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Bagwell, Rotich named school's Lone Star scholars

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico seniors Ezra Bagwell and Mercy Rotich were selected as the school’s recipients of the Lone Star Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards, according to a Monday release from the conference. Following each school yea...

 

Ten hurt in Muleshoe bus crash

MULESHOE - A school bus crash north of Muleshoe sent nine children and a truck driver to area hospitals, officials said early Tuesday evening. The truck driver suffered “medium to severe... Full story

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    June 12, 2019

Will Bates: Much of Pep called him 'Dad'

I collect historical tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from Junes past in Roosevelt County papers: • June 1, 1950: Eastern New Mexico University formally dedicated three...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    June 12, 2019

Husband made a friend in raven 'Big Boy'

My husband, Peter, decided to make friends with a raven. We have a lot of ravens around our house. Ravens are smart birds and Peter did some research on them. They mate for life and can live to be 17 years old in the wild. They learn to recognize peo...

 

Grandparents would be pleased to see future of High Plains

With Curry County’s Pioneer Days celebration in the books and Roosevelt County set to celebrate its Heritage Days this weekend, I can’t help but think of those folks who settled eastern New...

 

Faith: A world where the meek rule is better

To be truly meek is to be truly strong. The Bible says regarding one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known that the man Moses was the meekest of all the men on the earth. But in the Hall...

 

Events calendar - June 12

Today • Peanut Butter Cookie Day — all day, Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free cookies and milk. Information: 575-762-8700 • Allied Health Synergy Camp 2019 — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Clovis Community College,...

 

Meetings calendar - June 12

Today • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m., EPCOG office, 418 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Thursday • Curry County Health Council — Noon-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 12, 2019

Camp jump-start for students

PORTALES - A long-standing summer choir camp wraps up this week at Eastern New Mexico University with a public performance Thursday afternoon. Dating back to the 1950s and now in its 14th year under t...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 12, 2019

Race remembers tombstone thefts

FORT SUMNER -There probably weren't many people in Fort Sumner cheering the flight of Billy the Kid's tombstone in 1951. Nor were many likely happy to see it stolen a second time in 1981. On Saturday...

 

Soap box derby getting set

CLOVIS — The Clovis Rotary Club has been hosting the city’s soap box derby for so long, its first racers could now have racers of their own. “Or our first champion is now 30; we could look at it that way,” race organizer Larry Erwin said....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 12, 2019

Ute Lake Camp Meeting starts Thursday

LOGAN — For the 41st time in 43 years, and the 10th consecutive year in Logan, fellowship and camping will mix as the Ute Lake Camp Meeting runs Thursday through Saturday at Ute Lake Park. The event, running 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, is part of...

 

Pages past - June 12

On this date ... 1969: The Clovis News-Journal comics lineup included “Peanuts,” “Mickey Finn,” “Short Ribs” and “Bugs Bunny.” Charlie Brown was telling Snoopy that he’d be gone for two weeks and that goodbyes were difficult. “My...

 

Education digest - June 12

ENMU second for affordability U.S. News and World Report has ranked Eastern New Mexico University second on its list of affordable colleges for international students, according to its website. The magazine surveyed 976 schools in total, with annual...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 12, 2019

Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

CLOVIS - Progress doesn't come easily. It's important, then, to celebrate the advances of past generations while reminding the new ones of the work still to be done. There will be some of both -...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 12, 2019

Portales school board members puzzle over 'allocation error'

PORTALES — The Board of Education for Portales Municipal Schools is scratching its head over an “allocation error” to the tune of $200,000 for its special education program. The issue was discussed at Monday’s PMS board meeting, when Special...

 

Library board seeking four

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has four vacancies to fill on its Clovis-Carver Public Library Board. The positions are for two area residents and two student representatives. The board meets 5:30 p.m. on the last Monday of every July, October,...

 

Water service repairs ongoing

PORTALES — City workers began water utility repairs Monday on University Drive, according to a release from the city. Repairs to the water service will be ongoing throughout the week. Workers are attempting to limit water outages, but may disrupt...

 

Man killed in accident

MELROSE — A Tijeras man was killed Tuesday morning in an accident involving three tractor trailers just west of Melrose. Richard Joseph, 45, was declared dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred just before 5:30 a.m. according to...

 

Research doesn't merit restrictions from government

Another day, another attack on innovation and science. The Trump administration announced last week that the federal government would block funding for medical research by scientists using fetal tissues, halting progress on promising projects that...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 12, 2019

Let people find their own solutions

It amazes me how often people create worse problems while trying to solve problems. Most problems can be solved; some probably can’t. Don’t give up trying to solve the hard problems, though. You n...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    June 12, 2019

Latest Anaya offering defies genre

If I had to assign a genre to Rudolfo Anaya’s latest book, “Chupacabra Meets Billy The Kid,” I’d say it’s of the Western / science fiction / fantasy / Chicano literature / historical fiction genre, as if there’s such a thing. Maybe...

 

Jail log - June 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Gladys Paulk, 62, larceny ($250 or less) • Damian Bargas, 22, failure to appear on a felony charge • Ray Gomez, 46, driving while license suspended or revoked • Sean...

 

Historic Pages - June 12

70 years ago: By The Way, the rain was great Click Here to Download...

 

Between Issues: Bagwell, Miles honored by ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University selected senior Ezra Bagwell and junior Kandice Miles as its top academic athletes for the 2018-19 season, according to a release from the school. The Academic Greyhounds, one male and one female, are...

 

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