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Articles from the July 15, 2014 edition

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Fort Sumner female sheriff's candidate dead at 39

The De Baca County woman hoping to become New Mexico’s first female sheriff in nearly 50 years has died. Chavez Funeral Home Director Juan Chavez said he spoke with someone at the De Baca County’s Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday night who...

 

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Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High senior-to-be Shelby Jones this week committed verbally to play college basketball at Abilene Christian. Jones, a key member of CHS’ 2013 Class 5A state championship squad, averaged 10 points and seven... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    July 15, 2014

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hector Mellecio splits the defense of Joe Romero, left, and Isac Maes during a pickup soccer game on Tuesday at Yucca Middle School. The players had a pickup-game of 3-on-3 with no goalies and youth nets prior to scrimmages... Full story

 

A new take on drive-through service

link _ Staff writer [email protected] Dominos employees were in for a surprise Tuesday morning when a pickup truck crashed through the front doors of the building shortly before the lunch rush and came to a stop in front of the ordering counter.... Full story

 

CHS boys soccer team busy in July

link _ Staff writer [email protected] The field at Yucca Middle School is green, the kind of green that means either a healthy rain or an astronomical water bill. Flip-flops and casual shoes are traded for cleats, as dozens of Clovis Wildcats...

 

Lady Cats' Jones commits to ACU

link ... Sports writer [email protected] Two of the top returning players on the Clovis High girls basketball team now know where they’ll be playing in college. Senior-to-be post Shelby Jones made a verbal commitment to Division I Abilene... Full story

 

Area gets above-average rainfall so far

Staff report The rainfall from Monday night’s thunderstorm brought Portales to above average in the historical year-to-day, according to Chris Luckett, meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Portales’ year-to-date rain... Full story

 

Revised jail contracts approved

Senior writer [email protected] Roosevelt County commissioners tightened the terms of inmate housing agreements with other counties but failed to take any action at their Tuesday meeting in response to the July 2 escape of an inmate during...

 

Moving forward

link ... Calloway Senior writer [email protected] With gold and chrome-colored shovels in hand, area and state leadership broke ground Tuesday at the construction site for Portales’ new...

 

Events calendar — July 16

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Kids Tennis Camp — 8 a.m.-8:55 a.m., Portales Rams Tennis courts. For 4-8 year-olds. The camp is free. Information: [email protected] or 760-4151. Kids... Full story

 

Police blotter — July 16

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:16 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block of South Avenue F. • 2:17 a.m.: Fireworks complaint, Boxwood Circle and University Drive. • 3:07 a.m.: Prowlers, 600 block of Wes...

 

Smitten with Creamsicle kitten

link Christina Calloway Staff columnist In the great debate of which domesticated furry friend is the best, I’ve always been a sucker for a pup. I used to beg my mom daily for a dog when I was a...

 

Meetings watch — July 16

Portales City Council Here are three things you should know about Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting: • Council approved Mayor Sharon King to sign a cooperative agreement with the New Mexico Department of Transportation for fiscal year...

 

ENMU's Buurma recognized

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team. Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a...

 

ENMU's Buurma recognized

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team. Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a...

 

Mood not joyous for most despite economic uptick

No wonder there is joy on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones industrial average has traded above 17,000 for the first time. On Main Street, however, the mood is not yet joyous. Issued on the stock market’s last trading day before the Fourth of July,... Full story

 

Mood not joyous for most despite economic uptick

No wonder there is joy on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones industrial average has traded above 17,000 for the first time. On Main Street, however, the mood is not yet joyous. Issued on the stock market’s last trading day before the Fourth of July,...

 

Some genetic testing covered again

link Tom Philpott Military Update The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical “demonstrations,” will restore TRICARE coverage this... Full story

 

Ethnic fair entry forms due

Staff report As Event Coordinator Selmus Price ties up the loose ends for the 2014 Ethnic Fair, set to take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park, there’s one final step that only community members can complete. Clovisites must make it known...

 

Some genetic testing covered again

link Tom Philpott Military Update The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical “demonstrations,” will restore TRICARE coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient... Full story

 

Happy 'Weird' Al's back in action

link Kevin Wilson Staff columnist Getting on the Internet every morning is a little wierder this week, and many of us couldn’t be happier. Monday saw the world premiere of the video for...

 

Happy 'Weird' Al's back in action

link Kevin Wilson Staff columnist Getting on the Internet every morning is a little wierder this week, and many of us couldn’t be happier. Monday saw the world premiere of the video for...

 

Cannon Community Center travels to Albuquerque Comic Expo

link _ 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Community Center at Cannon Air Force Base is more than the base’s home for opportunities to get creative, relax and meet with friends ...

 

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