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Articles from the May 15, 2019 edition

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 By Betty Williamson    News    May 15, 2019

Portales hotel caused a stir

Portales' first skyscraper - in my lifetime known as the Plains Hotel and the Portales Inn, but sadly empty since the 1990s - recently received an extensive renovation. It has reopened as the Best...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 15, 2019

Seeing double

High school graduations are always a family affair. For seven Clovis families, it’s twice the celebration. The 2019 Clovis High School graduation class includes seven sets of twins. They’ll be among 441 students receiving diplomas from CHS...

 

Meetings calendar - May 15

Today • City of Clovis Unified Development Ordinance Town Hall — 6 p.m., City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7829 Thursday • Curry County Health Council — Noon-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County...

 

Events calendar - May 15

Today • Stitch Addicts stitch group — 1:30-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 • Celebration honoring Becky Rowley — 4-6 p.m., Clovis Community College-Commons, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis....

 

Control of public square by social media troubling

Most rational people could quickly stipulate Alex Jones is a conspiracy nut, Milo Yianopolous is a provocateur who solicited neo-Nazi and white supremacist figures for feedback and story ideas and Louis Farrakhan has a history of anti-Semitism as a...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 15, 2019

Let people opt out of 'good ideas'

Would you rather live in a world where it’s normal for people to try to convince each other of something, or a world where it’s acceptable to just give an order and shoot anyone who doesn’t imme...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2019

Clovis track eyes state championship

CLOVIS — You could see it on their faces. Though the Clovis boys track and field athletes had won a green trophy last year, signifying third place in the state, they weren’t happy. They wanted more from their trip to Albuquerque. They wanted it...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    May 15, 2019

There's hope for future after all

I just finished doing a final read of high school seniors’ summaries. That’s something my newspaper compiles from surveys we pass out to the soon-to-be graduates and then publish on the eve of their commencement. It’s uplifting to read about...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2019

Texico baseball on the go

CLOVIS — It’s a hectic week for Texico’s baseball team. Monday, there were elementary school players at the Wolverines’ practice, followed by a live intersquad game and then the team dinner at a local restaurant. Tuesday was awards night....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 15, 2019

Board adopts standards-based grading

PORTALES - Parents of first- and second-grade students at James Elementary will see a considerable change in their child's report cards next school year. That's because the Portales Municipal Schools...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 15, 2019

Foxes NMAA track champs

ALBUQUERQUE - The Fort Sumner boys track team so dominated the Class 1A field during the NMAA Track and Field Championship, it nearly doubled the number of points scored by the runner-up. The Foxes...

 

Eastern track ends on high note

CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico track and field team’s regular season ended in style Sunday, thanks largely to junior sprinter Kandice Miles. At the West Texas A&M Last Chance meet in Canyon, Miles won three events to lead Eastern. The...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 15, 2019

Man gets 19 years in plea

CLOVIS — A man charged in 2017 with battery and child abuse was sentenced Monday to 19 years in prison through a plea agreement. Jackie Cubit Jr., 32, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony child abuse and admitted to prior felony convictions in...

 

Rough day for area prep golf teams

From the middle of the state to the upper left corner of it, Tuesday was a rough day for prep golf teams from eastern New Mexico. The Clovis girls and Portales boys finished out of title contention as the state 5A and 4A golf tournaments concluded....

 

Leash ordinance up for final vote

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis may unleash changes to city code that would penalize those who leave their animals unleashed. Up for final vote during Thursday’s City Commission meeting is Ordinance 2120-2019, which would require any dog owner to...

 

Committee accepting orders

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee is accepting orders for walkway pavers at the county’s war memorial on the town square. Orders of $125 include five lines with up to 20 characters per line, and can be placed before May 22...

 

Roadway being upgraded

PORTALES — Work began last week on South Roosevelt Road U between U.S. 70 and South Roosevelt Road 9, and is expected to be completed May 22, weather permitting. The roadway is being upgraded from dirt to caliche as part of a Local Government Road...

 

Curry projects scheduled

CLOVIS — The Curry County Road Department has scheduled two road projects next week, according to a release from the county. The department will work Monday and Tuesday on an overlay of chip seal on Curry Road 3 between State Road 348 and Curry...

 

Moments of knowing God can't be captured, only savored

Some moments in life are golden. And some of the best of all are precious precisely because they must be savored immediately or forever lost. Oh, as long as God is our Father, and that’s forever,...

 

Business digest - May 15

Korean restaurant opens in Clovis CLOVIS — A new Clovis restaurant is looking to provide airmen and others who have visited Korea with a local taste of Korean comfort food. Owner Paul Park said Bokka — which means stir fry, good luck or...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 15, 2019

There's always something new to see in baseball

It’s said you can watch 1,000 baseball games and see something you’ve never seen before every time. I’m pretty sure that was true for Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller’s mother, at least on...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    May 15, 2019

Friends inspire me to be more curious

My husband, Peter, and I just spent a couple of days staying with our scientist friends. I’ve honestly never had scientist friends before, so there is a lot to learn. One of our scientist friends, Wolfgang, is responsible for filling the ice cube...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 15, 2019

Police: Minor injury suffered in standoff

CLOVIS — A four-hour standoff Tuesday in Clovis ended with one man hospitalized with minor injuries and for a mental health evaluation, police said. Clovis police responded around 3 p.m. to a... Full story

 

Jail Logs - May 17

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs...

 

Police: Missing girl found safe

TEXICO - A 9-year-old Texico girl who went missing Wednesday afternoon has been found and is safe, police said Thursday. Anyone needing additional information can contact Texico police at 575-769-1921.... Full story

 

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