Articles from the June 23, 2019 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 23, 2019

District 1 replacement appointed

CLOVIS — With his mind on an upcoming vacancy in the Clovis City Commission, Mayor David Lansford asked somebody he trusted about his desire to one day be a commissioner. David Robinson responded that he never wanted to run for an office, and that...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2019

Officials talk 'human element'

PORTALES - Recent funding for raises helps, but recruiting and keeping teachers is not all about money. In discussions Thursday morning before the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, state and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 23, 2019

County, state officials converge on Clovis

CLOVIS — Election reimbursements and workman’s compensation claim investigations probably aren’t that riveting to the people tasked to handle them. They’re even less interesting to John and Jane Q. Public. They are, however, discussions that...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2019

Portales OKs money for repairs

PORTALES — There may well be “rumbling” on and concerning some roads in Portales, but city councilors hope to address the issue in time with repair work. In a brief meeting Tuesday evening the Portales City Council authorized funding...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2019

FBI charges former Parmer County deputy

AMARILLO — The former Parmer County Sheriff deputy charged last month with child sex crimes in Curry County was indicted this month on a federal charge of criminal sexual activity with minors. On Thursday a grand jury in the U.S. District Court in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2019

Man arrested after alleged barefoot rampage

CLOVIS — Police on Friday arrested a man after following his bloody footprints on an alleged early morning rampage that started at a Clovis gun shop. Derrick Morales, 34, is charged with felony aggravated burglary, larceny and numerous counts of cr...

 

Meetings calendar - June 23

Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building, 1009 Ma...

 

Pages past - June 23

On this date ... 1989: The Clovis Community Band was planning a concert at the Ned Houk Park Band Shell just east of the Pappy Thornton Museum. The event was promoted as an “Old Fashioned Picnic and Band Concert.” For $3.50 per plate, music...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 23, 2019

City attorney steps down after more than 30 years

CLOVIS — As Dave Richards prepares to bid farewell to a job that has taken him through more than 30 years, nine city managers and countless city commissioners and department heads, many of them bid a fond and laughter-filled farewell to him. Prior...

 

La Casita briefly locked down

CLOVIS — La Casita Elementary had a brief lockdown Wednesday morning following reports of somebody carrying a weapon on a playground. It was later determined students on campus for a summer program were never in danger. Following the initial...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    June 23, 2019

Car solution showed fiscal responsibility

Fiscal responsibility and Curry County commissioners: Now those are a couple of terms you don’t see in the same sentence every day. Today it’s warranted. Commissioners last week decided to send a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 23, 2019

Innocence only matters in court

Seeing O.J. Simpson start a Twitter account is pretty much seeing every color in the spectrums of emotion and rational thought. Why does he have a Twitter account? Shouldn’t he be in jail instead? Shouldn’t seeing 1,000 O.J.s walk free be better...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 23, 2019

Stay-the-course pitch could work

The worry a few days ago was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then, last week, President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2019

President's residence location selected

PORTALES — It’s yet to be determined if the old building will stay or go. But a location for the Eastern New Mexico University president’s new residence and “public event venue” was selected Tuesday as “in the general area” of the...

 

New superintendent to preside at meeting

CLOVIS — New Clovis Schools Superintendent Renee Russ will have her first meeting as superintendent when the school board meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administrative building. Russ is technically slated to begin as superintendent in July 1, but...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Loverboy headlining festival

Turn them loose. Loverboy - a band that Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers surely remember, a band whose music most Millennials and Gen Z-ers have probably heard, whether they realize it or not - will be...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: A trip back in time

CLOVIS — This is the time of year that Clovis goes back in time. Drive-ins. ’50s music and nostalgic tours. ’60s music. Even some ’80s rock. Bringing together all of the above and more is the Draggin’ Main Music Festival, scheduled to run...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Led to singing

For Josh Wilson, it was no accident. No serendipity. No coincidence. Wilson’s life, like everyone’s, has taken him on a path. But because of his deep spirituality, Wilson thinks he was led to a career as a Christian singer/songwriter. “God...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Aundrea Dawson: Faith, family and music

Aundrea Dawson has many loves. Faith. Family. Music. Basketball. Faith is likely first and foremost, the fountain from which the other three spring. Basketball was a passion in the 1990s — especially near decade’s end when she helped Clovis...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Yesterday: When Paul McCartney (maybe) was draggin' Main

It was a case of hello, goodbye. That's how quickly Joe Jones and his cousin Gary Rector saw a man they were fairly certain was ex-Beatles legend Paul McCartney on Clovis' Main Street around 1973. It...

 
 By David Stevens    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Holograms could be ticket to past

What if we could see Buddy Holly perform on stage, 60 years after his death? We can, as soon as this fall, as close as Albuquerque. The Rock ’n’ Roll Dream Tour, featuring holographic images of...

 

Jail log - June 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Juan Aguirre-Marquez, 28, criminal trespass, battery against a household member • Roseanne Bolin, 35, abandonment of a child (no death or great bodily harm) • James...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 23, 2019

ENMU's TADA! in second year

PORTALES - When the idea first came to create a summer camp for the arts at Eastern New Mexico University, there was a pretty obvious acronym for a theater and dance academy. Now, the college is two...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 23, 2019

Water authority hears contamination cleanup options

CLOVIS - If you're on fire the advice is to stop, drop and roll. If your groundwater is contaminated, one consultant's advice is to stop, isolate and clean up. That was the recommendation Thursday...

 

Roosevelt to consider an alcohol election resolution

PORTALES — Depending on the will of the voters in Roosevelt and Curry counties, the number of dry counties in New Mexico next year could go from two to zero. About a week after Curry County had a similar resolution, the Roosevelt County Commission...

 

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