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 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 18, 2018

Jail contract unanimously approved

CLOVIS — The Curry County Adult Detention Center project will move forward after a contract with HB Construction Inc. was unanimously approved at Tuesday's Curry County Commission meeting. The...

 

Events calendar - April 18

Today • Richard Schwartz Faculty Saxophone Recital — 7 p.m. at the ENMU Music Building. Free admission. Information: 575-562-2377 Thursday • Preschool Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • United...

 

Farwell voters to consider school improvements

FARWELL — Voters in Farwell are going to the polls to consider $9.4 million worth of improvements to school district facilities. The election is scheduled May 5. The ballot will include two separate bond questions: • Proposition A, which would...

 

Meetings calendar - April 18

Today • Emergency Preparedness Disability Awareness Workshop — 8 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City...

 

Officials vote to remove stop signs

PORTALES — After receiving concerns from residents, conducting traffic studies and debating extensively, the Roosevelt County Commission decided on Tuesday to remove stop signs from an...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 18, 2018

Civil suit against Curry set for trial next week

PORTALES — A civil lawsuit aimed at Curry County and its board of commissioners is set for trial next week in Clovis. Weston Peasnall, a former officer of the county’s Adult Detention Center, seeks more than $60,000 in damages for violation of...

 

Outage planned for part of Clovis

CLOVIS — About 1,700 Xcel Energy customers in east Clovis are expected to experience a short power outage at 10:30 tonight, according to an Xcel news release. Customers should anticipate being without power for up to 10 minutes, the release said....

 

Reporter's notebook: Award nomination

In the fight against sexual violence, Leigh Ana Eugene’s voice rings loud and clear, according to a national organization. The director of Arise Sexual Assault Services in Portales was nominated for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s...

 

Americans don't need another war

Is Syria worth dying over? No. It would be a tragedy for you to die — or to kill — over Syria, North Korea, Russia, or any other country the U.S. government is trying to goad into war. Americans d... Full story

 

Democracy will die out without freedom of press

Pop culture has turned former President Richard Nixon’s “enemies list” into the butt of jokes 45 years after the famously ruthless and paranoid president created it, in part, to monitor journalists. A new Trump administration effort to compile...

 

Pages past - April 18

On this date ... 1978: Forty Curry County women spent a day honing their mechanic skills and fine-tuning their sharpshooting in courses offered by the Curry County Extension Office. The women began th...

 

Jail logs - April 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Jiaymeta Moore, 30, battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct • Steve Perry, 24, shoplifting • Dulce Nicolas, 33, possession of marijuana • Amy Sizemore, 37,...

 

CHS baseball, softball moved to 5 p.m. Friday

CLOVIS — Due to academic testing, Clovis Municipal Schools has pushed back the start times for both its baseball and softball doubleheaders Friday against Sandia. Both of the home doubleheaders are...

 

Isler named state's top coach

ELIDA — The Elida Tigers received national recognition Tuesday from USA Today High School Sports, with Jaden Isler named New Mexico's girls basketball coach of the year. Isler, 28, was credited for... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 18, 2018

Rams garner softball sweep

PORTALES — A season-high four-game winning streak, all in 4A-District 4 action, has the Rams softball team heading in the right direction, as the season begins to wind down. Portales won its...

 

Portales, NMMI pull tennis split

PORTALES — Be a little better today than you were yesterday. The Portales High tennis teams took that to heart Tuesday, with their second battle in just four days with district-rival New Mexico...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 18, 2018

Texico rallies to top Rams

TEXICO — The rock band Kansas famously sang "Dust in the Wind," which would've been a good theme song for Tuesday's Portales-Texico baseball game. There was certainly plenty of dust and wind...

 

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