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Sunglasses essential for summer

One essential item in summer accessories is sunglasses. No matter where you go or what you’re doing, there's a pair that will complete even the most understated outfit. The many styles, colors and...

 

Senior calendar - June 11

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. business meeting, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5...

 

On the shelves - June 11

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Camp Sunset by the Editors of Sunset Magazine contains everything needed to boost your outdoor skills to the next level - build a fire, take nature photos like a pro, whip up...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 11, 2017

Marriage has been a blessing

I’ve been a very blessed man for the last 35 years. That blessing began on June 12, 1982, when I got married to the most wonderful woman in the world. This week we’ll celebrate a love that has...

 

Jewelry designs on upcoming show

Information on using silicone putty, Tai Chi and making 3-dimensional dolls for scrapbooks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 11, 2017

It's pageant week in Portales

PORTALES — Miss New Mexico Scholarship Pageant Director Greg Smith said preparations for the 2017 pageant have been going wonderfully, despite recent controversy with last year's pageant winners....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 11, 2017

Heritage Days are here again

PORTALES — Classic cars are as much a part of Roosevelt County's heritage as covered wagons, according to Heritage Days Car Show chairman Donny Massey. Massey said people can always expect a...

 

Events calendar - June 11

Monday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: Zoetropes. Information: 575-356-3940 • Produce to the People — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Portales Memorial Building. Please bring your own bags. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - June 11

Wednesday • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis MainStreet — 8:15 a.m. at 418 N. Main Street. Information: 575-309-8370 • ENMWUA — 1 p.m. at Memorial Building,...

 

Pages past - June 11

On this date ... 1972: A Clovis man drowned at a lake near Fort Sumner. Harold Dow Jr., 20, "was pulled from 12 to 14 feet of murky lake water" at Alamogordo Lake north of Fort Sumner. He was rushed to a Fort Sumner hospital but died soon after...

 

Audits of tax revenues need not be partisan

Imagine the impact on your personal finances if your monthly income fluctuated by double-digit percentages from month to month, even though you worked the same hours every week at the same rate of pay. That’s precisely what happens to New Mexico mu...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    June 11, 2017

Certain qualities make best humans

On Friday morning I boarded an eight-seat Boutique Air prop plane out of Clovis for DFW for Saturday night’s ZZ Top/Jimmy Buffett concert in Frisco, Texas. Although I wrote this before the concert,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 11, 2017

Opioid problem won't wait much longer

Because it was $150 cheaper, I booked a 6 a.m. flight out of Albuquerque a few years ago. Problem was I couldn’t escape a local commitment the eve of the flight, and I instead departed after midnight. I made great time and had more than two hours...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    June 11, 2017

'Best of' contest spotlights biz stars

Bet you’ve got a name of your favorite auto mechanic. Guessing you also have a favorite place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wagering, too, there’re favorite places you enjoy shopping —...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    June 11, 2017

Lottery Scholarship program needs more transparency

New Mexico’s Higher Education Department recently announced that New Mexico’s Lottery Scholarship will cover an average of “only” 60 percent of qualifying students’ tuition at New Mexico...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 11, 2017

Teams come together to fight cancer

CLOVIS - What this year's Relay for Life may have lacked in turnout was made up for by the energy and enthusiasm of its attendees, braving the beating Saturday sun to walk, run and stand together in t...

 

Man flown to Lubbock after train collision

FARWELL — A man hit by a train at the Texas-New Mexico line on Saturday night has been flown to a Lubbock hospital for treatment of his injuries, law officers said. The incident happened about 10 p.m. Texas time at the crossing that separates...

 

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