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Articles from the October 16, 2019 edition

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Celebration of peanuts

PORTALES - Every fall the denizens of Portales and the surrounding communities hit the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds for a weekend of perusing arts and crafts vendors, listening to live music and...

 

Clovis band takes fifth in contest

MIDLAND, Texas - The Clovis High School band was fifth in preliminaries at Saturday's Bands of America regional, and finished fifth in the finals. Sounds consistent, but CHS Band Director Bill Allred...

 

Water board recommends tax increase

CLOVIS — When you put skin in the game, you have to anticipate a flesh wound or two. Clovis city commissioners acknowledged that Monday in their roles on the city’s water policy advisory board, which by a 7-0 vote recommended a tax increase to...

 

Meetings watch: Water policy advisory board

In addition to recommending a tax increase to help fund a water pipeline, members of Clovis’ water policy advisory board discussed water contamination from Cannon Air Force Base. Mayor David Lansford reported on the recent Washington, D.C., trip...

 

Windmills to be auctioned

PORTALES - While the collection of windmills at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is an eye-catching sight, maintaining them has become an increasing burden on the county over the past few years. The...

 

Road work to begin today

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ public works department will begin work today on University Drive from Avenue S. to the end of University — in other words, from the former Alta Terra site to the end of Territorial Estates. Traffic will be...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 16

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • Essential Air Service meeting — Noon-1 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport Terminal, 459 CR 11.5,...

 

Pages past - Oct. 16

On this date ... 1974: The Clovis News-Journal profiled Dr. Elwyn Crume, described as an active participant in many community organizations. The article reported Crume, an optometrist, was a Clovis High graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran who...

 

Curry tables events center scoreboard issue

CLOVIS — The scoreboard that hangs above the center of the Curry County Events Center was highlighted at Tuesday’s county commission meeting as a true symbol of technology. The only issue, Fairgrounds Director Justin Gregory said, is that it’s...

 

Queso Vino festival to highlight New Mexico wine, cheese industries

PORTALES — You can relax this weekend with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese while listening to some live music and celebrating two big industries in New Mexico. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association has been working to promote the wine...

 

Business digest - Oct. 16

RGH receives honorable mention ALBUQUERQUE - Roosevelt General Hospital received an honorable mention in the Quest for Excellence Award from the New Mexico Hospital Association. Three hospitals...

 

Glad to have some classic fall weather

I recently learned from a meteorologist at the Albuquerque National Weather Service office that we’re expecting a dry October and possibly a wet November. The meteorologist also told me that New...

 

Grateful I don't live in California

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to be thankful for life’s little blessings. Recently I was reminded to be grateful I don’t live in California. My electricity went out for a little while a few...

 

Law, not politics, should guide leaders

In all the noise over impeachment, has anyone pointed out the relationship between the law and majority rule? I think it’s central to the question about whether an impeachment is warranted so close to an election. It seems that some people equate...

 

Concerns raised over wine festival's approval method

PORTALES — A pair of Eastern New Mexico University regents fear Chancellor Jeff Elwell has uncorked a few issues in approving a weekend wine festival on campus. The Queso Vino Festival is scheduled for this weekend at the ENMU baseball field, in...

 

Jail log - Oct. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis ∞ Bryan Castillo, 34, aggravated battery on a household member ∞ Loydale Kirven, 48, burglary of a vehicle, larceny, injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle ∞ Eloy...

 

Foodies in luck with weekend events

If you consider yourself a foodie, you’re in luck this weekend in eastern New Mexico. Things are shaping up to be the culinary equivalent of a perfect storm. Without devoting an inordinate amount of...

 

Volunteer opportunities - Oct. 16

Germ-fighting supply drive Through Oct. 31, the Roosevelt County Health Council will be collecting disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, and disinfecting spray in an effort to help fight the flu and other illness. Collected donations will be...

 

Easier to love a dog for what it is than a person

When my husband Peter and I met, we each had a dog. Peter had a collie named The Pretty Boy, (Yes, “The” was part of his name) and I had a pound puppy, part golden retriever, part border collie mix named Milo. The Pretty Boy died shortly before...

 

1964 fire featured exploding paint cans

Flames shot an estimated 100 feet in the air. Smoke could be seen 25 miles away. Firefighters had to watch out for falling power lines and for paint cans that “exploded and rocketed out of the main building,” the Clovis News-Journal reported....

 

Events calendar - Oct. 16

Today • Groundbreaking for new Ranchvale fire station — 9 a.m., 1720 Curry Road 16, Clovis. Hosted by Curry County and the Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department. Information: 575-763-6016 • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library,...

 

Grace is hard - and incomprehensibly wonderful

Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing. But it is hard. Grace is hard because...

 

Rams expect tough fight despite Ruidoso struggles

PORTALES — Even though the record indicates a mismatch, Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez isn’t about to take the Ruidoso Warriors lightly in Friday’s 7 p.m. Class 4A District 3-4 opener at Greyhound Stadium. After all, three of the...

 

Area preview: District title likely on line Friday

Longtime rivals figure to be battling for the Class 2A District 6-7 title on Friday night when the Texico Wolverines visit Fort Sumner. Each team opened district play last Friday with impressive road wins, and both head into the contest with some...

 

Wildcats halfway home

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team will look to stay undefeated in District 2/5-6A this Friday when visiting Eldorado at Albuquerque’s Wilson Stadium. Clovis will take a 2-0 district record, 5...

 

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