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Articles from the June 16, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2017

Commission won't endorse rezoning proposal

CLOVIS — The city Planning and Zoning Commission decided Wednesday it will not endorse a proposal for a developer to build more housing units in a Clovis neighborhood. About 20 residents filled the commission meeting, voicing concerns over crowding...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 16, 2017

Two events set to celebrate Juneteenth

CLOVIS — Southern slaves were the last to hear of their own freedom in 1865 and now Clovis celebrates that late-notice arrival as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation proclamation, the document signed by Abraham Lincoln that...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 16, 2017

Official: No single factor in child poverty levels

A national study of family and child well-being has found that New Mexico ranks second to last behind Mississippi, and Curry and Roosevelt County are not faring much better than the average. Local health-care and poverty experts say this is nothing...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 16, 2017

Annual tour brings cyclists to Muleshoe

MULESHOE — Some will ride 10 miles, some 40 miles and some 100 kilometers (that's 62.1 miles for the math challenged). Their ages may range from 5 to 85. The 23rd annual Tour de Muleshoe bike ride...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 16, 2017

Triathlete honored at city meeting

CLOVIS — There is a successful triathlete in Clovis’ midst. Michael Hawthorn, who works in the city Information Technology Department was recognized at the Clovis City Commission meeting by commissioner Tom Martin. Hawthorn has always been an...

 

Events calendar - June 16

Today • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “Lego Batman.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Heritage Days — 6:30 p.m. at City Park, Portales. Information: 575-356-8541 • Miss New Mexico Pageant — 6 p.m. at ENMU....

 

Meetings calendar - June 16

Tuesday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in...

 

Local station wins award

Local radio station Rooney Moon Broadcasting won Station of the Year awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association at their Excellence in Broadcasting Awards ceremony on June 2, according to the NMBA website. Rooney Moon won the award in two...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    June 16, 2017

Many ways to fight weeds on the farm

It is a fascinating fact that even in the dry, not-so-lush-lands where a decent crop requires more than a little irrigation ... the weeds will always grow. And the less fascinating, but more...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 16, 2017

Looking back to the roots of my faith

Looking back can be beneficial. Let me explain. Life is really different for our family than what it was a year ago. Many twists and drastic turns have occurred in the road our family has traveled thi...

 

Good dads hard to come by in scripture

Christians are commanded to confess their sins “one to another.” So, here goes. I hereby confess that I have at times succumbed to the temptation to be a kind of Father’s Day answer to...

 

Pages past - June 16

On this date ... 1975: A Clovis cattle buyer reported he'd been robbed of $13,000 cash. Clarence Erdwurm, 61, said a man attacked him when he got out of his car in front of his home at 1932 Gidding...

 

Jail logs - June 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday Clovis • Roberto Sisneros, 36, contempt of court, possession of a controlled substance • Kenneth Provost, 45, probation violation • Larry Fitzgerald, 52, failure to pay fines •...

 

ENMU cross country, track and field coach resigns

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is searching for a new cross country and track and field coach. Danielle Kcholi, who has served in the position for the last three years, turned in her resignation, effective June 30. Kcholi told the Eastern...

 

Arrest made in Clovis shooting

CLOVIS — Police on Friday afternoon arrested a man suspected of shooting his girlfriend southeast of the Clovis Area Transit System station. Chief Doug Ford said officers arrested Joshua Martinez about 2:30 p.m. He is suspected of shooting Charity...

 

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