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Water board to discuss applicants

GRADY — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. today at the Senior Citizen Center in Grady. Chairman and Clovis Mayor David Lansford said Wednesday that about 20 applicants have applied so far for the ENMWUA...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 26, 2017

Think tank gives Texico high rating on spending

CLOVIS — A recent report by the nonpartisan think tank Think New Mexico speaks highly of a number of local school districts and their ability to maximize spending in the classroom. The theory behind Think New Mexico’s Oct. 8 report “Improving...

 

Portales High starts two new extracurricular programs

PORTALES — Anyone who complains there's nothing to do at Portales High School isn't paying attention, administrators say. With two new extracurricular programs at the high school this year,...

 

Clovis man sentenced for drug trafficking

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced this month to 16 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to a news release Wednesday from the 9th Judicial District attorney. Omar Millrans, 42, was...

 

Things are hopping at La Casita

Walking into La Casita Elementary to meet with Sylvia Martinez, principal, I waited as she finished wiping whipped cream off her face. She, along with some teachers, had just finished up their “Pie...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 26

Today • Preschool storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: “Halloweenies.” Wear your costume. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. for ages 9-12 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Monster mash Mason jars....

 

Blackwater Draw a local treasure

It’s easy to overlook treasures in our own backyard, and that often seems to be the case when it comes to the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark. A surprising number of locals have never...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 26

Today • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at 104 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-935-4262 Friday • Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Library Board — 5:30...

 

Liberal, conservative differences many

A website called Quora allows users to ask questions and have them answered by their peers. Usually the questions are undergraduate queries like, “If Darth Vader were your father, how would you get...

 

Pages past - Oct. 26

On this date ... 1977: Twenty-three members of the Gattis Junior High marching band were probably still stiff and sore after having been treated and released from local hospitals the day before...

 

Jail logs - Oct. 26

Booked The following were released from local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Isaac Castillo, 30, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Jason Gutierrez, 19, probation violation • Nickie Lopez, 36, possession of a controlled substance, possession...

 

LSC cross country: Swanson, Almog honored

RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior Omer Almog and sophomore Mason Swanson were named to the Lone Star Conference’s all-conference cross country teams. The conference annually creates the teams with the top 15 finishers in the LSC championship meet....

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 26, 2017

Coach: Aguirre arrival better late than never

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico volleyball coach Sia Poyer admits senior server Alexis Aguirre was almost the one that got away. Thankfully, after a junior college stop along the way, Aguirre made...

 

ENMU clinches women's soccer playoff berth

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s soccer team pulled a tie from the jaws of defeat, and clinched itself a berth in the Lone Star Conference playoffs. Kenya Brooke scored the equalizer on an Ariel Lopez pass with 1:46 to pl...

 

ENMU women picked second in LSC basketball preseason poll

PORTALES — Following a season where it made its first NCAA Division II women’s basketball tournament, Eastern New Mexico University has been picked to finish second in the Lone Star Conference. That’s according to the preseason poll, released...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 26, 2017

Q&A: Portales native helped build Dodgers

Portales native Logan White overcame some hardships early in life to be the man that he is today. White, 55, is the San Diego Padres’ director of pro scouting, and has more than 30 years in the major leagues, dating back to the mid-1980s as a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 26, 2017

Clovis cross country ready to race

CLOVIS — Where Paseo Del Norte and Eubank meet in Albuquerque, Clovis High's cross country teams hope to make some memories. That's the location of the course where the District 2-6A cross country...

 

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