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Articles from the April 12, 2017 edition

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 By Alisa Boswell    News    April 12, 2017

Natural Chem officials chat up Portales business leaders

PORTALES — Officials from Natural Chem visited Portales last week to tell local business leaders they will not regret doing business with the Houston-based renewable energy company. The company...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 12, 2017

Committee approves conservation billboard

CLOVIS — The Water Policy Advisory Committee approved a 40-foot billboard promoting water conservation in Clovis at their regular meeting Tuesday morning. The new signage is part of the committee's continued effort to urge water economy at the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 12, 2017

Two arrested in connection with homicide

CLOVIS — Two persons sought since March for their connection to a homicide last year were arrested out of town and charged this week. Kimberly Moore, 35, of Clovis, and Dominic Carver, 25, of Dona Ana, are both in custody at Lincoln County...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 12, 2017

Be careful, so the cows can come home

ST. VRAIN — Most of the cows have names. Mocha is the color of chocolate coffee. Cake likes to eat cattle cake. Cheetos will take Cheetos from your hand through the fence. The Young family’s cows...

 

Portales assistant superintendent of instruction appointed

PORTALES — At Monday evening’s Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Johnnie Cain announced the appointment of Henry Montano as the new assistant superintendent of instruction, effective in the 2017-2018 school...

 

Political fights could impact Senate negatively

As messy as the political battle got — GOP transgression, Democrat retaliation, an unprecedented partisan filibuster and, finally, the “nuclear option” — the U.S. Supreme Court has a highly qualified new justice on its bench. Unfortunately, t...

 

Job fair set for Thursday

The Clovis Civic Center will play host Thursday to the Eastern New Mexico Spring Job Fair. The event, set for 3 p.m.-7 p.m., is sponsored by Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Raymond Mondragon, EPCOG’s economic development director, said the...

 

Road viewer committees to meet

PORTALES — According to a Roosevelt County public announcement, an appointed road viewer committee will meet at 9 a.m. April 19 in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse to view one mile of South Roosevelt Road O between SRR 15 and...

 

Roosevelt road work to last into May

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Road Department will be working on South Roosevelt Road 12 between South Roosevelt Road P and New Mexico 206 from today to May 3. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternative routes and will be asked to slow down...

 

Easter services

The following Holy Week services are scheduled in the area: St. James Episcopal Church, Clovis 575-763-4638 Thursday • Maundy Thursday service — 6 p.m. Friday • Good Friday service — 6 p.m. Saturday • Great Easter Vigil — 7 p.m. Sunday...

 

Property rights abused, misunderstood

Property rights is a pillar of civilization — a pillar that is crumbling from neglect, abuse, and misunderstanding. As long as your use of your property doesn’t damage other people or their...

 

Events calendar - April 12

Today • Rural Development single family housing workshop — 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at ENMU, Room COB 113 in the College of Business. Please, RSVP. Information: 575-622-8745 ext. 4. • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information:...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    April 12, 2017

Nuclear option out if they play nice

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to trigger a partial nuclear option in 2013. He said the unprecedented move was necessary to fix a broken system. While Republicans bemoaned the fact that Rei...

 

Meetings calendar - April 12

Today • Clovis Community College Board — 8 a.m. at CCC, room 512. Information: 575-769-4001 • EPCOG Board — 10 a.m. at EPCOG offices, 418 Main Street, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Thursday • CHS Class of 1978 reunion meeting — Noon...

 

Pages past - April 12

On this date ... 1992: Clovis police were preparing to institute a bicycle patrol. The program was designed "to put our officers in the community," Capt. Bill Carey said. "We want one-on-one contact...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

New Mexico report This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may...

 

Clovis police blotter - April 12

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry county sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 12:12 a.m.: Contempt of court, 800 block of Mitchell Street • 8:04 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 2000 block of Cha...

 

Portales police blotter - April 12

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 10:43 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 1100 block North Abilene Avenue • 11:03 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 100 block East Seventh Street • 1:07...

 

PREP GOLF: Storm dominates in Roswell meet

ROSWELL — When it comes to Class 6A golf this year, it may be a case of there’s Rio Rancho Cleveland and then everybody else. That’s the way it looked, anyway, in Tuesday’s Coyote Classic, hosted by Roswell High at Spring River Golf Course....

 

Lady Cats' rally falls short in Game 2 loss to Eldorado

CLOVIS — One of these days, coach Brandi Thomas figures, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats are going to break through. The Lady Wildcats left just enough runners on base to stay winless for the season,...

 

PHS tennis squads sweep Ruidoso

PORTALES — The Portales High's tennis teams cruised to victory on Tuesday over District 4/1-4A foe Ruidoso at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center, with both PHS squads winning 6-0. The match was a...

 

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