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Child dies in Clovis house fire

CLOVIS — A Tuesday morning fire at a trailer home claimed the life of a 2-year-old Clovis girl. First responders were alerted to the blaze at 4:12 a.m. on the 1900 block of East Sixth Street, and... Full story

 

Official: Drug investigation has cost $6,000 so far

CLOVIS — A drug-tampering investigation aimed at Clovis’ fire department, and replacement of the drugs involved, has cost taxpayers about $6,000 so far, City Manager Larry Fry said on Tuesday. Clovis police are still investigating allegations,...

 

The News takes top prizes at contest

AMARILLO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico News was awarded the top newspaper prize in its division at the 107th Annual Panhandle Press Association awards held last weekend. The News collected the General Excellence award in Division II, which...

 

Informant's credibility questioned in drug case

PORTALES — An informant’s credibility was front and center during a Tuesday morning hearing to suppress evidence in the case of a Roosevelt County man. Judge Donna Mowrer told the court she would inform council of her decision by Monday at the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 26, 2017

Six vying for athletic director position

CLOVIS — Six applicants hope to become the next athletic director at Clovis High School, with five candidates in the district and the other holding athletic director experience in Texas. Interviews are scheduled today and Thursday, Deputy...

 

Melrose senior profiles

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about graduating high school seniors in the area. Jaydan Beard plans to attend the University of New Mexico and major in dental hygiene. What are your hobbies outside of school? Spending time with...

 

Golf course pool may become entertainment area

CLOVIS — The pool at Colonial Park Golf Course is in such disrepair, any restoration would essentially require building a new one from scratch. Instead, the city's Parks, Recreation and...

 

Clovis police blotter - April 26

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 8:58 a.m.: Assist outside agency, 700 block of Hondo • 10:27 a.m.: Contempt of court, 1100 block of...

 

Pages past - April 26

On this date ... 1972: Two Texico women were hospitalized after suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning in their home. The sisters were in fair condition at Clovis Memorial Hospital. Police said the...

 

Portales police blotter - April 26

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 12:32 p.m.: Criminal damage, 1600 block East Spruce Street • 1:35 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block Wylie Cox Circle • 1:55 p.m.: Fraud, 100 block North...

 

Meetings calendar - April 26

Thursday • High Plains Patriots — 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ingram room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday • Roosevelt County Commission workshop — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307...

 

Events calendar - April 26

Today • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Do Like a Duck Does. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at...

 

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,...

 

Rams post Monday sweep over Eunice

PORTALES — The Portales High baseball team got the final week of its regular season off to a fast start on Monday. PHS cruised to 8-1 and 10-0 victories over Eunice at Ram Field, setting up a...

 

Clovis students in minor bus accident

ALBUQUERQUE — About two dozen Clovis Municipal Schools students were involved in a minor accident on a CMS activity bus Tuesday in Albuquerque. No injuries were reported, Superintendent Jody Balch said. Balch said the students — 12 from the...

 

Tuesday area prep baseball linescore

District 5-3A Texico 4, Santa Rosa 1 Texico 110 001 1 — 4 4 1 Santa Rosa 000 010 0 — 1 3 3 Ben Crist (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO) and Brock Thompson; Joaquin Sanchez, Joseph Esquibel (3), Christian Chavez (5), Derrick Chavez (7) and Darren...

 

Rams post win in Lovington meet

LOVINGTON — The Portales High boys golfers were hardly spectacular in a stiff wind on Tuesday, but they were plenty steady enough to reach the winner’s circle. Led by senior Thomas Tulk’s round of 82, the Rams won the Murphy/Black Invitational...

 

CHS has six candidates for AD

CLOVIS — Six applicants hope to become the next athletic director at Clovis High School, with five candidates in the district and the other holding athletic director experience in Texas. Interviews are scheduled today and Thursday, Deputy...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    April 26, 2017

Lady Rams notch victory over Clovis

PORTALES — Behind an early barrage on offense and a strong outing from freshman pitcher Wendy Baeza, the Portales High softball team defeated Clovis High 8-1 on Tuesday at Wheeler Park. The Lady Ram...

 

State, federal pot conflicts unavoidable

The conflict inherent in having states allow the use of marijuana while the federal government does not is playing out in New Mexico, and it begs an interesting question about legislative intent. The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission,...

 

This is one debt that can't be repaid

Editor’s note: Vincent Heredia of Benton, Arkansas, last week pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in connection with the 2015 death of Cheyenne McManigal. He was sentenced to 72 months in prison....

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    April 26, 2017

Scientists have failed in obligations

Once upon a time the earth was flat. Or at least this was the scientific consensus at the time. Einstein’s theory of relativity is grounded in part on the fact that the speed of light is constant (e...

 

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