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Man facing trial found dead in cell

PORTALES — A man facing a homicide trial next year was found dead in his cell at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Friday afternoon. County officials said they believe Manuel Silva committed suicide. Silva, 23, was found unresponsive in his...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2019

Heritage Days heats up

PORTALES - It was a hot one but the crowds in Portales found plenty to keep it cool Saturday with candy, cars, country music and plenty more during the city's 35th annual Heritage Days celebration....

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2019

Father's lucky number 13

CLOVIS — You could call it a “Landers’ Dozen”— first, five children from a mixed family when Sanford Landers married his wife Cynthia in 1982, followed by a total of eight more the couple adopted in the years following. “We thought that...

 

What's Happening: June 16

• Clovis High’s football program will hold its “Beast From the East” camp for grades 1-8 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. Registration, which is available prior to the Tuesday session, is $50 per camper...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    June 16, 2019

Bagwell LSC's best, brightest

PORTALES - In regards to his name, Clayton native Ezra Bagwell is the fourth of his kind. He was named after his father, who was named after his father, who was named after the first Ezra in the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2019

Truck driver to be cited in crash

MULESHOE - Maria Ruvalcabo said "it sounded like an explosion." When a cattle truck collided with a Muleshoe school bus on Tuesday, Ruvalcabo said the impact made a large cloud of dust. When it...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 16, 2019

Rotary Club pork chop dinner makes return

PORTALES - You could go to just about any grocery store and buy a nice, juicy pork chop, a bag of chips, a beverage and enough vegetables to make a nice coleslaw and easily make a $15 budget. But will...

 

Meetings calendar - June 16

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Friends of Clovis-Carver Public Library — 11:30 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701...

 

Pages past - June 16

On this date ... 1969: A former Eastern New Mexico University student had been featured in “Personalities on Parade,” a chatty section on Army personnel in the June issue of “Army Digest.” 1st Lt. Gloria Maestas graduated from ENMU in 1968....

 

Curry to talk alcohol sales

CLOVIS — Curry County is on the cusp of letting its voters decide if it wants the county to remain dry or to have alcohol sales. A resolution is up for debate during Monday’s special county commission meeting. The 1:30 p.m. meeting includes...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2019

Regents to select site for residence

PORTALES — The board of regents for Eastern New Mexico University hopes to select a site for the president’s new residence during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon in Portales. A state appropriation of $650,000 will be used for the...

 

Second fox tests positive for rabies

For the second time in three weeks, a fox has tested positive for rabies in the Texico-Farwell area. Farwell Police Chief Larry Kelsay said a fox “attacked the shovels of some workers” in southwest Farwell early last week. “We euthanized the...

 

Streets to be closed for three weeks

CLOVIS — Installation of a reuse water main will require the closure of roads at the intersection of 21st and Thornton streets for three weeks, according to a release from the city of Clovis. Work will begin Monday on the water main installation,...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    June 16, 2019

Hatch Act remains spiritual path for our public officials

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel last week recommended President Trump fire an aide for “persistent, notorious and deliberate Hatch Act violations.” Trump said no, he would not fire Kellyanne...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 16, 2019

Biden's assumptions on right too rosy

Joe Biden says and does a lot of smart things. It’s part of the reason he got himself elected to the Senate, and it’s part of the reason Barack Obama decided, “This guy’s going to be my running mate.” Joe Biden says a lot of other things to...

 

Severe weather part of military life

TIJERAS — Last month, my husband and I drove from New Mexico to Louisiana. We left our house in a freak snowstorm — crazy weather for mid-May — and drove through every kind of weather known to humankind over the next few days. On a weather...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 16, 2019

Climate talk should be more cautious, less apocalyptic

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same. Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn’t mean it is any more ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it. If President Donald Trump...

 

Week should have been celebration, not partisan bickering

I traveled recently to central Illinois to speak at a memorial service at Eureka College, my dad’s alma mater, on the 15th anniversary of his death. As I flew halfway across the country and talked to many of the good people in the heart of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 16, 2019

Counties conference to bring traffic, income

CLOVIS — Most residents of Clovis, assuming they go on with their daily routine, are not going to notice the city is hosting the annual New Mexico Association of Counties Conference this week. It might, however, be a different story if they wanted...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 16, 2019

District attorney announces latest truancy program push

CLOVIS — Issuing court summons to four offending parents, 9th Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced Thursday the latest push in a campaign to forestall crime by cracking down on truancy. Four parents will be summoned to magistrate court...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 16, 2019

Food, festivities mark Juneteenth commemoration

CLOVIS - On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states, "are, and henceforward shall be...

 

Late replacement takes soap box derby

CLOVIS - On one of the quickest days in Clovis Soap Box Derby history, John Bamforth was the quickest. Bamforth, a late replacement who had never operated a soap box car before this week, defied the...

 

Our people: World traveler

My name is Shawna Boydstun. My dad was in the Air Force and I have lived all over the world in places such as: Guam, Arizona, Italy, Japan and Germany. I have been in New Mexico since 2005 - right aft...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 16, 2019

Roswell's new trademark has intergalactic appeal

The city of Roswell has a new trademark. You guessed it, the new logo cashes in on its ties to all things alien. The mark is a dayglo green letter “R” with a spaceship casting a beam down into the...

 

Sewing in circles, peanuts ahead on show

Information on sewing in circles, the power of peanuts, and turning quilt blocks into wall art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

 

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