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Articles from the May 22, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2018

Who killed Jean Abla?

SAN JON — It's been more than 35 years since Jean Simmons Abla's mysterious death. With help from cold-case investigators, Abla's daughter has recently inspired renewed interest in trying to find ou...

 

Accused library shooter has 'behavioral outbursts'

CLOVIS — Accused library shooter Nathaniel Jouett is receiving initial evaluations and psychiatric therapy from Mental Health Resources. It’s a process occupying much of his defense attorney’s energy and manifesting in minor incidents at the Ju...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 22, 2018

Business feature: Voting still on in restaurant art contest

Everybody likes prizes. Businesses like customers. That combination gave us the green monster art contest. Do Drop In in Portales is engaging the community with help from the green monster, a character based on its most popular sandwich. Residents...

 

Portales to consider water reuse security improvements

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will consider security improvements to the city’s water reuse impoundment pond on the southwest side of the city at tonight’s meeting. The improvements were suggested by councilor Jim Lucero in September in...

 

Routine business slated for Clovis school board

CLOVIS — At tonight's penultimate meeting of the school year, the Clovis Municipal School Board of Education is slated to handle a slew of routine annual business. Included on the agenda is the board's Open Meetings Act resolution and a resolution...

 

Clovis elementary school briefly locked down

CLOVIS — A Clovis elementary school was locked down for about an hour Monday morning after police received a report of a man brandishing a knife in the area. Officers about 7:30 a.m. responded to the area of 13th and Ash streets in reference to a...

 

Curry road repairs scheduled

The Curry County Road Department has scheduled road repairs for Wednesday and Thursday on Curry Road 4 between U.S. 70 and Curry Road 1. A county news release said CR4 will be closed from 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Information: Call Road...

 

Business digest - May 22

Students awarded scholarships Two local students were awarded scholarships from the Foundation for Rural Service, according to a press release from Plateau. Danika Nelson of Texico received $7,000 and Tamia Higgins of Fort Sumner received $2,500....

 

Curry and Roosevelt county ballots

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 5. Absentee and early voting are under way and taking place through June 2. Here are candidates on the ballots in Curry and Roosevelt counties: Curry County Democratic Party Magistrate Judge, Division 1 ...

 

Events calendar - May 22

Today • Groundbreaking — 10 a.m. at 800 Main St., Clovis, for the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Information: 575-763-6016 • Tent revival — 6 p.m. at Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 N. Prince St., Clovis. Featuring pastor Ryan Denton...

 

Meetings calendar - May 22

Today • Clovis Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. at the Clovis Municipal School District Board Room, 1009 Main St. Information: 575-769-4300 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 22, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Rainy days

Well, that was a rare and welcome sight — weekend rain. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Guyer said the north side of Clovis received about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch of rain on Saturday night/Sunday morning, while the south side of town and...

 
 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    May 22, 2018

Taking pets to college not to be done lightly

It was an exciting weekend, full of celebrations, family get-togethers and time with close friends — all begun by donning a cap and gown and taking those steps 12 years in the making. Graduation is...

 

Pages past - May 22

On this date ... 1988: Clovis High School students were pledging to avoid drugs and alcohol during the last week of school as part of the "Good Start for Life Program." About three dozen local...

 

Jail logs - May 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Travis Dain, 34, residential burglary, stalking • Joshua Abeyta, 51, parole violation, driving while license suspended or revoked, no insurance, expired...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 22, 2018

Clovis approves agreement with county

CLOVIS — In a “hallmark decision” after some back and forth this month with Curry County, the city of Clovis on Monday approved an intergovernmental services agreement only slightly modified from its original form. The adjusted shared services...

 

ENMU men's track team ranked 20th nationally

NEW ORLEANS — Eastern New Mexico University Track and Field has their men's squad back in the top-20 in this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTCCCA) Poll. The Hounds sits right at No. 20, one spot ahead...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 22, 2018

Lloyd hopes to raise bar at NCAAs

PORTALES — Kenneth Lloyd is hoping to raise the bar — literally and figuratively — when he competes this week in Charlotte. For the Eastern New Mexico senior, the NCAA Division II outdoor track...

 

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