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Articles from the August 3, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 3, 2017

Commissioners to consider Howalt for city manager

CLOVIS — City commissioners are poised to consider a new employment contract for Justin Howalt as city manager tonight at their regular meeting. Interim City Manager Tom Phelps said more information on the contract under consideration will come...

 

Q&A: Ladona Clayton talks water task force work

A water task force chaired by Clovis City Commissioner Ladona Clayton is scheduled to provide an update on its work at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the City Hall Assembly Room, 321 N. Connelly. The task...

 

Retired Floyd educator inducted into hall of fame

FLOYD — Floyd has a Hall of Fame inductee. Retired superintendent of Floyd Municipal School District, Paul Benoit was inducted into the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL) Hall of...

 

Audit findings to be subject of criminal investigation

DORA — The findings of a June audit of Dora Consolidated Schools will be the subject of a criminal investigation, according to an investigator for the district attorney. Ninth Judicial District...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 3, 2017

CCC accepts financier for conservation project

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College accepted a financier Wednesday for their energy conservation project as they wind down to the final steps of preparation. Brad Angst, Vice President of George K. Baum investment firm, and Tom Drake, vice president...

 

Clovis seeking public input on projects, purchases

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking public input to discuss major projects and purchases to be included in the city’s infrastructure and capital improvement plan (ICIP). The meeting will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Carver Public...

 

First days of school

Area students return to classes this month. Here’s when: New Mexico Clovis Christian All grades: Aug. 14 Clovis Kindergarten — 12th grade: Aug. 14 Pre-kindergarten: Aug. 17 Dora All grades: Aug. 11 Elida All grades: Monday Floyd All grades: Aug....

 

Events calendar - Aug. 3

Today • Child Find screening clinic — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Texico schools. For children from birth-5 years. Information: 575-482-3801 • Childrens’ Storyhour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 3-6. Information: 575-769-7840...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 3, 2017

West Nile confirmed in alpaca death

An Iowa lab confirmed last week that West Nile virus was responsible for the July 17 death of an alpaca in Curry County. Rosemary Metcalf, owner of Windrush Alpacas, said she noticed on July 15 an alpaca named Echo “started with strange and sudden...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 3

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...

 

Recent rains a beautiful thing

One of my favorite photographs was taken 70 years ago this summer. In the 1947 black-and-white print, J.G. “Spud” Greaves is standing under the awning of the Portales newspaper office, where he...

 

Pages past - Aug. 3

On this date ... 1952: The Air Force reported seeing an unidentified flying object over Los Alamos, the site of major atomic energy installations. The observers said they saw something shiny and...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 3

Booked The following were booked into local jails: Clovis • Tony Samora, 43, possession of a controlled substance • Desirea Hargrove, 24, shoplifting, larceny, possession of a controlled substance • Alberta Trujillo, 44, failure to appear on a...

 

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