Articles from the August 8, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    August 8, 2018

Jail escapee back in custody

CLOVIS — For the short-lived escape this week of an inmate at Curry County’s jail, it was a matter of seizing the opportunity when a door wasn’t closed completely, officials say. But it wasn’t quite as simple as walking out of an open door....


More money will not better educate a child

State District Judge Sarah Singleton is absolutely right when she points out that the “vast majority of New Mexico’s at-risk children finish each school year without the basic literacy and math skills needed to pursue post-secondary education or...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 8, 2018

Roosevelt officials rescind burn ban

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to rescind the burn ban in the unincorporated areas of the county that had been in place since April 17. Portales Fire Chief...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 8, 2018

Portales council approves water items

PORTALES — The Portales City Council breezed through several water items at Tuesday’s meeting, unanimously approving each action item at the meeting, which lasted just 21 minutes. Among the four water items were $100,000 in well-field improvement...

 By David Grieder    News    August 8, 2018

Curry officials call off fire restrictions

CLOVIS — Are the dog days of summer in decline at last? In terms of fire danger, maybe so. Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to lift a burn ban in effect since March, following... Full story


Events calendar - Aug. 8

Today • Got Shots for Back to School Immunizations — 9 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Clovis Public Health office, 1216 Cameo St. Information: 575-763-5583 Thursday • Parkview Elementary ribbon cutting — 9 a.m. at 2501 E. 14th St., Clovis....


Meetings calendar - Aug. 8

Today • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m. at 418 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 • Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders — 11 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Senior Center Task Force — 11...


3D printed guns might actually help

Why all the uproar over 3D printed guns? It has always been fairly easy to make guns at home. Having the computer code available online won’t change anything. People enjoy weeping, wailing, and... Full story


Pages past - Aug. 8

On this date ... 1968: Downtown businesses in Clovis were promoting their "Saturday Sizzlers" sales: • Roden-Smith Rexall Drug offered a hamburger and thick malted milk for 49 cents. ...


Jail logs - Aug. 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Zachary Martinez, 20, failure to appear • Brandon Wagner, 33, aggravated assault upon a health care worker, criminal damage to property, bringing contraband into jail, possession...


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