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Articles from the February 12, 2020 edition

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Snow blankets area again

The Farmers' Almanac predicted this winter would be "filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, it may remind you of a 'Polar Coaster.'" Welcome to the exciting portion of our seasonal...

 

EPCOR: 'No health concern' from chemicals

CLOVIS — The city’s water provider informed customers over the weekend about the presence of the “forever chemical” PFAS in a number of its wells. EPCOR said it has taken 10 wells out of commission for now after tests indicated each had a...

 

Muleshoe rider taking on world

Editor’s note: Following publication of this article online, Kasel’s parents posted on Facebook that he would not be able to compete due to injury but was still planning to attend. A few years ago...

 

Vega grabs road sweep against Farwell

FARWELL — The Vega Lady Longhorns completed a perfect regular season on Monday night, building a 20-point halftime lead and holding off Farwell 58-46 to wrap up the Texas Region I District 3-2A championship. The doubleheader between the schools...

 

Weekend prep roundup: Broncho boys pull rout over Hondo

HONDO — The Grady boys basketball team got back on the winning track on Saturday night — and in a big way. Losers of three in a row in rugged District 6-1A, the Bronchos made short work of host Hondo, building a 12-point lead after one quarter...

 

Aaron Watson to perform at fair

CLOVIS - The Curry County Fair has secured country musician Aaron Watson to headline its closing concert Aug. 15 at the Curry County Events Center. The centennial edition of the fair is set for Aug. 1...

 

Ram girls top Goddard for 2-0 district mark

ROSWELL — Portales girls coach Wade Fraze is thrilled to be off to a good start in District 4-4A, but says the work is just beginning. The Lady Rams rolled to a 10-point, first-quarter lead on Saturday night, but had to hang on late to edge...

 

Greyhounds plate first 2020 win

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS PORTALES — To say that Texas A&M International baseball coach Ryan Flynn went to the bullpen early and often over the weekend would be an understatement. The Dustdevils’ skipper used eight pitchers in a winning effort on...

 

ENMU hoops to face tough tests

As the games become fewer they get all the more important. There are six games and less than three weeks left in the regular season for both the Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s...

 

CCC hosting tribute to musical legends

CLOVIS — A taste of Broadway and a tribute to two musical legends will be making its way to Clovis soon as Cruising Steady brings the music of Motown. Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin will be the...

 

Education Foundation kindling the flame

It’s well known that educators typically dip into their own pockets to make purchases for their students and classrooms. With the complexities and restraints common to procurement in public...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 12

Today • City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Community Development Block Grant public input hearing — 4 p.m., Commission...

 

Pages past - Feb. 12

On this date ... 1965: Residents of the Bella Vista Addition north of Clovis were concerned about packs of stray dogs, “chasing and biting children,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. City Attorney Harry Patton said officials were spending...

 

ENMU roundup: Women tied for sixth in regional poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After splitting a pair of rugged Lone Star Conference games last week, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team finds itself tied for sixth with LSC rival Tarleton State in this week’s D2SIDA South...

 

Aggravated assault nets man 19 years

CLOVIS — A 44-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Monday to 19 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Lucio Torres was found guilty of the charge on Jan. 22 by a Curry County jury. According to a news release from District...

 

Portales school district concludes worry-free audit

PORTALES — The finance department at Portales Municipal Schools uses too many staples in its documents, and John McKinley added that smiley faces on receipts have got to go. That was how McKinley, a CPA with Woodard, Cowen and Co., noted a...

 

Prep swimming: Clovis girls repeat as district champs

HOBBS — Both the Clovis girls and boys swim teams faced adversity in last Saturday’s District 3/4 championship meet at Hobbs High School. And each team stared it down. Especially the girls, who overcame an early and controversial...

 

Snow again wreaks havoc on hardwood

CLOVIS — The most recent snow wiped out Tuesday night’s area high school basketball schedule, although Farwell and Vega decided to beat the punch by moving their games up a day to Monday. Ten of the other 12 games slated for Tuesday night ...

 

New airliner flying to Denver

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Airport will have a new carrier beginning May 1. It’s not the one city commissioners approved in October and Dallas is not its destination. The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Key Lime Air of Denver a...

 

Rivalry renewed

CLOVIS — There was Clovis guard Bubba Jennings playing with a head injury and bloody uniform at Hobbs in 1979. Forty years later, there was a packed and loud Rock Staubus Gymnasium watching Clovis...

 

Three arrested for armed robbery

PORTALES — The Portales Police Department arrested three juveniles Monday evening for an armed robbery early that day, according to a post on the PPD Facebook page. According to a pair of posts seeking community help and announcing the arrests,...

 

CCC meeting postponed

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees has again postponed its first meeting of the year due to inclement weather. The board is planning to meet 8 a.m. Thursday at Room 512 of the college. The meeting was initially scheduled for...

 

Out-of-court transparency encouraging step

The state Senate’s unanimous support last week of legislation that would make the state’s out-of-court settlements more transparent is an encouraging step forward for New Mexicans who want to know how their tax dollars are being spent. The state...

 

No one policy good for everyone

Did you enjoy our recent winter storm? I did, but I know a lot of people didn’t. Most people are not fans of cold and snow. I don’t like temperatures over 85 degrees Fahrenheit, especially if...

 

Music sound of human experience

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.” — Pythagoras Between the impeachment in D.C., and the debacle in Iowa and the gun-toting protesters in Santa Fe, politics is on overkill. I don’t...

 

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