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Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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New hospital administrator on way for Clovis, Tucumcari

CLOVIS — A new administrator for hospitals in Clovis and Tucumcari will be on the job by the end of the month, officials say. Richard “Dick” Smith is expected to start his new role as administrator for both Plains Regional Medical Center and...

 

ENMU achieves 21st consecutive spring enrollment record

PORTALES — An increasing demand for online education and faculty that truly care about students has helped Eastern New Mexico University achieve its 21st consecutive spring enrollment record,...

 

No injuries in morning fire

CLOVIS — A fire Wednesday morning northeast of Clovis damaged a shed and house but left no injuries, officials said. Clovis Fire Battalion Chief Dale Hand said three units responded to the blaze that “started in a storage shed then moved into a...

 

Letter to the editor - Feb. 15

I’m voting no on GO Bond issue Regarding the March 6 Clovis municipal election on whether to issue $20 million in general obligation bonds, to be repaid with property taxes, for infrastructure and quality of life improvements: 1. Why do we call a... Full story

 

Actions requested on Clovis water plan

CLOVIS — For the first time in three meetings, the Clovis City Commission will not hold a study session following its regular meeting to discuss the next steps on the city’s master water assurance plan. This time, the plan is on the meeting...

 

EPCOG celebrates paying off loan

CLOVIS — Cookies, cupcakes and breakfast burritos greeted the Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ board of directors as they arrived for Wednesday’s meeting. The cause for celebration was EPCOG recently received word that the...

 

Officials concerned volunteer programs could lose funding

Local volunteer programs face the possibility of losing their funding based off the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 President Trump sent to Congress on Monday. The budget proposal calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 15

Today • Preschool Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Teen Program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “The Mighty Ducks.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool Storytime — 6...

 

Candidate Q&As: Grady mayor

The following are Q&As with candidates for Grady’s contested mayoral race. The election is March 6. Kodie Weese and Wesley Shafer are seeking a four-year term. Shafer is the incumbent. Candidates were given the same questions, and asked to answer...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 15

Today • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Monday • Grady Board of Education — 6 p.m. in the Grady Municipal School District board...

 

Reporter's notebook: Lip sync battle

Do you want to compete to win a music competition without all the hassle of learning how to sing or play an instrument? The United Way of Eastern New Mexico has the event for you. The lip sync battle is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. on March 4 at the Java...

 

Thank you for showing up, Leroy Thomas

When Leroy Thomas accepted the job as preacher for the Causey Church of Christ in August of 1970, he didn’t expect it to be a long-term post. “They said, ‘We’d like for you to come and preach...

 

Teachers have power to change world

Former U.S. business leader Lee Iacocca once noted, “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing ci...

 

Pages past - Feb. 15

On this date ... 1973: State Rep. Cecil Cook of Portales was headed back to the New Mexico Roundhouse in Santa Fe using a wheelchair and sporting a cast after injuring his left knee in the annual Senate-House basketball game the previous month....

 

Jail logs - Feb. 15

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Laeinani Barela, 28, probation violation • Sergio Chacon, 29, attempt to commit a felony (false imprisonment) • Victor Sierra, 38, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 15

Midwestern State at Eastern New Mexico Men 7:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Records: Midwestern State 9-16, 5-10. Eastern New Mexico. 10-13, 5-9. Last time out: The Mustangs lost to West Texas A...

 

Brotherly love (and war)

PORTALES — Strictly business. Brothers Devin and Devante Pullum will square-off for the second (and likely final) time in their collegiate careers, when Eastern New Mexico hosts the Midwestern...

 

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