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United Way honors Betty Williamson at banquet

PORTALES — One of Roosevelt County’s most active volunteers was honored for her work on Thursday night — but she couldn’t be on hand to accept the award. That’s because she was helping out with a different cause. United Way of Eastern New M... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 6, 2018

Ned Houk shooting range approved

CLOVIS — With little debate, and assurances previous issues with the facility have been addressed, the Clovis City Commission unanimously voted to construct a shooting range at Ned Houk Park through a partnership with the New Mexico Department of G... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 6, 2018

Officials tour wind farm

DORA — Wind was on the minds of some Roosevelt County residents on Thursday, but not because their hats were flying off. Landowner Bill Rush touted the economic benefits that come from the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 6, 2018

Roosevelt approves retainer agreement, joins opioid suit

PORTALES — Roosevelt County will join a growing number of entities across the state and nation to sue pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic, following approval of a retainer agreement with an Albuquerque law firm...

 

Former CCC president resigns from Adams State

DENVER — Adams State University President Beverlee McClure has resigned, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by accusations that she bullied faculty and staff, failed to stem financial and enrollment problems and wore a Halloween costume that... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 6, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Stressed state

If you have been working your stress ball extra hard lately you’re probably not alone. New Mexico was ranked the second-most stressed state in the nation, according to a report from WalletHub, a personal finance website. The report evaluated 38...

 

EPCOG meeting canceled

CLOVIS — Wednesday’s scheduled meeting of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has been canceled, according to an EPCOG news release. The council’s next meeting will be in June, the release said....

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 6, 2018

Supreme refuge can be found in God, Christ

Anyone who has lived in eastern New Mexico and west Texas for any time knows that storms can appear in minutes from nowhere. Such was the case one January night many years ago when a snow storm of...

 

Events calendar - April 6

Today • Child Find Preschool Screening — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Parents are encouraged to bring their infants and toddlers in to screen for issues that could potentially affect their academic...

 

Life lesson found in two sweet songs

Here’s a tale of two sweet songs and, with them, a life-crucial lesson. The first song is a heartwarming ballad performed by Phillips, Craig and Dean, one of my favorite singing groups. “A scene...

 

Meetings calendar - April 6

Monday • Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee — 3:30 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee — 6 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center, 801...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    April 6, 2018

More than vehicles cause travel delays

Traffic is probably the most commonly understood reason for a delay on the road. Next is some sort of weather that makes traveling impossible or slow. Neither is too common when you get a little bit...

 

Pages past - April 6

On this date ... 1988: Forty-three airmen from the Air Base Ground Defense Unit of the 27th Security Police Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base left for Panama. They were to join 10,500 other American...

 

Jail logs - April 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday-Thursday: Clovis • Cheressa Neumann, 28, probation violation • Jared Wagner, 22, probation violation • Kelsey Creek, 26, failure to appear on a felony charge • Johnny Aragon, 52,...

 

Public record - April 6

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Kenneth John Barcas III, 24, to Jordyn Lindsey Hammett, 26, both of Clovis • Ishmael Jerome Hughes, 26, to Kristine-May...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 6, 2018

Rams get set for George/Love Relays

PORTALES — The Rams boys and girls track and field teams will host the annual Portales Barbara George/Jim Love Relays this afternoon, which features 12 schools from around the state. For Portales first-year head coach Chris Bachicha, today’s...

 

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