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Articles from the May 15, 2018 edition

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  • Important to understand canine boundaries

    Sharna Johnson|Updated May 15, 2018

    Having the closest relationship to humans of all those in the animal world, it’s easy to understand why dogs are known as “man’s best friend.” But that’s not to say the relationship is perfect. Dogs and humans have been almost inseparable in the thousands of years their companionship has endured. Unfortunately, there are plenty of times the connection doesn’t click, the match is flawed, or something goes terribly wrong. And in those situations the results can range from...

  • Mother of all weekends

    Peter Stein|Updated May 14, 2018

    ALBUQUERQUE — Mother's Day weekend marked the end of the spring season, the end of the 2017-18 high school season. Local baseball, softball, and track and field teams descended on Albuquerque for state championships. It always seemed like there was a local team competing somewhere just off Avenida Cesar Chavez. At the University of New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Field on Thursday, the Clovis baseball team's history-tying season came to an end. Portales' season was brought to a c...

  • Eastern's Perez makes LSC All-Tournament

    The Staff of the News|Updated May 14, 2018

    PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference released its All-Tournament Team, following last weekend's postseason tournament. Eastern New Mexico University was well represented following the baseball team's historic run, with the selection of pitcher Enrique Perez. In the opening round of the tournament, Perez earned the start for ENMU against Angelo State and scattered four hits over 5.1 innings. In his 79-pitch outing, the junior right-hander held the fourth-seeded Rams hitless for...

  • Roosevelt employees to receive incentives for certificates

    Eamon Scarbrough|Updated May 14, 2018

    PORTALES — Beginning this year, Roosevelt County employees who have special certifications will receive yearly incentives. The Roosevelt County Commission approved a resolution at its Monday meeting giving employees incentive pay of up to $1,000 for each certificate they hold. Human Resource Administrator Debra Olds said the county already pays for the classes employees attend, but they still "spend time away from their families in order to achieve these certifications that a...

  • Reporter's notebook: Holiest season

    Jamie Cushman|Updated May 14, 2018

    American Muslims, as well as those around the world, are set to begin a month of fasting as Ramadan starts tonight at sundown. According to, Ramadan is considered to be the holiest season in the Islam year and commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. During the month-long holy season, Muslims fast between sunup and sundown and focus on prayer and doing good deeds. Ramadan concludes with the holiday Eid al-Fitr on June 15 in the United States, when Muslims often celebrate with a...

  • Pages past - May 15

    The Staff of The News|Updated May 14, 2018

    On this date ... 1988: House High School's Kathleen Petrak was one of seven New Mexico students selected as a student ambassador in Initiative for Understanding: The American-Soviet Youth Exchange. New Mexico Gov. Garrey Carruthers announced that Petrak and six other students from the Land of Enchantment would be traveling with a teacher from the Truth or Consequences school district, joining student delegates from other states, and leaving the United States on July 7. The...

  • Child hospitalized after being struck by car

    David Grieder|Updated May 14, 2018

    CLOVIS — A child was hospitalized Monday morning after being struck by a car while crossing a busy intersection on his way to school, an apparent accident of timing and visibility. The 11-year old boy “was alert and conscious,” but “complained of pain to his back and head” and was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, according to an email from Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Jody Balch said the boy was in “stable condition” hours after the incident. Neither Balch nor Rom... Full story

  • Hoop recruit Murphy chooses ENMU

    The Staff of the News|Updated May 14, 2018

    PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University Men's Basketball Head Coach, Tres Segler, announced today the signing of Isaiah Murphy. Murphy comes to Greyhound Nation from Pima Junior college in Tucson, Ariz. The 6’5” skilled wing played two years for Pima Head Coach, Brian Peabody, and most recently helped to lead the Aztecs to a National Runner up finish in the NJCAA Division II Finals in Danville, Ill. Murphy was a two year standout talent for Peabody and the Aztecs. He averaged 16 points per contest, adding four rebounds, 2.5...

  • Jail logs - May 15

    Updated May 14, 2018

    Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday through Sunday: Clovis • Jose Illescas-Sanroman, 51, criminal sexual contact of a minor, criminal sexual penetration, contributing to the delinquency of a minor • Johnny Vigil, 25, assault against a household member, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Robert Gomez, 31, battery against a household member • Damon Smith, 41, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Selestino Owen, 36, probation violation • Robert Regenhardt, 37, receiving stolen property, f...

  • Curry road repairs scheduled

    The Staff of The News|Updated May 14, 2018

    Curry County road workers will be making repairs this week and officials are asking motorists to consider alternate routes or expect delays. According to news releases from Road Superintendent Dennis Fury: • The road department has scheduled an overlay of chip seal Wednesday on Curry Road 17 from Curry Road G to State Road 209. The road will be closed to through traffic from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. • Chip Seal on Curry Road D from State Road 77 to Curry Road 19 and on Curry Road 10 from Curry Road E to Curry Road G b...

  • Candidate Q&As: Curry County Magistrate Judge, District 1

    Updated May 14, 2018

    Keith Farkas and Janemarie Vander Dussen, both Republicans, are seeking a four-year term as Curry County magistrate judge for District 1. Duane Castleberry is the incumbent who chose not to seek re-election. Candidates were given the same questions, and asked to answer them on the spot. Absentee voting began last week and will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 1 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 2 at the Curry County Administrative Complex. Early voting begins Saturday and will be available... Full story

  • Curry to take another look at shared services agreement

    The Staff of The News|Updated May 14, 2018

    CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will try again to put in place an agreement with the city of Clovis regarding shared services between the county and the city at today’s meeting. The intergovernmental services agreement came before the commission at its May 1 meeting, but was voted down 3-2 in part due to issues with the agreement combining seemingly unrelated issues, water and the detention center. “I think we’ve got the kinks worked out and got it separated,” said Commissioner Robert Thornton, who has been negotiati...

  • Fraud reports plague student election

    David Grieder|Updated May 14, 2018

    PORTALES — Welcome to student government, complete with student voter fraud concerns. Eastern New Mexico University addressed an election controversy last month, holding a re-vote in its student body presidential race after officials discovered in its online voting tool an apparent vulnerability that may have been exploited. The victor was the same in each version of the election, but college officials and the constituents of its student government can have more confidence in the process going forward. The discrepancies w...

  • Meetings calendar - May 15

    Updated May 14, 2018

    Today • Roosevelt County Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing — 8:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First Street, Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in the Curry County Commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-5591 • Friends of the Clovis-Carver Public Library — 11:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 • Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — 5...

  • Events calendar - May 15

    Updated May 14, 2018

    Today • Blood drive — Noon to 3:30 p.m. at Red Lobster, Clovis. Information: 800-333-8037 Thursday • Elida High School graduation — 4 p.m. at the Elida High School Gymnasium. Information: 575-274-6211 • Page Turners Book Club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.” Information: 575-763-9687 Friday • Clovis High School graduation — 6 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-769-4350 • Fort Sumner High School graduation — 6 p.m. at the Fort Sumner High S...

  • Updated May 14, 2018

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