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Articles from the June 13, 2012 edition

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EPCOG budget, new officers approved

The Eastern Plains Council of Government's Board of Directors approved the 2012-2013 budget and election of officers Wednesday at its annual meeting in Tucumcari. The budget ($361,587) is lower then last year's budget since Work Force Solutions in...

 

Rodeoers set for state

In many sports events, preliminaries lead toward something often called the "finals." This weekend though, the whole thing is called the finals when New Mexico's best high school cowboys and cowgirls... Full story

 

Rodeoers set for state

In many sports events, preliminaries lead toward something often called the "finals." This weekend though, the whole thing is called the finals when New Mexico's best high school cowboys and cowgirls...

 

Storm leaves trail of damage

The Gonzales family van sat in the driveway of their Dora residence Wednesday morning looking battered, with two shattered windshields and multiple dents. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Air... Full story

 

Storm leaves trail of damage

The Gonzales family van sat in the driveway of their Dora residence Wednesday morning looking battered, with two shattered windshields and multiple dents. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Air...

 

Ticket feature: Events center hosting barrel racing event

If you like barrel racing, accompanied by little else, the Curry County Event Center will have plenty of action next weekend. Courtesy photo: Pixel Worx II JJ Thompson, originally of Lubbock, and her...

 

Two more arrested in NM driver's license fraud ring

PORTALES — Portales police have arrested two people involved in what authorities call a sophisticated ring that specialized in helping illegal immigrants obtain fraudulent New Mexico driver's licenses. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew...

 

Ticket feature: Events center hosting barrel racing event

If you like barrel racing, accompanied by little else, the Curry County Event Center will have plenty of action next weekend. Courtesy photo: Pixel Worx II JJ Thompson, originally of Lubbock, and her... Full story

 

Two more arrests made in license fraud ring

Two more arrests have been made in Portales connected to what officials are calling a sophisticated driver's license fraud ring. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said Wednesday that Victoria Diaz and Jose-Luis Tirado surrendered...

 

Two more arrests made in license fraud ring

Two more arrests have been made in Portales connected to what officials are calling a sophisticated driver's license fraud ring. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said Wednesday that Victoria Diaz and Jose-Luis Tirado surrendered...

 

EPCOG board approves budget

The Eastern Plains Council of Government's Board of Directors approved the 2012-2013 budget and election of officers Wednesday at its annual meeting in Tucumcari. The budget ($361,587) is lower then last year's budget since Work Force Solutions in...

 

EPCOG board approves budget

The Eastern Plains Council of Government's Board of Directors approved the 2012-2013 budget and election of officers Wednesday at its annual meeting in Tucumcari. The budget ($361,587) is lower then last year's budget since Work Force Solutions in... Full story

 

Thirteen set to compete in annual soapbox derby

For the 11th year, Clovis youths will be on a roll as the Clovis Soapbox Derby takes over Sycamore Street 10 a.m. Saturday. File photo Rockell Horton, back, and Chloe Cowman race down Sycamore Street...

 

Education feature: Hands-on projects help students build math skills

Eighty students from at least 10 Clovis elementary schools spent the last week and a half learning math and science at Marshall Middle School through hands-on projects. The second annual Junior Wildcat Math and Science Camp was an extended learning...

 

Police blotter - June 14

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Tuesday 10:19 a.m.: walk up requested to speak to an officer regarding in reference to threats. 10:27 a.m.: Officer requested a case number. 11:49 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a female...

 

Q&A: Dairy board vice chair talks position, challenges

The Dairy Farmers of America's board of directors has re-elected area dairy farmer Wayne Palla as first vice chairman of the board. Palla and his son Eric of Clovis, have an integrated farm operation with dairy, crop farming and cattle ranching. In...

 

Q&A: Dairy board vice chair talks position, challenges

The Dairy Farmers of America's board of directors has re-elected area dairy farmer Wayne Palla as first vice chairman of the board. Palla and his son Eric of Clovis, have an integrated farm operation with dairy, crop farming and cattle ranching. In... Full story

 

Education column: Teamwork, enthusiasm help make outdoor classroom reality

Once upon a time a teacher named Donna Stewart began Character Council at Cameo to teach students about civic duties and leadership and other important aspects of character. Along came another teacher, Kendra Peloquin, a special education teacher...

 

Police blotter - June 14

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:20 a.m.: Caller reported motor vehicle collision with a cow in the road, near state road 108 and Curry Road 14. 3:08 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired nearby, 1500 block of North... Full story

 

My turn: First-grade teachers still dear to me

Two people I have treasured for a long time will be leading the Heritage Days Parade on Saturday as Roosevelt County's Pioneers of the Year: Bill and Peggy Prater. The Praters started teaching at Dora School in 1967, the same year I started first...

 

Letters to the editor: Horse slaughter critics unrealistic

On May 11, you printed a letter from state Sen. Mary Jane Garcia with her thought that horse slaughter leads to over-breeding of horses. May we disagree completely with her? I am 66 years old and have been on the back of a horse for at least 62 of...

 

Editorial: Workforce agreement cuts competition

The Santa Fe City Council is considering a temporary hold on the stealth "community workforce agreement" ordinance it passed in February. Rather than delaying this act of political pandering to labor unions by the mayor and council, the council shoul...

 

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