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Articles from the March 29, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    March 29, 2017

High Plains Motor Speedway in need of funds

CLOVIS — High Plains Motor Speedway organizers say the needs at the facility are lapping available funding. The city’s parks, recreation and beautification committee discussed how to meet the speedway’s needs during its Monday evening meeting....

 

Events calendar - March 29

Today • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: ABCs and 123s. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at...

 

Salesman accused in sex assault due in court

CLOVIS — An Albuquerque vacuum cleaner salesman accused of criminal sexual penetration is due in magistrate court at 9 a.m. Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Brandon Barron, 27, is accused of assaulting a 51-year-old Clovis woman on March 15 afte...

 

Meetings calendar - March 29

Today • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Roosevelt County Road Viewer Committee — 1 p.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse, Commission Room. Roads slated for viewing are SRR O and SRR 16 1/2....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 29, 2017

Officials: Industrial park not forgotten

PORTALES — Although the Portales Industrial Park has been placed on the back burner for the time being, it has by no means been forgotten, according to local economic development officials. After...

 

Local lawmakers: Session a productive one

Eastern New Mexico legislators said the 2017 legislative session was a fairly productive one, though some noted the state's fiscal year 2018 budget will likely be rejected by Governor Susana...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 29, 2017

Four years later, bank robbery unsolved

CLOVIS — Tuesday marked the 4-year anniversary of a bank robbery in Clovis that remains unresolved. The FBI offers a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. The suspect wore a green hooded sweatshirt,...

 

Dora senior profiles

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Aaron Goodwin plans on attending Clovis Community College for welding. He participated in Future Farmers of America in high school. What makes you...

 

County road to receive upgrade

CLOVIS — Curry County will work on a stretch of Curry Road N over the next few weeks, and advise motorists seek alternate routes, according to a release from the county. From now till April 21, the stretch down Curry Road N between State Road 245...

 

Curry Road I reconstruction begins

CLOVIS — Reconstruction of Curry Road I will begin today with the project expected to last two weeks, according to a release from the city of Clovis. The stretch of Curry Road I — the north extension of Norris Street — falls between Curry...

 

Checkpoints coming in April

New Mexico State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and registration, insurance and drivers' license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of April, according to a press release. “This is the biggest...

 

Chamber to hold free luncheon

PORTALES — The next Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is offering its quarterly luncheon for free Thursday, according to a chamber announcement. The event will be held at noon in the Sandia Room of Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union...

 

Pages past - March 29

On this date ... 1987: Diane Johnson Leland, a graduate student at Eastern New Mexico University, was scheduled to present a violin recital on the ENMU campus. She'd been playing the violin since she...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing 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 differ, as stream, lak...

 

Portales police blotter - March 29

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 1:57 p.m.: Breaking and entering, 1000 block West 18th Street • 2:48 p.m.: Public affray in progress, 500 block South Main Street • 4:15 p.m.: Motor vehicle...

 

Cats tuneup for district with rout

LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s baseball team is ready to step into District 2-6A play. The Wildcats played their final non-district contest on Tuesday and improved to 11-5 for the season with a 10-0 win over Lovington. Junior Jace Piepkorn pitched...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 29, 2017

Rams top Roswell in doubleheader

PORTALES — The Portales High baseball team continued its winning ways on Tuesday, carrying the success the Rams had over the weekend on to a 3-2, eight-inning win over Roswell High in the opener of...

 

Portales girls pull out 5-4 win

PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams had to sweat one out on Tuesday, but in the end it was worth it. Freshman Kinsey Bilberry rallied for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win over Artesia senior Nicole Marquez at No....

 

ENMU athletes honored

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has named juniors Andre Hughes and Mikaehla Connor the men’s and women’s academic athletes of the year for the 2016-17 season. “Both Mikaehla and Andre are fine representatives of this honor,” ENMU...

 

Roswell High sweeps Lady Cats

CLOVIS — That elusive first victory is still to come for the young Clovis High softball team. The Lady Wildcats hung with Roswell High for a couple of innings on Tuesday at Lady Wildcat Field before...

 

Here's hoping branching out brings innovators

The New Mexico Department of Tourism is on the move, not just promoting the state’s natural beauty and many attractions, but also highlighting the potential for entrepreneurs to consider the state as a great place to locate a business. In...

 

All 'shoulds' flow from short list

Almost everyone seems to have opinions about what you and I should or should not do. Most are willing to impose their opinions through laws, which they are willing to have enforced with violence....

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    March 29, 2017

Congress not best at finding truth

U.S. Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Nunes is also a member of President Trump’s transition team. This latter point is of...

 

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