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Articles from the May 8, 2018 edition

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 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    May 8, 2018

Take steps to keep pets insect-free

Poor darlings, with their dense fur, proximity to the ground and penchant for laying in dirt and thick grass. They just can’t help it; they’re magnets for trouble. Nothing rings the dinner bell...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2018

Afternoon fire displaces residents

CLOVIS - A fire Monday afternoon at Clovis Apartments displaced the residents of 12 units in the affected building, but responders made short work of the blaze and there were no serious injuries,... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2018

Racino license applications open

The gates are open, and the race to a winning racino license now begins. The New Mexico Racing Commission on Monday began accepting applications for the state’s sixth and final horse racing and casino license, a process expected to last at least... Full story

 
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Events calendar - May 8

Today • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Tile coasters. Information: 575-356-3940 • Candidates Forum — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Yam Theatre. Featuring Roosevelt County primary candidates. Information:...

 
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Meetings calendar - May 8

Today • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 • Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. at Texico City Hall, 219 S. Griffith St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 ...

 

Portales to consider $50,000 payment

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will be asked to approve a payment of $50,000 to the city’s economic development center at its meeting tonight, officials said. If approved, the funds — which come from the city’s local economic developmen...

 

Zambian delegation cancels plans

The Zambian delegation scheduled to tour Clovis and Portales today has canceled plans, “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to a city of Clovis news release. Clovis officials said they received the news late Monday afternoon. The group...

 
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Business digest - May 8

Area students earn scholarships About three dozen students received over $130,000 in scholarships from Plateau’s Cooperative Education Foundation, according to a company press release. Money for the scholarships comes from Plateau members...

 
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Reporter's notebook: Concerts cap year

CLOVIS — The Clovis music department will wrap up another award-winning year with a pair of concerts at The Rock, tonight’s All-Choral Night and Thursday’s All-Band Night. Clovis Schools Director of Music Education Brandon Boerio said the two h...

 
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Pages past - May 8

On this date ... 1988: A year after they had added a gangly flock of ostriches to their farm in Rogers, Barry and Becky Walker were profiled in a feature in the Clovis News-Journal. The Walkers added...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 8, 2018

ENMU students look back ahead of commencement

Editor’s note: As 763 Eastern New Mexico University students prepare for Saturday’s commencement ceremony, four prospective graduates look to the past, present and future while reflecting on their time at the college. PORTALES — ENMU’s... Full story

 
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Jail logs - May 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails Saturday through Sunday: Clovis • Richard Griego, 40, operating vehicle without required headlamps, driving on suspended or revoked license, no insurance, expired registration plate • Jessie...

 

Portales boys tied for first at state meet

Portales golf coach Matt Hunton was happy on Monday, but not thrilled. The happy part resulted from his Rams ending the A-4A state tournament’s opening day in a first-place tie with Hope Christian. Hunton, though, was also somewhat even-keeled abou...

 

Parker leads ENMU at LSC tournament

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore Marcus Parker paced the Eastern New Mexico University men's outdoor track & field team with first-place finishes in two events at the Lone Star Conference Championships. Kandice Miles and Danee Bustos registered...

 

Softball seedings released

PORTALES — The Portales Rams are heading to Rio Rancho as the No. 6 seed in the Class 4A softball playoffs. The Rams (17-9) will face 11th-seeded East Mountain in a 10:30 a.m. Thursday contest at Cleveland High School, with the winner facing...

 

Eastern baseball team is playoff-bound

PORTALES — Entering the weekend, Eastern New Mexico and Texas Permian Basin each had a chance to knock the other team out of the Lone Star Conference baseball playoffs. It turned out they helped each other get into the playoffs instead, with aid...

 

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