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Articles from the November 24, 2019 edition

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Police seeking suspect in shooting

CLOVIS — A 28-year-old man is dead and police are searching for his alleged killer after a shooting Friday night. Clovis police said William Romero, 28, was found dead when they responded to a shots-fired call about 10:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of...

 

Wind farm focus at luncheon

PORTALES — By the end of 2020, Roosevelt County is expected to be home to New Mexico’s largest wind farm. Sagamore Wind Farm officially broke ground Monday. Representatives from Xcel energy on Thursday spent an hour explaining the process of cons...

 

Gallantry in combat

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - Cody Smith had been in the audience at numerous awards ceremonies, hoping he could live up to the examples of those with whom he'd served. "Coming through the training...

 

CCC board approves house renovation

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees still ended up paying six figures to make necessary renovations to its presidential residence in preparation for its new president. But the trustees were much more comfortable with the price t...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 24

Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Dec. 2 • Civic Center Policy Committee — 2 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 8...

 

DA weighs in on criminalizing threats of mass violence

Whether it comes in person, on a phone call, through a text or in a social media post, the threat of mass violence can create fear and disruption. Clovis residents were made keenly aware of such following the 2017 Clovis library shooting. District...

 

Shooting victim dreamed of piloting

CLOVIS - Friends described him as a devoutly religious, but private man, with a dream of someday becoming a pilot. Jahmall Burge, 36, also had a love of fast vehicles and racing. "He was not afraid...

 

Texico school board member charged with DWI

Texico School Board member Clifford Clay Franklin was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to yield following a car crash at U.S. 60/84 and State Road 467. Franklin, 40, was taken into custody for the two...

 

Public record - Nov. 24

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Santiago Roland Sandoval Jr., 24, and Melaya Marie Flores, 25, both of Clovis • Miguel Galvan, 32, and Cynthia Marie Delgado, 34, both of Clovis ...

 

After $75 million, it's too late to back out of water project

Curry County commissioners decided last week to withdraw from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. Of course it’s complicated, but mostly it feels like another example of why you can’t trust government. Government doesn’t even trust...

 

Good at knowing when to tune in

Whatever bad timing I’ve had in other facets of life, I’ve always been good for catching historic sports moments. My junior year of high school, I got home from a family trip that coincided with an NBA playoff game. The TV, tuned to NBC when I...

 

Trump accusations small potatoes

“Laws are like sausages,” Otto von Bismarck supposedly said. “It is better not to see them being made.” Suffering through far too many hours of the House impeachment reminded me of the truth of that political quip. Making laws is a dirty,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 24, 2019

Republicans finding firmer ground to fight

On the substance, Democrats have won the first two weeks of the impeachment hearings by TKO. Not that it’s required much exertion. The facts have been in their favor, especially considering the ground that congressional Republicans have tried to...

 

Letters to the editor - Nov. 24

Commissioners only care about money Regarding Curry County’s decision to withdraw from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority: Curry County Commissioner Chet Spear got it right when he said, “This is not personal; it’s business.” And...

 

Another viewpoint: Show of sportsmanship lesson for parents

Jerrick Maldonado of Clovis won the state 5A cross country championship earlier this month, holding off a late charge by Triston Charles of Piedra Vista at the finish line. At least that’s according to the computer chips placed in the shoes of the...

 

Taking a moment to express my gratitude

With festive turkey-based feasts fast approaching, and having just re-watched a classic Thanksgiving-themed Steve Martin video, I thought it appropriate that I share a few of the things for which I am thankful. I apologize if the list is too...

 

Clovis sends back funding request

CLOVIS — City commissioners expressed support for small businesses Thursday night, but held firm on current restrictions for just how those businesses can obtain public economic development dollars. The commission, by an 8-0 vote, sent a request...

 

Board discusses middle school STEM curriculum

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education went swiftly through its agenda, handling all of its matters in just 20 minutes Tuesday night. Among the items discussed was introduction of a middle school STEM (science, technology,...

 

Life without my glasses has been weird

Here are a few signs that your cataracts might be progressing faster than you thought. 1. You’ve increased the font size on your computer and mobile devices so much you never get a full sentence on...

 

Mood boards, quilting tips ahead on show

Information on creating mood boards, quilting tips and techniques, and using candy melts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

School menus - Nov. 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Corn dog, seasoned corn, mini carrots, ranch dressing, fresh apple, veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni's. Lunch —BBQ porky rib on a bun, baked french fries, cole...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 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....

 

Portales fire chief turns over ax

PORTALES — After 21 years serving the city, Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols turned over his ax to newly appointed Chief Timothy J. Cathey during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Nuckols will be retiring next month and said he is looking forward...

 

On the shelves - Nov. 24

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Full Throttle Stories” by Joe Hill: Hill presents a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets,...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 24

Today • Enchilada lunch — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., cafeteria, Dora Consolidated School, 100 School St., Dora. Fundraiser for the DHS Business Professionals of America. No set fee; donations welcome. • Freshman Showcase — 2 p.m., Studio Theater,...

 

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