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Meetings calendar - Jan. 10

Today • Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Elida Village Council — 6 p.m. at Elida City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida....

 

Events calendar - Jan. 10

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Cold Snap.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen Program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Xbox One free play. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday...

 

Pages past - Jan. 10

On this date ... 1983: More than 400 people attended a ribbon cutting for newly constructed facilities for the Clovis Senior Citizens Center at Baxter-Curren Hall, located at Ninth and Hickory...

 

Reporter's Notebook - Jan. 10

PORTALES — Tahir Shah wrote “Stories are a communal currency of humanity” in his book “In Arabian Nights.” If that is the case, a national non-profit group hopes to make us all rich. StoryCorps — whose mission, according to a press...

 

2017 flight safety record impressive; took years to get it

Everyone gripes about air travel. The complaints are universal: bare-it-all security checks; shoving matches over cabin bin space; economy seats increasingly reminiscent of a miniature medieval torture cell maliciously called the “little ease....

 

Even best president no role model

When Ronald Reagan began his first successful run for president, I wasn’t quite old enough to vote. I liked what he said and I put a Reagan campaign sticker on my car. During his first term, I felt...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 10, 2018

Country much better under Trump

Much has been written about President Trump’s first year. Allow me to add my critique. For starters, we should remember that calls to impeach Donald Trump began prior to his becoming President...

 

Grant aids Portales district's GRADS effort

PORTALES — About $27,000 is heading to Portales Municipal Schools for its expecting-parent program. Superintendent Johnnie Cain told board members Monday that a $101,798 grant the district applied for in September will be split two ways: $27,000...

 

Roosevelt sheriff's office honored for helping in wake of library shooting

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary on Aug. 28, but found itself assisting the Clovis Police Department during a major tragedy. CPD Chief...

 

Officials: Theft includes toxic chemicals

FRIONA — Those responsible for recent barn thefts in Parmer County may have stolen a potentially toxic chemical. A news release from the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office said six canisters of aluminum phosphate were among items stolen from barns...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 10, 2018

Christmas shooting death under investigation

PORTALES — Classmates and teachers, along with family, were among those Friday evening mourning the Christmas Day death of seventh-grader Justin James “J.J.” King. Letters of support for King’s family and memories of the 13-year old were...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 10, 2018

Dozens of dogs recovered throughout city

CLOVIS — If you were cold rushing from your vehicle to your house last Thursday, when the temperature reached a low of 24 degrees, imagine being stranded outside. That was the case for more than two dozen Chihuahuas that have been recovered from...

 

Police seek woman in shooting

CLOVIS — Law officers have issued an arrest warrant for a 25-year-old woman following a shooting on Tuesday afternoon. Gabrielle Carver, described as a 5-foot-7, 160-pound Hispanic female, is...

 

Municipal election candidates file

Portales will have a new mayor in the spring, and it looks like a familiar face. Ronald Jackson, a former Portales city councilor, was the only candidate to sign up Tuesday to fill the seat of Sharon King. King said in September she would not seek...

 

Police: Shots fired near 11th and Walnut

CLOVIS — Police are investigating reports of shots fired about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday near the corner of 11th and Walnut streets. A caller told police "they had heard four gunshots and had seen a male subject running into a home," according to a...

 

Boys basketball roundup: Clovis wins in OT

ROSWELL — By head coach Scott Robinson's own admission, Tuesday night's overtime road win at Goddard wasn't a work of art. But, the Wildcats did get the job done, rallying to tie in regulation...

 

Portales teams split road games

ROSWELL — The Rams girls made easy work of Roswell on Tuesday, downing the Coyotes, 63-35. Portales had a significant rebounding advantage of 42-19, led by Taylee Rippee's 15 boards. "One of the...

 

Girls basketball roundup: Lady 'Cats rip Goddard

ROSWELL — Clovis’ girls basketball team rolled in the second half and went on to put away Goddard 58-33 on Tuesday at Goddard High School. The Lady Wildcats (9-6) led 23-18 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Rockets 35-15 in the second half....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 10, 2018

Melrose basketball teams stampede toward tournaments

MELROSE — You’ll hear it from coaches all the time when it comes to tournament play: ‘We’ll learn from this. We can only get better.’ To that point, Melrose’s boys and girls basketball teams should be in top form come district and state...

 

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