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Articles from the January 17, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    January 17, 2018

Police identify man shot by deputies

PORTALES — State police on Tuesday released the name of the man shot by deputies in Roosevelt County after leading officers on a chase in a front-end loader. James Wallace McFarlin, 48, of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 17, 2018

Roosevelt to close road for public safety

PORTALES — After almost two years of discussion, Roosevelt County Commissioners last week voted unanimously to close a half-mile stretch of road out of concerns for public safety. In coming weeks th...

 

Blackwater Draw photo series on display

PORTALES — Since 1932, discoveries have been made at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark that have shed light on the earth's history. Now, however, the site is getting some recognition...

 

Clovis candidate withdraws; none write in

Tuesday presented a chance the March municipal candidate list choices would add a few more names. Instead, the list got a little bit smaller in Clovis. City, town and village clerks throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties reported nobody had signed...

 

Water authority takes no action

CLOVIS — The board for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority took no action following Tuesday’s executive session at the Curry County Administrative Complex. Authority Chair and Clovis Mayor David Lansford said no conclusions were...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 17

Today • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Pajama Party.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Story and craft activities for children 1-3 years old....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 17

Wednesday • Clovis Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 2 p.m. at Hotel...

 

Outages keep Xcel crews busy

CLOVIS — Several power outages have kept Xcel Energy crews busy over the past couple days. Xcel Energy Spokesman Wes Reeves said 328 Clovis customers were affected by a blown fuse line at 9:08 p.m. on Monday. Reeves said crews reset the fuse and...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Monday: Clovis • Kimberly Dominguez, 26, battery against a household member, criminal damage to property • James Williams, 45, failure to pay fines • Dakota Massicotte-Lindley,...

 

Reporter's notebook: ENMU hosting part-time job fair

Are you looking for extra work to supplement your income? Is your school and home life preventing you from getting full-time employment? Then Eastern New Mexico University has an event for you. The university is hosting a part-time job fair from 11...

 

Pages past - Jan. 17

On this date ... 1983: The Curry County Commission voted to rescind a pay raise it had approved two weeks earlier for county elected officials. The New Mexico Legislature had passed legislation...

 

Legislature has work cut out figuring budget

New Mexico lawmakers reconvened in Santa Fe on Tuesday for a 30-day session in which their primary task is to adopt a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year. But this year they will have some “new” money to work with thanks to a rebound in...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 17, 2018

President tattler broke confidence

Two issues involving our current president seem to be taking all the air out of the room at this time. One of these is the long-running charge of collusion with the Russian government and President...

 

Governments are a net negative

A great many people are upset because President Trump is claimed to have observed that many places around the world are, shall we say, “less than ideal.” Of course, being Donald Trump, he is claim...

 

Eldorado boys rout Wildcats in district opener

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats had a puncher’s chance late in the second quarter, and even still going into half against the top-ranked Eldorado Eagles. And then the third quarter happened. Any doubt that remained was obliterated with a 27-0...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 17, 2018

Girls roundup: Dora overcomes illness, Broncos

FLOYD — Neither illness nor a slow start could derail the Dora Coyotes in Tuesday night's 64-31 girls basketball win over Floyd. The Coyotes did not enter the contest with a full deck of cards, so...

 

Boys roundup: Dora outlasts Floyd

FLOYD — Dora’s strong 22-point fourth quarter proved to be the difference in Tuesday’s 56-47 boys basketball win over Floyd. The Coyotes had four players in double figures en route to their 11th win of the season. “We lost Jarrett East to...

 

Big second quarter pushes Portales past Goddard

ROSWELL — After a slow start, the Portales girls basketball team surged in the second quarter of Tuesday night's win over Goddard. The Rams outscored the Rockets, 20-4, en route to a 65-41 victory....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 17, 2018

Eldorado edges Clovis girls

CLOVIS — The old phrase ‘close but no cigar’ has seemed to haunt Clovis High girls' basketball team this season. And Tuesday night, the stogie proved elusive once again in the Lady Wildcats’...

 

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