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Articles from the February 9, 2017 edition

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Voters across region weigh in at school board elections

Voters across eastern New Mexico approved two-mill levies during Tuesday’s election while Clovis voters authorized renewal of $20 million in bonds. Additionally, myriad school board seats were also filled. The two-mill measure passed by a margin...

 

Zoning request sparks debate at meeting

CLOVIS — Some requests were approved without a hitch at the City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday. Another was met with some controversy. The commission recommended three requests for approval, which will be presented for...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    February 9, 2017

Counselor, ENMU regent 'kind, compassionate, caring person'

Susan Tatum was more than just an excellent attribute to the Clovis and Portales communities, she was someone whose smile could light up a whole room, according to her family. "She was my best...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 9, 2017

CCC audit report comes up clean

During Wednesday's meeting the Clovis Community College board received a thumbs up regarding an audit report that closed out the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. "Big picture, you all have an...

 

Community rally humbling to young Coach Isler

It’s been a little over two years since Jaden Isler became head coach of the Elida girls’ basketball team, a promotion that came about for the saddest of reasons: The death of then-head coach...

 

CCC accounting teacher stumbled into career

Editor's note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. Clovis Community College Division Chair of Business Administration and Behavioral Sciences Monica Sanchez's...

 

Testing season on the horizon

Recently chatting with Parkview Elementary's principal, Shelly Flygare, and Instructional Coach, Rene Hedemann, presented the opportunity to learn about some great classroom practices in place,...

 

ENMU to host film screenings with Border Noir

PORTALES — A popular style of film will be showcased at Eastern New Mexico University throughout the spring semester, with a relatable twist in store for attendees. “Border Noir,” a series of film screenings held by ENMU’s Department of...

 

Clovis resident booked on sex charges

CLOVIS — A Clovis resident has been charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree (child under 13). Patrick Avent, 50, was booked Tuesday in the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Avent is currently being held on a $25,000...

 

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments board of directors met Wednesday morning at the EPCOG office in Clovis. • Executive Director Sandy Chancey updated members on EPCOG’s audit for the previous fiscal year. She said there was one finding,...

 

ENMU briefs - Feb. 9

ENMU spring enrollment up Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the 2017 spring semester is 5,330.  This is an increase of 40 students (0.8 percent) over last spring’s 5,290 and sets another spring enrollment record for the Portales cam...

 

Dora school news - Feb. 9

Basketball • Today — Junior Varsity and Varsity teams play Ft. Sumner at House, 4 p.m. • Saturday — Junior Varsity and Varsity teams play in Mountainair, 4 p.m. • Tuesday — Junior Varsity and Varsity teams play Ft. Sumner at Dora, 4 p.m....

 

Pages past - Feb. 9

On this date ... 1967: Fire gutted the interior of Tucker Equipment at 400 E. First in Clovis. Damage was estimated at $120,000 to $150,000. City police discovered the fire about 6:30 a.m. Store...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 1:33 a.m.: Possession of stolen property up to $500, 1100 block of Maple Street • 2:31 a.m.: Report not...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 9

Today • Color Creators — 10 a.m., 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Pre-K story hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: L is for Love. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime — 6...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 9

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 11:56 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1500 block West Fir Street • 1:37 p.m.: Vehicle theft report, 200 block of New Mexico 88, report taken • 2:00 p.m.: Criminal...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 9

Today • Commission on Older Adults — 1 p.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7908 Monday • Ad Hoc Shooting Range committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Water Policy...

 

ENMU basketball capsule - Feb. 9

Texas Woman’s at ENMU 6 p.m., Greyhound Arena On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Records: Texas Woman’s 14-8, 7-7. ENMU 17-5, 13-2. Last time out: The Greyhounds survived Western New Mexico 76-71 Tuesday night, after losing most of a 15-point lead with...

 

Portales boys outlast Moriarty

PORTALES - Despite a bumpy start, the Portales boys basketball team rallied midway through the second quarter to defeat Moriarty Tuesday night, 64-43. The Rams (18-3, 4-1) were once again led by...

 

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