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Pages past - Sept. 24

On this date ... 1977: A 1926 Model T Touring Ford owned and driven by Andy Tipton of Clovis won first place in the 1920s antique car division at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque for the fifth year in a row. Tipton said the car cost about $40...

 

Clovis boys win at Santa Fe Invitational

SANTA FE — The Cats that stayed together, won together. Clovis High's top five boys runners all finished inside a 19-second span, giving the cross country team a comfortable margin Saturday...

 

ENMU volleyball team swept by Midwestern

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Meghan Bettis had 13 kills, and Midwestern State moved themselves and Eastern New Mexico to .500 in Lone Star Conference play with a 3-0 victory Saturday afternoon. Scores were 25-17, 26-24, 25-21 in favor of the Mustangs...

 

Eastern teams place second at Cross Country Jam

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University cross country teams both finished second at the New Mexico Highlands University Cross Country Jam. But the event could probably best be described as a South Plains College slam dunk. The Texans...

 

Portales soccer teams fall to Hope Christian

ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales girls soccer team could not keed up with Hope Christian in a 5-0 road loss on Saturday. “We couldn’t make our passes and our touches and they were quick and in the right place at the right time,” Rams coach Ruben...

 

Baughman scores hat trick, Clovis wins 4-1

ALBUQUERQUE — They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and Clovis senior Markus Baughman gave Manzano an ice-cold lunch in a 4-1 road win for the Wildcats on Saturday. While Baughman was denied on a few breakaways in the matchup against the Mon...

 

Greyhounds survive peaks, valleys in 31-21 win

PORTALES — If the first 20 minutes were any indication, Eastern New Mexico University never imagined they'd be fighting for their lives in the fourth quarter against Angelo State. But you can blame...

 

Judge upholds evaluation decision

PORTALES — A district judge upheld a decision Friday to send Portales resident Rocky Banda to Las Vegas Behavioral Health Center for treatment to obtain competency, Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover said. District Judge Donna Mowrer...

 

Pages past - Sept. 23

On this date ... 1972: President Richard Nixon proclaimed this date as "National Hunting and Fishing Day." To celebrate the occasion, the Cannon Rod and Gun Club hosted a junior fishing derby at...

 

Library will reopen Monday with new hours

CLOVIS — When the Clovis-Carver Public Library opens Monday, it will do so under new hours released by the city Friday. The library will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library re-opened...

 

Hounds return home to face Angelo State

PORTALES — If the preseason rankings hold any weight, and last week indicated they do, then the most difficult part of Lone Star Conference play is over for Eastern New Mexico University — while it’s getting a little tougher for visiting...

 

No. 11 Lions shut out ENMU women

PORTALES — Leslie Campuzano scored two goals in the first 10 minutes, and No. 11 Texas A&M-Commerce didn't need much else en route to dispatching Eastern New Mexico 4-0 Friday evening at Greyhound...

 

ENMU volleyball team gets second LSC win

LAWTON, Oklahoma — Senior Brooklyn Biel posted a double-double with 13 kills and 10 blocks, and Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a first-set loss to defeat Cameron in four games Friday night. The 17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16 victory puts...

 

Portales moves to 4-1, tops Dexter 27-0

DEXTER — For the third year in a row, the road team played spoiler in the homecoming game between Portales and Dexter. This time, the visiting Rams came out on top, avenging their lone loss of 2016, to take an impressive 27-0 victory over the...

 

Education secretary visits A grade schools

CLOVIS — New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Designate Christopher Ruskowski visited Sandia Elementary on Thursday morning as a part of the department’s Straight A Express Tour. He’s visiting New Mexico schools that received an A...

 

Pages past - Sept. 22

On this date ... 1972: An early frost had local farmers on edge with what was predicted to be a bumper crop of milo ripening in the fields. Eddie Harrington, who grew irrigated milo south of...

 

ENMU moves up soccer game

PORTALES — With storm systems moving towards the area, Eastern New Mexico University has moved Friday's women’s soccer game against Texas A&M-Commerce up to 5 p.m. The contest was originally slated to open at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU is...

 

Clovis sweeps Hobbs on the road

HOBBS — At home or on the road, Clovis’ volleyball team keeps racking up the victories. Thursday night, it was a sweep for the Lady Wildcats who visited rival Hobbs and posted a 3-0 win over the Lady Eagles at Hobbs High School. The scores were 2...

 

Chicken ordinance moved to Oct. 5 meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library — but it won’t be talking about chickens as expected. Commissioners initially planned to discuss an ordinance...

 

Miss New Mexico makes semifinals

Taylor Rey, Miss New Mexico 2017, made it to the semifinals of the Miss America pageant Sept. 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rey, 22, placed in the top 15, according to Miss New Mexico Director Greg Smith. Savannah Shields of Arkansas was crowned...

 

Pages past - Sept. 21

On this date ... 1977: Seven Clovis High School students were competing for the title of football homecoming queen. The "lovely girls" vying for the crown included sophomores Joni Jones, daughter of...

 

Curry commissioner submits resignation

CLOVIS — Curry County Commissioner Benjamin Smith on Tuesday submitted his resignation effective Oct. 7. Smith said he has accepted a position in the dairy industry in Nebraska. "My hope is that the...

 

Clovis committees seeking four applicants

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking four residents to serve two-year terms on local committees — two each for the Water Policy Advisory Committee and the Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee. The water committee meets 8:30 a.m. the second...

 

Pages past - Sept. 20

On this date ... 1987: About 10,000 people saw one of the 30 performances of playwright Don McAlavy's "Billy the Kid" at the Caprock Amphitheater during the summer of 1987, according to figures...

 

Rodeo team to hold meet-and-greet today

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo team will hold a team meet-and-greet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today outside the Campus Union Building. The the event is to introduce the team to the university community in general and to raise awareness...

 

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