crossing on 18th Street for two weeks,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 9, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Cattleman of the year

ALBUQUERQUE — Bart Simpson’s frequent saying “Don’t have a cow, man” does not apply to Deming rancher Joe Bill Nunn. Nunn was recently named 2018 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association at the Joint Stockmen’s...

 

Collaboration versus competition in the animal world

As a general rule, collaboration is a human thing that the majority of animals aren’t exactly known for. Sure, there are familial species that work together and situations in which animals hunt toge... Full story

 

Pages past - Jan. 9

On this date ... 1988: Heavy equipment operators were breaking ground for a $1.2 million educational complex for the Texico school system. Jim Bell Construction of Albuquerque was in charge of the...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Bud McCasland, 54, procurement of sexually oriented material by minor, probation violation, distribution of sexually oriented materials to minors • George Hall, 19,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2018

Clovis basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Clovis (8-6) at Goddard (10-6) 5:30 p.m., Goddard High School Last time out: Both teams played Friday night with different results — Clovis lost at Artesia 56-38; Goddard routed Alamogordo 54-24, leading 15-5 after one quarter, 26-7 at...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2018

Reigning EPAC champs headed to familiar territory

TEXICO — By now, the Texico boys basketball players might be seeing the Fort Sumner team in their sleep. So far, though, it's been anything but a nightmare. Texico beat Fort Sumner 53-47 in the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2018

Portales basketball preview capsules

BOYS Portales (8-4) at Lovington (7-8) 7 p.m., Lovington High School Last time out: Each team beat its Friday-night opponent at home in different ways. Portales beat Robertson 60-54, winning a fairly close game in part because of winning the third...

 

'Bama nips Georgia with overtime TD pass

ATLANTA — Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Tagovailoa entered the game at...

 

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