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What's happening — Aug. 13

Today Melrose City Meeting— 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 James Bickley Ribbon...

 

Ram QB job up in the air

Staff Writer [email protected] Last season, the Portales Rams said good-bye to their two senior quarterbacks. Rather than simply naming an heir apparent, coach Jamie Ramirez is holding an open...

 

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher Junior Emilio Lovato works on the team’s “four corners” drill Wednesday at practice....

 

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher Junior Ramirez follows through on a pass attempt during Wednesday’s Ram football practice. Ramirez is one of three juniors, and six players overall, vying for the starting quarterback job.... Full story

 

Businesses on square in the dark

STAFF REPORT Downtown business owners in Portales are currently living in the dark due to no lights around the downtown square. link Staff photo: Alisa Boswell Portales business owners on the square...

 

La Casa celebrates national health center week

STAFF WRITER [email protected] link Staff photo: Rae Arnett Children at the La Casa Health Fair line up to play Angry Birds at a booth on Wednesday afternoon. The La Casa Health Fair was in full... Full story

 

Work detail escapee gets 18 years in prison

STAFF REPORT The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that Senovio Mendoza, Jr., 33, of Carlsbad was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday. link Senovio Mendoza Jr....

 

Editor's notebook — Aug. 13

Coming Friday: Columnist Pat Cantwell shares some secrets for a lasting marriage. She and her husband are celebrating 47 years together so she’s kind of an expert on the topic. Looking further ahead: United Way and Portales Ministerial Alliance...

 

Pages past — Aug. 13

On this date ...link 1975: The Clovis Chamber of Commerce announced Gen. George Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would be the guest speaker at its annual banquet on Oct. 17. Gen. Brown...

 

Williamson: Rotary Youth Exchange alive and well

When my niece, Chloe, found out this spring that she had landed a summer internship with the Food Bank of South Africa, the first person we contacted was Sally Roberts, who spent 1988 in Portales as... Full story

 

Learning goes both ways for new teacher

Editor’s note: The following is the last one in a series profiling new teachers for Roosevelt County school districts. link Cradock Come the 2015-16 school year, Kelly Cradock will be a new pre-K...

 

To do list — Aug. 13

Today • USDA rural development home loan presentation — Noon at the Portales Senior Center, 421 N. Industrial Dr. Information: 505-761-4951 Friday • St. Helen’s Fiesta — 4-8 p.m. for the Ranchero bistec dinner and 4 p.m. for the silent...

 

Water, gas prices topic at EPCOG meeting

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] Water conservation, Tres Amigas and gas prices dominated the Eastern Plains Council of Governments meeting Wednesday morning at the EPCOG office in Clovis. Economic and Community Development Planner Raymond...

 

Rodeo gal

link Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Deanne Guthrie, 16, of Clovis, preps Frosty for today’s 6 p.m. steer show. Deputy Editor [email protected] Not all girls are made of sugar, spice and everything n...

 

Work detail escapee sentenced to 18 years

Staff report The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that Senovio Mendoza, Jr., 33, of Carlsbad was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday. Mendoza pleaded guilty to kidnapping, armed robbery and escape from jail. In... Full story

 

Water, power, gas dominate EPCOG meeting

Deputy Editor [email protected] Water conservation, Tres Amigas and gas prices dominated the Eastern Plains Council of Governments meeting Wednesday morning at the EPCOG office in Clovis. Economic and Community Development Planner Raymond...

 

City continuing to look at chicken options

Staff report The city of Clovis is continuing to look at options in providing a variance that would allow a resident to keep her backyard chickens. City Attorney David Richards confirmed he is working on a variance that would allow Mary-Beth Bouchard...

 

Exchange program friendships can last lifetime

Local columnist When my niece, Chloe, found out this spring that she had landed a summer internship with the Food Bank of South Africa, the first person we contacted was Sally Roberts, who spent 1988 in Portales as a Rotary Youth Exchange student...

 

Editor's notebook — Aug. 13

Coming Friday: Columnist Kent McManigal opens with a question: “What do you want badly enough you are willing to steal to acquire, and kill those who resist your theft?” The answer, he reports, can range from a smart phone to expensive shoes to... Full story

 

Building permits — Aug. 13

A look at city permits for July, according to city records. • 3: New residential permits in July, the third lowest total for the year behind June (1) and January (0). • 3,160: Average square footage of the new residential buildings • 31: New...

 

Curry County Fair schedule

Today Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Thrifty Nickel American Classified Night — 5 p.m. Four ride wristbands for $60 with coupon from the Thrifty Nickel American Classifi...

 

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