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Portales students recognized for band, choir success

PORTALES — Monday’s Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting was all about the arts. First, Portales Junior High and Portales High students were recognized for successfully completing all-district and all-state band and choir...

 

Candidate Q&As: Clovis District 4

The following are Q&As with candidates for a contested Clovis City Commission race. The election is March 6. Justin Hummer and Rube Render are running for a four-year term in District 4. The seat is open, with Tom Martin choosing not to run for...

 

Poland clearly trying to rewrite Holocaust past

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pronounced himself “disappointed” when Poland’s president signed legislation that criminalizes any reference to the country’s role in the Holocaust. Tillerson’s comment was too tame. In fact, the law seeks...

 

Curry seeks comment on underage drinking, drug abuse

CLOVIS — Curry County is seeking comment from the community to determine whether or not the area is prepared to tackle problems associated with underage drinking and prescription drug abuse. Shannon...

 

Clovis man dies in two-vehicle accident

FRIONA — The family of a Clovis man who died early Monday morning said he was leaving work and didn’t see an oncoming truck that hit his car on the driver side. Flavio Garcia, 23, was leaving his shift at Cargill Meat Solutions near Friona when...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 14

Today • Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC Change of Command and Awards Ceremony — 7:15 a.m. Clovis High School north gym. Information: 575-769-4300 • Drop-In Valentine’s Day Crafts — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library....

 

Reporter's notebook: Ash Wednesday on the go

CLOVIS — Over-scheduled Christians will have a chance to celebrate Ash Wednesday from the comfort of their car thanks to today’s Ashes To Go service at St. James Episcopal Church. The ceremonial drawing of a cross on one’s forehead, known as...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 14

Today • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m. at EPCOG office, 418 Main Street, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis....

 

Space thrilling despite government

Space exploration thrills me. I’ve followed Apollo moon landings, Skylab, various Martian landers and rovers, Space Shuttle launches, and every other manned or robotic mission I could watch. So I go...

 

Pages past - Feb. 14

On this date ... 1973: A group of parents, mostly mothers, had been in attendance at a Clovis school board meeting, wanting to know when their daughters would have access to athletics in the Clovis...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Edwin Carrilio, 23, failure to appear • Fidel Sanchez, 20, burglary of a vehicle, larceny, criminal damage to property, concealing identity • Paul Robinson, 61, aggravated...

 

ENMU's Capellan named LSC Pitcher of the Week

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico junior Cesar Capellan was honored Tuesday with selection as the Lone Star Conference’s pitcher of the week. It is Capellan’s first weekly award of the season, and fourth in his Greyhound career. The...

 

Sandia starts strong, holds off Clovis boys

ALBUQUERQUE — Lucas Jordan scored 21 points and hit four 3-pointers, and Sandia (8-15, 2-8) held off Clovis 63-51 after staking out a 21-14 first-quarter lead. "They came out, shot the ball well...

 

Rams win easily at NMMI

ROSWELL — It wasn't always pretty, but the Portales boys ultimately took care of business in a 57-32 win at NMMI on Tuesday night. The Rams (14-10, 4-3) exploded for 38 second-half points to pull...

 

Portales girls finish up perfect run in district

ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales girls basketball team ended their 2017-18 regular season on a high note on Tuesday night, edging Hope Christian on the road, 55-52. With the win, the District 4-4A...

 

Clovis girls top Sandia

CLOVIS — Next stop, second place? The Clovis girls basketball team certainly hopes so. Tuesday’s reward for a 51-39 home win over Sandia was at least third place in District 2-6A, and the Lady...

 

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