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Articles from the July 16, 2012 edition

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In search of ponies: Pets help build immune system in children

Germs: They do a body good. Finally, a study has surfaced espousing the value of good old dirt and grime and yes, even bacteria. And apparently, dirt is even good for kids, especially when carried into the house by that "nasty ol' dog," if...

 

HPJRA rodeo begins Wednesday

Some 30 years after the fact, Ryan Figg has a picture at home commemorating when he was a team roping champ with the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association. The photo conjures up images of his fellow... Full story

 

HPJRA rodeo begins Wednesday

Some 30 years after the fact, Ryan Figg has a picture at home commemorating when he was a team roping champ with the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association. The photo conjures up images of his fellow...

 

Quay County notches final LL berth

TUCUMCARI — Quay County took the deciding game from Curry County 14-9 on Sunday in the best-of-three District 3 Little League Seniors Division series. Quay won Friday's opener 12-11 at Harris Field before Curry County forced a third game with a...

 

Quay County notches final LL berth

TUCUMCARI — Quay County took the deciding game from Curry County 14-9 on Sunday in the best-of-three District 3 Little League Seniors Division series. Quay won Friday's opener 12-11 at Harris Field before Curry County forced a third game with a...

 

Teen court learning experience

Joshua McLaurin, 13, and Mariah Griego, 13, hovered over paperwork in a conference room in the Clovis Teen Court building Monday afternoon as they prepared for a trial at the Curry County Courthouse.... Full story

 

Letters to the editor: Health Care Act not suited for U.S.

Health Care Act not suited for U.S. In his Thursday letter — "Old health care system was not working" — Leon Logan insinuates the Heritage Foundation backs the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It does not. Among cons their analysts cite: ACA adds 35...

 

Editorial: Quick sale may not be in state's best interest

At first blush, it might sound like a good idea to unload the state's supercomputer, Encanto, as a symbol of Gov. Bill Richardson-era excess, a la the state jet. After all, it supposedly can't pay its bills, and its once lofty ranking of...

 

Teen court learning experience

Joshua McLaurin, 13, and Mariah Griego, 13, hovered over paperwork in a conference room in the Clovis Teen Court building Monday afternoon as they prepared for a trial at the Curry County Courthouse....

 

Educators to assess under-performing students

Curry and Roosevelt counties' schools administrators are looking at ways to pull up their underperforming students, as the new state School Grading System shows that they are failing them. The majority of schools in the counties have received grades... Full story

 

Schools seek improvement for underperforming students

Curry and Roosevelt counties' schools administrators are looking at ways to pull up their underperforming students, as the new state School Grading System shows that they are failing them. The majority of schools in the counties have received grades...

 

Rains giving wells a break

Recent rains have given the city water suppliers' 65 wells an unexpected break over the summer. Brian Daly, the general manager of EPCOR, Brian Daly, the general manager of EPCOR said water usage was cut down from 71 percent to 60 percent after the...

 

Business feature: Transmission lines major topic at energy forum

Local officials agree the plains of eastern New Mexico have plenty of untapped potential for wind and solar energy. But the key, Gene Hendrick said, is just how all that potential power will get to the rest of the country. That's a big part of this... Full story

 

Meetings watch: City council

The following items will be on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at city hall: Presentation of a 25-year service award to Parks and Cemetery Supervisor Ronnie Johns. Update on U.S. 70...

 

Police blotter - July 17

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 9:41 a.m.: Caller reported theft of a fundraising canister from the counter, 400 block of West Seventh Street. 12:43 p.m.: Caller reported a male tried to sell drugs to her son, 300...

 

Meetings watch: County commission

The following items will be on the agenda for the Roosevelt County Commission meeting at 9 a .m. today in the Commission Room at the county courthouse: Public Requests: Comments are limited to two minutes per person on subjects not on this published... Full story

 

City awarded grant

Clovis is one of three New Mexico entities awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The city will receive $23,717 to purchase law enforcement equipment, including an AFIX Tracker...

 

Clovis man appointed to state board

A Clovis man has been appointed to the Mining Safety Board by Gov. Susana Martinez, according to a brief from the governor's office. Jeff Gordon, a shift mechanic at the east underground facility for Intrepid Potash-New Mexico, LLC, was one of six...

 

Residence destroyed in fire

A residence was destroyed by fire Saturday in the 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue, according to a report from the Clovis Fire Department. No injuries were reported, with the cause under investigation. According to the report: The department was...

 

Cannon conducting prescribed burns

The 27th Special Operations Wing will conduct a series of prescribed controlled burns at Melrose Air Force Range over the next 60 days. The fires will clear vegetation amounts in targeted areas to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by training or...

 

Police blotter: July 17

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:29 p.m.: Caller reported a motor vehicle accident without injury, 1400 block South Avenue C. 5:04 p.m.: Officer requested a case number. 5:17 p.m.: Caller reported a domestic violence order...

 

Cannon conducting prescribed burn

The 27th Special Operations Wing will conduct a series of prescribed controlled burns at Melrose Air Force Range over the next 60 days. The fires will clear vegetation amounts in targeted areas to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by training or...

 

My turn: Always few tears to shed

Our high school class got together over the weekend. It's not one of the typical anniversary years. We just like being together, we cherish our dear old PHS, and we decided we can have a 31-year reunion if we'd like. The calendar pages turn, life...

 

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