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Articles from the March 5, 2017 edition

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Our People: Still reaching for stars

Zoe Morrison was born and raised in Portales. She is the daughter of Jon and Dona Skinner, also of Portales. She graduated from Portales High School in 2016 and is a student at Eastern New Mexico Univ...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    March 5, 2017

Roosevelt County ready for alien landing

Leaving or coming back into Portales in the dark is a little bit out of this world these days. It feels like you’re in some sort of futuristic or sci-fi movie as you pass through the dark prairie...

 

Red carpet fashion was a hit

The 89th Academy Awards was exactly one week ago and people are still buzzing about the red carpet fashion. Of course, every fashion correspondent had their personal picks of who should have been on...

 

Learn about recycling for 'green' projects

Information on using inks and stamps to create backgrounds for craft projects, cavities and gum disease and making fringe flowers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:3...

 

Senior calendar - March 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, noon p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon...

 

On the shelves - March 5

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Van Gogh's Letters edited by H. Anna Suh and given in memory of Charles (Chuck) Higdon, presents more than 150 of Van Gogh's letters, excerpted, newly translated, and set...

 

School menus - March 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Sloppy Joe, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on stick. Lunch — Mini tacos, salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    March 5, 2017

Lady Cats' Thomas set for return

CLOVIS — After two seasons away from the program, Brandi Thomas is returning as Clovis High's softball coach this spring. Thomas, a 1994 CHS graduate, coached the Lady Wildcats for 10 seasons after...

 

Hounds take series against Midwestern State

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Kaylee Rogers has been used to working, in a softball sense, long hours so far this season. Rogers has thrown several games of 140 or more pitches this season, topped by the 161 she...

 

Cats see winning streak end

HOBBS — If nothing else, the Clovis High baseball team is getting good pitching and defense. If it holds up, the Wildcats could end up being a pretty competitive squad this season. Clovis saw its three-game winning streak come to an end on...

 

Small-school roundup: Texico cruises into second round

TEXICO — Laying in the weeds, ready to strike. It worked for the Texico Wolverines last year, and they’re fine doing the same this year. The second-seeded Wolverines had little trouble making their way back to the Albuquerque metro phase of the...

 

No injuries, damage reported in blaze

A fire at the intersection of County Road L and County Road 14 charred 350 acres Saturday afternoon, per the Clovis Fire Department. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which stretched from the...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 5, 2017

School officials discuss SB 381

Rural school districts in the area have carefully weighed the pros and cons of a bill currently traveling through the New Mexico legislature that would allow for the replacement of buses with much smaller vehicles in certain situations. Senate Bill...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 5, 2017

Residents divided on time change

A bill scrapping moving clocks forward and backward for daylight saving time in the state has prompted mixed reactions from local residents. Senate Bill 239 proposes making Mountain daylight saving time the permanent time zone for the state, as...

 

Q&A: Curry County manager updates on program cuts, issues

Editor's note: Curry County Manager Lance Pyle discussed several topics as part of a periodic series checking up on issues related to the county. At what stage is the Curry County Detention Center...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 5, 2017

Dogs on trial

CLOVIS — A vast array of talented canines placed their skills on display during Saturday's American Kennel Club agility competition, as hundreds of dogs are being put through the paces before...

 

Events calendar - March 5

Today • ENMU Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony concert — 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 • Clovis/Portales Kennel Club dog agility trials — 8 a.m. at Curry County Events Center. Admission:...

 

Meetings calendar - March 5

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon in Bert Cabiness City Government Center at city hall, Clovis....

 
 By Andrew Oxford    News    March 5, 2017

House votes to hike statewide minimum wage

The state House of Representatives voted Friday night to raise the hourly minimum wage to $9.25 from $7.50 in 2018. The 37-30 vote, just days after the state Senate overwhelmingly passed a slightly smaller increase to $9, signals that a raise in the...

 

Pages past - March 5

On this date ... 1997: Clovis schools Superintendent Joe Mack Mitchell, 52, announced his retirement. He said he was looking into “other kinds of work,” but had no specific plans. Mitchell had been an educator for 30 years. His salary was...

 

Trump may now get the gravity of high office

In a welcome departure from his previous public speeches, President Donald Trump delivered an optimistic message to the nation Tuesday, promising a new era of prosperity, a new approach to immigration, rebuilding of America’s infrastructure, a...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 5, 2017

The Kid: I'm no horse thief

I love old news. Here are some things you might not know from eastern New Mexico’s history: • In addition to Fort Sumner where he was killed and is buried, Billy the Kid was a frequent visitor to...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    March 5, 2017

Move over Chi-town; we're the 'Windy City'

Decades ago — and probably centuries in many cases — people started giving nicknames to cities. Some stuck, others went by the wayside. Denver is often referred to as the “Mile High City,...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    March 5, 2017

Love shines when you let the past go

It’s an odd time of year, that space between winter and spring. Heavy. Dreary. Sleepy. Cold. My garden, usually the go-to place to dig, to think things through, to “be” in creation, is dark....

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 5, 2017

Journalists best defense against politicians

Don’t be fooled — fake news is real. Here’s proof, from “Weekly World News:” • “Punxsutawney Phil was found dead this morning in an apparent suicide. “Terrified that the...

 

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