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Suspect in Colorado Walmart killings called hostile loner

THORNTON, Colo. — A man arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting three people inside a suburban Denver Walmart was described Thursday by neighbors as a hostile loner who cursed at them and often carried a shotgun in and out of his third-floor...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 3, 2017

Clovis native killed in Colorado Wal-Mart shooting

Carlos Moreno was remembered Thursday as a loving family man, an outdoors enthusiast and a cherished friend to those who knew him in Colorado and Clovis. "He was loved by everyone who got the... Full story

 

Dora school board has four new members

DORA — The Dora Consolidated Schools Board of Education has four new members after its predecessors resigned over a month ago. The resignations came several months after a report released by the state auditor showed more than $100,000 in funds pote...

 

Stabbing still under investigation

CLOVIS — Noting a lack of cooperation from the parties involved, Clovis police on Thursday were still investigating an incident Wednesday morning in which a man was stabbed in the neck on the 3400 block of Gidding Street. Officers responded to...

 

Small fires keep department busy

A small fire Thursday near Melrose is one of several the Clovis Fire Department has dealt with recently. Thursday’s fire began at 8:30 a.m. and was contained in “less than 10 minutes,” according to CFD Lt. Chris Elam. A motorist “lost the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 3, 2017

New senior services director hired

CLOVIS — City Manager Justin Howalt didn't have to look far to find a new senior services director for Clovis. She was in the older adults division the entire time. Howalt introduced Barbara Riggan...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 3

Today • Blood drive — 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Information: 575-625-9743 • ‘Saying Hello to Goodbye’ — 7 p.m. play for youth suicide awareness at Portales Memorial Building. Admission: Free. Information...

 

Consider Bible's not-so-well-known

I often think about well-known Bible characters that are meaningful to me. My list would include people like Moses, Joseph, Hannah, Esther and Paul. These characters are well documented in the Bible...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 3

Today • ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. at Roswell campus, 52 University Blvd. Information: 575-624-7000 Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County...

 

God's children don't have to live a fearful life

Author Philip Yancey writes that at a British conference, scholars from around the world were discussing the most basic beliefs that set Christianity apart from other world religions. As they debated...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    November 3, 2017

Some things take flow out of ag-time

The variation in length — and lack — of a schedule on the farm or ranch has been mentioned before, and it’s all still true. The day to day varies from week to week and season to season and so...

 

Pages past - Nov. 3

On this date ... 1977: The Clovis campus of Eastern New Mexico University purchased an additional 20 acres of land to give it a total of 60 acres for its "east campus" location. The land was purchased...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    November 3, 2017

Portales football team won't take NMMI for granted

PORTALES — The Portales Rams are coming off one of their toughest football games of the year, after facing off with district foe Moriarty. Portales, however, was ultimately victorious in its road trip against a then-one-loss opponent in the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 3, 2017

Clovis High fooftball team jockeying for playoff positioning

CLOVIS — Clovis High's football team has one opponent tonight — La Cueva. It may be hard, though, for the Wildcats not to think about the point spreads involved in district playoff tiebreaker...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    November 3, 2017

Regional football preview: Dora hosts playoff game

This week’s local games includes a home playoff game for Dora, while two heated rivals — Bovina and Farwell, square-off in a key district showdown. Texico, meanwhile, will look to end its season on a high note. Eight-man playoffs: Pine Hill at...

 

ENMU football team romps against West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY, W. Va. — Eastern New Mexico University is making a run for the NCAA Division II playoffs, in more ways than one. The ground game produced again for the No. 21 Greyhounds, as ENMU rolled out 573 yards of offense in a convincing 45-24...

 

ENMU's Mesquita named All-Heartland

PORTALES — A hot finish helped Eastern New Mexico University freshman Christopher Mesquita land a spot on the All-Heartland Conference men’s soccer team. Mesquita, a Roswell native, led the Greyhounds with eight goals, including five goals in...

 

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