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Articles from the January 3, 2018 edition

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Local facilities offer shelter from cold

CLOVIS — Cold weather poses a problem for many people, but especially those without the luxury of a regular place to live. That means an increase in overnight guests at Clovis’ Lighthouse Mission. Director Richard Gomez said he has seen a few...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 3, 2018

Portales man accused in sex crimes against teen

PORTALES — A Portales man was being held in jail Tuesday without bond, charged with sex crimes this summer against the 13-year-old daughter of a friend. Miguel Ramirez, 42, faces two counts of...

 

New wolf plan good for both sides of fence

It’s doubtful that people with extreme views on either side of the Mexican gray wolf recovery plan will be satisfied, but a recent decision by the state Game Commission to approve the new federal wolf recovery plan strikes a blow for reason and...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 3, 2018

Police release info on burning truck

PORTALES — Although identity confirmation on the body found over three weeks ago in a burning truck outside Portales is not expected for many more weeks, officials Tuesday released information on the vehicle’s owner and said he has not been seen...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 3

Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: “Mug hug.” Information: 575-763-9687 Tuesday • Filing — For municipal candidates across New Mexico • Quilters Tuesday — 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Pub...

 

Business digest - Jan. 3

Credit service gets new CFO A Clovis-based farm credit service has a new chief financial officer. “The Farm Credit Family is small, so it wasn’t hard to hear good things about Ag New Mexico,” said Will Fisher, the new CFO of the...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 3

Today • Clovis Exercise, Design and Planning Committee — 2:30 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in the north annex of the...

 

It's a shame politics not harmless

After almost a year of President Trump, half the country is in an absolute uproar over the ruination of America being caused by the man. Exactly like the other half of the country gnashed its teeth fo...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 3, 2018

Nation once again in sexual hysteria

Let me stipulate that I believe if someone is found guilty of rape or pedophilia they should spend a substantial amount of time in prison. We are a nation of laws and for the most part we hold to the...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 3

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Monday: Clovis • Roberto Madera-Martinez, 29, failure to pay fines • Kristian Stubbs, 29, battery upon a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, evading or...

 

Pages past - Jan. 3

On this date ... 1988: Construction was set to begin soon on a new community senior center for Milnesand, according to Roosevelt County Administrator Mike Leighton. Barring delays, the center was...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 3, 2018

Pearce promoting compromise DACA bill

CLOVIS — An immigration bill championed by the state’s Congressional representative and Republican gubernatorial candidate offers “certainty but not citizenship,” to participants of the embattled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 3, 2018

ENMU women cruise past Western 69-49

PORTALES — The Greyhounds used a strong second half to pull away from Western New Mexico, 69-49, in Tuesday's Lone Star Conference women's basketball victory at Greyhound Arena. Eastern New Mexico...

 

Portales girls top Artesia

ARTESIA — The Portales girls improved to 12-2 on the season, taking a 38-20 lead into the half en route to a 67-36 win over Artesia on Tuesday night. Taylee Rippee scored 20 points for Portales (12-2) which coach Wade Fraze credited with patience...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 3, 2018

Early blitz pushes Clovis past Coronado

CLOVIS — It was scoreless a minute in. Then another minute in. And another. Then it wasn't scoreless, and a minute later Clovis had control for the rest of the night. Teya Morris scored 15 points,...

 

Thursday final day for volleyball signups

Thursday is the final day registrations will be accepted for the upcoming women’s volleyball league at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Games will be Monday and Tuesday nights at the center, starting next week. Entry is $150 per team and $25 per...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 3, 2018

Greyhounds outlast Mustangs for first LSC win

PORTALES — The Greyhounds cracked the century mark in regulation for the first time since 2014 in Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Western New Mexico. Eastern won, 10...

 

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