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Library reopens without fanfare

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library is open again, easing its way back into full operation after the deadly shooting that shook the community barely two weeks past. "We are glad to be here....

 

Sears closing its doors

CLOVIS — It offered a good life at a great price. Guaranteed. It asked Clovis to come see its softer side. And now, after seven decades as one of the city’s larger retailers, Sears is preparing to close its doors by year’s end. Lorrie... Full story

 
 By Zech Lucero    News    September 15, 2017

Trek for Trash kicks off Saturday

CLOVIS — Melissa Ham plans to help pick up Clovis on Saturday. Oh, the treasures she might find in her annual Trek for Trash adventure. The radiologic program director at Clovis Community College...

 

Eastern New Mexico University looks to drop insurance coverage

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents grilled the director of the New Mexico Risk Management Division on Thursday about withdrawing from its insurance coverage. NMRMD Director Lara White-Davis, along with representatives of...

 

Farwell schools take 'precaution'

FARWELL — School officials in Farwell took precaution and allowed students in the building early Thursday following a concern near the school hours earlier. Police Chief Larry Kelsay said police received a report of a man with a gun walking near...

 

Pages Past Sept. 15

On this date ... 1977: At a regular meeting of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, chamber President Elwyn Crume led a debate among directors over whether to ask the Clovis City Commission to place a "lod...

 

Events calendar

Today • BINGO! The Winning Musical — 7 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center presented by The Brickstreet Players. Tickets: $15. Information: 575-693-5962 • Freedom Foundation Night at Goobers — 8 p.m.-close. Homes for Vets fundraiser at Goober McCool...

 

Meetings calendar

Tuesday • Clovis Master Water Assurance Plan District 4 meeting — 6 p.m. at Kingswood Methodist Church gym, 2600 North Main Street. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building....

 

All equipment's bigger on the farm

There are at least a couple of systems that you can use to measure things. Standard or metric, depending on where you spend most of your time or which brands of tractors and equipment you use. I’ll...

 

Jail logs 9-15

Clovis n Nicolas Avalos, 20, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle n Trisha Lopez, 38, probation violation n Christopher Padgett, 34, concealing identity, driving while license suspended or revoked n Kattie Young, 33,...

 

Tech is smart these days, but lacks wisdom

I wish my phones were a little smarter — both the smart phone that lives in my pocket and is too often screwed into my ear, and the landline phone whose cordless babies are strewn all over our...

 

God knows what lies in the vast darkness

Last week I was going through some magazines and pulled out an issue of the “Smithsonian.” It was an April 2013 edition and as I flipped through the pages, I read an article on the vastness of...

 

Cats seek to rebound

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team needed to approach its preparation for tonight's home game against Goddard with some selective amnesia. There was, after all, part of last Friday's 34-31...

 

PHS falls 4-2

PORTALES — Despite a strong second-half effort, the Portales Rams boys soccer team dropped their third-straight game on Thursday evening, falling to the Roswell Coyotes 4-2. Samuel Calvillo and Robert Madrid had two goals apiece for the Coyotes....

 

Clovis edges Rams

CLOVIS — A pair of freshmen helped carry the Clovis High girls soccer team past Portales in a 3-1 win at home for the Wildcats. Freshman Madison Lynch opened the scoring for Clovis with a free kick...

 

East Central tops ENMU

ADA, Oklahoma — The Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team will have to wait another day to earn its first win of the season. Despite a late surge at East Central on Thursday afternoon, the Greyhounds came up short to the Tigers, 2-1. ENMU...

 

ENMU men's soccer team wins conference opener

PORTALES — Thanks to late heroics, Eastern New Mexico University’s men’s soccer team is off to a 1-0 start in Heartland Conference play. Nicolai Alstrom scored what turned out to be the game-winner off a free kick from 29 yards out with less...

 

Clovis survives five-set battle with Roswell

CLOVIS — The Clovis volleyball team has learned a lot about itself over the past three weeks, and Thursday night against Roswell, the Wildcats learned some more. Thursday’s lesson was how the...

 

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