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Articles from the August 17, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 17, 2017

Claim filed on behalf of drowning victim

CLOVIS — Legal action has been presented to the city of Clovis on behalf of Gevion Lewis, who died less than two weeks after a July 4 accident in a pond at Hillcrest Park. Lewis, 13, never regained consciousness after being pulled from the pond, wh...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    August 17, 2017

Couple arrested in connection with 2016 death

TUCUMCARI — A pair of Tucumcari residents are out on bond, charged in connection with the 2016 death of a 1-year-old boy. Hope Bass, 25, and Daniel Martinez, 19, were arrested Aug. 10, and both...

 

Officials recognize school donations

PORTALES — Pencils, paper, glue and erasers. Notebooks, binders, crayons and calculators — the school district has “boxes and boxes and boxes” of these items thanks to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said Portales Municipal Schools...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 17

Saturday • Big Bass Bonanza — 7:30 a.m. fishing fundraiser at Ute Lake for Melrose Senior Center. Entry fees: $65. Information: 575-309-4496 • Old Timers’ luncheon — Noon at Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-763-3435 Monday •...

 

One injured in accident involving Farwell police officer

FARWELL — One person was treated and released from a local hospital after a Sunday night traffic accident that involved a Farwell police officer and vehicle. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said Officer Alexis Cisneros was “working radar”...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 17

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Clovis Municipal...

 

Clovis pays out $183,000 in settlements

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has paid out $183,000 to settle complaints against it since Jan. 1, records show. The city has paid out 12 claims, with allegations ranging from damage caused by garbage trucks and sewer backups to traffic accidents....

 

Still time to get in fair entries

Even without benefit of a calendar, a recent slow trip up NM 206 following a food truck painted with a four-foot tall picture of a glistening candy apple was proof-positive: Fair season has arrived...

 

Pages past - Aug. 17

On this date ... 1942: A man working on his truck while smoking a cigarette escaped injury after tossing a lit cigarette into a puddle of gasoline that he thought was water. The incident happened at...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Stephen Casillas, 45, warrant failure to pay fines/fees • Donte Robinson, 19, failure to yield, failure to stop upon striking unattended vehicle, resisting, evading or...

 

College basketball: ENMU will play Arizona

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's men's basketball team finished one win away from reaching the Lone Star Conference tournament last season. This year, the Tres Segler-led Hounds return...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 17, 2017

H.S. soccer: Portales girls hungry for success

PORTALES — The Portales girls soccer team would like to forget most of last season. But not how it ended. Reeling from a 10-game losing streak, the Lady Rams went into their last game against Ruidoso, played with heart, and came away with a...

 

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