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Articles from the February 2, 2017 edition

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Clovis care facility sued

CLOVIS — A Clovis care facility was sued Tuesday by two families of facility clients. Albuquerque attorney Nancy Simmons confirmed working on a pair of cases against ENMRSH, which provides community living services and support to clients with...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 2, 2017

School district officials weigh in on cuts

Local school district personnel are lending insight in the wake of Gov. Susana Martinez signing legislation addressing accessing school district cash balances. Martinez approved Senate Bill 114 Tuesday. “The original Senate bill made the cuts but...

 

Black history at forefront during February at ENMU

PORTALES — February will be a month for area residents to learn about a portion of American history they may have less knowledge of than they assume. Black History Month, which runs throughout February, will give the African American community at...

 

Professor discovered affinity for literary analysis

Editor's note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Early British Literature David Sweeten may lecture on the works of Geof...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    February 2, 2017

Trial for man accused in police shooting on hold

PORTALES — The trial of a Portales man accused of shooting a police officer has been put on hold to give attorneys a chance to negotiate. Anthony Ortega, 29, was arrested in April following a physical altercation with a Portales police officer in...

 

ENMU student taking the stage

You may recognize her as a small town gal from Fort Sumner or as a former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball player, but now, she is walking across fitness stages and actively changing lives....

 

Candidate Q&As: Fort Sumner school board

Editor’s note: Six people are running for three at-large positions on Fort Sumner’s school board. The election will be Tuesday. We asked all candidates the same five questions. Three are running in the Thursday edition of the Eastern New Mexico...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission is slated to meet at 5:15 p.m. today in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. One of the targeted agenda items is requested approval of introduction of an ordinance amending the dedication of a local option gross re...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 2

Today • Preschool storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Pre-K story hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: It’s Groundhog Day. Information: 575-769-7840 • Sam Comroe recital — 7 p.m....

 

Janie Hardin blessed the lives of others

To local 4-H kids, Janie Hardin was affectionately known as “the pig lady,” remembered for the flowered rubber boots she wore in the pig-washing stalls at the fairs, and her endless kindness to...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 2

Today • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. special meeting at the courthouse, Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Tuesday •...

 

Lillie Kiyokawa: Don't hold grudges, be nice

Lillie Kiyokawa was among three dozen Japanese Americans forced out of Clovis after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. About a dozen families were escorted — under cover of darkness by armed guards —...

 

Internet classroom secure, collaborative environment

One of the fifth-grade teachers at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, Christy Hartley, recently invited me to visit her class to see what they were doing. Meeting up with them in the computer lab,...

 

Pages past - Feb. 2

On this date ... 1992: Clovis Police Chief Harry Boden said a report published in the Clovis News Journal falsely claimed that police "will be heavily enforcing the seat belt law with a $40 ticket...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 2

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 9:56 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 100 block West Fourth Street • 11:47 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, First Street/South Main Street, report...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 2

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 4:54 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 1900 block of Wallace Street • 7:12 a.m.: Abandoned vehicle, 100 block of Sunland...

 

LSC baseball poll puts Angelo State first, Hounds tied for sixth

Angelo State is expected to remain on top of the Lone Star Conference in baseball. Eastern New Mexico is expected to have company at the bottom. That’s according to the LSC preseason poll, released Wednesday by the conference. The defending...

 

ENMU basketball capsules - Feb. 2

Eastern New Mexico at Tarleton State Men 6:30 p.m. Records: ENMU 8-13, 2-9 LSC. Tarleton State 18-3, 9-2. Last time out: The Greyhounds were defeated 85-67 by Texas-Permian Basin after pulling an upset over No. 20 West Texas A&M. The 12th-ranked...

 

CHS pair join ENMU women's soccer

A pair of Wildcats are turning in their Clovis purple for Greyhound green. Defenseman/forward Jaci Sievers and goalkeeper Hailey Brady both signed with Eastern New Mexico in a ceremony Wednesday morning, starting just after high school prospects...

 

ENMU adds 40, including four locals

Wednesday’s signing day came quickly for eastern New Mexico, with plenty of local prospects heading to Eastern New Mexico. On the first day athletes could sign letters of intent to college football programs, the Greyhounds landed four area players...

 

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