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Articles from the June 22, 2018 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 22, 2018

Clovis introduces ordinance strengthening leash laws

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission overwhelmingly voted to introduce an ordinance strengthening its leash laws on public property. However, enough happened at Thursday's meeting to suggest final...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 22, 2018

Water authority approves office lease agreement

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will soon have a new office space to call home. The board on Thursday approved an office lease agreement that will move the ENMWUA’s offices to the Sitterly Professional Center, located...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 22, 2018

Communities vie for sixth racino license

CLOVIS — Multiple groups in eastern New Mexico continue to jockey for the Land of Enchantment’s sixth racetrack and casino license as the state’s July 30 application deadline approaches. Representatives from Laguna Development Corp. (LDC) hoste...

 

Some advice: Take a break before you react

I’ve been enjoying reading a fine book by Alan Jacobs, a professor in the honors program at Baylor University. When I tell you the title of the book, you’ll likely smile and tell me that, obviousl...

 

Events calendar - June 22

Today • Blood drive — 9 a.m. at Lowe’s Home Improvement, Clovis. Information: 800-333-8037 • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Portales High Class of 1978 reunion — 7 p.m.-9 p.m. meet-up...

 

Pages past - June 22

On this date ... 1973: A state senator representing eastern New Mexico was urging Congress to focus on safer roads beyond major highways. "It is senseless to build a ribbon of super highways and then...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 22, 2018

Keep it real by following Jesus' teachings

During one of Billy Graham’s meetings in England many years ago, his wife Ruth Graham had joined him. On that particular day, the local dignitaries had arranged for a luncheon and many of the...

 

Meetings calendar - June 22

Monday • Parks, Rec and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. in assembly room at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307...

 

Jail logs - June 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday through Thursday: Clovis • Carlos Jesus Torres, 33, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to commit unlawful use or possession of methadone • Joshua Mark Martinez-Hemm, 40,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 22, 2018

It's Custom time in Clovis

CLOVIS — What started small has turned into a colossus. The 35th annual Plateau Custom Classic softball tournament begins tonight with 96 teams registered, a huge turnout even though it’s actually...

 

ENMU names Smith new women's soccer coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico stayed in-state to fill its women’s soccer coaching position, hiring Joshua Smith from University of the Southwest. Smith becomes the sixth coach in the program’s...

 
 By David Stevens    News    June 22, 2018

Record: Inmate called accomplice from jail day before escape

CLOVIS — A man accused of hiding escaped inmates was told about last Friday’s escape from the Clovis jail before it occurred, according to court records filed Thursday in Curry County Magistrate Court. Aaron Clark, one of three county inmates...

 

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