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Officer in standoff returned to duty

CLOVIS — The Clovis police officer who discharged a weapon during a July 6 standoff has not been identified by either the department or the New Mexico State Police, but he was returned to full duty four days after the standoff. The weapon was disch...

 

Masaitis takes command at Cannon Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — There was plenty of pomp and precision Wednesday morning at Cannon Air Force Base, with dozens of airmen in formation practicing every step and rotation hours in advance of...

 

Portales takes steps to bump salaries

PORTALES - Members of the Portales City Council took the first steps to increasing the salaries for their positions. But they'll have to win another term to reap any benefit. Councilors, by a 6-0...

 

Officials weigh in on potential NDAA veto

CLOVIS — President Trump has produced a laundry list of justifications in his threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, including border wall funding. New Mexico’s congressional delegation has chosen to focus in on one particular...

 

President's residence another step closer

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University regents on Thursday took one more step toward a new president’s residence at the college. Now the challenge is taking long enough to do the project right and getting the project started before the year clo...

 

Support women's sports with wallet

A little more than a year ago, I decided to look up the streaming package for the Women’s National Basketball Association. I had already planned to purchase NBA League Pass later in the year, and thought there might be a group discount. I knew NBA...

 

Lodgers tax disbursements discussed

CLOVIS — When one private entity gets three times as much taxpayer disbursement as another private entity, supporters of the latter are sometimes inclined to disagree. That took place during the Thursday Clovis City Commission meeting, with a back-...

 

City councilors talk alley trash in Portales

PORTALES — In a discussion about as lengthy as the rest of the meeting combined, Portales city councilors expressed frustration about alleyways overloaded with trash. Portales City Manager Sammy Standefer conceded issues with large items left next...

 

Senior services division approves survey release

CLOVIS — The city’s senior services division is hoping to hear from the people it serves. The Clovis Senior Citizens Service Committee gave approval during its Thursday meeting for Senior Services Director Barbara Riggan to release a survey that...

 

Firefighter wins national award

CLOVIS - Chet Chenault thought it was nice to hear somebody nominated him to be the Veterans of Foreign Wars firefighter of the year. But after months of radio silence, he figured somebody else had...

 

Plenty of discussion, but no action taken by parks committee

CLOVIS — There was discussion aplenty Tuesday night regarding Clovis’ parks, particularly the future shooting range at Ned Houk Park. But no actions were taken, partially by circumstance and partially by design. The city’s parks, recreation...

 

Piano duet recital set for Friday

CLOVIS — Sharing a stage is not for every musician. Sharing a piano is for even fewer. An exception to the rule is set for First United Methodist Church, as visiting musicians Denise Parr-Scanlin and Maria Garzon will perform a piano duet recital 7...

 

No racial component to mermaids

A former coworker of mine moved to the east coast, and found a great life for herself. That included a boyfriend, who later became a fiancee, who later became a husband. It was more difficult than it should have been, because she’s white and...

 

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