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Articles from the March 6, 2018 edition


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  • Curry officials to talk opioid impact

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 5, 2018

    CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will hold a public hearing at today’s meeting to discuss the impact of opioids in the area and whether or not the county should join the state’s litigation against opioid producers. At the previous commission meeting, County Attorney Steve Doerr told commissioners the state’s Attorney General’s Office is recommending that each individual county hire its own attorney if it wants to join the litigation and that attorneys are taking the cases on a contingency basis. Curry County Manager L... Full story

  • Girls basketball quarterfinal capsules

    Kevin Wilson|Updated Mar 6, 2018

    Girl’s quarterfinal capsules Class 4A No. 1 Portales vs. No. 9 West Las Vegas Time and place: 11 a.m. today at The Pit, Albuquerque. Records: Portales 25-2, West Las Vegas 19-10. How they got here: Portales had little trouble in the 1-16 game with Bosque, winning 71-31 for their 16th-straight victory. The Dons pulled off a slight upset, topping Hope Christian 59-49 on the road. Previous meeting: Dec. 12, Portales won at home 62-42. West Las Vegas started the season 4-0 before facing Portales, and hasn’t won more than thr...

  • Curry and Roosevelt county ballots

    The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 6, 2018

    The following are locations and ballots for municipal elections in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Elections will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday in each municipality. Clovis Polling locations • Colonial Park Golf Course ,1300 Colonial Parkway • Youth Recreation Building, 1504 E. 7th St. • Roy Walker Community Center, 316 W. 2nd St • Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St. • Clovis Fire Department Station No. 5 , 220 E. Brady Note: Voters can use any location regardless of district City Commission, District 1 (voters c...

  • Clovis softball team starting fresh

    Peter Stein|Updated Mar 6, 2018

    CLOVIS — There's no sugar-coating a 2-24 season, and the Clovis softball team isn't trying to. Forgetting, though, is far different than sugar-coating. That record occurred in 2017, now well in the past. Energy, optimism and enthusiasm are on the Lady Wildcats' 2018 agenda. The only record they have to worry about is 0-0, the one they'll carry into tonight's season opener at Monterey in Lubbock. "We were excited to get here (for practice) in January," Clovis head coach B... Full story

  • Business feature: Garden Source keeps on growing

    Eamon Scarbrough|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    PORTALES — Nurseries are no strangers to the word "growth," but for Garden Source in Portales, it applies to more than plants. On Feb. 9, Garden Source owners Curt and Lisa Jaynes were honored in Santa Fe as the Clovis Small Business Development Center's 2018 "star clients." In 2006, the Jaynes purchased land and expanded their business with the help of the SBDC, according to a press release by the organization. In recent years, they have shown a commitment to their b...

  • ASU rallies to edge Hounds' baseball team

    The Staff of the News|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s baseball team led briefly, but middle-inning runs for Angelo State proved costly and led to a 4-2 Greyhounds’ loss on Sunday at Greyhound Field. There wasn’t a plethora of runs to come by for either team, especially in the early going, and after 3 1/2 scoreless innings, Eastern finally rang one up in the bottom of the fourth. After Julian Heredia sliced a leadoff single, he was forced out on a fielder’s choice by Reynaldo Guillen, who moved to second on a Garlind Webster ground out. Chris Pad...

  • Small fire results in CHS evacuation

    The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    CLOVIS — A small fire resulted in the evacuation of Clovis High School on Monday, Principal Jay Brady said. Brady said somebody lit a trash can on fire in a bathroom, which set off the fire alarm and resulted in evacuation, as is standard procedure when the alarm sounds. Brady said the fire was extinguished before Clovis Fire Department arrived. Brady said the school was evacuated “for no longer than 15 minutes.” He said school officials are investigating some tips but have not yet determined who started the fire.... Full story

  • Handouts don't have force of law

    Kevin Wilson, Managing editor|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    The Associated Press has so many rules about writing, I’m probably violating one now. There are so many rules on spelling, punctuation and capitalization they’re in an annual edition called the AP Stylebook. Some of them are easy to remember. Spell out percent every single time and never use the % sign. If it’s less than 10, spell it out; if it’s 10 or more, use numbers. Some of them aren’t so easy to explain, if you’ll remember my column just before Presidents / President’s / Presidents’ Day. Some of them make perfect se...

