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Articles from the April 13, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 13, 2017

Martinez: Legislators 'wasted 58 days'

CLOVIS — Gov. Susana Martinez came to Clovis on Wednesday afternoon to discuss her recent veto of a $350 million tax increase proposed by the state Legislature at the end of their session last...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    April 13, 2017

Jeff Elwell named ENMU president

PORTALES — Jeff Elwell of Tennessee was named the new president of Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday afternoon after several days of closed Board of Regents sessions and visits from the fou...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 13, 2017

Cold case trial pushed back

CLOVIS — The cold-case trial for William Hadix is on the backburner again. It’s likely to be at least another six months before Hadix, 69, will face charges for the 2003 death of Jessie Clyde “J.C.” Tucker. “There will be no trial today,...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    April 13, 2017

CCC raising tuition rates

CLOVIS — Tuition rates are going up for the first time in five years at Clovis Community College, school President Becky Rowley said Wednesday. CCC’s board of trustees on Wednesday morning voted unanimously to increase in-state tuition from $39...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    April 13, 2017

Sex assault forum held at ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University emphasized to its students Monday night that they can always come to them with any problem. The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General visited the campus...

 

Resource day on way for veterans

PORTALES — Organizers of a May event hope to find veterans assistance they need, even if the veterans aren’t sure if they’re eligible for it. The Veteran Resource Day event will take place 10 a.m. May 2 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom on...

 

Police seek information on shooting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is seeking information on a shooting late Wednesday morning near the 300 block of Thornton Street. According to a press release, officers responded to a report of a lone gun shot at the location, but found no...

 

Fire burns through Melrose business

MELROSE — A fire burned through a Melrose business Monday morning and while the fire was contained in under two hours, local crews were still working at the scene into the late afternoon. The fire...

 

Teacher uses love of literacy to coach kids

Editor's note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. After moving from the classroom to a more intimate setting where she works with small groups of students, Brown Early...

 

Education digest - April 13

Pair of Clovis High choirs medal CLOVIS — A pair of Clovis High School choirs medaled during the New Mexico Activities Association state choir contest, held Friday and Saturday at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. The school’s women’s...

 

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments board of directors met Wednesday morning at the EPCOG office at 418 Main Street in Clovis. The board met for two hours. The following took place during the meeting: • Clyde Hudson of USDA Rural Development...

 

Dora school news - April 13

Track • Today – Junior High meet in Tucumcari • Tuesday – Junior High meet in Ft. Sumner Baseball • Friday – Dora Varsity will have a double header against Grady in Dora, 2 p.m. • Monday – Varsity and Junior Varsity will play in...

 

Events calendar - April 13

Today • Preschool story hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Theme: E is for Easter eggs. Wear play clothes. We will decorate eggs. Information: 575-769-7840 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18....

 

'Beak lab' makes learning a good time

Darren Williams, seventh-grade life science teacher at Marshall Middle School, recently conducted a unique lab as a culminating activity for a unit he’d taught. Inviting me to come observe...

 

Meetings calendar - April 13

Thursday • CHS Class of 1978 reunion meeting — Noon at Workforce Connections, Clovis. Information: 806-437-0603 Tuesday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County...

 

'The Living Last Supper' a learning experience

Vern Witten says he didn't select the part of Simon the Zealot when First United Methodist Church of Portales first performed "The Living Last Supper" in 1998 in the sanctuary of the old church....

 

Pages past - April 13

On this date ... 1972: A 22-month-old girl died in a tent fire in a Tucumcari campground. Christine Bennett's 11-month-old brother and their parents suffered first- and second-degree burns and were ho...

 

Clovis police blotter - April 13

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 1:06 a.m.: Failure to comply with conditions of release, Ninth/Prince • 7:09 a.m.: Larceny, 1100 block of...

 

Portales police blotter - April 13

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 10:08 a.m.: Threats report, 1500 block West 18th Street • 2:57 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block South Avenue C • 3:12 p.m.: Trespass report, 1000 block...

 

Pullum joins Greyhounds

PORTALES — Devin Pullum is going from one Segler to another. Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Tres Segler received a letter-of-intent from Little Elm High School in Texas. The 6-foot, 170-pound point guard played his high...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    April 13, 2017

Cats eye win in own Relays

CLOVIS — With defending champion Rio Rancho Cleveland not returning, Clovis High boys track coach Darren Kelley hopes this is his team's year to win the Wildcat Relays. The annual meet is scheduled...

 

Lady Rams' Hale takes tourney title

PORTALES — Portales junior Janae Hale is showing she’s ready for a breakout season. Hale captured her third individual medalist title of the spring on Thursday with a 39-37 — 76 to take honors in the Lovington Invite golf tournament. Hale beat...

 

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