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Articles from the October 3, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    October 3, 2018

Library shooter pleads guilty

CLOVIS — In an agreement quietly discussed last month and reached on paper Tuesday, Nathaniel Jouett pleaded guilty to 30 felony charges leveled against him for the deadly mass shooting at the... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 3, 2018

Why choose Clovis?

CLOVIS — Three out of five applicants agree: Clovis is the best site for New Mexico’s sixth racino. Why is that, and is there any chance the trio of competing interests might one day collaborate? Of course, the determination that will ultimately...

 

ENMU roundup: Women rally to top Midwestern State

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Kierra Diaz had a goal and an assist, and the Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team got back on a winning path in Lone Star Conference play with a 2-1 win Sunday at...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 3, 2018

What the racing commission wants

CLOVIS — Izzy Trejo doesn't claim to know what's in the minds of the five state racing commissioners listening to racino presentations this week in eastern New Mexico, but he has a few ideas of... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Area football preview: Elida rested, ready

It's already October, meaning the football games are getting that much more important. The local teams will be back at it again this weekend, with an almost-full slate of those extra-important...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Wildcats get ready to open district season

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s football team can’t exactly wipe the slate clean this weekend. But the Wildcats are, in a way, getting a fresh start. The ’Cats are 2-4 so far, on a four-game losing...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Mustangs not end to murderer's row

PORTALES — A victory for the Eastern New Mexico football team over Midwestern State on Saturday would have re-defined the Greyhounds’ season. A lopsided defeat could have been soul-crushing. Call...

 

Rams aim to right ship

PORTALES — “What did you work on during the bye week?” certainly wasn’t a loaded question. But sometimes a simple question demands a loaded answer. “We used that bye week to fix some of the... Full story

 
 By Don McDonald    Sports    October 3, 2018

Commentary: Sports teaches some pseudo teary-eyed lessons on life

In my psychiatric practice, I see quite a few children and adolescents. I strongly encourage them to get involved in competitive activities, such as sports. I tell them that sports will teach you how to win well, lose well, lead well, follow well,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 3, 2018

Community pitches in for safety day

SANTA ROSA — About 160 third-graders from Guadalupe, Quay and De Baca counties descended on the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds on Sept. 26 to learn how to stay safe in their homes, in the yard and...

 

Dinner and a show at Habitat fundraiser

Occasionally the stars align in eastern New Mexico to make for a perfectly quirky evening. That happens Thursday. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties is hosting its annual...

 

Miscarriage, stillbirth often not discussed

Expectant mothers get used to hearing from their female family members fairly quickly after becoming pregnant. They get advice on everything from sleep training to choosing pediatricians, whether the advice is asked for or not. Sharing baby advice is...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 3, 2018

RaciNO voices: Gambling can drain us

CLOVIS — When the New Mexico Racing Commission comes to town for a site visit on Friday, hundreds of people dressed in yellow shirts are planning to show support. Vision 2020 members say a Clovis race track/casino would bring “sunny” prospects...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 3

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween & Teen Program — 4:30 p.m., Spooktacular Halloween Arts and Crafts, Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 3

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. CCC Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich staff — mobile office hours, 11 a.m. to noon. Los Abuelitos Senior Center, 1515 W. Fir...

 
 By Tom Martin    Voices    October 3, 2018

Racino will only help Clovis grow

Jobs. Entertainment. Tourism. Quality of life. Millions in tax revenue for New Mexico and Clovis/Curry County. That’s what the proposed racino (combination horse-racing track and casino) will bring if the New Mexico Racing Commission decides...

 

Costs of racino won't be worth the gains

Along the four highways entering Clovis, signs announce “Clovis: A community for family.” I spent 33 years with the Clovis schools as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent trying to assure that Clovis was a good place for families....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 3, 2018

Logan attorney makes case for Tucumcari

TUCUMCARI — Coronado Partners frontman Warren Frost can tick off several reasons his group should land a horse-racing track and casino license in Tucumcari over Clovis. But he first says picking...

 

Opinion: Maybe, baby, Petty studios will live forever

Music royalty visited Clovis last week. Robert Plant stayed just long enough to remind us we still have one of the most iconic connections to rock and roll history hidden away on West Seventh Street. Plant, lead singer for Led Zeppelin and...

 

End government; improve health

Have you seen there are people who are blaming their health problems on the results of the most recent presidential election? Not just their mental health and happiness, as with the widespread...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 3

Urge candidates to be careful with public money New Mexico Land Grant and Severance Tax Permanent Funds were constitutionally created to allow the state to save and invest the revenues it derives from the extraction of natural resources statewide. Th...

 
 By Kim Sullivan    Voices    October 3, 2018

Don't be so hard on yourself, Clovis

I’ve been in Clovis three months. I love it. The people of Clovis have been welcoming. BUT ... I’ve realized the town has a serious self-esteem problem. Without fail, almost everyone has been apologetic with an Eyoreian since of sadness:...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    October 3, 2018

Dad reflected in the eyes of a 4-year-old

Sometimes, you just need to see the world through the eyes of a 4-year-old. Recently, we met up with my 4-year-old nephew, Gavin, and his Nana Della for dinner. While we waited to be seated, we...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 3, 2018

Business feature: Local spends 45 years with ENMRSH

CLOVIS — In a 1972 Clovis High School senior English class, students took part in an exercise. They told their classmates about their plans following graduation. Some were going off to college,...

 

Airmen rape trial pushed to next year

CLOVIS — A trial previously set this month for three airman accused of raping a colleague at a Clovis house party in January has been continued to next year. That decision followed a joint motion last week from the trio’s defense attorneys. A...

 

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