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Articles from the October 7, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    October 7, 2018

Investors impress NMRC

CLOVIS - There was a common theme across the three racino presentations before the New Mexico Racing Commission on Friday in Clovis: the horse racing industry should innovate if it wants to really...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 7, 2018

New traditions at ENMU's Homecoming

PORTALES — Free food, a parade and some new traditions highlight Eastern New Mexico University’s Homecoming 2018, set to kick off at noon on Monday. It runs through Saturday night’s Greyhound football game. The festivities for the 84th...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 7, 2018

Martinez found guilty in stabbing death

CLOVIS - Unmoved by defense counsel's argument of his insanity at the time, a Curry County jury on Thursday found Lorenzo Martinez guilty of the brutal stabbing death last year of Mary Neal. The...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 7, 2018

Analysis: What lies ahead for Nathaniel Jouett?

CLOVIS - The guilty pleas are tendered, and will be formalized within weeks: So with a potential sentence ranging from probation to more than 100 years in prison, what is the likely outcome for the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 7, 2018

About 500 show for racino public comment session

CLOVIS — A vocal, vibrant, divided crowd of about 500 people greeted the New Mexico Racing Commission for its public comment session Friday. While a clear majority supported proposals for a racino in Clovis, opponents made a strong showing. Speaker... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 7, 2018

CHS takes honors at ENMU contest

PORTALES — The Clovis High band season got off to a solid start on Tuesday, as the band took four honors at the Eastern New Mexico University Green and Silver Classic. The event, held at Greyhound Stadium, saw Clovis take the marching performance,...

 

He definitely believes in karma

And now a story to renew your faith in mankind. His name is Trey Mimbs. He found money in a Clovis ATM on Sept. 29. He’s trying to give it back to the person who lost it. No luck so far, but he’s...

 

Local roundup - Oct. 7

16 named Golden Apple finalists ALBUQUERQUE — Sixteen New Mexico teachers have been named finalists for the 2019 Golden Apple Award, including three from Clovis. Clovis finalists are: • Shelly Grim, Arts Academy at Bella Vista • Christi Hartley...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 7, 2018

Search warrants served in Dora

DORA — Investigators with the attorney general’s office searched the homes of two former Dora school employees last week. The searches were related to an investigation into alleged improper janitorial supply purchases, according to court records...

 

Bond D: Important for higher ed

As leaders of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits to the college and university of General Obligation Bond “D” in the Nov. 6 General Election, and why it is deserving of support from the cit...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 7, 2018

Clovis tightens parameters on fee waivers

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission gave itself a more stringent set of parameters Thursday night for those occasions when groups planning to use city facilities and services ask to have fees waived. The commission, with just a few clarifications...

 

We shouldn't turn our backs on coal power

We’re now getting an idea of just how expensive shutting down coal plants can be. A study by IHS Markit, an energy research firm, shows that higher electricity prices resulting from a loss of fuel diversity, due in large part to the shutdown of...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 7, 2018

CCC board hears Title V grant review

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees heard the annual review of the school’s Title V grants during Wednesday’s meeting. Laura White, CCC’s Title V project director and activity coordinator, said the $2,623,624 grant paid...

 
 By Pat Woods    Voices    October 7, 2018

New Mexico needs to expand renewable energy

As New Mexico seeks to diversify its economy, one of the primary industries that we must expand is renewable energy. The opportunities and the benefits are too good to pass by, and the cost of inaction on this front is just too great as we see how...

 

Our people: Keeping a connection to history

My name is Lonnie Berry. My great grandfather on my mother's side settled in south Roosevelt county in the Lingo area in the late 1800s. My mother was born near Lingo in a small shack on her...

 

Don't feel the need to get dressed to the nines

The Texas blues/rock band ZZ Top did a song titled “Sharp Dressed Man.” I am not that guy in the “silk suit, black tie.” Fortunately I’ve only lived in one place and time where a suit and...

 

Language of sewing, lightboxes ahead on show

Information on the language of sewing, using a lightbox for quilting and making costumes or play clothes for children will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and...

 

School menus - Oct. 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Mini pancake. Lunch — Corn dog, baked fries, baby carrots w/ranch, chilled...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals,1 p.m. line dance, 2:30 p.m. United Health Care open enrollment, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 7

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Disrupters” by Patti Fletcher imagines a business world where women throw out the old playbook and start making their own rules. With exciting insights and uplifting...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 7

Gary Johnson best choice for senator I recently moved to Portales to attend college. Politics is something that I find very interesting. Since I am now legally a resident in the state of New Mexico, New Mexico’s politics are now my politics. This...

 

Club notes - Oct. 7

Association of Retired Educators The Curry County Association of Retired Educators hosted guest speaker Becky Rowley, Clovis Community College President, who came to inform us about the upcoming Bond D issue for higher education improvements. The...

 

Pages past - Oct. 7

On this date ... 1968: For the fifth consecutive week, defending champion Artesia was ranked No. 1 in the Class AA United Press International coaches football poll. The Bulldogs, 4-0, scored 58...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 7

Monday • Produce to the People — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Bring bags. Information: 575-356-8576 • ENMU Homecoming — Multiple events, Portales. Information: 575-562-2125 • Clovis High band performan...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 7

Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., City Hall, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Wednesday • Eastern Plains Council of Governments board — 10 a.m., 418 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 ...

 

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