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Articles from the July 5, 2017 edition

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Celebrating the fourth

Thousands around eastern New Mexico celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday. Here's how they did it: A day for each other Though a ton of fireworks and grilled delights are important, Portales couple...

 

Boy nearly drowns at Hillcrest Park

CLOVIS - A 12-year-old boy who nearly drowned Tuesday afternoon at the Hillcrest Park pond has been taken to Lubbock for treatment. The boy, who was not named in a release from the Clovis Police...

 

Pages past - July 5

On this date ... 1937: Dozens were enjoying the swimming pool at Clovis' Hillcrest Park as temperatures neared triple digits. The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported the pool was being used by...

 

Events calendar - July 5

Today • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 10 months-3 years. Information: 575-769-7840 • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Red Lobster, Clovis. Information: 575-625-9743 Thursday • Childrens’ Storyhour —...

 

Meetings calendar - July 5

Thurday • Roosevelt County Land Use Committee — 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt County Courthouse commission room. Public Town Hall meetings regarding land use plans. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in north annex of...

 

Clovis commission to consider water efficiency tech

CLOVIS — A proposed project intended to improve water use efficiency at local dairies is scheduled to come for consideration by the city commission Thursday night at its regular meeting. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and the City...

 

Render: Holiday reminds us how free we are

My copy of “Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary” defines allegiance as, “the fidelity owed by a subject or citizen to his sovereign or government.” This week as we celebrate Independence Day we should take a moment to contemplate...

 

McManigal: Government never a friend to liberty

Those who value liberty are often labeled “anti-government” by those who don’t understand. It’s easy to see how they make this mistake. People have come to believe liberty — or “freedom,” as they usually call it — requires government...

 

Editorial: Driving tips not based in reality

Folks with Kars4Kids — the nonprofit that ranked New Mexico as having the second-most polite drivers in the nation — have clearly never driven in the Land of Enchantment. The group sent out a nonscientific, 10-question survey online and got back...

 

Editorial: Bidding out lab management good first step

Given its ongoing safety problems — ranging from a kitty litter packaging error that shut down the nation’s only permanent nuclear waste repository for nearly three years to improperly shipping nuclear material to other federal facilities by...

 

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