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Articles from the August 15, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 15, 2017

Dora superintendent placed on leave

DORA — School board members in Dora on Monday night voted unanimously to place Superintendent Steve Barron on paid administrative leave, and then said they would begin seeking applicants for his job. Barron was not at the meeting. Principal...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 15

We don’t have to go through our lives hating Last week my goddaughter and I were in Wisconsin visiting my oldest son and we went to a water park. It was a huge facility with lots and lots of people from all over. What was fascinating to me was the...

 

Colleges back in session next week

Higher education in eastern New Mexico is getting back in session, and local institutions will be extending the welcome mat to incoming freshman this week. Eastern New Mexico University’s new-student orientation, Dawg Days, is scheduled Saturday...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 15, 2017

Students head back to class

CLOVIS — Jyson Jackson walked into Zia Elementary School on Monday morning with confidence and a goal: "I want to learn everything so that I can be smart," he declared. Clovis students returned to...

 

Tucumcari man arrested on 23 charges related to sex assault

TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man was arrested Monday on 23 felony charges connected to alleged criminal sexual penetration and criminal exploitation of girls ranging in age from 14 to 17. Anthony Groomas, 29, was booked into the Quay County Detention...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 15

Wednesday • Stitch Addicts — 7:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Tea towels and scrubbies. Information: 575-763-9687 Ongoing • Pintores artist of the month — Brackston Taylor is the Pintores Art League featured artist for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 15, 2017

Curry officials to make final infrastructure priority considerations

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners are due to make final consideration of their priorities for infrastructure improvements in the coming years today at their regular meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at county offices at 417 Gidding...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 15

Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at county offices. Information: 575-763-6016 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9...

 

Commission to discuss disaster declaration

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will be asked to consider declaring recent floods a disaster at its meeting at 9 a.m. today in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Estimated repairs necessary for county roads damaged by flooding earlier...

 

Pets' value to family should be measured case by case

Playing, tousling, cuddling and napping side-by-side — a chubby tyke and fur ball romping through childhood together top the list of adorable images. Not only are they well matched in their curious...

 

Pages past - Aug. 15

On this date ... 1977: Two preteen boys suffered injuries in separate incidents after running their cycles into moving cars. Kevin Meyers, 11, and Brett Donathan, 12, were both taken to the hospital...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 15

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Monday morning: Clovis • Diego Romero, 23, driving on a suspended or revoked license, failure to have operating taillamps, no proof of insurance, evidence of registration, concealing...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    August 15, 2017

H.S. SOCCER: Young Clovis girls team aims to be force in 2-6A

CLOVIS — With plenty of graduation losses from last season, it shouldn't be a surprise this season is somewhat of a rebuilding job for the Clovis High girls soccer team. But seventh-year coach...

 

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