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Articles from the February 11, 2018 edition

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Water banking: Essential to our future?

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis’ Master Water Assurance Plan is the work of a year and counting. And it fits into a large-scale sustainable water plan stretching back over half a century. At this moment, most if not all local politicians point to...

 

School cafeteria remodel on agenda

PORTALES — Public school officials in Portales are interested in securing the next installment of a $7.5 million general obligation bond passed during the 2017 election. The $2 million installment will be used to fund several projects across the...

 

Clovis High grad to race Iditarod

Eastern New Mexico has not seen enough wintery weather this season to build a snowchild, nevermind run a dog sled. But one Clovis High graduate will compete this year in one of Alaska's most popular...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 11

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:...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 11

Today • Jurassic Quest — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Admission: $18 to $34. Interactive dinosaur and archaeology exhibits will be available. Information: 575-935-7000 Monday • General Obligation Bond...

 

Reporter's notebook - Courthouse dog, Kasey, in training

CLOVIS — Kasey is a 15-month old golden retriever being groomed to one day work for the 9th Judicial District. But he has a little bit of schooling and growing up to do first. “He’s still relatively a puppy,” District Attorney Andrea Reeb...

 

Pages past - Feb. 11

On this date ... 1973: Construction was almost complete on Eastern New Mexico University’s new asphalt track, with the first track meet scheduled for March 3 at the $100,000 facility. Bill Silverberg, head track and cross country coach for the...

 

5 things to know about ... last week

1. A Portales man was sentenced to 44 years in prison, but continued to claim he was innocent of the rape charges a jury said he committed. Roy Brown, 28, said he felt bad for the woman who had been attacked, but “I can’t sit here and say I’m...

 

Taxpayers need transparency from lawmakers

While this year’s legislative session is focused primarily on budget matters, there are a handful of transparency measures that lawmakers are grappling with that could expand — or restrict — the information available to the public. And that...

 

Devil makes another appearance

I have been good for several weeks, but the devil in me is back. Here are the front and inside of my 2018 original Valentine’s Day cards. • “I believe in Destiny — You met her at the mall...

 

Ladder's looking like a good idea

If you told me New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would throw for 500 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday’s Super Bowl, I’d have told you to clear some space for a sixth Lombardi Trophy in Foxboro, Massachusetts. If... Full story

 

Marty Shaeffer soared as Clovis grew

Earl Martin Shaeffer, known to most as "Marty," left a legacy in Clovis — and around the nation. Shaeffer, who died Jan. 26 in Phoenix after a short illness at age 86, came to Clovis from Silver...

 

Our People: Living with purpose

Alicia Roberts has lived in Clovis all of her life. She graduated from Clovis High School in 2009, then attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated with a master's degree in speech language...

 

Flu mask provides added perk

When I turned toward the noise it was a big guy in a mask and he didn’t look happy. Fortunately he didn’t have a knife or gun on him so I queried him as to his identity. When I asked he quickly...

 

Guys, follow these tips for Valentine's Day attire

As we all know, Valentine’s Day is only three days away. Everyone must be busy making plans for the special day. If you have not planned yet, then don’t waste time because your plans dictate what...

 

See how to make fizzy bath bombs

Information on making foods for fundraisers, making homemade soap and bath bombs, and using Tulip fabric markers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m....

 

School menus - Feb. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, seasonal fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — BBQ shredded pork on a bun, baked fries, veggie...

 

ENMU softball takes two at St. Mary's Classic

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's softball team found just enough offense Saturday in San Antonio to top .500 for the first time in its early season. Designated hitter Elena...

 

Greyhounds baseball team improves to 7-2

ATLANTA — The Eastern New Mexico baseball team wound up playing a Friday triple-header, thanks to a slight schedule reshuffling in anticipation of bad weather later in the weekend. And, the end of...

 

Texico teams clinch top spots in 5-3A

SANTA ROSA — Though it’s closing in on the Texico Wolverines, the District 5-3A tournament isn’t as far away as they’d think. But both teams know where they’ll be in two weekends — at home, hosting the district championships. They earned...

 

Non-varsity update: CHSFA girls finish 23-0

The Clovis High School Freshman Academy team topped Artesia Feb. 3 to claim the Border Conference championship, and finish off a perfect season. The team, coached by Keith Durham, ended the season...

 

Elida takes two from Clovis Christian

CLOVIS — It was the one that almost got away. That's what Elida boys basketball players and coaches were thinking as they left Clovis Christian's home gym on Saturday night. The Tigers had built up...

 

Clovis pulls away early, tops Santa Fe 44-26

CLOVIS — No, it wasn't the Clovis High girls' basketball team's most picturesque victory. But then, any district win in February can be considered a masterpiece. Though too often during Saturday...

 

Santa Fe races past Clovis boys behind 3-point barrage

SANTA FE — Twelve was Santa Fe's lucky number on Saturday night, as the Demons knocked down 12 3s to defeat Clovis, 72-50, in a 6A-District 2 boys basketball showdown. Ten different Demons scored...

 

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