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Court dispositions - Aug. 5

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records. Visit www.nmcourts.gov for more information on these cases. Case number D-905-CR-201100279. Robert Shaw, born 1985, pleaded guilty to resisting/evading/obstructing an officer...

 

Team roping has marathon type of feel

If PBA bull riding is like the 100-meter dash of rodeo events, full of glitz and instant big rewards for the winners, team roping is more akin to the marathon. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonPatty Moberly of...

 

Team roping has marathon type of feel

If PBA bull riding is like the 100-meter dash of rodeo events, full of glitz and instant big rewards for the winners, team roping is more akin to the marathon. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonPatty Moberly of...

 

CHS football begins practice on Monday

Football practice is set to begin Monday at Clovis High, with the Wildcats going from 8 a.m. to around 1:30 p.m. with a break in the middle. Assistant coach Darren Kelley said the Cats will break from 11 a.m. to noon. The schedule will hold up throug...

 

Rams set to begin football practice on Monday

The Jaime Ramirez era in Portales is about to begin. Ramirez, hired in March as the Rams' new football coach, will lead his team into two-a-days beginning on Monday at the PHS practice field. "I'm hoping we're get anywhere from 60-80 kids out," he...

 

Scientists gather to discuss crops

Tye Vineyard, left, Anthony Owusu-Appiah, center, and Courtney Vineyard hoe weeds from pink-eyed pea crops Saturday at Keystone Ranch in Curry County. CMI staff writer [email protected] New Mexico agriculture lives on despite the prominence of...

 

Community Events - August 5

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday's paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please...

 

Farmers looking for less heat, more rain

CAPTION Sangu Angadi, a crop street physiologist for New Mexico State University, talked to agricultural science and farming professionals about a new New Mexico crop, the safflower, Friday at the Clovis NMSU Science Center's annual field day.... Full story

 

You can only put fire off for so long

Every summer we watch hundreds of thousands of acres of forest burn. As I listen to folks anguish and wring their hands, I have to remind myself it is all part of nature's cycle in the west. Granted we try and blame the Forest Service, the BLM, the p...

 

Police Blotter - August 5

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 10:52 a.m.: Caller reported a grass fire, Floyd. 11:26 p.m.: Officer requested a case number, 300 block of East Rose. Noon: Walk-up for fingerprints, 1700 block of North Boston. 1:11 p.m.: Officer...

 

Events Calendar - August 5

Monday Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Seminar — 6 p.m., Clovis Community College town hall. Free seminar to inform tenants of their rights and responsibilities. Information: 935-0211. CAFB Varsity Men's Basketball Team tryouts — 7 p.m., CAFB...

 

My Turn - August 5

I recently received an email from Andrea Fluhman. I'm having trouble remembering her, but — based on her salutation — we must be close. zzz "Dearest Friend, "I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, my family and I came down here to Madrid Spain...

 

Residents enjoy tax-free holiday

CMI STAFF WRITER [email protected] Shoppers around New Mexico were filling up their carts, and filling up a few school buses, while trying to not completely empty their wallets this weekend. For the seventh August, residents took advantage of a...

 

City furious over case

PNT senior writer [email protected] Portales city councilor Keith Thomas said Saturday he was disgusted when he learned about felony charges against former Portales police officer Victor Castillo. Castillo, charged Friday with 31 felonies, is...

 

Clovis woman killed in one-vehicle accident

A Clovis woman was killed late Friday night in a one-vehicle accident in northern Curry County. Jamie Ingle, 49, died at the scene of the accident on N.M. 209. According to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller: The accident occurred sometime...

 

The miracle was Nancy Taylor

In a way, last week was a blessing: Time to reflect and remember all that Nancy Taylor has meant to this community and communities up and down the eastern side of the state. Time to learn to say goodbye. During the days of praying for a miracle that...

 

Portales city councilor 'disgusted' about former police officer

Portales city councilor Keith Thomas said Saturday he was disgusted when he learned about felony charges against former Portales police officer Victor Castillo. Castillo, charged Friday with 31 felonies, is accused of maintaining a sexual...

 

Farmer: More rain, less heat needed

Farmers in Curry and Roosevelt Counties say a recent increase in rain has helped produce better crops this year, but more rain and less heat are needed for crops to flourish. CNJ staff photo: Benna... Full story

 

Rural post offices face changes

John Nance of Rogers said the U.S. Postal Service has been offering less than stellar service in the last two years so it comes as no surprise to him that Rogers' office hours will be cut to four hours a day. Rogers and four other rural post offices...

 

Electric shock victim in satisfactory condition

A Clovis man flown to a Lubbock hospital Friday after suffering severe burns from electric shocks was in satisfactory condition Saturday, according to a University Medical Center house supervisor. Randy Armstrong, 27, an employee of Clovis Signs,...

 

Shoppers fill carts on tax-free weekend

Shoppers around New Mexico were filling up their carts, and filling up a few school buses, while trying to not completely empty their wallets this weekend. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Britany... Full story

 

Field day focuses on sorghum, safflower

New Mexico agriculture lives on despite the prominence of drought, according to New Mexico State University agricultural scientists. More than 70 agricultural minds gathered onto two trailers Saturday morning for a tour of the crops at the NMSU... Full story

 

Bingaman to visit ENMU

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico, will visit Eastern New Mexico University at 10 a.m. on Monday to speak with students about affordable education for New Mexicans. Bingaman plans to discuss President Barack Obama's plan to make college more... Full story

 

Bingaman to visit ENMU

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico, will visit Eastern New Mexico University at 10 a.m. on Monday to speak with students about affordable education for New Mexicans. Bingaman plans to discuss President Barack Obama's plan to make college more...

 

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal Constructors, Inc. remains on to First Street from Avenue C going west on First Street to Avenue F in Portales. The north or outside lane is closed. Night pouring of...

 

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