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 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    December 9, 2018 

Opinion: Cold weather means hot chocolate

Leading up to Saturday, I heard the worst fears of friends, acquaintances and coworkers. “How are we going to handle all of this snow? This is going to be a disaster.” My general feeling was yes, we’ve gotta be prepared for everything, but we...

 
 By Kevin wilson    Sports    December 9, 2018 

Prep basketball: Tigers upend Portales in second half

PORTALES — After a back-and-forth first half, the Taos Tigers slowly pulled away in the second half and left Portales with a comfortable win. Sounds like deja vu, but it really wasn't. Two weeks...

 

Boxing matches on tap for Saturday

(Editor's note: This event was scheduled for Dec. 8, but was rescheduled for Dec. 15 due to weather concerns) CLOVIS — Saturday is fight time in Clovis, as Roy Walker Recreation Center will play host to the “Rise of a New Era” event on Dec....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 5, 2018

Parks committee to hold third meeting on signs

CLOVIS — The Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee reached plenty of consensus during what was its second meeting on uniformity for park signs. The idea that drew the most consensus? A third meeting was required to get things just r...

 

Pullum rallies Hounds to win in LSC opener

PORTALES - In some parallel universe, a different coach gets hired in Portales two years ago, and Devin Pullum comes to Greyhound Arena Thursday night with his Midwestern State teammates, carrying on...

 

Opinion: President's stance is not forgotten

While it’s an important event to mention, it’s probably not breaking news to anybody reading this that former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at age 94. It’s probably not a surprise to anybody either, given the last few years of...

 

Rams to rely on defense in early stretch

PORTALES — You can’t tell a 6-foot-1 kid to be 6-foot 4, and you can’t tell a kid days removed from a football routine that he should be in peak basketball shape already. Things just don’t...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 2, 2018

Church gets organ upgrade

CLOVIS - A different type of organ donation is happening in Clovis, and it's bringing a little bit more heavy metal (and wood) to a local church. New parts have arrived for the pipe organ at First...

 

Hounds set to open LSC play

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico basketball programs have been on opposite ends of the spectrum in what has been a short pre-conference schedule. The women come in at 4-1 with a neutral-site blowout Saturday over New Mexico Highlands, while the me...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 25, 2018

Clovis teacher receives Milken Educator Award

CLOVIS — For Silvia Miranda, it all comes down to reading. That was the case as she grew up in Portales, with a family and a series of teachers that influenced her to be the heavy reader she is...

 

Opinion: Make your traditions good ones

Everybody’s got a different Thanksgiving tradition. Some people’s holiday peaks when they’re a kid. That was the case for Kumail Nanjiani, when his family came from Pakistan to visit America and he had no idea the holiday existed. “When I...

 

Taos ousts Portales in 4A semifinals

PORTALES — Before they ever won the battle on the scoreboard, the Taos Tigers won the battle in the trenches. And now they’ll be in a state football title game for the first time in school...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 21, 2018

Curry moves ahead on Main Street property purchases

CLOVIS - Following an executive session that lasted nearly twice the length of the regular meeting that preceded it, the Curry County Commission moved ahead on purchasing three Main Street...

 

Rotich gets NCAA national invite

PORTALES — The NCAA sent a message Sunday that the South Central region is the cream of the Division II cross country crop, with seven teams selected for both the men’s and women’s national...

 

Opinion: Take your time, just get it right

A few election cycles ago, a reporter turned in an election story. The story included everything you’d expect. Vote tallies. Quotes from the winners. Quotes from the runnersup — at least the ones whose cell phones didn’t mysteriously straight...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 18, 2018

Clovis approves new collective bargaining agreement with police

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Clovis Police Department, in most ways similar to the existing framework. With no discussion and by a 7-0 vote — Helen Casaus was absent — t...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 18, 2018

Curry, Roosevelt schools make passing grades

The good news for Curry County and Roosevelt County public schools on Thursday? Everybody passed, although some — see Melrose — finished a little better than others. The bad news? It wasn’t quite honor roll-level good, with the C’s...

 

Rotich aims for national bid

PORTALES — Like the events that populate it, the college cross country season is less a sprint than a marathon. There’s often little you can do in the last 10 percent of the season to override wha...

 

Rams to open playoffs against Grants

PORTALES — There’s a lot of travel this week in the Class 4A playoffs. Round-trip, the road teams in this weekend’s quarterfinals will travel 1,856 miles — a little more than the distance...

 

Plenty of punch left

Despite the exclusion of Clovis and Portales from the 5A and 4A brackets, the eastern side of the state is still pretty well represented when the state volleyball tournament starts on Thursday....

 

Opinion: 1939 Post gives taste of the time

I was cleaning out older newspapers, which is a frequent occurrence when you work at a newspaper. My bookshelf needed space, and space could be had by pushing the last three years of archives into the recycle bin. But wait, something here goes back...

 

College soccer: ENMU women fall short in title game

CANYON, Texas — One had Scott. One did not. Plenty more could be said about Sunday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer championship, but Trenaday Scott’s two goals spoke loudest in a 2-0 Ang...

 

College hoops: Eighth isn't enough for Hounds

PORTALES — The pre-practice scene is boisterous on the Greyhound Arena floor. The members of the Greyhound basketball team are part veteran, part new guy and all loud in voice and actions. As the ne...

 

Opinion: Let's take a look at 'mysteries' of caravan

Did you hear there’s a caravan of migrants coming to our country? Watch the right news reports, and it seems imminent. Let’s unfurl some of the mysteries about the caravan. How many people are in the caravan? There are about 7,000, most of them... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 4, 2018

Clovis city employees get break on insurance

CLOVIS — Compared to most government entities and private businesses, city of Clovis employees are getting a pretty good deal with their employer covering 90 percent of their health insurance premiums. The deal’s going to be even better for the...

 

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