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Articles from the January 9, 2019 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    January 9, 2019

Final motions heard ahead of daycare trial

PORTALES - Almost 18 months since their arrest following the death of a young child in their care, Mary and Sandi Taylor appeared in court with their attorney on Monday. The purpose was for final...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 9

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Stitch Addicts stitch group — 1:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Thursday...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 9

Thursday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Republican Party of Roosevelt County biennial organization county convention — 5:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th...

 

Pages past - Jan. 9

On this date ... 1969: Allsup's 7-11 stores offered hot barbecue daily and featured three convenient locations in Clovis. Allsup's was "different because we stress convenience." Weekly specials...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Lambert Campbell, 34, probation violation • Pedro Ybarra, 26, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Robert Baker, 26, failure to pay fines • Robert...

 

CASA volunteer can be a child's best friend

When a small child has the misfortune of somehow entering the legal system — usually through no fault of their own — sometimes the best friend that child can have is a Court Appointed Special...

 

Sandals with socks? I don't judge

I’ll tell you what no one wants to talk about: their toes. I could get people to discuss intimate details of their financial or their love lives before they would open up about their feet. Oh, sure, there are exceptions. “I just had my first... Full story

 

PetStories - It takes all kinds: Laila Joy

When my husband and I got married, he worked with a man doing construction. The man was also an animal rescuer and found this dog in an abandoned house in Clovis. My husband and I took her in. All we...

 

PetStories - It takes all kinds: Razzy

Razzy has been in our lives for four years now. His story is very unique in many ways. I responded to an ad for a 6-month-old male Yorkie. For some reason I felt the need to reply, though we had...

 

PetStories - It takes all kinds: Jaspar

This is Jaspar. He is our family gato. He was born in our home. He loves to nap in his chiminea on our porch and he is strikingly beautiful with those eyes! - Submitted by Yolanda...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 9, 2019

Shooting trial date delayed again

CLOVIS — Uncertainty about an expert witness led to a second continuance Monday for a man accused of a fatal shooting 16 months ago. Darryl Turner, 31, is now scheduled to be tried Feb. 25-March 1 for second-degree murder in the Sept. 5, 2017,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 9, 2019

Heads together

CLOVIS - If Monday's legislative luncheon roundtable at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is any indication, marijuana will be on legislators' minds when they travel to Santa Fe later this...

 

Reporter's notebook: Virtual animals, real business

There are more animals at the city zoo than meet the naked eye, if you count the electronic cast of cartoon creatures drawing players at a steady pace the past few weeks. Staff at the Hillcrest Park Zoo have seen a recent jump in individual visits...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 9, 2019

Dairy owner speaks in Portales

PORTALES - A local dairy owner's tour of government entities to discuss the water contamination issue near Cannon Air Force Base continued at Tuesday's Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Art...

 

Portales holds off Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA — From a look at the box score, Portales Saturday win at Santa Rosa looked a lot like its Friday win over Robertson — big third-quarter, following by surviving the opposition’s big fourth quarter. But, coach Rickie McBroom said,...

 

Broadview fire department upgraded

The Broadview Fire Department has been notified of an upgrade in its rating from the Insurance Service Office from Class 9 to Class 8B. The upgrade could qualify landowners within the Broadview Fire Protection District for lower insurance premiums....

 

Republican party to keep chair

CLOVIS — The Curry County Republican Party kept R.L. “Rube” Render as party chairman at its biennial organizational convention, held Saturday at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Render said in October he was likely going to...

 

Clovis man gets probation

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to two years supervised probation through a plea agreement on a domestic violence case from late 2017. Mark Cordova, 19, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in an agreement by which prosecutors...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 9, 2019

Cass going indoors

PORTALES — After setting school rushing records at Clovis High and Eastern New Mexico University, Kamal Cass is taking his game indoors. The three-time All-Lone Star Conference first team selection and winner of five All-American honors as a...

 

Roosevelt to start road rehabilitation

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Road Department will begin road rehabilitation projects on the following areas: • S. Roosevelt Rd. V Place, between S. Roosevelt Rd. 6 and S. Roosevelt Rd. 5 • S. Roosevelt Rd. 5 Lane, between S. Roosevelt Rd. V...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2019

EPAC offers tune-up

TEXICO - When taking a long drive, it's always good to see certain mileposts, certain landmarks, signifying how far you've come no matter how far you still need to go. The EPAC tournament is a...

 

US needs to act, not pontificate, on immigration

As the stalemate and partial government shutdown over $5 billion for a border wall/fence/barrier grinds on, the tragedies associated with illegal immigration continue to mount. Unfortunately, both sides are focused on photo ops and talking points...

 

Let others make their mistakes

One of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do is let people make their own mistakes. Whether you’re seeing your child about to make a mistake, or seeing other people making pointless and...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    January 9, 2019

Good or bad, change is coming

Suit up, New Mexicans. Big changes are about to take place. That’s what a commanding majority of New Mexicans voted for — but that doesn’t mean we’re all going to like it. Take gun control as an example. In a rural western state such as...

 

Another viewpoint: State could use new economic model

Congratulations, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, on the beginning of your journey leading the state. You certainly have the political chops and smarts for the job. We agree with so much of what you talked about in your inaugural speech Jan. 1 as you... Full story

 

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