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Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 3, 2017

Organizers: Day of prayer vital to community health

PORTALES — Though they mentioned the health of the country and the integrity of its leadership, the organizers of the National Day of Prayer in Clovis and Portales found it difficult to specify...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Events calendar - May 3

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Cinco de Mayo. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Activity: Xbox One free play. Information:...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Meetings calendar - May 3

Today • Roosevelt County Commission workshop — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis Community College Board — 8 a.m. in room 512 at CCC. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • Community Awareness...

 

Retrial remains in place for next week

CLOVIS — A retrial for a Clovis man accused of first-degree sexual penetration remains in place for May 11-12. Daniel Bayless, 53, appeared before Ninth Judicial District Judge Fred Van Soelen Tuesday morning with his attorney, Virginia Burrows....

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Portales police blotter - May 3

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 1:39 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block Wiley Cox Circle • 1:51 p.m.: Theft report, 100 block Airport Road • 2:21 p.m.: Theft report, 200 block South Main...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 3, 2017

Release denied for vehicular homicide suspect

PORTALES — A request for release of a Portales man charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, and vehicular homicide was denied Tuesday...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Clovis police blotter - May 3

The following is a sampling of calls by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 7:25 a.m.: Failure to appear, 900 block of Mitchell Street • 9:42 a.m.: Contempt of court, 800 block of Mitchell...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 3, 2017

Render: Open letter to Trump noteworthy

There are many “open letters to Donald Trump” written from such notables as Bill Nye (The Science Guy), consumer advocate and political activist Ralph Nader and astronaut Ron Garan to name a few....

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 3, 2017

McManigcal: City-run range would be misfire

I love libraries, parks and zoos. However, I'm not selfish enough to believe other people should subsidize things I enjoy. For me to force someone to hand over their hard-earned money to pay for...

 

Editorial: Drive-thru worker deserving of reward on Stephens

If they aren’t already in the process, the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and U.S. Marshals Service should give the McDonald’s worker — who identified the man wanted for gunning down a 74-year-old retiree and posting...

 

Pages Past - May 3

May 3 1962: Zeta Tau Alpha national fraternity had initiated 75 new members into Delta Pi chapter at Eastern New Mexico University. Officers installed by the new fraternity were Sandra Ozment, Roswell, as president; Sandra Booker, Birmingham, Alabama...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 3, 2017

Crashed plane destined for Clovis hospital

AMARILLO — An ambulance aircraft heading for Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis Saturday crashed according to the Amarillo Police Department. Rico Air crew members, pilot Robin Nash and flight nurses Misty Nicholson and Scott Riola all died...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 3, 2017

County eyes thin budget for 2017-18

PORTALES — County Manager Amber Hamilton told commissioners Tuesday the best-case scenario for the 2017-18 fiscal year is no capital outlay and lowered gross receipts and oil and gas taxes. After...

 

Lady Rams sweep Ruidoso

PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams began a busy final week of the regular season on Tuesday with a big doubleheader sweep. PHS handed Ruidoso 10-0 and 12-2 losses at Wheeler Park in a battle for the District 4-4A lead. Both teams have three twin...

 

Texico, Portales earn top-two seeds in baseball

CLOVIS — Texico and Portales have earned top-two seeds in their respective classes of the upcoming state baseball tournaments. The Wolverines (22-3) were accorded the top seed in the Class 3A field for the second year in a row after winning last ye...

 

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