The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Gun-control resolution tabled

PORTALES - After input from a packed courtroom of citizens urging their representatives to send a stronger message to Santa Fe, the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday morning tabled a "watered...

One arrested in Main Street burglary

CLOVIS — Police on Friday arrested one of four young suspects in connection with the burglary the weekend prior of over $40,000 in property from an antiques store on Clovis’ Main Street. Ryan Hernandez, 19, entered no plea this week in...

High winds topple turbine

High winds apparently toppled a wind turbine Saturday near House in Quay County. No one was hurt during the mishap, but it caused a lot of chatter on social media. Shana Shoemaker Stowe of House...

Jail logs - Feb. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Jolene Gomez, 19, probation violation • Charity Hardin, 37, failure to pay fines • Kia Gallo, 25, criminal damage to property • Ryan Hernandez, 19, aggravated...

Payless to close down stores

CLOVIS - Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico over the next few months, including Clovis' North Prince location. The Topeka, Kansas-based Payless...

Golf course management may change

CLOVIS - Colonial Park Golf Course may soon have new management in place. The Clovis City Commission will be asked at its Thursday meeting to approve entering negotiations with Austin-based...

Water issues dominate meeting

CLOVIS -While there were seven action items on the agenda for Tuesday's Curry County Commission meeting, an item on Thursday's Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority agenda dominated much of the...

Racino candidate asks for NMRC official's recusal

ALBUQUERQUE — A new challenge to the New Mexico Racing Commission’s long-awaited award of a sixth racing license further clouds the likelihood of a decision soon. In a letter dated Feb. 7, Full House Resorts CEO and President Daniel Lee...

Between Editions: Feb. 20

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday sent an "executive message" to state senators, asking them to "pass legislation creating a department for early childhood education." Senate Bill 22 would establish the Early Learning and Care Department as...

Judge dismisses whistleblower suit

ALBUQUERQUE — The legislative advocacy non-profit “New Mexico Counties” celebrated in a news release last week the dismissal late last year of a lawsuit against Curry County by a former employee of the local jail. Amanda Sinfuego had alleged...

Wolverines put up good fight

TEXICO — It was another tough Saturday for the Texico boys basketball team, but this time a much better showing for the Wolverines. Down by 13 and missing a member of their rotation for most of the second half, the Wolves fought back to make it a...

Tournament hopes high

CLOVIS - Think you've seen the last of Clovis' girls basketball team at Rock Staubus Gymnasium? Think the Lady Wildcats will fall short of a state tournament appearance? Think again. At least...

Hitting the road

For however much longer Eastern New Mexico's basketball season lasts - and both the men's and women's teams would like it to last throughout March - the Greyhounds will have to be road warriors....

Swim team ready for state

This is it, the meet high school swim teams aspire to all season. Beginning Friday and continuing Saturday, New Mexico swimmers will be descending upon Albuquerque Academy High School, all hoping for a medal or a trophy. The Clovis girls, a...

Greyhounds win over Angelo State 83-71

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball team pushed its win streak to five games thanks to a dominate second half and secured an 83-71 victory over Angelo State on Saturday. Playing their last home game of the season, the Hounds...

Baseball takes three in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team lost Friday’s series opener against Huston-Tillotson about the worst way a baseball team could lose a game — via grand slam with two outs to eliminate a three-run lead. The...

Pair earn honor

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams, both coming off of a 2-0 week, had their defensive efforts recognized by the Lone Star Conference. A pair of seniors — Chukuka Emili for the men and Treyanna Clay for the...

ENMU women 4th in LSC meet

PORTALES — The Division II indoor track and field qualifying period runs through Sunday. Eastern New Mexico is playing the waiting game until then. Mercy Rotich won the 3,000-meter final, helping the Greyhound women take a fourth-place finish at...

ENMU women rally to beat Rambelles 71-67

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team rallied from a 12-point second half deficit Saturday to take down No. 17 Angelo State 71-67 in the Hounds’ final home game of the 2018-19 season. With the win in the Senior Day game,...

Portales girls edge Artesia

PORTALES — However the rest of Portales’ basketball season plays out, Tuesday night was a benchmark for both the boys and girls teams. With both squads playing at the Ram Athletic Center for the first time in two weeks, Portales’ girls...

Plan your weekend around chili, brisket and music

I have three words for this weekend: chili, brisket, music. Chili and brisket are the main courses at two food-based fundraisers (my favorite kind) on tap for our area. The Kiwanis Club of Portales...

Heart disease impacts women differently

Many people know the classic signs of a heart attack — terrible pain in the center of the chest that radiates out to the arms or jaw. But what you may not know is that for women, symptoms can be very different. February is American Heart Month, a...

Newspaper morgue is full of life

Turkish author Mehmet Murat ildan maybe said it best: "A good photograph never belongs to the past; every time you look at it, it is with you, it is alive and it is in the present moment." There is a...

Courts have institutionalized revenge

I’ll never understand how the output of the government’s court system passes for “justice.” If you ever find justice in a courtroom it will be a fluke; an accident. Justice doesn’t require...

Mandy and Tom ended up being a lucky pair

Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, recently came to visit. Except I don’t call them that because, when I divorced, Mandy announced: “Since you can’t be my sister-in-law anymore, you’ll have to be my sister!...

Incessant lottery tinkering does no one any good

It’s become a perennial expectation that a senator or representative feels the need to tweak the lottery scholarship formula. They can’t stand to leave it alone. This year the honor has gone to Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Bernalillo. His Senate...

On verge of constitutional emergency

Sound the alarm! We’ve got a national emergency on our hands! Well, it’s really more of a constitutional emergency, as President Trump has opened the door for all future emergency declarations to be defined by politics, not real threats to our...

Faith: Trust Christ and follow him even into deep waters

In Luke 5 we find the story of the calling of the first apostles. To get a little space from the crowd, Jesus has turned Simon Peter’s fishing boat into a pulpit, pushed out from the shore,...

Funeral services (Updated Feb. 21)

Services Feb. 22 • Suzanne Rae Bell, 71, 2 p.m., Steed-Todd Funeral Home Chapel, Clovis • Bobby Russ, 66, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Fort Sumner Feb. 23 • Laddie Von Tillman 85, 9:30 a.m.,...

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