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Students attend band camp to prepare for halftime shows, competitions

Clovis High School marching band students work on their marching skills Tuesday during band camp at the high school. The camp, which began Monday and runs through Aug. 10, starts at 8 a.m. with marching practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Lounging... Full story

 

Many N.M. superintendents have short tenure

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — More than half of the state’s 89 school districts will be led by superintendents who have two years or less in their current positions when classes start this year. In Roosevelt County, two school districts...

 

Plateau laying fiber-optic cable

Mark Battles of Cable Vision INC. uses a ditchwitch to drop fiber-optic lines from the back of a building off Mitchell Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) Plateau Telecommunications plans to lay...

 

Showdown on detainees, bases delayed

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Tuesday delayed potential showdowns with the White House over terrorism detainees and closing U.S. military bases after the Republican-run chamber failed to sidetrack amendments on the two contentio...

 

Zias' Klafka leaves for South Plains College

Dustin Klafka, who as acting head coach last season led the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 13-14 record, has accepted an assistant coaching position at a junior college in his hometown of Levelland, Texas. An ENMU... Full story

 

7/27 Business Digest

Quilt shops holding weekend shop hop Eleven quilt shops in the region have joined together for the third annual Top of Texas Quilt Shop Hop, providing a weekend for anyone who enjoys quilting and fabric arts, according to a press release The... Full story

 

Forensic results pending in Causey death

PORTALES — Authorities said Tuesday they are still waiting on forensics results and have not filed any charges in connection with the homicide of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. A warrant obtained in district court showed Donald Taylor, 24,... Full story

 

Court upholds murder conviction

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and prison sentence of a Clovis man for a 2001 murder and robbery. Pedro J. Amaro was sentenced to life in prison plus 31 years for murder, robbery, burglary, arso...

 

Racially based legislation blow to national unity

An arcane bill that might reach the U.S. Senate floor this week has garnered little attention outside of Hawaii, but if it passes it could do more to ruin race and ethnic relations in this country than anything since “separate but equal.” Known a...

 

Laid-back times losing sense of respect

What would you wear if you were invited to the White House? My daughter, all of 14, got this look on her face like I’d threatened to take her to a Motown concert. “Ew,” she said, “do we have...

 

Tribe mentality disguises individual wrongs

LONDON — The little hotel, Sanctuary House, where I stayed this time was located, unbeknownst to me, just the other side of the New Scotland Yard. So when I arrived Thursday after my flight from New York, I felt some relief. Terrorists probably...

 

Gonzales, Aaron

Aaron Gonzales Services:Have been held. Mr. Aaron Steven Gonzales, 23, of Clovis, died July 24, 2005, in Curry County. He was born Feb. 8, 1982, in Clayton to Gilbert and Sharon Gonzales. He married Bethany DeFoor on Aug. 3, 2002, in Clayton. He grad...

 

Roosevelt teams compete in state tournament

The Roosevelt County Senior League team, comprised of area 15- and 16 year-olds, won Tuesday in Albuquerque verse the Zias 10-5 in District 3 action. Roosevelt County will face Raton today, with the winner of that contest will face the Albuquerque...

 

Klafka leaving Zias

Dustin Klafka, who as acting head coach last season led the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 13-14 record, has accepted an assistant coaching position at a junior college in his hometown of Levelland, Texas. An ENMU... Full story

 

County projects surplus

Curry County Commission-ers approved an $8 million budget Monday during a special meeting at the courthouse. More than 50 percent of budget revenues are raised through property taxes, 40 percent through gross receipts taxes, and the remaining 10... Full story

 

BRAC addition stays in bill

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Tuesday delayed potential showdowns with the White House over terrorism detainees and closing U.S. military bases after the Republican-run chamber failed to sidetrack... Full story

 

ENMU intern program ended

A technology information center internship program at Eastern New Mexico University has been discontinued, according to school and company officials. Kathy White, president of Rural Sourcing Inc., cited not being able to give the interns enough...

 

Peanut crop off to promising start

Jump-started by an abnormally wet winter, the peanut crop in the Portales area is off to a promising start. “This is one of the best peanut crops that we have had in several years,” said Jimmie Shearer, president of Sunland Peanuts. Shearer said...

 

"Keep Cannon" reception held

The City of Portales held a reception Tuesday to show appreciation for efforts in “Operation: Keep Cannon” at the Memorial Building. The Portales committee worked with a Clovis committee on promoting the campaign to remove Cannon Air Force Base... Full story

 

No charges filed in homicide case

Authorities said Tuesday that they are waiting on forensics results and have no set date on any charges being filed in connection with the shooting death earlier this month of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. A warrant obtained in district court... Full story

 

Short superintendent tenures concern state

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — More than half of the state’s 89 school districts will be led by superintendents who have two years or less in their current positions when classes start this year. In Roosevelt County, two school districts...

 

Nomination process necessary elsewhere

We’re about to embark on a political process that will produce sound bites from the left and the right (speaking politically, not dimensionally), drag a 50-year-old man through the proverbial mud and most likely do nothing to stop the appointment... Full story

 

Tribal terrorist despise the individual

LONDON — The little hotel, Sanctuary House, where I stayed this time was located, unbeknownst to me, just the other side of the New Scotland Yard. So when I arrived Thursday after my flight from New York, I felt some relief. Terrorists probably...

 

Gilman, Ethel

Ethel Gilman Services: Have been held. Ethel Gilman, 87, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care. She was born on Feb. 16, 1918, in Marietta, Okla., to Sophia and Ellis M. Frazier. She was married to Roy Gilman, on June 2, 1939, in...

 

Dodd, B.J.

B.J. Dodd Services: Have been held. Mr. B.J. “Bill” Dodd, 82, of Melrose, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 30, 1922, in Crowell County, Texas, to R.E. and Helen May Dodd. He married... Full story

 

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