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Articles from the September 15, 2019 edition

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City pay issues culminate in demonstration by employees

CLOVIS - Months-long issues with a new city payroll system came to a head on Friday the 13th as dozens of employees packed into the Clovis City Hall that morning and said they weren't going home...

 

Historic Pages - Sept 15

45 years ago today Sept. 15, 1974: Looks like a good deal on blank cassettes. Click Here to Download...

 

Chamber takes new look at Ag 50 committee

CLOVIS — Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Curry County and the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce has decided it’s high time to get the word out. The Chamber held a meeting Thursday afternoon to re-organize the Ag 50 of Eastern New...

 

Clovis suing ex-golf course operator

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is suing the former operator of the Colonial Park Golf Course, alleging it was never informed of outstanding debt on equipment purchased in May. The city is suing Charlie Maciel and Real Golf, his limited liability...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 15

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • South Clovis Water Users Meeting – 6 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main...

 

Crowd gathers to remember 9/11

Speaking to a crowd of first-responders and area residents, David Stone asked those gathered to reflect on the 18 years that have passed since the deadly terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "Can you...

 

Public record - Sept. 15

The folllowing marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Chase Thomas Garrison Knighton, 24, and Marianne Cendana Panes, 26, both of Clovis • Leroy Taylor, 81, and Glenda Ruth Horner, 70, both of Clovis ...

 

Chase ends with crash into building

CLOVIS - A police chase ended Wednesday morning with a stolen vehicle crashing into a Clovis apartment complex, witnesses said. A police spokesman said no one was injured. A Muleshoe man, Ismael Zach...

 

Commission to consider letter

CLOVIS — The Curry County Board of Commissioners will look to approve a response letter to the New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-Term Services in regards to grant funding for two projects at La Casa Senior Center during its regularly...

 

Portales to consider approving agreement

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will seek approval of a memorandum agreement between the State of New Mexico Department of Transportation and the City of Portales during its regular Tuesday evening meeting. The agreement would be for FY2020...

 

Portales volleyball continues hot start with sweep of Hobbs

PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team might just be on to something. The Lady Rams have won five of six to start the season, the fifth of those victories coming via sweep — 25-18, 25-23, 25-10 — against Hobbs Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic...

 

Residents invited to infrastructure meeting

CLOVIS — Residents with limited water access south of Clovis are invited to a meeting Tuesday evening to hear about recent and forthcoming infrastructure developments. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is sponsoring the meeting from 6 p.m....

 

Clovis boys go 2-0 on strange soccer week

Fair to say it was a good, and interesting, week for the Clovis boys soccer team. Heading into Saturday’s late-afternoon game against Artesia, the Wildcats had gone 2-for-2 this past week, shutting out Portales 3-0 on Tuesday night and walloping...

 

Tribalism is a growing threat to US democracy

“Be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” — Retired Marine Corps General and Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis talking to his Marines in Iraq James Mattis is a warrior, and the above quote reported by...

 

Some habits and in-jokes die hard

“What the (expletive) is a pasty?” That’s what I said when we were in Butte, Montana. Fine, that’s what I wanted to say, but I was 8. While I knew better than to say the expletive, young me did not yet know Butte as strange sibling of the...

 

Overtime own goal lifts Hounds to victory

ST. GEORGE, Utah — An own goal may be a strange way to take an overtime win, but you’ll take it -- especially when it gives you your best start in program history. A cross in front of the Greyhound goal took a fortuitous bounce off a Dixie State...

 

Dems have no real plan for US

It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a rating disaster. If 20 times as many viewers had tuned in Sept. 4, about 22 million Americans today would have a real clear idea what a bunch of leftwing nut-jo...

 

Clovis boys third at NMMI invite

ROSWELL — A decent outing for Clovis cross country, all things considered. The boys finished third, the girls fourth, in Saturday’s meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Clovis’ boys result could be considered especially impressive,...

 

Congress should set better example of bipartisanship

In case you haven’t heard, our lawmakers have returned from their six-week, summer sabbatical, ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Among the agenda items for this legislative session: firearms, keeping the government from shut...

 

The human race isn't a burden

At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either. At the CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if...

 

ENMU promotes Shaw to associate head coach

PORTALES — When Tres Segler decided to fill the role of associate head coach for his men’s basketball program at Eastern New Mexico University, he went with somebody he trusted long before he’d...

 

Another viewpoint: Taliban efforts bitter but necessary pill

For the United States to end its longest war and bring the troops home from Afghanistan, it must negotiate and cooperate with the leaders of the Taliban, the most powerful and stable political power in that nation. That’s a bitter pill to swallow,...

 

Clovis woman killed in crash

RUIDOSO — A Clovis woman was killed and two people were injured Friday night when a car drove through a Ruidoso restaurant, according to a release from the New Mexico State Police. Tammy Lynn Ford, 58, died on the scene at the Farley’s...

 

Man accused in stabbing pleads not guilty

FARWELL — The man accused of stabbing a woman to death last month in Bovina entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday in Parmer County Court. Michael Orozco, 41, waived his arraignment appearance and pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder, for...

 

Area roundup: Tigers, Buffs stay perfect

There were some big wins and tough losses for the local teams this past weekend. Elida (4-0) and Melrose (3-0) stayed undefeated, while Texico moved back to .500 (2-2) with a home shutout of Capitan....

 

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