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Articles from the August 9, 2016 edition

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Educators get lesson in ‘Capturing Kids’ Hearts’

STAFF WRITER [email protected] In preparation for the new school year, local educators gathered Tuesday for a training program that “creates a student-centered culture in the classroom while...

 

Local officials to be educated on Zika precautions

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Local officials say they will be traveling to Albuquerque to learn more about how to deal with the Zika virus, despite there still being no known cases in Roosevelt County. One of the two kinds of mosquitos...

 

Portales schools begin year with more security

PNT correspondent Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education members heard about how the district is winding down from the summer by finishing up 20 maintenance projects at their Monday night meeting. Director of Maintenance Nat Gomez reported tha... Full story

 

Police blotter

The following are a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 11:02 a.m.: Theft report, 800 block North Avenue M, report taken • 2:02 p.m.: Breaking and entering, 1800 block Loma Vista, report...

 

Philpott: Uncertainty still surrounds veteran legislation

Two no-cost initiatives to honor the service of Reserve and National Guard members are edging forward in Congress, though final passage this year is still far from certain. The more familiar of the...

 

Clovis implements curfew after string of vandalism

Staff Writer [email protected] Following more than $10,000 in damages from vandalism and theft at nine Clovis schools, a curfew has been instated for the entire year. “Trespassing signs will address the times of the day people can be on our... Full story

 

Judge rules to drop 21 counts of battery in local case

STAFF REPORT A Curry County district court judge ruled Tuesday that 21 aggravated battery counts against a Fort Sumner man also facing an April kidnapping charge be merged into one count. During the motion hearing to dismiss counts three through 24...

 

To do list

Friday • Child Find screenings — 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Dora schools. Development checks for ages 0-5. Information: 575-477-2211 Ongoing • Open tennis courts — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays all summer at Portales Junior High... Full story

 

School district sets facility curfew for entire school year

Staff Writer [email protected] Following more than $10,000 in damages from vandalism and theft at nine Clovis schools, a curfew has been instated for the entire year. “Trespassing signs will address the times of the day people can be on our... Full story

 

Judge merges charges on kidnapping

STAFF REPORT A Curry County district court judge ruled Tuesday that 22 aggravated battery counts against a Fort Sumner man also facing an April kidnapping charge be merged into one count. During the... Full story

 

MainStreet officials discuss railroad park work

STAFF REPORT Following a tour of the new Curry County Administration Building, Clovis MainStreet held its board meeting Tuesday at the Eastern Plains Council of Governments office. During the meeting: • The board discussed developments on the...

 

Events calendar — Aug. 10

Today Landfill Tour — 7:30 a.m. Public Works, 801 S. Norris St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday Pulitzer Book Club — 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Friday Cannon Appreciation...

 

Meetings calendar — Aug. 10

Today Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Elida City Meeting — 7 p.m. City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida. Information: 575-274-6465. Board of Directors Annual Meeting — 10 a.m....

 

Pages Past — Aug. 10

Aug. 10 1976: Clovis city and school officials were debating what to do about accumulation of water at Norman Vohs Stadium. A recent 5-inch rain had left the field flooded. School officials had asked...

 

McDonald: Now is time for Johnson to take spotlight

Gary Johnson’s 15 minutes of fame has finally arrived. The former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party candidate for president is getting some attention by the national media as an alte... Full story

 

McDonald: Now is Johnson's chance to grab spotlight

Gary Johnson’s 15 minutes of fame has finally arrived. The former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party candidate for president is getting some attention by the national media as an... Full story

 

APS/APD overreach enough to cause taxpayer indigestion

Who wins when a middle-school principal, assistant principal and school cop use a state law on interfering with the educational process to handcuff and arrest a seventh-grader who refuses to stop burping in PE? Certainly not the administrators or...

 

APS/APD overreach enough to cause taxpayer indigestion

Who wins when a middle-school principal, assistant principal and school cop use a state law on interfering with the educational process to handcuff and arrest a seventh-grader who refuses to stop burping in PE? Certainly not the administrators or...

 

New Mexico fishing report — Aug. 9

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,... Full story

 

New Mexico fishing report — Aug. 9

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

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