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Applique techniques, exercise techniques ahead on shows

Information on easy applique techniques, neuroscience-based exercises that helps creativity, and the ultimate power drink on the market will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (All times Mountain)....

 

ENMU students cross stage

PORTALES - More than 500 Eastern New Mexico University students are headed for their futures with degrees. Officials said 543 students qualified for the fall graduation ceremony on Saturday, with 272...

 

Regents shown potential floor plans

PORTALES — After more than a year of planning, Eastern New Mexico University Regent Terry Othick said building a new presidential residence is a battle of expectation versus reality. Reality is up by a few touchdowns. Othick shared some potential...

 

Laying of wreaths

CLOVIS - Lay the wreath. Say the name. Remember. Volunteers did just that hundreds of times as part of a Clovis component of the nationwide Wreaths Across America remembrance. A local ceremony was...

 

Program seeking food storage solution

PORTALES — The most difficult part about giving food to those in need isn’t always gathering the food to give. In Portales, it’s finding a place to store and distribute it from. For the last six years, Central Christian Church and the...

 

RGH warns of erroneous letters

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinics is warning its patients about erroneous letters they may receive regarding coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. An RGH news release notes that on Tuesday, patients began to...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 15

Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building, 1009...

 

Woman found guilty of kidnapping

PORTALES — A Portales woman last week was found guilty of kidnapping, burglary and aggravated battery. Esperanza Tarango, 24, could face up to 26 years in prison at sentencing, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. The Por...

 

Board to consider student trip

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will consider a trip to Savannah, Ga., for 11 senior members of Clovis Community College Upward Bound. The out-of-state trip, to be discussed at the 5:30 p.m. meeting at the CMS...

 

Curry County office to be closed Tuesday

CLOVIS — The Curry County Administration office will be closed 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday to allow county administration to make its annual contribution to a local charity in lieu of an in-office gift exchange. To compensate for the missed...

 

Flu season starting off strong

When asked how the flu season was going for Plains Regional Medical Center, Administrator Drew Dostal said it was a pretty good flu season. He quickly added that by good, he meant good if you were the flu. “It’s hard for us to call if it’s...

 

Something obvious: Both political parties are out of control

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday adopted two articles of impeachment against President Trump, as expected. Republicans called it a kangaroo court, as expected. Even some Trump supporters agree it’s clear the president threatened to withhold...

 

Collection not necessarily valuable

If you were to technically define it, I’m a collector. I see something special, I collect it. The problem is my idea of special normally doesn’t fit what prevailing common sense has determined is valuable. My living room wall contains a framed...

 

Dems lowering bar on impeachment

Forget the phony solemnity about the Constitution and the rule of law. Forget the malarkey about the president committing high crimes and misdemeanors. We all know the real reasons Democrats are hell-bent on impeaching Donald Trump. It’s because...

 

State taxpayers deserve some of surplus back

According to the latest estimates from Santa Fe, the state’s general fund budget is expected to be $7.882 billion next fiscal year. When Gov. Martinez left office in 2018 the budget was “only...

 

Letter to the editor - Dec. 15

Juror: No justice for child Jury duty is a privilege. Many people find jury duty a huge inconvenience. I do not. I sat on the jury last week for a horrendous case, in which a toddler, Noah Trujillo, was abused and death occurred. My notepad was...

 

Another viewpoint: NM needs to take political bullying seriously

EDGEWOOD — Everyone hates a bully, right? And bullies who lie are even worse. Unless they are a political candidate with the correct party affiliation. Then it’s totally cool to conduct oneself like a 12-year old suffering from poor parenting...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 15, 2019

Democrats trying to keep election out of voters' hands

The Democrats believe the 2020 election is too important to be left to the voters. It’s obvious that President Donald Trump withheld defense aid to Ukraine to pressure its president to commit to the investigations that he wanted, an improper use...

 

ENMU regents add MLK Day back to holiday calendar

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University regents are hopeful students treat Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as the phrase goes, as a day on and not a day off. Starting in 2021, it is again a day off at the university, in terms of classes. Regents on...

 

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents

Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents met Friday. The business included: • ENMU System Chancellor and Portales campus President Jeff Elwell presented the five projects the Portales campus planned to submit as top priorities for...

 

Board denies grant request from brewer

CLOVIS — The Clovis Economic Incentive Board wants to take a look at exactly how manufacturers can qualify for taxpayer-funded economic development dollars. But for now, it has decided a prospective local brewer doesn’t make the cut. The board...

 

Portales to hear nuisance request

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will hear a request for an extension to abate nuisance status on a property located at 417 N. Main during its regular meeting Tuesday. The council approved resolutions to classify the property and another...

 

Pages past - Dec. 15

On this date ... 1974: The cost of meals at Eastern New Mexico University was going up. “(R)eflecting the inflationary spiral,” the price for a three-meal-per-day ticket at the ENMU lunch room was going from $285 to $310 per semester, beginning...

 

Our people: Dinosaur mom honors her son

Luli Lopez-Tollett, 29, lives in Rogers. She travels daily to Portales to work at Eastern New Mexico University as its post office manager. She's been there for a little over two years. She enjoys...

 

Christmas at paternal grandparents' was constant commotion

Last week I wrote about Christmas at my maternal grandparents’. So in the interest of equal time I thought I would give you a little insight into what Christmas was like at my Terry grandparents...

 

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