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Articles from the October 18, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    October 18, 2017

Agreement emphasizes controlled alcohol service

CLOVIS — A new agreement approved Tuesday between Curry County and the company managing its Fairgrounds and Events Center places a stricter emphasis on controlled alcohol service, following two...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 18, 2017

EPCOG approves housing purchase option

CLOVIS — The Eastern Plains Council of Governments on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve an option that allows J.L. Gray Co. to purchase three low-income housing complexes from EPCOG. EPCOG Executive Director Sandy Chancey said J.L. Gray, under...

 

County manager details tenative disaster relief plan

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton detailed at Tuesday's county commission meeting a tentative plan to apply for disaster relief funds from heavy rains in August. Because De Baca...

 

Former daycare owners permitted to travel

PORTALES — An order for out-of-state travel was granted by Judge Donna Mowrer on Tuesday to the former Portales daycare owners charged with leaving two children in a hot car in July. Maliyah Jones, 22 months, was pronounced dead and Aubrianna...

 

Texico example worth following for state schools

Activists, local education bureaucrats and teacher unions have been fully on board with the mantra that we just don’t spend enough taxpayer dollars on K-12 education in New Mexico. This is in spite of that fact that when it comes to per-student spe...

 

Libertarianism can and does work

From time to time someone will tell me they really like the idea of libertarianism; they only wish it could work in the real world. This reminds me of someone confessing they like the idea of...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    October 18, 2017

Democrat smugness lost election

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the first of a two-part series that attempts to connect some political dots to arrive at...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 18

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: “What a Hoot!” Information: 575-356-3940 • Blood drive — 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, Clovis. Information: 575-625-9743 • Gothic Science Fiction...

 

Pages past - Oct. 18

On this date ... 1987: Eva Davis was honored for her longtime efforts on behalf of the Clovis black community at the annual awards banquet for the Clovis branch of the National Association for the...

 

CHS reserved basketball tickets on sale Nov. 1

CLOVIS — Reserved seat tickets for the Clovis High School girls and boys basketball seasons will go on sale Nov. 1, according to a release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Reserved seats are $140 apiece and are good for all regular season games —...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 18

Today • Finance Committee — 2 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Parks, Recreation and...

 

Jail logs - Oct. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday Clovis • Arthur Lucero, 23, failure to appear on a felony charge • Chris Santillanes, 47, distribution of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia • Joseph Torres, 38, driving while...

 

Prep soccer: Rams pull sweep at Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams boys and girls soccer teams each notched key shutout victories in Ruidoso on Tuesday. The District 4/1-4A showdown featured a 5-0 boys victory, followed by a 1-0 girls victory. “We just played really well,” Portales...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 18, 2017

H.S. volleyball: Lady 'Cats pull sweep of Manzano

CLOVIS — Well into autumn and district playoff time fast approaching, Clovis' volleyball team needed something, anything, to break out of its recent funk. A five-game losing streak — four...

 

College volleyball: WT beats ENMU in four

CANYON — Eastern New Mexico lost for the fourth time in five matches in Tuesday evening’s Lone Star Conference volleyball showdown at West Texas A & M. The Lady Buffs took down the Greyhounds in four sets, 25-22, 26-28, 25-17 and 25-15. After...

 

Prep volleyball: Portales wins in four at Hope Christian

ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales volleyball team earned a key district road win on Tuesday, as the Rams downed Hope Christian in Four sets. With the win, Portales maintains a first place lead over Moriarty in the 4A/District 4 standings. The Rams (13-4,...

 

Prep soccer: Sandia beats both Clovis teams 3-0

CLOVIS — After a pair of 3-0 losses to Sandia on Tuesday, both Clovis soccer teams are looking at two sets of odds for making the Class 6A playoffs. Those odds, unfortunately, are slim and none. Bot...

 

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