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Articles from the March 24, 2017 edition

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Area road work in monetary bind

In order to accommodate local traffic, governments in Curry and Roosevelt counties have continuous high-cost improvements to make. But the money to make them is another story. “Ranching, farming, your dairies, your 9-1-1, your emergency calls,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 24, 2017

Wild winds on tornado anniversary

CLOVIS - A dry line weather front came through eastern New Mexico late Thursday afternoon, resulting in widespread but sporadic power outages and property damage in the area. Local power companies...

 

Music festival adds familiar faces

The Clovis Music Festival has added to its June slate, according to a release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The 30th annual festival - moved to June 22 and 23 to coincide with the...

 

Events calendar - March 24

Today • Community dialogue and reception — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for Japanese Americans in the West and Curry County during WWII exhibit. Admission: Free. Information: 575-769-7840 or Victor Yamada at [email protected] ...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 24, 2017

Intelligence, wisdom vastly different things

Big differences exist between intellectual knowledge and wisdom. We may be intellectually advanced and have a myriad of information but the difference in having intellectual knowledge and having...

 

Meetings calendar - March 24

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 This calendar is a daily...

 

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The following were actions taken at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday evening in the Memorial Building: • Councilors approved a proclamation naming April 1 “Great American Cleanup Day” in Portales. • Representatives from Invenergy and...

 

Flags at half-staff for Capt. Kenneth Dalga

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday issued an executive order to fly flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of U.S. Air Force Capt. Kenneth Dalga. Dalga was one of three serving in Cannon Air Force Base’s 318th Special...

 

What we say says a lot about what's in our hearts

If, like most folks, you deal with email and its accompanying blessings and cursings, you know that the first step after you open your inbox is to obliterate 90 percent of it by clearing out a ton of...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 24, 2017

Come have some fun at the Ag Expo

As I’m sure we’ve covered before, a good reason to get off the tractor and go somewhere is always appreciated — and the most rare is that sort of opportunity when it isn’t due to something...

 

Pages past - March 24

On this date ... 1987: Clovis police reports included: • A set of First Flight golf clubs and about 175 golf balls were stolen from a garage on Layton Court. • A 10-speed bike valued at $535 was...

 

Portales Ag Expo schedule

The following is the schedule for the 25th annual Portales Ag Expo to be held Today-Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds: Today • Preparing for sugarcane aphid in 2017: What did we learn in 2016?: 9:30 a.m. in the Art Room in the Idsinga...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 24, 2017

Churches reaching out to youth

PORTALES - When local youth leaders acknowledged there were barriers between their congregations, they knew something had to be done to fix it. After some discussions and brainstorming, they came up w... Full story

 

Clovis police blotter - March 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 12:27 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 2000 block of West 21st Street • 1:43 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, 200 block...

 

Portales police blotter - March 24

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 1:02 a.m.: Burglary report, 700 block West 18th Street, report taken • 5:54 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 2200 block West Beech Street • 6:20 a.m.: Domestic repo...

 

Thursday area prep baseball linescores

Sal Puentes Invitational At Rio Rancho Quarterfinals Clovis 7, Rio Rancho 3 Clovis 003 004 0 — 7 9 3 Rio Rancho 200 000 1 — 3 5 2 Sebastian Nunez and Jace Piepkorn; Bodhi Bolen, Andrew Duran (7) and Clayton Kempski. W — Nunez. L — Bohdi. Top...

 

Cats notch victory over Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO — So far this season, Clovis High junior Sebastian Nunez has performed like the ace of the staff. Nunez has made four starts, all wins, and on Thursday pitched his third complete game in a 7-3 victory over host Rio Rancho in the...

 

Lady Rams bow in tourney

RIO RANCHO — Playing just its third game of the season, the Portales High softball team still has some kinks to work out. Los Lunas haded hte Lady Rams an 8-2 setback on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the 32-team Kristen Griego Memorial tournamen...

 

Cats finish second in NMMI Invite

ROSWELL — Trying for their second tournament title in two days to start the season, Clovis High’s boys found themselves battling the elements on Thursday. Artesia swept both team championships in New Mexico Military’s invitational meet. On the...

 

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