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Articles from the July 11, 2018 edition

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 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 11, 2018

New president selected at Mesalands in Tucumcari

TUCUMCARI — A four-month search for a new president has ended as Mesalands Community College selected John D. Groesbeck to lead the institution. He began work on Monday. His salary has not been released. “This is a great opportunity and it’s...

 

Family member: Cannon airman dies from gunshot

A Cannon Air Force Base airman shot in the head early Thursday has died, a cousin said. Marcus Jimenez, 23, who grew up in Olton, Texas, suffered a gunshot wound to the head following Fourth of July festivities and died Monday evening in a Lubbock...

 

Portales school board approves remodel project

PORTALES — School board members in Portales on Tuesday approved a $2.7 million remodel project at Brown Elementary School. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the state will provide about $1.66 million with the rest coming from a recent school bond...

 

Governor takes tour of Clovis

CLOVIS - Cutting a custom cross-section of Clovis from the base to the chamber and down to the cheese plant, Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday made clear her intention to stay busy in the final months...

 

OMI notification system in need of revamping

A year ago, the state Office of the Medical Investigator issued an apology for waiting five months to notify family members that their loved one had died. “The OMI system failed,” the agency acknowledged at the time. Sadly, that wasn’t an...

 

Clovis man pleads guilty to child porn charges

ALBUQUERQUE — A Clovis man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Albuquerque federal court to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Spencer...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 11, 2018

Gun safety essential to gun rights

Gun rights, like all natural human rights, are a foundation of a functional society. And every right comes with an equally important responsibility. You must handle and use your gun so that you...

 

Pages past - July 11

On this date ... 1963: Fighting words were exchanged at the Mabry Drive Lounge in Clovis. And then somebody was hit over the head with a chair. The fight then went outside, police said, and ended...

 

Events calendar - July 11

Today • Tiny Tots storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Rock-n-Rollers — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Theme: Summer fun. Information: 575-356-3940 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. come and...

 

Meetings calendar - July 11

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Senior Services Committee — 3 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in...

 

Jail logs - July 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Tavares Bynum, 40, aggravated battery against a household member (no great bodily harm) • Isabella Medina-Villa, 22, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Jamond McClendon,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 11, 2018

School of basketball

CLOVIS - Jaye Crockett and Teya Morris have a few things in common. They both graduated from Clovis High School after stellar basketball careers. They each chose Texas colleges at which to continue...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 11, 2018

Jaye Crockett: Pro player, world traveler

CLOVIS - In a LeBron-weary world of max contracts, free agent departures and trade demands, there are highly-skilled players who don't get much national attention, but are living pretty cool lives...

 

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