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Articles from the February 26, 2017 edition

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Our People: Upward bound from here

Elizabeth Acosta was born at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota and was raised there until age 11, when her family was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. She has lived in New Mexico ever...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 26, 2017

Broadview builds new fire station

BROADVIEW — Big fires mean big trucks. And big trucks meant the Broadview Fire Department had some storage issues. The department will get some relief by the end of the summer, with a new station...

 

Hats off to gamer wardens, their profession

Recently, as I fought off the urge to take a nap in the sun in between half-hearted bites on my fishing line, I wondered why I hadn’t seen a game warden. It was at a local fishing hole where lots...

 

Get your packing list ready

Spring break approaches, and if you'll be traveling somewhere, it’s never too early to start thinking about your packing list. First, you will want to jot down all of your must-haves, Your list of...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 26

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Tea With Jam and Dread by Tamar Myers challenges Magdalena Yoder with her English nobility guests at the Penn Dutch Inn when she realizes the Grimsley-Snodgrasses are by...

 

Author explains Clutternomics

Information on making a floral spider centerpiece and travel tips will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Casey...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, noon p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon...

 

School menus - Feb. 26

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Orange chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza on French bread, fresh mixed veggies w/ranch,...

 

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should

After the dust had settled from Eric Roanhaus’ resignation as Clovis High football coach, the anticipation was two-fold. The top question, of course, would be, “Who will succeed the most prolific winner in New Mexico prep football history?” Que...

 

Hamilton has no clue about press, taxpayers

Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton lashed out at our newspaper during Tuesday’s meeting with county commissioners. She’s upset we did not publish a letter the New Mexico Association of Counties sent to Gov. Susana Martinez regarding alleged...

 

Tax dollars need better tracking

The next time you’re wondering if tax dollars are always spent wisely, think about Travis Tritt. Clovis city commissioners in December voted to spend $10,000 in lodgers tax dollars to help promote...

 

Tri-fold poster boards mean one thing

Science fair projects, admittedly, were never my forte while working through elementary and middle school. I was — and continue to be to this day — a “words guy.” I knew history, mathematics,...

 

Body has 'astounding capacity' to heal itself

My book-of-the-month summary for February is “What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know” by Michael Murray, N.D. (Atria Books, 2009, 339 pages). Murray, a...

 

Q&A: Roosevelt County manager talks top issues, state cuts

Editor's note: Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton discussed several topics as part of a periodic series checking up on issues related to the county. Have county officials had any further...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 26

Today • ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ musical — 2 p.m. at the UTC Mainstage at ENMU. Tickets: $7 general, $3 students. Information: 575-562-2720 • Guest trombonist Steve Wilson — 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission: Free....

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 26

Monday • Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Clovis Chamber Ambassadors — 11:30 a.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse, Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 • Clovis...

 

ENMU celebrates Women's History Month

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University students from a variety of cultures are out to show Portales what strong women look like. Multi-Cultural Affairs at ENMU is going with the theme “Significant Women in Action,” for Women’s History...

 

Fulfilling an oath

PORTALES — The oath of the Boy Scouts of America means to perform with purpose and morals. Or, as Conquistador Council member Greg Hearn said, “to keep oneself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” There is also the Scout...

 

TexAnns notch series win over ENMU with 11-3 triumph

PORTALES — Third baseman Savannah Stech and first baseman Megan Durante both went 4-for-5, leading a 14-hit Tarleton State attack as the TexAnns thumped Eastern New Mexico University 11-3 on Saturday to take the finale of their three-game Lone...

 

Foxes, Texico Melrose notch tourney titles

FORT SUMNER — Hunter Sparks scored 17 points and had three of Fort Sumner’s nine 3-point baskets as the Foxes posted a 57-36 win over Dora in Saturday’s District 6-2A boys tournament finale. Fort Sumner (22-3) led 20-12 after a low-scoring firs...

 

Rams top Hope Christian on buzzer-beater

ALBUQUERQUE — It took three tries, but the Portales High boys basketball team finally overcame Hope Christian, beating the Huskies 59-56 on Saturday in the finals of the District 4-4A tournament. The matchup lived up to its billing, with the game...

 

Hounds' bid falls short

PORTALES — In what turned out to be a defensive showdown, the Eastern New Mexico men's basketball team fell to Texas A&M-Kingsville 53-51 in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for...

 

ENMU women drop finale

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico came into Saturday's regular-season finale hoping for a coronation. Instead, they got a power outage. Tee Moore scored 15 to lead four Javelinas in double figures, and...

 

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