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Articles from the March 7, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 7, 2018

That's no, no and no

CLOVIS — And that's a no. A big, loud no times three. Clovis voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected three proposals aimed at improving infrastructure and quality of life that would have cost...

 

Curry and Roosevelt county election results

Clovis City Commission, District 1 • Juan Garza, 754 votes City Commission, District 2 • Gary Elliott, 407 votes City Commission, District 3 (two-year term) • Helen Casaus, 274 votes City Commission, District 3 • David Bryant, 107 votes ...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 7, 2018

Curry votes to join opioid litigation

CLOVIS — Following a 40-minute public hearing, the Curry County Commission unanimously decided to pursue joining the state's litigation against opioid manufacturers. At the recommendation of County...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 7, 2018

Portales resident suggests 'hardening' schools

PORTALES — A Portales resident on Monday suggested the Portales Municipal Schools undergo a “hardening” to prevent incidents of violence in the future. Sam Rigsby brought concerns to the school board about mass shooting incidents in other...

 

Events calendar - March 7

Today • 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...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 7, 2018

Officials add to NMDOT improvement list

PORTALES — A large dip on Fir Street and deterioration on a section of New Mexico 88 are among items Roosevelt County commissioners have added to a New Mexico Department of Transportation...

 

Meetings calendar - March 7

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in CCC Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd. Information: 575-769-4001 • Sen. Martin Heinrich Mobile Office Hours — 11 a.m. to noon at Fort Sumner Senior Citizens Center, 510 Main St., Fort Su...

 

Business group to provide program update

CLOVIS — The Small Business Development Center will provide an update about the program’s work at today’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Business adviser for the SBDC Dominique Chairez said there will be a short...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 7, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Missing names

While genre films like “Get Out” and “The Shape of Water” went home with Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, horror and science fiction greats that died in 2017 were missing from the award show’s “in memoriam” segment....

 

Boards, committees seeking residents

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking local residents to serve on the following boards and committees: • Civil Aviation Board • Lodgers Tax Advisory Board • Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee • Civic Center Policy Board...

 

Pages past - March 7

On this date ... 1983: Joe Whitehead was the new range conservationist for the Clovis office of the Soil Conservation Service. A six-year-veteran of the SCS, he had transferred to Clovis to replace...

 

Jail logs - March 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday through Tuesday: Clovis • Marchelle Curtis, 35, failure to comply with specific requirements, failure to appear on a felony charge • Julian Cuevas, 24, driving under the influence of...

 

Texico whips Pecos in 3A quarterfinals

RIO RANCHO — Texico’s girls basketball team is halfway home. Tuesday, the top-seeded Lady Wolverines took the second of four steps necessary to win a Class 3A state championship by routing eighth-seeded Pecos, 54-34, in the quarterfinal round at...

 

Portales girls pull away from Dons

ALBUQUERQUE — It would be tough to find a favored team in the girls' state basketball tournament that shot as poorly as the Portales Rams Tuesday morning. But it would be impossible to find a team...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 7, 2018

Wednesday's boys' quarterfinal capsules

Class 4A No. 6 Portales vs. No. 3 Hope Christian Time and place: 9:45 a.m. today at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho Records: Portales 17-12, Hope Christian 20-8. How they got here: Portales defeated Navajo Prep 45-27. Hope Christian cruised by...

 

Greyhound softball swept at Highlands

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A rough outing on the mound led to a doubleheader defeat for Eastern New Mexico softball against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday afternoon. The Cowgirls took Game 1, 9-7, before...

 

ENMU planning football triple option offense clinic

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University football program will hold a Ground Strike Triple-Option Clinic March 22-23 at the college. Practices and scrimmages will be at Greyhound Stadium, with practices beginning March 22. Registration will be...

 

Clovis softball drops season opener at Monterey

LUBBOCK — It was at least a good start for the Clovis softball team, but the rest of the game didn’t go so well. In their 2018 season debut Tuesday night, the Lady Wildcats grabbed a 1-0 lead over Monterey of Lubbock in the top of the first, but...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 7, 2018

Any tyranny is too much tyranny

How much is enough? When it turns out stronger anti-drug laws don’t prevent addiction or tragedies, how much are you willing to expand prohibition? How far are you willing to have armed government...

 

Organizing gun surrender best plan for court

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings made headlines recently with his lament that judges are “not doing enough” to take firearms away from those who slide through the justice system for domestic abuse. We agree that domestic abusers aren’t the people we...

 

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