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Articles from the February 24, 2019 edition

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Roosevelt declares 'sanctuary' status

PORTALES - Commissioners were met Friday afternoon with applause from a packed courtroom after voting unanimously to declare Roosevelt County a "Second Amendment sanctuary." The special meeting...

 

A place at the (water) table

CLOVIS - Compared to the $28 million price tag for the interim groundwater pipeline section on which the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority breaks ground Tuesday, another few thousand dollars...

 

Life goes on amongst local wildlife

Some days I think the animal welfare line starts at my house. In addition to our pet fur babies that have a jerky treat addiction, we feed our feathered friends in the back yard. We’ve had bird...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 24, 2019

Researcher: PFAS safe at low levels

More than 20 years ago, a rancher in West Virginia first raised concerns about the Dupont plant and its production of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. Those are better known as PFAS and including PFOA and PFOS, for nonstick pots and pans and...

 

Thai-inspired recipes, embossing on velvet ahead on show

Information on Thai-inspired recipes, embossing on velvet with stamps and card making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Chef and...

 

Our people: Style and substance

My name is Kirsty Forrest. Although I don't like to admit it, I am 30 years old. I am the daughter of Mark and Kerri Forrest and I live here in my hometown of Clovis with my 8-year-old son Knox and...

 

Menus - Feb. 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancakes. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, chilled mixed fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, baked fries, seasoned...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. game night and potluck Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 1 p.m....

 

Club notes - Feb. 24

Portales Women’s Club The meeting of the Portales Women’s Club was called to order by President Amber Hamilton on February 13th. The pledges, collect and invocation were led by the President. There were 19 members present and Deena White was...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 24

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “About My Mother: True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother” by Peggy Rowe paints a beautiful and funny memoir conveying the complexity of...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 24

Today • Brittany Kanmore Benefit Barbecue Brisket Dinner — 12-2 p.m., New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 S. Ave. I, Portales. No set ticket price; donations to help Kanmore family with medical expenses. Information: 575-760-2215 Monday...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 24

Monday • Community Development Block Grant public meeting — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Tuesday • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30...

 

Pages past - Feb. 24

On this date ... 1989: The Men’s Interdenominational Bible Class prepared to mark its 40th anniversary. Herbert Bergstrom was the class’ teacher. About 125 men attended regularly at the Cinemas Theatre at North Plains Mall in Clovis. The class...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 24, 2019

Clovis approves spending on water contamination

CLOVIS — Citing a need to be proactive about recent news of water contamination near Cannon Air Force Base, the Clovis City Commission approved spending up to $15,000 with a firm affiliated with former State Engineer Tom Blaine for a cleanup plan....

 

Portales approves commercial application for Best Western Plus

PORTALES — The month before it is set to open, the Portales City Council approved a commercial application for the Best Western Plus located at 223 W. Second Street, also known as the Portales Inn. Public Works Director John DeSha said council...

 

Airmen set out on memorial ruck run

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE — Early Friday morning, 20 Special Tactics airmen set out from deep in the heart of Texas on an 11-day, 830-mile ruck in honor of as many of their own killed in action since 9/11, most recent of whom was a combat controller...

 

Tax increases won't diversify NM economy

House Democrats have revamped and are now pushing House Bill 6, legislation that ostensibly “reforms” New Mexico’s tax code. In reality, the legislation would impose a variety of tax hikes and...

 

Common card was treasured find

A stack of cards greeted me at my desk earlier this month, and I was immediately intrigued. From what I gathered, our publisher had received a stack of random collectible sports cards. The basketball cards went to me, and the baseball and hockey...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 24, 2019

'White guy' label is reductive, racist

Bernie Sanders catalyzed the Democratic Party’s post-Barack Obama move to the left, and if he were elected president in 2020, it would represent a truly historic swing in the country’s orientation. Yet among the flaws on Bernie’s resume for...

 

Toxic timeline: A brief history of PFAS

More than 1,000 studies over the past 40 years — some by the U.S. military — show that PFOA and PFOS endanger the planet and public health. They persist in the environment forever and bioaccumulate in animals. In humans, they’re linked to cance...

 

Till the cows come home

For months, Clovis dairy farmer Art Schaap has been watching his life go down the drain. Instead of selling milk, he is dumping 15,000 gallons a day - enough to provide a carton at lunch to 240,000...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 24, 2019

Ideologies clash over breweries

CLOVIS — A pair of ideologies battled Thursday at the Clovis City Commission meeting: the benefits of economic development and the adverse effects of letting more alcohol flow through Clovis. Those in favor of the former won out, as the commission...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Nathan Lewis, 30, probation violation • Rodolfo Rodriguez, 47, failure to pay fines, probation violation • Anthony Cordova, 52, failure to appear on a felony charge,... Full story

 

Public record - Feb. 24

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County court clerk’s office: • Daneil Vincent D’Acernio, 30, and Erica Michelle Poland, 31, both of Clovis • Antonio D. Nesby, 38, and Danielle Anna Dugue, 36, both of C...

 

Fresh, new faces

CLOVIS — The Clovis baseball team that will take the Bell Park field against Lubbock-Coronado Tuesday night won’t much resemble the one that walked off the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field more than nine months ago. The 2018 Wild...

 

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