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Articles from the September 5, 2018 edition

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Local reaction to Nike deal mixed and mild

If there’s a strong consumer response to Nike’s endorsement of pro-athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick, it hasn’t quite landed in eastern New Mexico. Merchants in Clovis and Portales carrying Nike inventory told The News on Tuesday... Full story

 

Counties oppose straight-party voting option

County officials in eastern New Mexico struck back against New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver's announcement last week to bring back straight-party voting for the 2018 general...

 

Curry requests plan for handling political signs at fair

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission took the first step in addressing the issue of political signage at the Events Center and fairgrounds during Tuesday's regular meeting. The commission unanimousl...

 

Report under way in sheriff accident

PORTALES — Those parking barriers will get you. Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker experienced as much Aug. 27 when he hit one in his duty vehicle while pulling out of a parking spot across from a hardware store in Portales. Parker said he was...

 

CCC board to appoint student art committeee member

CLOVIS — A trio of action items top the agenda for today’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting. The board is expected to appoint a new student member to the CCC Art Committee and vote on a certification that says the college is...

 

Jury selection starts in child solicitation case

CLOVIS — A Clovis man arrested two years ago for soliciting a child faces the third-degree felony charge today in Curry County, starting with jury selection in a trial scheduled through the end of the week. Benjamin Lerman, 43, was charged in May...

 

Pair of Clovis commissioners certified

CLOVIS — A pair of Clovis city commissioners received the designation of certified municipal official, according to a release from the city manager’s office. Helen Casaus and Ladona Clayton received the designation during the New Mexico...

 

Much more work needed on clergy sex abuse cover-up

For those in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church who thought the fallout from clergy sex abuse scandals was over and dealt with, it is clear they were sadly mistaken. Public outrage has been renewed by stunning new developments, including...

 

Enough problems without government

If you build a house in certain neighborhoods in Hawaii, you run the risk of having your house swallowed by lava. Along most coasts, hurricanes and tsunamis are looming dangers. In mountains,...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 5

Freshman academy doing something right My grandfather was known to say, “Right is right and wrong is wrong.” I agree with him. I recently read in the newspaper about Clovis Municipal Schools students’ progress with The Partnership for...

 

Pages past - Sept. 5

On this date ... 1968: The president of Clovis' cable television system spoke to city commissioners about recent improvements. George R. Morrell said Midwest Video Corp. had more than 5,000...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 5

Today • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen & Tween program — 4:30 p.m. for ages 9-18 at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Friends of the Portales...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 5

Today • CCC Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in room 512 at Clovis Community College. Information: 575-769-4001 • Revenue Review Committee — 5 p.m. in assembly room at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • Clovis City...

 

Jail logs - Sept. 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Donald Gibson, 39, harboring a felon, tampering with evidence • Robert Marroquin, 27, failure to pay fines • Jolene Mowrey, 31, probation violation • Eric Lopez, 34,... Full story

 

Portales sweeps Clovis for first victory

PORTALES — Sometimes, you have to see what you’re doing wrong, rather than just being told. That’s exactly what Portales volleyball coach Charity Gomez did this past week, and thus far, it’s b... Full story

 

Cats stay perfect with shutout of Lovington

CLOVIS — Coming off the road with a 6-0 record didn’t quite heap pressure on the Clovis boys soccer team heading into Tuesday night’s home opener. It was after all, only early September. But...

 

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