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Articles from the July 24, 2019 edition

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Community wishing pianist on way

If you ever go looking for James Golden, here’s a tip: He’s probably somewhere within arm’s reach of a piano. He has spent most of his waking hours at keyboards in Portales and Clovis for well...

 

What's happening - July 24

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...

 

Three Hounds named to academic team

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association honored three of Eastern New Mexico University’s top athletes Monday, according to a release from the college. Senior sprinter Danee Bustos, junior sprinter Kandice...

 

Former Wildcat Wynn finds college hoops chance

Division I college basketball is a grand stage no matter what size the school. Consider Oklahoma's Southwestern Christian University kind of off-Broadway. It's the elite level but in a smaller...

 

Tracy Byrd rained out - before or after 'Gump?'

It happened 20 years ago ... or 25 years ago ... or 30 years ago. Can you match the calendar year with the event? • Tracy Byrd was the headline act at the Clovis Music Festival. His concert was rained out after three songs. • Ealy Furniture was...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    July 24, 2019

Marriage has privileges - like head vacuuming

I’ve been having my husband, Peter, cut my hair. I’m not sure I would recommend this to everyone, but I have almost no hair. Actually, I have the usual number of hairs, but they are so fine that a hair that falls from my head into the sink is...

 

Events calendar - July 24

Today • Clovis Summer Reading Program: Tiny Tots Storytime — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales Summer Reading Program Rocketeers: Under the Sea — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public...

 

County district realignmment alters maps

CLOVIS — Look out. You may be in a new county commission district. And your elected official just might have won an additional two years on the job. That’s the case for Roosevelt County Commissioner Shane Lee and Probate Judge Michelle Bargas, wh...

 

Ethnic Fair set

CLOVIS - Entering its 28th year, Clovis' annual Ethnic Fair has found a good rhythm and harmony bringing educational and cultural programming into a family-friendly day at the park. New to the afterno...

 

Q&A: Local shares experience as part of Girls Nation

Nichole Washburn is preparing for her senior year at Portales High School. But right now, she’s a little busy being Sen. Washburn. Washburn is currently in Washington, D.C., as part of Girls Nation, an American Legion Auxiliary program that gives...

 

Voters advised to verify info

CLOVIS — Curry County is advising residents to verify the information on their voter registration form, with the 2019 general election approaching. Residents can verify eligibility, register to vote and make necessary registration changes at the...

 

Pages past - July 24

On this date ... 1969: A Tucumcari man was in trouble with the law for his gardening preferences. Henry Prieto, 29, had been arrested and charged with growing marijuana in his vegetable garden. Police said they found 46 marijuana plants among the...

 

Meetings calendar - July 24

Thursday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 3 p.m., Melrose City Hall, 105 E. Ave. B, Melrose. Information: 575-935-4262 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis....

 

Clovis to hold public input meetings

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will hold a pair of meetings to accept public input on the Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The ICIP is a document revised annually to show major projects the city hopes to accomplish within the upcoming...

 

Two openings on Clovis boards

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has a pair of openings on its lower boards. Applications for positions on the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board and the Civic Center Policy Board are available at the city manager’s office at 321 N. Connelly. The...

 

Ruling upheld in favor of Roosevelt

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling in favor of Roosevelt County from a 2015 employment case, according to a release from New Mexico Counties. Former Roosevelt County Detention Center Lt. Keith Parrish had sued the...

 

Child immunization clinics being offered

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Department of Health’s Clovis Public Health Office will host three back-to-school child immunization clinics at its office on 1216 Cameo, according to a department release. The clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m....

 

ENMU regents holding work session

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s board of regents has called for an out-of-town work session Saturday in Bernalillo. The work session, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Santa Ana Hotel’s Sierra Blanca Conference Room, will...

 

Melrose taking steps to leave ENMWUA

MELROSE — The village of Melrose is taking the first steps to leaving the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. Melrose Mayor Barry Green confirmed Monday he was sending a letter to Authority Executive Director Orlando Ortega on the village...

 

Commissioners to take last look at budget

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners will take one last look at the final budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and consider a few fairgrounds items in advance of next month’s Curry County Fair during a special meeting Friday morning. The county...

 

Clovis to reassign positions on lower boards

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission officially replaced Ladona Clayton as District 1 commissioner last week, when David Robinson was sworn in for the final eight-plus months of Clayton’s term. On Thursday, the commission will take the next step...

 

Report: Major crimes down for Clovis

CLOVIS — Major crimes were down significantly but it was still “a very challenging year” for Clovis police, according to the department’s 2018 report issued last week. Homicides were down from six in 2017 to just one last year, while sex...

 

Border Town Days coming Saturday

The neighbor communities of Texico and Farwell will resume their July tradition this Saturday with the annual Border Town Days celebration. Saturday’s events will begin with a parade that will start at 10 a.m. local time at Griffin Street in...

 

Business digest - July 24

Chamber hosts tagline contest The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is presenting a “Tag - You’re It” contest to create a tagline for a November promotion, according to a release from the chamber. The chamber is working in conjunction...

 

America better than negative voices pretend

We want to join the many voices rightly celebrating one of the greatest moments in our history. How hard it must have been to even imagine that journey 50 years ago that saw America reach out and touch something so distant, mysterious and powerful....

 

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