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County commission reviews 2016 expenses

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] Roosevelt County commissioners held their first workshop Wednesday to review projected expenses for departments for the 2016 fiscal year. County commissioners agreed with County Manager Amber Hamilton that the...

 

Third strike for sign

STAFF PHOTO [email protected] link Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Michael Valdez, 29, fled on foot Wednesday morning after crashing his car into the “Welcome to Portales” sign that greets... Full story

 

Attorney accused of 'menacing conduct'

Staff report link Eric Dixon A Portales attorney booked for misdemeanor assault Monday was upset by a man he accused of harassing his client, court records show. According to a criminal complaint...

 

Notebook — April 23

Notebook Water, water everywhere... • Watch yourself driving on west 21st Street today. EPCOR is flushing a well behind James Bickley at Mitchell and Purdue streets for 24 hours...part of a federal requirement. The water will be running along... Full story

 

To do list — April 23

Today • ‘Both Sides’ compilation of plays — 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the University Theatre Center at ENMU. General admission: $5. Information: 575-562-2253. • Preschool story time — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 57...

 

Our graduates — April 23

Editor’s note: Following is one in a series of profiles about graduating high school seniors. Portales High School Seniors Ashlynn Idsinga, 17, plans on attending Eastern New Mexico University...

 

Dora school news — April 23

BPA lunch The Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America is having their annual brisket lunch fundraiser Sunday in the school cafeteria. Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and donations are appreciated. Proceeds will help with... Full story

 

New bill gets teachers into classrooms faster

STAFF WRITER [email protected] A new bill changing requirements for students in New Mexico looking to enter teaching has been signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez. Senate Bill 329 will reduce the mandatory college coursework needed to obtain...

 

ENMU Foundation awards scholarships

STAFF WRITER [email protected] link Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Eastern New Mexico University student Anna George receives the Alpha Psi Omega Endowment for Theatre Arts and Digital Cinema Arts... Full story

 

Meetings watch — April 23

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at the Memorial Building: • City Councilors heard a presentation from Veda Urioste about the City of Portales’ Clean and Beautiful Program. Urioste gave awards to area...

 

Williamson: KENW auction fun starts

When I was young and my father would take our family with him to the cattle auction or a horse sale, we were strictly admonished to sit still and, for goodness sakes, not wave our hands about and...

 

Roosevelt County man arrested on sex charges

STAFF REPORT A Roosevelt County man was arrested Tuesday for sexual penetration of a minor. Marco Nunez, 37, was booked into Roosevelt County Detention Center at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday for the following charges: • Criminal sexual penetration with a...

 

Wilson: No hypocrisy served here

Ring ... Thank you for calling Leviticus Pizza, how can I help you? link Kevin Wilson Congratulations, sir; we’d love to cater your wedding. Everybody says nobody would want a pizzeria-catered... Full story

 

Pages past — April 23

April 23 On this date ...link 1975: Pat Burns, the son of Portales Mayor Mike and Ruth Burns, was in critical condition at an El Paso hospital following a hang-gliding accident. Burns, a student at Ne...

 

Notebook

Water everywhere... • Watch yourself driving on west 21st Street today. EPCOR is flushing a well behind James Bickley at Mitchell and Purdue streets for 24 hours...part of a federal requirement. The water will be running along Mitchell Street... Full story

 

Destination: Las Vegas for Urquizo

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] Rico Urquizo isn’t hard to find in Clovis. Just look for his yellow-and-red sports car emblazoned with an artist’s portrait of the Clovis boxer and mixed... Full story

 

Clovis schools receive $2.3 million in reimbursements

Staff Report Clovis Municipal Schools has received $2.3 million in state reimbursement from the Public Schools Facilities Authority for the 2013 construction of Gattis Middle School. According to CMS Operations Director John King, at the time of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    April 22, 2015

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rico Urquizo spars with Eric Suan of Force of One Monday night. Urquizo has fought professional for two years and carries a record of 1-2-1.... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    April 22, 2015

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rico Urquizo preps for his Monday night workout. Urquizo will fight Kevin Newman II April 30 in a four-round bout as an undercard to the May 2 Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight....

 

Barbara George relays track results

Team scores: Lovington 132.5, West Las Vegas 98, Portales 96, Carlsbad 52.5, Tatum 27.5, Melrose 21, Clovis 13, Hobbs 3.5, Dora 2, Elida 1. 100-meter: 1. Brown, Isaiah, Fr., Lovington, 11.07; 2. Ochoa, Kaiden, Sr., Lovington, 11.12; 3. White, Jace,...

 

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