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Articles from the December 22, 2016 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 22, 2016

Roanhaus resigns as Clovis High's football coach

CLOVIS — The longest and most successful football tenure at any New Mexico prep school came to an end Wednesday, as longtime Clovis High School coach Eric Roanhaus resigned. "It was time," said...

 

RGH CEO presents master plan

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming asked county commissioners Tuesday to change a clause in a bond resolution, so the hospital can expand its resources. Leaming told commissioners...

 

Portales PD is reaccredited

PORTALES — After a three-year process, the Portales Police Department is once again a state-accredited facility — a distinction that brings a smile to Chief Pat Gallegos’ face. According to Gallegos, the accreditation was awarded Dec. 8 by the...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 22

Today’s family in need: This mother has two children, ages 8 and 10. “We met this lady as she comes to our food pantry. On this occasion she also asked for a gas voucher she said she needed to go to Lubbock,” said Salvation Army Corps Officer...

 

Pages past - Dec. 22

Dec. 22 On this date ... 1971: About 275 head of cattle on the Farr ranch near Fort Sumner had been found infected with scabies. About 2,500 cattle were placed on quarantine as a result, according to Lee Garner, director of the New Mexico Livestock...

 

Clovis police blotter - Dec. 22

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 7:05 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 1900 block of North Thornton Street • 8:10 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 1...

 

Portales police blotter - Dec. 22

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 12:03 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, East Third Street/Kilgore • 12:54 p.m.: Reckless driver, location unknown • 2:12 p.m.: Domestic report,...

 

Barry Elementary takes us on multicultural tour

Recently at Barry Elementary, you could have taken a quick tour around the world, in terms of seasonal celebrations. It was the occasion of Barry’s “Multicultural Literacy Night,” organized by...

 

Steve Rooney made eastern New Mexico a better place

I was in the Dora School auditorium in 2009 for a student assembly when I heard a familiar voice behind me — a voice I'd heard many mornings on the radio, often engaged in light-hearted banter, but...

 

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

Portales City Council The following were actions taken at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in the Memorial Building: • Councilors convened in executive session to discuss matters pertaining to the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real...

 

Event calendar - Dec. 22

Today • Teen, tween program — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-18. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Rotary Club of Clovis. Information: 575-840-8178 • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at...

 

Principal: CHS getting good results

CLOVIS — Clovis High School Principal Jay Brady is approaching the midway point of his first year at the helm and is bursting with pride daily regarding the results produced by student, faculty and staff. “In a half year my eyes have been opened...

 

Curry County jail expansion approved

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Wednesday granted approval for ASA Architects to proceed with the design development phase for the expansion and renovation of the county jail. During the meeting ASA Architects President Ted Shelton...

 

Rams down Coyotes to run record to 7-0

PORTALES — In its toughest test of the season, the Portales High boys basketball team turned in a clutch second-half performance to stay undefeated on Wednesday, beating Roswell High 65-56 at the Ra...

 

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