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Articles from the January 6, 2019 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 6, 2019

Officials weigh in on PARCC decision

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wasted no time following through on her campaign pledge to do away with the PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, which has been in place in New Mexico for nearly half a...

 

Our people: Mayor, president, Eagle

My name is H. Carl Burnett. I am a retired technical specialist after 32 years with Xcel Energy. I've been married to my wife Sylvia for 35 years and we have two adult daughters, Gina and Melanie. I...

 

Don't spend too much time wringing hands over shutdown

Government shutdown. It has a nice ring for some of us, but the hand wringing in Washington D.C. is starting to get a little loud in the media. Two weeks into the shutdown — or more precisely...

 

School menus - Jan. 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Chili cheese fries, broccoli w/ranch, chilled pineapple, cookie. Friday: Breakfast — Muffin. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden s...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta Tuesday: No beginning line dance, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class,...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 6

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Mistletoe Murder” by Karen MacInerney ripples with festive cheer as Lucy Resnick enjoys life selling her jams and soaps during the day and evening fireside sessions with h...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 6

Tuesday • Books and babies “Let It Snow” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open ages 0-3. Information: 575-356-3940 • Quilters’ Tuesday — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carvery Public Library, 701 N....

 

Jail logs - Jan. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Johnny Vigil, 25, probation violation, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, failure to yield right of way to oncoming vehicle, battery against a household...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 6

Monday • Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan public hearing — 4 p.m., Memorial Building Council Chamber, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662, ext. 1. Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 6, 2019

One arrested in morning car thefts

CLOVIS — Officials last week investigated multiple early-morning car thefts in northwest Clovis, arresting one while advising the public to take additional precautions in securing their vehicles. Three vehicles within a half-mile of each other...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 6, 2019

State Legislature gearing up

The state Legislature won’t officially convene until noon on Jan. 15. But hundreds of bills have already been pre-filed for the 60-day session. As of Thursday, 335 bills, memorials or resolutions had been pre-filed in the House of Representatives a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 6, 2019

Commission hears dairyman's concerns

CLOVIS — A Clovis dairyman on Thursday once again addressed the Clovis City Commission with his latest appeal for help in recovery from water contaminated by neighboring Cannon Air Force Base. Art Schaap conceded there wasn’t much the city could...

 

Governor orders end to PARCC

SANTA FE — On her third day as governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will drop the oft-maligned PARCC exam after the current school year — if not sooner. In its place, a new assessment system will be created. While it’s...

 

Clovis' first baby of 2019 born at PRMC

CLOVIS — The first Clovis-born baby of 2019 arrived last week at Plains Regional Medical Center. However, those are the only details publicly available about the newest addition. The newborn’s parents requested no media at this time, according...

 

Public hearings set for Curry meeting

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will have a pair of public hearings during its Thursday meeting, dealing with a potential low income property tax rebate ordinance and action on a franchise agreement for the Grady Wind Energy Center. The 9...

 

Roosevelt to consider new contract

PORTALES — Tuesday morning Roosevelt County will kick off the new year considering a contract for a new evidence technician position at the county sheriff office, among routine items before the commission for the beginning of 2019. “This meeting...

 

Portales to consider water asset plan

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will consider the adoption of a water asset management plan during Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the plan will identify all of the city’s water-related assets like pipes in the ground...

 

Public record - Jan. 6

The following marriage licenses were filed through Wednesday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Blas Christian Casimiro Jr., 22, and Angela Jennifer Saldana Hernandez, both of Muleshoe • Angel Vasquez-Zapata, 28, and Marleni Yuridiana Ceja,...

 

Pages past - Jan. 6

On this date ... 1969: Preston Nance, a 5-foot-7-inch senior guard, was the focus in the Clovis News-Journal's "Meet Your Wildcats" feature. The basketball player was "noted for his ball handling and...

 

Opinion: Past time to release reports on shooting that involved officer

It’s been three months since a Clovis police officer shot and killed a suspected car thief. It’s been two months since investigators completed their review of the incident. And yet reports...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    January 6, 2019

Opinion: Shutdown may last months, not years

It looks like we’re on pace for the longest government shutdown in history, and President Trump says he’ll keep the shutdown going for months or years if he has to. I’m not in the habit of taking Donald Trump at his word. Last month, he told...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 6, 2019

Opinion: Dems increasingly irrational about wall

It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Their opposition to President Donald Trump’s border wall (or, more properly, his...

 

Opinion: Anti-boycott law sets a bad precedent for US

Earlier this year, letters from the state of Arkansas began drifting across my desk, demanding that our weekly newspaper, the Arkansas Times, either sign a pledge not to boycott Israel or forfeit all state advertising. The letters were the result of...

 

ENMU women off to 4-0 LSC start

SILVER CITY — For the second straight season, the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team suffered a poor shooting night at Western New Mexico. This time around, the Greyhound defense played...

 

Clovis boys reach Gallup title game

GALLUP — There was no argument that the Clovis Wildcats were limping into the Gallup Tournament this week, with three key players out — all of them for at least a few weeks — with injury. Two...

 

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