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Pages past — April 8

On this date ... 1961: An Eastern New Mexico University business fraternity had backed off plans to host a Teamsters Union speaker following criticism from the publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. Gordon Greaves said the Teamsters Union of Jimmy H...

 

Fire burns 1,900 acres

STAFF REPORT About 1,900 acres of grassland near the New Mexico-Texas border was taken out by a Thursday fire that required about a dozen entities and eight hours to control. Staff photo: Tony...

 

Ag agents complete NM EDGE

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Two county agricultural agents from Portales and Clovis recently completed a new professional training course for extension specialists. Luther Dunlap of Curry County and Ryan Craig of Roosevelt County earned...

 

Pages past — April 8

On this date ... 1961: An Eastern New Mexico University business fraternity had backed off plans to host a Teamsters Union speaker following criticism from the publisher of the Portales News-Tribune.... Full story

 

Lectureship readers remember Jack Williamson

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The 40th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship is taking place this week at Eastern New Mexico University and will see writers and colleagues from Portales and around the country paying tribute to the famous... Full story

 

Brown: I'm always out of town

“I’m going out of town.” A common phrase, but if you hear a farmer or rancher say it, they likely mean exactly what you think they mean, but not what those particular words mean when taken liter... Full story

 

Pet of the week — April 8

Gender: Female Age: About 2 1/2 years old Breed: German shepherd Story: This dog was an owner surrender. According to Tony Martinez, animal control officer, she’s a relaxed dog that isn’t too...

 

Rams top Lovington, 6-3

STAFF WRITER [email protected] After putting up 32 runs against NMMI on Tuesday, the Portales Rams offense was limited against their rival Lovington on Thursday but did enough to come away with a... Full story

 

To do list — April 8

Today • Jazz Combos concert — 7 p.m. at ENMU’s Buchanan Hall. Features Ellen Rowe, John Sanks. Free to public. Information: 575-562-2471 • Tween day — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Activity: Board games. Information:...

 

Meetings watch — April 8

Portales City Council The following were actions taken at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in the Memorial Building: • Councilors recognized the recent efforts of Portales students at the Destination Imagination competition in Albuquerque.... Full story

 
 By Matthew Asher    inherit    April 7, 2016

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher Sophomore Juan Espanoza runs to third base as Lovington players rush to field his pop-up during Thursday’sgame at Ram Field. The ball was dropped and Espanoza scored on the next play, helping Portales post a 6-3...

 

Rodriguez: Selena songs best in Spanish

Last Thursday was the 21st anniversary of the death of Tejano music queen Selena and April 16th will be her birthday. She would have been 45 years old this year. Remembering Selena made me think of...

 

Shelburne: 'I am not my own' a heavenly principle

In telling the story of his own conversion to Christianity, C. S. Lewis recalls George MacDonald’s striking words: “The one principle of hell is — ‘I am my own.’” But what if I’m not?...

 

Plutonium deal, WIPP fitness critical tasks

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeast New Mexico is the nation’s only permanent storage site for waste from nuclear weapons work. The repository is closed because of radiation contamination caused by a 2014 chemical reaction in a drum of was... Full story

 

McManigal: All have identical, equal rights

I see politics as a flawed attempt to get along with people you don’t like. Flawed, because using the violence of laws to try to make people do what you want leads them to pull the same stunt...

 

Render: Facility control a business right

For the first 70 years of my life, males were required to use the public restrooms or locker rooms labeled “Men” and females were required to use facilities labeled “Women.” Most people... Full story

 

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford attended. All votes were 8-0. • The commission declared Thursday as a day in honor of Clovis Christian...

 

Three approved for civic center's policy board

Managing Editor [email protected] Thursday’s Clovis City Commission began with honors for a longtime spelling bee champion, and concluded about 75 minutes later with commission members asking the city’s nepotism policy be spelled out. A...

 

Grass fire burns about 1,900 acres

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Smoke from the grass fire Thursday along Roosevelt County Road A and State Line Road. Staff report About 1,900 acres of grassland near the New Mexico-Texas border was taken... Full story

 

Faith: Gospel group to perform Friday night

Courtesy photo Paul’s Journey is set to perform Friday night at First Christian Church in Clovis. The southern gospel quartet is currently touring nationwide. Staff writer [email protected] The...

 

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