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 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 17, 2018 

CHS band takes Zia festival title

CLOVIS — The Clovis High marching band entered the school year with a goal of once again being the best band in the state. A few weeks ago, it found out it would also have the challenge of giving... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    October 17, 2018 

Rams expect tough matchup in 3/4-4A opener

RUIDOSO — There are a few things outside of Portales’ control when it comes to the Class 4A football playoffs. Playoff positioning, for example, does depend on how well Dexter, St. Michael’s and...

 

Opinion: Plenty of morals come from everyday life

I grew up with plenty of fables. Tortoise and the hare. Icarus and his wings of wax and feathers. Always double down on 11 ... oh wait, that’s from “Swingers.” But they’re not the only places where there’s a moral to the story. Everyday lif...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 14, 2018

City prepping for new senior center

CLOVIS — A new senior center for Clovis is still years down the road, but the city is already working to reduce its footprint at the privately owned Baxter-Curren Senior Center. By a unanimous...

 

Rams explode late to beat Dexter on gridiron

PORTALES — The Dexter Demons, hoping to pull an upset Friday over Class 4A Portales, played their ball-control offense to perfection to open the third quarter, with five first downs and a... Full story

 

Victory moves Hounds into third in women's soccer

PORTALES — The next four road games will determine whether the Eastern New Mexico women's soccer team not only seals a Lone Star Conference tournament spot, but hosts a first-round game. Thanks to...

 

ENMU volleyball goes 1-1 on weekend

PORTALES — Every Lone Star Conference match is important, and the teams fighting for those final spots could attest. With eight teams going to the LSC tournament, it's a dogfight for the final four...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 10, 2018

Water board receives updates on usage, projects

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis’ Water Policy Advisory Board met Tuesday morning for the first time in three months. Barring unforeseen circumstances, that statement will also be true the next time it meets. The board’s first meeting since July was...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 7, 2018

CHS takes honors at ENMU contest

PORTALES — The Clovis High band season got off to a solid start on Tuesday, as the band took four honors at the Eastern New Mexico University Green and Silver Classic. The event, held at Greyhound Stadium, saw Clovis take the marching performance,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 7, 2018

Clovis tightens parameters on fee waivers

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission gave itself a more stringent set of parameters Thursday night for those occasions when groups planning to use city facilities and services ask to have fees waived. The commission, with just a few clarifications...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    October 7, 2018

Moral roadblocks aren't necessary

Though many other memories from my adolescence have been buried in favor of annoying song lyrics and clips from sitcoms and Marvel movies, I’ll never really forget the time I took the long way to New Mexico. My parents were driving me down from...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 3, 2018

A show for the season

CLOVIS — Despite its proximity to Halloween and the English translation to, "The Day of the Dead," Día de los Muertos is a story of vibrancy, respect and never forgetting loved ones. As it prepares...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    October 3, 2018

Portales edges Clovis in five

CLOVIS — Beyond the terminology, the offenses and the rotation patterns, volleyball isn’t a complicated game. It’s serving, it’s passing and it’s momentum — and you won’t get the third...

 

Unusual car problems food for thought

I had a pair of car trouble issues this weekend, but not the ones you’d imagine: • I left the Clovis football game just as the third quarter started Friday, like I have done most of the season. I’d love to stay the whole game and have more...

 

Teams find room to grow at Chavez memorial tourney

PORTALES — No matter which team you talked to Saturday afternoon at the Ram Athletic Center, there were two constants at Saturday’s run of the Peyton Chavez Invitational. n Every team got better...

 

Interview wasn't a hard sell

How much does Jeff Pearlman want to sell his new book? He’ll talk to me. I preordered his “Football for a Buck,” a tale of the defunct United States Football League, months ago. I’d never followed the USFL nor purchased any of Pearlman’s pr...

 

Hounds ground Jets

PORTALES — Greyhound soccer coach Jon Fridal would have preferred a second half like Saturday a little earlier in the week. Newman coach Cliff Brown would have preferred never seeing it at all. A...

 

Hounds keep rolling

PORTALES — With double their 2017 win total already reached entering Saturday, it’s safe to say nobody’s underestimating the Texas-Permian Basin Falcons anymore. But Saturday showed it’s not...

 

City approves variance for restaurateur

CLOVIS — In a decision met with a round of applause, the Clovis City Commission approved a variance allowing an Albuquerque restaurateur to test out Clovis for a new location. The commission voted unanimously Thursday night following a hearing on...

 

Shooting victim shouldn't be on trial

In the break-in and shooting death of Botha Jean, we the jury, find Botha Jean guilty. Sounds crazy, right? A person is shot to death by an intruder in his own apartment, and it’s his fault. But that’s what appears to be happening in Dallas, wher...

 

Not so perfect 10: Clovis survives Artesia to stay undefeated

CLOVIS — It’s probably not a 1:1 ratio, but it’s undeniable: The bigger you get, the bigger the target on your back gets. The Clovis Wildcats, with the target growing by the day, took what was...

 

College soccer: Hounds hammer Crimson Storm

PORTALES — Bailey Bosley wasn’t sure she would do it. Her coach wasn’t sure she could do it. In a game where most doubt was eliminated, Bosley took out the nanometer of doubt that remained with...

 

Hounds need huge upset to avoid 0-3 hole

PORTALES — A Greyhound football team that gained national recognition last year for nursing a lead and keeping the ball out of the other team’s hands finds itself at 0-2, and so far no lead to nur...

 

Barely escaped workout session unpunned

I wouldn’t say I have a short attention span when I go to the gym. I would say I need something to take my attention away from the things that happen to me while I’m at the gym. If I don’t have a podcast playing, my mind races to things like,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 7, 2018

Officials approve engine plant expansion ordinance

CLOVIS — Cummins Natural Gas Engines is looking to have a bigger footprint in Clovis — 22,500 square feet larger, to be exact. Clovis city commissioners unanimously approved introducing an ordinance to approve an expansion of the south Clovis...

 

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