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Articles from the May 2, 2018 edition

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 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 2, 2018

ENMU honors 20 at retirement ceremony

PORTALES — With over 300 years of combined experience, the 20 honorees at Eastern New Mexico University's 2017-2018 retirement ceremony define the college, according to ENMU President Jeff Elwell.... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 2, 2018

Curry declines services agreement

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday declined a proposed agreement with the city of Clovis to share services. The vote was 3-2. Commissioners Robert Thornton and Chet Spear, who... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 2, 2018

Clovis tables shared services agreement

CLOVIS — Hours after a city-county shared services agreement was voted down by the Curry County Commission, Clovis city commissioners also decided to return to the drawing board. The artists, so to speak, weren’t happy about it. By a 7-1 vote, ci...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 2, 2018

Roosevelt approves salary increase

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission voted Tuesday to approve the first increase in elected officials' salaries since 2012. The increase will in 2019 raise the salary of the county sheriff to...


Clovis man faces two trial dates for DWI charges

CLOVIS — A Clovis man faces two trial dates this month for his 10th and 11th DWI charges, pending judges’ rulings on motions discussed Tuesday to have those charges dismissed. Randall Pruit, 54, is scheduled for a daylong trial May 9 on an aggrav...


CCC board to recognize standout teachers, students

CLOVIS — Award-winning teachers and degree-earning students will be recognized at today's Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Beverly Aragon, administrative assistant to CCC...

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Events calendar - May 2

Today • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clovis Community College Health and Fitness Center. Information: 575-769-4154 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Little Birdies....

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 2, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Ancient artistry

PORTALES — It turns out flint knapping isn’t just a fun phrase to say; it’s the art of making arrowheads, and it will be on display at the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday. Portales flint knapper Tommy Heflin will present his...

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Meetings calendar - May 2

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. at CCC room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd. Information: 575-769-4001 Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information:...


Pages past - May 2

On this date ... 1983: Toney Anaya made his first official visit to Clovis since being sworn in as governor of New Mexico on Jan. 1. Anaya was in town to serve as guest speaker of the spring meeting...

 News    May 2, 2018

Jail logs - May 2

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Jesse Martinez, 31, sexual exploitation of children (possession) • Kelly Carter, 39, driving while license suspended or revoked • Bud McCasland, 54, probation violation ...


Portales confident entering state tennis championships

PORTALES — Confidence. If the Portales girls and boys tennis players who are competing at this week's NMAA A-4A State Tennis Tournament in Albuquerque can possess plenty of that, and leave their fea...


Rams roll over Ruidoso, take 20-0 victories

RUIDOSO — Portales' 40-run explosion made for an easy day in Tuesday's District 4-4A softball doubleheader win at Ruidoso. The Rams won both games by a score of 20-0, as they collected 35 hits to...


ENMU men's track back into poll at No. 22

PORTALES — Following a strong performance at the Abilene Christian Oliver Jackson Twilight Meet, the Eastern New Mexico University men's track team has moved back into the United States Track &...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 2, 2018

Cats hope to score tennis upset

CLOVIS — Off Louisiana Boulevard and Interstate 40 in Albuquerque is the Jerry Cline Tennis Center, a shining 18-court facility. It will be the Clovis boys tennis team's destination on Friday for... Full story

 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 2, 2018

Anti-Trump posturing gets old

How can anyone ever be disappointed in a president? It shows unrealistic expectations. Don’t people realize that getting to the top of the political heap takes a certain kind of person, and it’s...


Criminals who've paid their debts to society deserve right to vote

Nothing is as offensive to democracy as an abuse of political power for which there appears to be no remedy, even under the Constitution. That’s the indefensible situation in Florida today under a federal appeals court ruling in favor of Gov. Rick...


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