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Articles from the July 10, 2019 edition

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Firefighter wins national award

CLOVIS - Chet Chenault thought it was nice to hear somebody nominated him to be the Veterans of Foreign Wars firefighter of the year. But after months of radio silence, he figured somebody else had...

 

Shots fired in disturbance

CLOVIS - A domestic disturbance on Saturday evening included reports of multiple shots fired, including one by police, officials said. No one was injured, according to Clovis Police Chief Doug Ford. N...

 

Impossible to waste something as precious as a good peach

I was at church on a July Sunday a few years back when a friend came up and whispered to me furtively, “The pizzas should be ready Thursday.” I’ll be honest: I didn’t hear much of the sermon t...

 

Billy the Kid ... a complicated fellow

FORT SUMNER — It’s been 138 years, but the kid killer is still making news. Fort Sumner City Councilor Gerald Cline and movie director Michael Anthony Giudicissi are planning a Facebook Live broadcast from Billy the Kid’s grave on Sunday night...

 

Motion heard in wrongful death suit

CLOVIS — A state district court judge on Monday heard a motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Roosevelt County officials. Judge Fred Van Soelen said he would take a few days making a decision in the case that stems from the 2016 death...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    July 10, 2019

Parents still complement each other after 60 years

My parents recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I stood in front of the greeting card rack for a long time. Whenever I try to buy a card for my mom or dad, I have a heck of a hard time. I almost bought a “blank inside” card...

 

Faith: Any generation should seek God's wisdom

My younger friend laughed after worship a few years ago. “Preaching with you in the congregation made me nervous,” he said. Completely surprised, I laughed back: “Are you kidding?” It was a...

 

Events calendar - July 10

Today • Clovis Summer Reading Program: Wonders on Wheels mobile museum — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Clovis Summer Reading Program: Tiny Tots Storytime — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver...

 

Meetings calendar - July 10

Thursday • Eastern New Mexico University Regents special called telephonic meeting — 9 a.m., Regents Room, ENMU Administration Building, Portales. Information: 575-562-2121 • Senior Services Committee — 3 p.m. at Clovis city hall, 321...

 

Pages past - July 10

On this date ... 1969: Eastern New Mexico was celebrating the “alpha and omega” of flight, according to a pair of photos in the Clovis News-Journal. One file photo featured pioneer aviator Charles Lindbergh, a frequent visitor to the region in...

 

Wheatfields partially evacuated

CLOVIS - The weekend's heavy rains have led to a partial evacuation of the Wheatfields Senior Living facility. The facility, first opened in 2011, sustained extensive water damage when a roof repair...

 

ENMU regents board to consider Roswell physical plant building

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University regents board will look at building a physical plant building and renovating the auto and welding center for its Roswell campus during its meeting Thursday morning at the Portales campus...

 

Business digest - July 10

Clovis RGH clinic open to patients Today is the first day the Roosevelt General Hospital’s Clovis clinic can see patients, according to an RGH release. The clinic, located at 2000 W. 21st St., held a ribbon cutting in April. However, patients...

 

Siblings appear in separate hearings in homicide

PORTALES - The brother and sister charged in a Portales homicide appeared in separate hearings Monday afternoon in Roosevelt County court for pre-trial conferences. Korbin Baldridge, 19, charged with...

 

Clovis to consider forward motion on effluent pipeline

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will look at continuing its movement on its effluent pipeline project at its regular meeting Thursday. The only item in the new business section of the 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver...

 

Lawmakers need to get busy fixing taxes

It’s been a bumper crop of sorts in recent years for New Mexico as far as tax revenue goes. State coffers have swelled to epic proportions — revenues are expected to reach $7.5 billion for fiscal 2020 — thanks in large part to the ongoing oil...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 10, 2019

Limiting liberty never good for people

There are few things I enjoy more than helping people. In the past few months, I’ve opened a car for a neighbor who locked her keys inside. Twice. I gave a military-style can opener I was carrying...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    July 10, 2019

Continental Divide beautiful drive

I took advantage of a long holiday weekend to travel up to the Continental Divide, where I camped and explored some of the highest points in Colorado. “Civilization” came to me through the radio, particularly National Public Radio. Like New...

 

Roosevelt to consider options to sell health care building

PORTALES — Roosevelt County will begin exploring options to sell its longtime healthcare building in an effort to “pare down and focus” its efforts as a governmental entity. Since 1995 the La Casa Family Health Center has operated at the 1515...

 

Jail log - July 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Marisol Ramirez, 34, battery upon a peace officer, disorderly conduct, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Orlando Silas, 42, battery against a household...

 

Greyhounds add one more piece

It’s been an NBA offseason where you need a scorecard to keep track of all the wild and wacky moves. For the NCAA Division II Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball team, it hasn’t been anywhere near as crazy. But the Greyhounds have made a...

 

Clovis to host pair of Little League tourneys

With July 4 having come and gone, it’s time for the Little League state baseball and softball tournaments. Some tournaments are underway, most begin this weekend, others don’t start until the weekend of July 19-21. Locally, the 9-11 year-old...

 

ENMU athletic director search ongoing

PORTALES — Roughly two weeks after Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Greg Waggoner turned in his resignation, the process of replacing him is humming along. Waggoner’s resignation became public on June 25, was formally announced by...

 

Paul's Journey to perform Friday in Portales

PORTALES — University Baptist Church is set to host Paul's Journey, an award-winning Houston-area Christian group. The performance is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church, located at 1012 W. 15th St. Paul's Journey is comprised of Rod Treme, Ron...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 10, 2019

Hemp operation growing in PDL

SANTA ROSA — Vince Cordova is preparing to take his plans to enter the hemp-oil market to the next level, despite federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautionary advice about cannabidiol (CBD)...

 

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