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Articles from the August 7, 2019 edition

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What's happening - Aug. 7

• 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...

 

Roosevelt rodeo set to begin Saturday evening

PORTALES — If you can breathe, walk, ride and buck, the Roosevelt County rodeo wants you. It’s mainly a youth rodeo that’s taking place at the Roosevelt County Mounted Patrol Arena in Portales this Saturday, but adults are more than welcome....

 

Texico excited to begin new regime

TEXICO - For a spectator, the best part about Tuesday morning's Texico football practice was being able to watch it from the shade. Even for the Texico players who were out in the blazing sun, it was...

 

Rams get early start to 2019 season

PORTALES — While it probably didn’t feel like a good idea when they were in teachers meeting later that morning, Portales coaches reported an overall positive feeling from the first day — or...

 

Clock ticking for Wildcats

CLOVIS — Football was back at Leon Williams Stadium Monday. There were no pads, there was no contact. The Hobbs players didn’t come jogging through their balloon tunnel out onto the stadium turf....

 

Curry votes to change 'position' in ENMWUA

CLOVIS - Noting concerns that its pipeline effort would never directly serve all outlying residents of Curry County, commissioners on Tuesday narrowly approved a motion to change the county's "positio...

 

Alcohol sales to be on ballot

Curry County voters will see three questions on the ballot in November regarding alcohol sales in the county’s unincorporated areas. County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a recommendation from County Manager Lance Pyle, who...

 

Historic Pages - Aug. 7

Aug. 1, 1919 100 years ago ... Roosevelt County was looking to strike oil Click Here to Download...

 

Man charged in Bovina homicide

BOVINA - Texas Rangers on Monday charged a man with murder for the death of a woman in Bovina. Erica Sanchez, 31, of Bovina, "was killed Monday morning in the city," according to a news release that...

 

Melrose superintendent awarded

MELROSE — Jamie Widner hasn’t had much time to relax over the last month, despite retiring from his job as the Melrose superintendent on June 30. First he had his son’s wedding and then his...

 

New Starbucks open in Clovis

Avid coffee fiends rejoice. A new Starbucks drive-in java shop has just popped up on the north side of Clovis to help feed your insatiable thirst for the energizing brown liquid. The new standalone...

 

Pages past - Aug. 7

On this date ... 1969: Area Kiwanis Club members were preparing for the second Family Reunion Day. The purpose of the event was to “dramatize the family as the keystone of the nation’s strength and morality,” according to a report in the...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 7

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • Public meeting for input on the 2021-2025 Roosevelt County Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) — 6...

 

Couple celebrating 75 years

GRADY — A 75-year marriage could be considered a tremendous achievement by today’s standards. But for Jim and Margie Woods of Grady, they couldn’t imagine things any other way. This Friday the two New Mexico natives celebrate their 75th...

 

Stuart Ingle invited to join governor's summit

SANTA FE — Portales’ Stuart Ingle is one of a dozen key state figures invited to join Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham next week for a summit on domestic terrorism. According to a release from the governor’s office, the summit would be to...

 

Alleged child sex offender takes plea

CLOVIS — An alleged child sex offender will face no prison time under the terms of a plea agreement scheduled to be finalized this month. A jury trial last week for Rubel Encinias, 45, of Clovis, was canceled after attorneys submitted a plea...

 

Fourth skunk receives positive rabies test

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed Curry County’s fourth skunk to receive a positive rabies test this year. A fox was also reported positive for rabies in May for a total of five rabid animals in this county...

 

Public comment tour opportunity to speak up

A public comment tour asking New Mexicans of all political stripes their opinions on how to best address methane emissions from oil and gas operations sounds like a good thing. And it is good that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Cabinet members are...

 

Education needs separation from state

Once again we approach that saddest time of the year: when the majority of parents send their kids back to school; back into the local government concentration day-camps. If you’re someone who...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    August 7, 2019

No overnight fix for NM education

Up until recently, it’s been pretty much a seamless takeover. Worn out by Susana Martinez’s can’t-do/won’t do policies as governor toward issues like clean energy, full marijuana legalization and public education, voters made their voices...

 

Valerie Plame talks 2020 candidacy

CLOVIS — If it were up to her, Valerie Plame would probably still be doing some important mission for the Central Intelligence Agency and not traversing the edges of New Mexico. But you play the hand you’re dealt, Plame said, and she’s chosen...

 

Clovis expected to pass police contract agreement

CLOVIS — A new agreement between the city of Clovis and its police officers isn’t expected to draw much opposition, with a few changes in language and a 2.5 percent salary increase set for presentation to the Clovis City Commission on Thursday...

 

Church hosting teacher luncheon

With the hustle and bustle of the new school year starting up this week, what better way to thank those responsible for educating local youth than a hot meal and some casual conversation. The community at the Central Baptist Church will be showing...

 

Jail escape trial pushed

CLOVIS — A trial scheduled this week for one of the local jail inmates charged with escaping the facility last summer was pushed to October due to an attorney’s schedule conflict. Ricky Sena, 25, was charged with seven felonies in connection...

 

'No updates' on July 27 death

PORTALES — There were “no updates” this week related to the July 27 house party that left one dead and two injured outside Portales, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker. Court records reflected no charges as of Tuesday for Devin...

 

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