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Year in Review: Library shooting tops tragic year

When historians look back on 2017 in eastern New Mexico, they almost certainly will mark it as a year marred more than most by violence and tragedy. The year saw a usual number of accidents and...

 

2017: When people set the agenda

Analysis WASHINGTON - 2017 was one of those seminal, once-in-a-generation years when Washington didn't set its own agenda, when constituents rather than leaders drove the debate and dialogue. Old...

 

Expect new year to remind us all of drama of '68

There’s a difference between nostalgia and sober reflection. The arrival of 2018 will bring an unusually powerful cocktail of both: It marks a half-century since 1968, one of the most consequential, dramatic years in American life. No single event...

 

Resolutions: Here today, gone tomorrow

Mark Twain said of New Year resolutions: “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. “Yesterday, everybody...

 

Happy to do one thing for you in 2017

A few years ago I needed to do a research project. It didn’t matter what the project was, so long as I had done adequate research to educate others. I decided to choose the voice that few people hear — the director’s commentary track. Go to...

 

Today's a good day to remember Albert Dillon

Albert Dillon was a physician, a surgeon, a popular public speaker, a newspaper owner, a farmer, a public servant and a poet. Clovis has a street named in his family’s honor; it’s parallel to the...

 

Our People: Each day different on the farm

Rosemary Metcalf was raised in Hertfordshire County, England. She moved to Clovis in 1992. She is married to Ric Metcalf, who is retired from the United States Air Force after serving 30 years....

 

Contemplating life without a real oven

Is there a new countertop appliance in your kitchen after Christmas? Chances are there are a lot of you trying to figure out what’s going to give way on your counter to make room for that new...

 

Last detail: check your hair

’Tis the last day of 2017. Make what you will of the top fashion trends for 2018 — with today's styles varying from paying homage to fashion's past to eccentric accessories and vibrant colors....

 

Designer shows quilting with 'scrappy applique'

Information on ways to incorporate milk, yogurt and cheese in your daily meals, collage quilting and making miniature paper purses to hold treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” o...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8:30 a.m. exercise...

 

Portales boys win title in Littlefield

LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Portales' boys basketball team made its journey to the Lone Star State a worthwhile one, capturing the Wildcat Class Championship in Littlefield, Texas with a 78-53 rout of Lame...

 

Texico girls win tournament crown

TEXICO — The Texico girls crowned themselves champions of the Citizens Bank Tournament they hosted, beating Robertson of West Las Vegas, New Mexico, 31-23 on Saturday at Texico High School. An 11-1 fourth-quarter run that included some tough...

 

Clovis, Portales girls win consolation games

CLOVIS — The Clovis girls basketball team did a nice job of salvaging its own Plateau Holiday Classic Saturday, breaking free from Randall to win the consolation game 68-58 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The game was tied 43-all heading into the...

 

ENMU women dealt 'foul' defeat

PORTALES — Lubbock Christian's 42 free-throw attempts proved to be too much for the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team to overcome in a 64-55 defeat on Saturday. The Chaps made...

 

Eastern men bag much-needed win

LUBBOCK — After seven lead changes, the Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball team seized the lead for good on a Zach Parker 3-pointer with just over 10 minutes to play, en route to an 82-73 victory over Lubbock Christian on the road Saturday....

 

ENMU sports year in review

PORTALES — The 2017 calendar year proved to be a year of ascension for the Eastern New Mexico athletics program. The women’s basketball team won their first league title in nearly a quarter century, while the Greyhounds football team cracked the...

 

It's a happy new year for Texico boys basketball team

TEXICO — The Texico’s boys basketball team is nicknamed the Wolverines. But they’re going out of 2017 like lions. The Wolverines ran their record to 11-0 Saturday while edging area rival Farwell 63-47 to win the Citizens Bank Tournament...

 

Clovis boys win holiday tournament

CLOVIS - Clovis High's boys basketball team capped off the Griego and Sons Holiday Tournament championship game a little too close for comfort, after nearly blowing a 13-point lead. But, Clovis did...

 

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