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Events calendar - Jan. 20

Monday • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. symbolic walk & rally — 9 a.m., Potter Memorial Park, Grand and Upsilon St., Clovis. Walk to First Church of God in Christ, 3400 Vinton St., Clovis. Guest speaker: Pastor Robert Grimes, Jr. Information: Joyce...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 20, 2019 

Crowd gathers to honor King

CLOVIS - It was a full house Saturday morning during the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Clovis High School cafeteria, and that wasn't lost on the event's keynote speaker. "This...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 20, 2019 

Still no decision on racino

ALBUQUERQUE - A pro-racino Clovis contingent in Albuquerque on Thursday morning for the New Mexico Racing Commission's first regular meeting of the new year oscillated from expectation to dismay and...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 20

Tuesday • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents special telephonic meeting — 4 p.m., Regents Room, ENMU Administration Building, Portales. Information: 575-562-2121 • Renewal of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Curry and...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 20, 2019 

School board member pleads out

CLOVIS — A local school board member charged in May with inappropriately touching a restaurant employee was sentenced Friday to six months unsupervised probation through a plea agreement, in spite of the employee’s protests. Kyle Snider, 47,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 20, 2019 

Rare lunar eclipse tonight

No matter how you plan to spend your day today, your evening might be well spent looking to the sky. That’s where the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” can be found. Tonight’s astronomical event will be the first total lunar eclipse visible in eastern...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 20, 2019 

Student earns Flight Academy scholarship

CLOVIS - For most people, it costs a lot of money to earn a private pilot's license. That won't be the case for Clovis High School senior Jason Garten. Garten was recently selected as one of 150 Air...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 20, 2019 

Clovis student wins spelling bee

CLOVIS — A particular type of nut likely tasted extra sweet for one Clovis student on Friday. Angel Garcia, a seventh grader at Marshall Middle School, won the Curry County spelling bee after correctly spelling “cashew.” Linda D’Amour, the...

 

Public record - Jan. 20

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Javier James Urteaga Jr., 31, and Jorden Elise Barcus, 26, both of Clovis • Juan Alfaro, 60, and Maria Guadalupe Gomez Mendoza, 60, both of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 20, 2019 

Officials vote to support proposed threat legislation

CLOVIS — After a brief discussion about scope and intent, Clovis city commissioners on Thursday gave their vote of approval to proposed legislation creating larger penalties for large-scale threats like Clovis experienced in 2017. Ninth Judicial...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 20, 2019 

Water authority members discuss plans for pipeline groundbreaking

CLOVIS - It's almost time for a celebration: members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Thursday discussed plans for a groundbreaking ceremony for Finished Water 2, the seven miles...

 

Lawmaker hopes to block 'frivolous' record requests

SANTA FE — Public agencies in New Mexico would have the ability to block the release of public records in certain circumstances — and they could impose higher fees — under legislation proposed in the state Senate. The proposal, Senate Bill...

 

Ballots out to Texico voters in mill levy election

TEXICO — Ballots have been mailed to registered voters of the Texico Municipal School District for the district’s upcoming bond and SB-9 mill levy election. According to a pamphlet prepared by the district, the revenue from the proposed $2 millio...

 

Clovis closing intersection

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is closing the intersection of 14th and Sycamore streets to westbound traffic for at least two weeks, effective 10 a.m. Monday. The closure is for J&H Services of Albuquerque to install pipe for the city’s effluent...

 

School board to consider alternative education proposals

CLOVIS — Two alternative education proposals will come back in front of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education for approval at Tuesday’s meeting. At the board’s Dec. 18 meeting, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Joe Strickland gave...

 

ENMU board of regents cleans up routine business

SANTA FE — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents took care of a routine annual item during its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday in Santa Fe. Jeff Elwell, president of ENMU-Portales and chancellor of the three-college system,...

 

Portales council to consider joint powers agreement with county

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will consider whether or not to terminate a joint powers agreement with Roosevelt County during Tuesday’s meeting. Portales City Manager Sammy Standefer said currently the Portales Police Department is housed...

 

Pages past - Jan. 20

On this date ... 1969: Eastern New Mexico University's nationally recognized basketball team was fresh off an 83-73 win over the University of Albuquerque Dons. ENMU's Greg Hyder scored 28 points,...

 

Sunday reader: Giving families peace of mind

FALFURRIAS, Texas - The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town's cemetery. The volunteers were here to help...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 20, 2019 

Court upholds attorney's suspension

SANTA FE — In an occasionally blistering 27-page opinion filed Thursday, the Supreme Court of New Mexico adopted findings last year from the disciplinary board ordering the indefinite suspension of Portales attorney Eric Dixon’s law license. The...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Victoria Lee, 71, driving under the influence of liquor, open container (drink) • Curtis Rittenhouse, 24, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles • Robert...

 

Local funeral services (Updated Jan. 21)

Services Jan. 23 • Kathy Hall, 90, 1 p.m., Portales Cemetery • Nena Joyce Stratton, 87, 10 a.m., Central Christian Church, Portales Jan. 24 • Maria Socorro "Sukie" Chavez, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady... Full story

 

Events calendar - Jan. 16

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

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 16, 2019

Jail escapee gets almost 20 years

CLOVIS - Victor Apodaca spoke through tears Monday while "begging for mercy" from Judge Drew Tatum in a sentencing hearing on charges from a short-lived jail escape this summer. "I'm sorry for...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 16

Today • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 2 p.m., Hacienda Room, Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Information: 575-562-2121 • City of Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m., Clovis City Hall small conference room,...

 

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