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Articles from the August 2, 2017 edition

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 By Anna George    News    August 2, 2017

Shoppers, businesses looking toward tax holiday

With the start of school comes homework and early mornings, but also one of the most anticipated shopping weekends of the year — Tax Free Weekend. The event allows families to buy back-to-school items without the tax, including computers, clothes...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 2, 2017

Portales man accused in cockfighting investigation

A Portales man is accused of running a cockfighting ring north of Levelland, Texas, after a multi-departmental investigation over several weeks. A property on the 100 block of America Road in Levelland was searched Friday by Hockley County-area law...

 

Farmers optimistic about harvests after rainfall

Heavy rainfall this week has some Roosevelt and Curry County farmers feeling optimistic about their harvests. Some parts of the region reported nearly 5 inches of rain in the past two days. That...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 2, 2017

Curry employees to get pay raise

CLOVIS — A 3 percent pay raise is coming for employees of Curry County. Effective Aug. 27, those employed with the county for at least one continuous year will receive a 3 percent cost of living salary increase. More recent hires, or those hired...

 

No arrests yet in vandalism

CLOVIS — As of Tuesday, police had reported no arrests in the Friday evening vandalism incident at Los Niños Elementary School. Surveillance footage of three youths damaging $5,000 in school property was discovered Monday morning, reported to...

 

Delayed construction to begin Monday

Construction on Curry County Road G delayed by rain is scheduled now to begin Monday and last about two weeks. Road work by Nick Griego & Sons is to take place from Sugar Beet Road (CR G) at Highway 60/70/84 “to the north side of Love’s Truck...

 

Change happens one person at a time

The world has plenty of problems and something needs to change. Just about everyone agrees on this point, even if the details they’d like to change differ. Everyone probably believes they have some... Full story

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 2, 2017

McCain's wrong on Obamacare bill

Last week’s Republican effort to reform Obamacare imploded when Sen. John McCain, reinventing his role of “Maverick McCain,” cast the deciding vote against the so-called skinny repeal. A cynic r...

 

Selfless child would willingly have given organs

Last week, it was crystal clear where 6-year-old Joel Anthony Suina got his loving and giving nature. A shocking April traffic accident with an Albuquerque Police Department cruiser in the Northeast Heights injured Anthony, his sister and mother....

 

Pages past - Aug. 2

On this date ... 1972: Richard Purvis was named the principal of Marshall Junior High School. His was one of several personnel changes around the district. Glenn Randolph became the assistant...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 2

Wednesday • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 10 months-3 years. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday • Child Find screening clinic — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Texico schools. For children from birth-5 years. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 2

Today • Public Works — 8:30 a.m. in assembly room at police department conference room. Information: 575-769-7828 • Clovis Community College Board — 8 a.m. in room 512 at CCC. Information: 575-769-4001 Monday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 2

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Christopher Ramirez, 37, probation violation • Michael Smith, 35, child abuse (no death or great bodily harm), aggravated assault (deadly weapon), contempt of court • Linzy...

 

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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