  • Pets aren't the solution to every problem

    Sharna Johnson|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    The differences couldn’t be more profound — walking on four legs vs. two, full-body fur vs. bare skin, a tail, oversized ears, and, not to be understated, vastly different bathing practices — yet pets and their people have quite a lot in common, too. Often thought of as a reflection of their owners, an uncanny resemblance can exist between people and their dogs, and research has shown the resemblance is so strong that even strangers can match dogs and owners based on photos. T...

  • Pages past - March 6

    The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    On this date ... 1988: After 41 years in business in Clovis, Carmack and Sons Men's Store was in the process of closing. Owners Ralph E. Balfanz and James W. Carmack had a large ad running in the Clovis News-Journal announcing their retirement and with prices on all men's clothing and accessories marked down from 25 to 50 percent. The business, which called itself "the men's store where women like to shop," was located at 314 Main St. Customers were encouraged to park in the...

  • Reporter's notebook: Gun assembly desired

    David Grieder|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    CLOVIS — You can use a car without really knowing anything of its mechanics, but sometimes it helps. The same goes for a firearm, and after recent talk of gun control a local instructor is looking to revive “Shooters,” an AR-15 Build Class for small groups. Greg Weigl, a firearms instructor for over 40 years, said he put on the class three times in 2015 and four times in 2016, but since then hadn’t seen the need to put it on again. That is, until some developments of the past month. “This goes in political cycles, period. T...

  • Jail logs - March 6

    Updated Mar 5, 2018

    Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Alexander Fernandez, 38, failure to pay fines • Jeramie Dupre, 26, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, failure to appear on a felony charge, felony possession of a controlled substance • Shynericc Lewis, 20, interference with communications, battery against a household member, public affray • Isabella Medina-Villa, 22, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge (three counts) • Patrick Terrazas, 21, failu...

  • Bailey and Parmer county ballots

    The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    Texas residents will go to the polls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) today as they cast their votes for a number of national, state and local positions in the Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary Elections. Local contested elections in Bailey county (all Republicans) include: District Clerk • Shelbi Harrison • Becky Espinoza Justice of the Peace • Nancy Barrier • Daniel Guzman • Danny Ramirez • Rodney Baker Local contested elections in Parmer county (all Republicans) include: County Clerk • Susan (Susie) Spring • Gerr...

  • Roads, vehicles to be focus of meeting

    The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    PORTALES — Roads and the county vehicles driving on them will be a focus of today’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Commissioners will be given the opportunity to add their suggestions to the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program. The program includes “proposed road and bridge projects” on federal and state highways, and the public is encouraged to submit suggestions, according to a NMDOT press release. Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton said she’s including it so commiss...

  • Loan resolution to come before council

    The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 5, 2018

    PORTALES — A resolution to execute a large loan agreement will come before the council for the third time at today’s Portales City Council meeting, according to City Manager Sammy Standefer. The loan of $1 million would pay for the construction of the city’s fire substation, according to Standefer. “The last time we did it, they had to revoke the loan. They missed some paperwork. This is actually a new loan. This is our third time around to get it. Hopefully the third time’s the charm,” he said. If the resolution is passed,...

  • Meetings calendar - March 6

    Updated Mar 5, 2018

    Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-5591 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis Municipal Airport, 459 Clovis Road 11.5. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees...

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  • Events calendar - March 6

    Updated Mar 5, 2018

    Today • Books ‘n’ Babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Let’s Eat.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Leprechaun traps. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Lucky Charms.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 Thursday • Colour Creators Adult Coloring Club — 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Li...