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Recreation center summer program returns

STAFF REPORT Portales Recreation Center’s annual summer program will be returning in June to provide new adventures for children. Director Jodi Kibbe said this will be her fifth summer with the program, but to her knowledge it has been ongoing for...

 

Resident wins on 'The Price is Right'

Dianne Parker, 54, used her spring break to attend an episode of “The Price is Right” and came out a winner.link On March 30th, she was chosen as a contestant. She made it all the way to the...

 

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Trial for 2009 murder starts today

STAFF REPORT Opening arguments begin today in the murder trial of a Belen man accused in a 2009 death of Marco Bonilla of Portales. Marvin Silva, 40, is accused of first degree murder by bludgeoning 25-year-old Bonilla during a street brawl Nov. 23,... Full story

 

Notebook — May 19

Headed home ... • Roosevelt County commissioners can breathe a little easier. They’re headed back home. They’re meeting 9 a.m. today in the all-new, mold-free county courthouse. They have been meeting at the Portales schools administration...

 

New business — May 19

Editor's note: This is one in a series about businesses that have opened in Portales in the last year. link Staff photo: Jackie Johnson Rosie Jimenez, owner of Rosie’s Haircuts, cleans the counter i... Full story

 

Parks committee gives Eagle Scout go-ahead

Staff Writer [email protected] The Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee unanimously voted Monday to allow a local Eagle Scout to move forward on a project to construct informational signs at Goodwin Lake Trails. Scout Luke Landry said the...

 

To do list — May 19

Today • Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m., story time for children ages birth to 3, Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • After school at the library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Programming for kindergarten through...

 

Fields: Resumes changed since typewriter

As a college student, I stumbled into a class called “Techniques of Interview.” link Sandy Fields At the time I was majoring in radio and television communications, and I presumed the class would...

 

Graduation schedule — May 19

The following is the schedule for graduations for Roosevelt County schools: • Portales Junior High: 5:30 p.m. Today at the ENMU Greyhound Arena. • Portales High School: 7 p.m. May 22 at the ENMU Greyhound Arena. • Floyd High School: 1 p.m. May...

 

Pages past — May 19

On this date ... 1975: Funeral services were being planned for Horace Large, 77, of Clovis who drowned in Ute Lake.link Officials said a boat carrying three men capsized in strong winds on May 17.... Full story

 

Fund set up for family of Staff Sgt. Jordan Lewis

Staff report An online account has been set up on behalf of the surviving family members of a staff sergeant serving at Cannon Air Force Base who was killed last week in a training exercise. Jordan Lewis, 30, is survived by his wife and two... Full story

 

Notebook — May 19

Headed home ... • Roosevelt County commissioners can breathe a little easier. They’re headed back home. They’re meeting 9 a.m. today in the all-new, mold-free county courthouse. They have been meeting at the Portales schools administration...

 

Groups make ready for Memorial Day

Staff Writer [email protected] While recent headlines warn readers of rising gas prices and suggest last minute travel destinations for Memorial Day weekend, local veterans organizations are inviting the community to honor fallen military heroes...

 

Spring bringing out life in Clovis

Local columnist With the changing of the season I’ve taken to eating my lunch at Hillcrest Park. While the trees are beautiful and the animal sounds echoing out of the zoo provide a nice ambience to the routine, what I am really after is the sun....

 

Firefighter accused of stealing at crash

Staff report A Clovis firefighter is accused of stealing items from a vehicle at a crash he was called to, according to Sheriff Wesley Waller. Lt. Christopher Elam, 32, was charged Friday with misdemeanor larceny, Waller said in a press release... Full story

 

Account set up to benefit staff sergeant's family

Staff report An online account has been set up on behalf of the surviving family members of a staff sergeant serving at Cannon Air Force Base who was killed last week in a training exercise. Jordan Lewis, 30, is survived by his wife and two... Full story

 

Officials shift most of $14 million to draw interest

Deputy Editor [email protected] Almost three months ago, some $14 million generated by a Curry County bond issue was sitting in a bank account not drawing interest. County officials now say they have shifted the bulk of that cash to investment...

 

Art of interview changes with times

Local columnist As a college student, I stumbled into a class called “Techniques of Interview.” At the time I was majoring in radio and television communications, and I presumed the class would teach me about putting a microphone in someone’s f...

 

Committees reject two TRICARE reform plans

Military Update Both the Senate and House armed services committees have rejected two TRICARE reform plans, one from the Obama administration to raise fees and consolidate the triple-option health benefit, and a second from the Military Compensation...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    May 18, 2015

Police Blotter - May 19

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:42 a.m.: Parole violation, Eighth and Reid streets. • 7:43 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1300 block of North Lea Str...

 

Pages past — May 19

May 19 On this date ... 1975: Funeral services were being planned for Horace Large, 77, of Clovis who drowned in Ute Lake. Officials said a boat carrying three men capsized in strong winds on May 17. Sgt. H.C. Dixon of Cannon Air Force Base and... Full story

 

What's happening — May 19

Today Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon 321 Connelly, Clovis City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 AARP Driver Safety Class — 8 a.m. - noon age 55 and above $15 member of AARP $20 Non Member Payable by check only Information/register:...

 

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