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Articles from the February 25, 2018 edition

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City, county debate shared services

CLOVIS — City officials say a joint powers agreement with Curry County expired in 2016. And they won’t be making any more monthly payments to the county until a new agreement is reached. County officials said they did not receive the city’s...

 

Texico, 26-0, receives top seed in Class 3A

Throughout the small-school boys basketball season, Texico and Melrose have set the bar. Melrose has won 19 straight since it last lost to … Texico, which hasn’t lost in 26 tries this season. They’ve both been honored with No. 1 seeds in the st... Full story

 

Nine area teams make girls state basketball field

Area teams are among the favorites to win girls state basketball championships, if the seedings are any indication. Eastern New Mexico schools accounted for three No. 1 seeds and nine selections across five classes in brackets released Sunday... Full story

 

Sagamore wind project in jeopardy

ALBUQUERQUE — A hearing examiner is urging New Mexico regulators to reject an earnings proposal related to Xcel Energy’s two planned wind farms along the Texas-New Mexico border. One of those proposed projects is the Sagamore Wind Project, a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 25, 2018

Candidates weigh in on city bond election

CLOVIS — City voters go to the polls March 6 to decide on three issues related to infrastructure and quality of life improvements. If all three issues are approved, the costs will be $20 million. Officials said sitting city commissioners are...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 25

Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Crochet lesson: Oval placemat and coaster. Information: 575-763-9687 Tuesday • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: “Play Your...

 

Pages past - Feb. 25

On this date ... 1988: New Mexico Gov. Garrey Carruthers declared Portales to be the state capital for the day, and set up shop in the Portales Inn to host a breakfast where he called the recently...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 25

Monday • Parmer County Commission — 10 a.m. (CST) at Parmer County Courthouse, 401 Third St., Farwell. Information: 806-481-3691 • Bailey County Commission — 11 a.m. (CST) at Bailey County Courthouse, 300 S. First St., Muleshoe. Information:...

 

Reporter's notebook - Wasn't that the weirdest thing?

Was it a ghost on camera or something else? That’s what a United Kingdom-based television crew coming to Clovis next month hopes to examine. Strange Evidence, a Discovery Science Channel show now in production of its second season, focuses on...

 

5 things to know about ... last week

1. Clovis police released reports that shed some light on how a suicidal criminal suspect was able to bring a gun into the Curry County jail on Feb. 1. Officer Sanford Wagner wrote in his report that he searched Wesley Flores for a weapon, but “I...

 

Social media responsible for policing posts

Recent news reports show Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies aren’t doing nearly enough to combat foreign meddling in their platforms. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russians and three foreign companies with using...

 

'Ig Nobel Prizes' good for laughs

My book-of-the-month summary for February is “The Ig Nobel Prizes” by Marc Abrahams (Dutton, 2002, 240 pages). The official criteria for winning is for “achievements that cannot or should not...

 

Letters to the editor - Feb. 25

Editor’s note: Deadline to submit a letter to the editor regarding the March 6 elections is Monday. Letters should be emailed to: dstevens@thenews.email City can’t be trusted with tax hike Can you trust the city of Clovis with a tax increase?...

 

Teachers teach; arming them is ludicrous

Pete would talk with me and my friends during lunch break, and swipe a handful of candy while saying, “I need to make sure the vending machines aren’t poisoning you guys.” When you’d ask him to borrow a ruler, he’d counter, “King or...

 

Oil, natural gas still critical to nation's energy needs

Oil and natural gas production is surging in New Mexico and nationally. But there’s a hidden danger lurking in the shadows: divestment. Over the past decade, critics of the petroleum industry have mounted a “keep-it-in-the-ground” campaign as a...

 

Our People: Exercising her voice

Pamela Atherton was born and raised in southern California. Early in her life she fell in love with acting but soon decided she wanted to be a journalist. She thought she'd be the editor of a college...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m....

 

Different roads offer adventure

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference — Robert Frost I like the work of Robert Frost. I can’t say that I’ve studied it...

 

Hold on to your throwback fashion pieces

Your spring 2018 wardrobe should be the most versatile and fun year of dressing ever. You already have everything you need, so it shouldn’t be a task finding something to wear. Because spring...

 

School menus - Feb. 25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, au gratin potatoes, California veggies, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Porky rib on bun, baked fries,...

 

Natural blood pressure control featured on show

Information on gluten-free sweets and making duct tape pouches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) John...

 

ENMU women fall in overtime; receive fourth seed

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico up by 10 early in the fourth, and nine minutes away from the Lone Star Conference's third seed. Texas A&M-Kingsville eliminated from LSC tournament considerati...

 

Sports events calendar - Feb. 25

The Roswell Destroyers are seeking players for their upcoming Women’s Football Alliance season. The Destroyers are the first and only women's full contact football team in Chaves County. Team President Megan Patterson said the team practices 6...

 

ENMU edges Javelinas for final LSC tournament spot

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Despite all that the Eastern New Mexico men's basketball team has been through down the stretch, the Greyhounds are headed to the Lone Star Conference playoffs. Their recent...

 

Buffaloes rout Grady to take district tournament

MELROSE — The Melrose boys basketball team stampeded to a District 4-1A championship on Saturday night. The Buffaloes started early and kept rolling late, all the way to an 80-48 win over Grady at Melrose High School. The championship-game win lift...

 

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