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Education a top concern for leaders and legislators

CLOVIS — Education was on the minds of state lawmakers on Tuesday. "Everybody is all for doing everything we can for education," Rep. George Dodge, D-Santa Rosa, said before a group of business and...

 

Mothers charged for failure to comply with truancy laws

CLOVIS — Two Clovis mothers were charged this week with misdemeanor crimes for failure to comply with state truancy laws, according to a news release Tuesday from 9th Judicial District Attorney Andr...

 

Complaints about public figures should be brought to light

In light of the heightened interest both locally and nationally in sexual harassment, it’s simply unacceptable that the director of the New Mexico Legislature’s administrative arm is refusing to release records related to two sexual harassment...

 

Curry approves capital outlay requests

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved their 2018 legislative capital outlay requests and priorities. The requests include $3 million for improvements and renovations...

 

Roosevelt approves accessibility plan

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to prepare county buildings to accommodate disabled visitors. Geographic Information Systems Technician Johnny Montiel presented...

 

Clovis man guilty of fleeing police

CLOVIS — A Clovis man could face more than five years behind bars following a conviction Monday for leading police on a dangerous chase this summer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. A Curry County jury found...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 20

Ongoing • Artist of the month — Art from Sarah Bice will be on exhibit all month at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-762-6359 The events calendar is a daily listing of area events. To place an item on the calendar, call the...

 

Christmas good holiday for outlaws

Christmas is a good holiday for outlaws. No, not for criminals. For outlaws. What? You don’t know the difference? Let me explain why outlaws are not your enemy and why Christmas is a great outlaw...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 20

Today • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Board — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E....

 

Appearances deceiving in politics

A recent poll shows 54 percent of the public believes the Special Counsel has a conflict of interest. Over the years, whenever one hears the phrases, “conflict of interest” or “unlawful command...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 20

Today’s family in need: This grandmother is seeking help providing a Christmas for her 13- and 15-year-old grandchildren. The grandmother has never asked for assistance until now, and she poses a unique situation for the Salvation Army, according...

 

Pages past - Dec. 20

On this date ... 1987: A ribbon-cutting ceremony had marked the opening of the Cinema Four Theater at the North Plains Mall in Clovis. Chamber of Commerce President Hewell Jones and Commonwealth Theater Manager Abby Parrish shared the ribbon-cutting...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Cordney Cooper, 26, probation violation • David Aragon-Sena, 61, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Edwin Carrilio, 23, failure to appear on misdemeanor...

 

Prep basketball: Eunice tops Elida boys

ELIDA — Eunice built a 13-6 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Elida 60-49 on Tuesday night at Elida High School. The Tigers dropped under .500 (4-5) as a result. “They jumped on us early,” Elida head coach Logan Turnbow said. “We...

 

College football: ENMU expects five juco signees

Early national signing day for high school athletes expecting to sign Division I letters of intent is today. Clovis, Portales, Melrose and Texico are not expecting any signees. Though Division II signing day is not until February, Eastern New Mexico...

 

Regis pulls away from ENMU men

PORTALES — Sophomore Christian Little scored 17 points, including a go-ahead layup with 15:27 to play, and the Regis Rangers pulled away in the second half to top Eastern New Mexico 68-61 in the...

 

Clovis routs Portales for third-straight win

PORTALES — While it didn't rain outside in Portales on Tuesday night, it certainly did inside of Ram Athletic Center in a boys basketball rivalry showdown between Clovis and Portales. The Wildcats...

 

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