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Articles from the April 21, 2019 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 21, 2019

Police pin four in deadly armed robbery

PORTALES — Police on Tuesday announced they had obtained arrest warrants on four people in connection with a Portales homicide investigation. Three were in custody that afternoon and the only one still at large was arrested that evening. Court...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

Leash law rises again

CLOVIS — A battle has come to the Clovis City Commission for the second straight year, and neither side seems primed to roll over. Unanimously introduced at Thursday’s meeting was an ordinance that would change city laws regarding animals at larg...

 

Faith: A look at the Seven Last Words

Members of the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance celebrated Good Friday at First Christian Church by analyzing the seven sayings of Jesus on the cross, also known as the Seven Last Words. Seven...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2019

Portales students earn nominations

PORTALES - A pair of Portales students earned nominations last week for the Enchantment Awards, an annual awards show and night of performances recognizing the top high school theatrical productions...

 

Meetings calendar - April 21

Tuesday • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m., Fred Anthony Conference Room, RGH,...

 

Pages past - April 21

On this date ... 1974: A single mother and her seven children were regrouping after their home was destroyed in a fire. Ida Martinez and her family, who lived at 408 W. Eighth St. in Clovis, had moved into the Grand Avenue Homes for a couple of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

Status hearing held in former coach's suit

PORTALES — More than 80 miles away and nearly two years later, a fight continues for the job of a former teacher and basketball coach. A status hearing was held Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Courthouse on a civil case Rhyan Daugherty wants to...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2019

Portales cancels bid for substation

PORTALES — After receiving just one bid that came in over 40 percent higher than the city had budgeted, the Portales City Council cancelled a bid for the construction of a new fire substation during Tuesday's meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer...

 

Mueller report far from 'total exoneration'

President Trump has repeatedly crowed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is a “total exoneration.” After its release Thursday morning, he tweeted: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats ...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 21, 2019

Participation more relevant than cost

In 2018, lawmakers approved an overhaul of New Mexico election laws, requiring local governments to hold special elections entirely by mail. The question I keep hearing is, how much does this special election cost now than it did a few years ago? I...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 21, 2019

Despite protests, socialism up with Dems

There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned. His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster...

 

Wind, solar could be more costly than they seem

Last year, virtually all new electricity generation in the United States came from natural gas and renewables like solar and wind. At first glance it appears these energy sources are winning the marketplace, but that’s hardly the whole story. Yes,...

 

Vaccinations still best response to growing outbreaks

Rash by rash and fever by fever, measles continues to spread. Health officials are watching the case count tick upward. Nationally, measles has reached its highest level in two decades. We know who’s primarily to blame: misinformed parents who harb...

 

Letter to the editor - April 21

Gun and immigrant ‘sanctuaries’ parallel Your recent news item about New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ thoughts about the liability of county officials — where sanctuary from recently enacted New Mexico gun exchange laws have been...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

New firm to take over city's legal services

CLOVIS — When Jared Morris first came to eastern New Mexico just after the turn of the century, he’d probably never heard of Dave Richards. Now, he’s a few months away from filling his shoes. The firm of Harmon, Morris and Barnett agreed...

 

Gidding Street to be closed

CLOVIS — Starting Monday, Gidding Street will be closed to traffic between East 14th and 19th streets, according to a release from the city. Construction of a new reuse water main along the street is expected to last for a month. Gidding Street...

 

Storm spotter class scheduled

PORTALES — The Portales Public Library will host a SKYWARN spotter training class April 29. The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is a free event with no registration reguired. During the class, meteorologists with the National Weather...

 

Man convicted of felony DUI

CLOVIS — A one-day trial Thursday in Curry County ended with a Clovis man’s conviction on a felony driving-under-the-influence charge. A jury found Tarsilo Gutierrez-Robles, 68, guilty of aggravated DUI (a fourth-degree felony) and petty...

 

Concert ticket sales to begin

CLOVIS — Officials with Clovis Municipal Schools will begin ticket sales Monday for a pair of May concerts at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The concerts are all-choral night May 7 and the all-band “POPS” concert May 9. In both cases: • Reserve...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2019

ENMU regents approve school's operating budget

PORTALES — It took multiple motions, but the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents ultimately approved the school's operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year during Friday's meeting. Regent Lance Pyle first motioned to approved the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2019

Eight Portales FFA students heading for nationals

PORTALES — Eight Portales High students are getting set for the national FFA stage. Portales High brought five teams to the state FFA competition two weekends ago, and when all was said and done it had two of those teams make nationals with...

 

Jail log - April 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Dimetrice Edwards, 25, failure to appear on a felony charge • Jesus Carrasco, 37, contempt of court • Damien Lopez, 27, kidnapping (in the first degree), criminal...

 

He is risen; what are you going to do about it?

He is risen. Yes, he is risen indeed! What are we going to do about it now? The best Easter sermon I ever heard was entitled “What are We Going To Do About it Now.” I say I heard it because I wasn...

 

Appliqué and Zentangle ahead on show

Information on appliqué and Zentangle will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Sewing instructor Nancy Lovett will share some tips for...

 

School menus - April 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancakes. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, chilled mixed fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, baked fries, seasoned...

 

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