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Articles from the July 17, 2019 edition

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One dead after house fire

CLOVIS - It still feels unreal to Esmeralda Arias, whose uncle died and grandmother was hospitalized after a structure fire early Sunday morning in Clovis. Arias came in Monday from Portales to visit...

 

Officer in standoff returned to duty

CLOVIS — The Clovis police officer who discharged a weapon during a July 6 standoff has not been identified by either the department or the New Mexico State Police, but he was returned to full duty four days after the standoff. The weapon was disch...

 

Midnight at the gravesite

FORT SUMNER - You visit the moonlit gravesite of an infamous outlaw at midnight on the anniversary of his violent death, you do well to expect about anything. So if you visited the Fort Sumner burial...

 

Meetings calendar - July 17

Today • Swearing-in ceremony for Clovis City Commissioner David Robinson — 9 a.m., Clovis City Hall, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • City of Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m., Clovis City Hall small conference room, 321...

 

Pages past - July 17

On this date ... 1969: Price checks: • Burger Chef cheeseburgers were six for $1. The restaurant slogan was “Take a time out for Burger Chef.” • Piggly Wiggly offered Farmer Jones hickory-smoked sliced bacon for 74 cents per pound. Saltine...

 

Education digest - July 17

Schools seek contact info Parents of returning students for Clovis Municipal Schools are asked to verify their contact information prior to the school year. Verification can be done via Skyward Family Access, located under clovis-...

 

Flag makes journey through Clovis

CLOVIS - A special guest making its nationwide tour this summer came Sunday afternoon through eastern New Mexico to the accompaniment of a law enforcement escort and about 75 motorcyclists. That was n...

 

What's Happening - July 17

• Eastern New Mexico University is now selling 2019-20 memberships for the Greyhound Club, with club membership required to buy season tickets for football, volleyball and basketball. Memberships start at $100 with different benefits for donation t...

 

Youth dip toes in ranch management

CIMARRON - More than two dozen youth got a crash course in running their own ranch, as New Mexico State University offered its annual Youth Ranch Management Camp. The camp had 29 participants from...

 

Violent offenders leave clues we should look for

A cliche about violent offenders is that someone often will say what a nice, quiet neighbor the person was before the eruption. A new study of mass attacks in America suggests quite the opposite — and that perhaps more of these rampages can be...

 

Local gymnasts excel in national meet

J.D. Hipp is not the father of 16-year-old Mikaela Snider nor 11-year-old Kailie Wieland. But he’s like a proud papa this month just the same. Hipp serves as gymnastics coach for Snider and Wieland. Each gymnast competed in the 2019 USA Gymnastic...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 17, 2019

I prefer consequences to revenge

If your idea of a good time is to vandalize someone’s home, I have no sympathy for you no matter what consequences result. Last year a relative’s home near Clovis was burglarized and cleaned out....

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    July 17, 2019

Can't save world one person at a time

Recycling has always been a feel-good issue for the casual environmentalist, but it’s turning out to be even less than that. It’s becoming less practical and affordable. Silver City and Taos are just two New Mexico examples of how solid waste...

 

Locals mostly ousted in state Little League

Another weekend has passed, meaning more local Little League action is in the books. Roosevelt County’s softball All-Stars of District 3 — a team consisting of players from Portales and even some...

 

Commissioners table facility fee request

CLOVIS — Commissioners on Tuesday tabled a request to consider raising facility fees at the Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds, with the hopes of keeping the venue affordable for local entities. A proposal from Spectra management comparing...

 

Trial in 2017 strangling continued to next month

CLOVIS — Trial this week for a man accused of strangling his son on New Year’s Day 2017 was continued to next month. The delay is attributed to the sudden unavailability of a lead investigator. David Plyler, 61, of Lubbock, was initially indicted...

 

Livestock board warns of horse virus

ALBUQUERQUE —With fair season approaching, the New Mexico Livestock Board is releasing several recommendations following confirmations of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in several New Mexico counties. The state has confirmed VSV in just four...

 

Two apartment buildings evacuated

CLOVIS — Two apartment buildings were briefly evacuated Monday due to a damaged gas line on Clovis’ west side. Contractors doing excavation work on the 1500 block of Cameo Street “struck a 4-inch steel natural gas line” around 10:40 a.m....

 

Price named new ENMU baseball coach

PORTALES — Becoming Eastern New Mexico’s head baseball coach seemed the next logical step for Riley Price. The Kansas native, like his father, played college ball. Price has had to be versatile...

 

City to hold ceremony

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will hold a 9 a.m. swearing-in ceremony for David Robinson as District 1 city commissioner, according to a release from the city. The ceremony will be held in the assembly room of Clovis City Hall at 321 Connelly....

 

City issues reminder

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has issued a reminder that its new Unified Development Ordinance will not allow future installations of pre-fabricated carports. The ordinance was developed over the course of two years through various public hearings...

 

Locals reflect on memories of moon landing

Hey Moon, thanks for the memories. It’s been almost 50 years since mankind first took that “giant leap” onto the surface of Earth’s moon, finally getting physical with a relationship that for much of human history only consisted of romantic...

 

Jail log - July 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Don Crespin, 30, failure to pay fines • Aleithia Artemis, 61, criminal trespass • John Chavez, 25, parole violation • Lorenzo Sierra, 32, probation violation, driving...

 

Rotary club helping to 'paint a better story'

Amy Corbin, the newly inducted president of the Rotary Club of Clovis, claims that any effort she's ever made at creating artwork has been, well, "disastrous." So why does she have more than 150...

 

Area coaches to be honored by NMHSCA

Texico’s Ty Thatcher was named the baseball coach of the year for all classifications, and a pair of other local coaches will be honored with him later this month by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Among the awards are former Fort...

 

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