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Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138 other newly tasseled Portales High School graduates. But it also marked the beginning of a new chapter. “The thing I will miss most about high school is being... Full story

 

Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

FNM photo: Helena Rodriguez Pablo Urioste smiles after receiving his diploma from Portales High School during commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138...

 

Memorial day events, closings

The following are closed Monday for Memorial Day: A listing of Memorial Day activities: Today • 8 a.m. — VFW and American Legion members will be spreading out flags at area cemeteries Monday • 9 a.m. — United Daughters of the...

 

Memorial day events, closings

The following are closed Monday for Memorial Day: A listing of Memorial Day activities: Sunday • 8 a.m. — VFW and American Legion members will be spreading out flags at area cemeteries Monday • 9 a.m. — United Daughters of the... Full story

 

Teen in stable condition

Anthony Sapp, 16, of Portales was upgraded to stable condition Friday at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital. The teenager suffered a head injury Wednesday when thrown from a vehicle driven by a friend — another 16-year-old. It happened at...

 

Board set up to distribute stimulus money for food programs

Curry County will receive $6,588 in federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for emergency food and shelter. The federal cash will be distributed to local food and shelter programs that meet a May 29...

 

Board set up to distribute stimulus money for Curry County food programs

Curry County will receive $6,588 in federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for emergency food and shelter. The federal cash will be distributed to local food and shelter programs that meet a May 29... Full story

 

Portales teen in stable condition

Freedom New Mexico Anthony Sapp, 16, of Portales was upgraded to stable condition Friday at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital. The teenager suffered a head injury Wednesday when thrown from a vehicle driven by a friend — another...

 

Rabid skunk reported in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The first rabies report in Curry County for the year was reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health. A rabid skunk bit an unvaccinated dog, then died, a press release said. The dog will euthanized to prevent it from deve... Full story

 

Rabid skunk reported in Curry County

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson The first rabies report in Curry County for the year was reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health. A rabid skunk bit an unvaccinated dog in the Clovis...

 

Clovis MainStreet hosting downtown makeover event

Freedom New Mexico Clovis MainStreet is continuing its revitalization efforts by creating a Facade Squad, to help repaint buildings in the downtown district on Saturday. Robyne Beaubien, executive director of the Clovis MainStreet program, said...

 

Clovis MainStreet hosting downtown makeover event

Clovis MainStreet is continuing its revitalization efforts by creating a Facade Squad, to help repaint buildings in the downtown district on Saturday. Robyne Beaubien, executive director of the Clovis MainStreet program, said she’s hoping the...

 

Cemetery all that's left of Blacktower

When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower Cemetery, located west of the Chavez West Housing edition near Cannon Air Force Base, appears to be a fraction of what it used to be. About eight...

 

Press release: Rabid skunk found in Curry County

(Las Cruces) -- The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that a skunk from Curry County tested positive for rabies. The Department of Health is reminding residents that it is important to vaccinate their animals to protect them from... Full story

 

Cemetery all that's left of Blacktower

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sarah E. Schooling Durham’s grave is one of about eight whose gravestones are still visible and standing at the Blacktower Cemetery located west of Chavez West housing. When the town of Blacktower faded...

 

Rabid skunk found in Curry County

(Las Cruces) -- The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that a skunk from Curry County tested positive for rabies. The Department of Health is reminding residents that it is important to vaccinate their animals to protect them from... Full story

 

Bingaman voted to approve emergency spending bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve legislation that contains funding for border security....

 

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj...

 

Press release: Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day

Santa Fe—Holiday drivers will see increased law enforcement activity this weekend as they drive across New Mexico. Travelers on I-10 and I-40 will see an intensive traffic safety effort for the Memorial Day Weekend. Police officers will be...

 

Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day

State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety...

 

Volunteers sought for cemetery cleanup

Freedom New Mexico Area historians sometimes refer to Blacktower Cemetery as one of eastern New Mexico’s “lost cemeteries.” That’s because most of the gravesites have been covered in sand for decades and the number of graves is unknown.... Full story

 

Volunteers sought for cemetery cleanup

Freedom New Mexico Area historians sometimes refer to Blacktower Cemetery as one of eastern New Mexico’s “lost cemeteries.” That’s because most of the gravesites have been covered in sand for decades and the number of graves is unknown.... Full story

 

5-22 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church... Full story

 

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Courtesy photo Senior Master Sgt. Bob Elliott, right, retired from the Air Force in 2004, a month before graduating with his master’s degree. Cannon Connections staff Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a...

 

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who retired in 2004, graduated May 8 with a...

 

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