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Events calendar - Jan. 30

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Let’s Hibernate” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information:...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Jury selected in daycare worker trial

PORTALES — A jury is in place, and the trial for two former daycare workers charged more than 18 months ago with the death and serious injury of two young girls in their care begins today. “We’re looking forward to getting the trial moving and...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 30

Tuesday • 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,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 30, 2019

Business feature: Business recognized by state

CLOVIS - Cowboy clothing and cell phones sound like their from two very different eras, but one Clovis business will be recignized for succesfully combining the two for close to a decade. El Caporal...

 

Pages past - Jan. 30

On this date ... 1969: A Clovis photographer had been named official photographer for the New Mexico Legislature. The office of state Sen. Odis Echols Jr., D-Clovis, announced that Al Sass had been...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Educators attend windmill workshop

For local educators in search of relevant lessons for their students on concepts of engineering and energy careers, it doesn't get much more hands-on than climbing inside of a windmill. Some 30...

 

State warns of funny money

A risk advisory last week from the Office of the State Auditor urges the public to keep an eye out for funny money, though local business representatives have so far reported no such sightings. “The OSA has received notice of counterfeit money targ...

 

Funding increase too much to ask from constituents

On Jan. 17, with just over two weeks on the job, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that she needed around $1.2 million more from taxpayers to run her office. Specifically, to enable her to formulate and implement her “bold, aggressive...

 

There's no way to know everything

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, and one many people can’t accept, but you and I can never know everything. This means if you want to act politically, you’ll come from a place of ignorance whether...

 

NFL one more big business entity

I’m done with the NFL. At least for this season. If I were a man of higher principles, I’d be done with it for good. The New Orleans loss to the Rams was the straw that broke my back. To essentially end a great season with such a blatant penalty...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 30, 2019

Schools observing Black History Month

With the calendar set to switch over to February, several area schools have events planned to celebrate Black History Month, starting with a kick-off at 11:30 on Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building (CUB). Damieanus...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 30, 2019

ENMU, CCC recognized as Military Friendly schools

Two of eastern New Mexico’s higher education institutions have been recognized as Military Friendly schools for the 2019-20 school year. Clovis Community College received a gold award in the small community college category while Eastern New...

 

Fort Sumner coach arrested

PORTALES — A Fort Sumner High School football and boys basketball coach was arrested early Saturday morning in Roosevelt County for driving under the influence of liquor. Brad Holland, 39, of Alto, entered a plea of not guilty Monday afternoon to...

 

Lewis named top defender again

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halfway through the Lone Star Conference season, it’s fair to say Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Alivia Lewis has the inside track to win the conference’s...

 

Freshman Academy placed on lockdown

CLOVIS — Clovis High School’s Freshman Academy was placed briefly on a level 1 lockdown Tuesday afternoon on reports of a weapon on campus, but nothing was found. “I think a couple of kids left campus, and they said they left campus because...

 

Education digest - Jan. 30

Schools holding volunteer workshop Clovis Municipal Schools welcomes residents who want to be volunteers in the school system. A workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Clovis High School Lecture Hall, and is open to anybody who wants...

 

Groups sharing wind knowledge

One of our long-term and ongoing goals is to develop ways to actively engage our secondary students as we prepare them for the workplace. One of our strategies is to partner with community...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 30, 2019

Texico election turnout up before election date

TEXICO — The Texico Municipal Schools bond and mill levy election is just under a week away but turnout has already exceeded past elections, according to election officials. Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland and Roosevelt County Clerk Stephanie...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 30, 2019

White: Good evaluation requires all info

Scouting to baseball is like vitamins to the body. It’s essential for growth and progression, for survival really. So that makes Logan White kind of like a guy who owns a multi-vitamin store. The...

 

Senior meals director departs program

CLOVIS — Clovis’ city manager said Tuesday that the city was working with the board of the Curry Residents Senior Meals Association to ensure services were not impacted following the recent departure of the program’s director. Justin Howalt...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 30

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Alex Chavez, 18, probation violation • Jeremy Duarte, 27, criminal damage to the property of a household member, battery against a household member • Xavier Valero, 19,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 30, 2019

Hounds hope to overcome turnover

PORTALES — Monday’s Eastern New Mexico baseball practice was a microcosm of a new season outlook overall. Hoping for better times ahead. The Greyhounds look forward to better conditions than...

 

Homecoming takes me back to chicken wire and napkins

With basketball season in full swing, it’s also homecoming time for a number of local schools. Dora and Melrose welcome alumni home Friday; Elida follows on Feb. 8. When I hear the word...

 

Personal blunders aren't really that interesting

Nearly every day I talk to my friend the tree. There, I’ve said it. Every day I take the same walk into the woods; I see changes in the forest throughout the year and, at about the halfway point, I see my friend the tree, waiting for me....

 

Faith: God's 'mercies are new every morning'

What a sweet morning I’ve just experienced. And this from a person not in the habit of gushing about mornings. A “morning person,” I am not. The preceding sentence is just a fact. No moral...

 

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