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  • No. 9 Texans outlast Hounds

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    ENMU's Curtis Wilkinson goes to the basket against Tarleton State's Fabian Wilson during Wednesday night's Lone Star Conference men's game at Greyhound Arena. ENMU's Devone Davis collides with Tarleton State's Wes Dipprey as he goes up for a shot during Wednesday night's Lone Star Conference men's game at Greyhound Arena. PORTALES — Senior guard Chris Harrell scored 21 points, hitting 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and Tarleton State held on late for a 55-52 Lone Star Conference men's basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico Un...

  • No. 9 Texans outlast Hounds

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    CNJ correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU's Curtis Wilkinson goes to the basket against Tarleton State's Fabian Wilson during Wednesday night's Lone Star Conference men's game at Greyhound Arena. PORTALES — Senior guard Chris Harrell scored 21 points, hitting 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and Tarleton State held on late for a 55-52 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Texans (12-1, 4-0 LSC) won their ninth in a row, but it didn’t come eas...

  • Locomotive relocation postponed

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    A retired locomotive is staying at Hillcrest Park for at least the weekend. The 105-year-old locomotive, set to be moved to the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, was not moved Thursday, and inclement weather should nix any possible weekend movement plans, Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said. The move is set for some time next week, Burroughes said, weather permitting. The locomotive must be moved by Dec. 31 to qualify for funding it has received through a combination of New Mexico MainStreet and...

  • Clovis-Carver to join technology program

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    The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of 17 libraries around the state that will participate in Fast Forward New Mexico, a grant-funded computer and Internet training program. The program will bring eight six-hour courses to the library in September and October. Four of the courses cover basic computer and Internet skills, including information on how to buy, install and maintain a computer. There are four more advanced classes for entrepreneurs and small businesses on how to utilize the Internet to increase profitability...

  • Hounds begin season with Tarleton State tourney

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    Eastern New Mexico University’s men open the 2011-12 basketball season under third-year coach Andrew Helton with exhibition games at New Mexico State on Nov. 2 and at Texas-El Paso the following night. The Greyhounds, who went 13-14 last season and qualified for the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time since 2006, open the regular campaign Nov. 11-12 in a four-team classic hosted by Tarleton State at Stephenville, Texas. The home opener is Nov. 15 against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Hounds begin t...

  • Hounds begin season with Tarleton State tourney

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    Eastern New Mexico University’s men open the 2011-12 basketball season under third-year coach Andrew Helton with exhibition games at New Mexico State on Nov. 2 and at Texas-El Paso the following night. The Greyhounds, who went 13-14 last season and qualified for the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time since 2006, open the regular campaign Nov. 11-12 in a four-team classic hosted by Tarleton State at Stephenville, Texas. The home opener is Nov. 15 against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Hounds begin t...

  • Clovis City Commission to discuss election, street closure

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    CNJ staff reports The Clovis City Commission will have a special meeting 5:15 p.m. Monday at the city commission chambers of City Hall, 321 Connelly. Agenda items include: • Approval of election workers for the Aug. 2 special election on an ordinance to create an affordable housing plan in Clovis. • A street closure request 7 a.m.-10 a.m. July 4 for the second annual Smoke on the Water 5K Fun Run. Main Street, from First to Purdue Streets, will be closed for the event. Race organizer Kayla Adair can be contacted at...

  • Emergency grazing authorized

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  • Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

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    Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at Prince Street and U.S. 60/70/84, and another four vehicles at First and Prince streets. The pickup driver, who has not been identified by police, and one other person were transported to the emergency room at Plains Regional...

  • Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

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    Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at Prince Street and U.S. 60/70/84, and another four vehicles at First and Prince streets. The pickup driver, who has not been identified by police, and one other person were transported to the emergency room at Plains Regional... Full story

  • Rambelles rally to beat Zias

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    SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State overcame a seven-point deficit in the third set to finish off Eastern New Mexico University 25-12, 25-19, 29-27 Thursday night in Lone Star Conference volleyball. The Rambelles (17-10, 12-1 LSC) moved into a tie for second place in the conference with Abilene Christian (24-4, 12-1), which lost to West Texas A&M at home 26-24, 25-21, 25-20 in a battle for first place. Angelo will have a chance to tie for the title on Saturday when it hosts WT (23-8, 13-0), while the Zias (13-15, 4-9)...

  • Cannon spouse wins lottery

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    A Clovis homemaker and military spouse won $30,000 playing scratch off lottery’s Big Bingo Monday night. Darlene Greene told lottery officials she plans to use some of the money to pay off a car loan, according to a press release. Linda Hamlin, New Mexico Lottery spokeswoman, said Greene’s husband Wendell, stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, recently returned from a deployment to Iraq. Greene said she was playing the game Monday evening before bed when she discovered she had won. “I just fell down and started thanking God,...

