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Early release for inmates under scrutiny in gov race

SANTA FE — With Election Day less than six weeks away, Republican Mark Ronchetti continues to hammer away at Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's record on crime. In a recently launched TV ad, Ronchetti criticized a Lujan Grisham... — Updated 9/30/2022

Texas, NM dispute over Rio Grande heads to trial

The yearslong legal battle between New Mexico and Texas over who has taken an unfair share of Rio Grande water is headed to trial after the two states missed their settlement deadline. A federal judge appointed by the U.S.... — Updated 9/29/2022

Jail Log - September 30

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 9/30/2022

Locals named New Mexico Ranch Family of the Year

One of Curry County's ranch families received the honor of being named New Mexico Ranch Family of the Year: The Blackburns of Blackburn Farms. Settled in the northeastern corner of... — Updated 9/27/2022

Commentary: Changing a culture is elusive and hard

Texas Tech staggered Texas with a fourth-quarter comeback. The Red Raiders were on the verge of a win but somehow the Longhorns tied the score and now the game was in overtime.... — Updated 9/27/2022

Dead man in park identified

Clovis Police have identified the dead man found Monday evening at Hillcrest Park. John Viscaino, 48, was apparently discovered by a passerby in the park Monday just before 6:35 p.m. Clovis Police captain Roman Romero reports in... — Updated 9/27/2022

Pages past, Sept. 28: Roosevelt museum hits 6,000 visitors

On this date … 1957: More than 6,000 people had visited the Roosevelt County Museum in the past nine months, Eastern New Mexico University officials reported. Curator James... — Updated 9/27/2022

ENMU celebrates Homecoming

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University celebrates its 88th Homecoming this week. According to a news release from John Houser with ENMU’s Marketing and Communications department, this year’s Homecoming theme is... — Updated 9/27/2022

Clovis airport hosting Wings and Wheels event

Aircraft displays and a competitive car show will dominate Clovis Municipal Airport Saturday as the airport hosts its annual Wings and Wheels event. Wings and Wheels, which drew... — Updated 9/27/2022

ENMU named veteran friendly

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) has been named a veteran-friendly school by three organizations for 2022. According to a news release from ENMU’s Marketing and Communications department, U.S. Veterans Magazine... — Updated 9/27/2022

Funeral services (Updated Sept. 30)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Brent Daniels, 44, died Sept. 26. Information: Dunn Funeral Home • Beverly Johnson, 73, died Sept. 25. Information: Muffley Funeral... — Updated 9/30/2022


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Welcome Edition 2022

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Best of Clovis/Portales 2022

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Menu Guide 2021

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Spring & Summer Favorites 2022

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My Fuzzy Valentine 2022

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2022 Medical Directory

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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Graduation 2021

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Women in Business 2021

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Fall Home Improvement 2021

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K State vs. Tech: 5 things to know

A lot can change in a week. At this time seven days ago, Kansas State and Texas Tech were afterthoughts in the Big 12 championship race because both teams were coming off a disappointing loss. But first place will be on the line... — Updated 9/30/2022

Cats' Fuentes captures win at meet in Amarillo

AMARILLO — Clovis High junior Sammy Fuentes captured boys individual honors in Saturday’s Badger Run cross country meet, hosted by Amarillo College. Fuentes posted a 3.2-mile time of 17 minutes, 35.28 seconds for the... — Updated 9/27/2022

Pojoaque captures Chavez Invite title

PORTALES - Portales High and Texico gave it a run on Saturday, but nobody could take down the Pojoaque Elkettes in the Peyton Chavez Invitational volleyball tournament at the Ram... — Updated 9/27/2022

Buffs ride 30-point third quarter past Tatum

MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes needed a little spark on Friday night, and they certainly got one from senior Jaryn Bruce. Leading Tatum just 8-0 at halftime, Bruce forced and recovered a fumble, returning it 36 yards for a... — Updated 9/27/2022

Cats open district play against Bulldogs

CLOVIS - To say it's been a rough start to the 2022 football season for Clovis High's football team would be putting it mildly. Still, there's some light at the end of the tunnel... — Updated 9/27/2022

Angelo State notches win over Hounds

PORTALES - In any sport, if you can't score, it's hard to win. For a long time now, the Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team has had to deal with that against Angelo... — Updated 9/27/2022

Javelinas hand Hounds 43-10 setback

KINGSVILLE, Texas — It was another long night for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. It may not get a whole lot easier for a while. Texas A&M-Kingsville scored 33 unanswered points and handed the Greyhounds their... — Updated 9/27/2022

Local scoreboard - Sept. 28

FOOTBALL Prep standings District 5-6A Dist. All W-L W-L Santa Fe Capital 0-0 3-3 Los Lunas 0-0 2-4 Albuquerque High 0-0 1-4 Santa Fe High 0-0 1-4 Clovis 0-0 0-6 Thursday’s result Atrisco Heritage 44, Santa Fe Capital 21.... — Updated 9/30/2022

NM GOP needs to explain doctored mailer

An altered image of darkened hands cutting a white child's hair sure does appear to play on racist fears and should be denounced by the political party that created it. The Republican Party of New Mexico recently mailed flyers to... — Updated 9/29/2022

Faith: Thank God for the scribes of the Bible

At our church, we recently replaced two old computers. It was time, and it needed to be done, but, as much as I enjoy playing with new technology and was looking forward to being... — Updated 9/27/2022

Opinion: Ranked-choice better vote method

If you ask me, a big reason why democracy in America is in trouble is because of the way we’ve set it up. First, there’s our Electoral College for electing presidents. By using state electors for selecting the overall winner... — Updated 9/27/2022

Opinion: Don't make enemies over politics

Politics divides. If you distrust your neighbor because of political differences, it’s not your neighbor -- or you -- who’s at fault. It’s politics. Some would have you... — Updated 9/27/2022

Opinion: Take Putin nuclear threat seriously, but maybe not too seriously

Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised anew the possibility he might use nuclear weapons against Ukraine to prevail in a conflict going sideways. The smart money says he won’t, because doing so — or otherwise expanding... — Updated 9/27/2022

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