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Articles from the March 15, 2017 edition

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Three Cannon airmen killed in crash

CLOVIS — Three airmen assigned to Cannon Air Force Base were killed when their U-28A aircraft crashed south of the Clovis Municipal Airport about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. All were part of... Full story

 

Trials delayed in felony cases

CLOVIS — A pair of felony cases, one a vehicular homicide charge, had trials delayed during morning hearings presided over by District Judge Drew Tatum. Flor Garcia, 22, of Clovis, was scheduled to go to trial March 21 in connection to a July 11, 2...

 

Trout derby kicking off March 25

Local anglers of all stripes will have the chance to win big while helping a local entity at an upcoming fishing event. The eighth annual Spring Trout Derby, held March 25 at Oasis State Park, brings...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 15, 2017

Departments report in at quarterly luncheon

CLOVIS — The Clovis Civic Center hosted a gathering of city and county officials for the quarterly gathering of department leaders. Of particular interest was the intent of the New Mexico Legislature concerning the City of Clovis and Curry County....

 

Pages past - March 15

On this date ... 1992: A survey conducted by Clovis Community College found that 86 percent of city residents considered Clovis a "good" or "excellent" place to live. Nearly 1,000 people responded to...

 

Clovis police blotter - March 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 1:29 a.m.: Possession of drug paraphernalia, 1300 block of West 15th Street • 2:47 a.m.: Failure to appear (misd...

 

Portales police blotter - March 15

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 12:30 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 2800 block South Roosevelt Road U • 1:24 p.m.: Fire rural, mile marker five on New Mexico 202 • 2:37 p.m.: Ambulance...

 

Events calendar - March 15

Today • Quilters Tuesday — 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Iron travel mat, caddie. Registration required. Information: 575-763-9687 • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at ENMRSH, Clovis. Information: 575-625-9743 ext. 2100...

 

Meetings calendar - March 15

Today • Chamber Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. at the Clovis chamber. Information: 575-763-3435 • Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Civic Center Policy Committee — 2 p.m. at...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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, lake...

 

Government web of socialist programs

Frequently, people see a problem and demand government step in to solve it, without noticing government is the cause of the problem in the first place. Adding more government to a problem is like... Full story

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    March 15, 2017

Wire tapping info came from media

On Feb. 19, the New York Times published a story that began, “American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a...

 

NM legislation working to block the sunshine

It’s ironic that the state Legislature is considering several anti-open government bills during Sunshine Week. That’s the national initiative spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors to educate about the importance of open government...

 

Lady Cats drop two at Goddard

ROSWELL — Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas says her team is taking “baby steps.” The next goal is to get over the top and get a win. The Lady Wildcats fell to 0-8 on Tuesday with 10-2 and 5-3 losses to Roswell Goddard, even though they...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 15, 2017

Cats hand Rams 10-0 setback

CLOVIS — The Clovis High baseball team walked away with a with a run-rule win over Portales on Tuesday night, beating the Rams 10-0 in six innings at Bell Park. While the Wildcats improved to 6-3... Full story

 

CHS tennis squads split with Goddard

CLOVIS — Clovis High's boys won two of three super-tiebreakers and the Wildcats won Tuesday's dual against Roswell Goddard at the CHS tennis courts, Senior Roland Angadi at No. 1 singles and junior...

 

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