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Articles from the June 23, 2017 edition

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 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 23, 2017

Crop duster crashes near Oasis State Park

PORTALES — Everything was "all good" Thursday after a crop duster walked away from a crash one mile northeast of Oasis State Park, said Portales Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger.... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2017

Fired deputy faces drug charges

CLOVIS — A former deputy with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Wednesday, accused of misappropriating drugs taken during a traffic stop and lying about it on sworn court documents. Brandon Nolen, 31, of Tucumcari, is charged with...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 23, 2017

Not much room at the inns

CLOVIS — Sorry. They're mostly sold out. Sorry, that is, if you're looking for a hotel room in Clovis this weekend. "This weekend is looking amazing and we're excited," said Abbie Virgil, director...

 

One critical after Wednesday incident

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was in critical condition after he was apparently hit with a car Wednesday night following an altercation. Paul Apodaca Sr., 42, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock after police found him on the ground and bleeding from h...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 23, 2017

Farmers weigh in on looming cuts

The looming possibility of cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t what farmers in Eastern New Mexico want to see, but if spending on welfare and food assistance programs share the cuts, they say they are willing to face them. The...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 23, 2017

Volunteer firefighters injured battling blaze

OBAR — Two Nara Visa volunteer firefighters were transported to hospitals in Amarillo and Lubbock on Wednesday after suffering burns while attempting to extinguish a fire south of Obar. The identity and conditions of the firefighters were not...

 

About 2,200 lose power in storm

CLOVIS — About 2,200 Xcel Energy customers in north Clovis were without power for more than an hour on Thursday night. Xcel spokesman Troy Foos said a circuit breaker was thrown during stormy weather. “The serviceman was sent out and actually...

 

Events calendar - June 23

Today • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “Finding Dory.” Information: 575-356-3940 Saturday • Qigong in the park — 10 a.m. in Hillcrest Park behind splash pad, Clovis. Admission: Free. Information: 575-749-3300...

 

Meetings calendar - June 23

Today • Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday ...

 

Light at Prince, Mabry fixed

CLOVIS — After three days of highway congestion, the stop light at Prince Street and Mabry Drive in Clovis was repaired on Thursday afternoon. City officials said Republic Telecom Services workers were installing a fiberoptic line on Tuesday when...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 23, 2017

God the only standard by which to measure

I am sure I share many growing up experiences with other baby boomers my age. When it came to buying clothes, no doubt my sister Susie and I stood alongside the other millions of children in the...

 

Real goodness centered in God's genuine joy

God loves ordinary people, and that is one of the most amazing and hope-filled truths of the Christian faith. It is a truth no other world religion is strong enough to handle. What kind of God would...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    June 23, 2017

Ongoing challenges frequent on the farm

There are a lot of requirements to being a farmer or a rancher. You have to have some real estate suitable (or at least potentially so) to your particular endeavor. You need equipment, time, a minimum...

 

Pages past - June 23

On this date ... 1937: Two prisoners in the Clovis jail bet on the heavyweight fight between Joe Louis and Jim Braddock. "... (H)aving no worldly possessions, (they) decided to bet their hair," the...

 

Jail logs - June 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Thursday morning: Clovis • Andrew Jaramillo, 34, driving while license suspended or revoked • James Gooden, 62, parole violation • Michael Cordova, 22, probation violation • Brittany...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 23, 2017

Firefighter dies from injuries

A Nara Visa volunteer firefighter died on Thursday after suffering burns trying to extinguish a fire that was more than seven miles long and three miles wide. John Cammack, 74, of Nara Visa, was...

 

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