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Articles from the June 3, 2018 edition

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Judge requirements few, responsibility large

If you saw it as a “help wanted” ad, you might skip it assuming there’s some kind of catch. “Experience preferred but not required, high school diploma or equivalent needed. Salary $90,000 per year. Apply at county clerk’s office....


Tally in for campaign spending

Area political candidates have spent almost $85,000 this campaign season in effort to become the next magistrate judge, county commissioner or sheriff, records show. The primary election is Tuesday. The financial reports from the New Mexico Campaign... Full story


Pages past - June 3

On this date ... 1988: Former Dallas Cowboys football player Walt Garrison was in Clovis in his second profession, as a card-carrying member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys of America and a...


Reporter's notebook - June 3

A carrot and stick approach to truancy They say 90 percent of success is simply, ‘showing up.’ For a Clovis High School junior, the remaining 10 percent is the luck of the draw. District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced this week that Cole Carlton...


Events calendar - June 3

Monday • Theatre Arts and Drama Academy — 9 a.m. to noon for students in grades four through six and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for students in grades seven through nine at the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Center. Tuition is $75 per student for...


Press access necessary for democracy

We get it. The relationship between reporters and the government officials they cover can be testy. And if officials sometimes find it irksome to have the free press poking endlessly around their business, we understand. But if reporters aren’t on...


Dispatcher true community servant

With my lightning-quick moves in basketball shorts, the only task more stressful for 32-year-old Carl Smith than guarding me in jeans is being a 911 dispatcher. Working for Portales Communications, a city entity, he sees the worst and best of... Full story


Reflections on Sod Poodles, Hart Attacks

I’m no stranger to sports nickname controversy. In the 1990s, I wrote a newspaper column suggesting a few changes for regional school sports teams. That’s been a long time and I can’t find the column online, but I do remember a few of my...

 By Patti Dobson    Voices    June 3, 2018

Gardens are works in progress

Playing in the dirt is good for the soul. The past several days have been a blur of activity at Head Acres. We have pulled weeds, dodged some nasty looking bugs, and ran screaming from some pretty...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 3, 2018

ENMU public safety department get pay hike

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents unanimously approved a salary increase for the university’s department of public safety at Saturday’s meeting. Chancellor Jeff Elwell said the department will receive 2.5 to 3 percen...

 By Betty Williamson    News    June 3, 2018

In depth: Storyteller in bronze

If the United States Postal Service had a loyalty program, Lea County cowboy artist Curtis Fort would be a platinum member. Or maybe, more appropriately, bronze. Almost every evening he's in the... Full story


Our People: Life on the diamond

Dwayne Grenko was born and raised in Gallup, a twin brother to Wayne Grenko of Gallup. He grew up loving sports with his favorite being baseball. He wasn't much interested in academia in his earlier...

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 3, 2018

We'll all be eating more chicken

I might have told you before that I ate a lot of chicken growing up. That would be fried chicken. We ate chicken at least a couple days a week, usually at dinner — that’s the noon meal if you...


Socks with sandals is a thing

We all have our moments when we decide we want to experiment and have fun with fashion. In doing so, we hope not to make a fashion faux pa when we walk into a room. Today, it's so easy to be “that...


Working with color rules in interior design on coming show

Information on creating space with pattern and wood burning celtic knots will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...


Senior calendar - June 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 3, 2018

Clovis cricket building solid reputation

CLOVIS — When thinking of cricket, most Americans likely think of a jolly good game played across the pond, maybe after a spot of tea and some crumpets. It is indeed a sport often associated with... Full story


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