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Articles from the June 5, 2018 edition

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Repaving project short on money

CLOVIS - Curry County's Community Development Block Grant project has hit a financial roadblock. And so the Curry County Commission will be asked to provide direction on how to proceed at today's...

 By David Grieder    News    June 5, 2018

Pioneer Days kicks off Wednesday

CLOVIS — Hold on to your hats — the rodeo is coming to town. Entering its 48th consecutive year, the arrival of the annual Pioneer Days programming shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anybody. In fact, locally it’s as good a sign of...


Locals divided on baker issue

CLOVIS — What is the boundary between discrimination and the exercise of First-Amendment freedoms? That was a topic Monday for eastern New Mexico, which along with the rest of the nation had the opportunity to again consider the rights of a... Full story


Roosevelt County receives tire-disposal grant

PORTALES — Roosevelt County has been awarded a New Mexico Environmental Department grant for the purchase of rubberized emulsion asphalt, made of recycled scrap tires. Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton said in a news release the material...

 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    June 5, 2018

Swallows may be worth cohabitation

It begins with a dab of mud in a discreet corner, easily passed by without drawing attention, yet over the course of a few days, the mud slowly builds upon itself and takes shape, eventually...


Portales officials expected to declare Flag Day

PORTALES — City councilors in Portales are expected to declare June 14 as Flag Day in Portales when they meet at 6:30 tonight. The meeting is slated for the Memorial Building Council Chambers at 200 E. Seventh St. in Portales. Also on the agenda:...


Teen sentenced for school threats

CLOVIS — A Clovis teen has received seven days in the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center, followed by supervised probation for a year, for a social media post that threatened school violence. The unnamed teen will also be required to complete... Full story


Reporter's notebook: Farm to table

Friendship Senior Center members will be showing off their green thumbs as the Friendship Garden Club meets for the first time this morning. Program Coordinator Sandy Pieratt said the club will maintain a vegetable garden located in the back yard...


Events calendar - June 5

Today • 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...


Meetings calendar - June 5

Today • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in the Curry County Commission chambers, 417 Gidding St. Information: 575-763-6016 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information:...


Pages past - June 5

On this date ... 1993: Clovis' annual Pioneer Days Parade attracted hundreds of people and dozens of entries, as usual. What was unusual was the weather. "The thermometer hovered in the low 50s at... Full story


Jail logs - June 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Monday: Clovis • Rogelio Lopez, 19, aggravated battery (deadly weapon), resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Alex Romero, 26, probation violation • Joann...


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