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Articles from the May 17, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 17, 2017

Wind power interest picking up

CLOVIS — Wind power is picking up speed as a topic of interest for Curry County, both as an economic and environmental improvement for the area and as a new liability for local responders. In its regular meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners...

 

Events calendar - May 17

Today • Blood drive — 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, Clovis. Information: 575-625-9743 Friday • Clovis High School graduation — 6 p.m. at Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-769-4350 ext. 1006 • Blood drive — 1 p....

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 17, 2017

Roosevelt commission agrees to support wind project

The Roosevelt County Commission agreed Tuesday morning to tell the state it supports the Sagamore Wind Project. Steve Fogel, assistant general counsel with Xcel Energy, explained to commissioners that an application for the Sagamore Wind Project is...

 

Meetings calendar - May 17

Today • Chamber Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. at the Curry County Chamber. Information: 575-763-3435 • Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9485 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 17, 2017

Blackwater Draw display joining Ethnic Fair

CLOVIS — July in Clovis will be a time to celebrate ethnic diversity. The Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee met Tuesday to discuss this year's Ethnic Fair which will be held July 22 at Hi...

 

City of Clovis to hold auction

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will hold an auction 9:30 a.m. Saturday at its Public Works facility, located at 801 S. Norris St. Items included in the auction are vehicles, office furniture and equipment and various large machinery. A public viewing...

 

Street improvements to begin

PORTALES — The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin street improvements to its drainage control at the intersection of Avenue I and West Fir Street beginning today. The road work should be completed by late Thursday afternoon. North...

 

Obamacare process had to start somewhere

It was always going to be easier to talk about “repeal and replace” of the ailing Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, than to do it, but House Republicans, at the urging of President Trump, have taken the first major step in that direction —...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 17, 2017

Washington can't have it both ways

One of the few politicians, political operatives, reporters or pundits in Washington, D.C., who has a firm grasp on what it means to serve at the pleasure of the president is former director of the...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 17, 2017

Exploring different views worthwhile

It is important to know where you stand on issues, and why. It’s equally important to understand the position others take. Especially when those positions are the opposite of yours. To understand...

 

Pages past - May 17

On this date ... 1967: Nearly 200 Clovis High School students had been honored in the annual Awards Assembly. Scholarship winners included Judy Taylor, Wayne Pollard and Jim Honeycutt. Honor Society...

 

Portales police blotter - May 17

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 10:30 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 100 block North Avenue C • 10:53 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 18th Street/South Avenue D, assistance given • 12:54 p.m.:...

 

Clovis police blotter - May 17

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:25 a.m.: Criminal damage to property of a household, 12th and Cameo streets • 12:41 a.m.: Driving under...

 

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,...

 

Hounds qualify seven for D-II nationals

PORTALES — Seven members of the Eastern New Mexico University track teams were chosen in six events on Tuesday for next week’s NCAA Division II national competition at Bradenton, Florida. The event is scheduled for May 25-27, and will be hosted...

 

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