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Sat
10
Feb

Littlefield fixing sanitation department issue

By JOE GONZALES

Thursday, during a special Littlefield City Council meeting, city officials approved a plan to address the equipment issues with landfill and residential collection.

And for this plan to happen, they voted to purchase $500,000 worth of sanitation equipment.

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Wed
07
Feb

Hospital Board meets with commissioners

By JOE GONZALES

 

Wed
07
Feb

Fire crews battle blaze at Tolk Station

Wes Reeves, Media Relations for Xcel Energy said Monday around 5:30 p.m., a power transformer on one of the two generating units at Tolk Station caught fire, creating a large plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles around. Reeves said no one was injured, and the fire was contained to the transformer itself.

The rest of the plant was not damaged, at least on first inspection, and there were no associated power outages. The transformer is a key component of the generating system, and it takes the power from the generator and increases its voltage so it can be sent out on the transmission network. Xcel Energy officials identified a fault that triggered the fire, but don’t have enough information at this point to say what caused the fault.

 

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Wed
07
Feb

ALL-REGION

ALL-REGION – Littlefield High School All-Region are: (from left to right, bottom row) Savannah Roque, Amanda Wright, Kaelynn Madrigal, Andrea Ramon, Sterling Martinez, Jennifer Yanez, Anahi Orodonez, Jonathan Rangel, Row Marcus Hinojos, Jenna Miles, Coldon Land, Veronica Torres, Angel Rangel, Valerie Tarwater, Deya Palma, Sarah Stofel, Jonathan Scroggins, Aydin Lucero, Sergio Savala and Gavin Kime.

 

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Sat
03
Feb

UIL realignments announced for county’s school districts

By DEREK LOPEZ

 

The speculation is over, as the 2018-2020 realignments for Texas High School football, basketball and volleyball have been announced. District 3A Division I Region I District II, which previously included Littlefield, Friona, Shallowater, Muleshoe, River Road and Slaton, will drop Friona and pick up Bushland, which moved down from class 4A

. “We didn’t speculate a whole lot, we had it pegged; we knew we were going to lose Friona because of their numbers and knew we were going to gain Bushland because of theirs,”Littlefield Head Coach Brent Green said. “When you look at the geographic of the whole thing, it just makes sense that Bushland would be the one to replace Friona and then the rest of our district stayed intact. We were also able to solve some travel problems in our schedule by replacing Pampa with Snyder and then locked down Abernathy instead of making that trip to Stratford.

 

 

Sat
03
Feb

Former Leader-News writer recently publishes new book

Nilah Rodgers joined the staff of the Lamb County Leader-News in Littlefield in the 1970’s when she wrote feature stories and covered the county courthouse trials and news. Recently, Rodgers has had a book published, “Home to Hidden Springs.” She started freelancing for magazines after she sold the first article she wrote to Progressive Farmer, and the magazine asked for permission to include her short humorous story in a hardback copy of AGRICULTURAL CLASSICS that featured stories by Thomas Carlyle and George Washington.

 

A subscriber to Reader’s Digest, she liked the “Drama in Real Life” in each issue which included a notice Reader’s Digest paid $2,500 for each acceptance. Nilah read a newspaper article about a helicopter crash in south Texas, drove to the area, interviewed the man who saved the pilot’s life, wrote the story, mailed it and a few days later got an acceptance.

 

 

Wed
31
Jan

Earth and Springlake exhib

By JOELLA LOVVORN

 

Winners of the 2018 Earth- Springlake Livestock Show were selected Thursday, Jan. 25, and several awards, including the showmanship awards, along with the auction sale, were done Saturday. There were 72 animals shown for the judges by the youngsters. Included were 11 heifers, eight steers,

 

12 goats, four lambs, and 37 barrows. The grand champion and reserve grand champion animals were selected in a drive from the breed champions and reserve breed champions of every division class.

 

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Wed
31
Jan

JodeyArrington visits Sudan Fire/EMS station

Last week, Congressman Jodey Arrington made a stop in Sudan, and visited with the Sudan Fire/ EMS, and also toured their Fire/ EMS station.

 

During the tour, SFD/EMS officers discussed the successes of the Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the current challenges faced by rural volunteer departments. Arrington was asked about any kind of assistance they, and others around the area could receive to help them get some grants from the Federal Government.

 

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Wed
31
Jan

Lottie Spencer seeking re-election for District 1

Lottie Spencer, current Mayor Pro-Tem and Councilwoman of District 1 for the City of Littlefield, is asking to be reelected. “There are many important things to get done, and I’m very passionate about my city,” said Spencer. “I have accomplished a lot for the city, and want to continue with our vision for Littlefield.”

 

Spencer believes her long-history of working for the community of Littlefield, which includes being elected as the Texas Municipal League (TML) 2nd Vice President of Region 3, which consists of 23 counties in the State of Texas

 

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Sat
27
Jan

City Council candidate threatens to file lawsuit against City of Littlefield

By JOE GONZALES

 

Tuesday night, the City of Littlefield held a regular city council meeting. Although, once the public hearing began in regards to the dangerous building located at 204- 210 Phelps Ave., the meeting quickly turned. Al Olmstead, who is running against current Littlefield Councilwomen Lottie Spencer for the District 1 council seat, took to the podium and lashed out at council members. Before Olmstead threatened the city with a lawsuit if they decided to demolish the property, City Manager Mitch Grant gave the council a power point presentation that showed city council members the danger the building poses.

 

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