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Articles from the August 9, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 9, 2017

Water supply plan presented

CLOVIS — A plan aiming to extend the water supply for Clovis and surrounding communities another half-century saw its first complete public presentation at Tuesday's Water Policy Advisory Committee...

 

Facebook note points to Cannon suicide

CLOVIS — An airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base had apparently committed suicide Monday, and left his suicide note on Facebook. A post from a Facebook user named Mateo Walms at 2:25 p.m. Monday begins, “Call 911. Send them to my house....

 

Change needed for schools to remain viable

Change is hard. It’s really hard when you’re talking about a system that has part of its basic architecture enshrined in the state constitution and all of it ingrained in the social and economic fabric of communities across the state. But change...

 

Roosevelt commission to be asked for disaster declaration

PORTALES — Estimated repairs needed for county roads after storms in Roosevelt County last week exceed $3 million, according to County Manager Amber Hamilton. A series of recent rains, including a large-scale storm Aug. 3, has severely damaged up t...

 

Accidents don't deserve punishment

When an innocent person falls victim to a tragic accident, I hurt along with everyone else. Yet I part ways with most others when they start calling for the blood of the person who caused the...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 9, 2017

Popular phrases don't equal policy

The James A. Farley Post Office in New York City was opened in 1914 and has the inscription, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 9

Today • Back-to-school immunization clinic — 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Clovis Public Health Office, 1216 Cameo. Open to public. No cost. Bring children’s shot records. Information: 575-649-0754 Thursday • Colour Creators —...

 

Pages past - Aug. 9

On this date ... 1972: The Old Timers of Melrose had put together their annual celebration. Old Timers' Day kicked off with The Grand Ole Opry, a performance sponsored by the senior citizens of...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 9

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Public meeting — 2 p.m. in Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library. The City of Clovis seeks to discus projects/purchases to be included on...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Frederico Ortiz, 66, probation violation • Onesimus Skywater, 26, probation violation • Toniann Sandoval, 33, probation violation • Amanda Nutt, 42, driving under the...

 

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