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Articles from the November 9, 2016 edition

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TEXAS PLAYOFFS: Farwell, Bovina begin playoff bids tonight

Sports writer [email protected] Farwell and Bovina, which finished 1-2 this season in District 3-2A Division II football, now hope to parlay that success into postseason glory. Tonight, the Steers and Mustangs, both 9-1 in the regular season,...

 

Portales, Elida both eye the Blue Trophy

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Over the weekend the New Mexico Athletics Association released its seedlings for the 2016 state volleyball playoffs with Roosevelt County sending two representatives...

 

Locals struggle with vote

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The theme among Roosevelt County voters in Tuesday’s general election seemed to echo the rest of the nation as voters conveyed an inner struggle but a deep... Full story

 

Chandler keeps district judge seat

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] The Ninth Judicial District has overwhelmingly opted to keep Matt Chandler on the bench. Chandler, appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez last year, defeated...

 

Trump Wins White House in astonishing victory

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string...

 

Former county worker files suit

Managing editor [email protected] The former Roosevelt County worker beaten by a murder suspect at the county fairgrounds in 2014 has sued the county. Documents acquired by the Portales News-Tribune this week, in response to a public records...

 

Williamson: PHS play opens tonight

If this week’s election left you wishing for a dose of arsenic, you’re in luck. Portales High School is prepared to dish out enough to go around this weekend, complete with plenty of laughter.... Full story

 

Pages past — Nov. 10

On this date ... 1976: Smokey Bear, described by The Associated Press as “the living symbol of forest fire prevention,” had died at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The black bear, rescued...

 

Old-school teacher contends with tech

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. STAFF REPORT Booty Portales High School history teacher Michael Booty has taught for 41 years, and while he has changed...

 

Student senator climbs college ladder

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local students each week. Pantoja While Eastern New Mexico University communication major Thalia Pantoja is only 19, she will have enough credits in...

 

Planning and Zoning committee members sworn in

Staff Writer [email protected] Three residents appointed last month by city commissioners to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission were sworn to duty during the panel’s regular meeting Wednesday. Connie Belcher, Steve Hill and Carolyn...

 

American Education Week kicking off

Staff Writer [email protected] Celebrating public education and honoring individuals endeavoring to make a difference in children receiving a quality education rests at the forefront of the National Education Association’s (NEA) 95th annual... Full story

 

Former Roosevelt County worker suing

Managing Editor [email protected] The former Roosevelt County worker beaten by a murder suspect at the county fairgrounds in 2014 has sued the county. Documents acquired by the Portales News-Tribune this week, in response to a public records req...

 

Opinion: Add PHS show to weekend to-do list

If this week’s election left you wishing for a dose of arsenic, you’re in luck. Portales High School is prepared to dish out enough to go around this weekend, complete with plenty of laughter. The curtain is scheduled to open at 7 p.m. tonight in...

 

Police blotter — Nov. 10

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 4:52 a.m.: Breaking and entering, 2800 block of East Seventh Street. • 7:09 a.m.: Concealing identity, 100 block...

 

Events calendar — Nov. 10

Today Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff Dinner — 6 p.m. The Salvation Army, 317 E. Second St., Clovis. CCC Cultural Arts Series: Sons of the Pioneers — 7 p.m. General Admission: $20, Senior/Student/Military $15 Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce...

 

Meetings calendar — Nov. 10

Today Melrose city council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerks Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Board of County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016...

 

Voters approve bond proposals

Staff and wire reports Hungry for public works projects, voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved bond proposals by the state. Voters statewide approved four ballot questions for a range of projects, from schools to senior centers and libraries....

 

Opinion: Teacher creativity always a treat

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Not surprisingly, Clovis Municipal Schools address science and social studies across schools and grade levels. It’s always a treat, however, to come across unique lessons developed by our creative teachers....

 

Pages past — Nov. 10

On this date ... 1976: Smokey Bear, described by The Associated Press as “the living symbol of forest fire prevention,” had died at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The black bear, rescued from a fire in New Mexico’s Capitan Mountains, was...

 

Locally, Trump victory met with shock

Newsday: J. Conrad Williams Jr. President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus, while talking to supporters Wednesday at the Election Night Party at the Hilton... Full story

 

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