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Articles from the July 9, 2017 edition

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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 9, 2017

Learned to swim and then some in arid desert

Growing up in arid eastern New Mexico, it’s a wonder I ever learned to swim — but I did. I even learned to SCUBA dive in Portales. We didn’t get to the city swimming pool too much until I moved...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 9, 2017

How do you beat the heat?

PORTALES - With the temperature staying consistently over 90 degrees this summer, the heat is here and it is not going anywhere. But there are several ways to beat the heat. Here are some of those...

 

Creative trends for great nails

The newest nail trends for this year and 2018 were covered by Harper's Bazaar magazine in June. The magazine revealed what, when and where they reviewed the latest trends. From runway to street...

 

Author talks about dating after divorce

Information on sculpting yeast dough, working with embossing folders, and making Treat Pops 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    July 9, 2017

Former Cannon commander dies

Upon meeting him, a person might never guess Lt. Gen. Donald Peterson was a high-ranking Air Force officer who commanded his own base. "He was a three-star general, but you would never know it....

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 9, 2017

Training, 'courage and teamwork'

CLOVIS — It didn’t take long for first responders to locate the child drowning on July 4 at Hillcrest Park and bring him to an ambulance. For Clovis Police officer Brian Wanzor, one of the first to pull 12-year-old Gevion Lewis from the murky...

 

Q&A: ENMU's 10th president talks plans, priorities

Eastern New Mexico University's 10th president is on the job. "It's been great meeting the people who work at the university, people in the community," said Jeff Elwell, who worked his last day as the...

 

Events calendar - July 9

Monday • Movie Monday — 12:45 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Movie: “Pets.” Information: 575-769-7840 • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Marker Bots. Information: 575-356-3940 Tuesday • Budding...

 

Meetings calendar - July 9

Monday • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 11:30 a.m. special telephonic meeting. Information: 575-562-1011 • Portales Municipal Schools Board — 6 p.m. in board room at L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices. Information:...

 

Clovis PD honors officers

The Clovis Police Department honored some of its own in a small awards ceremony Friday afternoon, according to CPD Captain Roman Romero. Sgt. Dagoberto “Dago” Rodriguez received two life-saving medals: one for his actions during contact with a...

 

Pages past - July 9

On this date ... 1967: The Walgreen Agency at 318 Main in Clovis promoted itself as the city's "Discount drug store." A 100-count bottle of Bayer Aspirin cost 49 cents. Tussy's lipstick was two for...

 

UNM athletics needs to play by budget rules

Whether by design or happenstance, the University of New Mexico’s Athletic Department — which operates on an annual budget of roughly $33 million, but owes the university about $4.4 million — has not undergone a comprehensive audit by UNM’s...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 9, 2017

College essay as true now as ever

While recently going through a treasure/trash trove of my youthful musings, I ran across an essay written as an 18-year-old lonely freshman in a four-person dorm suite at East Texas State University....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 9, 2017

Purgatory box intact for next visit

Every year when I visit my childhood home in Montana, I spend my final few days in the laundry room attempting the impossible — making sure I won’t have laundry to do when I get home. It somehow never happens. I do laundry the day before I leave...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    July 9, 2017

Look forward to make U.S. better

It will never be 1962 again, but there are some highly placed people who want it to return or have never left that year. Our president, Donald Trump, wants to return manufacturing jobs to the U.S.,...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 9, 2017

Cars and community

PORTALES - Getting to enjoy the company of others with similar interests while showing off his 1948 Willys Overland Jeep pickup truck and 1937 Chevrolet Business Coupe is "just a fun thing to do,"...

 

Crockett, Matadors move on to TBT second round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Matadors, a mostly Texas Tech alumni team including Clovis native Jaye Crockett, have moved on to the second round of The Basketball Tournament, scoring a 76-72 win over the Washington Generals. The Matadors move on to a...

 

Area athletes prep for national high school rodeo

Almost a dozen athletes from eastern and southeastern New Mexico have qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo, scheduled for July 16-22 at Gillette, Wyoming. The event features more than 1,750 contestants representing 43 states, five...

 

ENMU claims LSC academic award

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has earned the Lone Star Conference’s Academic Excellence Award for the 2016-17 school year, while ENMU women’s teams posted the league’s best cumulative grade point average in three sports. It marked...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 9, 2017

Portales' Ramirez signs with Ecclesia College

PORTALES — One signing led to another, and another Portales Ram is getting set to play college basketball. Recent graduate Junior Ramirez has inked a letter-of-intent to play for Ecclesia College in...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    July 9, 2017

Local gymnasts take national podium

Clovis Gymnastics Academy members Riley Rohrbach and Mikaela Snider finished first and third, respectively, in age 13-14 Level 10 girls trampoline competition at the weeklong USA Gymnastics national...

 

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