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Always time for family for Logan native

Stephanie Dimas-Tapia was born and raised in Logan. She attended the town's only K-12 school where she graduated with a small class of 25 students. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Linda Dimas of Loga...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 20, 2017

Fair livestock show nets $370K

CLOVIS — A tip of the hat, or an arm in the air, signaled the auctioneer as the bids rolled in for 101 youth and their livestock at the 2017 Curry County Fair's Junior Livestock Sale on Friday...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 20, 2017

Big things planned at county fair

PORTALES — There's nothing more traditional than a county fair: corn dogs, farm animals, lawnmower races ... In addition to the staples of the century-old tradition, Roosevelt County fair promoters...

 

Toad chorus a sweet sound after rains

An amphibious landing rivaled only by D-Day is under way at the edge of my driveway. This landing is one of natural amphibians — spade-footed toads to be precise. I say they’re spade-footed toads...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 20

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: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Mixed denim on fashion front

It's the season to be creative and what better way to express your eccentricities than with denim from head to toe. Let's talk about all the fun you could be having with a tweak or redesign of your de...

 

On the shelves - Aug. 20

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Impossible to Ignore by Carmen Simon, PhD reveals a groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process, hard to forget, and impossible to ignore -...

 

No-sew fleece blankets a topic on show

Information on working with succulents and grapewood, doing reversible cross stitch embroidery and planning events will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on T...

 

School menus - Aub. 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, rice, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Sloppy Joe, baked fries, veggie cup w/ranch, sidekicks. Wednesday: B...

 

Can't watch the eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

If you can’t witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV. Here are some of the viewing options: (All times MDT) • NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans...

 

Pages past - Aug. 20

On this date ... 1967: A new superintendent was set to take charge of the Causey school for the 1967-68 school year: Lawrence Widner, formerly of Melrose and Dora. Widner was also scheduled to be one of 10 teachers for the 130 students who had...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 20

Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Tea towels, scrubbies. Information: 575-763-9687 Thursday • Blood drive — 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at Clovis Community College. Information: 575-625-9743 Friday • High...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 20

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Clovis Municipal...

 

Charlottesville tragedy a string of mistakes

It is deeply regrettable that we, as a nation, have given the minuscule, barely-on-the-fringe white supremacist movement the very notoriety its bigoted disciples crave by mishandling a “march” protesting the planned removal of a statue of...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 20, 2017

Invocation for gathering is in order

Although not directly related to recent rumbles, this might be a good time for a universal invocation for gatherings on public property. Since mine does not beseech any specific deity, it should not...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    August 20, 2017

Familiar kids battled for world title

For some of the more avid youth baseball fans out there, you may have flipped on your television to watch the American Legion World Series this past week. I count myself among those ranks. I...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 20, 2017

Certain truths are universal

Bernalillo Public Schools is looking into actions of a teacher who had a political rant against President Donald Trump on Thursday. Some of the teacher’s highlights in the recorded conversation: • “If you have a history teacher teaching you...

 

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Roosevelt County Fair Schedule Today-Sunday Roosevelt County Fair Grounds • Nightly Admission: Adults (Over 18) $6; Children (5-17) $4; Ages 4 and under, free • Season Pass: Adults $25; Children (5-17) $15; Youth Animal Exhibitors $5 •...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 20, 2017

Lightning ends Cats' scrimmage

ROSWELL — One of the Clovis football team’s toughest adversaries in Friday night’s three-team scrimmage was lightning. Two lightning sightings affected the scrimmage at Roswell’s Wool Bowl. The first occurred roughly 45 minutes in, causing a...

 

ENMU women's basketball unveils slate

PORTALES — Before getting to the business of defending the Lone Star Conference championship, Eastern New Mexico University will have a pair of Division-I tuneups in late October and early November. The university released a 30-game schedule this w...

 

Rams go 2-1 over weekend in Roswell

ROSWELL — Angie Gonzalez scored four goals, and the Portales Rams survived a tough field in the Goddard Invitational for a winning weekend. After falling to Artesia 2-1 Friday, Portales (2-1) swept Saturday with a 3-0 win over Silver and a 2-1...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 20, 2017

Portales brings experience, optimism

PORTALES — With a junior-dominated roster, the Portales Lady Rams reached last year’s Class 4A volleyball state quarterfinals. Second-year coach Charity Gomez certainly has higher goals for her squad this season. The Lady Rams open at home on Tue...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 20, 2017

Clovis ready to dig in for 2017

CLOVIS — Ruth Chavez is all dug in. Now it’s time for her Wildcats to dive in. Chavez, Portales’ head volleyball coach for 15 years, is settled into the same role at Clovis after her original plans to retire only spanned one year because she...

 

Mustangs blank Hounds in exhibition

PORTALES - In what was a tuneup for both Eastern New Mexico University and the University of the Southwest, it was clear the defense was ahead of the offense. The teams accounted for nine total shots...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 20, 2017

Wildcats slip by Hobbs

CLOVIS — It's been a while since Clovis High junior Hannah Howell has seen a lot of time in goal. She passed a big test with flying colors on Saturday. Howell made seven saves, including a couple...

 

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