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Articles from the September 22, 2019 edition

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Addressing water worries

CLOVIS - Presenters told the south Clovis residents in attendance Tuesday that their concerns with water access were not forgotten and encouraged them to keep active in letting those concerns be...

 

CCC president finalists named

CLOVIS — The next president of Clovis Community College is in the hands of its trustees. The college’s search committee identified its five finalist candidates Wednesday to succeed Becky Rowley as president at the college. The finalists are, in...

 

'Opportunity scholarship' on table

Furthering one’s education is a big commitment, requiring an investment of both time and money. For many students, state and federal grants help alleviate some of the financial concerns of tuition and the associated fees, but soon the state of New...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 22

Monday • Roosevelt County Commission — 3:30 p.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse, special business meeting. Information: 575-356-5307. • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly...

 

Former golf course operator turns self in

CLOVIS — The former operator for the Clovis Municipal Golf Course turned himself in to police Wednesday evening, and has pleaded not guilty to charges he withheld information on loan balances attached to equipment he sold the city in May. Carlos...

 

Police holding active shooter response training

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, will conduct active-shooter response training this week, according to a department Facebook post. The training will take place on the campus of the former Parkview...

 

Clerk's office taking part in voter drive

CLOVIS — The Curry County clerk’s office will participate in a nationwide voter drive Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day, according to a release from Clerk Annie Hogland. The office will have staff available to register new...

 

Clovis man sentenced to 11 years in prison

CLOVIS — A 39-year-old Clovis man was convicted Tuesday of three felonies and sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. A Curry County jury deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding...

 

Trial in shooting death scheduled for Monday

PORTALES — A murder trial for the shooting death last year of a Portales woman is scheduled to start Monday and last all week. Gerardo Marquez, 35, of Portales, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on the second-degree murder charge for the...

 

Pages past - Sept. 22

On this date ... 1974: The air-conditioned Clovis Arena was promoting its TV Championship wrestling event — Mike the Judge vs. Terry Funk. The wrestling card for the upcoming weekend also featured Gorgeous George Jr. vs. Sieg Stanke, Les Thornton...

 

Clovis City Commission approves review study

CLOVIS — With little discussion, the Clovis City Commission on Thursday approved a $25,000 study to give its employee position review and salary study an update after two years in place. The study, which passed by an 8-0 vote, was anticipated....

 

Local crowned state fair queen

CLOVIS - Deanne Guthrie has been competing in rodeo queen competitions since she was 5. Since then, she dreamed of becoming state fair queen, a dream that became a reality last weekend. Guthrie...

 

Opinion: All God's creatures have something valuable to say

John Calvin for president. Our nation could use some leadership from a guy like the owner of the Casa Rondeña in Albuquerque. Calvin’s winery made news last week when it hosted a group of President Trump’s political supporters and — in...

 

Life echoes 'The Wonder Years'

A key to my early adolescence was a TV program you might remember called “The Wonder Years.” I didn’t grow up in the 1960s and 1970s like Kevin Arnold did. But I was also named Kevin, and that was enough for sixth-grade Kevin Wilson to relate....

 

Objectivity out for New York Times

Never let the facts get in the way of a good vendetta. Words to live by for politicians and apparently for some news organizations. A New York Times story has reminded Democrats that they still hate Brett Kavanaugh and haven’t come to terms with th...

 

Democrats have ruined the Golden State

Donald Trump visited enemy territory last week. He came out here to the deep blue state of California to raise a few million bucks at private fundraisers in Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. He also went down to the border with Mexico to inspect the...

 

Republicans should come to table

The Republican search for reasons it’s just too hard to pass gun laws 90% of Americans support has found a new scapegoat: a Democratic presidential candidate who no longer holds any elected office. Referencing former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s...

 

Some hands aren't worth shaking

In the “fire and fury” phase of Donald Trump’s presidency, everyone worried that he’d impulsively start a war with North Korea. The worry should have been that he’d, almost on a whim, step across the Korean DMZ in a chummy photo-op with Kim...

 

Portales adopts city clerk resolution

PORTALES — The Portales City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday that formally made the city clerk the custodian of records responsible for responding to public records requests. The city clerk was already responsible for those requests as...

 

Clovis schools to discuss bond sale

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will discuss its recent $3 million bond sale and get a heads-up on several policy revision suggestions when it meets Tuesday evening. The board approved a Sept. 17 sale of $3 million in...

 

Police arrest suspect in armed smoke shop burglary

CLOVIS — Police last week arrested one suspect in the armed nighttime burglary of a local smoke shop. Angelo Lopez, 18, of Clovis, was charged with six counts including felony aggravated burglary, battery and assault and misdemeanor impersonating...

 

Roosevelt to hold a special meeting Monday

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will convene in a special meeting Monday afternoon to fulfill an annual requirement of updating property tax rates imposed by the state's Dept. of Finance and Administration. County Manager Amber Hamilton...

 

Portales hopes to bolster program for teacher hopefuls

PORTALES - There were hugs, smiles and many words of encouragement Wednesday for a cadre of aspiring educators from Portales High School. Educators Rising is a national organization established as a...

 

Country music has evolved over the years

It was the music we loved to hate. Or was it the music we hated to love. It’s been tough all my life deciding where I really stand on country music but the thing I know for sure is I’ve been...

 

Dealing with discouragement, tacos ahead on show

Information on dealing with discouragement, preparing raw taco meat and making artist trading cards will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sharon Bar...

 

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