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Zia senior stays optimistic

STAFF WRITER [email protected] In her four years playing softball at Eastern New Mexico University, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Velasquez has had to deal with a lot of change. She’s done it all with optimism and a smile. “When I came here, I was an... Full story

 

City asks for grant for water tank updates

Staff report In an effort to update the city’s water storage tanks, Portales has submitted an application to the Water Trust Board, which is part of the state Water Authority, for $12.3 million in funding. John DeSha, the Portales public works... Full story

 

ENMU gives highest honor

STAFF REPORT link Staff photo: Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University Employee Bryan Hahn accepts his Spirit of Eastern Award on stage at the ENMU theater Wednesday during the awards ceremony. Aw...

 

Our graduates — April 16

Editor’s note: Following is one in a series of profiles about graduating high school seniors. Faith Triumphant Christian School Seniors Tasha Cathey, 18, would like to attend Eastern New Mexico Univ... Full story

 

Three bridges under construction

Staff report Bridge replacement work is going on this week at three bridges in Curry and De Baca counties. The work, according to a release from the state Department of Transportation, is part of a $4 million project. Work will include bridges at: -... Full story

 

To do list — April 16

Today • ENM Spring Job Fair — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center at 801 Schepps Blvd. Information: 575-762-7714. n Preschool story time — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Friday • International graduation...

 

Rowley shoots 89, qualifies for state

Staff Report Bailey Rowley qualified for state and the Rams girls golf team took another step in their bid to qualify for state as a team as their top players shot a combined 405 Wednesday at the Eddy County Invitational in Carlsbad. Rowley shot an...

 

Lilacs as tough as early settlers

link Betty Williamson A bit of good news It might seem premature in April to slap a label on the whole year, but I am ready to offer up 2015 as the Year of the Lilac. Judging by the number I’ve...

 

Pages past — April 16

On this date …link 1950: Portales’ five Baptist churches set an all-time record for Sunday school attendance, Rev. L.A. Doyle said. Doyle said 1,525 people were in Sunday school, shattering the...

 

Death or taxes, which is worse?

Staff writer link Brittney Cannon Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Which is more pleasurable, though, is still up for debate. I kid, of course — I would rather pay my taxes than... Full story

 

Education briefs

Word on the Streetlink Students from James Bickley Elementary came in third place in the “Brand Aid” challenge at the April 11 Destination Imagination competition in Albuquerque. “Their project...

 

Hernandez verdict affects others

link Derek Major PNT staff writer It took seven long days for the verdict to happen, but the family of Odin Lloyd finally has their justice. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was... Full story

 

Meetings watch

The Clovis City Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: - A request from the Curry Residents Senior Meals Association for $10,000 in assistance due to a budget cut... Full story

 

Clovis High students stand out at ENMU festival

By: Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy link Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Clovis students recently made us proud at the Festival Romanico at Eastern New Mexico University. Festival director J. Vitelio Contreras, associate pro...

 

Notebook

Taking applications... - We’re sprouting spring job fairs everywhere. Locally, there’s one from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Clovis Civic Center. Then May 1 in Albuquerque, there’s a job fair strictly for veterans at Isleta Resort & Casino.... Full story

 

'Cherry-picking' services not OK

By: Kevin Wilson link Kevin Wilson Two Thursdays ago in Pennsylvania, an eighth-grade student was in the nurse’s office awaiting treatment. The Pledge of Allegiance played over the intercom, and...

 

Tuesday area prep baseball linescore — April 14

District 4-3A Texico 4, Eunice 3 Eunice 003 000 0 — 3 2 1 Texico 101 020 x — 4 10 3 Bryce Jenkins, Bryce Foltz (6) and Armando Rodriguez; Hayden Spears (7 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) and Brock Thompson. Top hitters — Eunice: Jenkins 1-2,... Full story

 

What's happening

Today Pre-K Story Hour — 10:05 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Eastern New Mexico Spring Job Fair — 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. information: 575-762-7714 City Commission Meeting — 5:15... Full story

 

Pages Past: April 16

On this date ...link 1950: Portales’ five Baptist churches set an all-time record for Sunday school attendance, Rev. L.A. Doyle said. Doyle said 1,525 people were in Sunday school, shattering the... Full story

 

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