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Articles from the January 11, 2017 edition

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 By Alisa Boswell    News    January 11, 2017

Roosevelt commission discusses prairie chicken report

PORTALES— In their Tuesday meeting, Roosevelt County commissioners heard a report on where the Lesser Prairie Chicken stands on possible placement on the endangered species list. Kendell Buzard,...

 

Volunteer fire departments looking for members

While volunteer fire departments in Roosevelt and Curry counties have not experienced any decrease in state funding this fiscal year, there is an increasing need for firefighters. John Mohon, fire chief in Milnesand, said that because of a declining...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 11, 2017

Joint Powers Agreement on hold

An arrangement outlining the rendering of services and payment for such between the city and county is on hold, as more information is being sought. The Clovis City Commission tabled approval of the Joint Powers Agreement between the city and county...

 

Three trial dates vacated

CLOVIS — Three trial dates were vacated during a docket call hearing in District Court Judge Fred Van Soelen’s courtroom Tuesday morning. A trial date was vacated for Margarito Hernandez-Rodriguez, who is facing a charge of criminal sexual...

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 11

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 3:03 p.m.: Remove subject, 1600 block South Globe Avenue • 4:39 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, South Roosevelt Road R/South Roosevelt Road 3,...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 11

Today • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9683 • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Snow Much Fun. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at...

 

Pages past - Jan. 11

On this date ... 1967: A man and two boys were killed when a small plane crashed near the Texas-New Mexico line. James Harold Norton, 28, the plane's pilot, was killed, along with his son, James Jr.,...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 11

Today • Portales MainStreet Board — 5:30 p.m. at the Yam Theatre. Information: 575-226-3783 Thursday • Commission on Older Adults — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at...

 

Clovis police blotter - Jan. 11

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 7:04 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, possession of methamphetamines, 200 block of Pinon Street • 7:20...

 

Tweeting can be effective - or lead to chaos

Some of President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets are like nails raking across a chalkboard — to borrow a metaphorical relic. Then again, with the stroke of a tweet, it appears he derailed, at least temporarily, House Republicans’ plan to gut the...

 

Keep an eye out for the unexpected

Life comes at you unexpectedly. Risks are always near — from aggressive people, the weather, or simply from Murphy’s Law. No matter where you are or what you are doing, expect the unexpected, but...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 11, 2017

Sports, government bad combination

No “world-class” city can afford to be without a professional sports franchise. The franchise of choice appears to be a National Football League team. If you don’t believe the above statements,...

 

Rams use big second quarter to top Lovington

PORTALES — After a short rest from the court, the Portales boys basketball team took care of business Tuesday night, holding off a fast pace assault by Lovington high for the win, 81-70. Led by...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017

Slow start hurts Clovis girls

CLOVIS — Roswell Goddard picked a good night to get hot from the field. On the other hand, Clovis High's girls picked a bad time to struggle. The Lady Rockets put together runs of 11 and 13 points...

 

Clovis Schools posts football job opening

Clovis Municipal Schools is advertising on its website for the vacant head football coach's job at the high school. Eric Roanhaus resigned last month, following 39 years as head coach. The application process is listed as open until filled, with a...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

SUMMARIES Tuesday Boys Clovis 51, Roswell Goddard 48 Roswell Goddard (8-8) — Jesse Reyes 2, Xavier Garcia 2, Tommy Madrid 2, LeAnthoney Harrison 26, Dalin Stanford 14, Hunter Beene 2. Totals 18 7-13 48. Clovis (7-8) — Brandon Romero 4, Dominick...

 

Roswell High tops Lady Rams

PORTALES — Behind the 29-point performance of last season’s Class 5A player of the year, Jaedyn De La Cerda, the Roswell girls basketball team handed Portales its third straight loss, toppling the Lady Rams 65-56 on Tuesday night at the Ram...

 

Cats turn back Goddard, improve to 7-8

CLOVIS — It's a pretty tall order, but Clovis High's boys could actually head into District 2-6A play next week at the .500 mark. The Wildcats' task is to beat a Hobbs squad which thumped them by...

 

Roswell holds off Portales

PORTALES — Behind a 29-point performance from last season's 5A State Player of the Year, Jaedyn De La Cerda, the Roswell girls basketball team handed Portales its third straight loss, toppling the...

 

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