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Pages past — May 20

On this date ... 1966: Clovis city officials were debating whether businesses operated out of individual homes in residential zones should be closed. City Attorney Harry Patton told city commissioners that anyone operating a business in a...

 

City hopes to grow SW Cheese

Staff writer [email protected] The Clovis City Commission on Thursday passed a measure clearing the way for a $350,000 grant to help fund the third phase of the Southwest Cheese plant expansion effort. Commissioners unanimously approved Ordinance... Full story

 

City gets interim budget

Staff Writer [email protected] At the Tuesday Portales City Council meeting, Marilyn Rapp, city financial director, presented city councilors with an interim budget that has decreased in revenue since the 2015-16 fiscal year. Rapp said the... Full story

 

Native returns ordained

Staff Writer [email protected] On Saturday, Portales native Ted Butler takes his final step in joining the Catholic priesthood after years of hard work and spiritual education. Butler returned to Portales from Connecticut, where he attended The H...

 

Q&A: Police Chief Pat Gallegos

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series of stories about local police officers for National Law Enforcement Week. Portales Police Department Chief Pat Gallegos has been the chief of the... Full story

 

Brown: Pile of junk deceiving

First Impressions can be misleading. Sometimes, that initial judgement call is right, sometimes it is plain wrong, and sometimes, it’s both. Let’s play a game. Imagine you’re out on the farm,...

 

To do list — May 20

Today • Bennett’s Amusements Carnival — 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Admission: Free. Armbands: $20. Information: 575-226-3783 • PHS graduation — 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Greyhound Arena. Information: 575-356-7000 Saturday ... Full story

 

Pages past — May 20

On this date ... 1966: Clovis city officials were debating whether businesses operated out of individual homes in residential zones should be closed. City Attorney Harry Patton told city... Full story

 

Rodriguez: On the first day of vacation ...

“Do any Baby Boomers of Generation Xers know who Sister Mary Elephant is?” Here is a hint, “Class. Class! CLASS! SHUT UP!” “Thank you!” I just finished my second full year of teaching in...

 

State on right track in funding early education

Here is a sunny spot on the state’s otherwise cloudy education outlook. New Mexico’s ranking in spending on pre-kindergarten education programs has risen 10 places, from 28th to 18th among the 42 states and the District of Columbia that have...

 

McManigal: Liberty offers better options, rights

When discussing libertarian ideas with non-libertarians, I have discovered one common fear: the fear that libertarians would take away the government services to which people have grown accustomed. Li... Full story

 

Render: Trump's good at selling the sizzle

This is the first in a series of editorials that will examine the recent and on-going Republican presidential primary cycle and attempt to explain how Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee of th... Full story

 

Forecast brightening for residents, farmers

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis’ rainfall is expected to clear up next week, but the weekend holds a possibility for stormy weather. Staff writer [email protected] After several days of gloomy...

 

Events calendar — May 20

Today Clovis High School graduation — 5 p.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Blood drive — 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Saturday Grupo Duelo — 7...

 

Meetings calendar — May 20

Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday Texico city meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico....

 

Faith: Less-known Christian holiday coming up

Staff photo: Brooke Finch Bonita Knox, the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, lights a candle to commemorate the upcoming Trinity Sunday holiday. Staff writer [email protected] Some Christians say... Full story

 

Opinion: Sometimes there’s treasure amidst the trash

Local columnist First impressions can be misleading. Sometimes, that initial judgement call is right, sometimes it is plain wrong, and sometimes, it’s both. Let’s play a game. Imagine you’re out on the farm, bopping down a dirt road, and you...

 

Opinion: It may take time, but God will raise you up

Religion columnist John Piper said: “The proper connotation of saying God works for me is that I am bankrupt and need a bailout. I am weak and need someone strong. I am endangered and need a... Full story

 

Opinion: Grace may be sweet, but it's also tough

Religion columnist Amazing grace. How sweet the sound. Grace, the real thing, is precious almost beyond belief. It’s cool water to a man dying of thirst. It’s life and health to a woman who a...

 

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