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 By David Grieder    News    October 8, 2017

Official won't face weapon charge

A Dallas grand jury last month declined to indict a Clovis city employee on a weapons charge from this summer. Clovis’ Information Technology Director Paul Nelson was arrested on a work-related trip June 11 after a Transportation Security...

 

Pages past - Oct. 8

On this date ... 1962: Eastern New Mexico University theater students were gearing up to present the satire “Teahouse of the August Moon” under the direction of longtime theater professor R. Lyle Hagan. Thirty-seven students were participating...

 

Holiday closings

Many local public offices will remain open Monday, in spite of the Columbus Day holiday. Portales and Clovis city offices, Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College will all be open during regular business hours on Monday. Portales...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 8

Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales School Board — 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 8

Today • “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — 2 p.m. musical at ENMU University Theater Center. Tickets: $7 general, free for students with ID. Information: 575-562-1011 • Chili Cook-off — Noon at Living Word Church, 3719 E....

 

DA proposals middle ground on bail rules

When the New Mexico Supreme Court approved new pretrial detention rules earlier this year — rules designed to help judges determine whether a criminal defendant should be held without bail — it was anticipated that as the sweeping reforms were...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    October 8, 2017

NBA won't have problems like NFL

Over the last week, a few news items have come to my attention, and I just think the mob is wrong. Contrarians, unite: • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, when asked about recent NFL protests during the national anthem, said he expected his players to...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    October 8, 2017

Declare war on unjustifiable weapons

Some reflexive patriots, up in arms about blacks protesting experiences they’ve never endured by not observing rote rituals, ironically imagine they need military-grade weapons to protect them from...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    October 8, 2017

Vegas massacre hit close to home

It was a jarring way to start a Monday morning. My wife woke me at the start of this past week to let me know there had been a horrible shooting in Las Vegas. It didn’t resonate right away, but as I...

 

Yes, a soda jerk can become president

They called him Maggie. Ernest Marsh came by the nickname as a teenager working in Clovis’ Elite Confectionery downtown more than 100 years ago. Slaughter Murray, the ice cream parlor’s owner,...

 

Roosevelt General to host seventh annual health fair

PORTALES — The Roosevelt General Hospital Health Fair is fun and good for you, too, according to the hospital’s planning director. The fair, now in its seventh year, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, fully stocked with health...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 8, 2017

Applications under review for county commission seat

CLOVIS — At least four individuals have asked to be considered for the upcoming appointment to fill Ben Smith’s seat on the Curry County Commission. Smith announced his resignation, effective Saturday, at a commission meeting last month. He said...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 8, 2017

Commission picks park for new senior site

CLOVIS — For years, it's been assumed the current Parkview Elementary would see a second life as a senior center when Clovis Municipal Schools moves on to a new campus. But time was not on its...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 8, 2017

National Night Out brings community, responders together

CLOVIS — Local law enforcement and members of the community came together on Saturday afternoon at Greene Acres Park for this year's National Night Out event. Members of the Clovis Police and Fire...

 

Fighting to reach stardom

Ledrian "Moses" Fletcher was born and raised in Clovis and has loved to play sports since his early days of attending Cameo Elementary School. He grew up loving to play football but was always told...

 

When rain will stop, who knows, who cares

I grew up reading the rain reports from around the county in the local newspaper. The editors had the farmers trained to call in their rain totals after a storm and color was added by interviewing a...

 

Old fur hot for cold season

Are you getting cold yet? We're approaching coat season quickly and in case you're undecided on what cozy looks you'll be displaying this year, here are a few coats and jackets trending and growing in...

 

Everyone can be a great hostess

Information on making Stitch ‘n Rip jackets, ways to improve sleep and making snack cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8...

 

School menus - Oct. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn, seasonal fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun,...

 

Eldorado blanks Clovis girls

ALBUQUERQUE — Hannah Dahl and Emma Gevelhoff scored 14 minutes apart, and Eldorado added to Clovis’ rough stretch in District 2-6A play with a 2-0 win Saturday afternoon. Eldorado (6-7-1, 3-2-1) dominated the stats sheet offensively in handing...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 8, 2017

Regional football roundup: Melrose, Dora win in routs

Local eight-man teams won convincingly Friday night, Texico lost a nailbiter and other area teams were less fortunate. Dora 50, Springer 6 For the Dora Coyotes, the game was ran through junior quarterback Bradley Ramirez during their match-up with...

 

Newman tops ENMU men

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Playing its second game in as many days, Eastern New Mexico again couldn’t find the back of the net, falling 5-0 at Rogers State in Saturday’s Heartland Conference men’s soccer match. Pedro Garcia scored two goals for the...

 

ENMU cross country teams second at WT

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s University’s men and women’s cross country teams traveled over to Canyon, Texas for the West Texas A&M Stampede on Saturday, and both teams finished second to the host Buffs. The Hounds’ Omer Almog and...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 8, 2017

Q&A: Former ENMU coach Riley enjoying Warrior creation

Considered to be the "architect" behind the Golden State Warriors' two recent NBA titles — and counting, Director of Scouting and former General Manager Larry Riley is a pretty popular man around NB...

 

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