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Two arrested in Aug. 18 armed robbery

CLOVIS — Two women charged in the Aug. 18 armed robbery of an elderly woman in a Clovis church parking lot have been arrested. Cherry Anaya, 43, and Jamie Vega, 36, on Wednesday entered no plea to charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit...

 

Retiree restrictions tightened

Many retirees have found a place working support jobs in the school system. Those jobs supplement their pensions, whether that’s as a substitute teacher, bus driver, librarian or another role. There are some restrictions in place however and with t...

 

Canine comforter

CLOVIS - It's not a job for any dog. The 9th Judicial District already knows that, having tried once to bring a canine assistant into its courts. Kasey, a white retriever, lives now with a prosecutor...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 13

Monday • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room,...

 

Event promises legal answers

If you’ve ever had a legal question gnawing at you or find yourself in the midst of a legal situation with no direction, Thursday might be the perfect opportunity to talk to an expert, for free. The 9th Judicial District Pro Bono Committee and the...

 

Students seek travel approval

PORTALES — After beating the best New Mexico had to offer, a quartet of Portales High students is ready to take on the nation. They just need the permission of the Portales school board, and they’re a shoo-in to get it when the board meets 6...

 

Curry County receives grant

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Tourism Department has issued a grant to Curry County as part of the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful program, according to a county release. The grant will allow the county to contract with civic organizations to collect...

 

Heinrich staff holding office hours

PORTALES — Staff from the office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will hold mobile office hours Monday in Portales. The office hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at La Casa Family Health Center Auditorium, 1515 W. Fir St. Staff can answer...

 

Road scheduled for chip seal overlay

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Road Department plans to start a chip seal overlay Tuesday on a portion of South Roosevelt Road 2, according to a county release. The portion of road set for the overlay runs from NM 236 to South Roosevelt Road AD....

 

Groundbreaking ceremony to be held

RANCHVALE — Curry County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday for the Ranchvale Fire Station, according to a release from the county. The new station is one of four rural stations funded by the county, joining Field, Broadview...

 

Portales High Band improves at district

PORTALES — The Portales High band finished its short marching season with a marked improvement at Tuesday’s district competition in Artesia. Of the nine bands attending the Southeast District competition, Portales was one of just three bands to...

 

Curry to receive report on fair, events center

The Curry County Board of Commissioners will receive the 2019 Curry County Fair report and a presentation on the Events Center and fairgrounds financial statements during their regularly scheduled Tuesday morning meeting. Fair attendance was up this...

 

Portales to take action on loan and grant agreement

PORTALES — The Portales City Council on Tuesday will review and take action on a resolution to authorize a water project fund loan and grant agreement between the New Mexico Finance Authority and the city of Portales. Cost of the agreement would be...

 

Public record - Oct. 13

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • William J. Massengill, 66, and Sandra Jean Ayers, 59, both of Clovis • Isaac Elijah Bennett, 24, and Tayelor Lee Chavez, 23, both of Clovis • Arturo...

 

Roosevelt to discuss auctioning off windmills

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss auctioning off several of the fairground’s windmills that have fell into disrepair. The board will also receive reports on the county’s probate, detention...

 

CCC board to hold special meetings

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees has two special meetings this week, and hopes to emerge from the second with a choice for its next president. The trustees will meet at 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Wednesday at CCC Room 512. The...

 

Pages past - Oct. 13

On this date ... 1974: Ten area cyclists had ridden their bikes from Clovis to Melrose and back to raise money for Curry County United Way. The bikers each had sponsors who paid them $1 per mile for the trip. Officials said they raised about $550...

 

Sanders' wealth tax an attack on everyone

Sen. Bernie Sanders recently proposed a “tax on extreme wealth.” Under his plan, the federal government would annually siphon off up to 8% of the assets of the wealthiest individuals. Way to stick it to those robber barons, right? Unfortunately,...

 

Don't chase votes you'll never get

Our family befriended another family in my hometown. We’ll call them the Milsons. The Milsons visited the Wilsons for dinner and game nights, and the Wilsons visited the Milsons for dinner and game nights. After they moved across the state, we trav...

 

Partisan politics vicious, stupid

A Jeb Bush tweet last week got me thinking about some of the ways our nasty partisan politics has been hurting our kids. Paraphrasing Jeb, he asked, “How can parents teach their children that using...

 

A look at a few stories you might have missed

Sure, I could write about impeachment again this week, and probably for countless weeks to come. But I think we all could use a diversion, what with the 24/7 news coverage, analysis, and editorializing that passes for news coverage. It makes you...

 

Another viewpoint: Trump incapable of presidential duties

President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, opening the way for a possible incursion by Turkish forces, is everything his critics say it is: impulsive, unwise and a betrayal of the Syrian Kurds on whom the United...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 13, 2019

NBA's kowtowing to China gutless disgrace

Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords....

 

Jail log - Oct. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Cherry Anaya, 43, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, unlawful use or theft of an ATM or debit card, theft of identity, fraud, failure to pay fines ...

 

Our people: Sharing the word

Jerry Stokes said he doesn't want publicity, but he approached The News last month to share his story during the last day of a murder trial for a man he'd assisted in baptizing early this year through...

 

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