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 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    September 24, 2017 

Public relations is not what we do

On Thursday, the Portales Ram boys soccer team defeated Artesia at home 2-1 to end a four-game losing streak. We reported that in Friday’s Eastern New Mexico News. Some readers were disappointed that the report repeatedly mentioned rough play and...

 

City approves new salary scale

CLOVIS — In what should be his final Clovis City Commission meeting in the position, Interim City Manager Tom Phelps said the city’s employees are an unsung aspect of the community. Later, the commission approved what Phelps hoped would be an...

 

Reverse jinx works when it breaks right

I don’t want to say something, because I don’t want to jinx this. How many times have you heard that phrase? Maybe you’re making great time on a long drive. Perhaps your team just went up two points with 10 seconds to play. You don’t brag,... Full story

 

Midwestern improves to 6-0 with win over Greyhounds

PORTALES — Midwestern State's men's soccer team is No. 8 in the country for plenty of reasons. They're most of the reasons the Greyhounds are now even in the Heartland Conference. The Mustangs...

 

Equifax needs more than wrist slap

“Hi. This is Ray.” At this point, I know this is not a legitimate call. I know two Rays: • Ray Mondragon with the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. I’ve always known him as Raymond. • Our newspaper’s former publisher, Ray Sullivan....

 

No gold star for being decent human

“The purest form of giving is anonymous to anonymous. We gon’ make it there, I promise this.” — Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, “Nickels and Dimes” I wasn’t sure what to say about Monday, when a Clovis teenager walked into Clovis-Carver... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 2, 2017

Not so random acts

CLOVIS — Trae Clark believes in random acts, and he does them whenever he can. But he thinks the act he just finished Sunday wasn't random at all. The intricate series of events that put a jersey...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 27, 2017

Warning: Don't feed the trolls

“Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” — Mark Twain Twain never could have predicted the Internet, or ESPN, but he pretty much nailed it years in advance. You may have heard the rumor ESPN fired an announc...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 25, 2017

Boxing tourney slated for Saturday

CLOVIS — Veteran local boxing coach Tony Romero typically promotes local fight slates by noting that, "Any boy can ... box/be helped/be a champion." Add a few girls to the slogan, and everything is...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 20, 2017

Certain truths are universal

Bernalillo Public Schools is looking into actions of a teacher who had a political rant against President Donald Trump on Thursday. Some of the teacher’s highlights in the recorded conversation: • “If you have a history teacher teaching you...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2017

Curry officials raise road concerns

CLOVIS — A New Mexico Department of Transportation official addressed Curry County commissioners on Tuesday and was met with a list of concerns about as long as the road between Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base. Commissioners took much of their mee...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 13, 2017

Fair makes its way back

CLOVIS — The Curry County Fair reminds countless area youth about the time they sold an animal for hundreds or thousands, paving the way for college tuition or that first vehicle. Fair week gives...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 13, 2017

Dreading time to go down under

Spoiler alert: Graphic content coming up. You’ll be warned again. I’ve never gone to the land down under. As the Men at Work would say, I’ve never been to the place where the women grow and plunder. I can’t hear, I can’t hear the thunder....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 13, 2017

Hounds find balance

PORTALES — Including his redshirt season, this is Lane Cummings' fifth year in the Greyhound football program, and the Las Cruces native is far from the only experienced guy in the Eastern New...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 10, 2017

Rainstorm forces Field Day schedule adjustments

CLOVIS — New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center had the best reason to cancel part of its field day Wednesday, at least in the superintendent's mind. A rainstorm that greeted...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 6, 2017

Rams know target is on their back

PORTALES — Logan McDaniel displays optimism — both in listing himself at 5-foot-8, 190 pounds and in declaring his Dallas Cowboys will win Super Bowl LII. But the Portales senior is most...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 6, 2017

Bond not intended as punishment

I first read it in a basketball book, but the phrase exists in many forms: Revenge is like eating a bowl of poison and hoping the other person dies. There’s been plenty of eating around eastern New Mexico this weekend, on news a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 30, 2017

Let Adrian Beltre be funny guy he is

Adrian Beltre is one of the greatest third basemen to ever play baseball. He may have his 3,000th hit by the time you read this. He’s one of my favorite players, years after I didn’t want my Texas Rangers picking him up. He was an injury risk, an...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 30, 2017

Early to rise ...

It's time to rise, show no mercy and hope a lot of kids come out. Monday is the first day New Mexico teams can start two-a-day football practices. Between Curry and Roosevelt counties, there are two...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 28, 2017

Portales' McBroom named top assistant

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High School’s Randy McBroom was honored this week as the state’s top assistant boys basketball coach. The award was given during the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s annual clinics in Albuquerque. McBroom is...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 27, 2017

Clovis trio helps North claim 36-0 win

CLOVIS — The hardest thing for the Clovis trio in the Class 5A/6A North-South All-Star Game might have been figuring out how Clovis is considered the North. The football turned out to be quite easy, as Fernando Acosta, Tyrell Clewis and Roper...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 27, 2017

Melrose's Roybal wins state athletic director award

ALBUQUERQUE — The Melrose Buffaloes have been doing a lot of winning over the last few seasons, including a historic 2015-16 campaign when they won five state championships. Dickie Roybal got the latest win. He was named the New Mexico High School...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 23, 2017

Parole board got it right with O.J.

The $100 problem circulates on social media every few weeks, and invariably somebody gets it wrong. A woman swipes a $100 bill from a store’s register. Confident she has not been caught, she returns to the store and selects $70 in merchandise. She...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 21, 2017

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: American on a mission

CLOVIS — The state’s Little League junior softball champion knows its not unbeatable, and last week’s state tournament proved that. But Clovis American also proved it’s a force to be reckoned with, and they hope to prove it again with a Littl...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 16, 2017

Netflix cancellations no surprise

I’ve had four things running through my head this week. None are extensive enough on their own, but each bear mentioning. So mention I shall: • I’ve been watching the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather world tour promoting their upcoming boxing m...

 

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