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Articles from the July 20, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    July 20, 2018

One dead after Portales shooting

PORTALES — An investigation Thursday into the death of a young man in Portales during the night occupied local police and the 9th Judicial District's Major Crimes Unit for much of the day, but by...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 20, 2018

Alleged heavy machinery thief jailed

PORTALES — Six months after a sheriff’s bullet ended his alleged rampage in Portales on a stolen front-end loader, James McFarlin turned himself in Thursday morning to the Roosevelt County Detention Center. McFarlin, 48, of Portales, was...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 20, 2018

City leash laws left alone

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday decided not to adopt a new ordinance that would have created stricter leash laws. Commissioner Ladona Clayton said she wanted to see more evidence that there was a serious problem in the community...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 20, 2018

Water authority approves final 2019 budget

TEXICO — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority unanimously approved its final budget for fiscal year 2019 at Thursday’s meeting. ENMWUA Administrator Orlando Ortega said the authority receives funding primarily from three sources: the...

 

Court upholds conviction in 1993 slaying

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a murder conviction stemming from a 1993 Memorial Day weekend slaying in Portales. The court held that sufficient evidence supported the conviction of Arnoldo Navarette, who in 2010 was sentenced to...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 20, 2018

Like sunflowers, humans need the Son to thrive

What happens when we lose our focus? If we lose our focus on our jobs, we become less productive. If we lose our focus on our family, we see relationships deteriorate. When we lose our focus on...

 

'Trendy,' by its very nature, never lasts

“Trendy” never lasts. Whether you’re talking about clothing and hair styles, the latest instructional “cure-all” in education, technological whiz-bang devices, automobiles (think Pacers and...

 

Pages past - July 20

On this date ... 1968: Clovis' American Little League All-Stars had defeated the National Little League All-Stars, 5-3. The win enabled the American team to advance to the District Three Little...

 

Events calendar - July 20

Today • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “Home on the Range” Information: 575-356-3940 • Vacation Bible School — 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. for preschoolers to fifth grade at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St.,...

 

Meetings calendar - July 20

Saturday • CRELA — 10 a.m., Raton Convention Center, 903 S. Third, Raton. The Coalition of Renewable Energy Land Associations for New Mexico’s annual membership meeting is open to the public. Topics of discussion will include land rights and...

 

Public record - July 20

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Thursday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Allen Ray Hicks Jr., 48, to Misty Ramona Maldonado, 39, both of Clovis • Luis Fabrico Cardenas Perez, 40, from Gabriela Rive...

 

Jail logs - July 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • David Howl, 50, failure to appear • Benny Lucero, 32, failure to pay fines, probation violation • Domingo Bolanos, 61, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the second...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 20, 2018

Zia 9 &11 players are ready

CARLSBAD — The Zia 9 & 11 All-Stars can only hope they play up to the nickname they themselves came up with for the team. Hit City. Beginning tonight, that Clovis boys team is playing Las Vegas Little League in the semifinals of the 9 & 11 New...

 

Strand's 'Good Works' recognized

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University redshirt junior quarterback Wyatt Strand was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for 2018. The prestigious off-the-field college football honor is...

 

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