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Employee with gun started trip from Clovis

CLOVIS — The city employee arrested with a gun in a Dallas airport last month began his trip from Clovis Municipal Airport, city officials said on Thursday. The city’s information technology director, Paul Nelson, was arrested June 11 for...

 

God suffers to one day end all suffering

It is no proof of superior intelligence, but even as a young man I was theoretically sure that I would not always be a young man. As I (rarely) contemplated middle or old age, though they seemed light...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 14, 2017

Portales house fire under investigation

PORTALES - When Dana Pergeson heard her smoke alarm late Thursday morning, she assumed it just needed a change of batteries. But when she got up to check, she found a small fire in the bedroom of her...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 14, 2017

With Jesus, we never walk alone

It was in Boston several years ago that I first saw a genuine lighthouse. While driving out toward the tip of Cape Cod, we stopped to explore a lighthouse that was open to visitors. Standing on the...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 14, 2017

Ranchvale Baptist's new pastor has history with church

RANCHVALE - After six months, the search for a new pastor to serve Ranchvale Baptist Church is over. Portales' Mark McAfee began his first pastoral position with the Ranchvale congregation last week....

 

Events calendar - July 14

Today • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “Middle School: Worst Years of My Life” Information: 575-356-3940 • 42 Shoot Out domino tournament — 7 p.m. at Texico Senior Center. 6 p.m. registration. Entry fee: $30...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 14, 2017

Hearing scheduled on sheriff petition

PORTALES — A hearing has been scheduled for July 25 to determine whether a petition may be circulated seeking the recall of Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker. The petition would claim “Malin Parker has a policy, custom and routine of...

 

Meetings calendar - July 14

Monday • Road Viewer Committee — 9 a.m. at Allsup’s in Elida. Road up for possible closure is SRR 28, one mile east from SRR AC. Information: 575-356-6662 Tuesday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis....

 

'Personnel matter' is criminal matter and our business

A city of Clovis employee was recently arrested, accused of carrying a gun in a Dallas airport. This may or may not be cause for alarm, depending on the details that have not been made public. What’s clearly cause for alarm, however, is the effort...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    July 14, 2017

Friends with pickups most important

Transportation is critical in any walk of life. In order to do much of anything, you need to get to where you are going. Crawling is the method of choice for babies and when the house is on fire and...

 

Pages past - July 14

On this date ... 1962: Items from the Clovis police blotter: • Mrs. Iva Rickard, who lived at 308 N. Sheldon, reported someone had thrown beer bottles in her front yard. • A curtain and blind...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 14, 2017

Cholera in pond attributed to stagnant water

CLOVIS - Stagnant water - a result of sprinklers broken for several weeks - led to cholera in the pond at Hillcrest Park, city officials said on Thursday. The pond has been drained to remove the chole...

 

Jail logs - July 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday-Thursday Clovis • Eloy Carabajal, 37, disarming a peace officer • Dulcinea Baca, 50, probation violation • Juan Romero, 36, probation violation • Willie Trujillo, 48, failure to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 14, 2017

American softball squad enters state tournament

CLOVIS — Laser throws to first, without an arc. Middle infielders on second base before the double-play throw comes. Relay throwers in place in case the runner tags on that outfield fly. It...

 

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