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Articles from the September 4, 2019 edition

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Smoke shop owner fought assailants

CLOVIS — With fresh staples in her skull and stitches in her hand, Savanah Sena said Tuesday that she had been determined to fight the armed men posing as police that broke into her home and place of business the day before. “I was pissed...

 

What's happening - Sept. 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...

 

Crockett pro career continues in Lebanon

CLOVIS — Basketball has taken Jaye Crockett from Clovis, to Lubbock, to pretty much the rest of the world. He hopes it will let him for another 10 years. The 2010 Clovis High and 2014 Texas Tech graduate is on his sixth season of professional...

 

Historical Pages - Sept. 4

55 years ago today: Sept. 4, 1964: A bonfire, a football game and a snake dance how could life be better? Click Here to Download...

 

Area preview: Elida hopes to continue hot start

Elida is coming off one of its biggest wins ever. Texico is coming off a loss, but a close one against a reigning state champion. Melrose is coming off a bye week, Farwell off a lopsided loss. Floyd just wants to finally play some darn football....

 

Clovis hopes to keep momentum going in Rio Rancho

CLOVIS — OK, so the Clovis High football team is 2-0. Great for the Wildcats. Beats 1-1 or 0-2. But, the previous four Wildcat teams were able to accomplish the same 2-0 start. 3-0, now that’s...

 

Food festival hoping for beer garden

CLOVIS — Organizers of an inaugural food festival are attempting to celebrate local food trucks next month at Hillcrest Park. They’re also hoping they’ll be able to feature a beer garden. A variance for the sale of alcohol at Hillcrest Park is...

 

ENMU hosts Missouri S&T to open season

PORTALES — It’s good for a football team to have time to work things out, wrap their minds around schemes and playbooks, Xs and Os. Pound the sleds, run the sprints. Eastern New Mexico has had that time. But the Greyhounds are ready to start...

 

Rams home at last

PORTALES — If history’s any indication, the Portales Rams will have their fourth 3-0 start in their last five seasons. While the history is strongly in Portales’ favor when it comes to West Las...

 

Hassell offered detailed confession

Editor's note: Marlowe J. Churchill's family secrets have been largely buried since 1926. His search for truth brought him to Parmer County in 2017 and he recently completed a manuscript detailing...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 4

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St.,...

 

ENMU board gathering for work session

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents are gathering for a work session Saturday morning. No action items are on the agenda for the 9 a.m. meeting at the regents room in the college’s administration building. The regents...

 

Drowning suit set for trial next summer

CLOVIS — A wrongful death lawsuit two years in progress against the city of Clovis is scheduled for a five-day jury trial late next summer. Attorney Kimberly Brusuelas told The News in July that her client, Shawnita Jones, was hoping for a...

 

Church robbery suspects still at large

CLOVIS — Three suspects in the armed robbery last month of an elderly woman outside a Clovis church were still at large on Tuesday, officials said. Arrest warrants were issued Aug. 21 on Jamie Vega (AKA Jamie Cadena), 36, and Cherry Anaya, 43, on...

 

Sandia students take 'marshmallow challenge'

Having heard about a unique learning experience at Sandia Elementary, I dropped by the school to speak with fourth-grade teachers Gina Rubio and Faith Calvin. Partially as a get-acquainted activity,...

 

No developments in 2018 shooting death

PORTALES — More than a year after the shooting death of Dylan Nutter in Portales, police said they had no developments to report on the ongoing investigation. Nutter, 20, was shot dead July 19, 2018, in a Portales residence. More than three weeks...

 

Roosevelt hospital facing added expenses

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital was profitable last financial year. But with recent litigation, it’s facing a more complicated tax process moving forward with some added expenses. The RGH Board of Trustees reviewed its 2018-2019 fiscal...

 

Pages past - Sept. 4

On this date ... 1969: The Yucca Drive-In movie theater offered two choices, beginning at dark: John Wayne and Katharine Ross starring in “Hellfighters” and Andy Griffith starring in “Angel in my Pocket.” Other options for local movie goers...

 

Release of video about truth, transparency

When interim Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus released video from cameras worn by officers involved in yet another fatal shooting last month, he made clear how unusual it was that the video was public within 24 hours of the incident. “I would hope...

 

Glad to see space escape government

I admit it: I’ve always been a bit of a space geek. Or, would that be “space nerd?” Whatever the term, I love space flight, and am especially excited to see it beginning to escape the stagnant,...

 

NM lost out on leader in Patrón

Firearms and alcohol have always been a dangerous mix. Nowhere is that more evident than in the life and death of Don Juan Patrón. He was widely considered to be one of New Mexico’s most educated and popular Hispanics of his time. I had never...

 

CCC to get presidential update

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will receive an update on the college’s presidential search during their regular board meeting this morning. The 9 a.m. meeting in Room 512 of the college is just over a week before the...

 

Jail log - Sept. 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Adam Edwards, 22, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Jake Lopez, 46, probation violation • Cesar Monzon, 57, probation violation • Ceazar Porter,...

 

Odessa shooter called 911, FBI tip line

ODESSA — A man who killed seven people and injured 24 others in a wild shooting spree across Odessa on Saturday called both 911 and the FBI national tip line prior to the shootings. Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke during a Monday news conference...

 

Curry commission repeals loan resolution

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will be required to present future loan requests to the Curry County Board of Commissioners for approval as part of the board’s regularly scheduled meetings. The board passed Resolution #2019-69...

 

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