Articles from the February 16, 2018 edition

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County communities get more than $2.1 million

Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt county communities received over $2.1 million of the nearly $180 million in capital outlay dollars approved by the New Mexico Legislature, officials announced on Thursday. Eastern New Mexico’s largest project to...

 

Records: Failed search allowed gun in jail

CLOVIS — The Clovis police officer who brought a criminal suspect into the Curry County jail on Feb. 1 was heard to say, “This is all my fault,” after the suspect pulled a gun, took a hostage and eventually shot himself, records show. Curry...

 

Candidate Q&As: Texico city council

The following are Q&As with candidates for contested Texico city council races. Oren Jay Autrey, Max Carter and Josh Scioli are running for two at-large positions on the council. Autrey and Carter currently hold the seats. Candidates were given the...

 

Clovis adopts three water recommendations

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission unanimously adopted three recommendations from the Water Policy Advisory Committee with regard to the Clovis Master Water Assurance plan at Thursday's meeting. A...

 

Clovis library to be closed Monday

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library will be closed on Monday in honor of President’s Day, according to a release from the library. The library will reopen on Tuesday at 9 a.m....

 

Curry roads undergoing repairs

Curry Road 9 from Curry Road L to Curry Road M and Curry Road K from Curry Road 9 to Curry Road 8 will undergo repairs next week. That’s according to a press release from Curry County Road Superintendent Dennis Fury. The road department is...

 

Transportation department asking for public input

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking for public input in the next month on its “four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program,” according to a DOT news release. The second amendment to the 2018-2023...

 

Reporter's notebook: Metallica has merit

Who says metal music has no merit? Certainly not Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, which will be rewarded to metal institution Metallica in June. The band will receive 90,000 euros for creating emotional works that recall “Wagner’s emotional turmoil...

 

We don't have to be ideal

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident was imprisoned for his faith and later hanged in the Flossenbürg concentration camp in Germany. But while in prison, he...

 

Ten reasons I thank God for winter

Ah, winter. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Reason No. 1: Christmas usually comes during winter, thus Reason No. 1 by itself would more than tip the scales. Reason No. 2: Christmas singing...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 16

Today • Friday Knit Night — 5 p.m. at The Happy Place, 119 S. Main St., Portales. Information: 575-226-2253 Saturday • Library Olympics — 1 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. For children ages 6 through 12. Information: 575-763-9687 ...

 

Not all homework academic

Homework, of the kind that we’re all familiar, with numbers and letters and grades that range from A to F, was rarely, if ever, done on a desk. Flat surfaces include the floorboard of most...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 16

Monday • Grady Board of Education — 6 p.m. in the Grady Municipal School District board room, 100 Franklin St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2192 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Infor...

 

Pages past - Feb. 16

On this date ... 1983: With what a Clovis News-Journal sports writer called "one of the best lady teams in the state," the Portales Ramette basketball team had defeated the Clovis Lady Wildcats 46-30...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Jose Marin, 26, failure to appear, failure to pay fines • John Montes, 25, aggravated driving while under the influence • David Gee, 52, parole violation • Alicia Alcala,...

 

Elida girls win regular-season district title

ELIDA — There will likely be bigger games to come for Elida’s girls basketball team. But Thursday was about as big as it gets in the regular season. Elida hosted Melrose while trying to win the regular-season district A title and stay undefeated...

 

ENMU women bounce back against Midwestern

PORTALES — A week certainly made a night-and-day difference for Eastern New Mexico women's basketball team, which returned home on Thursday night and poured it on Midwestern State 81-66 at...

 

Eastern softball doubleheader postponed to Saturday

PORTALES — Friday afternoon was supposed to mark the home-opener of the 2018 Eastern New Mexico softball season, but Mother Nature had other plans. A double-header against Lone Star Conference rival Western New Mexico was originally supposed to...

 

UNM coach: Suspension won't impact spring practice

ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie said Wednesday he has been assured his 30-day suspension would not be imposed during the Lobos’ spring practice, which began on Friday and will extend into March. University...

 

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