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Articles from the January 24, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    January 24, 2018

Police: Sheriff fired shot ending Roosevelt chase

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker is on paid administrative leave for an indefinite time following his Jan. 15 shooting of a suspect who led deputies on a turbulent chase in a...

 

Area unemployment rate lower than state average

New Mexico’s 6 percent unemployment rate — the second highest in the nation — isn’t sending eastern New Mexico into a panic. Though unemployment in the state has dropped from 6.1 percent in November of 2017, the unemployment rate in December...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 24, 2018

Teen charged in car-pedestrian incident released

CLOVIS — The 18-year old arrested Friday in a car-pedestrian incident was released from jail Monday evening on personal recognizance, while the victim remained in a Lubbock hospital Tuesday,...

 

School board joins in honoring teen

CLOVIS — Less than a week after Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield was recognized at the Clovis City Commission for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break, he was honored again at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal...

 

Residents asked to verify voter registration

CLOVIS — With election season just around the corner, the Curry County Clerk’s Office is asking residents to verify the information on their voter registration, according to a press release from Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland. The clerk’s...

 

CYFD has to do better job caring for its charges

In large bureaucracies, things can slip through the cracks. But that absolutely cannot include 11-month-old babies. And yet it does. It is once again glaringly apparent that in New Mexico some children do not fare well within a system that is...

 

Reporter's notebook: Fireworks for the birds

PORTALES — If your idyllic stroll through the Eastern New Mexico University campus tonight is interrupted by a series of loud popping sounds, you have nothing to fear — unless you’re a bird. The university’s physical plant will be performing...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 24

Today • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Portales High School. Information: 575-625-9743 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Cozy Critters.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Tee...

 

Valuing collective above all unsustainable

Like most people, I enjoy fiction; books, movies, and television programs. Fiction can be entertaining, educational, and inspiring as long as you don’t confuse it with reality. As a child I loved...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 24

Today • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday • Elida Town Council — 7:30 a.m. at Elida City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida....

 

Pages past - Jan. 24

On this date ... 1988: Auditions were announced for the 38th annual Floyd Jamboree scheduled to take place in March. Phillip Russell had been elected by the Floyd Lions Club to serve as the "Big...

 

Woman sought in shooting arrested

CLOVIS — The woman sought by police since Jan. 9 after she allegedly shot a man near downtown Clovis was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Gabrielle Carver, 25, was held without bond after being booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center soon...

 

Muleshoe tabs Portales native Walker as new football coach

MULESHOE — After more than 20 years, the Muleshoe Mules will have a new head football coach. But Lee Walker inherits a much different program than predecessor David Wood. The longtime defensive...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday through Tuesday: Clovis • Bryan Ramirez, 18, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Richard Luna, 68, parole violation • James Taylor, 30, probation violation • Ivan...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 24, 2018

Clovis grad Piepkorn taking over Grady baseball program

GRADY - Jared Piepkorn has always been ready for anything, so why not coaching high school baseball? He's moved around with his military father, played on a Norwegian national baseball team as a...

 

Clovis girls start fast, cruise by Santa Fe

SANTA FE — A look at the overall records would indicate that even as the road team, the Clovis Wildcats were a slight favorite over the Santa Fe Demons. But games aren't played on paper, and Clovis...

 

Portales dominates second half to top Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — Portales High coach Wade Fraze called Tuesday night's game between his Rams and the Ruidoso Warriors a "Tale of two halves." Indeed it was, as Portales outscored Ruidoso by 37 points in th...

 

Portales boys snap skid

RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams ended their three-game losing streak on Tuesday night, beating the Ruidoso Warriors, 56-53, in a boys basketball District 4-4A matchup. Portales (10-8, 1-1) overcame a ni...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 24, 2018

Santa Fe stuns Clovis

CLOVIS — Santa Fe High’s boys basketball team is nicknamed the Demons. Fitting, because Tuesday night against Clovis, they played like a team possessed. Santa Fe erased an early 8-0 deficit, then...

 

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