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Articles from the January 23, 2019 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    January 23, 2019

United we stand

PORTALES - Monday in eastern New Mexico brought another of those spectacular sunsets that occasions a motorist to pull over and take pictures or a pedestrian to stop and gape slackjawed. But in...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 23

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “P.J.’s Party” (wear your pajamas) — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 23

Feb. 5 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109...

 

Two women cut from the same cloth

Two years apart — almost to the day — eastern New Mexico lost two women who might well be the last of their breed. Marie Roberson of Portales died Jan. 14 at age 91; Tillie Shaw of Clovis passed o...

 

QuiltStories - Sandra Ferguson

This is my first quilt, just to see if I could. - Sandra Ferguson...

 

City, county leadership talks CATS, mental health resources, events center

CLOVIS - Curry County and Clovis leadership assembled Tuesday afternoon in city hall in the first gathering this year of quarterly meetings to discuss ways the local governments can collaborate for...

 

QuiltStories - Leslie Lieb Creighton

It's nothing professional, but completely perfect in the memory category - memories of an Elida Lady Tiger! - Leslie Lieb Creighton...

 

We don't get to choose how others behave

One of the lovely things about being a writer is that I can work in my pajamas if I want. (For the record: I do not — although what I wear could easily double for pajamas in a pinch.) The not-so-lovely part is that I am almost always alone and...

 

'Deep state' isn't what you think

You’ve probably been hearing about the “deep state” recently, with some pundits saying it’s a danger and others saying it doesn’t even exist. It’s real, but it’s not the conspiracy...

 

Time to keep an eye on the Dems

The last time New Mexico was in this situation, Bill Richardson had just been elected governor. It was 2003 and Richardson, a former congressman and high-ranking official in the Clinton administration, had just won election with about 56 percent of...

 

Pending bill would shield false accusers

Once again, well-intentioned legislation in the Roundhouse is being touted as a way to protect the identities of sexual assault victims. In reality, it’s a way to circumvent due process and shield those who would make false accusations. Senate...

 

Letter to the editor - Jan. 23

Solution to lower drug prices is already there Technically speaking, the solution to lower drug prices is about as complicated as figuring out 2 plus 2 equals 4 not 3 or 5. The big road block to the simple solution is $$$$$$$$$. The interests that...

 

Museum takes a look at all aspects of military life

As a full-time federal employee, wife, mother, and daughter, I had enough going on in my life in 2011 when, somewhat spontaneously, I came up with an idea to start a museum dedicated to military families. At that time, my son was deployed to Iraq...

 

Another viewpoint: Biases blew Kentucky student's actions out of proportion

It’s worth thinking about the rush to harshly condemn a Kentucky high school student on the basis of some cellphone images and his red MAGA hat. The episode, which has produced threats of violence, is both a sign — and a cause — of our...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Lionel Junious, 33, driving under the influence of drugs, following too closely • Lonnie Clark, 29, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles, aggravated fleeing a law...

 

Pages past - Jan. 23

On this date ... 1964: Law enforcement officials in Sudan, Texas, were searching for clues related to the death of an infant found in a paper sack near railroad tracks. "They figure the infant was...

 

Clovis man dies after accident

CLOVIS — A Clovis man died Monday evening following an accident on Thornton Street, according to a release from the Clovis Police Department. Angel Solis-Loya, 82, died at Plains Regional Medical Center after suffering injuries in a...

 

Partial road closure scheduled

CLOVIS — The Curry County Road Department is closing a portion of Curry Road M on Thursday for a cross over culvert installation, according to a release from the county. The section of CR M between State Road 245 and Curry Road 13 is scheduled...

 

Capitol learning curve for new lawmakers

SANTA FE - One new legislator was mistaken for a secretary. Another says she stopped the first time she saw her name on a sign in the Roundhouse. Nearly two dozen new lawmakers, including three from... Full story

 

Faith: Children could take better shot at leading government

As I write, it is Day 31 of the longest government shutdown in the history of our nation. I tend to think that a much longer, much more permanent, shutdown of a good many regulation-spawning...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 23, 2019

Melrose teacher earns STEM award

MELROSE - While the Academy Award nominations had people around the country talking on social media on Tuesday, a different kind of award was making news in eastern New Mexico. Melrose Superintendent...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 23, 2019

March, rally focus on celebration, taking action

CLOVIS - Monday morning's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. symbolic march and rally in Clovis had three main components to its theme - remember, celebrate and act. Action was the focus of Pastor Robert L. G...

 

Clovis swim teams finish fourth

Clovis’ swim team continued its fast approach to postseason competition with a strong showing in Saturday’s club meet at Midland. The Wildcats hope its a portend for good things to come in their next two high school meets, which will both be...

 

ENMU women top Commerce, move to 7-1 in conference

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team earned its second consecutive win against a regionally-ranked team as the Hounds led the entire way in a 90-79 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. The game...

 

ENMU women jump to sixth in regional poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An undefeated week helped the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team jump two spots to sixth in the D2SIDA South Central Regional poll on Monday. The poll, released by the College Sports Information Directors of...

 

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