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Articles from the August 23, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 23, 2017

Board debates Roanhaus honor

CLOVIS — A proposal to name the Clovis High School fieldhouse after Eric Roanhaus was tabled Wednesday evening, following some public opposition claiming the action did not sufficiently honor the fo...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 23

Thursday • Blood drive — 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at Clovis Community College. Information: 575-625-9743 • Pioneer’s Luncheon — 11:30 a.m. for pioneers 55 and older at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Please bring a dish. Donations are welcome....

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 23, 2017

Rain, hail batter Curry County

CLOVIS — A southbound cold front brought rain, hail and localized flooding to portions of Curry County on Tuesday afternoon, with more moisture expected in the region overnight and this afternoon....

 

Pages past - Aug. 23

On this date ... 1977: The Roosevelt County Fair opened, sporting a new 40 x 60 foot outdoor dance slab for local square dancers. A local newspaper reporter said the fair was off to a “romping” start and also mentioned (either realistically or...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Britany Ford, 29, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Cordney Cooper, 26, probation violation • Roderick Cordova, 24, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence,...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 23

Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information 575-769-7828 • ENM Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. in commission room at Curry County administration offices. Information: 575-935-4262 Monday •...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 23, 2017

Events center cited for serving alcohol to minor

CLOVIS — State police issued a citation to the Curry County Events Center last week for serving alcohol to a minor during the fair. The incident occurred Thursday night, during the Stefani Montiel & Ruben Ramos concert, officials said. More informa...

 

ENMU honored by HERO Sports

PORTALES — An online site has, for the second-straight year, selected Eastern New Mexico University as the top college football team in the state. The annual rankings from HERO Sports span 671 college football teams among NCAA Divisions I, I-AA,...

 

Portales soccer teams sweep East Mountain

SANDIA PARK — The Portales girls soccer team continued its hot start. The Portales boys may have begun one. The Rams teams garnered a sweep Tuesday afternoon at East Mountain, with the girls claiming a 4-3 victory to make it a three-game winning...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 23, 2017

Clovis starts strong with sweep of Palo Duro

CLOVIS — The Clovis High volleyball team can only hope Tuesday's season opener was a microcosm of its season overall. The Wildcats started fast against Palo Duro at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, gained...

 

Permanent funds not meant for 'rainy day' raids

A bullish stock market and improved oil revenues boosted New Mexico’s largest permanent funds by $2.1 billion last fiscal year, meaning an extra $61 million will go into state coffers this fiscal year, which began July 1. And like a kid in a candy...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 23, 2017

Rally security a miserable failure

Forty years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union went to court to defend the right of Nazis to march through Skokie, Illinois. The ACLU defended the group’s right to free speech based on the...

 

Why not just ignore monuments?

If I were to give advice to the Leftist protesters across the country, it would include this: Ignore the monuments of your enemies. I have no love for those who built and strengthened the government....

 

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