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Articles from the November 7, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Plane goes down near Texico

TEXICO — It was a downed airplane rather than a locomotive that held up traffic Monday night at the train tracks in Texico, the site of an emergency landing in which none of the occupants were... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Water authority signs off on additions

CLOVIS — With a flourish of pens and a light round of applause among board members, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority signed off on the latest additions to an "incredibly significant" d...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Gone fishin'

OASIS STATE PARK - Good fishing takes patience, sure, but you still need the fundaments. There was a little bit of both at Oasis State Park's 26th annual "Kids Fishin' Clinic" Saturday morning...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 7

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Amazing America” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 7

Today • Clovis Community College board of trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Friday • Curry County Commission special meeting (to canvass election) — 1:30 p.m., Commission Chambers, 417...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Plenty of chances to honor vets

CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico will have several opportunities this week to recognize the sacrifice made by men and women in the military with a week of activities that began Monday night. Multiple...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Judge rules in favor of Roosevelt County

PORTALES — Keith Parrish has lost cases so far in state and federal courts, but the former corrections officer is not done with his claims that he was overworked and undercompensated while employed by Roosevelt County. Late last month a judge...

 

Water contamination town hall set

CLOVIS — A town hall with officials and experts regarding the recent water contamination from Cannon Air Force Base is scheduled for Friday evening in Clovis, according to a news release Tuesday. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Anne... Full story

 

Pages past - Nov. 7

On this date ... 1968: Piggly Wiggly stores were giving away up to $1,000 in their "Post Time At The Races" game, and selling "Revere Ware" cookware at "amazing prices." This week's grocery specials...

 

Opinion: Century later, first Great War not forgotten

Historians estimate more than 115,000 Americans died in the first modern-day Great War we’ve come to call World War I. That casualty list included about 500 in New Mexico; dozens from our part of the state have been identified as killed in action o... Full story

 

Opinion: Immigration isn't a real problem

Emotions are running hot on the topic of immigration these days, both for and against, with most of the current drama surrounding birthright citizenship and migrant caravans. Immigration is a governme...

 

Opinion: Boomers did rock and roll right

SANTA ROSA — If there’s anything the baby boomers did well, it’s music. We rocked. Of course, rock and roll wasn’t born entirely out of our generation. It was the byproduct of all sorts of musical genres, including and especially rhythm and...

 

Opinion: AG's office warns of financial exploitation risk

The Attorney General’s Office is warning women who competed for the Miss New Mexico crown, sash and scholarship that they may be at risk of financial exploitation — a caution that could have national implications. AG Hector Balderas is expected... Full story

 

Opinion: Empathy for others feels better than hate and anger

I have lived in the South my whole life. My father was a descendant of slave owners. My mother’s family was too poor to own slaves, but her ancestors did not oppose slavery. As a grade-school child before integration, all my buddies used the “N...

 

Opinion: Enjoy the present, but look forward to the next step, too

I still remember the feelings I had around this time of year when I was a senior in high school. With only one semester remaining before I’d be going out into the world alone, I felt such a sense of impatience to move to that next part of my life....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 7, 2018

Collector secures Tucumcari neon

TUCUMCARI — Workers on Oct. 25 dismantled and hauled away a 1950s-era neon sign from the Cactus RV Park in Tucumcari after a collector from Albuquerque purchased it. It was the second time in less...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Rams idle after grabbing 4A's No. 2 seed

Portales’ football team is already reaping some rewards for its success. With a four-game winning streak taking them to 7-3 by the end of the regular season, the Rams get a No. 2 seed in the state...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Faith feature: Donations open for Christmas program

CLOVIS — Come Christmas time, a little shoebox can go a long way. Literally. Starting Monday, Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will once again be accepting donations for Operation Christmas Child...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Regional football preview: Elida eyes upset in six-man title tilit

What a way to return to the field. Elida’s football program had been on an eight-year hiatus, but came back as strong as ever this season, earning a No. 2 seed in the state Six-Man playoffs and going 9-1 so far. And Saturday, they’ll carry that...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Business feature: Family business recognized

A third-generation family business with locations in Portales and Clovis was recognized earlier this month by the Parker Center for Family Business as the New Mexico Family Business of the Year. The...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Cats are Cruces-bound

CLOVIS — You can take Clovis High’s football record, good and bad alike, and toss it in the trash. It’s state playoff time. A brand new season. “We were just telling the kids today,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 7, 2018

Shooting tourney raises funds for Oasis

CLOVIS — Where else but the High Plains can a shooting tournament at a gun range raise enough money to sustain a local safe house? Maybe a few other places — but it definitely occurred last...

 

Opinion: Today our eyes focus on a hero

When the United States entered the Great War against Germany in April 1917, Tucumcari’s Isaac Kirkpatrick was attending law school at Valparaiso, Indiana. He withdrew from school immediately and...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Zachary White, 18, out of state fugitive • Michael Bradley, 60, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Isaiah Ulibarri, 23, forgery (make or alter) • Patricia...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Clovis runners hope to snag trophy

CLOVIS — It’s a big week for Clovis High, a week that quite a few athletes in purple have been looking forward to, have aspired to, since August. Today at 3:30 p.m., Clovis’ fifth-seeded boys...

 

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