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Articles from the August 4, 2019 edition

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Woman charged in July blaze

PORTALES — A woman charged with arson for the July 27 structure fire in Portales is suspected of starting several other fires in the area, according to court records. An arrest warrant for Patricia Villanueva, 38, of Portales, was issued for...

 

No racino license to be awarded

ALBUQUERQUE — At least there’s no more “false hope.” The New Mexico Racing Commission took care of that Thursday in announcing a proposed sixth racino license would not be awarded. “The commission felt compelled to not leave false hope out...

 

Historic Pages - Aug. 4

Aug. 4, 1939 80 years ago ... Now that was a shower. Click Here to Download...

 

Presbyterian suffers data breach

Patients and health-plan members of Presbyterian Healthcare Services should be on alert. A May 9 data breach announced on Thursday could affect roughly 183,000 of Presbyterian’s customers. Presbyterian officials in a news release stated they do...

 

Reporter's notebook: Celebrating a centenarian

The Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is celebrating one of the area's next centenarians. The center honored Edna Thomas, 99, on Wednesday, about two months ahead of her 100th birthday. Dr....

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 4

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • City of Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport Terminal...

 

Rams set for early practice

PORTALES - If it's not broken, don't try to fix it. That's the plan for Portales High football, as it's getting off to the earliest start possible for the football season. While most of New Mexico...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s business before the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education: • It approved an Animal Sciences Level 3 course, which would basically provide an option to Clovis High seniors who have already taken the first...

 

Two-a-days start Monday for 'Cats

Whenever the final seconds tick away on a football team's season, the players have all winter, all summer, all spring, to wait before they get another crack at it. Sure, there are offseason workouts,...

 

Inaugural art festival set for Tuesday

CLOVIS — About seven years ago, Staci Manley came to eastern New Mexico with goals of getting a degree in elementary education. But her passion for art was unsatisfied, and she eventually changed her major and parlayed her education into an...

 

NMSU hosting annual Field Day on Aug. 8

Agriculture is a big part of the Northeastern New Mexico way of life. But it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments, whether that be the new laws and restrictions regarding hemp farming or how to best use guar as an alternative crop. To...

 

Grady considering withdrawal from water authority

A second smaller-member community may withdraw from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. Grady Mayor Wesley Shafer said in Tuesday’s ENMWUA board meeting that the village council would consider the departure at its Aug. 12 meeting. This...

 

What's happening - Aug. 4

• Clovis Municipal Schools is selling a family pass for the 2019-20 athletic year. The $130 pass will be valid for two parents and three schoolchildren for admission to any home game for any team in the Clovis district from middle school to high sc...

 

Portales officials agree to declare dangerous building at fire site

PORTALES — City councilors on Friday agreed unanimously to declare a dangerous building at the site of a weekend fire. The 7-0 votes on three separate issues with the matter came during a special meeting at the Memorial Building, with Mayor Ron...

 

Pages past - Aug. 4

On this date ... 1974: A back yard at 217 Lincoln was the site of “probably the largest amount of fresh marijuana ever recovered in Clovis,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Police found 814 plants, or 28 ounces of the illicit weed. A...

 

Later deeds Buoniconti's new legacy

Yes, Nick Buoniconti was a famous football player. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season” and Super Bowl championship teams. He was known for playing middle linebacker with a passion, tracking down quarterbacks like a...

 

Could hunt for best cream soda forever

“They say the recipe for Sprite is lemon and lime, but I tried to make it at home. There’s more to it than that. You want some more homemade Sprite? Not until you figure out what the (expletive) else is in it.” — Mitch Hedberg That’s...

 

Letter to editor: County's claims seem disingenous

Billboards promote Portales and Roosevelt County as the “Warm Heart of the Sunbelt.” This tagline is used to market our community to newcomers, businesses and students. Portales prides itself on being a friendly, Christian small town with strong...

 

Consumers deserve full story on wind turbines

I have to chuckle every time I read a story about “carbon-free” wind turbines. These reports do a disservice to readers because they do not fully explain what makes these turbines run (hint: it is something we produce a lot of here in New...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 4, 2019

McConnel doesn't need lessons on being cleareyed about Russia

There was a time when the left considered McCarthyism the worst of all political tactics. That was before it became useful to question Mitch McConnell’s loyalty to his country. The Senate majority leader’s offense is blocking...

 

School board discusses long trip policy changes

CLOVIS — Sometimes you can’t wait three years between opportunities. While acknowledging the community will only be able to help fund so many opportunities, Clovis school board members on Tuesday seemed amenable to making changes to the current...

 

Portales council may consider pay raises

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will have the opportunity to approve pay raises for the next elected municipal judge, city councilors and mayor during its Tuesday meeting. The ordinances to be considered 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building are...

 

Ballot questions on Curry agenda

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will consider five ballot questions pertaining to alcohol sales in the county, membership in the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority and an ordinance covering television and movie production in the...

 

Public record - Aug. 4

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Kaven Culay Creamer, 25, and Cyia Monique Symone Loving-Ransom, 23, both of Clovis • Audrey Tate McCabe, 37, and Whitney Amanda Newman, 36, both...

 

Shoppers weigh in on tax-free weekend

The school year is right around the corner and as is now tradition, it's time to brave the crowded stores to search for school supplies, new clothes and maybe a few flashy electronics to get ready for the new school year, all tax free thanks to New...

 

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