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Davis: Making the dream happen worth it

What do a Duck Dynasty mug, a Despicable Me Minions mug, a wand cast of resin, a Donald Duck hat, and a key to the Haunted Hotel have in common? link Clyde Davis They all relocated from various...

 

Albuquerque's Livington crowned Miss New Mexico

Staff Writer [email protected] After a week of early mornings, late nights, and tight schedules, a new Miss New Mexico has been crowned. link Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Former Miss New Mexico...

 

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Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Former Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, right, crowns Miss New Mexico 2015 Marissa Livingston Saturday night during the final night of the Miss New Mexico Pageant at the Eastern New Mexico University thea... Full story

 

Rams rally to win ENMU camp title

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] After a surprising run to the Eastern New Mexico University team camp title, Kambrey Blakey and a smattering of teammates got set for a photo with the first-place...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    June 20, 2015

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Portales guard Bailey Rowley directs traffic during the first half of Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University team camp title game at Greyhound Arena. Portales defeated Hobbs 43-42 in overtime.... Full story

 

Miss New Mexico crowned

link Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Former Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, right, crowns Miss New Mexico 2015 Marissa Livingston Saturday night during the final night of the Miss New Mexico Pageant at... Full story

 

Miss Duke City takes NM crown

STAFF WRITER [email protected] After a week of early mornings, late nights, and tight schedules, a new Miss New Mexico has been crowned. Judges crowned Miss Duke City, Marissa Livingston, as Miss New Mexico 2015 with 15-year-old Sasha Butcher of...

 

Helmet given new home

link Courtesy photo: Becky Merrill AMVETS Department Commander Tommy Knight of Clovis and AMVETS Second State Vice Brenda Hunt of Farmington present a plaque and steel pot helmet to a wounded warrior...

 

Celebrating Portales' past, present

Staff Writer [email protected] link Staff photo: Anna George Karl Terry, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, left, congratulates pioneers of the year Charlene Foster, right, and... Full story

 

Notebook — June 21

Congratulations ... To the Portales High girls basketball team for capturing the team camp championship at Eastern New Mexico University. Portales entered as the sixth seed, but rallied for three straight wins —including a 43-42 win over Class 6A... Full story

 

To do list — June 21

Monday • Avenging Activity — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, Fit camp at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Tuesday • Comic Crafts — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, “Paint Resist” at Portales Public Library. Information:... Full story

 

Father figures take many shapes

Staff Writer [email protected] Jon Barr, a digital filmmaking professor at Eastern New Mexico University, had been a father for only a few days when he first celebrated Father’s Day with his teenage step kids. Barr married Mary Ayala, the dean... Full story

 

Boswell: Words are my passion

Depending on what your passion is in life, I have observed that everyone has different elements that speak to them more than others. link Alisa Boswell For those in the music realm, whether singers,...

 

City manager talks water rate hike

Editor’s note: Sam Standefer is the Portales city manager. He and other officials are regularly asked to respond to questions about recent issues: With no public comment being given at the recent public hearing on water and sewage rate increases, h...

 

Pages past — June 21

On this date ...link 1975: District Attorney Fred Hensley announced he would abandon his private law practice on July 1 and become a full-time district attorney for Curry and Roosevelt counties....

 

English professor candidate has passion for writing

link Staff photos: Anna George Above: Jessica Karbowiak, a native New Yorker, teaches a creative writing class at Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday so the faculty can review her teaching... Full story

 

Celebrating freedom

link Staff photo: Aubry Buzek George Houston of Clovis and other volunteers serve barbecue to the community at the 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday at O.G. Potter Memorial Park. Houston...

 

Commissioner raises concerns about closed-door jail assessment

Deputy Editor [email protected] Two Curry County commissioners, the county manager, the county attorney and members of the New Mexico Association of Counties conducted a closed-door assessment of the Curry County jail at the end of May. That...

 

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