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Jail logs - Dec. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Victor Noriega, 30, driving under the influence, open container • Joshua Phillips, 29, driving while license suspended or revoked • Daniel Tapia, 39, failure to...

Civil rights leader gone at 88

PORTALES - A civil rights champion and local historian for eastern New Mexico died Monday after a long battle with cancer. Dolores Penrod, 88, came to Portales in the 1950s with her husband and sons...

Xcel takes step toward wind project

Xcel Energy is one step closer to building a large-scale wind project in eastern New Mexico, thanks to a recent settlement with several New Mexico organizations. The settlement was filed Monday with the New Mexico Regulation Commission, which will...

Zoo gets into Christmas spirit

CLOVIS - Zoo animals celebrate holidays, too. Christmas lights are coming on tonight. Now in its 10th year, the Hillcrest Park Zoo hosts its Christmas Nites event every evening between now and...

Business digest - Dec. 12

EPCOG receives $20,000 donation CLOVIS — The Eastern Plains Council of Governments received a $20,000 donation from New Mexico Gas Company last week, according to a press release from NMGC. EPCOG Executive Director Sandy Chancey said the...

Pages past - Dec. 12

On this date ... 1982: Clovis Wildcats football fans were still celebrating a second straight 4A state championship, clinched the day before with a 20-7 victory over Alamogordo on an icy and muddy...

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 12

Today’s family in need: This family has a roof over its head, but no money for Christmas. Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren was shopping at a local grocery store recently when a clerk handed him a note. “The note was of a family that needed...

Meetings calendar - Dec. 12

Today • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m. in assembly room at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales MainStreet...

Events calendar - Dec. 12

Today • Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Kitty Cat Kisses.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. for grades K-6 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Get your game on. Information:...

Kamal Cass is an All-American again

PORTALES - Kamal Cass has done it again. 'It' as in the Eastern New Mexico University running back and 2014 Clovis High graduate getting named a first-team Division II All-American for the second...

Wolverines make their way to 7-0 start

Texico's boys basketball team is seven-for-seven this season. That is, seven wins in seven games. The Wolverines improved to 7-0 Saturday night by holding off Fort Sumner 53-47 in the Farwell...

ENMU men's soccer coach resigns

Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Greg Waggoner has announced the resignation of Paul Tate. Tate served as Eastern's men's soccer coach for the last three seasons. Over Tate's tenure, the Hounds won 17 games and reached the...

Licking a versatile tool in canine lexicon

Of all the traits dogs are known for — tail wagging, sniffing, eye-brow lifting — the one that seems to communicate their thoughts most clearly is the sloppy, vigorous licking often thought of as ...

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