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Articles from the May 23, 2017 edition

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Police identify victim in fatal car crash

PORTALES — More than seven weeks after a fatal car crash near Portales, New Mexico State Police have released a report identifying the victim as a 39-year-old Portales man. Kingston McGee was found dead at the scene on April 1 after his body was...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 23, 2017

Lawmakers hope for speedy budget resolution

The state Legislature reconvenes Wednesday in Santa Fe for another attempt to balance the budget — and this time, lawmakers hope, with a little more harmony and a little less second-guessing. A few of the legislators serving the communities of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 23, 2017

Trial in officer shooting begins today

CLOVIS — The trial for a Clovis man accused of shooting a police officer in August begins today, with testimony expected to wrap up by noon. Anthony Baca, 35, is charged with aggravated battery upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon and assault...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 23, 2017

Man gets 18 months for role in robbery

CLOVIS — A Clovis man will serve 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to a role in the robbery of a car wash in June 2015. Isaiah Carver, 23, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed...

 

Clovis school board to hear introduction of curricula

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education today is scheduled to hear the introduction of multiple new curricula for three classes at the high school. The board is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Clovis Municipal School District...

 

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The following are items listed on the agenda for today’s Portales City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building: • Acknowledgment of certification of master municipal clerk designation issued for Veda Urioste, deputy city clerk ...

 

Roosevelt roads scheduled for chipseal

The Roosevelt County Road Department is scheduled to chipseal South Roosevelt Road 6 between Kilgore and New Mexico 88, beginning Wednesday. Chipsealing work is slated to continue to South Roosevelt Road 4 between Kilgore and South Roosevelt Road P...

 

Curry roads to undergo maintenance

The Curry County Road Department is scheduled to conduct maintenance on roads southeast of Clovis today and Wednesday during daytime hours. The chipseal work, funded by the state, is slated to take place on Curry Road G from Curry Road 3 to Curry...

 
 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    May 23, 2017

We've still got plenty to learn about our world

Despite the extent to which we’ve scoured and explored the planet we call home, it may be refreshing to know we’re still learning. And yes, there are still plenty of new things under the sun ...

 

Pages past - May 23

On this date ... 1977: Actress Jane Fonda said anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant was "not well" and "fanning the flames of fear." Fonda, guest of honor at a gay "party dance" in San Francisco, said...

 

Events calendar - May 23

Today • Page Turners book club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Open stitch. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday • Towel Day — 6 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Bring a towel. Snacks welcome. Information: 575-7...

 

Meetings calendar - May 23

Today • Clovis Municipal School Board — 5:30 p.m. in CMS board room. Information: 575-769-4300 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 Wednesday • Public Works...

 

Clovis police blotter - May 23

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 8:43 a.m.: Theft, 500 block of West Seventh Street • 12:49 p.m.: Fire, 1500 block of Martin Luther King Jr....

 

Portales police blotter - May 23

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales fire, police and sheriff: Thursday • 12:46 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block Wylie Cox Circle • 8:44 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 900 block East Danube Street • 9:34...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    May 23, 2017

Rams' Lovato to play for team in Colorado

PORTALES — Continuing his path to the next level in baseball, Portales High's Emilio Lovato will join the Boulder Collegians this summer as a member of the team's pitching staff. After leading Rams...

 

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