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Articles from the May 10, 2017 edition

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Worst weather misses populated areas

CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico saw plenty in the way of warnings, and some residents reported damage, but it appeared early Tuesday evening the area had escaped tornadoes in its most populated areas. A tornado watch from the National Weather Service w...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 10, 2017

Suspect in narcotics tampering resigned early in investigation

CLOVIS — Almost 200 containers of narcotics intended for use on Clovis ambulances may have been tampered with last month, according to court records filed Friday. Records show a suspect in the tampering resigned after the investigation began....

 

Events calendar - May 10

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: Hugs to Mom. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 3-18. Activity: Xbox One free play. Information: 575-356-3940...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 10, 2017

Bark for Life set for Saturday

CLOVIS - For the fifth year, Saturday's going to the dogs. Clovis' fifth Annual "Bark for Life" is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Bark for Life is a Cannon Air Force Base...

 

Meetings calendar - May 10

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales MainStreet Board — 5:30 p.m. at the Yam Theatre. Information: 575-226-3783 Thursday • Commission on Older Adults Ad Hoc Committee...

 

Plea details released in homicide

PORTALES — Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced Tuesday that David Smith of Portales has agreed to a plea agreement for second-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping. According to the plea deal, Smith, 42, will be sentenced...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    May 10, 2017

Quay scientist works to repel mosquitoes

TUCUMCARI - Because mosquitoes have built-in chemical analysis labs and a local scientist has been working in fuel cell technology, Quay County can now play a role in helping South Pacific islanders...

 

Soda tax won't deter obesity, sugar habits

Santa Fe voters turned out in record numbers last week and soundly defeated a proposed 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary soft drinks that Mayor Javier Gonzales hoped would put an extra 1,000 kids in pre-kindergarten classes for free or at cut-rate...

 

Suspect arrested after foot chase

CLOVIS — A suspect wanted on warrant was arrested and a city police officer was hospitalized following a foot chase Tuesday morning. John Lamas, 37, is accused of fleeing from responding officers near 14th and Edwards streets shortly after 10:51...

 

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...

 

Cannon recognized for heritage preservation

SANTA FE — The state Cultural Properties Review Committee will recognize 13 exemplary contributions to preserving New Mexico’s cultural heritage by honoring 21 individuals and organizations at its 45th annual Heritage Preservation Awards...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 10, 2017

Social justice warriors short-sighted

Democrats have long campaigned for public office on the divisive issue of group victimhood. There is no doubt that the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president was a historic...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 10, 2017

Portales cheer team recognized

PORTALES — The Portales school board recognized its cheerleading team for its continued program success at Monday’s meeting for being named state runner-up in the Class 4A all-girl division. The team placed second to Taos High School out of 10...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 10, 2017

Government shouldn't be in medicine

It’s 2017, ObamaCare is morphing into TrumpCare, and it’s still not about “care.” Instead, it’s about government controlling a huge segment of the economy, taking away choice, and robbing...

 

County boards seeking applicants

CLOVIS — Curry County is seeking applicants for a vacancy on its investment committee and four vacancies on its protest valuation board. The investment committee, which meet quarterly, provides recommendations to the Curry County treasurer and...

 

Clovis committee seeking applicants

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is accepting applicants to serve on the public works committee. The vacancy is open to Clovis citizens who reside in District 3. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at city hall, and...

 

CPD to conduct checkpoints

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department will conduct sobriety checkpoints within city limits May 20 and 26, according to a CPD release. Officers at the checkpoint will specifically target drunk and drug-impaired drivers, but note, they will also...

 

Pages past - May 10

On this date ... 1982: Orpheon, Men of Song were scheduled to present their fourth annual spring concert at KWKA Theatre, 205 Main St., in Clovis. The organization featured "business and professional...

 

Portales police blotter - May 10

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 3:28 p.m.: Rural fire, mile marker 385 on U.S. 70 • 3:56 p.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block East Second Street • 9:17 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block South...

 

Clovis police blotter - May 10

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 8:57 a.m.: Possession of marijuana, Axtell and 8th streets • 9:48 a.m.: Criminal damage upt o $1000, 1500 block...

 

STATE BASEBALL, SOFTBALL: Lady Rams begin title bid in 4A

PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams have reached the state softball finals three times under Robbie Crowley, the only coach in the program’s 19-year history. Crowley said she feels pretty good about where her squad is with the third seed in this ye...

 

STATE GOLF: Rams post share of 1-4A title

FARMINGTON — Portales High’s boys didn’t get the chance to play for a state Class 1-4A golf title on Tuesday. Instead, the Rams will settle for a co-championship, the first one in the sport in school history. Hail and heavy rain in the Farmingt...

 

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