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Articles from the March 10, 2017 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 10, 2017

City to pay $118,234 in 2013 traffic accident

CLOVIS — A 2013 traffic accident involving Clovis Police Department Officer Adriana Munoz will cost the city $118,324.40, according to a ruling issued this week by District Judge Fred Van Soelen. Cecilia Martinez, the other driver in the Jan. 10,...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 10, 2017

Wayland student balances life, school to earn top honors

CLOVIS — Fueled by inspiration from family and friends, Kimberly Rae White managed a balancing act that will culminate with her becoming a Magna Cum Laude graduate en route to a bachelor's degree...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 10, 2017

Churches sending daylight saving reminders

For local churchgoers, Father Time is hopefully no match for the Father above. Clocks will spring forward this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, marking this year's Daylight Saving Time — and an hou...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 10, 2017

New Mexico Singing Churchmen to hold concert

PORTALES — Church members across the state are raising money through the power of song. The New Mexico Singing Churchmen (NMSC) are making their way to Portales for a benefit concert supporting the...

 

Portales substation given timeline of two years

PORTALES — An update on the Portales Fire Department's proposed north side substation, given at Tuesday's city council meeting, includes a timeline of two years before completion. The substation,...

 

ID suppression in rape trial denied

PORTALES — The district court ruled in favor of the district attorney’s office on a defense motion to suppress evidence in a rape case. Roy Brown, 29, of Portales, is accused of breaking into a woman’s home 2 miles south of Portales in June...

 

Clovis commission meets on interim city manager

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission met in executive session for 2 hours and 20 minutes at the Clovis-Carver Library. City attorney David Richards said the commission is working to establish the framework for appointing an interim city manager....

 

Ribbon to be cut on new offices

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will hold a ribbon cutting 2 p.m. Friday at its 1221 Mitchell Street property. The remodeled building will house the city’s building safety, planning and zoning and code enforcement offices, plus provide areas for...

 

Portales Inn handed over for redevelopment

PORTALES — The Portales City Council approved an agreement giving the Portales Inn building, parking lot and a $500,000 incentive to Albuquerque-based Ambience Hospitality for the redevelopment of...

 

Clovis man sentenced for domestic violence incident

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday for a 2015 domestic violence incident, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Joshua Jackson, 31, was sentenced to 45 years by District Judge Drew Tatum. He was convicted in...

 

Clovis to receive anchor for Veterans' Park

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will welcome an anchor from the U.S. Naval Command on Monday. The anchor, on loan to the city, will be escorted into the city at 6:30 a.m. by riders with area veterans’ organizations. It will end up at the city’s...

 

Pages past - March 10

On this date ... 1987: Clovis Livestock Market became Clovis Livestock Auction. Herschel Caviness sold the business at 504 Hull St. in Clovis to a group of Clovis and Portales investors for an undisclosed amount. The investment group was headed by...

 

Clovis police blotter - March 10

The following is a sampling of calls received by the dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 8:01 a.m.: Driving left of center on curve, crest, Thornton/Llano Estacado • 8:47 a.m.: Probation...

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 10

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 9:56 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1900 block South Avenue I • 11:17 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1200 block West First Street • 12:37 p.m.: Motor...

 

Events calendar - March 10

Today • Lions Club gun, knife and coin show — 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Admission: $5. Information: (518) 542-4788 or [email protected] • Blood drive — 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Wheatfields Senior Living Center, Clovis. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - March 10

Tuesday • Joint city/county luncheon — Noon at Clovis Civic Center. Cost: Free. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Chamber Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. at the Clovis chamber. Information: 575-763-3435 • Local Emergency Planning...

 

Hope Christian tops Rams in 4A girls semis

ALBUQUERQUE — For the third straight season, the Portales High girls ran into the same brick wall on the floor of The Pit. Top-seeded Hope Christian got Portales for the third time in the state tournament, and all four times this year, the most...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 10, 2017

Farm living fosters innovation

The life of a farm kid can be quite exciting, but it can also be interspersed with unbearable intervals of being stuck in a location with nothing in particular to do. Innovation without preparation...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 10, 2017

Walking the path of faith can get us through life's fog

I so treasure the wonderful quotes from Corrie ten Boom. She was a member of a family of Dutch watchmakers. As a Christian, she and her father and sisters helped hide many Jews in their home and...

 

Children God's way of taking us back toward who we should be

Jesus told his disciples: “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” He said this as he “called a little child to him.” No doubt, one of...

 

Cats rally, slip past Lovington

ROSWELL — Junior Tomas Gallegos pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the seventh on Thursday afternoon as Clovis High’s baseball team edged Lovington 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the Roswell Invitational. Junior Sebastian Nunez...

 

Hounds gear up for D-II women's regionals

PUEBLO, Colorado — After staggering a bit to the finish line, the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team is seeking a fresh start. The Greyhounds will make the program's first appeara...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 10, 2017

State roundup: Melrose boys, both Texico teams eliminated

BERNALILLO — Despite a double-digit deficit, the No. 3 Melrose boys basketball team lost a close fought contest to No. 2 Maxwell Thursday night at Bernalillo High School, falling 68-50 to depart the...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 10, 2017

Melrose girls reach 1A title game

BERNALILLO — Melrose used big second and third quarters to push through to the Class 1A girls state championship game with a 41-27 over No. 2 Roy/Mosquero on Thursday. The third-seeded Lady Buffs...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 10, 2017

Elida reaches seventh-consecutive small-school title game

BERNALILLO — In convincing fashion, the Elida girls basketball team cruised to another Class 1A state tournament semifinals win over Hondo Valley on Thursday, beating the Lady Eagles 64-30. The win...

 

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