  • Police arrest two in stabbing

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    Clovis police arrested two men Monday in connection with a Sept. 18 stabbing. Kenneth Lamar Nash, 24, and Angelo Vargas, 25, are being held at the Curry County jail. Vargas is facing two charges — aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated burglary — and is being held on $35,000 bond, as is Nash, who is charged as an accessory to those crimes, according to a press release from police. Police said the pair forced their way into the apartment of Eric Lundgren and attacked him. Lundgren told officers he...

  • EPCOG updates policies

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    Members unanimously approved six policy updates during a special meeting Tuesday of the Eastern Plains Council of Government’s executive committee. The policies updated were: a Workforce Investment Act policy and procedures manual, a disaster and recovery plan, a teleworking policy, fiscal monitoring and procedures and records retention and a public access policy. Director Richard Arguello said a WIA audit revealed the policies needed to be updated and that policy changes had been reviewed and approved by the Department of L...

  • Library participating in power monitoring program

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    CNJ staff reports The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of five New Mexico libraries taking part in a power meter loan program, according to a release from Xcel Energy. The company’s Power Check program gives libraries portable power meters, which patrons can check out and use to determine energy consumption and cost of using individual appliances and electronic devices. The program started last year in libraries in Colorado and Minnesota, and has expanded to 50 libraries in five states where Xcel provides electric s...

  • Habitat for Humanity holding groundbreaking ceremony

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    Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties has scheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for its ninth house for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 310 E. Kaywood St. The ceremony is open to the public, and attendees can meet the family who is to help build and receive the home. The house is the sixth in Portales. Habitat volunteers have built three homes in Clovis. Information: 359-1344 or www.habitatrcc.com... Full story

  • Clovis Realtor named New Mexico Realtor of year

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    Sharon Hicks of Clovis was named Realtor’s Association of New Mexico 2010 Realtor of the Year. She received the award Thursday during ceremonies at the association’s annual conference in Santa Fe. Hicks began her real estate career in 1971 in Levelland, Texas. Her New Mexico real estate career began in 1989 when she joined Re/Max in Clovis. She will be honored with other state winners at the National Association of Realtors Annual Convention, Nov. 3-8 in New Orleans. Business Digest is compiled by CNJ Staff Writer Sharna Joh... Full story

  • Letter to the editor: Clovis has lost remarkable Pioneer

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    We recently lost a Clovis Pioneer baseball player, Ray Bauer, who died at age 93. He came to Clovis to play for the Pioneers, a member of the West Texas/New Mexico League. Ray played for pro teams affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. I played with Ray from 1947 to 1949. I was drafted by the New York Giants and was to report to their farm club in Oswego, N.Y., on March 15, 1941. I was drafted by the U.S. Air Corps on Feb. 26, 1941, and could not continue my baseball... Full story

  • Houston teacher arrested after Curry County online sting

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    A Houston area school teacher was arrested Friday for child solicitation following an investigation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Crawley, 30, is being held in Harris County, Texas, in lieu of $200,000 bond, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Monday. Curry County deputies contacted the Harris County Texas High Tech Crimes Unit, who charged Crawley with online solicitation of a minor and distributing obscene material to a minor. He is also charged in Curry County with solicitation of a child by electronic d... Full story

  • Former Cannon operations commander promoted to Air Force vice chief of staff

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    A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an article in Air Force Times. Breedlove has commanded Air Force operations, plans and requirements since August 2009. A fighter pilot, Breedlove is expected to receive a fourth star with the promotion. Breedlove served as commander of the...

  • Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee to meet on Monday

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    A meeting of the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee is 2 p.m. Monday at Portales City Hall. The committee identifies potential compatibility issues between communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base....

  • Retroactive stop loss pay filing deadline nears

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    The deadline to apply for retroactive stop loss pay is Oct. 21. Service members whose service was involuntarily extended from Sept. 11, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Stop loss is a policy used during major conflicts to quickly retain and generate forces to surge. Under the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, $530 million was set aside to pay stop loss compensation. All veterans, active service personnel and survivors of service members are entitled to a $500 payment for each...

  • College halls dedicated to educators

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    CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Gurley speaks Wednesday at Clovis Community College, where the Town Hall was redidicated as the Dr. Jay Gurley Town Hall. Also seated are James H. Turner, left, for whom the Business Service Center was dedicted, and Clovis Community College President John Neibling. Clovis Community College dedicated areas on the campus Wednesday to two long-time educators. The board of trustees passed the resolution Sept. 1 to dedicate the Town Hall as the Dr. Jay Gurley Town Hall. Gurley served as the...

  • Police investigate stabbings

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    Police are investigating a Saturday altercation in Clovis that left two men with stab wounds and a third man beaten. Around 4 p.m. Saturday police were called to the Clovis Apartments on North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a multiple stabbing report. Police found two men with stab wounds and a third who had been beaten, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The men were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he said in a Monday e-mail. “The motive and s...

  • Melrose backs justice complex

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    The Melrose City Council approved a resolution Thursday supporting a proposed $33 million Curry County criminal justice complex. The council supported both ballot questions voters are being asked to approve in the Nov. 2 general election. County voters are being asked to approve a $16.5 million bond and a one-quarter cent increase in the gross receipts tax to fund the complex, which would include a new jail....

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