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Articles from the October 17, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    October 17, 2018

Officials warning of water concerns

If you use a private well within a few miles southeast of Cannon Air Force Base, the state’s Environment Department recommends you use bottled water until further notice. That’s following word from the U.S. Air Force that potentially carcinogenic... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 17, 2018

Officer involved in shooting back on duty

CLOVIS — Police Officer Brent Aguilar told investigators that Aaron Chavez threatened him with what looked to be a knife just after midnight on Oct. 8. In response, Aguilar “discharged his duty weapon, firing four rounds fatally striking... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 17, 2018

CHS band takes Zia festival title

CLOVIS — The Clovis High marching band entered the school year with a goal of once again being the best band in the state. A few weeks ago, it found out it would also have the challenge of giving... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 17, 2018

Peanut Valley Festival gears up

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s 45th annual celebration of all things peanut is back. The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales this weekend hosts the Peanut Valley Craft & Music Festival. Organizers are touting some new features — and of...

 

Clovis officials to recognize local boxers

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will recognize a pair of local boxers set for induction into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame during Thursday’s meeting. Tony Romero and Brooks Byrd are to be inducted the final weekend of October, with a...

 

Letter to the editor - Oct. 17

Racino will only make Clovis poorer My father and four friends went to Kentucky buying thoroughbred mares and a stud to breed racehorses. I loved the races as a child and still do. I taught school in areas of the state that had racing and loved...

 

Water authority to vote on loan/grant agreement

PORTALES — Board members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will meet Thursday afternoon in Portales, when they are slated to vote to finalize a Water Project Fund loan/grant agreement as well as member contributions toward its...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 17, 2018

Official: Fair attendance, income up

CLOVIS — This year’s Curry County Fair brought in more money than a year ago and saw more people in attendance. The information came from Keller Taylor, the district general manager for Spectra, the company that manages the county’s events...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 17, 2018

ENMRSH celebrates artists with show

CLOVIS — An art show three years in the making debuted last week with the first "Celebrate the Art, Celebrate the Artist" event held at the Recreation Education Development Building across from...

 

Opinion: The best month of the year? It's October, of course

We don’t often editorialize strongly on behalf of green grass, sunshine or happy faces. Everybody loves those things, so there’s no reason to start a discussion on such topics in hopes of exchanging ideas that might lead to greater understanding...

 

Opinion: Badge doesn't grant extra rights

A badge doesn’t grant extra rights. When the law acts as though it does by treating people differently based on whether or not they wear a badge, the law undermines its appearance of legitimacy. No...

 

Opinion: Self-interest isn't best way to choose

SANTA ROSA — The other day I overheard an argument between friends over two particular candidates for the same office. One is the incumbent, so the question was posed, “What’s he done for us?” I’ll leave out the particulars — which...

 

Opinion: Plaintiffs should try being more socially conscious

The cliché is, we’re a litigious society. Two clearly frivolous lawsuits were in the news recently. Both should remind everyone that we learn to walk about age 2. As a child, surely your parents admonished you, “Watch where you’re going....

 

Opinion: They did what they had to do

Clovis’ Harold Gilman never really planned to put his life on the line for the American way of life. Neither did his dad. But looking back over the past 80 years, you’d be hard pressed to find a...

 

Opinion: 'Cloud' can't replace dark room and slide show

Cousins of mine visited last month, and on one evening we engaged in a time-honored family tradition. We hauled out our ancient slide projector, set up the wobbly screen, and gathered together for a...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 17

Thursday • Flock-Tober Flock Talk (seminar on raising chickens) — 6-8 p.m., Creighton’s Town and Country meeting room, 1704 S. Ave. D, Portales. RSVPs encouraged. Information: 575-356-3665 • Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series...

 

Faith: Bible speaks to issue of gambling, gaming

It will shock no one to hear that the topic of gambling is a hot item in this region. What does the Bible say about gambling? Is it a sin? If it’s a sin, should it be criminalized? At the beginning, we should define our terms. Let’s agree that...

 

Faith: In spite of her flaws, I love the church

I love the church. Not just (just?) the church universal, that marvelous, amazing, and miraculous Body of Christ composed of all of God’s children, everyone who ever has or ever will wear...

 

Pages past - Oct. 17

On this date ... 1968: A 13-year-old girl had written newspaper columnist Dear Abby with a concern. "I am worried," she wrote. "I read somewhere that a girl can get cancer from kissing a boy who...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 17

Today • City of Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m., Small Conference Room, City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • New Mexico Water Utility Authority board — 1 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St.,...

 

Opinion: Teacher receives outpouring of kindness

Visiting Cameo Elementary recently, I found myself in conversation with veteran kindergarten teacher Deanna Cole. Among the many wonderful things she’s doing with her young students, a couple of...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 17, 2018

Area football preview: Melrose hopes to continue momentum

The weekend is closing in already and that means it’s almost time for more high school football games, with every local team in action. Friday Gateway Christian at Melrose, 7 p.m. Winning their opener followed five straight losses for the...

 

Hunsaker has deep New Mexico roots

He’s the New Mexico basketball coach who never was. When you look at the long basketball journey of Dick Hunsaker — from his family’s ties to sugar beet farming in Clovis and playing for the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 17, 2018

With Chile Bowl in hand, Hounds look to Wagon Wheel

PORTALES — A team’s defense can often be a shot of adrenaline for its offense. And Saturday, Eastern New Mexico’s defense had just the prescription against Western New Mexico at Greyhound...

 

Rams expect tough matchup in 3/4-4A opener

RUIDOSO — There are a few things outside of Portales’ control when it comes to the Class 4A football playoffs. Playoff positioning, for example, does depend on how well Dexter, St. Michael’s and...

 

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