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Articles from the July 26, 2017 edition

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 By David Stevens    News    July 26, 2017

Two daycare workers arrested in child's death

PORTALES — One child died, another is in critical condition and two Portales daycare workers have been arrested for leaving the children in a hot vehicle for about 90 minutes on Tuesday afternoon....

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 26, 2017

Area schools' proficiency still below 50 percent

Area school districts are still crunching numbers, but most seem to be following statewide trends on test scores released this week. Most area schools showed more students are proficient or better in...

 
 By David Stevens    News    July 26, 2017

Baby Maliyah 'happiest, brightest little girl'

PORTALES - Maliyah Jones was only 22 months old, but she'd already developed an irresistible personality. "She was the sweetest, happiest, brightest little girl," said Janet Bradley, the toddler's...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 26, 2017

Sheriff recall petition stopped in district court

PORTALES — A petition seeking the recall of Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker was stopped by a district court judge Tuesday. The petition, submitted by Portales attorney Eric Dixon on behalf of criminal defendants Cody Banister and Armando...

 

Roosevelt commission to hold special meeting

The Roosevelt County Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. Thursday in the County Commission Room at the courthouse at 109 W. First St. Commissioners are expected to approve the fourth quarter budget reports for fiscal year 2017 and...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 26, 2017

Judge to make bond decision by Thursday

PORTALES — A district court judge said she will make a decision by Thursday on whether to reduce bond for a rape suspect. Judge Donna Mowrer heard testimony on Tuesday as part of a continuation from a Friday hearing. Roy Brown is in the Roosevelt...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 26, 2017

School lunch prices set to rise 10 cents

CLOVIS — School lunch prices will go up by 10 cents next year, according to a federal mandate.  “I hate to say it, but we don’t have any choice but to approve it,” said Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education Vice President Terry Martin...

 

Pages past - July 26

On this date ... 1977: A teenager had found an octopus in an irrigation ditch near Fort Sumner. Eugene Sena Jr., 14, said he was washing his hands in the ditch southwest of Fort Sumner when he...

 

Events calendar - July 26

Today • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 10 months-3 years. Information: 575-769-7840 • Kiwanis Club free swim — 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Portales swimming pool. Free for everyone. Information: 575-749-1840 • Stitch...

 

Meetings calendar - July 26

Thursday • Roosevelt County Commission — 1 p.m. special meeting in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. special meeting at county offices, Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 •...

 

ENMU basketball grabs JUCO transfer

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has added a junior college transfer in forward Brian Roberts. The team announced the signing of the 6-foot-6 Roberts, who will come from Western Texas Junior College, in a...

 

Portales to hold football meeting

PORTALES — The Portales High School football program will hold a meeting Sunday at 11 p.m. for all high school players. The meeting precedes the Rams’ annual opening practice, which will be held 12:01 a.m. Monday — the first day New Mexico...

 

Clovis to hand out football equipment

CLOVIS — Equipment will be handed out for the upcoming Clovis High School football season Thursday and Friday, beginning 5:30 p.m. both days. Players entering their freshman year will pick up equipment at the CHS Freshman Academy. Sophomores,...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

New Mexico 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...

 

AG jumped the gun suing Presbyterian before audit's done

In a classic New Mexico case of “Ready, Fire, Aim,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed a lawsuit accusing Presbyterian Healthcare Services of defrauding the state and possibly engaging in criminal conduct as part of a...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    July 26, 2017

There will be no Trump impeachment

For whatever reason, the term “impeachment” has been making a regular appearance in the media since Jan. 21. Democrats on the far left, alas I repeat myself, have the strange idea that if Donald...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 26, 2017

Is sacrifice of freedom worth it?

The belief that good things can come through government is based in the superstitious belief that the wrong thing can be done in just the right way. It’s a Utopian dream. Make no mistake,...

 

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