School board member pleads out

CLOVIS — A local school board member charged in May with inappropriately touching a restaurant employee was sentenced Friday to six months unsupervised probation through a plea agreement, in spite of the employee’s protests. Kyle Snider, 47,...

Still no decision on racino

ALBUQUERQUE - A pro-racino Clovis contingent in Albuquerque on Thursday morning for the New Mexico Racing Commission's first regular meeting of the new year oscillated from expectation to dismay and...

Clovis closing intersection

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is closing the intersection of 14th and Sycamore streets to westbound traffic for at least two weeks, effective 10 a.m. Monday. The closure is for J&H Services of Albuquerque to install pipe for the city’s effluent...

Jail logs - Jan. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Victoria Lee, 71, driving under the influence of liquor, open container (drink) • Curtis Rittenhouse, 24, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles • Robert...

Clovis student wins spelling bee

CLOVIS — A particular type of nut likely tasted extra sweet for one Clovis student on Friday. Angel Garcia, a seventh grader at Marshall Middle School, won the Curry County spelling bee after correctly spelling “cashew.” Linda D’Amour, the...

Court upholds attorney's suspension

SANTA FE — In an occasionally blistering 27-page opinion filed Thursday, the Supreme Court of New Mexico adopted findings last year from the disciplinary board ordering the indefinite suspension of Portales attorney Eric Dixon’s law license....

Local funeral services (Updated Jan. 21)

Services Jan. 23 • Kathy Hall, 90, 1 p.m., Portales Cemetery • Nena Joyce Stratton, 87, 10 a.m., Central Christian Church, Portales Jan. 24 • Maria Socorro "Sukie" Chavez, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady... Full story

Public record - Jan. 20

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Javier James Urteaga Jr., 31, and Jorden Elise Barcus, 26, both of Clovis • Juan Alfaro, 60, and Maria Guadalupe Gomez Mendoza, 60, both of...

Rare lunar eclipse tonight

No matter how you plan to spend your day today, your evening might be well spent looking to the sky. That’s where the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” can be found. Tonight’s astronomical event will be the first total lunar eclipse visible in...

Water authority members discuss plans for pipeline groundbreaking

CLOVIS - It's almost time for a celebration: members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Thursday discussed plans for a groundbreaking ceremony for Finished Water 2, the seven miles...

Former Ram signs on with Buffaloes

PORTALES — In his last game at Greyhound Stadium, Jeremie Karngbaye left a winner in front of a raucous home crowd, anchoring a stout defense that helped the host Portales Rams win the Class 4A football championship. If Karngbaye wins his next...

Biggest one yet

PORTALES - The Eastern New Mexico men's basketball team may remember Jan. 17, 2019 for the remainder of this season. Maybe longer. It was the night an injury-riddled 2018-19 team seemed to find...

Gaining steam

PORTALES - Teams having special seasons, teams looking like championship contenders usually have at least one game of the gut-check, character-building variety throughout the course of a season....

Hawks stop Clovis girls again

CLOVIS - You again? That was the theme of Friday's Volcano Vista-Clovis girls basketball game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. After all, it was a mere 20 days earlier that the teams had met at the Rock...

Ram teams suffer tough defeats to Trinity Christian

PORTALES — Both Portales High basketball teams looked to use Tuesday’s cross-state games with Lubbock’s Trinity Christian as educational experiences. And both did learn, though it might not have seemed so from a glance at the Ram Athletic...

Indoor track begins

LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico junior Ivar Moinat got a hot start to what is a short indoor track and field season, breaking two school records and helping break a third at the Red Raider Invitational at Texas Tech University. Moinat finished...

LSC Women's basketball players of the week

OFFENSIVE Tyesha Taylor, West Texas A&M University, SR, Criminal Justice, Center, Temple, Texas, Temple HS Taylor continued her strong senior campaign this past weekend as the Temple, Texas native averaged 22.0 points per contest as the No. 2 Lady...

Sports: In brief

ENMU puts 144 on LSC honor roll Eastern New Mexico University finished tied for second with 144 athletes honored on the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In all, the LSC announced 1,237 student-athletes for the fall 2018 semester....

What's happening?

The Eastern New Mexico men's soccer team will host a Winter ID Camp 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at Greyhound Stadium and the soccer practice fields. The camp is for players in grades 9-12 to work with the ENMU coaching staff and showcase their talents in a...

LSC Men's basketball players of the week

OFFENSIVE Tyree Robinson, Texas A&M University-Commerce, SR, General Studies, Forward, Fall River, Mass., Durfee HS Robinson was the catalyst in the No. 24 Lions' 76-64 win over No. 23 Tarleton to remain undefeated and in first place in the LSC. He...

Our people: Legacy of education

My name is Sarah Stubbs. I moved to eastern New Mexico with my family in 1997. My dad was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base before retiring and I had recently graduated from Simon Sanchez High...

Security upgrade hasn't caught anyone yet

I’ve never been the most security-minded person. I guess I just always felt like locking stuff up was just telegraphing to thieves that you had something worth stealing. A good portion of my life...

School menus - Jan. 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — French bread pizza, veggie cup w/ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese on a bun. Lunch — Teriyaki beef strips, au gratin...

Leather jewelry, wood burning ahead on show

Information on making lightweight leather jewelry, wood burning boards and signs and adding protein to breakfast menus will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and...

Senior calendar - Jan. 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: No beginning line dance, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. trivia mania Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise...

On the shelves - Jan. 20

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “What Blooms From Dust” by James Markert focuses on Jeremiah Goodbye, an escaped convict who survives a botched execution. On his journey home to Oklahoma to settle the...

Look out, citizens: NM's Legislature is back in session

Longtime state Sen. Stuart Ingle, the Republican from Portales, reminds us as often as he has the opportunity: We’re never safe when the Legislature’s in session. That’s never been more true...

An extra Our People for your time

I’ve written plenty of stories for the Eastern New Mexico News, and sometimes the “Our People” segment. I’m going to do one on myself today. Why? I thought it would be fun, and David Stevens beat me to the column I was planning to write. So...

Getting Trump out of office will take beating him in 2020

The walls supposedly are always closing in on Donald Trump. The end is always beginning. He’s going to quit. He’s going to be impeached and removed. He’s going to decide not to run again. Somehow or other, he’s going to relieve everyone of...

Spending points to higher taxes

As the 2019 Legislature kicks off and budgets are issued by Governor Lujan-Grisham and the Legislature, New Mexicans should be worried about the future of their state. The $1.1 billion surplus...

Another viewpoint: Only thing needed to end shutdown is compromise

The government shutdown has no end in sight because our leaders in Washington don’t seem to want an end that doesn’t amount to political humiliation of the opposition. But imagine for a moment that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy...

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