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Clovis to mull disaster declaration

CLOVIS - The city of Clovis still has no idea just how much damage it incurred during last Wednesday's high winds. But it's applying for state and federal reimbursement of some of those repair costs....

Jail logs - March 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Rita Lopez, 38, probation violation • Johnathan Cruz, 28, possession of a deadly weapon or explosive by a prisoner • Leroy Romero, 26, receiving/transferring stolen...

Tornado season whirling in

Eastern New Mexico received its first tornado scare of the season on March 12 when watches were issued throughout the region. Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties avoided the twisters that night, but...

Grady schools adopts new tobacco policy

GRADY — The Grady Municipal Schools formally adopted a new tobacco policy during Monday night’s school board meeting, joining seven other school districts around the state to meet the Department...

Country musician to perform

CLOVIS — A rising “red dirt” country musician makes his debut in the Land of Enchantment with a concert this weekend in Clovis. Hayden Haddock, 19, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University during the week and a rustic-roots singer-songwriter by...

Racino license once again on commission agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission again has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its regular meeting Thursday in Albuquerque. But with a lawsuit due in an Albuquerque courtroom in about two weeks from a license applicant, it...

Roads, jails top talk

PORTALES — Among items emerging from the state Legislature discussed in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, those pertaining to roads and jails were emphasized for improvements they could bring to local services. In her county...

Marijuana added to 2020 agenda

SANTA FE — Lawmakers can expect to take up a proposal next year to make New Mexico the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she will add the issue to the agenda of the 2020 legislative...

Curry approves road improvements for block grant

CLOVIS — Take two: The Curry County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved road improvements on Curry Road 11 for the county’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project this year — a shortened version of last year’s...

The Legislature's accomplishments at a glance

Legislators passed bills with wide-ranging implications for New Mexico’s future. What they did: The 2019 legislative session was one of the busiest in recent state history. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has until April 5 to act on bills passed...

Melrose goes back 2 back

ALBUQUERQUE - The Melrose boys basketball team finished a mediocre 4-4 in district play and landed just a No. 5 seed in the Class 1A state tournament. But Saturday night, the Buffaloes captured their...

Hard gets harder

PORTALES - The Portales softball team has had more time to practice than in most seasons, with Nathan Dodge's crew waiting on very few athletes to finish the basketball season. It's a good thing for...

Portales falls in season opener

PORTALES - Muleshoe spoiled Portales' season and home opener Monday, plating a run in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 victory at Ram Field. But win or loss, the Rams wouldn't have had much time...

'Cat track wins second straight meet

RIO RANCHO — Clovis’ boys track and field team is now 2-for-2. Friday in Rio Rancho, the Wildcats won their second straight meet to open the season, capturing first at the Cleveland Invite with 125.5 points, 35.5 better than the second-place...

Mixed tennis results

CLOVIS - The Clovis boys and Portales girls have started off their seasons strong. The Portales boys and Clovis girls have struggled a little bit. Both of those themes continued when the teams met...

Clovis baseball team wins third straight

CLOVIS — Don’t count the Clovis baseball team out. Despite their gruesome start, the Wildcats seem like they’ve gotten it together. Tuesday, the ’Cats won their third straight by zipping Portales 3-0 at Bell Park. The shutout pitching of...

One up, two down

PORTALES — As of Saturday afternoon, Eastern New Mexico’s baseball team had a one-game winning streak. By the end of the day Sunday, the Greyhounds were on a two-game losing skid. Eastern began Saturday’s home doubleheader with an 11-6 win...

Hounds start at home

PORTALES — What better way to follow up a successful indoor track season than with an outdoor one. Eastern New Mexico’s track and field team is hoping to carry some of its indoor momentum outdoors and make this a memorable spring. It will...

Rough weekend for Eastern softball

PORTALES — Though the weather was decent, it wasn’t an especially pleasant weekend for Eastern New Mexico’s softball team. Saturday at Greyhound Field, Cameron completed a three-game series sweep of the Hounds by taking both ends of a...

Come see cowboys take their hand at polo

If you’ve never heard of “cowboy polo,” you’re not alone. “Just imagine two four-man teams … cowboys or anyone … on horseback, with brooms trying to hit a beach ball into a goal....

Windstorm reminder to be ready

How much did you enjoy our recent “shingle apocalypse” brought on by the little wind storm? Probably about as much as I did. I even went out and took a walk in it. I love the feel of gravel...

No point in legislating morality

Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it. There’s a long list of habit-forming vices that Americans have enjoyed, condemned, regulated and even outlawed over time, but today we’ll consider four in particular — tobacco,...

Sounds like hemp industry good addition

Along with its cannabis cousin, hemp has been classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic for most of the 20th century, ostensibly for its appearance (a marijuana look-alike) but really because the timber industry saw it as unwanted competition. Hemp...

Don't think there's much to worry about with future

I hear a lot about the next generation-entitled whiners with inflated expectations and unrealistic goals. Recently I had dinner with three of them. My husband, Peter, and I are in Oaxaca, Mexico. It feels like the end of the world, this place where...

Faith: Seeing dead people warms my heart

“I see dead people.” So said the cute little boy in the memorable line and creepy “confession” from the 1999 movie “The Sixth Sense.” I hope you don’t find it disturbing when I affirm...

Program tailored to individuals

Earlier this year we described moving our preK program back out to our elementary school sites for several reasons — one of which was to make it more convenient for parents with older children at...

Funeral services (Updated March 20)

Services March 21 • McKenzie Stone Marquez, 18, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Clovis • Gerald Hill, 75, 10 a.m., Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, Portales March 22 • Angela...

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