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Articles from the January 21, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 21, 2018

Women's march 'important'

PORTALES — It's been a full year since millions of women around the country and the world took to the streets to protest for women's rights and clearly women still have something to say. Portales...

 

Silver Alert issued for pair from Bovina

BOVINA — Law enforcement is searching for two Bovina residents in their 80s who have not been seen since Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bovina Police Department. A Silver... Full story

 

Special collection at ENMU damaged

PORTALES — A treasured collection of literature is facing an uncertain future after sustaining damage from flooding over the winter holiday. On Dec. 29, a pipe in a restroom of the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building froze and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 21, 2018

Clovis aims to educate public on GO bonds

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is embarking on a process even optimists know is a hard sell — property tax hikes to pay for up to $20 million in infrastructure and quality of life improvements in the next four years. A series of informational meeti...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 21

Today • Power to the Polls Women’s March — 10:30 a.m. at Dallas Park, Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-0098 Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Mug hug. Information: 575-763-9687 Tuesday...

 

Pages past - Jan. 21

On this date ... 1973: A dozen local square dance callers had banded together to form The Clovis Area Callers Association, a group designed to promote and encourage square dancing in eastern New Mexico. Jack Orio was elected president of the group,...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 21

Monday • Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Muleshoe Independent School District Board of Trustees — 7 p.m....

 

Accidental alert shows system review crucial

Imagine learning that you have only minutes to live. That was the challenge posed by an irate Hawaii resident for whom the notion wasn’t a conceptual exercise, but a terrifying reality. A million and a half Americans in the Aloha State were scared...

 

Dolores 'was an incredible woman'

Dolores Penrod, 88, composed part of her own recent memorial at the Portales Cemetery. Read by retired professor Bob Taylor, Penrod — June 10, 1929-Dec. 11, 2017 — wrote in the third person:...

 

FDA hindrance to life-saving tech

The Food and Drug Administration is hardly a flashy agency. News releases about drug approvals and genetic testing don’t get quite as much fanfare as NASA’s latest mission or the Pentagon’s...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 21, 2018

Police to promote new program

CLOVIS — A new initiative from the Clovis Police Department invites a little more community engagement with the work of apprehending absconders of probation and parole. “Turn Them In Thursday,” debuted Jan. 11 on the CPD Facebook page, with an...

 

A little perspective, please; it's not that cold

Monday morning was so cold the cows were milked for ice cream. Coffee was being sold on a stick. Politicians had their hands in their own pockets, and they stopped blowing hot air. A guy chipped a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 21, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Jan. 21

A Washington State fifth-grader wants to know a little more about New Mexico. Blake Maggart wrote to The Eastern New Mexico News last week for a report he’s making on the state, seeking information and artifacts. Bravo, Blake. We’re glad to be...

 

5 things to know about... last week

1. A Portales man on Monday was shot by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies after a destructive run with heavy equipment. Officials said James Wallace McFarlin, 48, was driving a front-end loader and seen flipping a vehicle and damaging property...

 

Q&A: Commission candidates weigh in on water assurance plan

Editor’s note: City commissioners late last year approved a master water assurance plan. We asked 2018 commission candidates: • What do you like about the plan, if anything? • What are your primary concerns about the plan, if any? Here are...

 

Our People: Cooking central to life of native

Eric Hall was born and raised in Clovis. He graduated from Clovis High School 1991. He is he son of William and Mary Hall. His mother taught him how to cook and his father taught him how to barbecue,...

 

Winter's been shockingly dry this year

It's been a really dry winter. How dry has it been, you ask? I don't want to alarm anyone, but they’re having trouble keeping the pond at Oasis State Park. The coyotes and lizards are drinking the...

 

Learn about cancer-fighting foods on show

Information on changing out kitchen lighting and gluten-free cooking for two will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mounta...

 

Men's fashion goes eccentric for spring season

It's always fun to talk about menswear fashion, especially when the latest runway shows featured some of the most eccentric looks of the season. This month, the Paris menswear fashion shows brought...

 

Clovis comeback falls short at Manzano

CLOVIS — After their last Albuquerque trip produced a second half they'd love to forget, the Clovis Wildcats came close to staging a comeback they'd want to remember. Down 10 at the half, the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Secret no more: Sours leading Texico girls

TEXICO — From "best kept secret" to no secret at all, Texico junior point guard Baylee Sours has certainly burst onto the scene this season. Sours, arguably the area's best small-school girls...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 21, 2018

Clovis girls rout Monarchs

CLOVIS — The other night, LeBron James said that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in “Strugglesville.” Saturday, though the Clovis girls basketball team had its own struggles — mostly...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 21, 2018

Texico boys improve to 19-0, top Ruidoso 72-59

TEXICO — Nineteen up, nineteen down. No, that's not as easy for the Texico High boys basketball team as it may sound — though the Wolverines might make it look that way sometimes. But they were...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Greyhounds get on winning track, top Rams

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University would not be denied for a second time in three days, as the Greyhounds managed to hold on to a second half lead in Saturday's 92-89 Lone Star Conference...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Comeback falls just short for ENMU women

PORTALES — Late-game fireworks — in more ways than one — weren't enough to save the Eastern New Mexico women against Angelo State in Saturday's Lone Star Conference basketball tussle at...

 

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