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Articles from the March 16, 2018 edition

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StoryCorps gathering local tales

PORTALES - In a world saturated with technology and communication, what stories are being lost in the shuffle? A national non-profit organization hopes to bring that number down significantly.... Full story

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 16, 2018

No lack of seats in ag

If standing wasn’t so tiring, I don’t think we’d be nearly as interested in finding ways to sit. But given that it does take a toll, there’s sense in finding alternatives. Sitting is a surpris...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 16, 2018

Clovis officials choose Boutique Airlines proposal

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is hopeful local travelers can soon head north or east when they plan a trip from Clovis Municipal Airport. The commission voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Boutique Airlines for 18 federally...

 

Reporter's notebook: Filming soon

Dust off that tracksuit, New Mexico, because we’re going running with the devil. The New Mexico Film Office has announced that “Running with the Devil,” a film starring Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne, will begin production in mid-March....

 

Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen for executions

OKLAHOMA CITY — After trying unsuccessfully for months to obtain lethal injection drugs, Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates once the state resumes using the death penalty, marking the first time a U.S. state would use... Full story

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 16, 2018

God molds us as a glassblower molds glass

One of the highlights of my childhood was our family's trip to Niagara Falls. On a winding road in Missouri on our route to New York State, Daddy noticed an advertisement for a glassblower's shop. He...

 

Public record - March 16

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Chill Cawll Willis, 27, to Abbygail Sharron Profitt, 19, both of Joplin, Missouri • Jared D. Gibbs, 24, to Bianca Davalos,...

 

Nothing quite like that son-light-saving time

Well, we’ve just made it through one more time change. I’ll check in a minute (note the subtle time reference), but I always have to think about whether we’re going on to Daylight Saving Time...

 

Events calendar - March 16

Today • Make Your Own Art — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Stuffed Animal Sleepover — 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. All ages welcome. Information: 575-769-7840 Saturday ...

 

Meetings calendar - March 16

Today • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Curry County Commission Chambers, 417 Gidd...

 

Pages past - March 16

On this date ... 1978: Ground was broken at Cannon Air Force Base for a new base exchange and commissary complex, expected to cost about $3 million. The initial portion of the contract - for the...

 

Jail logs - March 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Joshua Steelman, 34, assault upon a health care worker, criminal trespass • Lucio Torres, 42, criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled...

 

Texico starts baseball season with rout of Tularosa

EUNICE — The defending Class 3A champion Wolverines picked up right where they left off in 2017, clubbing Tularosa 21-0 to open the Eunice Cardinal Classic. Luke Phipps went 3-for-3 to lead a 10-hit attack for Texico (1-0), which didn’t win the g...

 

Clovis routs Ruidoso to open Goddard Invitational

ROSWELL - For the second time in three days, the Clovis Wildcats played a 4A school just starting its baseball season. And for the second time, an experienced Clovis team wasn't tested. The Wildcats h...

 

Hounds prep for spring football season

PORTALES - Fresh off of a 2017 season in which it narrowly lost out on a Lone Star Conference title, while also cracking the NCAA Division II Top 25 for the first time since 2003, the Eastern New Mexi... Full story

 

Portales routs Kermit for first win of baseball season

EUNICE - Gusting winds at the Eunice Cardinal Classic couldn't stop Portales baseball from dominating in all facets of Thursday's game against Kermit. The Rams poured it on the Yellowjackets to the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 16, 2018

Clovis track confident pieces will fit

CLOVIS - The Clovis boys track and field team should be strong, deep and built for success this spring. The only questions are who will emerge where. The Wildcats are bursting with talent, most of it...

 

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