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Supreme Court upholds part of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials declared victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of the state's immigration law, while immigrant rights groups vowed to prevent that part of the law from ever taking...

 

Officials: Arizona bill not likely to have much local impact

Officials polled across New Mexico doubt the Supreme Court upholding the most-discussed portion of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 will have much local impact. But the reason why is, like Monday's decision, somewhat split. In a 5-3 opinion released...

 

New Mexico's A-F grading system flawed

The intention of the state's new school grading system was to simplify the accountability process. Instead of categories such as Restructuring Year 1 or Corrective Action, each school gets a grade of "A" through "F." Simple, right? For the parents,...

 

Doherty awarded Melrose baseball position

Melrose promoted from within Monday, giving Jim Doherty coaching duties for the Buffalo baseball squad. Doherty, who came to Melrose from Des Moines last year, finished his first season as boys basketball coach. "Coach Doherty is an outstanding... Full story

 

Doherty awarded Melrose baseball position

Melrose promoted from within Monday, giving Jim Doherty coaching duties for the Buffalo baseball squad. Doherty, who came to Melrose from Des Moines last year, finished his first season as boys basketball coach. "Coach Doherty is an outstanding...

 

Zias add four distance runners

Four athletes have been signed to compete for the Eastern New Mexico University women's cross country and track and field teams, according to a release from the university. The four athletes, all from New Mexico high schools, include Amber Saiz of...

 

Zias add four distance runners

Four athletes have been signed to compete for the Eastern New Mexico University women's cross country and track and field teams, according to a release from the university. The four athletes, all from New Mexico high schools, include Amber Saiz of...

 

Summer busy time for catching strays

Jeanne Barnes said in her neighborhood of Portales on South Main Avenue, stray cats are a problem to the point that she bought her own cat trap. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales Animal Control Officer Wally Chambers demonstrates how to... Full story

 

Officials: Arizona bill not likely to have much local impact

Officials polled across New Mexico doubt the Supreme Court upholding the most-discussed portion of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 will have much local impact. But the reason why is, like Monday's decision, somewhat split. In a 5-3 opinion released...

 

Steps taken to aid soccer associations

The Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee, following a long discussion on the future of soccer and softball in Clovis, made moves to help Clovis' local soccer associations have slightly bigger homes. Space and money remain concerns...

 

Streets to undergo draining, widening work

Several streets on the north side of Portales are undergoing what city officials say is a much-needed street drainage channelization and infrastructure project. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Richard Esquibe of K. Barnett and Sons brushes...

 

Fireworks organizers seeking donations

Certainly, organizers of Clovis' annual 4th of July fireworks display don't really favor one contributor over another. After all, as it says in a recent press release from the Clovis Chamber of... Full story

 

Business feature: Pack and Mail making transition

The storefront may say Pack and Mail, but it's obvious that a quick look in the Prince Street location makes little of its business with actual packing and/or mailing of items. CNJ staff photo: Kevin...

 

No injuries in attempted shooting

No injuries were reported in an attempted shooting Saturday on Prince Street, according to a Clovis Police Department incident report. According to the report, officers responded to a call of shots fired around 2:43 a.m. on Saturday at Seventh and... Full story

 

Business digest - June 26

Marketing firm wins award Elliott Marketing of Clovis was named as a bronze winner in the 33rd annual Telly Awards, a nationwide competition with nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. The winning commercial, part of an...

 

Police blotter: June 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 11:44 a.m.: Deputy attempted to locate a subject with a bench warrant, 1400 block South Avenue K. 12:25 p.m.: Caller requested an officer for a probation violation, 1400 block South Avenue E....

 

Police blotter - June 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 5:19 a.m.: Caller reported someone driving erratically, driving into people's driveways and doing donuts on the main street, Main Street, Melrose. 1:22 p.m.: Caller witnessed the theft... Full story

 

My turn: Small town folk stay just as busy

A couple of weekends ago I went to an afternoon concert. Like other weekends, this one was jam-packed, but I didn't want to miss it. After all, the granddaughter of my good friends was part of this traveling group of singers. A friend asked where my...

 

Press release: Melrose Schools names baseball coach

The Melrose School Baseball program will have a seasoned face leading the baseball program for the 2013 season. Jim Doherty, who just finished his first season as the Melrose Basketball Coach, will add to his duties by taking over the baseball team... Full story

 

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number...

 

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number... Full story

 

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number...

 

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number... Full story

 

Judge enters not-guilty plea for murder suspect

The man accused in Clovis' most recent homicide waived bond and reading of the charges against him on Monday morning. District Judge Donna Mowrer entered a not-guilty plea after Jimmy Reagan stood...

 

Judge enters not-guilty plea for murder suspect

The man accused in Clovis' most recent homicide waived bond and reading of the charges against him on Monday morning. District Judge Donna Mowrer entered a not-guilty plea after Jimmy Reagan stood... Full story

 

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