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Articles from the February 26, 2020 edition

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Mayfield proving rookie run no fluke

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Shad Mayfield had quite a run in his rookie professional rodeo season, making a late charge to vault his way into the top 15 for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. A repeat...

 

Airport fuel item on Clovis agenda

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is tasked with a pair of items on fuel services at the Clovis Municipal Airport, a liquor license transfer to a returning restaurant and a rethinking of lodgers tax dollars. The meeting, set for 5:15 p.m. Thursda...

 

Governor signs red-flag bill

PORTALES - Roosevelt County officially made its opposition known Tuesday morning, just hours before Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the red-flag gun bill into law. In a news release from her...

 

Disc golf enthusiasts pitch second course

CLOVIS - Shooting enthusiasts are looking forward to the day they'll be able to have practice and competitions at Ned Houk Park. Disc golf enthusiasts are hoping to stay there, but grow the game a...

 

Domines fall right for Clovis girls

ALBUQUERQUE — Placing third in a state swim meet is no small achievement. And the Clovis girls team has now done that two years in a row. Last weekend at Albuquerque Academy, the Lady Wildcats were third at the state meet with 196 points,...

 

Couple facing fire, robbery allegations

CLOVIS — A Clovis couple is facing allegations they set a structure fire on Valentine’s Day to cover up a jewelry robbery. Daniel Aranda, 53, was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Sunday. He entered no plea Monday in Curry...

 

Water authority to review audit report

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will review its annual audit report and consider a pair of easement agreements when it meets Thursday afternoon. The 3 p.m. meeting at the Sitterly Professional Center will also cover updates...

 

Early voting ends Saturday

CLOVIS — Saturday is the final day voters can cast an early ballot prior to the Tuesday municipal elections. • In Clovis, early voting sites are the Clovis City Clerk’s office (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays) and the North Plains Mall police...

 

Postseason push comes for Hounds

PORTALES — It’s coming down to the final weekend of the regular season in Lone Star Conference basketball, and both Eastern New Mexico University squads have something on the line. The women,...

 

Cancer symposium to be hosted Saturday

CLOVIS — Presbyterian Healthcare Services is hosting a cancer symposium Saturday, according to a company release. The Leap Into Cancer Awareness event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Master’s Centre. It will cover different types of cancers,...

 

Solid waste center closing for training

PORTALES — The city of Portales will close its solid waste convenience center today beginning at 11:45 a.m. for staff training. The center is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday. The center is located at 1230 N. Avon Ave., and is intended for...

 

Lubbock man's arraignment hearing delayed

CLOVIS — An arraignment hearing scheduled for a Lubbock man accused of second-degree murder was delayed Monday when the accused objected to the judge who was assigned his case. Steven Hogues, 34, was indicted in January by a Curry County grand...

 

Work to begin on four Texas roadways

SUDAN — The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work Monday on projects to improve four roadways that many local travelers to Lubbock and Amarillo and most residents of Farwell will surely notice. According to a pair of releases from...

 

Clovis native pleads guilty in accusation of theft

GALLUP — A Clovis native and former Miyamura High School head football coach entered a guilty plea this month in connection to an accusation he stole from one of his players. John Roanhaus, 42, reached a plea agreement Feb. 13 to larceny of $250...

 

Pages past - Feb. 26

On this date ... 1970: A black airman, court-martialed because of his Afro haircut, returned to duty at Cannon Air Force Base to find his hair was now in compliance with new regulations. Capt. Robert Stewart, August Doyle’s attorney, said Doyle...

 

Clovis Christian girls win in 6-1A opener

CLOVIS — For Clovis Christian’s girls basketball team, it’s been a journey. The program has grown, evolved, in recent years. So Monday’s 59-47 home victory over Grady/San Jon/House in the first round of the District 6-1A postseason...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 26

Today • Roosevelt County Community Development Block Grant public input hearing — Noon, Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Public hearing to report on past CDBG activities and receive public input on...

 

Mayor hopefuls visit school

Last week a noteworthy event took place at the Clovis Municipal Schools Freshman Academy. The gym buzzed with eager anticipation, filled with the entire student body as the ninth-grade students...

 
 By Wire reports    News    February 26, 2020

Grant awarded to Portales airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $1 million in federal grants to New Mexico airports, including $150,000 to Portales Municipal Airport to perform pavement sealing and crack repair of the existing taxiway. Airports in...

 

ENMU softball closes out invite with split

LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team scored a ton of runs on Sunday, and the Greyhounds needed them to get a split for the day in Lubbock Christian’s LCU Invitational. The weekend event matched Lone Star Conference teams in...

 

Education digest - Feb. 26

Clovis native gets NMSU position Clovis native Derek Dictson will be the new vice president for university advancement at New Mexico State University, according to a release from the school. Dictson, the valedictorian of the 1994 graduating class at...

 

Broncos, Tigers take district openers

FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos rode a balanced attack to a 69-48 victory over Lake Arthur in the opening game of the District 4-1A boys basketball tournament on Monday. The fifth-seeded Broncos (5-18), who advanced to meet No. 4 Gateway Christian on...

 

Business digest - Feb. 26

Office holding workshop The Hobbs field office for the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will hold a free workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 7 at Clovis Community College, Room 101. The forum is open to anybody, but is aimed...

 

ENMU rodeo women fourth, men fifth

ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams kicked off the spring portion of their schedule over the weekend with the women posting a fourth-place team finish while the men took fifth in competition hosted by Odessa College....

 

Jail log - Feb. 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Ben Hern, 32, probation violation ∞ Quintessa Samora, 41, failure to pay fines ∞ Shirley Thompson, 72, contempt of court ∞ Ralph Flores, 52, unlawful taking of a...

 

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