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Articles from the November 3, 2019 edition

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Election Day: Alcohol, school issues on ballots

By the time tonight is over, Curry and Roosevelt counties might be holdouts no more. The last dry counties in New Mexico have ballot questions that would essentially remove those designations with voter approval. Election Day is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....

 

Regents back 2 percent tuition hike

PORTALES — With a goal to keep prices down for students and a hope that it might attract more New Mexico residents considering college, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday backed a smaller-than-recommended tuition hike for...

 

Candidate Q&A: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

Clovis Community College Board of Trustees member Raymond Mondragon is up for re-election after his first four-year term and he has been challenged by Carolyn Spence. Election Day is Tuesday. The News sat down with both candidates to talk about...

 

Regent: Final house design coming soon

PORTALES — They’re close, but only close enough to talk about how close they are. The process of a final design for a new presidential residence at Eastern New Mexico University is moving slowly but surely, Regent Terry Othick said during the...

 

Church serving up turkey dinner

PORTALES — You can treat yourself to a traditional turkey dinner and some early Christmas shopping this Thursday, courtesy of the First United Methodist Church in Portales. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you can grab lunch or stop by from 5 p.m. to...

 

Clovis man sentenced in jail escape

CLOVIS — A Clovis man received a maximum sentence for charges stemming from a brief June 2018 jail escape, according to the district attorney’s office. Ricky Sena, 26, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, about three weeks after his Oct. 8...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 3

Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 4 p.m., Pappy Thornton Museum, Ned Houk Park, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Election Day • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry...

 

Pages past - Nov. 3

On this date ... 1974: Fine autumn weather had combined with savory memories to produce “one of the best homecoming celebrations” in Eastern New Mexico’s 40-year history, the Clovis News-Journal reported. The gathering attracted notables that...

 

Candidate Q&A: Texico School Board Position 3

Craig Rohrbach is looking to start his fifth year on the Texico School Board, but he’s been challenged for the spot by Charles Vannatta during this year’s election. Texico School Board Position 3 will be decided Tuesday. The News sat down with...

 

President Trump deserves credit in al-Baghdadi raid

One mark of how far we have fallen into the politics of division is the blowback the White House has experienced after the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Now let’s first stipulate that no one on this side of civilized society would seriously argu...

 

Clovis' Rizzo could really hit

Today is a good day to remember former Clovis Pioneers second baseman Phil Rizzo. Stay with me here. Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo is front and center in the baseball world. That’s because of his old-school approach as an...

 

Monopolies bad for energy consumers

Tens of thousands of acres scorched by unstoppable wildfires. Thousands of people evacuated from their homes near San Francisco and Los Angeles. Electricity shut off to millions to prevent hurricane-strength Santa Ana winds from downing transmission...

 

Wars shouldn't be a struggle between ourselves

The words weren’t aimed directly at me, but I was recently flummoxed by an unexpected undercurrent of animosity. In an online post, a military veteran refused to confine his anger to people who spit on veterans or ignore veterans. He vented about...

 

Letter to the editor - Nov. 3

Tax increase not a solution Regarding Clovis’ critical water situation: Our city commissioners are correct. We have a problem. But they are going about it the wrong way if they increase our property taxes. They are forcing it down our throats. A...

 

Another viewpoint: Ethics prosecutions awfully partisan

One of the funnest things about living in New Mexico is keeping up with the scandals perpetrated by our elected officials. It’s not just a state: it’s an ongoing Judge Judy episode. According to the Coalition for Integrity (C4I), New Mexico...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 3, 2019

Trump's removal wouldn't be fresh start for GOP

Republican senators will soon be receiving an invitation to tear apart the GOP ahead of the 2020 elections, and they are going to decline to accept it. It’s a trope of pro-impeachment commentary that it should be simple for Republican senators to s...

 

Clovis' Cops and Kids event gears up

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is preparing for its annual “Cops and Kids” Christmas event. The event occurs a few days before Christmas and gives local children a chance to go shopping with an officer or first responder. Each child...

 

Curry County General Election ballot

Curry County General Election Ballot Tuesday Clovis School Board District 3 • Paul S. Cordova Jr. District 4 • Shawn L. Hamilton District 5 • Terry Martin Grady School Board Position 1 • Kathy D. Edwards Position 2 • James Carroll Schell...

 

Roosevelt County General Election ballot

Roosevelt County General Election Ballot Tuesday Portales School Board Position 1 • Rodney O. Savage Position 2 • Inez F. Rodrigeuz Position 5 • David R. Rankin Dora School Board Position 1 • Patrick D. Kircher Position 2 • Andrea L....

 

Our people: ENMU student has plans to be judge

Joseph Gergel, a student at Eastern New Mexico University, once had plans to become an FBI agent. But after becoming fascinated with laws and politics, he's found a new calling. Gergel, from Rio...

 

Keep you posted on the state of my catamarans

I’ve said it before and I know I’ll say it again. Getting older really sucks. I’ve been learning to live with my back problems so it’s just not fair to throw another problem into the mix....

 

Information on overcoming feelings of rejection ahead on show

Information on overcoming feelings of rejection will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Are you more concerned with what others...

 

School menus - Nov. 3

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and Cheese Croissant Lunch — Teriyaki blastars, scalloped potatoes, seasoned green beans, chilled fruit, whole wheat roll, veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stix. Lunch — Popcorn...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 3

Today • Daylight Saving Time ends; turn clocks back one hour   Monday • Elida community flu shot clinic — 8:30-11:30 a.m., Elida Municipal Schools, 103 S. Church St., Elida. Presented by the Roosevelt County Public Health Office. Annual flu...

 

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