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 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 31, 2019

Music fest lineup finalized

CLOVIS - Draggin' Main Music Festival organizers are working for the weekend - June 26-28, to be exact. They believe they've found just the right band to illustrate that. Loverboy will be the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 31, 2019

CCC's president heading to Santa Fe

SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley is headed west. On Wednesday she was selected by the Santa Fe Community College governing board to serve as the school’s next president, Rowley confirmed. “I’m really excited about th...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 31, 2019

Prince Street intersections to undergo drilling work

CLOVIS — When one thinks of a drill and discomfort, the first thing that comes to mind is the dentist’s office. Clovis residents may soon associate the two ideas with the Commerce-Prince and Prince-21st intersections, as drilling work could...

 

Meetings calendar - March 31

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse,...

 

Budget among items on CCC agenda

CLOVIS — The proposed fiscal year 2019-20 operating budget for Clovis Community College is among the dozen items of new business on the agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. President Becky Rowley said the budget includes an increase...

 

Pages pasts - March 31

On this date ... 1969: The nation was mourning the death of Dwight David Eisenhower. United Press International reported he was a “good and gentle and kind man” who was the “most universally liked American president of this century.” The...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 31, 2019

Accessibility leads senior community discussion

PORTALES - About a dozen local senior residents on Thursday met with Community Services Center staff members in Portales to discuss the needs of the local senior community. Multiple requests had to do...

 

Farwell water main breaks

FARWELL - A damaged water main left Farwell residents without water for a little over 12 hours Thursday into Friday, according to Farwell Police Chief Larry Kelsay. Kelsay said the water main break...

 

FAA must ensure safety is a priority

Boeing Co. expects to soon have a software fix to the problem believed to have caused two of its 737 Max planes to plunge into deadly nose-down crashes in the past five months. But beyond solving the software glitch, troubling questions remain about...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 31, 2019

Sharing can be personal experience

One of my favorite “Seinfeld” episodes is “The Ex-Girlfriend.” Jerry wants to date George’s ex Marlene, and Jerry’s confused when George asks him to recover some books he let Marlene borrow. Jerry, when George first broaches the subject:...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    March 31, 2019

Still too early to make conclusions

No one except William Barr and Robert Mueller, to our knowledge, has seen the Mueller report. We have seen Barr’s ultra–brief summary. Why, then, is everybody making stupendous leaps to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 31, 2019

Life doesn't always imitate suspense dramas

For the past two years, Rachel Maddow has been a hero of her own spy thriller. She has written, directed and starred in a hit production based on the unlikely premise of a prime-time cable TV show host unraveling the most dastardly plot in American...

 

Another viewpoint: Homelessness should be higher priority for delegation

A bocce court. Public murals. A dog park. There are more than 100 Albuquerque projects funded in the 2019 Legislature’s capital outlay bill. A long-term solution to the metro area’s rampant homelessness problem is not one of them. And so,...

 

Jail logs - March 31

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Friday: Clovis n Tommy Mares, 48, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, failure to appear on a felony charge n...

 

Our people: Ready for the open road

My name is Carol Singletary. I have taught English and journalism since 1986, but am retiring this summer from my current job of teaching composition and running the Writing Center at Eastern New...

 

They should make a movie about stress

Recently, I read a newspaper article about the most stressful jobs, with rankings. These rankings have come out before. The jobs that most consistently seem to make the top 10 list as being the most stressful are public school teaching, nursing and b...

 

School menus - March 31

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet taco. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled fruit cocktail, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffle. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie...

 

Senior calendar - March 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. trivia mania...

 

On the shelves - March 31

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Isaiah's Daughter” by Mesu Andrews portrays an epic Biblical narrative as a young captive woman taken into the prophet Isaiah’s household rises to capture the heart of...

 

Man sentenced to 23 years in prison

CLOVIS — A man convicted last month on drug trafficking charges from 2014 was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison. A jury found Shannon Jackson, 40, of Clovis, guilty March 8 of first-degree felony trafficking of controlled substances,...

 

County holding meet-and-greet

CLOVIS — Curry County is holding a meet-and-greet 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday for its senior and retired volunteers and its foster grandparents. The event will be held at the county commission room in the administrative complex on 417 Gidding....

 

RGH to host wellness fair

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital will host a wellness fair from 8 a.m. to noon April 27 at RGH. The inaugural “Spring Into Wellness” fair will feature various health checks, screenings and educational booths on topics including power of...

 

Committee to hold reception

CLOVIS — The Clovis Committee of Fifty will hold a Great American Defense Community reception at 6 p.m. April 11 at Colonial Park Golf Course. The event is a celebration of the city’s award as one of five Great American Defense Communities for...

 

Reporter's notebook - March 31

Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, each of whom recorded early hit songs in Clovis, will take the stage together this year as holograms on tour dates in Europe and North America. Music news site Billboard...

 

Curry to begin setting budget

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will begin the process of setting the budget for fiscal year 2020 during Tuesday’s meetings with four budget hearings. County Manager Lance Pyle said no action will be taken during the budget hearings, which...

 

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