Dora School News – Jan. 29

Spelling Bee Congratulations to Dora eighth grader, Charlyn Simpson, for taking third place in the regional spelling bee. Simpson is the daughter of Robin and Gary Simpson. Basketball Pictures Dora Coyotes and Lady Coyotes basketball team members are to bring their uniforms to school on Thursday for team and individual photos. Forms will be available […]

Events Calendar – Jan. 29

Today Get Your Game On — 4:30 p.m. Board games featured. For grades K-6. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Yoga — 7 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. […]

My Turn – Don’t let ‘they’ dictate your life

It's always good to get inspiration. I'm all for that. Actually, I've just been to the International Builders' Show for this very reason. But I'm going to take a few moments here to encourage individualism and creativity. As builders, we regularly get asked what the infamous "they" are up to. Are "they" using wallpaper? What […]

ENMU offering non-credit classes

Eastern New Mexico University is offering non-credit classes for children and adults this semester. These courses are geared toward individuals who may not be enrolled as full-time students but who are looking to take classes that allow flexibility in their schedule. Christina Calloway: CMI staff photo Students in Julie Gawehn's zumba class practice a routine […]

Guards injured in Tucumcari escape attempt

Two Quay County Detention Center officers were injured Sunday by an inmate attempting to escape, 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose said. Officers B.J. Angel and Anthonette Dabbs were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries and later released, said Don Rich, QCDC administrator. Rich said at 12: 15 p.m., inmate Noel Webb, 31, attempted without […]

Interactive: Super Bowl history

Interactive includes a visual history of Super Bowl tickets, historical information on each game, a Football 101 video explainer and a quiz on Super Bowl trivia. iframe&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/code&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; HTML tag.<br /><br /> Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later.<br /><br /> Super Bowl Ticket History

Rams fall to Moriarty; Lady Rams cruise

The Portales Rams are still learning there aren't mulligans on the basketball court, while Moriarty started tough and finished tougher. Luke Thomas scored 17 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer and a pair of layups in the fourth quarter, and the 4A Pintos held off hard-charging Portales to notch a 56-51 victory Saturday at the Ram […]

Hot-shooting Hounds storm past Buffs

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's men suddenly found their shooting touch in the second half on Saturday. Down by five points at the half, the Greyhounds shot a blazing 73 percent (16-of-22) and pulled away to a 71-57 win over West Texas A&M, avenging an overtime loss to the Buffaloes on Wednesday night […]

School Menus – Jan. 27

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli, carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch and chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

Creative Living – Show to feature fabric postcards

Information on making fabric postcards, using duck tape to make bangle bracelets, and putting a vegetarian spin on Carne Adovado will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Franki Kohler has written a book about fabric postcards and she will tell how they are keepsakes you can make and […]

On The Shelves – Jan. 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them by Larry Swedroe shows how to learn from other's mistakes, understand the wrong way and the right way to build your portfolio, and how to minimize tax effects, diversify your accounts, plan for your family's […]

Pro Bowl presents conflicting challenges

"The NFL hopes to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game largely will depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game." – Source: NFL.com The Pro Bowl, which will be brought to you […]

I’ll take my ice in a tea glass

As far as I'm concerned, there are only two times when ice is a good thing. When it's hot and you're making tea and when you need to get up a muddy road. That second instance came into play on a recent hunting trip I talked about. Driving and walking over a muddy road in […]

Our People – The tide is changing

Daniel Graham developed an interest in the keyboard at age 8. He received his first keyboard at age 9 as a Christmas present request. His band, "The Changing Tide," was formed about six months ago. Graham is one of six members in the band. The band's music belongs to the metal core genre, a broad […]

Bill tracker 2013

The New Mexico state Legislature started Jan. 15. As of Friday, 25 bills have been introduced by area legislators. The deadline for filing is Feb. 14. Legislation introduced by Curry and Roosevelt County legislators in the 2013 session, as of Jan. 25, includes the following: Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Texico) HB17: Licenses dental therapists to be […]

Good roper relishes the opportunity to rope a big target

Todd's neighbor has raised good Hereford cattle as long as he has known him. As years went by Mr. Gerald, the neighbor, let his herd dwindle in numbers. Then last winter he fell and injured his knee. Todd offered to help and was called upon. Just a word about Todd, he is an east river […]

Local representatives concerned with keeping programs

The fiscal cliff that had threatened the nation with possible recession became a speed bump at the last minute on New Year's Day, but the law that averted the cliff consisted mostly of date changes. Many of the same issues still confront Washington leaders and the public's collective bank accounts. In the wake of the […]

Private funded PRC invites more problems

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is proposing the state Public Regulation Commission get its funding off the industries it regulates. There may be precedent, but this is a bad idea given the PRC's history of conflicts of interest and propensity for shenanigans. The PRC is entrusted with striking a balance between utility […]

Victim advocates play vital role

Victim advocates often respond with law enforcement and medical providers to violent crime. As a first responder, a victim advocate's role is to tend to any and all emotional needs of the victim and provide any crisis intervention needed. Often, the presence of a victim advocate can soften a victim's hesitation to cooperate. As sexual […]