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Articles from the April 19, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 19, 2018

Prosecutors: Inmate faces possible 100-plus years

CLOVIS — Jewelry thieving, jail escape, drug trafficking and smuggling — that’s a lot to accomplish in less than a day, but a Clovis man is charged with that and more after returning late from a court-approved furlough last month. Brandon... Full story


Decision on building inspectors in Clovis' hands

PORTALES — The fate of a memorandum of understanding between Portales and Clovis will be in Clovis’ hands after the state demanded a piece of the action. Councilors on Tuesday approved amendments to the MOU requested by the New Mexico...


Officials optimistic about well field expansion

PORTALES — The expansion of Portales’ Blackwater well field may become a reality in just a few months, Public Works Director John DeSha told the City Council at its Tuesday meeting. In an informational report, DeSha said a draft of an amendment...


Clovis officials to discuss fee waiving process

CLOVIS — If you're giving something away, what's the point of a price tag? That's a question Commissioner Fidel Madrid wants to discuss at today's Clovis City Commission meeting. On the agenda for t... Full story


Education digest - April 19

CCC to recognize more than 100 students Clovis Community College plans to recognize more than 100 students at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the CCC Town Hall. Recipients will include students from the fall 2017 Executive Vice President Honor Roll List and CCC Fo...


Events calendar - April 19

Today • Preschool Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Information: 575-625-9743...


Meetings calendar - April 19

Today • Roosevelt County Budget Workshop — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County Health Council — Noon to 1 p.m. at the Curry County Administrative Complex, 417...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 19, 2018

Reporter's notebook: ENMU holding spring concert

PORTALES — Calling all chorus connoisseurs: the Eastern New Mexico University music department will present the ENMU Spring Choral Concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the ENMU Music Building. ENMU Music Department Secretary Jennifer Salomon...

 By Tom Rosshirt    Voices    April 19, 2018

Thank you, Barbara Bush, for the hugs

My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago, passing away in his bed in my parents’ home in Houston. It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was nothing much you could do for an AIDS patient but hold...


Butterflies like it messy

People who are serious about butterflies and moths are known as lepidopterists, a word that might seem better suited for a spelling bee than a nature walk. Maybe that’s why Steve Cary is simply...


Good class can turn language into feast

The subject of English language arts in middle school is not generally a topic which excites or tantalizes the average individual. However, when packaged creatively by an innovative teacher, it can...


Pages past - April 19

On this date ... 1978: The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a ruling that attorneys who wanted to promote their practices could do so through advertisements in newspapers and periodicals, but...


Jail logs - April 19

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday through Wednesday: Clovis • Maximino Silva, 22, driving while license suspended or revoked • Serafin Ramirez, 43, child abuse (negligently caused), receiving stolen property • Jonathan P...

 By David Stevens    Sports    April 19, 2018

Clovis baseball team finds itself in rare territory

Clovis High School’s baseball team may soon reach standards it’s seldom approached in its 78-year history. By all accounts, the 19-3 Wildcats need just five more victories to break the school... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 19, 2018

Roybal named Football Coach of the Year

Dickie Roybal was honored, but confused. "New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame," the former Melrose football coach thought. "There's a New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame?" There is, and they recently honored Ro... Full story


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