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Water woes

PORTALES - No water means restaurants, car washes and even churches have to close, as Portales residents were reminded, again, on Sunday. "We canceled our service because we'd have had no restrooms....

 

Historic Pages - Sept 11

85 years ago Sept. 13, 1934: Eastern New Mexico Junior College was about to open with an estimated 250 students enrolled. Donald MacKay was the Portales school's first president. Click Here to...

 

Jail boss back after year abroad

CLOVIS - Working counter-terrorism efforts from a Navy base in Africa and operating a jail in rural New Mexico may not seem to have much in common. But "leadership doesn't change," Mark Gallegos told...

 

9/11 memorialized in two local events

The 18-year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history are remembered worldwide this week and in two community events in eastern New Mexico. A remembrance ceremony this morning in Portales is scheduled from 7:30...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 11

Thursday • City of Clovis Senior Services Committee — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration...

 

Pages past - Sept. 11

On this date ... 2001: Nearly 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks at New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and on a plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball player Ron...

 

Student athletes meet high standards

Stopping by our Clovis High School Freshman Academy last week, I had an opportunity to chat with Bekki Jones, history teacher of 14 years and varsity cheer coach. Jones works closely with Amanda...

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta this weekend

CLOVIS — Three days of music, games, garage sales and more can be experienced this weekend at the Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Jose Mission Fiesta. “Every church has their own fiesta and normally that’s dedicated to a patron saint. It usually...

 

Relay tourney canceled

The Relay For Life Mushball Tournament this Saturday has been canceled due to a lack of participating teams. Organizers hope to reschedule the event for the second half of October, after the Relay For Life’s main event on Oct. 1...

 

RGH board to hold meeting

PORTALES — The Roosevelt General Hospital District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held telephonically. The call in number is 866-866-2244, with 7158246# as the passcode. The agenda includes...

 

Football may come at too high a price

When Colts quarterback Andrew Luck walked off the field for a final time on Aug. 24 — multiple injuries having convinced him that retirement from professional football at age 29 was the only sensible option — Colts fans booed. It was a stunning...

 

Don't need law to dislike something

We all have our own likes and dislikes. This means everyone likes some things other people dislike; sometimes the likes and dislikes are passionate and the disagreements get rather heated. There’s...

 

Healthcare may be winning issue

From 1981 through 2018, the Republican Party controlled the 2nd Congressional District seat in southern New Mexico, with one brief exception. In 2008, when Rep. Steve Pearce opted not to seek a fifth term (running unsuccessfully for the Senate...

 

Officials discuss little-known license law

CLOVIS — If a law passes in the New Mexico Legislature and nobody knows it’s a law six years later, does it make an impact? Shannon LeBlanc offered evidence results vary when the Legislature’s military and veterans’ affairs committee met...

 

Water authority hoping to accelerate federal cooperation

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is hoping it can knock out a big chunk of its long-discussed water project in the next few years, provided it can throw down an upfront financial gauntlet. David Lansford, chair for both the...

 

Portales approves alternative grading format

PORTALES — An alternative grading format, touted as more comprehensive and revealing, was approved Monday for implementation among the first- and second-grade students at James Elementary School in Portales. Instead of a single numerical grade per...

 

Jail log - Sept. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Greg Nunez, 37, driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to stop or yield at intersection • Tayvin Hall, 33, aggravated battery on a household member, false...

 

ENMU hopes to partner with Imagination Library

PORTALES — Reading is a lifelong skill and it can be beneficial to start learning as soon as possible, but not everyone might have access to the right reading material for the youngest children. The Eastern New Mexico University Foundation is...

 

Sharing kidneys across US

Clovis second-grade teacher Regina Griego may have the best excuse ever to explain why she's late for school this year. Yes, this year. While her students reported for the new semester on Aug. 12,...

 

Potter Park namesake could milk a goat

He was a champion goat milker. He had audience with a president. And when you think about the only outdoor public swimming pool in Clovis, it's his name that comes to mind. This is a good day to...

 

I think a happy marriage is like stew

I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew — and that’s a good thing. This is a second marriage for both of us. We were both married for a long time and then divorced for quite a while. We dated other people and realized how...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 11

Today • 9/11 remembrance ceremony — 7:30 a.m., James Polk Stone Community Bank, downtown Portales. Information: 575-356-6601 • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 ...

 

After all this time, people can still surprise me

People can be maddening, frustrating, bull-headed, mean, dumb, astonishing, resilient, weak, strong, gentle, loving, perplexing, bitter, graceful, resentful, hateful, merciful, and ... pick any...

 

Clovis gets set for Lubbock three-step

CLOVIS — The bad thing about football is that the games are spread a week apart. Losses can tend to get stuck in the craw for awhile. The good thing about football is that teams have that week to work the bugs out, learn from those losses, try to...

 

Area preview: Buffs kick off week early

In this high school football week, the main slate of games will be held on Friday the 13th. The local teams, though, are hoping it will be a lucky weekend. Elida and Melrose enter play undefeated; the Tigers at 3-0, the Buffaloes at 2-0. Though,...

 

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