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Articles from the January 25, 2017 edition

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'Hell or High Water' gets four Oscar nominations

“Hell or High Water,” the movie partially filmed in Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari, received four Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, including one for best picture. Among individuals, Jeff Bridges was nominated for supporting actor, Taylor Sherid...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

Funding measure concerns fire, police officials

The progression of two legislative pieces designed to revert funding from state law enforcement and fire protection funds have local fire and police officials concerned. Senate Bill 111 and House Bill...

 

Clovis restaurant downgraded

CLOVIS — Clovis restaurant Taqueria Jalisco was downgraded Tuesday from "approved" to "unsatisfactory," according to a press release sent by the New Mexico Environment Department. The department...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 25, 2017

Family hopes to aid others with children fighting illness

Kade Dixon lost his battle with pulmonary hypertension after only 13 months of life, but his birthday, resolve and spirit will be celebrated today in Clovis — while also paying it forward to aid other families of children fighting battles. The Team...

 

Curry County clerk hospitalized

CLOVIS — Newly elected Curry County Clerk Jo Lynn Queener was in stable condition in a Lubbock hospital early Tuesday night, according to her chief deputy clerk, Annie Hogland. Hogland said Queener was undergoing tests and awaiting results to...

 

Sunday fire still under investigation

CLOVIS — Fire fighters responded at 2:13 p.m. Sunday to a structure fire at 2900 block of Cesar Chavez Drive. Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire was “confined mainly to the garage.” The cause of the fire is still under investigation,...

 

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission is slated to conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. today at 417 Gidding Street. One of the targeted agenda items is discussion on the detention center renovation and addition project. During last month’s regular meeting AS...

 

Pages past - Jan. 25

On this date ... 1977: The U.S. Supreme Court denied a hearing to a Clovis attorney who had been convicted in connection with a price-fixing scheme by liquor retail dealers. Dan Buzzard was fined...

 

Clovis police blotter - Jan. 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Sunday • 1:10 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 400 block of West 14th Street • 1:48 a.m.: Driving...

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 25

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 12:17 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1100 block West Fir Street • 10:55 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1100 block New Mexico 267 • 11:55 a.m.: Public affray in...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 25

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Now You See Me. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Game day: Xbox One free play. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 25

Today • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at 417 Gidding Street, Clovis. Special meeting. Information: 575-763-6016 Monday •...

 

Political creatures can't run your life

Another election, another president. Some people are optimistic; others are wringing their hands in apparent horror. As with every president, I’m a disinterested observer. Presidents and other such...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 25, 2017

Inauguration covered by has-beens

On inauguration day, MSNBC put together a panel led by Rachel Maddow that included Chris Matthews, Brian Williams and Steve Schmidt to provide live coverage of the occasion. The network would have...

 

Secrecy of job applicants not a good practice

It’s a brand new year, with a brand new 60-day state legislative session. Yet as some talk about trying to move the state forward, one powerful New Mexico lawmaker would take it back, quite literally, to the dark ages of government accountability...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The following were actions taken during the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday: • Board members and CMS Superintendent Jody Balch congratulated School Lieson Officer Lori Dunn, who has taken on a humanitarian re-assignment...

 

Santa Fe edges Clovis boys

SANTA FE — The road was unkind to the Clovis Wildcats Tuesday, as Bailey Lozada-Cabbage and David Marquez combined for 30 points to help Santa Fe down the Wildcats, 54-49. Lozada-Cabbage scored 16 and Marquez 14 for the Demons (13-6, 3-0), who...

 

LSC tournament tickets on sale Thursday

Starting Thursday, Lone Star Conference basketball tournament advance tickets will be available at all member institutions, with prices discounted until Feb. 28. The men’s and women’s championships are set for March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center...

 

Portales girls blast Ruidoso, 65-37

PORTALES — The Portales girls basketball team dominated Ruidoso Tuesday night, 65-37, behind standout performances from Kiki Helsley and Zamorye Cox. Helsley and Cox both poured in 14 points, while...

 

Rams make quick work of Warriors

PORTALES — The Portales boys basketball team proved too much for usually high-scoring Ruidoso team Tuesday night, winning 81-40. The Rams (16-2, 2-0) went up quickly from the opening tip, with...

 

ENMU women make poll debut at 17th

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has its first 10-0 conference start in program history. It now has its first appearance in the NCAA Division II media poll, released Tuesday morning. The Greyhounds (14-3),...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

Boys District 2-6A Santa Fe High 54, Clovis 49 Clovis (8-11, 1-2) — D’Ondre Dawson 2, Taitt Kuchta 6, Jakeem Wynn 27, Leroy Wilson 7, Ethan Davis 3, Jonathan Williams 4. Totals 18 10-22 49. Santa Fe High (13-6, 3-0) — Isaiah Andermann 5,...

 

Demonetts rally past Lady Cats

CLOVIS — The Clovis High girls basketball team couldn’t build Tuesday night on its Saturday win at Manzano. The Lady Wildcats were playing their second game without injured junior guard Teya Morris and got off to a fast start, but succumbed to...

 

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