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Articles from the August 29, 2011 edition

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Tipton aide: Air Force backs off plains training

Peter Roper PUEBLO, Colo. — The Air Force is revising its plan for low-altitude training flights over Colorado to avoid the Eastern Plains, including the Army’s Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site northeast of Trinidad, according to Rep. Scott...

 

Officials estimate fair attendance up

Though admission dollars are still being counted, Curry County Fair officials are estimating a gate attendance spike of at least 15 percent compared to the 2010 fair. “We’re still counting arm bands and the weekly passes we sold,” said Kevin...

 

Officials ready for Goodwin Lake Trail ribbon cutting

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Goodwin Lake Trail in north Clovis travels through a 32-acre parcel of land the city owns for drainage purposes, and covers about 1.125 miles. Clovis city officials are set for a ribbon cutting on a walking trail fir...

 

Portales has long history of opposing alcohol sales

Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico Calvary Baptist Church pastor Brad Morgan says he will actively oppose Sunday sales of alcohol at restaurants in Portales if a petition drive succeeds in forcing a special election. Mark it as another chapter in a...

 

Hounds hope to make noise in LSC

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU’s Ronnie Slater tries to drag down running back Melvis Hawkins in the first half of the Greyhounds’ Green & Silver scrimmage on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. Despite the above-average heat this week,...

 

Steve Jobs could see what others couldn’t

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve Jobs and his family. Last week he announced he was stepping down, for health reasons, as Apple Inc.’s CEO. He no longer will oversee day-to-day operations at the world’s most successful technology...

 

Portales has long history of opposing alcohol sales

Mark it as another chapter in a long and storied struggle over demon alcohol in Portales and Roosevelt County. A petition drive started by local restaurants and aimed at legalizing Sunday sales of alcohol in Portales may not hold the promise of...

 

Floyd school news — Aug. 30

Watermelon welcome successful The annual watermelon welcome last Thursday evening saw the largest turnout in recent memory. Participants enjoyed free burgers and hot dogs provided by the Floyd Fire Department, Floyd School and Floyd Booster Club....

 

Elida school news — Aug. 30

Sports • Thursday: 4 p.m., football vs. New Mexico School for the Deaf at Vaughn. 4:30 p.m., volleyball vs. Floyd (juior high, junior varsity, varsity). •...

 

Dora school news — Aug. 30

Upcoming events • Thursday: 4:30 p.m., Dora volleyball at Lake Arthur (junior high, varsity). • Friday: 3 p.m. junior high football vs. Elida; 5 p.m. varsity football vs. Roy. • Monday: 4:30 p.m. volleyball at Gateway Christian...

 

My Turn: An eye for trouble

“You are going to put your eye out!” That is almost a line from a classic movie, “A Christmas Story.” But it actually is a line from my childhood. I can’t remember how many times my mom told me that when I had wanted to try some new...

 

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