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Articles from the August 13, 2014 edition

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City attorney advises ‘adult entertainment’ needs to be defined

Staff writer [email protected] City Attorney Dave Richards told the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday the definition of “adult entertainment” should be more clearly defined by city zoning regulations. Richards shared the memo with...

 

Business surveys coming

Staff report A series of surveys to better understand the needs of Clovis’ businesses will be conducted; and committee members who will coordinate said surveys have been chosen. According to a press release from Clovis Industrial Development...

 

Ready or not

link Anna George: Staff photo Bill Strong, the theater teacher at Portales High School, and sophomore Emily Brown reminisce about her days in theater as a child at the school’s open house. Brown jus... Full story

 

Aquifer level drop alarming

Projects editor [email protected] While underground water supplies may be taking a precipitous plunge in nearby Parmer County, it doesn’t necessarily translate into a similar drop in eastern New Mexico’s slice of the aquifer, according to st...

 

Pastor made world kinder, gentler place

link Betty Williamson Local columnist You would be hard-pressed to gather more than three people in eastern New Mexico or West Texas without finding at least one who had a story about Herbert... Full story

 

Events calendar — Aug. 14

Today Yoga Fit — 8:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Lap Swim — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805....

 

Police blotter — Aug. 14

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 3:38 a.m.: Drunk driver, 1600 block of South Avenue B. • 7:15 a.m.: Welfare check, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 8:35 a.m.: Fraud, 1500 block of South Avenue C....

 

Quarterback battle friendly one

Staff writer [email protected] Whatever happens with the quarterbacks, the line, the defense, the Portales Rams are steadfast in the belief they win and lose, succeed and fail, together. “My...

 

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Kevin Wilson: Staff photo Portales assistant coach Chris Bachicha talks with junior Carlos Solis about defensive positioning during Wednesday’s Ram football practice. Portales hosts a four-team scrimmage next Friday and opens the season on the... Full story

 

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KEVIN WILSON: Staff photo Sophomore Shawn Miller looks for an opening on a run during Wednesday morning practice at Portales High School. Miller was one of many linemen who took handoffs while the defense practiced against the run... Full story

 

Lobo women drop final game in Italy

Staff report The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team are leaving Italy with nearly 17 hours of travel ahead of them and a 2-2 record during their 10-day tour. The Netherlands National Team took a 54-41 win Wednesday night to score a...

 

Lobo women drop final game in Italy

Staff report The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team are leaving Italy with nearly 17 hours of travel ahead of them and a 2-2 record during their 10-day tour. The Netherlands National Team took a 54-41 win Wednesday night to score a...

 

N.M. fishing report — Aug. 14

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake... Full story

 

New Mexico fishing report — Aug. 14

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake... Full story

 

Airman involved in shooting off base

Staff report Confusion over an airman shot off-base prompted about a 30-minute lockdown Wednesday at Cannon Air Force Base. The lockdown was ordered at 4:49 p.m. based on information an airman assigned to Cannon was a possible gunshot victim at an...

 

Sibs make dairy show family affair

link Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin Ridley Timberlake, 9, shows her heifer, Dottie, during the Curry County Fair Wednesday morning at the Kevin Roberts Show Arena. Staff reporter [email protected]

 

Education feature: With days before start of school year, most open teaching slots filled

Staff writer [email protected] With the beginning of the school year just days away, Clovis Municipal Schools is busy readying its teachers and facilities for the task. The school district incurred 120 teachers resignations or retirements at the...

 

Pages past — Aug. 14

On this date ... 1965: Melrose was expecting 325 students to register for the 1965-66 school year. Superintendent Willard Moon said the number was down from about 350 the year before. Melrose employed 21 teachers in its system and had one new teacher... Full story

 

What's happening — Aug. 14

Today Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. (Barn & Pavilion); 5 p.m. (Carnival), Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-935-7000. Little Joe Y La Familia Concert — 8 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-935-7000. Friday New Mexico... Full story

 

Police blotter — Aug. 14

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 12:37 a.m.: Motor vehicle , hit and run, 1200 block of Rio Street. • 12:48 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 1:23 a.m.: Contempt of... Full story

 

False alarm leads to Cannon lockdown

A false report of an active shooter led to a lockdown at Cannon Air Force Base late Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Matt Plew, with Cannon's Public Affairs office, said a lockdown was initiated about 5 p.m. because there was an indication of an active...

 

Fishing report — Aug. 14

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake...

 

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