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Articles from the March 18, 2013 edition

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Police Blotter - March 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 11:06 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer in reference to a civil matter, 1000 block of West 18th Street. 11:50 a.m.: Caller requested animal control to pick up three...

 

Defending Class 3A champ Rams rebuilding

And now comes the morning after, so to speak. In the history of Portales High baseball, nothing quite matches the wild ride that was the 2012 season as the Rams won the school's first state championship on the diamond. CMI photo: Tony...

 

Dora School News - March 19

SBA testing Standard based assessment testing begins today. Grades four through six, seventh, eighth, 10th and 11th will be tested. Students need to be in attendance each day, be well-rested and eat breakfast each morning in order to do their best...

 

Portales firefighter found dead at station

Portales firefighter Richard McNally, 46, was found dead Sunday in the Portales fire station, according to City Manager Tom Howell. Howell declined to comment on how McNally died, but said injuries appeared to be self-inflicted. Portales Fire Chief... Full story

 

Local fighting eminent domain claim

Rebecca Lynn Eminger figures it's a David vs. Goliath type fight, but she's not going to give up a parcel of her land without a fight. In a court filing, Southwestern Public Service Company contends they need less than 6 acres of Eminger's land off N...

 

Education funding increases

A $112 million increase in the state's public education system means changes in testing, more funds for early childhood education, a 1 percent raise for employees and keeping up with rises in insuranc...

 

Business feature: SPS seeking more wind energy

Southwestern Public Service, which provides electricity to eastern New Mexico and West Texas, has already met New Mexico's renewable energy mandate of 15 percent that will go into effect in 2015. Now SPS is seeking proposals for wind energy projects... Full story

 

Tarleton completes sweep of Hounds

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — After three blowout losses, the struggling Eastern New Mexico University baseball team at least made Tarleton State work on Sunday. ENMU, outscored by TSU 42-9 in the series coming into Sunday, battled the Texans into the sixt...

 

Events Calendar - March 19

Today Pancake Breakfast — 7:30 a.m., Portales Senior Citizen Center. Tickets are $3. Information: 356-8741. Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse's Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:...

 

My Turn - Sometimes, we just need to play

A dear friend of mine turned 90 this month. What a special treat for me to make the waltz across Texas to the shores of Lake Livingston for the celebration. I've seen pictures of the annual 4th of July Golf Cart Parade there. What I just learned was... Full story

 

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