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Wolverines take crown at Buffalo Relays

Melrose’s Zanessa Dodd clears the bar in girls pole vault during Thursday’s Buffalo Relays track meet at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) MELROSE — Senior Justin Garrison took the 100-meter dash in a state-qualifying time of 11.6...

 

Early long balls lift Texico past Elida

TEXICO — A brisk south breeze blowing toward left field made a difference in the first inning, and the Elida Tigers could not recover. Casey Crist and Jesse Walthers hit towering two-run homers in the opening frame while freshman Seth Bailey went... Full story

 

Hoops movie has its believers

“Believe in Me” budget was $8 million. (Courtesy photo) In more than three weeks on the big screen, a basketball movie filmed in the Clovis-Portales area raked in $208,565 at the box office as of April 1. “Believe in Me” debuted in theaters...

 

The countdown begins to ethanol decision

The Peavy Grain Elevator west of Clovis on U.S. 60/84 is the site of a proposed ethanol plant that would produce 108 million gallons of ethanol a year. (File photo) A contested ethanol plant moved one step closer to operation last week when a New... Full story

 

In Tribute: Contractor built homes, work ethic

Don Killough raised his family the same way he built houses — a good foundation, some independence and strict parameters. Killough’s children remembered the Clovis building contractor as a loving, supportive father who valued a strong work ethic...

 

Stolen van recovered near railroad tracks

Police recovered a stolen van Monday morning after it was abandoned near the railroad tracks on Zulek Street, according to police reports. The van, a 1996 Ford Aerostar, was reported stolen Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Red Cloud Place. A...

 

Women’s day offers learning experience

Variety, education and entertainment will be offered to women in the community during the third annual Women’s Day Out program on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, will be held at Eastern New Mexico University’s... Full story

 

Duke lacrosse case concludes without winner

From the beginning, the Duke lacrosse case felt more like a game than the pursuit of justice. Appearances suggest the prosecutor was playing for political gain. The voices of race-based outrage — whether they supported the African-American accuser...

 

Reporter's Notebook: Area colleges hold ‘Apprentice’-style competition

NOBODY WAS FIRED. But that didn’t make the competition any less intense. This week, three eastern New Mexico institutions of higher learning held a competition based on the hit reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which stars Donald Trump. TWO... Full story

 

Lady Rams sweep Dexter

DEXTER — Portales Lady Ram head softball coach Robbie Crowley knows her girls have to clean up their errors, but the Portales offense battered Dexter enough Thursday afternoon to come away with a District 4-3A doubleheader sweep. Senior pitcher... Full story

 

Texico beats Elida in second game at new field

TEXICO — A brisk south breeze blowing toward left field made a difference in the first inning, and the Elida Tigers could not recover. Casey Crist and Jesse Walthers hit towering two-run homers in the opening frame while freshman Seth Bailey went...

 

Q&A: Department cultivates rural life

Ryan Gleason is the New Mexico director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. He was appointed by President Bush in May 2006. He oversees a staff of 59 employees located in 11... Full story

 

Religion Digest: ‘Eternity’ drama to be enacted

Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” Saturday through Wednesday at the church’s worship center, 2501 N. Norris St. The dramatic production, which will be presented by church members, is about life after death. According to a church ne... Full story

 

Parsonage door always open to those in need

In thinking about celebrating Clovis as 100 years old, I can recall some good times as a preacher’s kid in the late 1950s. Daddy was pastor of Central Baptist Church here in Clovis and in the...

 

Ministers combine talents at 21st Street Church of Christ

Lupe Naceanceno, left, Larry Tittle, center, and Scott Rektenwald minister at 21st Street Church of Christ. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Three ministers. One mission. The 21st Street Church of Christ is taking a new approach to pastoring by... Full story

 

Lady Rams win Buffalo Relays

Heading into the first Portales track meet in almost 10 years, the Lady Rams are riding high after taking first place at Thursday’s Buffalo Relays at Melrose. Junior Jordan Roehl put plenty of points on the board for Portales, qualifying for the...

 

Prairie Chicken Festival set for weekend

They’ll be up at sunrise, inflamed with passion and consumed with one purpose: Getting a glimpse of the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken. Approximately 100 people — some avid birders and others just lovers of nature —will descend on...

 

Woman robbed at knife point

Portales Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at a Portales real estate office. Officers were dispatched to Eastern Sunbelt Real Estate, 801 S. Ave. C, at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday after dispatchers received a 911 call reporting...

 

USDA official discusses agency

Ryan Gleason is the New Mexico director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. He was appointed by President Bush in May 2006. He oversees a staff of 59 employees located in 11 offices throughout the state. A fifth-generation New Me...

 

Local Altrusa chapter receives national recognition for project

Altrusa Club members are known for raising money and contributing to various community projects and helping out those in need. The club is receiving national recognition this weekend for one of those projects . During the national “Make A... Full story

 

Firefighters respond to fire at local business

Portales Fire Department personnel responded to a fire at 8:22 p.m. on Wednesday night at S.O.S. Outlet Store, located at 113 North Avenue I. According to the report, the fire started in a small room located inside the building. Upon investigation,...

 

Understanding key to racial harmony

By the time you read this, Don Imus’ racial slur aimed at the Rutgers women’s basketball team will have been talked to death. But will there be a resolution to forgive and forget? I doubt it. Since Imus recently referred to the mostly black team...

 

Don’t stop when walking through the fire

Life has a way of dealing some pretty hard blows. In the midst of a crisis, it is hard to make decisions, even to be rational. Many times, troubles pile upon troubles, blinding our thinking process. Yet “there is nothing new under the sun...

 

Alternative minimum tax should be repealed

Editorial According to the New York Times, “House Democratic leaders, in an effort to upstage Republicans on the issue of tax cuts, are preparing legislation that would permanently shield all but the very richest taxpayers from the alternative...

 

April 22,1974

• A new two-compartment grain storage bin was erected at Worley Mills. The bin is capable of handling up to 50 tons of rolled grain. • The Portales Ramettes were the winners of the Tatum track meet, earning the team their fourth straight...

 

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