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Articles from the June 7, 2017 edition

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Man charged with vehicular homicide in April fatality

PORTALES — An April 1 traffic fatality has resulted in a charge of vehicular homicide for a Portales man. Randolph McGee, 65, was arrested Saturday, according to a New Mexico State Police news...

 

Gross receipts tax study must not collect dust

Although legislators decided against overhauling our exemption-ridden gross receipts tax system during the recent regular and special sessions, they did earmark $400,000 to study it. “The people of New Mexico will be watching to see if this...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 7, 2017

Prairie dogs worry residents near Potter Park

CLOVIS — Four years ago, local officials declared prairie dogs a "public nuisance." You'll get no argument from residents living near the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Grand Avenue. A large lot behind O.G...

 

Man gets nine years in sexual assault

CLOVIS — A man convicted in March of sexual assault was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in the Department of Corrections, according to a press release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Logan Reavis, 28, of Clovis was found guilty this year of...

 

Events calendar - June 7

Today • Little Sprouts storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for preschoolers. Story: Down by the Sea. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Blooming Talent — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Andy Mason music concertfor kids...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 7, 2017

Inmate housing rearranged at Roosevelt jail

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Detention Center has rearranged the way it houses inmates, according to RCDC Administrator Justin Porter. "What it does is it doesn't rely on current charges; it...

 

Meetings calendar - June 7

Today • Clovis Community College Board — 8 a.m. at CCC room 512. Information: 575-769-4001 Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 This calendar is a daily listing of area public...

 

Child Development Center garden vandalized for second time

PORTALES — Any hopes for an enjoyable experiment for the children of Eastern New Mexico University's Child Development Center has been literally uprooted as of Monday morning. CDC Director Lara Vaug...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 7, 2017

Elida loses lawsuit against sheriff

PORTALES — The town of Elida lost its lawsuit against Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker on Friday. District Judge Fed Van Soelen denied Elida’s request for declaratory judgment regarding the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Parker inte...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 7, 2017

Honorable codes libertarian at heart

A well-lived life is a journey to be a better person than the person you were yesterday. Perhaps, In the process, even to leave the world a little better for your having been here. How will you go...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 7, 2017

Griffin knew actions were wrong

On May 30, comedian Kathy Griffin and photographer Tyler Shields decided they would release a series of pictures with Griffin holding the decapitated head of the president of the United States. By...

 

Pages past - June 7

On this date ... 1977: Five men were arrested during drug busts in Clovis and Portales. Law officers first raided a home at 1300 Ross St. in Clovis about noon, confiscating six pounds of marijuana,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 7, 2017

County leaders hoping for replenished DWI program funds

CLOVIS — After a year of some parched funds the fountain of state money may soon flow more fully in the pools of Curry County, at least in some departments. Specifically, county leaders are optimistic for the supply of the local Drinking While...

 

Portales police blotter - June 7

Jail log Released Monday-Tuesday As of 7 a.m. Tuesday • Erasmo Eddie Andrade, 45, bond • Dustin Allen Carter, 35, bond • Christopher L. Clubb, 22, bond • Ysidro Gonzales, 36, bond • Ashley Irene Lopez, 33, bond • Fabian Lopez, 26, time...

 

Clovis police blotter - June 7

Jail log The following were booked into Curry County Detention Center: Monday • Gerald Martinez, 23, battery against household member • Daniel Harrison, 36, extreme cruelty to animals • Bryan Waggoner, 33, driving on suspended license • Raul...

 

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