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Articles from the February 28, 2018 edition

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Candidates square off in radio forum

CLOVIS — Justin Hummer said he plans to retire from the military in the next three years and appreciates Clovis’ “small town feel” with a few bigger city amenities. He said he hopes to contribute to developing Clovis’ industry and...

 

Local concerned about school bus stop traffic

PORTALES — City officials are monitoring a Portales school bus stop, based on claims that traffic in the area poses a danger to children. Portales resident Kellie Court said she has seen children nearly hit by oncoming traffic as they attempt to...

 

Food bank giving out potatoes

CLOVIS — Free 50-pound bags of potatoes will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, 2217 Brady St., according to a press release from the...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 28

Today • Tiny Tots Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Pet Parade.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween Programs — 4:30...

 

One hurt, one killed in rollover

TEXICO — One person was killed and another injured in what authorities described as a single-vehicle rollover crash Monday evening south of the Texico cemetery. Danielle Calleros, 17, of Clovis was driving a 1997 Mazda convertible-coupe eastbound...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 28

Thursday • Local Emergency Planning Committee Community Awareness Committee — Noon in the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in the north annex of...

 

Reporter's notebook: Seuss-inspired activities

PORTALES — Those attending Dr. Seuss’ birthday party at the Portales Public Library on Friday won’t be able to eat green eggs and ham, but they’ll be able to ... flip them? The “green eggs and ham flip,” along with the “fox in socks...

 

Common sense gun deregulation needed

It’s time to take a hard look at America’s gun laws. In fact, it’s over a century past due. How many more innocent lives will be snuffed out before people demand change? Before they demand...

 

Armed educators not the answer to school safety

We must arm our teachers. We’ll have to train them, of course. And they’ll need to be paid extra ... ... is the dumbest idea yet for making our schools safer. There are no easy answers for preventing more Columbines, Sandy Hooks, Parklands, etc....

 

Pages past - Feb. 28

On this date ... 1988: Clovis music educators were kicking off the 10th annual celebration of Music in Our Schools with the theme, "America Takes Note," which also paid homage to the 150th...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday through Tuesday: Clovis • Hayden Houston, 19, failure to appear • Mary Gutierrez, 51, failure to appear • Tevyn Driever, 21, probation violation • Salvador Juarez, 41, failure to...

 

Officials talk early ideas for alternative school

CLOVIS — Changing times mean time for change. At Tuesday’s Clovis school board meeting, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Joe Strickland presented the idea of the district introducing an alternative school for students with behavioral or...

 

Eastern's Burke making noise with bat

PORTALES — Shy and introverted off the field, Eastern New Mexico's Erikka Burke tends to play loudly on it. The 5-foot-6 senior first baseman for the Greyhound softball team is just four home runs a...

 

ENMU track team jumps to No. 14

PORTALES — Last week, Eastern New Mexico University's men's indoor track and field team set a new school record for national ranking, with the No. 22 spot in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross...

 

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