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Articles from the February 8, 2017 edition

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 By Alisa Boswell    News    February 8, 2017

Roosevelt detention center boss resigns

PORTALES - The Roosevelt County Detention Center is once again transitioning to new leadership. After only six months with the county, RCDC Administrator Larry Phillips recently gave notice to the cou...

 

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, lak...

 

School board election results

The Clovis School Board Election saw Kyle Snider get a second board term in District 1. Across eastern New Mexico, voters overwhelmingly approved two-mill levies, and Clovis voters approved a renewal...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 8, 2017

Curry County pronounced on sound financial footing

CLOVIS — During Tuesday’s regular meeting the Curry County Commission granted approval of the 2016 fiscal year audit report, with an independent reviewer pronouncing the entity on sound financial footing. “An audit takes the cooperation of the...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    February 8, 2017

Accountant praises Roosevelt commissioners' efficiency

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners work fast. That’s what accountant Ray Roberts told them at their Tuesday morning commission meeting. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years; I have never had anybody clean up 11 audit findings in one...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 8

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Sunday • 2:30 a.m.: Threats in progress, 2100 block Tesuque Court • 2:31 a.m.: Drunk driver, 1000 block West First Street • 11:27 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1700 block Nort...

 

Clovis man found guilty on sex charges

A Clovis man was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on kidnapping and criminal sexual penetration charges. Joshua Jackson, 30, faces up to 44 years in prison on seven total charges — kidnapping, two counts of criminal sexual penetration, criminal...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 8

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Love Bugs. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Game: Xbox One freeplay. Information: 575-356-3940 •...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 8

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • CCC Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in room 512 at the college. Information: 575-769-4001 • EPCOG Board of Directors — 10 a.m. at 418 Main...

 

Pages past - Feb. 8

On this date ... 1982: Public Works Director Wayne Bateman said Clovis roads had been sanded, salted and cleared of snow by street department workers after heavy snow plagued the region in recent...

 

Student regents talk position on ENMU board

An Eastern New Mexico University student has been selected to serve on the school’s board of regents for the 2017-2018 calendar years. Kekoa Von Schriltz, a sophomore psychology and criminal justice major, is also a President’s Ambassador and a s...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 7:53 a.m.: Failure to yield at stop sign, Llano Estacado Boulevard/Humphrey Road • 10:48 a.m.: Larceny up to...

 

Pintos hold off Portales girls

PORTALES - Slow starts to begin each half spelled bad news for the Portales girls basketball team on Tuesday night, with the Lady Rams falling to Moriarty 38-30 in a District 4-4A game at the Ram...

 

Clovis boys edge Manzano in overtime

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats know they escaped Manzano with a win Tuesday night thanks to luck. But they also left knowing they created some of that luck with hard work. Taitt Kuchta missed a contested jumper in the final seconds of overtime,...

 

ENMU women hold off Western New Mexico

PORTALES — Western New Mexico almost pulled off the upset in the year in Lone Star Conference women’s play, if not in Division II overall. But the LSC-leading Greyhounds did just enough to hold the struggling Mustangs off, surviving at the...

 

PHS to honor senior pair

PORTALES — Portales High School will have a celebration on Thursday morning for two of its seniors who have signed letters of intent to play at Eastern New Mexico University. The Ram Athletic Center will host the 11:30 a.m. event to honor Trenton...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

Boys District 2-6A Clovis 70, Manzano 69 Clovis (10-13, 3-4) — D’ondre Dawson 3, Brandon Romero 24, Taitt Kuchta 13, Jakeem Wynn 24, David Roseman 2, Leroy Wilson 2, Jonathan Williams 2. Totals 23 18-29 70. Manzano (2-19, 0-7) — Dakota Powell...

 

ENMU men hold off Mustangs 83-77

PORTALES — Western New Mexico came into Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference men's game with only two wins for the season, including none in league play. Meantime, Eastern New Mexico University played well in two road games last week, earning a split,...

 

Lady Cats turn back Manzano 48-36

CLOVIS — Playing without arguably their two best ballhandlers, Clovis High’s girls were a bit vulnerable against a young but scrappy Manzano squad in Tuesday’s District 2-6A matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. It didn’t show early, though, as the La...

 

Everyone deserves freedom to speak

On many college campuses, the students and faculty are so opposed to hearing anything other than leftist, “social justice” speakers, that they’ll threaten violence to keep other speakers away....

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    February 8, 2017

Federal swamp needs draining now

In 1951, President Harry Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur for insubordination. Thirty years later, when 11,000 air traffic controllers ignored his order to return to work, President Ronald Reagan...

 

Country could use more of the Gorsuch approach

Another day, another administration and Senate, another partisan fight that catches a highly qualified Supreme Court candidate in the crosshairs. Democrats complain with some justification that Republicans should have taken up the nomination of...

 

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