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Articles from the May 31, 2017 edition

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 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 31, 2017

Clovis officials share concerns with senator's staff

CLOVIS — Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich and his staff are “real people” prioritizing responsiveness to the communities in New Mexico to “wade through the mess” and address issues, according to Heinrich Chief of Staff Joe Britton. Britton v...

 

Events calendar - May 31

Today • Summer library program registration — 10 a.m.-noon for ages 12-18 at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Blooming Talent — 10:30 a.m. Southwest Dairy Farmers mobile dairy classroom at City Park, Portales. Inf...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 31, 2017

Donations, proclamations, appointments on Clovis city agenda

CLOVIS — Ambulance donations, irrigation equipment at Hillcrest Park, a new police car, mayoral proclamations and board appointments are among items on a lengthy City Commission budget set for Thurs...

 

Meetings calendar - May 31

Today • Planning and Zoning special session — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at in north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Saturday • ENMU Re...

 

Pages past - May 31

On this date ... 1937: "Thousands" of visitors were expected in Clovis for the Pioneer Days celebration, according to the Clovis Evening News-Journal. Officials had planned two parades in addition to...

 

Portales police blotter - May 31

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 1:31 p.m.: Larceny, 1600 block East Spruce Street • 1:37 p.m.: Public affray in progress, 200 block North Knoxville Street • 2:54 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident...

 

Clovis police blotter - May 31

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 2:41 a.m.: Shots fired, in vicinity of Fifth and Heaslet streets • 4:36 a.m.: Dispute in progress, 600...

 
 By Anna George    News    May 31, 2017

Program aims to teach counties to team up

The Department of Agriculture is on a mission — teaching regional counties the economic advantages of working as a team rather than individuals. The six- to seven-month program is aimed at combining the strong points of individual counties. The ide...

 

DeLaCruz named All-American

PORTALES — The good news for the Lone Star Conference is it has a first-team all-American in Eastern New Mexico University's Alex DeLaCruz. The bad news, at least for most of the league, is it...

 

Two hurt in Texico crash

TEXICO — A medical helicopter landed on the highway in Texico on Wednesday morning to transport a newspaper carrier to a Lubbock hospital after a crash involving two pickups. Mike Spell, 64, of Texico, had broken glass in his neck and suffered...

 

State budget like terrible movie rerun

There’s nothing like spending 62 days on the public’s dime kicking a can down the road. That’s what Santa Fe did in the regular 2017 session, and it’s what it did in the two days of special session last week. As Senate Majority Whip Michael...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 31, 2017

Everyone a criminal by laws of today

Ayn Rand wrote “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 31, 2017

President is government alpha, omega

Washington journalists and analysts like to pontificate regularly that the president of the United States is the commander in chief of the Armed Forces. The really informed correspondents will...

 

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