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Articles from the February 8, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    February 8, 2018

Historic bricks moving only temporarily

CLOVIS — How do you go about digging under an historic street made of century-old bricks? Carefully, that's how. Those who may have noticed a stack of bricks next to a short trench at the...

 

Company pledges to take on costs of road damage

PORTALES — The company that controls a facility from which mineral oil spilled, covering downtown Portales on Jan. 25, has pledged to incur any costs associated with road damage, according to the city’s public works director. John DeSha told the...

 
 By David Stevens    News    February 8, 2018

Analysis - Records: Police knew Flores was 'suicide threat'

CLOVIS - It's been almost a week since Wesley Flores somehow managed to bring a gun into the Curry County Adult Detention Center, briefly hold a hostage, keep law enforcement at bay for four hours,... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 8, 2018

Officials warn of jury duty scam

CLOVIS — Law enforcement and court officials are warning citizens about a jury duty scam being conducted in the area over the past week. According to a press release from Kevin Spears, the court executive officer for the 9th Judicial District...

 

Roosevelt may join in opioid litigation

PORTALES — Roosevelt County may join the wave of cities, counties and states that have sued pharmaceutical companies for allegedly marketing addictive opioid drugs in a deceiving manner. In a regular meeting Tuesday, the Roosevelt County...

 

Mark Bussen honored with emeritus status

CLOVIS — Longtime Clovis Community College faculty member Mark Bussen was honored with emeritus status at the CCC Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday. Bussen started working at CCC in 1990 and retired last year as the division chair of Health...

 

No contested races in Portales election

PORTALES — The March 6 municipal election in Portales will not have a single contested race after a city council candidate withdrew. City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry confirmed on Wednesday that Veronica Pena, a candidate for the Ward A position on...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 8, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Gifts of love

Romance means different things to different people, and folks show their love in different ways. But on Valentine’s Day the common and practically requisite expression seems to be flowers, chocolate and teddies. It may go without saying, but the...

 

'Fun and fast' Chinese auction good cause for hospital

You may never have participated in — or even heard of — a Chinese auction. But the Roosevelt General Hospital Foundation plans to change that for us, and use the proceeds to continue to “help...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 8

Today • General Obligation Bond Presentation — 6 p.m. at the Youth Recreation Building, 1504 E. Seventh St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-7828 • Page Turners Book Club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: “All The Light We...

 

Grateful for ENLACE opportunities

Our own junior New Mexico student legislators recently returned from our state capital after completing an internship. The occasion was the 2018 ENLACE New Mexico Legislative Internship program....

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 8

Monday • Parmer County Commission — 10 a.m. (CST) at Parmer County Courthouse, 401 Third St., Farwell. Information: 806-481-3691 • De Baca County Commission — 1:30 p.m. at the Annex Building, 643 B N. Fifth St., Fort Sumner. Information:...

 

Pages past - Feb. 8

On this date ... 1988: Clovis police Sgt. Raymond Mondragon was named to New Mexico Gov. Garrey Carruthers' Red Ribbon Commission, part of a campaign to combat substance abuse in the state....

 

Jail logs - Feb. 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Justin Clayton, 42, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit larceny • Aubrie Philley, 26, failure to pay fines • Monica Crisp, 34, failure to pay fines •...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 8

Eastern New Mexico (13-9, 9-6) at Texas Woman's (8-12, 5-9) 6 p.m. MST On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM. Last time out: The Greyhounds were upset by previously winless Western New Mexico 60-59 on Tuesday....

 

ENMU track team receives first indoor ranking

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University made its first foray in school history into the Division II indoor track and field rankings. The Greyhound men’s team came in at 25th in Tuesday’s United States Track and Field and Cross Country...

 

Clovis trio signs with college football programs

CLOVIS — Demerious Milton, Hunter St. John and Josiah Thomas spent their senior years in Clovis showing they deserved a shot at the next level of football. They'll all have that chance in New... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 8, 2018

Hounds have big haul on signing day

PORTALES — Coming off of a season in which they cracked the Top 25 for the first time since 2003 and finished 8-2, the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds football team were looking to carry that... Full story

 

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