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 By Rob Langrell    News    September 9, 2018

News moving to twice-a-week publication

Newspapers across the nation have undergone a multitude of changes in recent years. Adapting to readership and advertising trends has become critical for success. We're no different here at The... Full story

 

Shooting prowess on display at contest

PORTALES — Dozens of competitors took to Idsinga Dairy on Saturday to take part in Roosevelt General Hospital's fourth annual target shooting fundraiser. While promoters called it a skeet shoot, if...

 

9/11 events planned across area

Several local events are planned for Tuesday as eastern New Mexico will join the rest of the nation in commemorating the 17th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the most deadly terrorist attack in American history. Remembering the Heroe...

 

Portales school board to review policy issues

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is expected to review several policy issues when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the board room of the L. C. Cozzens Administrative Offices. A few of the policy revisions are related to main...

 

Reporter's notebook: Grandstand on the move

CLOVIS — When three different groups submitted applications last month to bring a racetrack and casino to Clovis, many of the details of the projects were similar: hundreds of jobs, millions of...

 

Pages past - Sept. 9

On this date ... 1983: Clovis Police Chief Nelson Worley submitted his letter of resignation to City Manager Don Clifton. Worley began working for Clovis police in 1941. He was named assistant chief...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 9

Today • St. Helen Fiesta — Food, games, music 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1600 S. Ave. O, Portales. Information: 575-356-4241 Monday • Women’s Initiative Network Luncheon — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Cost: $15-$20. Information: 575-769-2103...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 9

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools — 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the L. C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information:...

 

Local millennials more than stereotype

Stephen and Cassie Hardin of Portales are two of those darned millennials. You know the ones I’m talking about — that generation born from 1981-1996 who are often targeted for criticism. Let me...

 

Barely escaped workout session unpunned

I wouldn’t say I have a short attention span when I go to the gym. I would say I need something to take my attention away from the things that happen to me while I’m at the gym. If I don’t have a podcast playing, my mind races to things like,...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 9

America is the capital of irony If you are one who gets to watch daytime TV, you may have spent a recent week watching what is called a “confirmation hearing.” If that doesn’t ring a bell, here’s a suitable definition: When the world’s... Full story

 

Parties should let land dispute ruling stand

It’s been a long, drawn-out battle, but a ruling handed down by a district judge in Taos clears the way for public use of several roads across private property to access vast tracts of state trust land in northeast New Mexico. The White Peak area...

 

In tribute: Buddy Vaughan criss-crossed the country

PLEASANT HILL — You can take the cowboy from the country, but you can’t keep him away forever. You might say as much for Buddy Vaughan, who was raised in Roosevelt County and returned to eastern New Mexico after decades criss-crossing the country...

 

Our people: A lifetime of proud service

My name is Benito J. Chavez. I was born and raised in Clovis until the age of 18. I then joined the Marine Corps after high school and worked as a grunt. I was a grunt for six years then changed jobs...

 

Smattering of methods for youthful picking, choosing

Picking and choosing was always interesting as I grew up. Sometimes chance was my best bet at winning or getting on a good team. I remember a variety of ways of picking and choosing we practiced in...

 

Gluten-free cooking, pants that fit coming on show

Information on making pants that fit and gluten free cooking for two will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)...

 

School menus - Sept. 9

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cinnamon waffle. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll . Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. canasta, 4 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise...

 

On the shelves - Sept. 9

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “To Die But Once” by Jacqueline Winspear tracks Maisie Dobbs' investigation into the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract since...

 

Club notes - Sept. 9

Curry County Retired Educators President Massey welcomed today's Curry County Association of Educational Retirees at our first meeting of the year, Tuesday, and guest speaker Donna Lay, a retired educator from Melrose Schools. Lay, dressed in period...

 

Clovis boys finish 1-2, team takes second

AMARILLO — Neither the Clovis boys nor girls cross country teams won Saturday’s meet at Amarillo’s Thompson Park. But it’s fair to say that each team did as well as expected. Clovis’ boys...

 

College soccer: Fort Lewis edges Greyhound men

DURANGO, Colo. — Fort Lewis just seems to have a habit of last-minute goals against Eastern New Mexico. A day after topping the Greyhound women 2-1, the Skyhawks did it to the Greyhound men as Ty...

 

ENMU sweeps Aggies for 2-0 LSC start

LAWTON, Okla. — Jasmine Gannon had 11 kills to lead a balanced effot, and the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team extended a pair of Lone Star Conference streaks with a 26-24, 25-15, 25-18 victory...

 

Prep soccer: Rams collect first win

ROSWELL — Behind three goals each from Josiah Tellez, Lionel Chavez and Marcos Chavez, the Portales Rams went .500 on the final day of the Roswell Invitational and collected their first win of the...

 

What's Happening - Sept. 9

A 5K/fun run and golf tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities will be held Saturday in Clovis. The second annual Red Shoe 5K Fun Run and Walk will begin 7 a.m. Saturday at the parking lot of Mesa Elementary. Registration will begin...

 

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