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 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2019

Memories on Main

CLOVIS - Wednesday evening, Ronnie Jones danced with his mother Patsy beside his father Cletis' glistening red 1950 GMC outside Clovis' Twin Cronnie Drive-In. A few minutes later, Ronnie's son Kade...

 

Longtime county fair enthusiast

My name is Lois Snyder. My husband and I, we were lifelong supporters of the fair. I started entering projects in the fair when I was 9 years old. My mother, Frances Blackburn, was the 4-H leader, and...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 30, 2019

Getting harder to steel nerves for outdoor pool

In my old age it seems I’ve officially turned into a real weenie. A cold swimming pool on a hot summer day used to be inviting. These days it just makes the joints stiff. With the Natatorium closed...

 

Eliminating clutter, homemade soap ahead on show

Information on eliminating clutter in the home, and making homemade soap will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Interior decorat...

 

Senior calendar - June 30

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. trivia mania...

 

On the shelves - June 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Death Comes to Bath” by Catherine Lloyd travels to the English town of Bath, where Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the spa town is not beneficial to...

 

Events calendar - June 30

Monday • Clovis Summer Reading Program Movie Monday: “Christopher Robin” — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Clovis Adult Summer Reading Program family movie night: “Galaxy...

 

Meetings calendar - June 30

Monday • Curry County Commission special meeting — 11 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Tuesday • City of Clovis Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m.,...

 

Pages past - June 30

On this date ... 1974: Clovis-Portales District Attorney Fred Hensley had announced he would eliminate plea bargains when seeking punishment for “drug pushers.” Hensley said his office would seek penitentiary time for anyone convicted of selling...

 

Q&A: Clovis social studies teacher talks lessons learned

CLOVIS — Despite his time as a social studies teacher, Stephen Reynolds admitted he didn’t know much more about Custer’s Last Stand than the average person. When the opportunity was presented to learn about the Battle of the Little Bighorn and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 30, 2019

New superintendent establishes leadership team

CLOVIS — Tuesday night’s board meeting welcomed Renee Russ as new superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. By the end of it, Russ had her leadership team in place. Russ said the district had two cabinet openings due to the departure of Kerry...

 

Despite tragedy, glad to have met Laura Hanish

Why? It’s a question often asked in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. We usually hear this when a horrific loss of life occurs to which there is no understanding. On June 21, two unique women in Albuquerque were killed. The alleged culprit was...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 30, 2019

Smile - Netflix was a success

I can easily lose an hour or five binge-watching old episodes of “The Office,” and it’s safe to say I have at least five friendships where the majority of our conversations somehow reference the Steve Carell comedy. Some of those friends are...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 30, 2019

Facility conditions part of crisis

News flash: There’s a crisis at the border. This was discovered again over the past week when immigration attorneys talked to reporters about appalling conditions at a Border Patrol facility detaining migrant minors in Clint, Texas. According to...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    June 30, 2019

Non-delegation is a very slippery slope

The Supreme Court last week made a decision whose minority opinions matter more to the future of federal, state and local government than the majority opinion that prevailed. That’s because one of...

 

Natural gas good for consumers, families

As a rancher, former employee at Navajo Refining and an individual with a degree in agricultural engineering from New Mexico State University, I come at questions about energy development from a multitude of angles. Every single angle leads me to...

 

Another viewpoint: Violence Against Women Act needs to be refunded

About one in four women will experience psychological, physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, often by an intimate partner and often witnessed by children. Transgender and people who identify as nonbinary also experience extremely high rates of...

 
 By Karl Terry    Voices    June 30, 2019

A couple of changes coming to Portales Fireworks Show

We live in an independent, patriotic community and the best evidence is our annual Portales Fireworks Show. The show is funded by businesses, families and individuals that are proud enough to step up...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2019

Clovis approves notice of intent on film ordinance

CLOVIS — Commissioners on Thursday approved a notice of intent to consider an ordinance regulating television and film production in Curry County, welcoming public input on the matter in their forthcoming Aug. 6 meeting. Per the ordinance,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2019

Former police officer, co-defendant finding new counsel

PORTALES — The former police officer and his co-defendant in a 2016 lawsuit against the city of Clovis and its police department have a couple of weeks now to find new counsel, following approval Wednesday of the withdrawal of their previous...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2019

Brent Aguilar leaves Clovis Police Department 'at his own accord'

CLOVIS — Brent Aguilar, the embattled veteran Clovis police officer, “has left the department at his own accord to pursue other career opportunities,” Police Chief Doug Ford said on Saturday. Ford declined to provide additional information,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 30, 2019

Police investigating theft of city vehicle from Hillcrest Park

CLOVIS — Police on Friday were investigating the theft that afternoon of a city vehicle from Hillcrest Park. Assistant City Manager Claire Burroughes told The News she does “not recall this ever happening before” in her 20 years with Clovis. ...

 

Spay/neuter clinic to be held

CLOVIS — A low-cost spay/neuter clinic will be offered July 27-28. The clinic will be held at North Plains Mall, with 50 appointments each day. Services offered include spay/neuter ($50), rabies vaccine ($10), DA2PP vaccine ($15) and microchipping...

 

Clovis has new HR director

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has a new human resource director. Andre Moquin will begin his new position July 8. He succeeds Nancye Clements, who is retiring, according to a city news release. Moquin has more than 20 years of experience in human...

 

Missing cash being investigated

PORTALES — A state police investigation into cash missing from the Roosevelt County Sheriff Office is still in progress, officials confirmed Friday. New Mexico State Police Officer Mark Soriano confirmed with The News that the investigations...

 

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