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Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

Texas fires spark smoke advisory for area

Grass fires covering hundreds of thousands of acres in the Texas Panhandle are impacting the Clovis-Portales area. The New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday issued a smoke advisory for eastern New Mexico,...

 

Portales police blotter - March 8

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 11:18 a.m.: Fire rural, location unknown • 11:53 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, Kilgore Avenue/U.S. 70 • 12:07 p.m.: Remove subject, 1000...

 

Clovis police blotter - March 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 6:44 a.m.: Runaway, 2300 block of North Whippoorwill Way • 7:06 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 1200 block...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 8, 2017

Plans for shooting range heading to commission

Preliminary plans for an archery and shooting training center are moving from the city's Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee to the full commission. Committee members voted Monday to...

 

Pages past - March 8

On this date ... 1997: A Portales woman had been named one of four Legacy Award winners for her work through Roosevelt County's Community Services Center. Dolores Penrod founded the CSC in 1965...

 

Events calendar - March 8

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Lucky Charms. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween game day — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Xbox One free play. Information: 575-356-3940 •...

 

Meetings calendar - March 8

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • RSVP for joint city/county luncheon — 5 p.m....

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 8, 2017

Curry commission approves resolution opposing legislative bill

The Curry County Commission is staunchly opposing a legislative bill it believes detrimental to the county’s financial bottom line. “Senate Bill 451 would stop state food and medical hold harmless payments to those counties and municipalities,...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 8, 2017

Don't fight politics with politics

Why has everything become political? It’s a tragedy. Politics drives people apart. It makes people miserable, angry, and sad. Politics makes people believe crazy things and gets them to defend the...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 8, 2017

Two roads contested out of six potential closures

PORTALES — New Mexico Game and Fish and state land officials want a Roosevelt County road to remain open for hunters to access. County commissioners and private land owners say the road needs to be closed. Out of the six county roads commissioners...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    March 8, 2017

Most Democrats stuck in denial

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, recently remarked on CNN, “I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.” Ellison went on to...

 

County manager outlines bills that could impact Roosevelt

PORTALES — County Manager Amber Hamilton outlined for county commissioners on Tuesday which state legislative bills could harm the county. Hamilton told commissioners at the Tuesday commission meeting that the New Mexico Association of Counties is...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 8, 2017

Incest trial set to move forward

CLOVIS — The trial for a son accused of having an incestuous relationship is moving forward. Caleb Peterson, 20, faces accusations of having a relationship with his mother Monica Mares, 37. According to court records, Peterson was adopted as a...

 

Camp to teach youth gardening fundamentals

Clovis students ages 11-14 will be able to spend their spring break honing their green thumb and building a foundation for sustainable living. United Way of Eastern New Mexico's Spring Break Youth...

 

CCC trustees retain seats

Laura Leal and Arnold Martinez, running unopposed, retained their seats on the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. The election day was Tuesday, with early voting running Feb. 10 through Friday. Leal won Position 1 with six votes, five cast...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 8, 2017

Lady Rams turn back Moriarty 35-31

ALBUQUERQUE — Holding off a late run, the fourth-seeded Portales Lady Rams advanced to the state Class 4A semifinals on Tuesday with a 35-31 win over District 4-4A rival Moriarty at The Pit. Led by 10 points from sophomore Taylee Rippee, the Lady...

 

Clovis native appointed as judge

A Clovis native has been appointed to one of five positions as a judge for the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Association, according to a WCA release. Rachel Bayless will begin April 8. She will replace retiring judge Teddy Kramer. The five WCA...

 

Meetings watch: Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education

The following were actions taken at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices Building: • Board members voted not to reorganize the positions on the board, leaving Antonio Sanchez...

 

Why, yes, Clovis: There are options for reducing taxes

City of Clovis officials have been warning us for years and they started the process on Thursday: Taxes are going up. Commissioners say they practically have no choice because of actions taken by the state in 2013 that have already reduced city...

 

Lady Wolverines, Vixens survive and advance

RIO RANCHO — The 3-pointers weren’t falling, and Texico had turnover problems in Tuesday’s Class 3A girls state quarterfinals. No problem. The second-seeded, two-time defending champion Lady Wolverines rode a combined 40 points and 22 rebounds...

 

Oklahoma Christian sweeps ENMU softball squad

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Oklahoma Christian on Tuesday, falling 7-3 and 12-7 at Greyhound Softball Field. ENMU third baseman Adriana Carabajal went 3-for-7 in the twin...

 

Rams set for quarterfinal with Horsemen

RIO RANCHO — The Portales Rams, seeded second in the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament, will face a familiar foe in today’s 4:45 p.m. quarterfinal matchup at Santa Ana Star Center. Seventh-seeded St. Michael’s awaits for Portales...

 

New Mexico state basketball tournament update

SCHEDULES (Seeds in parentheses) Boys Class 6A Quarterfinals Wednesday At The Pit, Albuquerque (12) Volcano Vista vs. (4) Eldorado, 9:45 a.m. (1) Onate vs. (8) Atrisco Heritage, 1:15 p.m. (7) Hobbs vs. (2) Las Cruces High, 4:45 p.m. (3) Rio Rancho...

 

Lady Cats competitive in second-game loss to Lovington

CLOVIS — To say the Clovis High softball teams came out of the blocks slowly is probably an understatement. The jittery Lady Wildcats consistently got to two outs in the first game of Tuesday's...

 

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