Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on a ranch east of Portales. According to Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the W Diamond Heifer Ranch owner, R.L. Rogers, the fire began when a contracted worker was grinding the hay and sorghum. Fraze said the worker believed a rock had gotten […]

My turn: Border collie slow to mature

It has been two years now since we were adopted, or perhaps I should say assaulted, by a young border collie cross who showed up on a chilly afternoon to wreak havoc on our lives. After a fruitless attempt to find her owners (who we suspect may have been hiding nearby, chuckling with glee), we […]

ENMU committee focuses on business etiquette

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University faculty members recently began a new committee on campus, the Etiquette Committee, geared towards preparing students for the working world by teaching them professional etiquette, dress sense and more. “THE ENMU Foundation and the Alumni Association originally had the idea when they were brainstorming about alumni and outreach,” Foundation […]

Letters to the editor: Drivers should take extra precautions

Drivers should take extra precautions School began for most Portales students last week. I was surprised that I didn’t see any patrol officers around to serve as a reminder of the school zone speed limit. As I was waiting for my children after school at Valencia Elementary last week, I noticed two vehicles pass through […]

Detention center officers take class on inmate rights

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Alisa Boswell A training course for detention center officers, which began Wednesday morning at Eastern New Mexico University, is geared toward teaching corrections officers about inmate rights and liabilities. “New Mexico Association of Counties insures counties and a detention center is part of that so they promote training,” said Art Murphy, an NMAC consultant and […]

Lindsey-Steiner fifth-grader saves fellow student

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Alisa Boswell Jesus Lavalle, a fifth grade elementary student at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary, may be an example of how heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Lavalle, 10, was eating lunch in the school cafeteria Monday afternoon when another fifth grade student began to choke on a corn dog at the other side of the table. […]

Our people: Non-traditional student

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Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University instructor Lonzo Lassiter began what he calls the second half of his life at age 50 when he attended college for the first time. Prior to that, he worked in construction and carpentry but after three surgeries, doctors told him to find something else to do for a […]

Computer games addictive

I may have developed an addiction. I Boggle when I should be doing other things. I while back I downloaded a Boggle game app on my iPad and began to play endlessly in single player “Quick Play” mode. I do it while watching television. I do it before I go to bed at night and […]

Oregon woman donates crocheted caps to Clovis cancer program

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Liliana Castillo A big fan of crocheting from Sea Side, Oregon is spreading cheer to Clovis area cancer patients. Evelyn Rush, 73, began crocheting colorful caps after she got the pattern from a friend. “I started making them and it sort of ballooned,” she said. Rush said she enjoys sitting in the evening and crocheting. […]

Portales past: Feb. 18, 1954

Feb. 18, 1954: The Portales Tribune: On Tuesday, Mrs. Alvin Click began her new duties with KICA after being a news broadcaster with KENM for many months, and gave a news program at 12:45. The studio was moved to the second floor of the Cal Boykin Hotel.