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Articles from the November 20, 2019 edition

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Cannon airman to be awarded Silver Star

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — An airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base will be awarded the Silver Star on Friday morning for his actions while serving in Afghanistan. The award for Tech Sgt. Cody Smith of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron is the nati...

 

Curry to withdraw from water authority

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted to begin withdrawal from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. In a 3-2 vote, commissioners decided to withdraw from the authority and work with Grady and Melrose to have 2011 state...

 

Trees for a cause

CLOVIS - While community members enjoyed a meal on Saturday night, an assortment of colorful Christmas trees was auctioned off to raise money for victims of domestic violence. The seventh annual...

 

Greyhounds get Heritage Bowl invite

The Eastern New Mexico football team’s season isn’t over after all. Saturday, the Greyhounds beat Western Oregon 35-27 on the road, ending their regular season with two consecutive wins and a 7-4 record. Tuesday it was announced that they have...

 

Clovis wins Hobbs meet, qualifies six more

HOBBS — Swim season moved forward, sweeping Clovis from Lubbock a week earlier to the Tori Invitational in Hobbs this past Saturday. And both Clovis teams came away with impressive achievements. The Lady Wildcats won the meet, notching six new...

 

Texico girls set for quick transition

TEXICO — Winning state championships takes a lot, so any team that brings one home brings confidence with it. Texico senior Ashley Hill, and juniors Rachel Phipps and Riley Rohrbach, were parts of...

 

Windmills' fate still up in the air

PORTALES — The fate of the windmill collection at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds remains up in the air after the board of commissioners were unable to come to a final decision during their regular meeting Tuesday. The board previously voted durin...

 

Salary increase approved for county employees

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday approved a 2.25% cost of living salary increase for county employees. The wage increase will apply to all county employees with at least a year of service, and will be granted to other employees once...

 

Pages past - Nov. 20

On this date ... 1979: Walgreens, located at 100 W. 14th St. in Clovis, promoted itself in a newspaper ad as “The Liquor Center.” A six pack of Coors or Budweiser beer was $1.89. A case of 12-ounce cans went for $7.56. Jim Beam Kentucky Straight...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 20

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001   Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County...

 

Education feature: Clovis, Portales organizing esports teams

Competitive video gaming has seen a massive rise in popularity in recent years, with viewership of live tournament broadcasts surpassing that of many traditional sporting events. Prize pools have risen to multi-million dollar levels and some game...

 

Parkland Baptist Church to host Thanksgiving dinner

CLOVIS — For those who might need a helping hand during the holiday season, Parkland Baptist Church has been hard at work on Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Parkland Baptist collects donations every year to provide dinner boxes...

 

iAcademy innovates with emphasis on project-based learning

iAcademy is rocking it again. They’ve been “Cookin’ Up the Government.” Recently sitting down with secondary social studies teacher Judy Williams, a veteran teacher with the district, I...

 

Business digest - Nov. 20

Yesway says deal complete DES MOINES, Iowa — Yesway announced Tuesday it has completed its deal to acquire Clovis-based Allsup’s Convenience Stores. The decision, announced as a pending deal in early October, includes 304 stores that will...

 

Education digest - Nov. 20

ENMU No. 2 in rankings PORTALES — Albuquerque Business First has ranked Eastern New Mexico University No. 2 in the state for master’s in business administration programs. The rankings were created based on MBA enrollment for the current...

 

Time to end settlements made in secret

Words like “blackmail” and “coverup” have been tossed around. That might overstate what prompted New Mexico to shell out $2 million in taxpayer dollars to two groups of women who alleged discrimination and retaliation by top officials in the...

 

Texico seeks title

TEXICO — One big roadblock remains in the Texico Wolverines’ bid to secure the school’s first state football crown since 2008. Texico visits two-time state champion Eunice for a 1 p.m. kickoff...

 

Political animosity will only increase

Are you concerned over how divisive politics has become? Do you notice the growing intolerance for opposing opinions? Do you wish everyone could go back to a time when there was civil debate and...

 

Never underestimate the extremes

A trio of op-ed pieces in Santa Fe’s New Mexican on Nov. 10 captured my attention. One was from the governor, another from an activist, and the third from a naysayer. Let’s start with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s column. Headlined, “Our...

 

Clovis to consider capital outlay requests

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will get a tour of the city’s new website and consider capital outlay requests for the upcoming New Mexico legislative session. The meeting, set for 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver...

 

Portales man gets 16 years in shooting death

PORTALES — A 36-year-old Portales man on Monday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the 2018 shooting death of Erika Zamorano. Gerardo Marquez was found guilty of second-degree murder on Sept. 27. According to a news release from District Attor...

 

Water authority to discuss its financial status

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will discuss its financial status and decide on a pair of easement agreements when it meets Thursday afternoon. The authority is also slated to discuss the possibility of additional...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 20

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

 

A dash of national recognition and a swirl of nostalgia

Portales' Terri Doerr was watching television on her computer a couple of weeks ago - "mainly ignoring the commercials," she said - when a voice came on that she'd not heard in person for almost two...

 

Rivarly renews

PORTALES — Longtime rivals Portales and Lovington played only three weeks ago. They meet again on Saturday, with much more on the line this time. The Rams (10-1), seeded second in the Class 4A...

 

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