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Clovis approves wastewater agreement with cheese plant

CLOVIS — Southwest Cheese has been providing dairy products since 2006, and now the city of Clovis is prepared to open its doors, or rather pipes, for more. The Clovis City Commission on Thursday un...

 

Officials: Be wary of iced over ponds

CLOVIS — Baby, it’s cold outside — but not that cold. Emergency responders on Thursday afternoon received a report that somebody had fallen through the ice at Dennis Chavez lake in west Clovis. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen said the individual...

 

Portales man's sentencing set for February

PORTALES — A Portales man found guilty of rape in September will have to wait until Feb. 6 for his sentence to be determined, according to Judge Donna Mowrer. A jury found Roy Brown, 29, guilty of...

 

Reporter's notebook: Nowhere to go but up

After surviving two separate diagnoses of cancer, Sean Swarner figured there was nowhere to go but up. His definition of “up,” however, was a bit higher than average. Swarner, 43, went on to reach the highest summits of all seven continents, a...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    January 5, 2018

God has clear vision of what's ahead

Do you face the New Year with apprehension? By that I mean, do thoughts come into your mind like: What will change for me this year? What difficulties and even losses will my family face? Will I be...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 5

Friday • United Blood Services blood drive — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Curry County Administrative Complex. Information: 575-625-9743 Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: “Mug hug.” Informa...

 

God takes us as we are

At first, the quotation I’m about to share may sound a bit cynical, but when you have a little time to think about it, I think you’ll agree with me that it is not only realistic and true, it is...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 5

Monday • De Baca County Commission — 1:30 p.m. in the De Baca Annex Building, 643B N. Fifth St., Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-2601 • Fort Sumner City Council — 5:30 p.m. at Fort Sumner City Hall, 173 Ave. E., Fort Sumner. Information:...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    January 5, 2018

Modern wonders make farm day shorter

Prior to the integration of GPS-controlled, self-steering tractor accessories, reading a book was not the best option when spending all day on the tractor. Honestly, it’s not the best idea, even if...

 

Pages past - Jan. 5

On this date ... 1988: United States Rep. Manual Lujan Jr. had announced plans to retire after the end of his 10th term serving the people of New Mexico's first congressional district. Lujan, 59, was...

 

Clovis business reaches settlement with AG

CLOVIS — A Clovis business reached a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General regarding claims the business has been improperly issuing home loans, according to a press release from the AG on Thursday. The AG alleges Western Mortgage,...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Robert Sorbo, 28, failure to appear on a felony charge • Anna Ortega, 31, failure to appear on a felony charge • Cesar Monzon, 56, driving while license suspended or revoked...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 5, 2018

Elida girls stop Grady in EPAC

TEXICO — The seven-time defending 1A girls basketball champion Elida Tigers are starting to come into their own this season, and Thursday's Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal...

 

Roswell cools off Clovis boys team

CLOVIS — All good things must come to an end. In the case of Clovis’ boys basketball team, the ‘good thing’ was its six-game winning streak, snapped on Thursday with a 69-55 loss to Roswell at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The Wildcats dropped to...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 5, 2018

Clovis basketball preview capsules

Boys Clovis (7-5) at Hobbs (9-5) 7 p.m., Hobbs High School Last time out: Clovis had a six-game winning streak snapped Thursday night at Roswell after downing come by edging Belen 64-61 in the Griego and Sons Holiday Tournament championship game on...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 5, 2018

Portales basketball preview capsules

Boys Robertson (5-8) at Portales (7-4) 7 p.m., Rams Athletic Center Last time out: The Cardinals beat Penasco back on Tuesday, 93-83. The Rams fell to Goddard in overtime, 74-65, also on Tuesday night. Last meeting: The Rams last played Robertson in...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 5, 2018

Texico boys moving on

TEXICO — The Grady Bronchos were hoping to succeed in playing the 'David' role against Texico's 'Goliath' in Thursday's Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament boys basketball quarterfinal...

 

Eastern women hang on to win

PORTALES — Texas Woman’s University made it close, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team hung on to win 58-56 in a Lone Star Conference showdown Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. As a result, ENMU improved to 7-6...

 

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