Veterans honor fallen comrades

Honoring fallen comrades has become a yearly endeavor for John Montano and Clay LeMaire. File photo Veterans organizations across the region will be placing flags on the graves of deceased veterans for Memorial Day. "They paved the way for our freedom and the rights we enjoy today as Americans," Montano explained of the military veterans. […]

Commissioner participates in conference

County Commissioner Wendell Bostwick participated in the National Association of Counties' Western Interstate Region Conference May 22-24 in Flagstaff, Ariz., according to a release. Bostwick said the conference was intensive and focused on issues of the western states such as the sage grouse/lesser prairie chicken, wildfire, and rural CDBG funding challenges. "It was well worth […]

County staff getting worker’s comp reduction

Curry County staff will see a 2.5 percent reduction in worker's compensation premiums for fiscal year 2013-2014, according to a release. County Manager Lance Pyle said, "This 2.5 percent reduction is a result of the elected officials, department heads, and the county employees hard work in controlling county losses in the performance of their duties." […]

Police blotter – May 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: 12:11 a.m.: Abandoned vehicle, 1100 block of South Prince Street. 12:12 a.m.: Door knockers, 2700 block of East Mabry Drive. 12:58 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 300 block of Pine Street. 3:07 a.m.: Remove violent subject, 2100 block of South Street. 4:23 […]

Holiday closings

The following businesses, schools and government agencies will be closed on May 27 on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Banks American Heritage Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Air Force Bank Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo City City of […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal in Portales, Constructors Inc. will be working from east on Second Street, east of Avenue C,. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Also, westbound First Street, starting at north Boston Avenue, will be restricted to one lane. First and Second streets and […]

Glad to be a grad

Marcus Sanchez said he saw a group of students whose futures may entail college, the U.S. armed forces and motherhood as he looked onto the crowd of his fellow Portales High graduates, but most importantly, he saw his friends. Sanchez was one of the seniors to salute his class before they made the grand walk […]

ENMU’s Jones 16th in 800 preliminaries

PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Alesha Jones finished 16th out of 22 runners in Friday's preliminaries of the NCAA Division II national outdoor track women's 800 run, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. Jones, from Wilcox, Ariz., posted a time of 2 minutes, 14.55 seconds to finish sixth in the first of three heats […]

In search of ponies: Programs help pets stay in homes

It's hard to say when exactly it became a money thing. At one time, welcoming an animal into the family was as simple as sharing table scraps, extending the existing resources and making room for one more. But as time went on and society became more commercialized, so keeping pets and products emerged to make […]

McGee: Music collection tough to let go

I've been in the process of getting rid of some things. No, I don't save stuff to the point that the only way through the house is a network of pathways through rooms crammed full of pack-ratted junk. I'm getting rid of things because I don't use them and they take up space. Well, that's […]

Judge gives permission to remove emaciated cattle from ranch

The New Mexico Livestock Board received a judge's permission Friday to remove about 1,000 emaciated cattle from a drought-stricken ranch near Fort Sumner. New Mexico Livestock Board officials served a search warrant at the sprawling Double V Ranch on May 17 and found at least 25 dead animals and others at risk of starving to […]

Engagements – May 26

Sweet-Sumner Mike and Vicki Sumner of Las Lunas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Sumner of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Devin Sweet, of Corpus Christi, son of Tim and Pam Sweet of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 1, 2013, at Fulford Ranch in Brownfield, Texas, with a reception to […]

Births – May 26

Miller Jacob Lee Miller was born May 11, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Richard Miller and Stephanie Warren of Portales He was 10 pounds and 2.1 ounces. He has four brothers, Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, Matthew Warren and Jayson Miller.

Senior happenings – May 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Center Closed – Memorial Day Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; […]

On the shelves – May 26

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Private: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History by Denver Nicks relates how a young man from middle America signed on to serve his country and found himself serving a cause far more sinister in order to fulfill what […]

Program deals with the stresses of being a Christian woman

Dianne Nance wants young women to know that they can rise to the top and do anything they set out to do. "Women have a lot of power," she said. "I'm trying to show them that they have that kind of power." Empowering women to meet their greatest potential is the main focus for Nance […]

Photojournalism provides insight into history

The past several weeks, I've been exploring in this column programs born out of the Depression and the New Deal that not only gave men and women a sense of pride by having them work for an income, but also enhanced the beauty and in some cases the environment of our country. Everyone has his […]

Creative living: Freekeh grain, fantasy film to be featured

Information on cooking with Freekeh grain and working with Fantasy Film will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she says that Freekeh is the perfect whole grain for vegetarians because it's flavorful and still provides an abundance of nutrients, […]

Vets deserve thanks for sacrifices

This weekend is associated with the ending of school and the beginning of the summer. But more important, this weekend is the time designated as Memorial Day. We must be careful to not view this weekend as something less as what it began. Rather let us view it in light our military heroes that have […]

A view from under the pew: death by cheese pizza

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