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Water authority takes no action

CLOVIS — The board for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority took no action following Tuesday’s executive session at the Curry County Administrative Complex. Authority Chair and Clovis Mayor David Lansford said no conclusions were...

 

Outages keep Xcel crews busy

CLOVIS — Several power outages have kept Xcel Energy crews busy over the past couple days. Xcel Energy Spokesman Wes Reeves said 328 Clovis customers were affected by a blown fuse line at 9:08 p.m. on Monday. Reeves said crews reset the fuse and...

 

Pages past - Jan. 17

On this date ... 1983: The Curry County Commission voted to rescind a pay raise it had approved two weeks earlier for county elected officials. The New Mexico Legislature had passed legislation...

 

Eldorado boys rout Wildcats in district opener

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats had a puncher’s chance late in the second quarter, and even still going into half against the top-ranked Eldorado Eagles. And then the third quarter happened. Any doubt that remained was obliterated with a 27-0...

 

Boys roundup: Dora outlasts Floyd

FLOYD — Dora’s strong 22-point fourth quarter proved to be the difference in Tuesday’s 56-47 boys basketball win over Floyd. The Coyotes had four players in double figures en route to their 11th win of the season. “We lost Jarrett East to...

 

Big second quarter pushes Portales past Goddard

ROSWELL — After a slow start, the Portales girls basketball team surged in the second quarter of Tuesday night's win over Goddard. The Rams outscored the Rockets, 20-4, en route to a 65-41 victory....

 

Business digest - Jan. 16

CLOVIS — Foot and ankle surgeon Devin Wahlen has announced the opening of his new practice. Called Eastern New Mexico Foot and Ankle, the practice opens today and is located at 921 E. 21st St., Suite C in Clovis. Wahlen said in a news release he...

 

Pages past - Jan. 16

On this date ... 1983: Students from Clovis, Texico, Portales, Floyd and Elida had competed in district competition for the Future Homemakers of America, in a day-long event hosted by Yucca Junior...

 

Ailing Skuse leads Wildcat swimmers

ALBUQUERQUE — It might not generate as many headlines as Michael Jordan’s flu game in the 1997 NBA Finals, but Clovis swimmer James Skuse has been battling a bug of his own. Skuse missed practice on Friday with an illness but looked no worse for...

 

Pages past - Jan. 14

On this date ... 1988: Sixth-graders at Sandia Elementary School in Clovis were putting finishing touches on a play called "The Sound of Great Voices," that they were presenting in honor of Martin...

 

5 things to know about last week

1. About three dozen area residents on Tuesday signed up to run for city-government seats around the region. Municipal elections are scheduled March 6. Ronald Jackson, a former Portales City Council member, was the only candidate seeking to succeed...

 

Prep roundup: Texico sweeps neutral-site games with Loving

TATUM — The Texico and Loving girls basketball teams met in the middle on Saturday, but it was the Lady Wolverines who ended up on top. Playing at neutral Tatum High School to cut down on travel, Texico slowly pulled away from Loving in the second...

 

Rams drop St. Mike's Shootout finale to Silver

SANTA FE — Wounded and weary, Portales would like to make the St. Mike's Shootout a tournament to forget. The boys basketball team struggled once again on Saturday, falling to Silver, 67-48. "I...

 

Greyhound men fall in overtime

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been on a roller coaster ride this season, and Saturday, the coaster headed a bit downward again. During the 2017-18 campaign that began in November, the...

 

ENMU women's streak ended at four

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team trailed at the end of each quarter Saturday and ultimately fell 73-57 at Midwestern State in a Lone Star Conference matchup that ended the Greyhounds’ win streak at three....

 

Clovis girl's second, boy's third at Academy swim invite

ALBUQUERQUE – It might not generate as many headlines as Michael Jordan’s flu game in the 1997 NBA Finals, but Clovis swimmer James Skuse has been battling a bug of his own. Skuse missed practice on Friday with an illness but looked no worse for...

 

Structure fire was 'makeshift fireplace'

CLOVIS — What first appeared to be a structure fire at a Clovis residence Thursday night was only a “makeshift fireplace” for two cold residents at an outbuilding, Fire Chief Mike Nolen said. Firefighters responded around 8:30 p.m. to a report...

 

Pages past - Jan. 13

On this date ... 1983: A funeral service was scheduled for Robert Skinner, 54, who had died at Roosevelt General Hospital. Skinner was born in 1928 in Portales, and graduated from Portales High...

 

Rams fall in overtime to St. Michael's

SANTA FE — For the second night in a row, the Portales boys basketball team had to rally from a second-half deficit to force overtime in the St. Mike's Shootout. Unlike Thursday night, however, the...

 

Clovis girls fall at Cleveland

RIO RANCHO — If Clovis' girls basketball team could bottle up the last three quarters of Friday night's road game against Cleveland, the Lady Wildcats would have been in great shape. Unfortunately...

 

Farwell boys open district play with comeback win

FARWELL — Jackson Jarman, Lee Roy Cervantes and Brandon Galvan combined to score 61 points, 78 percent of Farwell’s total, as the Steers rallied from a big early hole to wallop Sudan 78-51 in Friday’s district opener for both teams. Farwell...

 

Roundup: Grady sweeps Clovis Christian

ELIDA — For Elida freshman Alyssa Bargas, one was as good as two Friday night. At least position-wise. Bargas, who usually starts at the two (shooting) guard spot, stepped up at the one (point) guar...

 

Achievement awards presented at Roosevelt Chamber banquet

PORTALES — Last year was one of chapters ending and others beginning in Roosevelt County. So lifetime achievement awards were presented during Thursday's Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce...

 

Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast set for Saturday

CLOVIS — Before you can run, you need to walk, and before you can walk, you need to eat. The Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will once again hold a scholarship breakfast on Saturday before the group’s annual symbolic walk and rally o...

 

Water line break spills about 160,000 gallons

CLOVIS — About 160,000 gallons of water spilled Wednesday after a water line blew on Fourth Street between Main and Mitchell, officials said. Rebecca Stenholm, director of public and government affairs for EPCOR Water, said the 6-inch pipe...

 

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