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Articles from the February 22, 2017 edition

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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,...

 

Curry commission appoints clerk replacement

The unexpected death of Jo Lynn Queener put Annie Hogland in charge of the Curry County Clerk's office. The Curry County Commision decided to keep her there. Hogland, who assumed duties when Queener...

 

Fullerton hired as Clovis' head football coach

CLOVIS — A year ago, Cal Fullerton interviewed for a coaching job at Cleveland High School and started looking at houses in Rio Rancho. There was just one problem. "It didn't feel like home."...

 

Curry officials approve Medicaid resolution

Curry County officials said Tuesday they want to send a clear message to legislators in Santa Fe with regard to counties being mandated to help fund the state's Medicaid program. Commissioners voted...

 

Water meetings should be open to public scrutiny

Raise the red flags. Our government is preparing to hold secret meetings to talk about our most precious resource — water. The pump is primed for untold back-room agreements that may or may not benefit taxpayers. We’re told public officials have...

 

Chaos is a sign of accomplishment

Most of the political left, following the lead of the mainstream national media, is focusing on what they characterize as President Trump’s incompetence and the chaos that surrounds his... Full story

 

Bill could raise price of prepaid calling plans

A bill set for introduction in the New Mexico House of Representatives could make prepaid calling plans a few cents more expensive. Senate Bill 46, which passed the Senate 38-4, would add charges to both prepaid wireless plans and voice over...

 

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission

The following were actions taken at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Commissioners approved accounts payable and payroll from Jan. 1-Jan. 31. Payroll totaled $167,551,...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 22

Today • Teen game day — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Game: Xbox One freeplay. Information: 575-356-3940 • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime —...

 

Curry customers briefly lose power

CLOVIS — More than 2,500 south Curry County residents lost power for about 50 minutes Tuesday afternoon due to a transformer issue near the Southwest Cheese plant. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said outages were reported around 3:53 p.m., and...

 

Man gets two years on drug charges

PORTALES — A Roosevelt County man connected to a large-scale drug bust in April was given two years in prison at a plea conference at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Miguel Flores, 39, who was arrested on three counts of trafficking...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 22

Today • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Community Services Center public forum — 1:15 p.m. at senior services meal site, 1100 Community Way, Portales. The forum is to gather information on...

 

Heinrich staff to hold office hours

Staff for Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, will hold mobile office hours from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Curry County Administrative Complex at 417 Gidding St. (parking lot/entrance on 400 block of Axtell Street). Topics staff will handle...

 

Pages past - Feb. 22

On this date ... 1997: U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-New Mexico, spent time in Clovis, Portales and Cannon Air Force Base, talking about prospects for a balanced budget and getting along with Democrats....

 

Trump objections to media valid

The conflict between President Trump and the media once again came into public view during a press conference last week. Whether you agree with the president or not, you have to admit he has a valid...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 22

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 4:27 p.m.: Narcotics in progress, 700 block East Brazos Street, report taken • 4:57 p.m.: Fire rural, New Mexico 206/New Mexico 114 • 5:02 p.m.: Ambulance requ...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 22

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 4:27 a.m.: Unlawful taking of motor vehicle, 900 block of Mora Street • 6:24 a.m.: Burglary, 1300 block of...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

Boys District 2-6A tournament Sandia 55, Clovis 50 Sandia (11-14) — Mekhi Huynh 3, Jude Tapia 5, Santiago Aguilar 9, Tanner Sloan 8, Jonah Callahan 21, Elijah Ferguson 2, Bobby Tapia 7. Totals 18 13-17 55. Clovis (12-15) — Brandon Romero 16,...

 

Lubbock Christian leaves ENMU with sweep

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team carried a five-game winning streak, albeit against two winless in-state foes, into Tuesday’s doubleheader against Lubbock Christian at Greyhound Softball Field. ENMU held its own for...

 

Clovis girls stay alive with win at Santa Fe

SANTA FE — Sometimes you can live by the 3-pointer, and other times you can die by it. Santa Fe High’s girls were “on fire” early, Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed said, but when they cooled off the Lady Wildcats took over and pulled out a 5...

 

Portales routs Ruidoso in 4-4A tourney opener

PORTALES — Even with a rough first half, the Portales girls basketball team managed to pull things together and put Ruidoso away for good, winning its first round of 4-4A tournament play Tuesday...

 

Matadors top Clovis

CLOVIS — One thing seems evident — the Clovis High and Sandia boys basketball teams are pretty evenly matched. The Wildcats pulled out a pair of tight ones late in the two regular-season...

 

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