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Articles from the September 12, 2017 edition

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Locals remember 9/11

For many in eastern New Mexico, the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, was an opportunity not only for remembrance but also a reflection on current events. "The pain of that...

 

Mural removed from Clovis school

CLOVIS — A mural that included Scripture was removed from a Clovis school last month, prompting discussion on First Amendment rights in public spaces. A letter dated Aug. 15 from the Freedom From...

 

Clovis library to reopen this week

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library, closed since a deadly shooting on Aug. 28, is expected to reopen late this week. Clovis City Manager Tom Phelps said the library will have a “soft opening,” meaning it is scheduled to open without... Full story

 

Events calendar - Sept. 12

Today • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: K’Nex Engineering Part 1. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Preschool story-time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Theme: Fair Fun....

 

Opening arguments contentious in rape case

PORTALES — Jurors were met with contentious opening arguments on the first day of the trial of a Portales man accused of rape. Roy Brown, 29, faces multiple charges, including two counts of criminal sexual penetration resulting in great bodily...

 

Small fire at abandoned home extinguished

CLOVIS— Firefighters needed less than 10 minutes to extinguish a small fire at an abandoned house at 2800 W. Seventh St. on Monday. Firefighters responded to the fire at 3:55 p.m. Fire Marshal Allan Silvers said the house had been empty for awhile...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 12

Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Connecting to Expertise — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. mixer to bring local non-profit agencies together with faculty from Eastern...

 

Tarantulas embarking on season of love

Heavy summer rains signal activity for all kinds of things on the High Plains, most notably weeds and mosquitoes. But they’ve also been known to trigger love pilgrimages — of the eight-legged...

 

Pages past - Sept. 12

On this date ... 1987: An investigation was continuing on the debris of an F-111 jet that had crashed two days earlier on 21st Street about three miles west of Clovis High Plains Hospital. Pilot Maj....

 

Jail logs - Sept. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Saturday-Sunday Clovis • Ranesha Stonelake, 23, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Cornelius Wesson, 67, arson (over $500) • Destinie Cole, 26, battery on a household...

 

H.S. Football standings

District 2-6A District Overall School W L W L PF PA Clovis 0 0 2 1 98 76 La Cueva 0 0 3 0 114 29 Manzano 0 0 3 0 132 54 Sandia 0 0 3 0 129 49 Eldorado 0 0 2 1 136 123 Last week Friday Manzano 42, Cibola 7 Eldorado 47, Mayfield 35 Rio Rancho 34,...

 

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