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Officials unable to locate $8,250

PORTALES — Officials investigating $8,250 missing from a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office evidence locker have no specific suspects. A New Mexico State Police investigation showed the money, first reported missing in January, could have been...

 

Never too early to start tax preparations

The end of the year is only a few days away, which means tax season is right around the corner. There are still a few things you can do to optimize your 2019 tax return before the year is out and plenty to keep in mind when you go on to file next yea...

 

Mayor not yet decided on another run

While the presidential election will hog the spotlight in 2020, local elections are first up, starting with signup day Jan. 7. Clovis Mayor David Lansford said he’s not yet decided whether to seek another four-year term. “It’s a decision that...

 

Headstones vandalized in Clovis

CLOVIS - Frank Urioste visited Clovis' Mission Garden of Memories on Friday to pay respects. What he saw there was anything but respectful. Vandals had damaged nearly a dozen headstones. "We bury our...

 

Rain, tornado warning hit area on Friday

It didn’t feel like spring, but eastern New Mexico experienced day-long showers and even a tornado warning on Friday. The National Weather Service did not confirm an actual tornado, but it did issue a tornado warning for the Ranchvale area...

 

Curry to consider jail camera issue

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will spend its last meeting of the year looking at a change order on Curry County Adult Detention Center construction in regard to additional cameras. The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Curry...

 

Insurance request on Clovis city agenda

CLOVIS — The final Clovis City Commission meeting of 2019 could be its shortest. The 5:15 p.m. Monday meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library has one item on the agenda — a request to bind property and liability with...

 

Pages past - Dec. 29

On this date ... 1974: New Mexico State Police statistics showed violent crime was rising rapidly across the state. Reports of murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery went up 81 percent from 1969 to 1973. One of the major crimes occurred every...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 29

Monday • Curry County Commission special meeting — 2:30 p.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: Tanya Henderson at 575-763-6016 • Clovis City Commission special meeting — 5:15...

 

Jail log - Dec. 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Brandon Chavez, 41, receiving stolen property, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles ∞ John Viscaino, 45, probation violation ∞ Lisa Morillo, 55, aggravated...

 

Honors - Dec. 29

Galvan Elizabeth Frances Galvan of Muleshoe has been named to the Dean's List for the 2019 fall semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the ASU Dean's List, full-time undergraduate students must maintain at least...

 

Facebook makes right call on privacy

U.S. Attorney General William Barr wants Facebook to give law enforcement “back door” access to its messaging services. Facebook officials have made it clear they have no intention of doing so. That’s the way it should be. Protecting user...

 

This year, resolving to read more

As this is the last time I’m tasked to write a column for the year, it’s time to go into the familiar territory of the question we ask ourselves after every Christmas. What do we resolve to do better in the upcoming year. I have questions for...

 

Keep partisan politics out of holidays

What a great holiday season it is. Know why? Congress is on vacation, which means all the rest of us get a break from politics. We’re in the middle of what amounts to a national Christmas ceasefire in our never-ending, 24/7 political civil war....

 

Reality: Coal is safe, clean and reliable

President Trump is getting coal in his stocking this year, but not for being naughty. Rather, as a sign of the “beautiful, clean” fuel that is a key part of our nation’s energy story that has produced a record-breaking economy alongside world-l...

 

Letter to the editor - Dec. 29

Community members should be commended for wreaths project I very much enjoyed reading about the Wreaths Across America project in the Dec. 15 paper. Karen Alexander has worked countless hours over several years to make this happen for our community....

 

Women's rights reckoning on its way

Donald Trump loves to buy himself expensive presents: golf courses, beauty pageants, U.S. senators. But there’s one gift he won’t be rushing to open this holiday season. A day of reckoning for women’s rights is coming that he set in motion...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 29, 2019

Background music of the holiday season artists' gift to us

The great performer Bing Crosby reached the height of his stardom about 80 years ago, but every Christmas season he makes a triumphant return to American radio and malls and other public places. American tastes have drastically changed over the...

 

Our people: Student's focus on wellness

Rhiannon Barela is a graduate student at Eastern New Mexico University in the College of Business. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and plans to be a first-generation master's graduate in...

 

Willing to overlook a lot for a good horse opera

I love Westerns, both movie and television. They’re the ultimate in escapism if you ask me. I drive my wife crazy telling her the inaccuracies I see in movies and television, but I’m pretty...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 29

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. canasta, 1p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night, Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

Events calendar - Dec. 29

Monday • Stitch Addicts stitch group — 6:30-7:45 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687   Tuesday • New Year Thanksgiving Mass — Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 N. Davis, Clovis. 11 p.m. Holy Hour;...

 

What's Happening: Dec. 29

Volleyball season will begin Jan. 6 Registration ends Friday for men’s and women’s volleyball leagues. The women’s league will play Mondays and Tuesdays, while the men’s league will play Wednesdays beginning Jan. 6. Fees are $150 per...

 

Portales girls reach Littlefield title game

LITTLEFIELD — The Portales Lady Rams advanced to the finals of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic with a pair of wins on Friday, defeating Crosbyton 61-36 in a quarterfinal matchup and slipping past Denver City 38-36 in the semifinals. The Lady Rams...

 

PHS boys make way to third-place game

LITTLEFIELD — Two last-second tries came up short, and the Portales High boys basketball team found itself playing for third place on Saturday night in Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. With the 55-53, double-overtime loss to Nazareth in Friday...

 

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