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Articles from the August 22, 2006 edition

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Officials should pay for taking people’s property

Editorial Politicians, environmentalists and professional planners all claimed the 2004 passage of Measure 37 in Oregon, which forces governments to compensate people when zoning rules or development restrictions lower a property’s value, would mea... Full story

 

Poultry show for the birds

Chaos reigns for a moment in the poultry barn as a chicken flies into the rafters. A crowd gathers to catch the hen, and she flies out and into the arms of a woman. With a surprised look and a cheer from the crowd, the woman hands her off to the...

 

Clovis youth given opportunity to attend MDA camp

Clovis’ Daniel Maes rides his motorized wheelchair in a circle up and down a slight slope in the floor, pausing only long enough to change directions. Joe Garcia watches his 8-year-old grandson motor around the Portales Fire Department with joy.... Full story

 

Hospital upgrades diagnostic equipment

Roosevelt General Hospital will receive two new diagnostic imaging machines in the next three months, according to the hospital’s chief financial officer. CFO Eva Stevens reported at Tuesday’s board meeting the hospital purchased a CT scanner... Full story

 

Rain replenishing Conchas Lake

Fueled by monsoon rains, the water level at Conchas Lake is the highest it’s been in at least five years, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With higher water levels, more water will be available to irrigate farm and ranc... Full story

 

Commissioners express concern about Parks & Rec board

Two Clovis city commissioners are calling for changes to the Parks and Recreation Board because of what they believe to be a lack of communication from members. Commissioners Lunelle Winton and Fred Van Soelen proposed an ordinance at an Aug. 10...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board met Tuesday evening at 1009 Main St. The following is a summary of the meeting: • Enrollment figures for the first week of school are comparable to last year, according to Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda... Full story

 

Q & A: Cannon sergeant prepares for fourth deployment

Editor’s note: Staff Sgt. James Coppi, 27, stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, talked about his upcoming deployment. Cannon officials would not give details regarding Coppi’s deployment, citing...

 

Local brief

Smoke causes school evacuation Odor and smoke from a fluorescent light fixture prompted the evacuation of Yucca Junior High School Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to a call of smoke and odor in the office area...

 

Lied to death: Criminals end up victims

So I read in the paper where another man is about to be lied to death. The first such story I am aware of was published last year in the Houston Chronicle. It concerned a street punk named Ruben... Full story

 

Journey of 1,250 miles begins with jerky

As I prepared for my 10th high school class reunion, I couldn’t help but think about the class motto we’d decided on that fateful senior year: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.” A decade later, I realize that’s a...

 

Keeping power of NSA in check no easy task

Last week’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Diggs Taylor in Detroit, holding that the National Security Agency’s unwarranted surveillance program on U.S. residents in contact with suspected terrorists overseas is unconstitutional and...

 

Lessons learned while traveling

As I prepared for my 10th high school class reunion, I couldn’t help but think about the class motto we’d decided on that fateful senior year: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.” A decade later, I realize that’s a... Full story

 

Unexpected is expected in military families

By July 26, Jennifer Flower had resigned from her civilian job at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. With her husband, Army SSgt. Brian Flower, expected home within days after a tough year in Mosul, Iraq, Jennifer planned to welcome him home and then to pack...

 

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