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Girl hospitalized in hot car incident has been released

PORTALES — The young girl hospitalized after being left in a hot car in July has been released from Lubbock’s University Medical Center. Aubrianna Loya, who turned 3 while in the hospital, was released in August and appears to have come home...

 

Group presents informal petition for Dora board resignations

DORA — A group of Dora citizens is accelerating its efforts to ask the Dora Consolidated Schools Board of Education to resign. In a board meeting Monday night, the group presented a list of citizens that had signed an informal petition asking the b...

 

Firefighters remember 9/11 with simulated climb

CLOVIS — Some people choose to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with quiet reflection or prayer. Members of the Clovis Fire Department decided to take their remembrance a step — or rather...

 

Hospital administrator leaves position

CLOVIS — Vince DiFranco is no longer administrator at Plains Regional Medical Center and Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to a statement released Tuesday by Presbyterian Healthcare Services officials. Amanda Schoenberg, senior...

 

ENMU continues streak of record fall enrollment

PORTALES — It was a close margin, but Eastern New Mexico University has continued its 21-year streak of record fall enrollment. According to a release Tuesday from the school, the 2017 fall enrollment is 6,027 — 4,599 undergraduate and 1,428...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 13

Today • Preschool story-time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Theme: Fair Fun. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • BINGO! The Winning Musical — 7 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center presented by The Brickstreet Players. Tickets: $15....

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 13

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. at Portales Regents Room. Information: 575-356-1011 Tuesday • Clovis Master Water Assurance Plan...

 

Officials, lawmwakers hoping to establish state school board

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education heard at its Monday night meeting plans to shift New Mexico’s legislative priorities. Larry Smith and Bill Calton, members of the Roosevelt County Republican Party, told the board they...

 

Curry officials approve property tax rate increase

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission on Tuesday approved a 3 percent property tax rate increase for 2017. Assessor Candace Morrison said the increase was negligible, especially compared to rate increases of 7 to 8 percent in previous years. The...

 

Pages past - Sept. 13

On this date ... 1977: "The biggest horse auction in the nation" was finishing a two-day run at the Clovis Livestock Market. Auction representative Herschel Caviness estimated that the 800-1,000 horse...

 

Jail logs - Sept. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday Clovis • Edis Enriquez, 28, driving while license suspended or revoked • Chasidy Mathis, 31, probation violation • Sasha Randall, 26, criminal trespass • Oscar Arthur, 47, possession...

 

Volleyball matches moved by Grady, Melrose

A pair of October volleyball matches, and one in September have been moved, according to school officials at Melrose and Grady. Melrose is moving its match at Floyd up a day due to conflicts with other events. The match, originally set for Oct. 3,...

 

Western sweeps ENMU in conference opener

SILVER CITY — Lone Star Conference play started Tuesday night at the conference’s most western point. That’s also where the first win of the LSC season went, with host Western New Mexico controlling matters in a 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 sweep of...

 

Clovis rides big second half to top Portales

PORTALES — The Clovis High Wildcats scored seven second-half goals to run away from the Portales Rams 9-4 in Tuesday's boys soccer showdown in Portales. The seven goals are a new school record for...

 

Base decision making should be independent

Bad Idea of the Week: Eliminating the presidentially appointed, nine-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission and relying instead on the Department of Defense and General Accounting Office to decide which U.S. military installations will be...

 

Thankfully, Trump's no politician

When you ask a political operative a question, the politico will pause and run that question through some sort of filter in his head prior to answering. If you reach that person by phone, he is apt...

 

Ready to welcome you to free society

Are you ready for liberty? How ready? Few people are sufficiently ready for liberty to be willing to let go of government. At least not totally. Even while complaining about the corruption, expense,...

 

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