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Articles from the June 28, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    June 28, 2017

Officials hope to finish wildfire project

CLOVIS — With an incoming grant for the new fiscal year, Curry County leaders hope to complete the "final phase" of a wildfire prevention education project over five years in the making. Fire &...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 28, 2017

Plague unlikely to reach Clovis, Portales

Eastern New Mexico’s isolation may be good for something after all. We’ve not had a confirmed case of the human plague since the New Mexico Department of Health began keeping records in 1949. The Health Department reported Monday that two human...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 28, 2017

Summer program looking to fill slots

CLOVIS — A summer program aimed at giving local primary school students a jump start on their education has plenty of funding and a few remaining openings.  The “K-3 Plus Summer Education Opportunity” is for students entering kindergarten thro...

 

City searching for volunteers

The city of Clovis is looking for committee volunteers. According to a city news release: • The city is seeking a District 3 representative for the Public Works Committee. The committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. and...

 

Mayor cited for community service

New Mexico pharmacists on Sunday named Clovis Mayor David Lansford its “Bowl of Hygeia Award” winner. “Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their...

 

Prisons in need of formal policy for breast-feeding

Given the number of female inmates being held in New Mexico prisons — 753 or 10.4 percent of the state’s total prison population — and the increase in breast-feeding lawsuits in the past decade, it’s surprising the New Mexico Department of Co...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 28, 2017

'Hate speech' protected after all

Mark your calendars — the Supreme Court got something right. Amazing, I know. What occurred on this notable occasion? They admitted the First Amendment protects “hate speech.” Of course it...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 28, 2017

Clinton only one with useful secrets

When Sally Yates testified before a Senate judiciary sub-committee, her bombshell was not that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had lied to his bosses about speaking to Russian officials. Her...

 

Events calendar - June 28

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

 

Pages past - June 28

On this date ... 1972: Randy Adrian pitched the Eagles to a 14-3 victory over the Bankers in the first game of a Mickey Mantle League baseball doubleheader in Clovis. The Rangers led the league with...

 

Meetings calendar - June 28

Today • Roosevelt County Land Use Committee — 5:30 p.m. at Dora Community Building. Public Town Hall meetings regarding land use plans. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers, 417 Gidding St.,...

 

Jail logs - June 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Tuesday morning: Clovis • Catrina Parker, 35, battery against a household member, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Michael Morales, 51, failure to appear • Martha Lazaro,...

 

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,...

 

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