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Articles from the May 23, 2018 edition

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Curry and Roosevelt county ballots

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 5. Absentee and early voting are under way and taking place through June 2. Here are candidates on the ballots in Curry and Roosevelt counties: Curry County Democratic Party Magistrate Judge, Division 1 ...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 23, 2018

County breaks ground on jail addition

CLOVIS - Current and former Curry County officials looked to turn the page on Tuesday as the county held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its detention center addition and renovation project that has... Full story


Reporter's notebook: Local group making waves

From Portales to Cannes, France, the music of Roosevelt Road is spreading. The “country rap” group, consisting of Portales High School graduates Jordan Ennis and Cole Brakebill, had music featured in the film “The Rider,” according to...


New Mexico AG visits Clovis

CLOVIS — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas was in Clovis on Tuesday to meet with area business and community leaders to discuss several issues including net neutrality and sex trafficking. Balderas provided an update on the status of the...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 23, 2018

Clovis school board approves budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the budget for the upcoming school year at Tuesday's meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance Shawna Russel said state-mandated raises to teachers' salaries added...

 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 23, 2018

Laws themselves a senseless crime

Droughts are a serious problem. They cause wildfires, dirt storms, crop failure, and they deplete the aquifer. Droughts are harmful and dangerous. Someone should do something! Why aren’t droughts...


Nothing to celebrate with groundbreaking for jail renovations

Curry County on Tuesday celebrated the groundbreaking for $11.6 million worth of improvements to the jail. But many of us are not celebrating. That’s because county officials asked voters three times, in three dramatically different ways over... Full story


Pages past - May 23

On this date ... 1978: A long battle with leukemia had left former New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs of Portales in a weakened state where he was unable to battle a lung infection that led to pneumonia...


Events calendar - May 23

Today • Tent revival — 6 p.m. at Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 N. Prince St., Clovis. Featuring pastor Ryan Denton from El Paso and music by Glen Wortham. Information: 575-762-4220 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public...


Letter to the editor - May 23

Steps we can take before arming teachers I recently saw a program about Southwestern High School in Shelbyville, Indiana. It has been named “The safest school in America.” The preventions that they have implemented make so much sense. The entire... Full story


Meetings calendar - May 23

Thursday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at the Curry County Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 The meetings calendar is a daily listing of area events. To place an item on the calendar,...


Jail logs - May 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Monday: Clovis • Sarah Robles, 21, failure to pay fines • Shynericc Lewis, 21, failure to pay fines • John Clark, 55, probation violation • Colton McCoy, 20, out of state fugitive ...


Portales gets three North-South softball selections

PORTALES — After winning a district title for a 10th-straight year and finishing with a perfect league record, not to mention a valiant effort at the 4A state tournament earlier this month, it...


Five Rams sign with college programs

PORTALES — Five soon-to-be Portales graduates will resume their athletic careers at the collegiate level, after signing their national letters of intent during a ceremony at Portales High School on... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 23, 2018

Health on relay team's side as nationals await

Editor's note: This is the last in a series of stories on Eastern New Mexico University track and field athletes heading to the Division II national championships this week. PORTALES — The Eastern...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 23, 2018

Nine locals selected to North-South

It's not over yet. High school varsity baseball season ended in Albuquerque a week and a half ago, but all-star games are still to be played at the Bob Ogas North/South All-Star Baseball Classic next...


Thomas resigns from Clovis softball post

CLOVIS — For the third time in five seasons, the Clovis High softball program is looking for a new coach. Clovis Athletic Director Dale Fullerton confirmed Brandi Thomas turned in her resignation...


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