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Articles from the April 25, 2017 edition

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Judge takes drug indictment dismissal under advisement

PORTALES — Tension hung thick in the air Monday morning in the Roosevelt County Courthouse as attorneys argued for and against the dismissal of the grand jury indictment of a Roosevelt County man. Judge Donna Mowrer told the court she would take...

 

ENMU named safest college in state

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's police force, safety education courses and stable community are the keys to the campus being the safest in New Mexico, according to its president. Protect...

 

Officers seek juvenile who violated terms of release

CLOVIS — Law enforcement officers on Monday were searching for a juvenile who violated terms of release from Curry County Juvenile Detention Center by failing to appear for a medical appointment, said Curry County Undersheriff Mike Reeves. The...

 

Meetings calendar - April 25

Today • Ethnic Affairs committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m. at district board room, 1009 Main Street. Information: 575-769-4300 • Relay for Life committee — 5:15...

 

Business digest - April 25

Local wins prize for columns Wendel Sloan, Sunday columnist for The Eastern New Mexico News, won first place in humorous column writing in a competition sponsored by the New Mexico chapter of the National Federation of Press Women, according to an...

 

Muleshoe man killed in crash

WAYSIDE, Texas — A Muleshoe man was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle crash in Armstrong County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release. John Mendoza, 49, died at the scene. DPS reported Mendoza was driving a 1999...

 

Middle school bands compete in contest

CLOVIS — The Gattis and Marshall Middle School bands competed in the 2017 New Mexico Activities Association State Band Contest this past weekend at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. This was the first time the two bands competed in the...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CMS administration building at 1009 Main St. Agenda items include: • Consideration of 2017-18 salary schedules. Teacher salaries, depending on education, experience...

 

Melrose senior profiles

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about graduating high school seniors in the area. Ethan Wright plans to obtain a dual major in agricultural business and economics as well as agricultural education at New Mexico State University....

 

Your pets are just as vulnerable to the sun

Deceptively omnipresent, the New Mexico sun sometimes does its worst damage when least expected. The need for shade and sunblock is obvious when it’s 100 degrees outside and there’s not a cloud...

 

Pages past - April 25

On this date ... 1977: Clovis police had made 10 arrests in the past week, and more were expected, in connection with burglaries at Clovis High School. Officials said most of the thefts were from...

 

Events calendar - April 25

Today • After school STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: DIY ecosystem. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool s...

 

Saturday area prep track summary

EPAC meet At Fort Sumner Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 81; 2. Fort Sumner 73 1/2; 3. Logan 53; 4. Melrose 52; 5. Tatum 44; 6. San Jon 40; 7. Elida 32 1/2; 8. Dora 26; 9. House 17; 10. Floyd 6; 11. Grady 5. High-point individual: Joseph Benavidez,...

 

Clovis police blotter - April 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:53 a.m.: Burglary (commercial), 1600 block of Mabry • 2:45 a.m.: Concealing identity, 1300 block of West...

 

Portales police blotter - April 25

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 12:38 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1100 block Community Way • 3:05 p.m.: Narcotics, 200 block South Knoxville Street, report taken • 3:11 p.m.: Drunk person,...

 

Hounds earn series split with No. 11 Angelo

PORTALES — Outfielders Michael McNicholl and Chris Padilla hit two-run singles in Eastern New Mexico University’s seven-run seventh and the Greyhounds earned a four-game Lone Star Conference series split with 11th-ranked Angelo State on Sunday, p...

 

ENMU ROUNDUP: Women's rodeo squad claims spot in CNFR

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team finished first over the weekend in their final regular-season event, hosted by Tarleton State. The Greyhounds claimed second place for the year in the Southwest Region,...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2017

Coaching changes coming at Texico

CLOVIS — The sidelines are going to look a little different in some sports next year at Texico High School. Wolverines football and track coach Ryan Autrey has been promoted to athletic director and assistant principal. Meantime, assistant...

 

Lady Cats win district title; boys second

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls pulled off a bit of an upset on Monday, winning the District 2-6A golf tournament at Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course. Sophomore Logan Clayton and junior Raquel Anaya posted the day’s top two scores at 85 and 86,...

 

Monday area prep baseball linescores

Non-district Texico 13, New Mexico Military 3 Texico 072 40 —13 12 1 New Mexico Military 200 01 — 3 8 1 Nathan Phipps, Luke Phipps (5) and Brock Thompson; Jake Guerrero, Connor Roe (4) and Jasper Best, Guerrero (4). W — N. Phipps. L —...

 

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