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Articles from the September 6, 2017 edition

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City manager: Threats, homicide not connected

CLOVIS — City officials on Tuesday said an early-morning shooting death at the Clovis Apartments is not connected to threatening phone calls that plagued the town for the second time in a week.... Full story

 

Officials discuss courthouse security officer

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Commissioners on Tuesday were asked to consider commissioning a security officer in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. The discussion came about from a letter by 9th Judicial District Court Chief Judge Drew Tatum stating...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 6

Friday • Randy Rogers, Parker McCollum bands — 6 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Tickets: $30-$60. Information: 575-935-7000 Saturday • Desert Cruzers Run — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hillcrest Park, Clovis. Admission is free. Information:...

 

Schools warn of advertising scams

PORTALES — Portales Municipal Schools officials are asking residents to look out for individuals asking for advertising on behalf of the district. Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Julie Miller said she received notice Tuesday that...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 6

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in room 512 at CCC. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • Portales Library Friends — Noon, Portales Public Library. Speakers are The Eastern New Mexico News Publisher Rob Langrell...

 

Holding budget hostage for wall pure nonsense

Last week, President Trump raised the possibility of shutting down the federal government unless Congress agrees to fund his “big, beautiful border wall” along the 1,989-mile U.S.-Mexico border — a wall he still says Mexico will pay for,...

 

Trump presence still baffles press

Whenever you see footage of our vaunted prime-time news reporters visiting a combat zone, take careful note of what they wear. For some reason they seem to believe that one item of clothing that is re...

 

Jail logs - Sept. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Saturday-Tuesday: Clovis • Damian Allmand, failure to appear on a felony charge • Douglas Barnes, 44, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (.16 or above)...

 

Bad guys win if we live in fear

In the aftermath of the Clovis library shootings, the community seemed plagued by fear for days. Fortunately, it seems to have mostly passed. Yes, a very bad thing happened, but do you want fear to...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

Pages past - Sept. 6

On this date ... 1962: Linda Hammond, "a black-haired Clovis cowgirl," was reigning over the Curry County Fair after having been crowned by the 1961 queen, Lita Mae Carter, the Clovis News-Journal...

 

Officials: No change in fair or school schedules

CLOVIS — Officials clarified Tuesday that in spite of periodic conflicts between the Curry County Fair and the start of school, it would not be realistic to try to reschedule either in the coming years. The issue came up in the Curry County...

 

Portales boys improve to 4-0 on season

PORTALES — Win in a blowout, win in a nailbiter. As long as it starts with that word, Portales boys soccer coach Nathan Dodge said he's happy as long as the Rams get the job done. It kept on going T...

 

Lady Cats outlast Goddard

CLOVIS — In a match they dominated for the most part, it looked like Clovis High's girls were staring at overtime. In the nick of time, sophomore defender Madeline Howalt put up a shot from about...

 

Portales edges Clovis in five

CLOVIS - The ball hit the floor, and the Clovis volleyball team began celebrating its first victory over Portales since 2013. But in the words of Lee Corso ... not so fast, my friend. The referee...

 

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