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Senator speaks out on water contamination

WASHINGTON — Sen. Martin Heinrich expressed disappointment Tuesday with the U.S. Air Force on its work so far in remediating water contamination near Cannon Air Force Base. Heinrich, speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, addressed...

 

About 40 laid off at Ready Roast

PORTALES - Around 40 employees were laid off at the Ready Roast Nut Company peanut plant in Portales on Friday, including Plant Manager Jim Lucero. The layoffs follow the recent purchase of the plant...

 

Portales schools maintenance director leaving

PORTALES —Maintenance is one of those things that, if done right, nobody else gives it a second thought. Portales Municipal Schools board members and administrators were thinking about it plenty as they bid an early farewell during Monday...

 

Tech companies aren't part of government

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made an important and necessary point again last week when it threw out a lawsuit that claimed YouTube violated the Constitution’s free-speech protections by restricting access to videos and advertising on its...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 4, 2020

Glad someone finally said 'enough'

As much as I appreciate sheriffs who refuse to enforce the latest blatant violation of the Constitution — so-called “red flag” legislation — I wonder where their courage to not do the wrong...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    March 4, 2020

NM doesn't fit rural stereotype

This nation has been urbanizing since its beginnings, ever since the first industrial revolution started creating jobs in the cities. For centuries now, country folk have been moving to the city in search of something better than the subsistence...

 

Kids thrive on active learning

Stopping by Lockwood Elementary School to speak with fifth-grade veteran teacher Sherry Byrd was an unexpected delight. She and her students had returned from a field trip, which itself was a result o...

 

Meetings calendar - March 4

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001   Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St.,...

 

Volunteers seek service projects

PORTALES —Volunteers with Eastern New Mexico University are seeking community service projects as part of the university’s annual Eastern in Action Day on March 28. Registration packets are available at Portales City Hall or the ENMU Department...

 

Portales waste center closing

PORTALES — The city of Portales will close its solid waste convenience center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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...

 

Survey to be conducted

CLOVIS — North Geo Engineering Services will perform a Geotech survey of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday, according to a city news release. The survey will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Seventh and 21st streets. Traffic control...

 

Business digest - March 4

Clovis company receives grants A Clovis-based company was one of five in the state to receive Business Start-Up grants, according to a release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Petricor was chosen among 25 applicants in the fields...

 

Education digest - March 4

Wayland to hold commencement CLOVIS — Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus will hold commencement services at 10 a.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church. The college has 10 candidates for degrees — five master’s, four bachelor’s and...

 

Tuesday only day to file

The Curry and Roosevelt county clerk’s offices are reminding prospective candidates for the June primary elections that Tuesday is the only day to file for positions. Filing will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Curry County clerk’s office at 417...

 

Clovis to consider pilot program

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will consider a pilot program with the state that will allow the Clovis Area Transit System to operate outside of city limits on a limited basis. A memorandum of agreement will be discussed at the commission’s...

 

Fire displaces Clovis residents

CLOVIS — No injuries were reported, but a Sunday morning house fire displaced the residents and destroyed contents of a back room. Clovis fire officials said they responded to the fire at 2513 Wallace around 10 a.m. Sunday. Officials said the...

 

Events calendar - March 4

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “10 Apples Up on Top” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information:...

 

Looking forward to Dora all-schools reunion

If you want to be technical, the cardboard box I excavated (I am not exaggerating) from my garage this week is not historically significant. But I can’t help feeling like an archaeologist as I wade...

 

Presidential history: Super support for GOP

Fourteen states held primary elections on Tuesday, including Texas. That makes today a good day to look back on the region’s choices for president through the years. Some interesting tidbits from Bailey, Curry, De Baca, Parmer, Quay and Roosevelt...

 

Taking reassurance from the promise of God's love

Quail. I have nothing at all against those birds. I enjoy looking at them. I’ve fed a few. Raised a few. Shot a few. Eaten a few. I enjoy them on every level, from my eyeballs to my taste buds. So...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    March 4, 2020

Don't let worry waste the moments of your life

I love lists. I especially love lists when accompanied by color-coded sticky notes. Sometimes, however, even the best-laid plans complete with lists and sticky notes can fall apart. That point was...

 

Jail log - March 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Joe Chavez, 67, driving while license suspended or revoked ∞ John Hobbs, 24, probation violation ∞ Bruce Pollard, 49, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer...

 

Clovis holds on in fourth for tourney win

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS HOBBS — Ho-hum, another district championship won at Hobbs High School. OK, maybe not ho-hum, since the Clovis boys basketball team only won this year’s District 4-5A title at Hobbs by hanging on, 67-65, last Saturday....

 

ENMU steals finale

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Eastern New Mexico University rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth, capped by a two-out, two-run double from freshman Camden Matthews, and the Greyhounds salvaged their four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series...

 

Buffs defend district

MELROSE — It was just a step along the way to Melrose’s ultimate goal. But it was a pretty cool step. Last Saturday night, the Melrose boys basketball team won its second straight District 6-1A...

 

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