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Arrests made for graffiti

Managing editor [email protected] Six Portales teens were arrested and charged Wednesday for a string of graffiti incidents that took place in September. Portales and Eastern New Mexico University police officials had at least 20 incidents of gr...

 

Speaker talks on financial planning

STAFF WRITER [email protected] For business students, the field of financial planning is a rewarding profession with various opportunities, according to a financial analyst who spoke at...

 

PHS suffers disappointment at Zia

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The Portales High School Marching Band returned from the 39th annual Zia Marching Band Fiesta with some disappointment this year. But they also returned with an idea of how they can strive for an even greater... Full story

 

Williamson: Many hands make a difference

Many of the workers at today’s 63rd annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at First United Methodist Church in Portales will be sporting aprons and t-shirts with a turkey logo made from three hand-prints n... Full story

 

Pages past — Nov. 3

On this date ... 1976: Democrats had walked away “with all the marbles” in Curry County elections, the Clovis News-Journal reported. The Democrats won every contested race in the county. Among...

 

To do list — Nov. 2

Today • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at the Portales Public Library. Activity: Pipe cleaning animals. Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool storytime — 6:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Shapes All Around. Information: 575-356-3940... Full story

 

Respect, generosity important

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. STAFF WRITER [email protected] James Elementary School transitional first grade teacher Laura Owen has seen countl...

 

Pages past — Nov. 3

On this date ... 1976: Democrats had walked away “with all the marbles” in Curry County elections, the Clovis News-Journal reported. The Democrats won every contested race in the county. Among the winners: Caleb Chandler defeated Republican Tom...

 

Q&A: Science a passion for high school student

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local students each week. Spencer Taigaafi is a 15-year-old Portales High School sophomore. After moving to Portales from Florida three years ago,...

 

Navy veteran a lifelong resident

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling local senior citizens each week. STAFF WRITER [email protected] Joe Blair At 91 years, Joe M. Blair has called Roosevelt County his home...

 

County faulted in 2012 property exchange

Staff report The state auditor’s office has faulted Curry County for a 2012 property exchange with a private business in Clovis. In a letter dated Oct. 18 to Curry County Commission Chairman Wendell Bostwick, the auditor’s office concluded the...

 

Cameo roof odors raising concerns

Staff Writer [email protected] A Cameo Elementary School parent says a roofing project there is making students sick and is imploring school district officials to halt the work while students are present. Natalie Preciado said she has initiated a...

 

CCC program aids adults in return to classroom

Staff Writer [email protected] Education officials maintain the prospect of returning to the classroom after years in the workforce can be an intimidating experience for some. But a program offered by Clovis Community College is designed to...

 

Tucumcari man charged with extortion

Staff report TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man has been charged with extortion after allegedly threatening a prosecutor, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office in Clovis. Raymond Pacheco, 53, was in court Oct. 17 on an...

 

Fishing clinic postponed

Staff report A fishing clinic scheduled for Saturday at Oasis State Park has been postponed due to concerns about inclement weather. No makeup date has been scheduled. Information: 575-356-5331.... Full story

 

Heinrich holding office hours

Staff report Staff for U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will hold mobile office hours Monday in Fort Sumner and Nov. 10 in Floyd, according to a release from the senator’s office. The office hours will be 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the De Baca... Full story

 

City to consider final approval on fuel operations

Staff report The Clovis City Commission will consider final approval of the city taking over fuel operations at the Clovis Municipal Airport, and make new arrangements on lower board assignments during its meeting today. The 5:15 p.m. meeting at the... Full story

 

Civil Aviation Board votes to ban alcohol at airport

Managing Editor [email protected] The city of Clovis doesn’t want alcohol at its airport. But people who fly and rent hangars there think the city’s going too far in changing policy to address the issue. The city’s civil aviation board...

 

Suspect facing new charge of jury tampering

Staff report A Clovis man preparing to serve as a juror got an unexpected home visit on the eve of the trial — from the defendant, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Carlos Mares, 34, is accused of making the visit before his...

 

Opinion: Pirate fleet sails at Bella Vista

Education columnist Visiting schools at this time of year can be an adventure; this Halloween was no exception. Upon arriving at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista (AABV), I thought: “Shiver me timbers!” If there weren’t hordes of pirates as far...

 

CCC officials brace for cuts

Staff Writer [email protected] In the wake of the recent special legislative session, Clovis Community College officials said during Wednesday’s board of trustees meeting the school is bracing for a $500,000 cut — but added in-house budgeting...

 

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