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ENMU basketball capsules, Jan. 11

Men ENMU (6-8, 1-4) at Cameron (5-10, 1-5), 6:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Last time out: The Greyhounds topped Western New Mexico 105-91 last Tuesday for their third win in four games. The Aggies were routed 93-59 at West Texas A&M. Last...

 

City of Portales faces staffing issue

PORTALES — A state law could potentially be keeping the city of Portales from hiring a new building inspector, City Manager Sammy Standefer told the city council Tuesday. Standefer said that in late 2017, one of the city’s inspectors resigned....

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 11, 2018

Connor, Johnson punching clock for ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico (7-6) hasn’t quite had the start to its women’s basketball season that it had hoped for, following a Lone Star Conference title, 20-win season and NCAA Division II Tournament appearance a year ago. However, things...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 11, 2018

Police looking for female shooter

CLOVIS — Police on Wednesday were still in search of a woman accused of shooting a man in the leg with a sawed off rifle the day before in Clovis. The victim described the incident as an act of...

 

Time ticking on barn contracts

CLOVIS — Time is running out for the Curry County Commission to take action on contracts for a proposed road barn and a water line extension agreement to provide water to the barn. The two contracts will go back in front of the commission today...

 

Clovis High pair commits

CLOVIS — For Jace Piepkorn and Connor Langrell, being teammates won't end when the two take off their Wildcat purple a few months from now. They'll both move on to be Jets, as the pair have... Full story

 

Education: Capturing kids' hearts

One of the great challenges in education remains effectively reaching students, whether in rural settings or inner cities. Our youth face great challenges these days, perhaps more than ever before....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 11, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Jan. 11

CLOVIS — The force was strong this holiday season as “Star Wars” continues to rake in money. The latest movie in the series, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was 2017’s highest grossing film, earning $574 million in 2017, according to...

 

Pages past - Jan. 11

On this date ... 1983: The Melrose Chamber of Commerce had honored a number of its local citizens at its annual banquet. Mary Lou Bagwell was named Citizen of the Year, and Ed Estes received the Work...

 

Jail log - Jan. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Antre Gonzales, 34, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation, contempt of court • Sulimiroslava Ibave, 35, failure to pay fines • Denise Apodaca-Sena, 42,...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 11

Today • Curry County Commission — 1:30 p.m. at the Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Clovis Senior Center Task Force — 2 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 11

Today • Tween Program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Resolution jars. Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Cold snap.” Information: 575-356-3940 • 2018 Annual...

 

Shots fired investigation underway

CLOVIS — Police are investigating a shots-fired incident from late Tuesday morning near Hillcrest Park. A caller reported hearing four gunshots and seeing a man running into a home near the corner of 11th and Walnut Streets around 11:45 a.m., accor...

 

Save some pie for me, dear cousin

I lost my biggest fan on Friday night. Adele Lovorn Gammill and I were cousins in name only — a happy accident that started before I was born, when her mother Blanche Harp “cleverly snared” my uncle Jack Williamson (his words, not hers) in 1947...

 

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