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Tomorrow isn't promised, but love lasts forever

link Patti Dobson By: Patti Dobson Sometimes we have to get knocked around a bit by life to figure out — or remember — the things (or people) that really matter. We get so caught up in the...

 

Accreditation process assessment complete

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The Roosevelt County Detention Center is revamping its approach to the New Mexico Government Accreditation Program, Adult Detention Standards process, according to an assessment performed by contractor Sandra Stewar...

 

Kids' College a cultural exploration

Staff Writer [email protected] link Staff photo: Anna George Roderic Neal, left, 8, and Gavin Gore, right, 8, chase each other on Thursday during a physical activity at Eastern New Mexico...

 

New Mexicans insured through marketplace increasing

Staff Writer [email protected] The number of people receiving marketplace health insurance in New Mexico has risen by almost half in the last five months, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While the number of...

 

Notebook — June 5

Hot cars ... • These aren’t just hot rods and street rods. Included in the mix of 15-20 cars on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Clovis is a Ferrari Testarossa. Uh huh. It’s part of the 20th Street Rodder Road Tour from Pamona, Califor...

 

Meetings watch

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford were present. All items listed below passed on 8-0 votes: • The commission tabled an easement request on the...

 

Brown: Some pairings go beyond definition

Cattle operations all have specific accepted terminology. link Audra Brown In what is commonly referred to as a “cow-calf” operation, we use the term, “pair,” a lot. This word, in common...

 

Dedicated grad appointed to judgeship

Editor’s note: Where are they now is a weekly feature updating the lives of Eastern New Mexico University graduates. Growing up in rural Lincoln County, Mickie Vega remembers being somewhat intimidated when she first attended Eastern New Mexico...

 

Lucero: Opinion posting not for faint of heart

If you’re going to make your opinion public, be prepared for the backlash. link Joshua Lucero I’ve seen a rash of online opinion posting in recent days, mostly due to the Caitlyn Jenner cover of...

 

Pages past — June 5

On this date ...link 1960: Portales News-Tribune Editor Gordon Greaves was named president of United Press International Editors of New Mexico. He succeeded Jeter Bryan, editor of the Carlsbad...

 

To do list — June 5

Today • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, ‘Strange Magic’ at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Saturday • Old Tyme Music Concert — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oasis State Park. Bring your lawn chair. $5 park entry fee...

 

Brumfield to stay on water authority

More than three years ago, David Lansford defeated Gayla Brumfield in the Clovis mayoral election to win back the position he previously held for three years. In a much smaller vote Thursday, Lansford decided to keep Brumfield on the Eastern New...

 

We should offer welcome to new Archbishop Wester

It’s a time of major transition for the region’s Roman Catholics. In ceremonies Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, Bishop John C. Wester of the Diocese of Salt Lake City was named the 12th archbishop of...

 

Ned Houk set for racing after rains

Staff report A little bit of rain — well, actually a lot — ended up to be no match for maintenance crews at Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex. But the nearly 11 inches of rain did put up a fight. “It was in the worst shape I’ve ever seen it...

 

McManigal: City councils radically un-American

Through observation over my adult life — and especially lately — I have come to a conclusion: city councils are the realm of the petty megalomaniac. They all seem to have this idea that...

 

Render: FBI should ask Clintons about funds

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert finds himself accused of improper sexual contact with a young boy several decades ago and then paying him blackmail money to keep the incident...

 

Notebook

Hot cars ... • These aren’t just hot rods and street rods. Included in the mix of 15-20 cars on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Clovis is a Ferrari Testarossa. Uh huh. It’s part of the 20th Street Rodder Road Tour from Pamona, Califor...

 

Ute Lake Camp Meeting set for June

Staff Report The 37th Annual Ute Lake Camp Meeting is scheduled for June 11-13 at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. The interdenominational event is open to all ages and meals are provided. Pastor Keith Berryman will lead services each morning and...

 

Government health care coverage spikes in New Mexico

Anna George Staff Writer [email protected] The number of people receiving marketplace health insurance in New Mexico has risen by almost half in the last five months, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While the...

 

What's happening

Today 45th Pioneer Days Rodeo — 7:30 p.m. Premium Seats: $20 Reserved Seats: $15 General Admission: $12 Rodeo Dance at the Pavilion featuring StateLine $5 admission with rodeo ticket, $10 without Premium and reserved seating tickets available only...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    June 4, 2015

Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations Wednesday June 3. • 1:15 a.m.: Missing person, 700 block of West Ninth Street. • 1:40 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1500 block...

 

Rockabilly schedule

The following is a schedule of times and events for the third annual Rockabilly on the Route Thursday-Sunday in Tucumcari. Thursday • Welcome to Tucumcari: Noon- 4 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center • Happy Hour Hootenanny: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tri...

 

Old Fort Days commemorate deep history

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] Legend has it that Billy the Kid's tombstone was stolen twice in recent history, so Fort Sumner's Chamber of Commerce decided to create the Tombstone Races in commemoration of the thievery. “Well, Billy the...

 

Magistrate judge developed 'vital' skills at ENMU

link Mickie Vega Where are they now Editor’s note: Where are they now is a weekly feature updating the lives of Eastern New Mexico University graduates. Growing up in rural Lincoln County, Mickie...

 

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