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Articles from the July 12, 2017 edition

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 By Anna George    News    July 12, 2017

Jail population increase attributed to new bond procedures

CLOVIS - The Curry County Detention Center's population has risen 20 percent since the implementation of new bond procedures, officials said Tuesday. CCDC Administrator Mark Gallegos, the usual...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 12, 2017

Portales board tightens honors, dual credit requirements

PORTALES — Members of the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday tightened requirements for junior high and high school students to attend honors and dual credit classes. Superintendent Johnnie Cain expressed a need to...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 12, 2017

Don't believe in gender grab bag

Contrary to enlightened opinion, I believe there are only two genders, male and female — with the occasional rare fluke of nature resulting in what used to be called a hermaphrodite. I don’t...

 

Clovis departments host Battle of the Badges

CLOVIS — The Clovis police and fire departments are out for blood — for donation. The fifth annual Battle of the Badges is a two-day blood drive scheduled July 25-26 hosted by the Clovis Fire Department at 320 Mitchell Street. The Battle...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    July 12, 2017

One of these is not like the others

According to Wikipedia, “A conflict of interest exists if the circumstances are reasonably believed (on the basis of past experience and objective evidence) to create a risk that a decision may be...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 12, 2017

Hangar lease agreement tabled

CLOVIS — The Civil Aviation Board tabled action on a proposed lease agreement for T-hangars at the Clovis Municipal Airport after numerous local pilots voiced their concerns Tuesday evening at the board’s regular meeting. Most of those pilots...

 

Trump's good moves lost in his behavior

Americans have always been proud we live in a country where anybody can grow up to become president. Barack Obama is an excellent example: A biracial kid raised by his white grandparents of modest means who became leader of the free world. Agree or...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

Pages past - July 12

On this date ... 1972: A late-afternoon storm slammed the region, wrecking two trailer homes and sending one woman to the hospital for treatment of shock. More than an inch of rain and "a...

 

ENMU begins membership drive, ticket sales

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is beginning its Greyhound Club membership drive and sales of season tickets for football and basketball. All 2016-17 Greyhound Club members have first choice in seat renewals and season ticket purchases,...

 

Frye, Cass earn ENMU's Greatest Greyhound awards

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University athletics officials said competition was tight for its annual Greatest Greyhound awards. Still, the winners aren’t exactly a surprise, as All-Americans Lauren Frye and Kamal Cass were also selected for...

 

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