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Business feature: Bank honoring longtime employee

PORTALES - Dannah Brown, then Roberts, went to work at J.P. Stone Community Bank in Portales back in the 1960s, hired before she had even finished high school. Now after 52 years, she's ready for...

Jail logs - Dec. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Tanner Autrey, 25, criminal sexual penetration in the second degree, kidnapping, aggravated battery against a household member • Kerry Crawford, 44, probation violation,...

Officials: Denver flights staying on back burner

CLOVIS — One thing at a time, then: discussions of adding a Denver route to flights from the Clovis Municipal Airport are on the back-burner for the time-being, officials told The News this week. “We’re still looking at possibly doing...

License regulations revised

SANTA FE — A more fair shot at an ID: that’s one takeaway from a class action lawsuit settled in August as the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) follows through on an agreed-upon public information campaign. On Friday TRD...

Clovis to consider 600-acre purchase

CLOVIS — Let the sun shine: Clovis City commissioners on Thursday will consider purchasing more than 600 acres of land west of Cannon Air Force Base for the development of solar energy and other resources. The request for approval notes a fiscal...

Portales schools approves new bus

PORTALES - The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of a new activity bus at a price of $174,000 during Tuesday's meeting. Superintendent Johnnie Cain...

Pages past - Dec. 12

On this date ... 1929: Legendary cattle rancher, trail blazer and Indian scout Charles Goodnight died at age 93. Goodnight, born in Illinois, told biographers that he took pride in being born at the...

Education feature: ENMU fall commencement to set record

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University is set to graduate its largest class for a fall semester on Saturday with 563 students earning degrees. "It's great, I was delighted," said Jeff Elwell,...

Clovis Spirit Invitational results

Awards from Saturday’s Clovis Spirit Invitational, held at Rock Staubus Gymnasium: Grand champions • Middle school cheer: Yucca • Middle school dance: Gattis • JV/Freshman cheer: CHS Freshman Academy • JV/Freshman dance: CHS Freshman...

Events calendar - Dec. 12

Today • Tiny tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “This is the Polar Express!” pajama party — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B,...

Whoa, mercy Mercy

RICHARDSON, Texas - Senior Mercy Rotich from the Eastern New Mexico cross country team took home another piece of hardware on Monday as she was selected the 2018 Lone Star Conference Women's Runner...

Finally, Jaden Isler is home

The lure, Jaden Isler said, was too strong to ignore. "When momma calls," he said, "you come home." The Clovis High School boys basketball program has begun a new era with Isler as its head coach....

Home, sweet home

CLOVIS - Blake Muscato didn't see his only field goal of Saturday's overtime thriller against La Cueva. But he sure heard it. The sophomore guard netted 13 points, with seven coming in the extra...

Roundup: Clovis girls fall, Texico remains steady

It was a great start for the Clovis girls basketball team, but not so great a finish. Coming off Friday night's comeback victory over Cleveland, Clovis took the long journey to Espanola Valley,...

Texico boys fall in triple overtime

TEXICO — It was bound to happen sooner or later. Saturday, Texico’s boys basketball team endured something last season’s Wolverines didn’t endure until their 30th and final game. A loss. Incredibly, it took three overtimes to do it, but on...

Tournaments galore for Clovis teams

For Clovis’ winter teams, it will be a weekend spent far north and west of home. And, they all hope, a weekend that serves them well going forward. Thursday through Saturday, Clovis’ boys basketball team begins competing in the Academy...

Can Rams 'shoulder' the load without star?

SANTA FE — How the Portales girls basketball season goes is largely going to depend on whether a young Ram squad finds scoring options outside of senior post Taylee Rippee. They’re about to get a crash course, with the senior’s status up in...

Eastern women climb in new poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The Eastern New Mexico women's basketball team jumped up to fifth in the latest D2SIDA South Central Regional Poll that was released on Monday. The weekly poll, sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of...

Faith: World may be crazy but God breathtakingly wise

If extraterrestrials were to land in our part of the world seeking intelligent life, I often think they’d return to their mothership reporting that none exists. I do not believe extraterrestrials...

Opinion: Thanks for your service, Harvie Winkles

Growing up, he was a sack boy at the Capital Food grocery store in Farwell. He delivered newspapers for a while. The 1966 graduate of Texico High School also worked at Fab-Steel in Clovis, and on...

Opinion: Weather fanatic realizing lifelong dream

When Shelden Breshears was introduced on the air this month as the newest member of the KFDA weather team, it came as no surprise to any of us who have known him since he was a tornado-obsessed...

Opinion: Politics doesn't improve your life

Occasionally I’m asked what I write about. It’s a hard question to answer. Some would say I write about politics, but this isn’t quite right. I don’t care about politics. I want to encourage...

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Church must re-earn trust with transparency

In announcing that the Archdiocese of Santa Fe would seek bankruptcy protection, Archbishop John Wester said the action would help ensure fair compensation for sex-abuse victims. His office went on to proclaim in a diocesan letter distributed to...

School program proving worth with students

Some time back we described one of the programs at our middle schools to more effectively connect with students to improve student learning. The program, “Capturing Kids’ Hearts,” uses specific...

Opinion: State lawmakers need to embrace ethics commission

New Mexicans voted Nov. 6 overwhelmingly (75 percent) in favor of Constitutional Amendment 2, establishing an ethics commission to oversee the foxes in the hen house, aka the Roundhouse. That message can’t get much clearer for those representing...

Opinion: Political incivility started somewhere

The death of former President George H.W. Bush has been met with as much mourning for the gentlemanly politics he practiced as for the man himself. Bush saved incivility for America’s enemies,...

Opinion: Technology changing work, world

“Now the captain, he said to John Henry, ‘I’m gonna bring that steam drill around. I’m gonna bring that steam drill out on these tracks, I’m gonna knock that steel on down, God, God. I’m gonna knock that steel on down.’ “John Henry...

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