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Clovis golf teams finish second in Rio Rancho meet

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — Jake Foster just missed his first qualifying leg of the golf season, Logan Clayton picked up her second and Clovis High’s golf teams each took second behind Cleveland Wednesday at Rio Rancho’s Canyon Club. The...

 

Competition winners Knoxville-bound

Correspondent Portales students who competed in the Destination Imagination competition in Albuquerque on March 12 have qualified to go to the finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May. Lindsey-Steiner students Lee Neighbours, Adam Ables, Andrea Weems, Z... Full story

 

Spring Trout Derby slated for weekend

File photo Oasis State Park, just outside Portales, holds an annual fishing clinic and trout derby each year. This year’s event will be all day Saturday and Sunday and will include cash prizes for t...

 

Students gear up for spring break

Correspondent With Portales school's spring break coming up next week, students at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary and Portales Junior High School were excited for their wide array of vacation plans. Lilli...

 

Pages Past — March 24

On this date ... 1976: Danny Boone, a seventh-grader at Yucca Junior High School in Clovis, won the Curry County Spelling Bee. Danny spelled “pilfer” and “accent” in the final round, defeating... Full story

 

To do list — March 24

Today • Floyd Country Jamboree — 7 p.m. at Floyd High School gymnasium. Admission: $7 per person, $5 military with ID. Information: 575-356-8541 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Activity: Nebula Galaxy....

 

Williamson: Millenial stereo-type doesn't apply

I have a niece who will be graduating from college soon, and who, like my daughter, is a “millennial,” the collective name of the generation born from the early 1980s through the early 2000s, and...

 

Senator to tour area colleges

Staff report Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will tour three area colleges Thursday and Friday, according to a release from the senator’s office. Thursday morning, Heinrich will tour the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands...

 

School news — March 24

ENMU ENMU 36thin master degrees Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been identified as one of the 50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for a Master’s in Education degree by topeducationdegrees.org. ENMU came in at 36 on the list. The...

 

Opinion: Sustainable water vital to area

Earlier this week was World Water Day. All of us in New Mexico recognize the vital importance of water. Access to adequate clean and affordable water means that cities in eastern New Mexico can...

 

Senator touring area colleges

Staff report Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will tour three area colleges Thursday and Friday, according to a release from the senator’s office. Thursday morning, Heinrich will tour the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands... Full story

 

Streets to close for installation

Staff report The city’s public works department will close the section of Sycamore Street between 21st Street and Fairmont court 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Vulcan Construction of Albuquerque will install fiber optic infrastructure for Plateau....

 

Student groups taking education on road

Staff Writer [email protected] Two groups of Clovis High School students have been granted approval to travel to Tennessee and the nation’s capital, with one trip earmarked for national competition while the other endeavors to explore the... Full story

 

A look at the lawmen of Clovis' past

Editor [email protected] More than 30 men — no women — have held the title of Clovis police chief since the city was born in 1907. Doug Ford, 50, became the latest earlier this month when he was named to succeed retiring chief Steve... Full story

 

Commission to discuss voter ID implementation

Staff report Clovis voters, by nearly a 3-to-1 margin on March 1, said voter identification should be required in municipal elections. Now, the Clovis City Commission will take the first step in deciding how that gets implemented during its 5:15... Full story

 

Spring Trout Derby coming up

File photo Oasis State Park, just outside Portales, holds an annual fishing clinic and trout derby each year. This year’s event will be all day Saturday and Sunday and will include cash prizes for... Full story

 

Opinion: Sustainable water vital to area

Guest columnist Earlier this week was World Water Day. All of us in New Mexico recognize the vital importance of water. Access to adequate clean and affordable water means that cities in eastern New Mexico can bustle with activity, our farmers and ra...

 

Opinion: Millenials doing better than we think

Local columnist I have a niece who will be graduating from college soon, and who, like my daughter, is a “millennial,” the collective name of the generation born from the early 1980s through the early 2000s, and often criticized as being... Full story

 

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