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Articles from the February 27, 2019 edition

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Officials break ground on pipeline

CLOVIS - A multi-million dollar area-wide pipeline project stretching back over half a century broke ground Tuesday on the first phase of its Interim Ground Water Project. With a price tag over $28.6...

 

No kidding - Tootsie's a mother of 5

ST. VRAIN - Curry County ranchers Wyatt and LaShawna Young aren't trying to get your goat - their nanny gave birth to five kids last Thursday morning. For city dwellers among us, goats generally give...

 

Every business has story to tell

Tom and Louise Snell operated the Bible Book Store at 101 W. Fifth St. in Clovis for about 15 years. Fifty years ago this week they were featured in the Clovis News-Journal’s “Business Review &...

 

Reader reaction: That time Johnny Cash came to the Trails

Billie Ruth Atchley was a waitress at the newly opened Trails Coffee Shop and Restaurant in 1957 when soon-to-be country music legend Johnny Cash came in and ordered a cup of coffee. The coffee cost...

 

Cutting my hair may be husband's calling

Getting my hair cut has never been one of my favorite things. But lately it’s been worse than usual because the town I live in has a shortage of hair stylists and I have a shortage of hair. In order to get a haircut, I had to make an appointment...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 27

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “On the Move” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 27

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County...

 

Marijuana bill headed to full House

SANTA FE — A bill that would make New Mexico the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use is headed to the full House for the first time in state history after passing its second committee hurdle Saturday. An alternative...

 

Minimum wage proposals move forward

SANTA FE — Competing proposals to raise New Mexico’s statewide minimum wage for the first time in a decade are moving forward in the state Senate. And they’re becoming more alike as they move along, with the potential for still further...

 

Democrats pushing tax overhaul proposal

SANTA FE — Democrats in the state House are moving forward with a complex proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s tax system and raise about $323 million a year for government operations and road projects. The legislation, House Bill 6, would raise...

 

Property seizure should be for justice, not profit

The Supreme Court last week struck a blow against one of the most insidious practices of the American criminal justice system: the unfair confiscation of property from people convicted — or even merely suspected — of committing a crime....

 

Don't make politician your leader

It was once a common theme in science fiction humor for a flying saucer to land in front of witnesses, with little green men coming out to say: “Take us to your leader.” If this happened to you,...

 

Hemp legalized, but not for gardens

Move over marijuana. Your straight cousin is about to become the latest cash cow for agriculture in America. In case you missed it, the biggest news to come out of the 2018 Farm Bill is the federal legalization of hemp, a cannabis species that...

 

Plenty of entertainment set for weekend at ENMU

The fine arts folks at Eastern New Mexico University have quite a weekend in store for us: an eerie play by a hometown playwright, a poignant musical about the Titanic, and an afternoon of music from...

 

Faith: God's love will never change, even in grief

It’s very nearly as weird-feeling as it is heart-rending — a day when you wake up and realize it’s just another ordinary day for most of the world around you, but your whole world has tilted in...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Irak Arce-Barreras, 34, failure to pay fines • Matthew Blanton, 52, probation violation • Ozieano Ortiz, 18, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Christopher...

 

Trial continues in 2017 shooting

CLOVIS - The trial continues this week for a man arrested last year in the 2017 shooting death of a man at the Clovis Apartments. Darryl Turner II, 31, is charged with second-degree murder for the...

 

Governor appoints District 1 commissioner

CLOVIS — Curry County’s newest district 1 commissioner will be a familiar face. Robert Sandoval was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the vacancy on Monday. Sandoval was a county commissioner for eight years, from 2006 to 2014,...

 

Pages past - Feb. 27

On this date ... 1959: Headlines from the Feb. 27, 1959, issue of the Clovis News-Journal, which sold for 5 cents. • Seven candidates were running for the “five-man” Dora School District board of directors. Candidates were Elton Parkinson,...

 

ENMU hosts drama festival

PORTALES - Dozens of high school students were punching and hitting each other on the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Friday. But don't worry. It wasn't part of an underground fight club. The...

 

Striving to provide for gifted students

For our students who qualify for gifted education, there are a variety of events and resources available. Recent conversations with our district’s Gifted and Talented (GT) Liaison, Annette Walton,...

 

Panel to review Clovis' officer-involved shooting

SANTA FE — A panel of district attorneys is scheduled to meet Friday to review the Oct. 8 officer-involved deadly shooting in Clovis. Officials said they are meeting to decide if criminal charges should be filed in connection with the case. The...

 

ENMU sweeps Pioneers to even LSC softball mark

DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico posted its first sweep of Texas Woman’s University in 17 years Sunday, as the Greyhounds posted four runs in the seventh to seal a 6-1 victory in Sunday’s...

 

ENMU women ninth, men 11th at Odessa rodeo

DESSA, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico rodeo team picked up 2019 right where it left off in 2018, putting nine of its competitors in the final round of competition Saturday at the Odessa College...

 

Prep basketball: Logan girls edge Melrose

TUCUMCARI — Melrose’s girls basketball team still has goals ahead, but Saturday night the Lady Buffaloes reached a big one. By defeating Logan 64-47 in a District 6-1A tiebreaker game at neutral Tucumcari High School, the Lady Buffs won the...

 

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