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 By David Stevens    Voices    July 11, 2017

Good time to remember Rito Mendez

The Independence Day effort to save a 12-year-old boy from drowning at Hillcrest Park's pond brings to mind Rito Mendez. Like the emergency responders who rushed to pull Gevion Lewis from the filthy...

 
 By David Stevens    News    July 11, 2017

Cholera found in Hillcrest pond

CLOVIS - First responders involved in the July 4 rescue of a boy found in the pond at Hillcrest Park have been advised to seek medical treatment, Clovis City Manager Tom Phelps said on Monday. "A...

 
 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    July 11, 2017

Pets can't work miracles with health, well-being

Their healing powers and beneficial attributes have been so highly touted in recent years, pets are beginning to earn a reputation as a medicine of sorts. But it turns out, the benefits might say...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 11, 2017

Clovis city employee arrested on weapons charge

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis’ information technology director was arrested last month, accused of carrying a gun in Love Field Airport while on a work-related trip, records show. Paul Nelson, 40, was arrested June 11 “for bringing a weapon into...

 

ENMU regents meet to sign documents

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents met briefly Monday morning to sign documents necessary for the college’s continued operation. Board President Dan Patterson said during a telephonic meeting that the resolution...

 

Portales grocery seeks alcohol sales approval

PORTALES — A Portales grocery store will be seeking approval to sell alcohol when the City Council meets at 6:30 tonight. City officials will review a request for a permit to sell liquor, beer and wine by Farmer’s Country Market. The store’s ge...

 

Events calendar - July 11

Today • Budding Artists — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Floriculture and a Spot of Tea. Information: 575-356-3940 • Big Kids Activity Hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 7-11....

 

Pages past - July 11

On this date ... 1977: "The Thorn Birds" was the best-selling fiction book, according to Publisher's Weekly. The family saga covered six decades and became a television miniseries in 1983. The...

 

Meetings calendar - July 11

Today • Water Policy Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs — Noon at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis Airport....

 

Jail logs - July 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Friday morning: Clovis • Christopher Padgett, 33, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance • Arcelia Mascarenas, 28, warrant failure to pay fines, speeding • Madeline...

 

RC bows in finals of tourney

CLOVIS — Roosevelt County reached the finals of the state Intermediate Little League (ages 11-13) state baseball tournament at Mike Harris Field, but lost twice to Albuquerque-based East Mountain in the double-elimination event. After beating...

 

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