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Water concerns affecting local dairy

CLOVIS - Ryan Schaap isn't crying over spilt milk - he's "furious." The manager of Highland Dairy told The News this week his operation has lost about 15,000 gallons of milk daily since the Air Force... Full story

Judge to consider rehabilitation for Jouett

CLOVIS - A sentencing hearing on last year's confessed library shooter is scheduled for next year. But before then, the judge will take some time to consider arguments presented Tuesday as to the...

Jail log - Nov. 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Lary Calvin, 49, child solicitation by electronic communication, criminal sexual communication with a child (attempt) • Jacob Romero, 22, failure to appear • James...

Muleshoe fire destroys home

MULESHOE — A fire on Avenue D in Muleshoe on Monday destroyed a home and briefly impacted activities at Dillman Elementary School. Muleshoe Superintendent R.L. Richards said smoke from the house fire inundated the school. That resulted in the...

C-c-c-cold way to start a Monday

Snow - eastern New Mexico's and west Texas' old friend or foe, depending on your perspective - returned to the area for the first time in nearly two years late Sunday. The snowfall was likely...

Portales board tours school cafeteria

PORTALES - Members of the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education and other PMS staff toured the recently renovated Portales Junior High School cafeteria prior to Monday night's board meeting.... Full story

City to consider police pay raise

CLOVIS — City commissioners will consider approval of updated working terms with the Clovis Police Department, including a small pay increase, when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The...

To honor and remember

PORTALES - From the German prison camps of the "Great War" to the nebulous contours of the "War on Terror," Portales this year celebrated the range of military service among Roosevelt County sons and...

Pages past - Nov. 14

On this date ... 1968: All former and present members of the Broadview Church of the Nazarene had been invited to Homecoming day. A covered dish luncheon was planned at the 4-H building in Broadview....

Events calendar - Oct. 14

Today • Clovis Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee Christmas Around Town — 8 a.m.-5 p.m., participating Clovis businesses. Get a card punched to be entered in a drawing for prizes. Information: 575-763-3435 • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m.,...

Plenty of punch left

Despite the exclusion of Clovis and Portales from the 5A and 4A brackets, the eastern side of the state is still pretty well represented when the state volleyball tournament starts on Thursday....

Early struggles, recovery highlight Clovis football campaign

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s head football coach Cal Fullerton thought last Saturday’s 24-21 season-ending loss to Las Cruces was a microcosm of the season. For a while, it was hard to tell which...

Rams to open playoffs against Grants

PORTALES — There’s a lot of travel this week in the Class 4A playoffs. Round-trip, the road teams in this weekend’s quarterfinals will travel 1,856 miles — a little more than the distance...

Regional football preview: Melrose set to host Gateway

A little over a month ago, it seemed Melrose’s football team was in trouble. The Buffaloes were 1-5 and injury-riddled, their season in doubt. But they got healthy, tore off a string of victories — including a big one over powerhouse Gateway...

CHS swimming teams open at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — One meet into the prep swimming season, the Clovis High swim teams have a pretty good jump on qualifying for the state championship meet. In all, seven Wildcat swimmers registered nine...

ENMU puts 2018 in rear view

PORTALES — Every football team wants its last game of the season to be a win. But they’d prefer it were in a championship game, not the regular season. Eastern New Mexico wrapped for the 2018...

ENMU's Lewis named LSC's top defender of week

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico sophomore Alivia Lewis is the Lone Star Conference’s women’s basketball defensive player of the week, according to a release from the league office. Lewis...

ENMU basketball capsules, Nov. 14

ENMU men (0-2) vs. St. Edward's, Jarvis Christian 4 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday at Angelo State University Where: Both games are part of Angelo State's Ed Massberger Tipoff Classic. The host Rams...

Rotich aims for national bid

PORTALES — Like the events that populate it, the college cross country season is less a sprint than a marathon. There’s often little you can do in the last 10 percent of the season to override...

Women improve to 2-0; men fall to 0-2

PORTALES — In Friday’s season opener, the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team led for most of the last three quarters. Saturday was quite a different story for the Greyhounds, who had to...

Opinion: Another viewpoint: New governor needs to inspire cooperation

The night of Nov. 6 was the celebratory moment for Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. She had the time to thank the people who made it possible, a few hours to enjoy the applause. Then, it was off to sleep and rest because now it gets real. Now comes... Full story

Opinion: Concealed carry key to safety for all

I want you to be safe. I hope you don't do things to endanger yourself and others, and I want you prepared — everywhere you go — in case someone else means you harm. In the past couple of weeks...

Opinion: Cannon AFB pilot will always be home through memorials

Andy Becker knew what he wanted to do with his life just one month into his senior year of high school. He told his parents he wanted to enlist in the military and help defend the nation against...

Opinion: It's a cat-astrophe that can be solved

Joni Anthony has no idea why wild cats seem to like her yard so much. On Tuesday morning, there were at least 12 out there, she said. “My neighbor said she gets them, too,” said Anthony, who...

Opinion: Dems now control NM politics

SANTA ROSA — There may have been mixed results nationally, with the Democrats winning the House and the Republicans increasing their majority in the Senate, but here in New Mexico, an indisputably blue tidal wave overtook the midterm elections. I...

Opinion: Charities, benefits on tap throughout month of November

There’s something about November that seems to bring out the best in us humans. Maybe we can trace it back almost 400 years to that first Thanksgiving in Plymouth. Or maybe tempers naturally cool down as the mercury drops. Whatever the reason,...

Opinion: If you're having doubts, this is your sign to keep pushing

As the first person in my immediate family to attend a university, one of the most important quotes I ever read came from a random person on Twitter. The tweet said, “First-generation college students: There will come a time when you feel that...

Opinion: It's hard to be modest when you know you're great

I was a lousy medical student. I worked very hard but struggled. However, I came into my own as a psychiatric resident. My first job after my training was with a state-run mental health facility, the Behavior Health Service (BHS). One of my...

Faith: God's truth: Love always greater than power

I recently read a well-written obituary by James R. Hagerty in The Wall Street Journal. The story focused on a woman who so loved to be in the spotlight that her former husband — she had four and...

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