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Articles from the April 5, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 5, 2018

Most of Dora's audit findings addressed

DORA — Most of the findings of the state’s special audit last year on Dora schools have been addressed, though new leadership are still dealing with some residual effects. An audit report released last month for the 2016-17 school year was accept...


Events calendar - April 5

Today • Child Find Preschool Screening — 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Floyd Municipal Schools, 1564 New Mexico 267, Floyd. Parents are encouraged to bring their infants and toddlers in to screen for issues that could potentially affect their...


Shooting range management contract up for discussion

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will discuss the potential creation of a shooting range at Ned Houk Park during today's meeting set for 5:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library's North Annex.... Full story


Meetings calendar - April 5

Today • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. at Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at the north annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St.,...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    April 5, 2018

'Clean and Beautiful' changes approved

PORTALES — The city hopes to be a little more “Clean and Beautiful” after councilors approved changes to the program’s 2018-2019 application at Tuesday night’s meeting. The application for the Clean and Beautiful grant program — designed...


Roosevelt to review agreement with law firm

PORTALES — Roosevelt County may officially become the next entity to sue pharmaceutical companies for the alleged deceptive marketing of addictive opioid drugs. The Roosevelt County Commission will...


Man sentenced to 15 days in break-in

CLOVIS — A man was sentenced Friday to 15 days in jail for breaking into Clovis’ Lockwood Elementary almost five years ago, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. The Sept. 10, 2013, incident at the then-newly opened...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 5, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Pot count

Over 50,000 New Mexicans are taking part in the state’s medical marijuana program, according to information released this week by the New Mexico Department of Health. This marks the first time the active patient count has topped the 50,000 mark... Full story


New Mexico art takes center stage

You may have heard mention of our own elementary — the Arts Academy at Bella Vista — being honored at the famous White House Egg Roll of 2018. Chatting with Arts Academy principal Shelly Norris,...


Pages past - April 5

On this date ... 1988: Area livestock owners were assessing losses after a storm the previous week that dumped up to 15 inches of snow in the Yeso area, along with freezing rain and winds of 30-50 mph...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 5, 2018

Six to be recognized at CMS hall of honor

CLOVIS — Two former state senators, a literary agent and the first woman to serve on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education are among the six honorees at this year’s CMS Foundation and Alumni Hall of Honor, according to CMS Education...


Parker, ENMU track team honored

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men's track program got a double shot of recognition Wednesday morning. On an individual note, sophomore Marcus Parker was selected as one of three...


Hounds gain split at Rogers State

CLAREMORE, Oklahoma — Leftfielder Jennifer McElroy went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and six runs driven in, and Eastern New Mexico pounded out 16 hits to top Rogers State 18-9 and manage a...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 5, 2018

Hill to play golf at University of The Southwest

CLOVIS — Sydni Hill started thinking around her junior year at Clovis High School that she could play golf at the next level. Steve Speck had about a three-year headstart on that idea when an... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 5, 2018

Coach: Greyhound football making progress

PORTALES — Progress has been good and steady for Eastern New Mexico during its spring football practices, as the annual Green and Silver Game nears. Between an overachieving offensive line and a...


Catch your breath for the High Plains marathon

Boston and New York City may have their famous marathons, but on certain weekends, we have marathons of our own on the High Plains — times when a number of events converge as they do this weekend.... Full story


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