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Articles from the July 9, 2016 edition

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Local market off to slow start

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The Portales Farmer’s Market kicked off Thursday evening with only two vendors on site at the First Street and Avenue B market location. While it is off to a...

 

Former Portales man sentenced to 18 years in prison

STAFF WRITER [email protected] A former Portales man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to child molestation charges. Jose Zamora, 33, pleaded to three separate c... Full story

 

Criminal cases continue through court

STAFF WRITER [email protected] On Thursday, three cases were brought before Portales Ninth Judicial District Judge Donna Mowrer: • A pre-trial conference was held for alleged child molester Rocky Banda to discuss the defendant’s lack of...

 

Local transgender people talk about life experiences

According to a recent report by National Public Radio, New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest percentages of adults who identify as transgender — 0.8 percent. Three area transgender adults...

 

School officials say respect is best transgender policy

Staff Writer [email protected] Transgender policies and practices are a hot topic nationwide. Several Roosevelt and Curry County school officials say respect is the best policy. Johnnie Cain, superintendent of Portales Municipal School District,...

 

Boswell: About to say the hardest goodbye

I know I’ve done it before — devoted my column to my grieving over great staff members and coworkers leaving me for new chapters in their lives. It’s never so much self-pitying as it is a need... Full story

 

Stevens: Don McAlavy had a passion for our past

Don McAlavy was known for many talents. Some knew him best as a historian, others as an artist, and still others as an actor. I knew him as a journalist. McAlavy, 84, died in January after a long...

 

Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 1:35 p.m.: Domestic in progress, 200 block South Avenue F • 2:54 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block West 17th Street • 5:17 p.m.:...

 

Pages Past

On this date ... July 10 1956: Floyd Golden, president of Eastern New Mexico University, was preparing to leave for an education workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The five-day seminar was to be held...

 

Pages past — July 10

On this date ... 1956: Floyd Golden, president of Eastern New Mexico University, was preparing to leave for an education workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The five-day seminar was to be held on the campus of the University of Michigan. 1956: Clovis...

 

Zia cruises in state Senior opener

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia Senior League All-Star baseball team drew an early start in the opening round of the state tournament. Fortunately, the squad’s bats were wide awake.... Full story

 

To do list

Monday • Get Your Game On — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Game: Unplugged. Information: 575-356-3940 Tuesday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Melted crayon art....

 

First step: Eliminating 'us vs. them' mentality

About 50 people gathered Friday outside the Clovis Police Department to pray and show support for local officers following the shooting deaths of police in Dallas on Thursday. One question on everyone’s mind: Could this happen here? We all know... Full story

 

First step: Eliminating 'us vs. them' mentality

About 50 people gathered Friday outside the Clovis Police Department to pray and show support for local officers following the shooting deaths of police in Dallas on Thursday. One question on everyone’s mind: Could this happen here? We all know...

 

Sloan: Cholesterol struggle is real

On the rare occasions people take a break from being outraged over politics, they might use the brief armistices to envision their nemeses as humans. Liberal, conservative or apathetic, everyone has a... Full story

 

Sloan: Cholesterol struggle is real

On the rare occasions people take a break from being outraged over politics, they might use the brief armistices to envision their nemeses as humans. Liberal, conservative or apathetic, everyone has...

 

Wilson: Safety, trust demands accountability

Picture a city of about 35,000, or just picture Clovis. Imagine this Clovis, for 15 years, experiences a fatal shooting every month. We know the shooter every time. Most shootings had witnesses, and some are on video, yet nobody goes to jail and... Full story

 

Wilson: Safety, trust demands accountability

Picture a city of about 35,000, or just picture Clovis. Imagine this Clovis, for 15 years, experiences a fatal shooting every month. We know the shooter every time. Most shootings had witnesses, and some are on video, yet nobody goes to jail and... Full story

 

Public reaction mixed on water sustainability

Staff Writer [email protected] On the heels of the Eastern New Mexico Water Conservation Summit, public reaction to the approach with regard to local water sustainability remains varied. The summit offered a series of presenters and a pair of pane... Full story

 

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