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Articles from the July 2, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    July 2, 2017

Portales girl survives rabid fox

PORTALES - Rylee Ainsworth is a little shaken, but doing well after a rabid fox bit her on the ankle Thursday morning in her backyard outside Portales. Rylee, who turns 5 next week, is taking rabies...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 2, 2017

Fireworks shows set for Tuesday

Area residents can expect bigger booms at their parks on Tuesday night, according to fireworks event coordinators. "It's pretty amazing how much we are able to fundraise in our community. I like to th...

 

Q&A: Col. Hammons: 'I couldn't be more impressed' with airmen, their families

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - Col. Stewart A. Hammons, the new commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, sat down at a media roundtable Friday. Some highlights from that...

 

NM Department of Ag to hold public hearings

PORTALES — The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will hold public hearings here on Thursday to discuss the adoption and amendment of two rules, according to an NMDA press release. The hearings will be held to propose the repeal and adoption of...

 

Q&A: Gamble on ENMU presidency: 'There's not many regrets'

PORTALES - Steve Gamble retired last week after 16 years as Eastern New Mexico University president. He plans to work 10 hours a week under the direction of new President Jeff Elwell for the next...

 
 By Pages past    News    July 2, 2017

Pages past - July 2

On this date ... 1977: A parade highlighted a week-long Old Fort Days celebration at Fort Sumner. State Tourist Director David Santillanes Jr. was among dignitaries who participated. The final day...

 

Events calendar - July 2

Tuesday • Smoke on the Water — 3 p.m. live music, 9 p.m. fireworks show at Greene Acres Park, Clovis. Information: 575-763-0338 • Fireworks show — 9 p.m. or dark at Portales Softball Complex, Industrial Road. Free admission: Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - July 2

Thurday • Roosevelt County Land Use Committee — 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt County Courthouse commission room. Public Town Hall meetings regarding land use plans. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in north annex of...

 

Water protection most important decision to make

State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn’s decision to require that oil industry applications for water easements on state trust lands be accompanied by hydrological reviews appears a sensible step toward slowing the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer....

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 2, 2017

If you're going to brag, do it loudly

Here are a few behaviors that make me yawn: Humble-bragging If you’ve got something to brag about, say it loud and proud. On the rare occasions I hit the winning three-pointer in noon-time...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    July 2, 2017

Remembering bombs a bit off target

This holiday week seems a good time to remember one of the biggest BOOM! BOOM! boo-boos in our region’s history. The U.S. Army accidentally bombed Boise City, Oklahoma, on July 5, 1943. The...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    July 2, 2017

Every day is a gift; celebrate it

Grief is a fickle beast. It’s a lot like the ocean creeping back during high tide. There’s an ebb and flow; one minute the sea is calm, and the next you’re engulfed. There isn’t a right or...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Voices    July 2, 2017

Yes, John, you deserved the attention

Recently while attending a friend’s memorial service, I had the chance to visit with people I have not seen since I was a child. No one likes a funeral, but they always bring people together. At this particular memorial service we were saying...

 

Our People: Native Clovis mom leads busy life

Bianca Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. She is the daughter of the late Cipriano "Cippy" and Gloria Marez. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1999. She met her husband, Mario Chavez,...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 2, 2017

Best wishes on your next chapter, Dr. Gamble

Lean and lanky, half scarecrow and half history professor, at times it was hard to convince folks who didn’t know him, that unassuming man on campus was actually the university president. Never mind...

 

Accessories make your holiday look

Make your Independence Day holiday fashionable and patriotic with a mix of prints. For the first idea, bring back the maxi dress and add a belt to add a little more chic, like the blue and white...

 

Stitched bookmarks a project on show

Information on how music heals the brain, making bookmarks for literacy, and an in-school nutrition and physical activity program for children will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on...

 

Senior calendar - July 2

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: Closed for holiday Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafts Thurs...

 

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