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Articles from the December 7, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    December 7, 2017

Ex-deputy reaches plea deal

CLOVIS — A former Curry County sheriff's deputy - whose activities led prosecutors to dismiss dozens of unrelated criminal cases - pleaded no contest Wednesday to tampering with public records.... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 7, 2017

CCC board moves toward energy improvements

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday took two big steps toward beginning work for the college’s long-awaited energy performance improvements. The board unanimously approved a contract agreement with Siemens...

 

Portales officials approve short capital wish list

PORTALES — Less is more when it comes to capital outlay requests, the Portales City Council decided on Tuesday. Councilors approved a four-item wish list: • $395,000 for wellfield improvements, • $175,000 for water circulation upgrades, ...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 7, 2017

City to recognize emergency services

CLOVIS — In back-to-back presentations, Clovis city commissioners tonight will recognize the Clovis Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department for its performance in the August library shooting...

 

Clovis man gets 10 years for identity theft

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison following his no-contest plea June 2 to 17 counts of identity theft and four counts of criminal damage to property, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 7

Today’s family in need: These grandparents are raising their grandchildren. The mother of the three children, ages 5, 10, and 12, continually leaves them in the care of their grandparents. “The grandmother is currently trying to get custody of...

 

Holiday concert a feast for your ears

As Eastern New Mexico University presents its annual gift to our community in tonight’s 7 p.m. Holiday Concert at the Campus Union Ballroom, at least four music students are lacing on their running...

 

Music in the air at Clovis schools

What makes the music programs in the Clovis Municipal Schools so successful? Many factors could be identified as contributing to our remarkable successes over the years. One that stands out...

 

Pages past - Dec. 7

On this date ... 1977: Evelyn Chambers of Portales had won the "adults over age 24" division of the State Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool competition held in Roswell. Janette Ward of Clovis captured the...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Jose Corral, 33, larceny (over $250) • Anthony Sena, 36, failure to pay fines • Steven Guzman, 46, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Ramiro Luebano, 32, failure to...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 7

Today • Noises Off — 7 p.m. play at Clovis Community College. Admission: $10 general, $7 seniors/students/military with ID. Information: 575-769-4031 • Free family movie night — 6 p.m. at Yam Theater. Movie: “Polar Express.” Admission:...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 7

Today • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in north annex at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Portales School Board — 6 p.m. at L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 South Abilene. Information: 575-356-7000...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 7, 2017

Practice makes perfect

PORTALES — Basketball legend Allen Iverson once mocked a reporter’s question about practice by saying, “We talkin’ about practice, man. Not a game, practice.” For the Portales boys basketball team, however, practice made perfect in the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 7, 2017

Teams to battle for top spot

ELIDA — Sixteen teams will compete in this weekend’s Elida Tiger Invitational Basketball Tournament, which runs today through Saturday. Eight boys and eight girls teams will compete to win their respective brackets, in what is considered to be...

 

Clovis teams split

LOVINGTON — Clovis' girls basketball team played great defense, holding Lovington to single digits in each of the first three quarters, and came away from Tuesday night's road game with a 46-26...

 

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