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Articles from the February 6, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    February 6, 2018

Curry County 'very concerned' about jail incident

CLOVIS — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle on Monday issued a news release saying the county is “very concerned” about how a gun was allowed into the county jail last Thursday. “... We are confident that the Clovis Police Department is looking...

 

Jail administrator may get raise

CLOVIS — Curry County Detention Center Administrator Mark Gallegos may receive a raise at today's regular meeting of the Curry County Board of County Commissioners. A request to increase Gallegos'...

 

Storm grant goes to Roosevelt board for approval

PORTALES — A $750,000 grant to help soften the blow of storms in August 2017 will come before the Roosevelt County Commission for approval today. The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management grant was announced in...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 6

Wednesday • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Crochet lesson: Oval placemat and coaster. Information: 575-763-9687 Thursday • General Obligation Bond Presentation — 6 p.m. at the Youth Recreation Building, 1504 E....

 

Portales council to discuss oil spill

PORTALES — A mineral oil spill that flooded downtown Portales on Jan. 25, disrupting traffic and potentially damaging roads, will be the topic of conversation at tonight’s Portales City Council meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer will provide...

 

Business digest - Feb. 6

Melrose grad hired in Maryland Maryland may be a long way from eastern New Mexico, but one of the region’s own just landed a position in the Old Line State. Steve Fulkrod, a 1978 graduate of Melrose High School and a 1987 graduate of Eastern New...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 6

Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in the commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information:...

 

Reporter's notebook: Poet to bring work to life

PORTALES — Poetry comes alive in a live setting, and Portales will soon have opportunity to see an award-winning poet breathe life into his own works. Chen Chen’s first book, “When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities,” was...

 

Dental care important to pets' health

Savory, sweet, spicy, hearty, fresh and light or rich and full of flavor, an integral part of our survival, food can be an even bigger part of what we enjoy about life – and that makes the tools...

 

Pages past - Feb. 6

On this date ... 1983: Jerry Isler of Grady was named to the Dean's List at Lubbock Christian College for the fall 1982 semester. Isler was a transfer student from Clarendon Junior College. He was a m...

 

Fort Sumner restaurant closing after 40 years

FORT SUMNER — After 40 years serving the people of Fort Sumner and beyond, a staple closed its doors Saturday. Fred’s Restaurant owners Fred and Ron Gauna apologized to their clientele for closing “so soon,” but explained that “we simply...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Sunday: Clovis • Johnathan Trujillo, 28, aggravated driving while under the influence • John Urioste, 61, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Ethan Mullins, 20, trafficking...

 

Basketball preview capsules for Clovis, Portales, ENMU

Clovis BOYS Manzano (12-8, 4-2) at Clovis (8-13, 0-6), 7 p.m., Rock Staubus Gymnasium Last time out: The Wildcats gave it a go against top-ranked Eldorado, trailing by three at one point in the first quarter. But it didn’t take long for the Eagles...

 

Bodies found in Chaves County could be missing couple from Bovina

Two bodies found in a remote location on a Chaves County ranch may be those of a Bovina couple missing more than two weeks, officials in Parmer County said today. Rosendo Lara, 81, who suffers from dementia, and Hortencia Lara, 84, whom family...

 

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