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 By David Grieder    News    August 16, 2017

Dora board member's resignation announced

DORA — A heated discussion on results of an audit this year lasted almost four hours Monday night, in a meeting in which the school board announced the Aug. 3 resignation of board member Gary Simpso...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2017

Curry officials raise road concerns

CLOVIS — A New Mexico Department of Transportation official addressed Curry County commissioners on Tuesday and was met with a list of concerns about as long as the road between Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base. Commissioners took much of their mee...

 

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission met Tuesday morning at its commission chambers at 417 Gidding. Chairman Ben McDaniel was absent. Commissioner Angelina Baca chaired the meeting. Action items listed below passed via unanimous votes. • The county’s...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Tuesday morning: Clovis • Ian Allsup, 23, criminal damage to property (over $1,000) • Tywayne Hampton, 38, battery against a household member • Nichole Pitcock, 40, probation violation...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 16

Today • Stitch Addicts — 7:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Tea towels and scrubbies. Information: 575-763-9687 Saturday • Big Bass Bonanza — 7:30 a.m. fishing fundraiser at Ute Lake for Melrose Senior Center. Entry fees:...

 

Pages past - Aug. 16

On this date ... 1987: The Clovis Powerlifting Club prepared for its Five State Powerlifting Championships that were held at the North Plains Mall. The championships covered nine weight classes and...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 16

Today • CCC Board of Trustees study session — 11:30 a.m. in room 512 at the college. Information: 575-769-2811 Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Portales City Council...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 16, 2017

Roosevelt commissioners approve disaster declaration

PORTALES — Wind, water and hail this month prompted commissioners to approve a disaster declaration Tuesday for Roosevelt County. Noting over 60 miles of damaged roads and up to $4.5 million in repairs estimated to take three years to complete,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 16, 2017

H.S. SOCCER: Clovis boys open with shutout

CLOVIS — Three things made the Clovis boys soccer team happy about Tuesday's season opener against Lovington at Clovis High School's Leon Williams Stadium. First was the outcome, which favored...

 

ENMU selected for sixth in volleyball poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s Andrea Aguilar was tabbed as the preseason defensive player of the year for the Lone Star Conference, which released its preseason volleyball poll Tuesday. Angelo State was selected narrowly by coaches,...

 

Crockett signs with Danish League's Bakken Bears

CLOVIS — Jaye Crockett’s professional basketball career is going to Denmark, but he’ll be in plenty of new countries before this season is over. The 2009 Clovis High grad signed a contract this weekend with the Bakken Bears of the Danish...

 

H.S. SOCCER: Clovis girls rout Lovington

LOVINGTON — A young Clovis High girls soccer team got its season off to a strong start on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats didn’t score until the 12th minute, but by halftime they were up 6-0 and cruised to a 9-0 victory over Lovington. They peppered...

 

VA system fails again with Gulf War veterans

They have yet to define it and haven’t trained enough people to diagnose it. So it’s little wonder the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs finds itself ill-equipped to deal with Gulf War Illness — a multi-symptom malady linked to military...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 16, 2017

Russia 'disturbance' was no hack

When the Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan testified before congressional committees over the last few months he informed them that he presided over a vast web of telecommunication...

 

Governments need and breed wars

If they have to debate it, declare it, or convince the public it’s necessary, war is not justified. The only ethical war is the one where you have no choice; where you see the whites of their eyes c...

 

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