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Local Pearl Harbor vet was 'tough old man'

Dick Shumate was asleep, below deck in the living quarters of the USS Phelps, when the bombs started falling. Brett Shumate said his father told him the story: "Everybody was called to their...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    December 7, 2016

Jury finds Portales attorney guilty

PORTALES — Attorney Eric Dixon on Tuesday was found guilty of misdemeanor assault in Portales’ magistrate court. A six-person jury delivered the verdict after about 90 minutes of deliberation. Magistrate Judge Karen Mitchell of Harding County...

 

Commencement speaker draws on experience

PORTALES — As Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement draws near, many graduating seniors await the next part of their journey, something that speaker Elliott Stollar plans to address from his own experience. Stollar, an associate...

 

Businesses prepping for all the season brings

Businesses are prepping for the season. Stores in Clovis and Portales, from hardware to novelty to consignment, are getting ready for customers as they prepare for the winter weather. “We’ve got our shovels ready; we hope we don’t have another...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 7

Today's family in need: There is a submerged population in Clovis who also have needs during the holiday season. This family faces many difficult obstacles, one being a language barrier. This family...

 

Clovis police blotter - Dec. 7

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 7:15 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 4700 block of North Prince Street • 11:52 a.m.: Failure to yield at intersection,...

 

Pages past - Dec. 7

On this date ... 1941: The Sunday morning front page of the Clovis News-Journal led with the headline "FDR seeks further answer on Japan's aims." An Associated Press story reported President...

 

Portales police blotter - Dec. 7

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 12:20 p.m.: Domestic in progress, 1100 block West Ivy Street • 12:23 p.m.: Larceny, 500 block West 16th Street, report taken • 12:32 p.m.: Ambulance...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 7

Today • Preschool story time — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Gingerbread Babies. Information: 575-356-3940 • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9683 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 7

Today • Clovis Chamber Ambassadors — 11: 30 a.m. at the chamber. Information: 575-763-3435 • Civic Center Policy Committee — 2 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in north...

 

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,...

 

November city permits

A look at permits filed in the city of Clovis in November, according to city records: • 9 — New residential permits filed in November, bringing the total to 40 for the year. It is the highest monthly total of 2016, topping April (seven). •...

 

Acosta, Gray lead way on 6-2A selections

CLOVIS — Clovis senior running back Micah Gray and senior defensive end Fernando Acosta received top honors on the All-Dstrict 6-2A team, released this week following the conclusion of the season. In girls soccer, Clovis coach Traci Sievers was...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    December 7, 2016

Clovis girls win third straight

CLOVIS — The Clovis High girls basketball team got off to a fast start Tuesday night, but the early momentum went away. The Lady Wildcats, though, regained momentum down the stretch and pulled away...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

Boys Clovis 55, Carlsbad 46 Carlsbad (1-2) — Josh Sillas 0 0-2 0, Matt Rendon 1 1-4 3, Gage Shoup 0 2-2 2, Michael Lee 0 2-2 2, Shumar Smith 1 2-2 5, Brenden Boatwright 8 0-1 16, Davion Young 1 0-0 3, Chris Johnson 7 1-1 15, Totals 18 8-14 46....

 

Rams win opener at Dexter

DEXTER — It didn’t take long for Portales High seniors Jeremy Karngbaye and Junior Ramirez to adjust from the gridiron to the hardwood. Three days after helping the Rams win the Class 4A state football championship, and with one practice under th...

 

Clovis rallies to top Cavemen

CLOVIS — Brandon Romero scored 15 points, and the Clovis Wildcats moved back to .500 on the season in a big way, pulling a 55-46 victory over former district rival Carlsbad Tuesday night at Rock...

 

After 50 years, still no arena like the Pit

When it comes to hoops in New Mexico, there is but one destination — the Pit. The nationally renowned arena, originally named University Arena but affectionately called the Pit for its underground design, is the University of New Mexico Lobos...

 

Ignoring reality has consequences

When you ignore the rules of reality, you get hurt. Notice I don’t say when you break reality’s rules, because those rules can’t be broken. They can only be accepted or ignored. Ignore them at y...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    December 7, 2016

Maybe popular vote should win

Much is being made of the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote while Donald Trump “only” won the electoral vote. What major media refers to as demonstrators or protesters are in fact...

 

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