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Articles from the January 13, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2018

Senior care changes worry local providers

MELROSE — A sudden decision by the state's Aging and Long-Term Services Department affecting the reimbursement of senior care providers drew concern this month from area politicians and local...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 13, 2018

Weather conditions raise potential for wildfires

Recent weather conditions have made eastern New Mexico and the rest of the region and state a prime breeding ground for wildfires. "Unless something changes before March, we're looking at a prolonged...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2018

Two cited in hit-and-run incident

CLOVIS — Police on Friday filed charges and citations for a 16-year old without a driver's license and her 19-year old passenger involved in a hit-and-run incident Wednesday that put a woman in the hospital. Shelly Fris, 57, was in stable...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 13

Monday • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m. at Potter Park, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony —5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Portales High School Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Knoxville Ave....

 

Structure fire was 'makeshift fireplace'

CLOVIS — What first appeared to be a structure fire at a Clovis residence Thursday night was only a “makeshift fireplace” for two cold residents at an outbuilding, Fire Chief Mike Nolen said. Firefighters responded around 8:30 p.m. to a report...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 13

Monday • Dora Consolidated School District Board of Education — 6 p.m. in DCS Board Room at the DCS building, 100 School St., Dora. Information: 575-477-2211 • Dora Village Council — 7 p.m. at Dora Fire Department, 220 E. Avenue A, Dora....

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Running the numbers

Recent numbers on impaired driving provided by Clovis police indicate a plateau or slight drop in DWI arrests, but a rise in alcohol-related crashes. Records show two DWI arrests for the last three days of the years 2016 and 2017, but an increase...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday: Clovis • Steven Lara, 49, failure to pay fines • Desmar Acy, 39, probation violation • Lyle Case, 33, assault, criminal trespass • Alejandro Delatorre-Martinez, 30, battery against...

 

Pages past - Jan. 13

On this date ... 1983: A funeral service was scheduled for Robert Skinner, 54, who had died at Roosevelt General Hospital. Skinner was born in 1928 in Portales, and graduated from Portales High...

 

Rams fall in overtime to St. Michael's

SANTA FE — For the second night in a row, the Portales boys basketball team had to rally from a second-half deficit to force overtime in the St. Mike's Shootout. Unlike Thursday night, however, the...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Jan. 13

Men ENMU (7-8, 2-4) at Midwestern State (5-11, 2-5), 3 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Last time out: The Greyhounds scored the game’s final six points to topple Cameron 70-67 on the road Thursday. The Mustangs grabbed an 89-79 win against Western...

 

Clovis girls fall at Cleveland

RIO RANCHO — If Clovis' girls basketball team could bottle up the last three quarters of Friday night's road game against Cleveland, the Lady Wildcats would have been in great shape. Unfortunately...

 

Farwell boys open district play with comeback win

FARWELL — Jackson Jarman, Lee Roy Cervantes and Brandon Galvan combined to score 61 points, 78 percent of Farwell’s total, as the Steers rallied from a big early hole to wallop Sudan 78-51 in Friday’s district opener for both teams. Farwell...

 

Clovis swimmers to get measuring stick in Academy invite

CLOVIS — The Clovis Wildcats boys and girls swim teams will get a preview of what's to come at the state championship meet when they travel to Albuquerque today for the Academy Invitational....

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 13, 2018

Portales crushes Lovington 69-12

PORTALES — One week ago, the young Lovington Wildcats girls basketball team kept the Portales Rams on the ropes, trailing by just five points at half, before Portales ultimately pulled away. On...

 

Roundup: Grady sweeps Clovis Christian

ELIDA — For Elida freshman Alyssa Bargas, one was as good as two Friday night. At least position-wise. Bargas, who usually starts at the two (shooting) guard spot, stepped up at the one (point) guar...

 

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