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Articles from the March 21, 2018 edition

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Anti-gun laws good for criminals

How much do you respect self-destructive people? Do you honor those who engage in self-harm such as “cutting?” Do you celebrate those who burn up their mind and body by abusing drugs and alcohol?...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 21, 2018

Curry announces burn ban

CLOVIS - Due to the ongoing drought in eastern New Mexico, the Curry County Commission unanimously adopted a burn ban at Tuesday's meeting. "Everything is just tinderbox dry," Curry County Fire and...

 

Lawsuit against county once more denied

PORTALES - Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday received a bit of good news when County Manager Amber Hamilton informed them that the sheriff's office was no longer the target of a lawsuit....

 

Child porn bill deserves action from Congress

Victims of child pornography are entitled to restitution from those who victimize them, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014. But the means for doing so are incredibly burdensome, and Congress should change that. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a...

 

Reporter's notebook: North vs. south

It’s north versus south in a poll to decide the best green chile in New Mexico. A USA Today Reader’s Choice 2018 poll shows El Patron Cafe in Las Cruces sitting in the number one spot, followed by El Farolito in El Rito. While El Patron is...

 

Pages past - March 21

On this date ... 1973: Paul Crume, was a well-known columnist for the Dallas Morning News, with roots in Farwell. He contacted Clovis News-Journal Managing Editor Bill Southard to share a memory of a favorite teacher. In his column called, “Big...

 

Events calendar - March 21

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Spring in Your Step.” Information: 575-356-3940 • United Blood Services Blood...

 

Meetings calendar - March 21

Today • Curry County Health Council — Noon at County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St. Information: 575-763-6009 Friday • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. at the ENMU-Ruidoso campus, 709 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso....

 

Jail logs - March 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday through Tuesday: Clovis • Juan Lopez-Lara, 59, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Maximino Silva, 22, probation violation • Eloy Carabajal, 38, probation violation,...

 

Prep tennis: Portales girls sweep Lovington

LOVINGTON - Full strength was more than enough for the Portales girls tennis team on Tuesday, as it took a 9-0 win at Lovington. "It was a great day of tennis," Portales coach Ann-Marie Bucksath...

 

Prep baseball: Lovington blanks Portales

LOVINGTON - Fresh off a trio of easy wins at the Eunice Cardinal Classic, the competition stepped up just a little bit Tuesday for the Portales Rams. Class 5A Lovington kept the Rams off balance...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 21, 2018

Prep golf: Clovis boys win Alien 8

ROSWELL — Clovis had a pretty solid Alien 8 Tuesday, taking first place in the boys competition and second in the girls meet. But it was a pretty good day all around for local schools, with nine area players earning qualifying legs on the first mee...

 

Rams plan Wednesday ceremony for girls state champion team

PORTALES - The Portales Rams girls basketball team is scheduled to be honored during an assembly scheduled for 2:20 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center. The Rams, who entered the Class 4A...

 

Mapes nets hole-in-one at Colonial Park Golf Course

CLOVIS — A retired elementary principal notched a hole-in-one Monday at Colonial Park Golf Course. Mel Mapes, former principal of Zia Elementary, posted the ace on the course’s par-3 17th. He hit the shot with a 7 wood from 170 yards out. The...

 

Westmont tops Wayland Baptist in NAIA semifinals

BILLINGS, Mont. — Westmont's Lauren McCoy scored a game-high 22 points, including the go-ahead layup with 1.9 seconds to play, as the No. 4 Warriors held off No. 15 Wayland Baptist 56-54 in Monday’s NAIA Division I national semifinals. Morgan...

 

Lubbock Christian sweeps ENMU softball

PORTALES - The Eastern New Mexico University softball team finished strong in Tuesday's doubleheader. Lubbock Christian just started stronger. The visiting Chaparrals did enough damage early in each...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 21, 2018

Hobbs sweeps past Clovis softball

CLOVIS - There's a saying that goes, 'it's not how you start, it's how you finish.' Clovis' softball team was on the unfortunate end of that axiom in Tuesday's home doubleheader against Hobbs,...

 

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