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Articles from the April 4, 2018 edition

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 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    April 4, 2018

Residents remember the day King died

Fifty years ago today, James Earl Ray assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. The slaying inspired Americans black and white to take up the civil rights leader’s fight, which they continue today. Joyce Pollard of Clovis... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 4, 2018

Curry commissioners review jail plans

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission reviewed plans for the upcoming addition and renovation to the Adult Detention Center and approved several cost-saving measures related to the project at...

 

Disaster assistance list announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced a list of New Mexico counties, including Roosevelt, in which agriculture producers can apply for natural disaster assistance. A press release by the USDA lists 12 “primary natural disaster...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    April 4, 2018

Americans need more Robin Hoods

The middle of April is approaching fast; the time of the year when I hear a lot about taxes. Mention of taxes brings Robin Hood to my mind. I don’t think of him with the more recent spin that has...

 

Events calendar - April 4

Today • Quay County Weed Management Workshop — 8 a.m. to noon at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66, Tucumcari. The free program will include workshops on weed management in alfalfa and sorghum. Attendees must RSVP before March...

 

Time internet giants rethink data sharing

It’s easy to forget how young the Silicon Valley companies that dominate so much of our lives really are. One need be only a freshman in high school to have been born in a time before Facebook existed. And a baby delivered on the day Google was...

 

Meetings calendar - April 4

Today • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 • Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing — 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St.,...

 

Pages past - April 4

On this date ... 1968: News of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee, spread across the nation, sparking riots in dozens of cities. King was in Memphis to attend a rally...

 

Jail logs - April 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Adam Solano, 31, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Diego Romero, 24, probation violation • Jonathan Taylor, 50,...

 

Greyhounds announce 2018 football slate

PORTALES — There’s plenty of toughness and turning back the clock in Eastern New Mexico University’s 2018 football schedule. The 11-game slate, announced Tuesday by second-year Greyhound coach Kelley Lee, features a tough slate just within...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 4, 2018

Elida's Ferguson signs with Western Texas JC

ELIDA — She wouldn't let this one get away. After coming up short in her quest to win a fourth consecutive 1A volleyball title last fall, Elida's Lacy Ferguson, along with her Tiger teammates,... Full story

 

Prep tennis: Mesilla Valley edges Portales girls

ROSWELL — Most tennis teams aren’t going to run the table in dual matches, so there’s no shame in absorbing a loss. Still, Portales’ 5-4 loss to Mesilla Valley in Roswell on Tuesday stung at coach Ann-Marie Bucksath a bit. It was a loss,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 4, 2018

Rams blank Lovington

PORTALES — A trio of first inning runs is all that starting pitcher Josiah Lucero and his Rams needed in a 6-0 shutout victory over Lovington baseball on Tuesday. Lucero went the distance, striking...

 

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