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Articles from the February 20, 2019 edition

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Newspaper morgue is full of life

Turkish author Mehmet Murat ildan maybe said it best: "A good photograph never belongs to the past; every time you look at it, it is with you, it is alive and it is in the present moment." There is a...

 

Gun-control resolution tabled

PORTALES - After input from a packed courtroom of citizens urging their representatives to send a stronger message to Santa Fe, the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday morning tabled a "watered...

 

Heart disease impacts women differently

Many people know the classic signs of a heart attack — terrible pain in the center of the chest that radiates out to the arms or jaw. But what you may not know is that for women, symptoms can be very different. February is American Heart Month, a...

 

Mandy and Tom ended up being a lucky pair

Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, recently came to visit. Except I don’t call them that because, when I divorced, Mandy announced: “Since you can’t be my sister-in-law anymore, you’ll have to be my sister!” That’s...

 

Plan your weekend around chili, brisket and music

I have three words for this weekend: chili, brisket, music. Chili and brisket are the main courses at two food-based fundraisers (my favorite kind) on tap for our area. The Kiwanis Club of Portales...

 

Incessant lottery tinkering does no one any good

It’s become a perennial expectation that a senator or representative feels the need to tweak the lottery scholarship formula. They can’t stand to leave it alone. This year the honor has gone to Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Bernalillo. His Senate...

 

Courts have institutionalized revenge

I’ll never understand how the output of the government’s court system passes for “justice.” If you ever find justice in a courtroom it will be a fluke; an accident. Justice doesn’t require...

 

On verge of constitutional emergency

Sound the alarm! We’ve got a national emergency on our hands! Well, it’s really more of a constitutional emergency, as President Trump has opened the door for all future emergency declarations to be defined by politics, not real threats to our he...

 

Faith: Trust Christ and follow him even into deep waters

In Luke 5 we find the story of the calling of the first apostles. To get a little space from the crowd, Jesus has turned Simon Peter’s fishing boat into a pulpit, pushed out from the shore, teaching...

 

Bill for medical cannabis at schools passes Senate

SANTA FE — A bill that would allow the use of medical cannabis at schools zoomed off the Senate floor Monday afternoon. Senate Bill 204, co-sponsored by Sens. Candace Gould, R-Albuquerque, and Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, and Rep. Gail...

 

House committee approves $7 billion budget plan

SANTA FE — Buoyed by an oil drilling boom, New Mexico spending levels would hit an all-time high under a $7 billion budget plan approved Monday by a key House committee. The spending plan passed the House Appropriations and Finance Committee on a...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 20

Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m., ENMWUA Offices, Sitterly...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 20

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

 

Governor, AG announce suit against Trump

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Monday that they will take President Donald Trump to court “over his inappropriate and overreaching” declaration of a national emergency. Officials in...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Jolene Gomez, 19, probation violation • Charity Hardin, 37, failure to pay fines • Kia Gallo, 25, criminal damage to property • Ryan Hernandez, 19, aggravated burglary...

 

Wolverines put up good fight

TEXICO — It was another tough Saturday for the Texico boys basketball team, but this time a much better showing for the Wolverines. Down by 13 and missing a member of their rotation for most of the second half, the Wolves fought back to make it a...

 

Water issues dominate meeting

CLOVIS -While there were seven action items on the agenda for Tuesday's Curry County Commission meeting, an item on Thursday's Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority agenda dominated much of the...

 

Hitting the road

For however much longer Eastern New Mexico's basketball season lasts - and both the men's and women's teams would like it to last throughout March - the Greyhounds will have to be road warriors. This...

 

Pair earn honor

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams, both coming off of a 2-0 week, had their defensive efforts recognized by the Lone Star Conference. A pair of seniors — Chukuka Emili for the men and Treyanna Clay for the...

 

Golf course management may change

CLOVIS - Colonial Park Golf Course may soon have new management in place. The Clovis City Commission will be asked at its Thursday meeting to approve entering negotiations with Austin-based...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

High winds topple turbine

High winds apparently toppled a wind turbine Saturday near House in Quay County. No one was hurt during the mishap, but it caused a lot of chatter on social media. Shana Shoemaker Stowe of House...

 

Pages past - Feb. 20

On this date ... 1969: Eastern New Mexico University in Portales had scheduled openings for two museums — one focused on local archeological findings and one showcasing rare and valuable stones and minerals. ENMU President Charles Meister and unive...

 

Racino candidate asks for NMRC official's recusal

ALBUQUERQUE — A new challenge to the New Mexico Racing Commission’s long-awaited award of a sixth racing license further clouds the likelihood of a decision soon. In a letter dated Feb. 7, Full House Resorts CEO and President Daniel Lee...

 

Payless to close down stores

CLOVIS - Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico over the next few months, including Clovis' North Prince location. The Topeka, Kansas-based Payless...

 

Tournament hopes high

CLOVIS - Think you've seen the last of Clovis' girls basketball team at Rock Staubus Gymnasium? Think the Lady Wildcats will fall short of a state tournament appearance? Think again. At least...

 

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