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Articles from the June 21, 2017 edition

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 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Local officials say cities set for water this summer

Despite triple-digit temperatures, officials in Clovis and Portales are not worried about running out of water this summer. City of Portales Public Works Director John DeSha said Portales residents and entities have done such a good job with...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 21, 2017

Anchor ready to take place at Veterans Park

CLOVIS — Hooyah! Clovis' Veterans Park is getting a new monument thanks to community members, legislative funding and one determined Eagle Scout. The naval anchor will be officially dedicated at...

 

Neither side blameless for political fire

The partisan rancor and toxic incivility that have gripped the nation since last year’s presidential campaign spilled over into bloodshed last Wednesday. James T. Hodgkinson, 66, opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen practicing for a...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 21, 2017

United Way seeks diaper donations

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is trying to collect 20,000 diapers for Roosevelt and Curry County this month as part of its third annual diaper drive. UWENM Executive Director Erinn Burch said...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Roads named top Roosevelt capital outlay priority

PORTALES — Roads are the top priority in regard to capital outlay funding, according to Roosevelt County officials. They laid out the plans for Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) projects for Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Commissioners declare day for Gamble

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners declared June 29 as Dr. Steven Gamble Day during their regular commission meeting on Tuesday. County Manager Amber Hamilton said that since Gamble has been...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 21, 2017

Man sentenced to 20 years for hitting baby

CLOVIS — A man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for hitting a baby during a domestic incident early last year. Kenneth Pierre, 29, was convicted Thursday of felony child abuse resulting in great bodily harm and misdemeanor battery on...

 

Portales man charged in child molestation case

PORTALES — A Portales man was arrested Monday, accused of child molestation. Michael Borden, 38, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual contact with a minor and first-degree criminal sexual penetration of a minor. Borden allegedly...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 21, 2017

Satisfying watching parties fight

Besides being an experienced negotiator, I’m beginning to suspect President Trump might be an excellent magician. Or, at least an expert in misdirection. He gets observers to focus on one hand’s f...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 21, 2017

Failure to perform got Comey fired

James Comey was well aware that he worked for the president of the United States and that he served at the pleasure of the president. He also knew the president could fire him at any time for any...

 

Pages past - June 21

On this date ... 1952: Fire believed caused by faulty wiring swept through a barn on the Troy Fouts ranch seven miles south of Melrose. The blaze destroyed feed and killed a prize bull, the Clovis...

 

Events calendar - June 21

Today • Little Sprouts storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for preschoolers. Story: “For The Birds.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 10 months-3 years....

 

Jail logs - June 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Tuesday morning: Clovis • Jose Salas, 47, possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence • Martin Sigala, 31, failure to appear • Harvey Whitley, 40, probation...

 

Meetings calendar - June 21

Today • Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Clovis chamber. Information: 575-763-3435 Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Roosevelt County Land Use...

 

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,...

 

ENMU's Cass earns preseason honor

PORTALES — Clovis High grad Kamal Cass, who has rushed for more than 2,800 yards in his first three seasons at Eastern New Mexico University, has been chosen an all-purpose NCAA Division II...

 

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