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Articles from the April 20, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 20, 2018

Workout on the corner

CLOVIS — Many know him as the energetic "workout guy," who can be seen hoisting a barbell or doing handstands at the northeast corner of the busy intersection of 21st and Norris streets. If you... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 20, 2018

CCC turning out for Earth Day

CLOVIS — Earth Day, the annual worldwide celebration of our planet scheduled for Sunday, came a few days early at Clovis Community College on Thursday. The CCC Employee Community Outreach Council Mu...

 

SADD chapter opens at Portales High

PORTALES — Students in this busy age may sometimes feel they’re drowning in a sea of choices. That’s why a group of Portales High School students have decided to throw out some life preservers. Students Against Destructive Decisions is an...

 

Clovis teacher honored

Clovis High School teacher Amy Garcia was honored as the 2018 New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education (NMACTE) Teacher of the Year, according to a news release from Clovis schools. The award was presented this month at the NMACTE...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 20, 2018

City sends fee waiver issue to committee

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is going to take a second look at fee waiver requests, and possibly how to pay for the city services those fees are supposed to support. The commission decided on a unanimous vote in Thursday evening’s meeting...

 

Events calendar - April 20

Today • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575-625-9743 • Book-to-Movie for Middle Grades — 4 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Movie:...

 

Meetings calendar - April 20

Today • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 1 p.m. at Cooperative Educational Services, 4216 Balloon Park Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Information: 575-562-2133 Monday • Roosevelt County Budget Workshop — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County...

 

Reporter's notebook: Trains on track

All aboard, Clovis: Trains are rolling in on Saturday, but not the kind you might think. The Clovis Area Train Society is holding a model train show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ingram Room of the...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 20, 2018

Collateral damage of sin is devastating

Collateral damage is a general term for deaths, injuries, or other damage inflicted on unintended targets. Sometimes we speak of civilian causalities of a military operation and those are viewed as...

 

Political correctness can obfuscate a good point

“The word ‘good’ has many meanings,” writes G. K. Chesterton. “For example,” he continues, “if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    April 20, 2018

Never forget fires of the past

For every people there are those events that mark the past. Any person who decides to continue farming or ranching, year after year, forgets the middling inconveniences, for both sanity and space....

 

Pages past - April 20

On this date ... 1983: An abundant salamander crop was wreaking havoc with the drainage system at the Clovis wastewater treatment plant. Dikes around the lagoon had been damaged, and two local farmers...

 

Jail logs - April 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Jose Guzman, 19, possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear on a felony charge, tampering with evidence, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Jenna...

 

Public record - April 20

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Eduardo Soto Galvan, 28, to Carolina Flores Rodriguez, 34, both of Earth, Texas • Tanner Jon Sullivan, 22, to Ashlyn...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 20, 2018

Clash of baseball titans: Texico vs. Estancia

TEXICO — File it under "h," maybe under "c." But file it somewhere under the "how cool is that" file. The answer is "pretty cool" whenever a team ranked No. 1 in the state plays one ranked No. 2 in the regular season. It will happen today ... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 20, 2018

Tigers, Bronchos split

ELIDA — Baylee Oder's eight strikeouts in a dominating performance helped lead his Elida High baseball team past the Grady Bronchos, 12-2, in Game 2 of Thursday's 1A/2A-District 4/6 baseball...

 

Portales woman shot to death

PORTALES — The victim of an alleged Thursday homicide was a “great soul,” a “go getter” and a “wonderful mother,” according to a friend. That’s how Cynthia Dominguez remembered her friend of 20 years, Erika Zamorano, who was found dea... Full story

 

Clovis postpones Friday baseball, softball, tennis

CLOVIS — Clovis High School’s busy athletics schedule Friday was no match for Mother Nature. High winds forced postponement Friday of three different Clovis home events — a 1:30 p.m. tennis match against Santa Fe, and 5 p.m. baseball and...

 

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