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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...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 12, 2018

Contracts approved for road barn, water line extension

CLOVIS — Nearly two months after contracts for a new county road barn and a water line extension agreement to provide water to the barn were first presented to the Curry County Commission, the two projects are moving forward. The commission on...

 

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...

 

Man held without bail in 10th DWI

CLOVIS — The Clovis man charged for the 10th time last month with driving while intoxicated will remain in jail without bond pending trial, following a detention hearing Thursday afternoon. Randall Pruit, 54, was arrested early New Year’s Eve...

 

Pyle re-elected as insurance board chair

SANTA FE — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle was re-elected as chairman of the New Mexico County Insurance Authority Workers’ Compensation Pool Board of Directors at the group’s semi-annual meeting in Santa Fe last month, according to a news...

 

Water board schedules executive session

CLOVIS — The board for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has announced an executive session scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Curry County Administrative Complex. The executive session’s purpose is to interview candidates...

 

Clovis man convicted of 4th DWI

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was convicted for the fourth time Tuesday of driving while intoxicated, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. A Curry County jury found Allen Tapia, 40, guilty of felony DWI and misdemeanor open...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 12

Today • El Desayuno Kiwanis chili fundraiser — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Parkland Baptist Church, 921 Parkland Dr., Clovis. Tickets: $8 for adults, no charge for children 4 and under. Information: 575-762-6277 Monday • Dr....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 12

Monday • Dora Consolidated School District Board of Education — 6 p.m. in DCS Board Room at the DCS building, 100 School St., Dora. Information: 575-477-2211 • Dora Village Council — 7 p.m. at Dora Fire Department, 220 E. Avenue A, Dora....

 

Reporter's notebook: Sending help to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September, has been receiving assistance from across the United States since the tragedy. Now eastern New Mexico and Texas Panhandle communities have joined in the rebuilding. Xcel Energy on...

 

Keeping my mind on the message

Isn’t it funny how childhood memories seem to linger through the years? One such memory is mine. It was no significant day, just another Sunday at church. The only thing that made it memorable was...

 

Some questions as we sail into a new year

Well, we’ve done it again, managed to blunder on into another new year. Hmm. I wonder why just now I said “blunder”? Amazing how just a few letters carelessly tossed together can affect the...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    January 12, 2018

Best sweets fall from the sky

Bite-size sweets are hard to top as everyone’s favorite treat. As a kid, growing up far enough from the candy shop as to not know that such a thing existed, such sugary snacks were usually limited...

 

Jail logs - Jan. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Andrea Sena, 35, concealing identity, failure to appear on a felony charge • Danielle Terrazas, 23, failure to pay fines, probation violation • Denise Cornell, 54, failure...

 

Pages past - Jan. 12

On this date ... 1988: Gayla Brumfield, board member of the Clovis YMCA, accepted a $1,000 check from Ray Falks, supervisor of the Santa Fe Railroad in Clovis. The donation was designated to be used...

 

Portales boys rally to beat Santa Fe Indian

SANTA FE — It wasn’t always pretty, but the Portales Rams boys basketball team managed to rally back against Santa Fe Indian School in the opening game of the St. Mike’s Shootout, erasing a fourth quarter deficit to beat the Braves, 64-60, in o...

 

Gomez helps Eastern women prevail

LAWTON, Okla. — Junior guard Brandi Gomez preserved a lead on a steal, then sealed the game on a pair of free throws as Eastern New Mexico University inched ahead in the Lone Star Conference standings with a 57-53 win Thursday night at Cameron....

 

Strong second half lifts Melrose boys past Mesilla Valley

DEXTER — The Melrose boys basketball team’s run in the Dexter Tournament got off to a good start Thursday, even if the Buffaloes’ game didn’t. Melrose prevailed 61-47 in Thursday’s opening-round clash against powerful Mesilla Valley,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 12, 2018

Clovis girls basketball preview capsule

GIRLS Clovis (9-6) at Cleveland (8-9) 6:30 p.m., Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho Last time out: On Tuesday, both teams continued the trend of how they’ve been playing so far this season. The Lady Wildcats are usually up after they’re down, so...

 

Thompson layup finishes furious rally for Hounds

LAWTON, Okla. — Marquis Thompson scored 13 points, including a go-ahead finger roll with eight seconds left, and Eastern New Mexico put together a furious rally in the final 40 seconds to defeat Cameron 70-67 Thursday night. Arcaim Lallemand...

 

Hound pair earn All-American preseason honor

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team thinks it’s got a pretty good double-play combination and pair of hitting threats in Alex de la Cruz and Endy Villalona. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper agrees. The two have been named to...

 

Texico girls win seventh straight

LOGAN — A rematch of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference girls title game ... wasn’t much of a rematch. Baylee Sours scored 10 of her game-high 23 points in the first quarter, and Texico never looked back in a 46-27 victory Thursday night in...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 12, 2018

Portales girls basketball capsule - Jan. 12

Lovington (6-10) at Portales (15-2), 7 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Last time out: The Wildcats beat Santa Teresa back on Monday, 47-21. The Rams took down Roswell, 63-35, on Tuesday night. Last meeting: Portales pulled away at Lovington last...

 

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