Articles from the May 15, 2019 edition

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 By Betty Williamson    News

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... — Updated 5/18/2019

 By Kevin Wilson    News

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... — Updated 5/18/2019


Pages past - May 15

On this date ... 1969: New Mexico Speaker of the House David Norvell, D-Clovis, said Clovis residents were “justifiably upset” over a report alleging discrimination in the city. “Substantive statements from a very few... — Updated 5/17/2019


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.... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

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... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By David Grieder    News

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... — Updated 5/14/2019 Full story

 By David Stevens    Voices

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 Mother’s Day in 1939. That was... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Carrie Classon    Voices

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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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,... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By David Grieder    News

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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Jamie Cushman    News

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... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Ron Warnick    Sports

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... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Peter Stein    Sports

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... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Peter Stein    Sports

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... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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,... — Updated 5/14/2019


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