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Legislators weigh in on 30-day session

CLOVIS — Under the right light, 30 days can seem like a marathon — or a blink of the eye. Enter the New Mexico legislative session. The 30-day session included plenty of spending, including $1 million for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility...

 

Grand jury: Shooting self-defense

PORTALES — A grand jury on Friday ruled a man acted in self-defense at a July house party in Roosevelt County and declined to indict him for a fatal shooting. According to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb: Roosevelt County...

 

Clovis' Ira Pottard dies at 97

CLOVIS - Ira Pottard was well known in Clovis as one of the oldest remaining buffalo soldiers. His family knew him better as "Pops," a father and grandfather who loved playing dominoes and making...

 

Curry holding special meeting on audit

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will gather Wednesday morning for a special meeting to receive a presentation on the Fiscal Year 19 Financial Audit. Afterward, commissioners will look to approve a resolution to meet statutory requirements for...

 

Roosevelt sheriff to present resolution

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker will once again go before the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday with a resolution to oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — the red-flag gun bill. Parker attempted to bring the resolut...

 

Board to decide on calendar

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will make its final decision on the 2020-21 calendar when it meets Tuesday night in regular session. The 5:30 p.m. meeting at the CMS administrative building will cover various items on...

 

Public record - Feb. 23

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Stephen Tyler Sarracino, 32, and Lee Anne Bryan, 48, both of Clovis • Joshua Michael Campos, 30, and Sierra Nicole Viscaino, 26, both of Clovis ...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 23

Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission (rescheduled from Feb. 18) — 9...

 

Pages past - Feb. 23

On this date ... 1975: The worst snow storm in five years had swept across the High Plains, “marooning motorists, sparking traffic pileups and generally making life miserable for eastern New Mexico and West Texas residents,” the Clovis...

 

Scouts need to do right by group's ideals

The declaration landed with a thud. The 110-year-old Irving, Texas-based institution we know as the Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy last week in what is a messy fight over sexual abuse claims going back decades. The details here are...

 

'Red-flag' bill violates due process

While the recently passed “red-flag” gun bill is an obvious violation of Second Amendment rights, its greatest danger is in its flagrant disregard for due process. The phrase “right to due process” embodies society’s basic notion of legal f...

 

Trump still winning Dem debates

I never thought I’d feel sorry for a billionaire — a $60 billion billionaire. But watching Mike Bloomberg getting beat up in the Democrat debate in Vegas on Wednesday night was almost tragic. It was like watching an old boxer who gets clocked...

 

Media, lawyers being unfair to Catholics

The accusations of pedophilia in the Catholic church have never faded from the public eye. And while there are moments when other cataclysmic events push the tragedies a little further back from our immediate view, the fact that children were abused...

 

Buttigieg missing mark on immigration

Pete Buttigieg, one of the surviving Democratic presidential candidates, goes from up to down to sideways in his pursuit of the elusive 2020 nomination. The former South Bend mayor was up in Iowa and New Hampshire but is struggling in South Carolina...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 23, 2020

Bloomberg makes for worrisome opponent

Mike Bloomberg is cool, correct and effective, and all the more worrisome for it. If November were to come down to a Trump-Bloomberg race — despite the former New York City mayor’s woeful debating skills — Americans would get the choice of...

 

Music festival down a concert

CLOVIS — A somewhat familiar bunch of faces is coming back into town for the summer’s Draggin’ Main Music Festival. Music fans will, however, see a drop from three concerts to two when the festival runs June 13-20. The details were discussed...

 

Housing, breweries among topics at KTQM forum

CLOVIS - Most municipal election candidates seem focused on encouraging economic growth and many are determined to learn from the city's past mistakes. Candidates on Tuesday crowded into a small room...

 

Washington major force in shaping country

I spent six hours last week with the first president of our great nation. Or at least the History Channel’s retelling of George Washington’s story. Most of us grew up in a classroom with a...

 

Fear, creativity and selecting jeans ahead on show

Information on what neuroscience tells us about fear and creativity, and selecting the perfect pair of jeans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

 

School menus - Feb. 23

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage and cheese bagel. Lunch — Oven roasted drumstick, mashed potatoes, gravy, garden salad, ranch, chilled applesauce, fresh veggies. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — BBQ porky rib on a...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 23

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

On the shelves - Feb. 23

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Highfire” by Eoin Colfer: In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs — now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his...

 

Final forum includes four races

CLOVIS - The only thing left to do now is vote. There was a palpable sense of relief once candidates in each Clovis city race left the dais of the Clovis-Carver Public Library's North Annex on...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 23

Today • ENMU Department of Theater and Digital Filmmaking presents “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare — 2 p.m., Mainstage, Eastern New Mexico University Theater Center, Portales. Directed by Patrick McCreary. Tickets: $10 general...

 

Lovington hands Portales girls first district loss

LOVINGTON — The Portales Lady Rams couldn’t quite finish out a perfect District 4-4A regular season. PHS suffered a slow first quarter on Friday night and dropped a 40-36 decision to Lovington, snapping its 11-game winning streak dating to the...

 

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