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Articles from the May 16, 2013 edition

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Three Greyhounds receive Daktronics team slots

Three Eastern New Mexico University baseball players, the most in program history, were named to the Daktronics All-South Central teams Thursday. Senior Peter Creamer was named to the first team as a designated hitter, while senior outfielder Luis...

 

In a place of joy forever

Our house will be 5O years old in June. I guess you could say we are the antiques of 18th Street. We thought we were building our house in the country. It was just a pasture all around us then. Our boys had lots of room to kick footballs and bat base...

 

Events Calendar - May 17

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Sunday Portales High School baccalaureate — 6 p.m., PHS Auditorium. Information: 356-7000. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5...

 

My Turn - 'Gangster Squad' a story of vigilantism

I like the newly released film "Gangster Squad," which I watched two weekends ago. With all the gunfire and violence, it's probably not one you want to rent for the kids to watch but it makes for a great movie after they've gone to bed. The violence...

 

Seniors reflect on school career

The senior high school students of Dora, Elida, Floyd, Faith Triumphant and Portales will leap into the next phase of their lives when they graduate next week. Here are what some graduates have to say about their last few days in school: Jasi... Full story

 

Student refuses to let disorder hold her back

A person of few words, Sarah Walker's action speaks volumes about her passion to help others. Walker, a special need student at Dora High School, spearheaded her second food drive at Dora schools, collecting 380 pounds of non-perishable goods in...

 

Familiar spot

RIO RANCHO — To an outsider, it looks like the Portales softball team has a penchant for sabotage. The best way to explain the Lady Rams this time of year is as follows: They have a flair for the dramatic, and they take a liking to having to save...

 

Horseracing safety and integrity act to set national standard

Sen. Tom Udall is preparing to take a needed run at cleaning up the horse racing industry by creating a national standard for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in races with interstate simulcast wagering. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety...

 

Using right tool for the job is key

Humans have always created tools to give them more power than would be available with bare hands. Hammers, can openers, computers, and guns are tools. The state — what most people mean when they talk about the government — is also a tool. Any...

 

Police Blotter - May 17

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported: 1:33 a.m.: Residential alarm activation, 1700 block of Bingham Stratton. 6:22 a.m.: Officer requested, 1100 block of Dallas Avenue. 7:47 a.m.: Animal problem, 800...

 

State engineer plans metering of water wells

SANTA FE — Irrigators, municipalities and industry in parts of drought-stricken eastern New Mexico will be required to install meters on their underground wells to measure water use under a plan by the state's top water manager. State Engineer...

 

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