Articles from the August 24, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 24, 2018

Letters to bring past to life

FORT SUMNER - Long before the days of the internet, email and social media, people used good old handwritten letters to spread information. Now 150 years later, some of the original letters from the...

 

Racing commission sets visitation order

RUIDOSO — The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday established the order — but no dates — in which it will visit three communities vying for the state’s sixth racino license. Commissioners said they will hear proposals from Lordsburg,...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 24

Dogs causing neighborhood distress I have lived at 128 Park Drive in Clovis for about a year. All this time, there have been three dogs running all around, terrorizing the neighborhood. I have called animal control every time I see them and they say...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 24, 2018

Water board approves finance recommendations

PORTALES — Hopeful to begin development on a local pipeline section before year’s end, the board of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility authority approved in a special meeting Thursday morning two recommendations from its newly created finance...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 24, 2018

When in deep waters, ask for help

King David wrote a beautiful praise to God in Psalm 18. My favorite verse of that psalm is verse 16: “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Evidently...

 

Time waiting can be as important as time doing

What are you waiting for? The truth is that most of us spend the vast majority of our lives waiting for something. Maybe it’s a birthday. A vacation. A holiday. A graduation. A wedding. An...

 

Fugitive arrested in Portales

PORTALES — A fugitive wanted this month for shooting and injuring his girlfriend in Kansas was arrested this week in Portales, where he remained Thursday without bond pending extradition hearings. Eli Mendoza, 28, was arrested Tuesday outside...

 

Man faces six years for sex crimes

CLOVIS — A man faces six years in prison following a conviction Wednesday of criminal sexual contact with a minor under 13, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. A Curry County jury found David Garcia, 46, guilty of...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 24

Today • High Plains 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 6 p.m. at Texico Senior Citizen Center, 211 N. Griffin. Registration $30 per team (cash only). Information: 575-714-3947 • Roosevelt County Fair carnival — 3 p.m.-midnight at Roosevelt...

 

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Roosevelt County Fair Schedule of events Today-Sunday (Subject to change without notice) Today • 8:30 a.m. — Supreme Livestock Showmanship Contest • 6:30 p.m. — Junior Livestock Sale • 7 p.m. — 4D barrel race • 3 p.m.-midnight ...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 24

Monday • Revenue Review Committee — 5 p.m. in assembly room at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis School Board — 5:30 p.m....

 

Pages past - Aug. 24

On this date ... 1973: Rescue workers made a heroic effort to save the life of a man who suffered an apparent heart attack while tarring a roof of a hardware store at 504 Mitchell St. in Clovis. An... Full story

 

Jail logs - Aug. 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Irene Gomez, 40, battery • Brittney Mercado, 27, probation violation • Dazzmen Bonney, 18, failure to appear • David Garcia, 46, criminal sexual contact of a minor,...

 

Public record - Aug. 24

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Thursday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Michael Don Richards, 38, of Sudan, to Kyriea Charlene Kana, 31, of Anton • Michael Paul Green, 47, to Christine D. Quinn,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 24, 2018

ENMU volleyball has plenty of new faces

PORTALES — This year is perceived to be a rebuilding year for coach Sia Poyer’s Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds volleyball team. ENMU was ranked seventh in the Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 24, 2018

Rams expect spread again from Hope

PORTALES — Portales and Hope Christian may not be district rivals anymore, but Rams football coach Jaime Ramirez expects nothing but the Huskies’ best tonight (7 p.m., Greyhound Stadium). So what... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 24, 2018

Rivalry still going strong

CLOVIS — Even with a week still to go before his team made its 2018 debut at Hobbs, Clovis football coach Cal Fullerton was already looking forward to it. And there was a lot to look forward to as...

 

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