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Education digest - March 20

Purple Pride honorees named CLOVIS — Honorees have been named for this year’s Purple Pride Hall of Honor induction and banquet. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 11 at the Clovis Civic Center. The annual ceremony is an effort of the Clovis...

 

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On this date ... 1969: Mrs. Virginia Torgeson was teaching a series of bridge classes, for beginners and intermediate players. Daytime and evening classes were scheduled in Clovis. “Bridge is fun and a grand way to make new friends,” a...

 

Country musician to perform

CLOVIS — A rising “red dirt” country musician makes his debut in the Land of Enchantment with a concert this weekend in Clovis. Hayden Haddock, 19, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University during the week and a rustic-roots singer-songwriter by...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 20, 2019

Grady schools adopts new tobacco policy

GRADY — The Grady Municipal Schools formally adopted a new tobacco policy during Monday night’s school board meeting, joining seven other school districts around the state to meet the Department...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 20, 2019

Racino license once again on commission agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission again has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its regular meeting Thursday in Albuquerque. But with a lawsuit due in an Albuquerque courtroom in about two weeks from a license applicant, it...

 

The Legislature's accomplishments at a glance

Legislators passed bills with wide-ranging implications for New Mexico’s future. What they did: The 2019 legislative session was one of the busiest in recent state history. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has until April 5 to act on bills passed...

 

Marijuana added to 2020 agenda

SANTA FE — Lawmakers can expect to take up a proposal next year to make New Mexico the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she will add the issue to the agenda of the 2020 legislative...

 

Jail logs - March 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Rita Lopez, 38, probation violation • Johnathan Cruz, 28, possession of a deadly weapon or explosive by a prisoner • Leroy Romero, 26, receiving/transferring stolen...

 

Region under t-storm watch until 9 p.m.

Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Friday. The National Weather Service at 2:42 p.m. reported Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 10 miles north of Melrose, moving northeast at 40 mph.... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 17, 2019

WindsDay to remember

The windy season is upon us. Sustained 50-mph winds, with gusts near 80 mph, blew across the region on Wednesday, creating widespread outages and property damage. A power company lineman was killed wh...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 17, 2019

Local lawmakers take stock of session

SANTA FE — If we didn’t know 60 days ago, we know now: New Mexico is under Democrat control. “I feel like the state of New Mexico turned left,” Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, said as the state Legislature wrapped up its annual session on...

 

Meetings calendar - March 17

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 17, 2019

New company reaches out to golfers

CLOVIS — New operators of Clovis’ Colonial Park Golf Course touted an impressive list of credentials during a Tuesday meet-and-greet, with a management company the National Golf Foundation named as one of golf’s top 100 businesses. But...

 

Pages past - March 17

On this date ... 1969: Hundreds of fans had welcomed home the NAIA basketball champions to Portales. Eastern New Mexico University, seeded 12th in the 32-team field, won its first and only national basketball championship, 99-76, on March 15. The...

 

Curry to consider road closure

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is expected to consider the closure of 2.28 miles of Curry Road 6 during Tuesday’s meeting. Road viewers who met Wednesday recommended the road be closed and a yield sign be placed at the intersection of CR 5...

 

Roosevelt set to discuss financial matters

PORTALES — A trio of financial matters make up most of the agenda for Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, with the commission expected to hold a board finance meeting with Treasurer Layle Sanchez before providing her direction...

 

Portales loan agreement to go before council

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ annual loan agreement with the National Museum of the Air Force will go before the city council at Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the city has hosted the F-111 jet displayed just north of...

 

Clovis school board to talk changing calendar

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss moving from a 260-day calendar to a 238-day calendar for 12-month employees. Superintendent Jody Balch said the change would not affect any employee salaries, it...

 

Jail logs - March 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Jose Sena, 44, probation violation • Eugene Foster, 42, failure to pay fines • Josette Anaya, 37, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • James Sanchez, 32, poss...

 

Minimum wage proposal heads to governor

SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers are sending Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham a proposal that would raise the statewide minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. It’s the product of a late-night agreement struck in the final days of the legislative...

 

Lawmakers reject anti-abortion law repeal

SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have repealed the state’s 1969 anti-abortion law — an issue that emerged as one of the most emotional of the session. The legislation, backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Gris...

 

Income tax hike proposal wins approval at eleventh hour

SANTA FE — A proposal to raise income taxes on high-earning New Mexicans — as part of a broader tax package — won approval in the final minutes of the 2019 legislative session. The last day also included final passage of legislation for a new...

 

Governor urged to veto parole bill

Darci Pierce in 1987 kidnapped a woman who was 8 months pregnant. She drove her to a remote area in the East Mountains where she strangled her, cut out her baby with a key, then tried to pass the baby off as her own. Frank Martinez and two other men...

 

Events calendar - March 17

Today • St. Patrick’s Day • The Hard Road Trio and Travis Erwin in concert — Floyd United Methodist Church, 1536 NM 267, Floyd. Performing in workshop service at 9 a.m.; potluck lunch at 10:30 a.m.; concert from 2-4 p.m. All events free and o...

 

Seven selected to Clovis High Hall of Honor

Bubba Jennings, a former Naismith Award winner and college basketball standout, was among inductees announced Monday to the Clovis High School 2019 Hall of Honor. Jennings, a 1980 CHS grad, played four seasons at Texas Tech University where he was...

 

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