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 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 17, 2017

There is a time for loading

Spring is here. Don’t argue temperatures with me. There have been enough warm days and enough windy days to officially call it. And if that isn’t enough evidence for you, the kicker is that it is...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 17, 2017

Tom Phelps selected as interim city manager

CLOVIS - The Clovis City Commission was so impressed with two-plus hours it spent talking to Tom Phelps last Thursday, it needed no discussion to hire him as interim city manager this Thursday....

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 17, 2017

Security, fulfillment don't come from material possessions

I read an article on how being a minimalist can add lasting satisfaction to one’s life. The author claimed that being a minimalist is keeping those possessions most dear to us and then eliminating...

 
 By David Stevens    News    March 17, 2017

Cannon crash victims in prime of their lives

First Lt. Frederick "Drew" Dellecker was an accomplished trumpet player and surfer who loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Capt. Kenneth Dalga was a new dad. Capt. Andrew Becker was an Embry-Riddle Aeron... Full story

 

Distractions have a way of upending you

When I was a little lad, my family and I spent some evenings doing what families now almost never do: We rode bicycles together. I know it’s hard to believe, and it gets harder. We even on regular...

 

Water board discusses planning around uncertainty

The strategic utilization of uncertainties about the future was the subject of a presentation at the Tuesday morning Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. Ralph Marra, founder and senior principal...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 17, 2017

Locals split on LGBTQ content in 'Beauty and the Beast'

CLOVIS — With a new spin on Disney’s tale as old as time, the recent “Beauty and the Beast” movie stirred up some controversy before even hitting theaters. The live-action remake of the 1991 Disney film opens nationwide today, including at...

 

Events calendar - March 17

Today • St. Patrick’s Murder Mystery — 6 p.m. dinner show, ‘Top o’ the Murder To You’ at Clovis Civic Center featuring The Brickstreet Players. Tickets: $30 general, $45 VIP. Information: 575-935-5000 Saturday • Eastern New Mexico Big...

 

Meetings calendar - March 17

Monday • Planning and Zoning Commission — 5:30 p.m. in council room at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-8449 Tuesday • Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Relay...

 

Pages past - March 17

On this date ... 1992: Republican state Sen. Stuart Ingle announced his candidacy for a third term. Ingle, 44, was a farmer and rancher with an animal science degree from Oklahoma State University....

 

Clovis police blotter - March 17

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 12:28 a.m.: Report not required, 700 block of West Grand • 7:42 a.m.: Found property, 700 block of Starlite...

 

Water board to pursue condemnation of disputed land

After five months of attempts to acquire a Clovis property, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority agreed to pursue condemnation of the land at its Thursday morning meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. The proposed site for the...

 

Portales police blotter - March 17

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 11:51 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block Wylie Cox Circle • 1:11 p.m.: Breaking and entering, 600 block South Avenue D • 3:18 p.m.: Motor vehicle...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 17, 2017

Lady Rams seeking another run to state

PORTALES - After a somewhat shocking and abrupt end to the 2016 season, the Portales High softball team is ready to take the field again. Waiting for their full complement of players to join the...

 

Cats cruise into tourney semifinals

ROSWELL — After a 12-2 loss to Hobbs in the season opener, the Clovis High baseball team has certainly found a lot of pitching. CHS got another solid outing from junior Kayden Shober on Thursday and cruised past Ruidoso 9-0 in the quarterfinals of...

 

Texico gets past Portales

EUNICE — The Texico Wolverines got off to a fast start in their season opener on Thursday. Meantime, the Portales Rams are still getting things together after their basketball team made a run to last weekend’s Class 4A state finals. Junior Ben...

 

Rams notch district, all-star honors in 4A

PORTALES — The Class 4A state runnerup Portales High boys basketball team landed a plethora of players on the All-District 4A team as well as two players on the South squad for the upcoming New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star game....

 

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