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Articles from the March 2, 2017 edition

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 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 2, 2017

Residents suffer tumbleweed takeover

CLOVIS — Over Sheresa and Chip Lea's 15 years in Clovis, it wasn't a shock to find a few tumbleweeds caught on the property after a wind storm. Tuesday's wind storm was a slightly bigger problem....

 

Events calendar - March 2

Today • Read Across America — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Dr. Seuss’ birthday party. Information: 575-356-3940 • Pre-K story hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Swanee Singers & Jazz...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 2, 2017

Stomp dance group passing on culture

PORTALES — Dance can be a conduit through which performers release all of their energy. But for two Eastern New Mexico University students, the art form is also a vessel in which they share their...

 

Meetings calendar - March 2

Today • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 at north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at courthouse, Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Portales...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 2, 2017

Attorney wants to suppress ID in rape trial

PORTALES — An Albuquerque public defender wants to suppress an alleged rape victim’s identification of his client due to lack of reliable methods for identifying a suspect. However, District Attorney Andrea Reeb claims there is plenty of...

 

Clovis to look at ordinance to adopt gross receipts tax

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will take a first look Thursday at an ordinance to adopt a gross receipts tax to partially offset “hold harmless” losses. A one-eighth of 1 percent increase would take effect July 1 if adopted before the end...

 

Clovis man sentenced to 11 years

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for charges connected to a stabbing and high-speed chase last April, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Robert M. Sena, 28, must serve at least 85 percent of the...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 2, 2017

Melrose students to attend leadership conference

MELROSE — A group of Melrose Municipal Schools students have qualified to attend the 2017 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando. School officials said Zach Perkins, Ethan Wright, Hannah Wofford, Mackenzie...

 

CCC board members weigh in on legislative session

Count Clovis Community College among the entities taking a keen interest in the current legislative session in Santa Fe. A pair of pending pieces of legislation were discussed during Wednesday’s board of trustees meeting — including a bill...

 

Elementary teacher drawn to helping students find own worth

Each young person that comes through Lindsey Steiner Elementary School fifth grade teacher Danna Smith's classroom is full of potential in her eyes. Smith, who has been teaching in Portales for 18 yea...

 

ENMU briefs - March 2

Retired professor publishes ‘weird’ short story collection Dragonfly Press has published a group of short stories by Dr. Antony Oldknow, who retired in 2012 from Eastern New Mexico University as an English professor. The 187-page book is titled...

 

Pages past - March 2

On this date ... 1992: Clovis Solid Waste Coordinator Elizabeth Thomas was preparing for the city's second Environmental Awareness Fair. "The purpose ... is to educate the public on different aspects...

 

Clovis police blotter - March 2

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 8:32 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 1000 block of North Main Street • 8:55 a.m.: Leaving...

 

Portales police blotter - March 2

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 3:25 p.m.: Larceny, 1100 block North Avenue B, assistance given • 4:00 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1200 block West Lime Street • 4:10 p.m.: Motor vehicle...

 

CHS students reaching out

For years, the Lincoln-Jackson Family Center Community Outreach Program has been active in providing many services. During the day, early intervention pre-school is the focus. Also based at LJFC are o...

 

Today marks Read Across America's 20th

As the only girl in my family, I had a room all to myself growing up, as well as the luxury of a double bed. That meant that come nighttime, mine was the logical gathering place for my brothers and me...

 

ENMU claims sweep over Cowgirls

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Different city, same result. Senior shortstop Susannah Chandler had a big doubleheader at the plate, and the visiting Greyhounds only trailed for two innings in a 9-7, 9-6 sweep Wednesday at New Mexico Highlands. ENMU (11-13),...

 

ENMU basketball capsule - March 2

No. 1 Eastern New Mexico (20-7) vs. No. 8 Texas A&M-Kingsville (13-13) When: 5 p.m. (MST) today. Where: Allen Events Center, Allen, Texas. Last time out:This will be the second-straight matchup for the two teams. With both teams locked in their respe...

 

Top dog: Prock named LSC coach of the year

ALLEN, Texas - When the Eastern New Mexico University women hit the court today against Texas A&M-Kingsville, they'll do it with the Lone Star Conference's coach of the year on the sidelines. Josh Pro...

 

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