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Articles from the October 27, 2017 edition

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Cold coming, but not to stay

A freeze is coming to the eastern Plains, but don’t get too comfortable in those winter coats. The cold weather isn’t expected to last. The season’s first frost is expected this weekend — lows should be around 25 degrees early Saturday mornin...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 27, 2017

Water authority talks funds, applicants

GRADY — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has a busy couple of months ahead, as it seeks both to secure state and federal funds and to select a new executive director from dozens of...

 

Hillcrest Park Zoo transforming for Halloween

CLOVIS — Hillcrest Park Zoo is expected to transform into a Halloween hangout on Sunday afternoon. Boo in the Zoo 2 is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a candy-filled trick or treat trail and other holiday festivities. Terri Chavez, operations...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 27

Today • Murder: The Final Frontier — 7 p.m. Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner at the Clovis Civic Center featuring The Brickstreet Players. Tickets: $30 general, $40 VIP. Information: 575-935-5000 • PRMC Auxiliary bake sale — 8 a.m.-noon at...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 27

Today • Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Library Board — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday • Clovis Community College Board — 8...

 

Climb out of rut and follow God

At times I seem to get in a rut with everyday responsibilities. During those times, it feels like I am going nowhere and doing nothing. I think it happens at times to everyone. The truth is that God...

 

Steeples still pointing us in the right direction

Wow. I wonder how much farther that old sagging column supporting the corner of this old sagging house can lean out southward before the corner of the house just collapses and wordlessly pleads, “He...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    October 27, 2017

Cup holders best feature ever

The important features of your daily mode of personal transportation are why we acquire it, what we brag most about, and what we miss the most when they are no longer available. We won’t talk about...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 27, 2017

Atlatl takes weekend spotlight

PORTALES — Get ready to party like it’s 9999 BC. Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark and Museum will host its 17th annual atlatl competition on Saturday morning before the 13,000-year-old Clovis Man archaeological dig site moves into the...

 

Pages past - Oct. 27

On this date ... 1987: Clovis firefighters were spending their spare time putting a pitched roof on the fire station, replacing what had been a series of leaky flat roofs. Fire Chief Floyd Cooper and...

 

Woman rescued from overpass

CLOVIS — Police and firefighters rescued a woman who threatened suicide off the Prince Street overpass early Thursday afternoon, Fire Department Battalion Chief Dale Hand said. The unidentified woman was not injured, Hand said. He said a police...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 27, 2017

Crunch time for Clovis, Sandia football squads

CLOVIS — You don't need to be a math whiz to look at the numbers and understand how important tonight's game is for the Clovis High football team. The Wildcats and their opponent, Sandia, each head...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 27, 2017

District football could be on the line tonight for Rams

PORTALES — The Rams football team will head to Moriarty tonight in a matchup that may ultimately be the de facto district championship game. The Pintos and Rams both enter Friday’s game at 7-1, with a 2-0 District 4-4A mark. Moriarty’s loss,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 27, 2017

Regional football preview: Texico expects test

PORTALES — Area teams will be put to the test against tough district opponents, as teams like Farwell and Muleshoe hope to keep their playoff hopes alive tonight, with just a handful of regular season games remaining Melrose and Bovina each had...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 27, 2017

Rams ready for playoffs

PORTALES — After sneaking into the 1A-4A state playoffs by the skin of their teeth, the Portales Rams boys soccer team will play New Mexico Military Institute for an unprecedented third match in a...

 

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