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Hurricane credited for gas price increase

CLOVIS — Gas prices areawide are up an average of 20 cents per gallon for unleaded fuel this Labor Day weekend. The city’s Emergency Management Director, Dan Heerding, said he was not aware of any local fuel shortages but acknowledged the recent...

 

Locals share good and bad of employment

On Monday, we celebrate work. On Labor Day weekend, we asked area residents to tell us about their best jobs ... and their worst. • Portales resident Ricardo Salazar said he misses the benefits of working at Dairy Farmers of America, which...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 3

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at commission chambers, 417 Gidding St. • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial...

 

Retailer takes plea in drug trafficking case

CLOVIS — The local retailer charged in June for his role in an alleged drug trafficking ring will have many of his charges dismissed through a plea agreement, pending a four-year supervised...

 

Pages past - Sept. 3

On this date ... 1987: Singer John Pickering was back in what he considered his childhood home as he prepared to participate in the Clovis Music Festival. Pickering reminisced about moving to Clovis...

 

Jury acquits in sex crime retrial

CLOVIS — A jury on Friday acquitted a man of a 2014 sex crime conviction for which he had previously been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Daniel Bayless, 53, was found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 in...

 

First responders prevented more Monday tears

The first call for help came from the Clovis-Carver Public Library at 4:13 p.m. on Monday. Twelve minutes later, ambulances were already making their way to Plains Regional Medical Center with injured shooting victims and the man police say was... Full story

 

No gold star for being decent human

“The purest form of giving is anonymous to anonymous. We gon’ make it there, I promise this.” — Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, “Nickels and Dimes” I wasn’t sure what to say about Monday, when a Clovis teenager walked into Clovis-Carver... Full story

 

Hey, Trump, why not try this speech

If President Trump promises to stick with the teleprompter, I give him permission to use this speech: My fellow Americans, green-carders and undercover residents keeping food prices and lawn grass...

 

The library will never be the same

I have been struggling what to say, how to express my feelings over the horrific shooting on Monday afternoon at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library has lost two beloved staff members,...

 

We are ordinary people seeking healing

Last week was full of confusion, pain, heartbreak, anger, and so many emotions I cannot name them. I have cried tears for people I don’t know and even more for people that I do know. Clovis and all her inhabitants became the focal point of the...

 

Mourning the women who touched our lives

How do you tell your daughter, on her 10th birthday, that her friend has been murdered? There isn’t a good way, but I was forced to give it my best shot last week. I know I wasn’t the only one; a...

 

Grieving community can take comfort in its faith

As I write, I’m sitting here, staring at a blank screen. Like so many around me, I am heartbroken, sleep deprived, and questioning. Our small neighboring community has been shaken, and our children are afraid to go to school. At approximately 4:15...

 

My prayers are with Clovis as it marks sad milestone

The first time, for anything, is an indicator of what the future may hold. We find delight in the good and turn to despair when times are bad. Good or bad, the “first time” can alter our future. When that first time is something bad, it is a...

 

Area comes together as one family in painful times

Sometimes, there are no answers. No matter how hard we try to figure things out or to understand, we simply can’t answer the “why” behind things that happen. Because we’re of the human...

 

Sadly, people learned where Clovis was this week

People across the nation and the world learned about Clovis this week. Sadly, it was for all of the wrong reasons. The mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Monday afternoon made news... Full story

 

Non-varsity update, Sept. 3

CHS frosh top Hobbs The Clovis High Freshman Academy claimed a 42-6 win Thursday over Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium. Jeston Webskowski scored touchdowns of 70 yards on the ground and 40 yards receiving, with a pair of 2-point conversions. Blake...

 

Club notes, Sept. 3

Beta Phi Beta Phi members Collene Baldwin, Laura Loflin and Beverly Miller, along with guest Wendy D. Slaughter, went to Carlsbad for the state council membership meeting titled ‘Be your best and dream with Epsilon Sigma Alpha,’ hosted by...

 

Portales falls in title match at Moriarity

MORIARTY — Portales’ volleyball team fought its way to the Moriarity Tournament title match before falling to powerhouse Sandia Prep — the two-time defending 4A state champions — in straight sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-19. In the process,...

 

Former area boxer gets state hall of fame nod

Earl Large, who began his boxing career in 1955 at the amateur level in Clovis and went on to a lengthy stint as a professional, is scheduled to be one of six people inducted into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame on Oct. 28 in Albuquerque. As an...

 

Regional football roundup: Friona tops Steers

A pair of first half touchdowns proved not enough for the Farwell Steers as they dropped the season opener, 28-16, against the Friona Chieftains. A back-and-forth first half included four lead changes before Friona went ahead for good in the final mi...

 

Rams sweep Pojoaque in doubleheader at ENMU

CLOVIS — Portales high school girl's varsity soccer team came to play on Saturday against Pojoaque Valley in Portales. The girls came out with a strong offense as well as a solid defense to give...

 

ENMU roundup: Greyhounds, South Nazarene tie

BETHANY, Oklahoma — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie Saturday when visiting Southern Nazarene, leaving both teams at 0-1-1. Eastern’s lone goal came with 1:46 to play in the first half on Mitchell Meisinge...

 

Clovis boys win XC meet in Plainview

PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High’s boys may not have been in midseason form on Saturday, but they weren’t that far off. The Wildcats’ top three runners broke 17 minutes over a three-mile course as CHS coasted to the team title with 27 points in...

 

Reunions, Sept. 3

Clovis High The Clovis High School Class of 1950 will meet 8 a.m. Saturday at Baxter-Curren Senior Center. Breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, sweet breads and coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. with a $10 charge....

 

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