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Articles from the August 14, 2019 edition

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Hounds picking back up

PORTALES — What happens in August doesn’t necessarily stay in August. At least not as far as preseason football practices go. What happens in August can actually have a long-lasting effect on...

 

Expectations raised for Wildcat boys

CLOVIS — It was certainly a memorable 2018 season for Clovis High’s boys soccer team, which posted an 18-3-1 record while reaching the state 5A semifinals. But with that season, the bar crept a bit higher. “Oh yeah, that’s what we’ve been...

 

Portales getting set for soccer transition

PORTALES — Portales’ boys soccer team begins the 2019 season with its third coach in as many years. Out went Nathan Dodge after the 2017 season, out went his successor Juan Mendez after 2018. Enter Michael Aunan this year — into the Portales...

 

What's happening - Aug. 14

• 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...

 

Roosevelt alcohol questions approved

PORTALES — Commissioners on Tuesday approved three questions for the November ballot concerning alcohol sales in Roosevelt County. The move mirrors that of Curry County commissioners, who last week approved submitting the same three questions to...

 

Ready for the big show

CLOVIS - A cacophony of snorting pigs, bleating sheep and squawking chickens filled the air of the Curry County Fairgrounds livestock pens on Monday as participants of the Junior Livestock Auction...

 

Library shooting survivors file civil lawsuit

CLOVIS — Nearly two years after the fatal shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, two of its survivors have filed a civil lawsuit against the family of convicted shooter Nathaniel Jouett and the psychologist who was treating him prior. The...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 14

Today • City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County...

 

Home arts shows give local flavor

CLOVIS - No county fair would be complete without a little local flavor on display - home-baked cookies, hand-sewn dresses, locally grown flowers or Lego dioramas. Artwork, crafts, baked goods, food p...

 

Pages past - Aug. 14

On this date ... 1974: The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office had hired a part-time prosecutor to help with the case load. DA Fred Hensley said Clovis attorney Robert Cochrane would work the equivalent of two days per week and be on call...

 

Convenience center to be closed

PORTALES — The city of Portales will close its convenience center for trash dropoff at 1 p.m. Friday, according to a city release. The center will reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday. Located at 1230 N. Avon Ave., the center allows city residents free...

 

Streets to be closed for installation

CLOVIS — A portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Sandoval Street in Clovis will be closed to traffic for eight days to install a pipeline for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, according to a city release. The portion of MLK...

 

Bands sought for competition

CLOVIS — The Curry County Events Center is seeking bands to compete in its Battle of the Bands, part of the center’s 10th anniversary celebration Oct. 5. The competition will begin at 5 p.m. Bands of any genre are invited to compete for $5,000...

 

Clovis to host remediation presentation

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will host a presentation by King Industries for considerations to remediate a contaminated plume of water adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from the city. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m....

 

Lansford reappointed chair of water policy board

CLOVIS — A familiar face returned to the front of the Clovis water policy advisory board, and local partners had discussions on protecting water and securing future rights. Mayor David Lansford was reappointed as chairman during the board’s...

 

Tax returns shouldn't be tied to ballot

Among the early front-runners for the dumbest California law of 2019 is the first-in-the-nation legislation requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to be eligible for the primary ballot. If it isn’t unconstitutional, it...

 

Anti-gun laws always wrong path

In the wake of the recent mass shootings and the hype surrounding them, people are asking “why?” Simpletons parrot the popular answer: “guns.” Sensible people know there’s no single reason....

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    August 14, 2019

El Paso shooting hits close to home

Back when you could do it with little or no hassle, I remember casually walking across the bridge (and therefore the border) between downtown El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. As I left the U.S. side, lively Spanish music filled the air, slowly fading into...

 

Red Arrow adding attractions

CLOVIS - In most small towns you'd struggle to find laser tag, mini golf, bowling, carnival rides and Bingo all in one place. But in just a few months, you'll be able to find all that and more under o...

 

New year has begun

There has been undeniable excitement in the air in recent days. A new school year has begun; we are prepped and looking forward to a transformative year. Schools and our central office have already...

 

Curry County Fair schedule

Curry County Fair schedule Daily ticket prices: Adults $7, Seniors (55+) $6, kids (5-12) $3. Concert/motorcross tickets separate from fair admission ($12 per concert, $15 per motorcross event). Wednesday (Dollar Ride Night) 8:30 a.m. — Booster Juni...

 

Breathe deep and enjoy the fine bouquet of August

As I was savoring the heady aroma of raindrops sinking into parched earth during an unexpected rain shower earlier this week, it occurred to me that some of the best scents of the year happen in...

 

Grandmother's wedding dress now worn twice

She wore it for one day in 1919 and it looked as if it were sewn with this in mind. My grandma’s wedding dress was more than a little worse for wear. It had been folded up in a small box and kept safe by my cousin, Jill. (How Jill ended up with...

 

Midway lights and corn dogs fairly fun

County fairs have been around as long as counties in New Mexico. In Clovis’ case, the county fair began before Curry County was even formed. On Oct. 2, 1914, The Clovis Journal reported the “Seventh Annual Curry County Fair” was about to take...

 

Be moderate even about moderation

“I’m in a twelve-step program for recovering ascetics,” I explained to my missionary nephew. I knew he’d get it. More than a little conversant in theology and church history, Ian had joined...

 

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