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 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 6, 2017

Play director signing out with 'Noises Off'

CLOVIS — After working "on-and-off" for 20 years at Clovis Community College, play director Christy Mendoza is calling it a career with "Noises Off." "I've always been intrigued by 'Noises Off' and...

 

Roosevelt approves overdose prevention program

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday approved a program aimed at preventing opioid abusers from overdosing, despite some initial apprehension from commissioners. Roosevelt County...

 

CCC schedules two pinning events

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College has scheduled two pinning events to honor fall 2017 graduates, according to a press release from CCC. The nurses’ pinning is set for 1 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. The physical...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 6

Today’s family in need: This young lady has three children she supports by herself. The young mother has three girls, ages 5 and under, and came to the Salvation Army to do community service. She was asked if she was interested in receiving...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 6, 2017

Curry approves list of nearly 40 damaged roads

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday approved a list of nearly 40 roads damaged by rainfall this year in hopes of receiving disaster funding from the state. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle...

 

CCC board to vote on budget adjustments

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on budget adjustments for fiscal year 2018 at its regular meeting today. Administrative Assistant to the President Beverly Aragon said the board regularly makes adjustment...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 6, 2017

Attorney conviction may be dismissed

Attorney Eric Dixon’s 2016 conviction for misdemeanor assault will be dismissed if he successfully completes six months of unsupervised probation, officials said Tuesday. A six-person jury found the Portales attorney guilty last December of...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 6

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Winter band concert — 4:30 p.m. in Buchanan Hall, Eastern New Mexico University. Information: 575-356-7000 • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at...

 

It's not help if it's not wanted

Most people enjoy helping others when they can, and when they see a deserving opportunity. It’s one of the best things about human nature. Yet it’s easy to fool yourself into believing you are...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 6

Today • Clovis Community College board — 8 a.m. in room 512. Information: 575-769-2811 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in North Annex at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Portales School Board...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    December 6, 2017

No way Hillary's getting into office

The latest Trump or former Trump associate to be indicted by independent prosecutor Robert Mueller is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Depending on which news organization you choose to follow, Flynn...

 

Delaying tax issue costs NM jobs, income

Legislative Democrats are champing at the bit to raise revenue, and one way to do it is to remove exemptions to the state’s dysfunctional and burdensome gross receipts tax system. Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez campaigned on a pledge...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Javier Jimenez, 34, possession of drug paraphernalia, concealing identity, failure to appear on a felony charge • Willie Andazola, 39, criminal damage to property • Edgar...

 

Pages past - Dec. 6

On this date ... 1987: Yucca Junior High eighth-grader Cory Thrasher and ninth-grader Julie Poynor captured top honors in the school's first Invent America! competition. The Invent America! program...

 

Street closing for pipeline installation

CLOVIS — Mitchell Street will be closed to traffic between Ninth and 10th streets from 9 a.m. to noon today, according to a news release from the city of Clovis. New Mexico Gas will be installing pipe in the area, the release said. Information:...

 

Clovis girls rout Lovington, boys fall at Carlsbad

LOVINGTON — Clovis’ girls basketball team played great defense, holding Lovington to single digits in each of the first three quarters, and came away from Tuesday night’s road game with a 46-26 blowout victory. The Lady Wildcats, as a result,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 6, 2017

Portales boys get first win of season

PORTALES — Basketball legend Allen Iverson once mocked a reporter’s question about practice by saying, “We talkin’ about practice, man. Not a game, practice.” For the Portales High boys basketball team, however, practice made perfect in...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 6, 2017

Texico boys rally to win

TEXICO — Good teams find ways to win. Texico High's boys basketball team did just that, adjusting on defense and rallying for a 65-52 home victory over Gateway Christian Tuesday night. The Wolves,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 6, 2017

Texico girls start fast and roll past Gateway Christian

TEXICO — If there was a word to describe Tuesday night's Texico High girls basketball game, it would be "energy." The Lady Wolverines roared out with it, used it to build a quick daunting lead,...

 

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