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Articles from the March 20, 2019 edition

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Clovis to mull disaster declaration

CLOVIS - The city of Clovis still has no idea just how much damage it incurred during last Wednesday's high winds. But it's applying for state and federal reimbursement of some of those repair costs....

 

Tornado season whirling in

Eastern New Mexico received its first tornado scare of the season on March 12 when watches were issued throughout the region. Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties avoided the twisters that night, but...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    March 20, 2019 

Don't think there's much to worry about with future

I hear a lot about the next generation-entitled whiners with inflated expectations and unrealistic goals. Recently I had dinner with three of them. My husband, Peter, and I are in Oaxaca, Mexico. It feels like the end of the world, this place where... Full story

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

Events calendar - March 20

Today • Photography & writing with ENMU’s visiting writer Don Mitchell — 8 a.m., Rotary Park, Portales. Free. Meet by playground. Bring camera of your choice, including cell phone cameras. Information: 575-607-6643 • Blood drive — 8:30...

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

Meetings calendar - March 20

Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m., ENMWUA Offices, Sitterly...

 
 By Betty Williamson    Voices    March 20, 2019 

Come see cowboys take their hand at polo

If you’ve never heard of “cowboy polo,” you’re not alone. “Just imagine two four-man teams … cowboys or anyone … on horseback, with brooms trying to hit a beach ball into a goal....

 
 By Curtis Shelburne    Voices    March 20, 2019 

Faith: Seeing dead people warms my heart

“I see dead people.” So said the cute little boy in the memorable line and creepy “confession” from the 1999 movie “The Sixth Sense.” I hope you don’t find it disturbing when I affirm th...

 

Sounds like hemp industry good addition

Along with its cannabis cousin, hemp has been classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic for most of the 20th century, ostensibly for its appearance (a marijuana look-alike) but really because the timber industry saw it as unwanted competition. Hemp...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 20, 2019 

Windstorm reminder to be ready

How much did you enjoy our recent “shingle apocalypse” brought on by the little wind storm? Probably about as much as I did. I even went out and took a walk in it. I love the feel of gravel...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    March 20, 2019 

No point in legislating morality

Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it. There’s a long list of habit-forming vices that Americans have enjoyed, condemned, regulated and even outlawed over time, but today we’ll consider four in particular — tobacco,...

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

Pages past - March 20

On this date ... 1969: Mrs. Virginia Torgeson was teaching a series of bridge classes, for beginners and intermediate players. Daytime and evening classes were scheduled in Clovis. “Bridge is fun and a grand way to make new friends,” a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 20, 2019 

Hounds start at home

PORTALES — What better way to follow up a successful indoor track season than with an outdoor one. Eastern New Mexico’s track and field team is hoping to carry some of its indoor momentum outdoors and make this a memorable spring. It will...

 

'Cat track wins second straight meet

RIO RANCHO — Clovis’ boys track and field team is now 2-for-2. Friday in Rio Rancho, the Wildcats won their second straight meet to open the season, capturing first at the Cleveland Invite with 125.5 points, 35.5 better than the second-place...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 20, 2019 

Hard gets harder

PORTALES - The Portales softball team has had more time to practice than in most seasons, with Nathan Dodge's crew waiting on very few athletes to finish the basketball season. It's a good thing for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 20, 2019 

Melrose goes back 2 back

ALBUQUERQUE - The Melrose boys basketball team finished a mediocre 4-4 in district play and landed just a No. 5 seed in the Class 1A state tournament. But Saturday night, the Buffaloes captured their...

 

Portales falls in season opener

PORTALES - Muleshoe spoiled Portales' season and home opener Monday, plating a run in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 victory at Ram Field. But win or loss, the Rams wouldn't have had much time to...

 

Rough weekend for Eastern softball

PORTALES — Though the weather was decent, it wasn’t an especially pleasant weekend for Eastern New Mexico’s softball team. Saturday at Greyhound Field, Cameron completed a three-game series sweep of the Hounds by taking both ends of a...

 

One up, two down

PORTALES — As of Saturday afternoon, Eastern New Mexico’s baseball team had a one-game winning streak. By the end of the day Sunday, the Greyhounds were on a two-game losing skid. Eastern began Saturday’s home doubleheader with an 11-6 win...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 20, 2019 

Mixed tennis results

CLOVIS - The Clovis boys and Portales girls have started off their seasons strong. The Portales boys and Clovis girls have struggled a little bit. Both of those themes continued when the teams met...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 20, 2019 

Curry approves road improvements for block grant

CLOVIS — Take two: The Curry County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved road improvements on Curry Road 11 for the county’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project this year — a shortened version of last year’s...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 20, 2019 

Roads, jails top talk

PORTALES — Among items emerging from the state Legislature discussed in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, those pertaining to roads and jails were emphasized for improvements they could bring to local services. In her county manager...

 

Program tailored to individuals

Earlier this year we described moving our preK program back out to our elementary school sites for several reasons — one of which was to make it more convenient for parents with older children at...

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

Education digest - March 20

Purple Pride honorees named CLOVIS — Honorees have been named for this year’s Purple Pride Hall of Honor induction and banquet. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 11 at the Clovis Civic Center. The annual ceremony is an effort of the Clovis...

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

Pages past - March 20

On this date ... 1969: Mrs. Virginia Torgeson was teaching a series of bridge classes, for beginners and intermediate players. Daytime and evening classes were scheduled in Clovis. “Bridge is fun and a grand way to make new friends,” a...

 

Country musician to perform

CLOVIS — A rising “red dirt” country musician makes his debut in the Land of Enchantment with a concert this weekend in Clovis. Hayden Haddock, 19, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University during the week and a rustic-roots singer-songwriter by...

 

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