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My secret identity is email hockey dad

I’ve been living a secret identity. It’s unfortunately boring and annoying. I neither fight crimes in secret nor execute crimes in secret. I’m a hockey dad. It started a few weeks ago when I got an email from some graphic designer named Bob in...

 

Time to move or embrace Boxing Day

“That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is- a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of...

 

District realignment relief to Wildcats, Rams

CLOVIS — When the 2018-19 athletic year comes upon Clovis and Portales, they’re both looking forward to less travel and a fallback to classic rivalries. The New Mexico Activities Association board approved on Thursday a two-year alignment block f...

 

Grady teams expect to run this season

GRADY — When you’re one of the smaller schools in the state’s smallest classification, you’re likely to find some roster deficiencies. And so it is with Grady. The girls have little in the way of height, and the boys have little experience... Full story

 

Roybal retires as Melrose football coach

MELROSE — More than two decades ago, Jimmy Joe Robinson had a coaching vacancy on his boys' basketball team at Melrose. Robinson, who'd won two titles at Melrose, needed an assistant and eventual...

 

Not all debates deserve attention

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Neither do two narcissists. The thing that I didn’t even bother making a bet about happened. Outspoken bragging President Donald Trump and outspoken bragging basketball dad LaVar Ball got into it. A few weeks ago,... Full story

 

Souvenir still tops plaques, awards

Our newspaper did well at the recent New Mexico Press Association/Associated Press Managing Editors convention. I won’t bore you with the award listing, except to tell you it’s nice to be recognized no matter what. On your bad days, you tell your...

 

ENMU men's basketball team has vision for success

PORTALES — This year's Greyhound men's basketball team is clearly bigger, faster and more athletic than last year. And this year's team has a vision of winning the Lone Star Conference, even if...

 

Bad decisions can get great results

There’s not much to enjoy about a sick day, once you tire of, “How many times can I cough today?” So you enjoy the one effortless thing you can do lying down — catch up on TV. A quick scan through my streaming apps took me to “Too Funny to...

 

Prep volleyball: Texico tops Clayton for 5-3A title

TEXICO — Maryelle Dickerman admitted she was a little shocked to discover Clayton had upset Santa Rosa Thursday night in the District 5-3A volleyball semifinals and prevented — for now, at least...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 3, 2017

New senior services director hired

CLOVIS — City Manager Justin Howalt didn't have to look far to find a new senior services director for Clovis. She was in the older adults division the entire time. Howalt introduced Barbara Riggan...

 

Hounds heading east

PORTALES — When Eastern New Mexico University first looked at the prospect of playing West Liberty, it was with the knowledge it would be the 10th scheduled game — ensuring the team would be...

 

Clovis' Dawson signs with G League's Swarm

CLOVIS — Clovis High grad John Dawson is wearing purple again on a basketball court. This time, though, it's with teal and it's as a professional player. Dawson, 22, has signed a one-year contract...

 

Pitino's bad luck is unbelievable

If Rick Pitino didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. The now-former Louisville basketball coach just couldn’t seem to catch a break in 16 years at the school. First there was the time Pitino was targeted for extortion. Police records...

 

Elida players give back to volleyball coach

ELIDA — All this time, Darrell Chenault thought he'd been teaching his players volleyball. And with seven consecutive championships, he had no reason to think otherwise. On Thursday night, however,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 21, 2017

City, county form negotiation team

CLOVIS — To hammer out a joint powers agreement, Curry County has sent two of its commissioners to the table, and asked the city of Clovis to do the same. The main problem, city commissioners said at their Thursday evening meeting, would come with...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 20, 2017

CATS seeking computerized upgrade

CLOVIS — Adding fixed routes still looks like it's years down the road for the Clovis Area Transit System. A computerized upgrade, however? Clovis city commissioners seemed to agree it's years...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 19, 2017

Clovis mulls fixed routes for CATS

CLOVIS — City commissioners will look at the possibility of a fixed route system for the Clovis Area Transit Service in tonight’s study session at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The session is scheduled to follow the commission’s 5:15 p.m....

 

Women's soccer: Eastern women nip UT-Permian Basin

PORTALES — As the final stretch comes for Lone Star Conference women's soccer, every opportunity matters. Even the ones you've got to shrug your shoulders about receiving. A late-game scuffle...

 

I'm sorry... but there was a war?

Twas a great day in the kingdom of heaven. To people living on earth, it was December of the year 2017 AD, but there were no calendars in the Kingdom of God. But even without time, there’s still a such thing as a day of work. It was a particularly... Full story

 

Clovis volleyball team drops fifth straight

CLOVIS — When volleyball state tournament selection time rolls around in November, the Clovis Wildcats are somewhere between hopeful and optimistic they'll make the 12-team Class 6A field despite...

 

Greyhound women claim home soccer finale

PORTALES - As the final stretch comes for Lone Star Conference women's soccer, every opportunity matters. Even the ones you've got to shrug your shoulders about receiving. A late-game scuffle turned...

 

ENMU football squad eyes 5-1 conference mark

In the Lone Star Conference, the education doesn’t stop in the classroom. It’s moved right on to the football field. As Eastern New Mexico University heads east to face Tarleton State for a 1 p.m. Saturday kickoff, the situation is simple: You...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    October 8, 2017

NBA won't have problems like NFL

Over the last week, a few news items have come to my attention, and I just think the mob is wrong. Contrarians, unite: • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, when asked about recent NFL protests during the national anthem, said he expected his players to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 8, 2017

Commission picks park for new senior site

CLOVIS — For years, it's been assumed the current Parkview Elementary would see a second life as a senior center when Clovis Municipal Schools moves on to a new campus. But time was not on its...

 

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