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Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury

NEW YORK - Donald Trump was indicted Thursday by a Manhattan grand jury in the Stormy Daniels hush money probe, an unprecedented legal move that marks the first criminal charges in... — Updated 3/30/2023

Jail Log - March 30

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 3/30/2023

Pages past, March 29: Tumbleweeds, snow storm plague region

On this date ... 1955: Norma Smith, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, was named Miss Portales over 20 other contestants. The Portales native was majoring in education and... — Updated 3/28/2023

Interim superintendent appointed in House

A former Farwell, Texas, high school principal and former superintendent of Chillicothe, Texas, schools has been picked to be the interim superintendent of House Municipal Schools. Coby Norman, who retired as Farwell High... — Updated 3/28/2023

NMDA to host pesticide disposal event in Clovis

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) will host a pesticide disposal event at the Curry County Fairgrounds parking April 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be the first of three pesticide disposal events to be held... — Updated 3/28/2023

Degree program on regents' agenda

A new master’s degree program to be added to Eastern New Mexico University’s (ENMU) degree options is on the agenda for Friday’s meeting of the school’s Board of Regents. Vice President for Academic Affairs Jamie Laurenz... — Updated 3/28/2023

Lawmakers express disappointment in session

The region's Republican lawmakers and Clovis Mayor Mike Morris mostly expressed disappointment Monday as they recapped the state's legislative session that wrapped up earlier this... — Updated 3/28/2023

Fire destroys Portales home

A house fire last week left a Roosevelt County mother and son without possessions. Angela Lopez, 57, and her son Richie Zambrano, 31, were awakened early Thursday morning to a fire... — Updated 3/28/2023

Roosevelt County man pleads guilty in beating death

Subrina Calderon survived multiple beatings over several days just long enough to identify her attacker to law enforcement. Now that killer is headed to prison. Thomas Lopez, 33,... — Updated 3/30/2023

Funeral services (Updated March 30)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Joy Best, 88, died March 25. Information: Wheeler Mortuary • Randal Burnett, 66, died March 28. Information: Wheeler Mortuary ... — Updated 3/30/2023


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Faith: Small churches can use help and encouragement

No doubt about it, I have a heart for small churches. And that means, most churches. Don’t get me wrong. I’m thankful for churches of all sizes who preach the good news about... — Updated 3/28/2023

Local hopes to elevate New Mexico with history

At the age of 93, and after 3 1/2 years of residency in Wheatfields Estates senior living in Clovis, you might expect someone like Lois Barnes to be living a quiet life of... — Updated 3/28/2023

Opinion: Xi, Putin should be our concern

Everyone in the national media is worrying about whether Donald Trump is going to be arrested in New York. Not me. In a radio interview with San Diego talk show host Mark Larson, I... — Updated 3/28/2023

Opinion: Is GOP now party of peace and love?

I’m not at all comfortable with my new position to the right of Republican leaders on foreign policy. As a child who grew up watching the Vietnam War on the nightly news and fearing it would still be raging when I turned 18, I... — Updated 3/28/2023

Opinion: Artificial intelligence just a tech-fancy term meaning more software

No one sells the future more masterfully than the tech industry. According to its proponents, we will all live in the “metaverse,” build our financial infrastructure on “web3” and power our lives with “artificial... — Updated 3/28/2023

Hounds settle for series split with Falcons

ODESSA, Texas – While Eastern New Mexico University is still eighth and would qualify for the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament if the season ended now, the Greyhounds didn’t do themselves any favors on Sunday. With a... — Updated 3/28/2023

Lady Rams capture tourney crown

DEXTER – Portales High’s softball team struck early and often on Saturday night, and the Lady Rams completed a run to the championship with a 9-2 victory over Dexter in the finals of the eight-team Lindsey Calloway Invite.... — Updated 3/28/2023

Lady Coyotes dominate Logan

LOGAN – It's probably safe to say Logan's softball team is glad it won't be seeing Dora again any time soon. The Lady Longhorns have opened their season with home-and-home... — Updated 3/28/2023

ENMU garners season's first softball sweep

ODESSA, Texas – Currently just on the outside of the Lone Star Conference tournament picture, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team came up with its first series sweep of the season on Sunday. After beating... — Updated 3/28/2023

Hounds have 70 players in spring camp

PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University, with former coach Kelley Lee back at the helm, began spring football drills last Thursday. The 15-date spring schedule is set to culminate with an intrasquad game at Greyhound Stadium... — Updated 3/28/2023

Local scoreboard - March 29

BASEBALL College standings LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 28-4 30-4 St. Edward’s 21-6 23-6 Texas-Tyler 21-11 21-11 West Texas A&M 17-11 19-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 18-14 19-15 Lubbock Christian... — Updated 3/28/2023

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