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 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 19, 2018

CHS junior recognized for Christmas heroics

CLOVIS — Before the Clovis City Commission took more of its Thursday evening discussing water, it took time to recognize a man in uniform. Clovis High junior Isaiah Hatfield, decked out in his Air...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 18, 2018

City to honor teen for life-saving measures

CLOVIS — A fast-thinking, not to mention well-trained, teenager is scheduled to be honored by the Clovis City Commission tonight for Christmas heroics. Isaiah Hatfield, a junior at Clovis High...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Jan. 18

Texas A&M-Kingsville at Eastern New Mexico Men Noon, Greyhound Arena On the air: Cow Country 1450 AM. Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-8, 2-5; Eastern New Mexico 7-9. 2-5 Last time out: The Javelinas...

 

Indiana can handle itself, Milo

This is a story about football, football fans, patriotism and the U.S. government. Tuesday night, I bought the expensive bakery cookies on a small grocery trip but absentmindely left them behind at the checkout line. “No worries,” I told myself....

 

Municipal election day marked March 6

There will be at least one new face on the Clovis City Commission in March, along with a new mayor and city councilor in Portales. Incumbents in Clovis’ and Portales’ March 6 municipal elections are mostly seeking additional terms. The...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    January 7, 2018

Google Master stumped on Marshall Howard

Thursday found me driving an unfamiliar car and going to an unfamiliar place. Fortunately, I had a familiar friend with me and we found a familiar donut shop on the way. My friend and I headed to Slaton, Texas, the hometown of a mutual friend’s...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 6, 2018

5 things to know about the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament

PORTALES — The Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament was making highlights before anybody dreamed of ESPN, and putting fans in stands before the U.S. put a man on the moon. Plenty has...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 4, 2018

Clovis to consider funding request

CLOVIS — Following its Dec. 21 vote to approve acceptance of a new city master water assurance plan, the Clovis City Commission is being asked today to take the first step in putting the plan into action. In front of the commission for the 5:15...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 4, 2018

Former Wildcats battle at EPAC

TEXICO — Whether they played in it, watched a relative, coached or refereed in a former tournament, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament has a way of bringing people back...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 4, 2018

EPAC girls: Tatum uses hot start to topple Floyd

TEXICO — As 3 p.m. struck on the clocks at Texico High School, fans throughout eastern New Mexico were settled in the green chairs they planned to sit in for the rest of the first day's Eastern...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 3, 2018

Early blitz pushes Clovis past Coronado

CLOVIS — It was scoreless a minute in. Then another minute in. And another. Then it wasn't scoreless, and a minute later Clovis had control for the rest of the night. Teya Morris scored 15 points,...

 

Happy to do one thing for you in 2017

A few years ago I needed to do a research project. It didn’t matter what the project was, so long as I had done adequate research to educate others. I decided to choose the voice that few people hear — the director’s commentary track. Go to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 29, 2017

Year in review: Transition, tragedy in Clovis' 2017

CLOVIS — For the city of Clovis, 2017 was a year with nothing left out. Whether it was transition, tragedy or triumph, everything played a part. Most recently, the city approved the first steps in...

 

Texico tournament has bountiful brackets

TEXICO — Most sports people will tell you the only poll that matters is the scoreboard on the day of the state championship. Well, that's in March. As far as December goes, the polls say Texico is...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 26, 2017

Restaurant continues Christmas lunch tradition

PORTALES — On most days in eastern New Mexico, Christmas is suitable slang for red and green chili sauce with your enchiladas. On Dec. 25, it means a time for friends and family to come together....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 26, 2017

Weekend fire destroys Clovis home

CLOVIS — Fred Lybarger has spent many years in Clovis doing what he can to improve Christmas a little for those down on their luck. He came home Sunday from doing just that, only to discover his hol...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 24, 2017

Candidate filing days looming

CLOVIS — The 2018 state and national elections are still a few months off, but plenty of Land of Enchantment residents have already thrown their hats into the ring. There’s still plenty of time before candidates have to make their official...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 23, 2017

Day designated for Clovis High band

CLOVIS — During a recent city event Clovis City Commissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawyer and Mayor David Lansford were attending, a mention was made of the latest spoils for the award-winning Clovis High School marching band. Taylor-Sawyer motioned to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 22, 2017

Clovis water assurance plan approved

CLOVIS — After nearly an hour of discussion, and plenty of assurances that a plan is more a guide than a mandate, the Clovis City Commission unanimously approved a master water assurance plan...

 

ENMU men's preview capsule

Regis (9-2) at Eastern New Mexico (4-7) 3 p.m., Greyhound Arena On the air: 105.9 KSEL-FM. Last time out: The Rangers topped South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 84-82 for their third win in four games. The Greyhounds defeated Oklahoma...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 17, 2017

Merchant for city victim of data breach

CLOVIS — City officials learned this week a third-party merchant which handles its credit card payments has had a data breach since mid-November. Until further notice, the city is not accepting any credit card payments for anything you could pay fo...

 

Clovis' Cole joining juco volleyball program

CLOVIS - Lexi Cole has had a pretty good idea since her junior year of high school she had a path to play volleyball beyond high school. What she's still deciding is just how long her path will be....

 

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...

 

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