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Articles from the June 4, 2017 edition

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Our People: Developing strong women

Emily French was born and raised in Thornton, Colorado. She has lived in Clovis since 2013. She enjoys various types of art and technology, spending time with her husband, her dogs and watching movies...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 4, 2017

Breaking in a glove takes a lot of sitting time

True fans of baseball will tell you it’s a rite of passage — breaking in your first baseball glove. It was a big deal when I was a kid. The glove I tried out for Pee Wee League baseball in...

 

Retro jellies back in style

Breathable footwear is essential for summer and that's why we love shopping the latest shoe fashions. But some of the latest trends may either get you excited to try something new or find yourself...

 

Upcycling tips on coming show

Information on restoring vintage furniture and problems facing pediatric dental patients will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All time...

 

Senior calendar - June 4

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Events calendar - June 4

Today • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Fiesta — Noon-6 p.m. at the church, Clovis. San Jose Church in Texico will also be celebrating. Information: 575-763-4445 Monday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6....

 

Meetings calendar - June 4

Monday • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m. at Civic Center, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Public hearing — 10 a.m.-noon at...

 

Pages past - June 4

On this date ... 1972: The “second annual edition of Clovis’ revived Pioneer Days celebration” was preparing to kick off a three-day weekend run. Three rodeo performances were scheduled, along with a Saturday morning parade, “followed by a...

 

Letter to the Editor: Griffin, Water great fits for ISIS

Here’s a short note to Kathy Griffin in reply to her “beheading” photo. Dear Miss Un-American, After seeing your beheading of Trump picture, I have a serious suggestion for you to consider. Why not join ISIS as a non-combatant? You don’t...

 

NATO, Merkel's feathers needed good ruffling

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, unhappy with President Donald Trump after last month’s meetings, declared last Sunday that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” That’s good news for American taxpayers, the world and Trump....

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    June 4, 2017

Wacky week worries writer

It’s been one of those weird and wacky weeks of news, both locally and nationally. Let’s take a few minutes to recap some of those happenings and put them in perspective: • Kathy Griffin made a... Full story

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    June 4, 2017

Southern history belongs in museum

Confederate flags do flutter in Portales. At least two stores — appealing to Johnny Rebels Without a Cause for Self-Esteem — display them. On Memorial Day, several waved at the Confederate... Full story

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    June 4, 2017

No - let's not shrug off the slur

A man came to our newspaper office on Wednesday to renew his subscription. He didn’t seem to like the paper, so it’s difficult to understand why he wanted to continue reading it, but old habits... Full story

 
 By Patricia Dobson    Voices    June 4, 2017

Favorite teachers listened with ears and hearts

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with editors. I’m a firm believer in the saying that a good editor will elevate your work, and a bad editor might destroy your (and/or the) work. I think the same may be said of teachers. I’ve been...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 4, 2017

Restored funding relief for college heads

Funding for higher education in New Mexico has been restored after a brief political battle in Santa Fe, much to the relief of local university administrators. Gov. Susana Martinez on May 26 signed House Bill 1, appropriating $745 million to higher...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 4, 2017

ENMU bids farewell to retiring president

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's board of regents officially said goodbye Saturday to retiring university President Steven Gamble. Gamble received an inscribed Nambe bowl and president eme...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 4, 2017

Planning and Zoning revamp continues

CLOVIS — City officials are reviewing Clovis’ planning and zoning codes for the first time in 21 years. The mission: Make codes more “flexible,” Zoning Officer and Commissioner Louis Gordon said. “With the old code, we are starting to see...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 4, 2017

Officer jailed

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County Detention Center officer was arrested Saturday morning, charged with smuggling drugs into the jail. Officials expect to make more arrests as the investigation...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 4, 2017

Jam-packed Saturday

CLOVIS — Food, fun, face painting and other festivities overwhelmed Clovis on Saturday — most of it completed despite heavy rains that dropped nearly half an inch on the city mid-afternoon. The an...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 4, 2017

Q&A: Rep. Steve Pearce tests water for 2018 run for governor

CLOVIS — Steve Pearce, Republican representative for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, was in the region Wednesday morning to discuss jobs, immigration and health care. He said he was also here to gauge public feedback on his prospect of...

 

Agribusiness owner killed in copter crash

Don Oppliger, one of the region’s largest agribusiness operators, has been killed in a helicopter crash in Castro County, Texas. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said Oppliger was piloting the helicopter and was its only occupant. One of...

 

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