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 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 12, 2018

Clovis seniors Langrell, Piepkorn sign with Newman

CLOVIS — Next stop, Wichita. A pair of Clovis High baseball players made their next steps official Wednesday, with seniors Connor Langrell and Jace Piepkorn signing letters of intent with NCAA... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 12, 2018

Golden Gloves set for weekend

CLOVIS — Waiting to step into the Golden Gloves ring is kind of like waiting for Christmas — except that you get to hit somebody. A pair of boxers who call Clovis home will be among a to be...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 8, 2018

Thanks for entertainment, mystery caller

It’s probably not wise to adopt a life philosophy based on a stand-up comedy bit, but I’ve thrown caution to the wind. Somewhere after “In Living Color,” and before “My Wife and Kids” Damon Wayans explained his approach to parenting: If i...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 6, 2018

Ned Houk shooting range approved

CLOVIS — With little debate, and assurances previous issues with the facility have been addressed, the Clovis City Commission unanimously voted to construct a shooting range at Ned Houk Park through a partnership with the New Mexico Department of G... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 5, 2018

Hill to play golf at University of The Southwest

CLOVIS — Sydni Hill started thinking around her junior year at Clovis High School that she could play golf at the next level. Steve Speck had about a three-year headstart on that idea when an... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 31, 2018

Texico baseball team under inquiry

TEXICO — Law enforcement is investigating allegations of hazing with the defending Class 3A champion Texico High School baseball team. Texico Police Chief Doug Bowman this week confirmed his department is looking into one or more alleged hazing...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 25, 2018

$10 sunscreen worth every penny

On my Friday night grocery run, I came across the aisle that only means stress to me every year. There are two reasons why any sunscreen is worth $10. The first is the store knows it’s got you. You’re already in the store, which is a clear sign...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 25, 2018

Hounds home at last

PORTALES — For the first time since the school reinstated track and field in 2006, Eastern New Mexico University athletes competed in a meet they could call their own. School officials called it a... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 24, 2018

Garcia hopes to keep momentum going in ring

CLOVIS — Isabel Garcia notched the biggest win of her young boxing career earlier this month by defeating 2017 USA Boxing regional champion Hannah Thompson. It's likely Garcia, 19, of Clovis, won't...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 21, 2018

Prep golf: Clovis boys win Alien 8

ROSWELL — Clovis had a pretty solid Alien 8 Tuesday, taking first place in the boys competition and second in the girls meet. But it was a pretty good day all around for local schools, with nine area players earning qualifying legs on the first mee...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 18, 2018

Silence not first choice for car noise

With a car closing in on 100,000 miles, my biggest fear is I’ll hear something I shouldn’t. Not only is it going to be expensive, but I’m going to have to prove how little I know about cars when I impersonate the sound it’s making. Just as...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 16, 2018

Clovis officials choose Boutique Airlines proposal

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is hopeful local travelers can soon head north or east when they plan a trip from Clovis Municipal Airport. The commission voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Boutique Airlines for 18 federally...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 11, 2018

Zinke's turbine story for the birds

We haven’t used canaries in coal mines in more than 30 years, but pretty much everybody knows the adage in some form and how it came to be. Coal miners, unable to know what invisible gases were dangerous ina mine, brought a canary with them. Since...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 7, 2018

Wednesday's boys' quarterfinal capsules

Class 4A No. 6 Portales vs. No. 3 Hope Christian Time and place: 9:45 a.m. today at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho Records: Portales 17-12, Hope Christian 20-8. How they got here: Portales defeated Navajo Prep 45-27. Hope Christian cruised by...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 6, 2018

Handouts don't have force of law

The Associated Press has so many rules about writing, I’m probably violating one now. There are so many rules on spelling, punctuation and capitalization they’re in an annual edition called the AP Stylebook. Some of them are easy to remember....

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 6, 2018

Girls basketball quarterfinal capsules

Girl’s quarterfinal capsules Class 4A No. 1 Portales vs. No. 9 West Las Vegas Time and place: 11 a.m. today at The Pit, Albuquerque. Records: Portales 25-2, West Las Vegas 19-10. How they got here: Portales had little trouble in the 1-16 game with...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 4, 2018

College softball: ENMU slugs four homers to finish off sweep

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's softball team proved Friday it doesn't need to rely on home runs to win games in the Lone Star Conference. But the Greyhounds proved Saturday it's a lot...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 2, 2018

City bids commissioner farewell

CLOVIS — With words of humor, thanks and encouragement from both sides, the Clovis City Commission said farewell to outgoing District 4 Commissioner Tom Martin. Martin, who opted not to run for a second four-year term in Tuesday’s municipal...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 1, 2018

Girls small-school state tournament capsules

Class 1A No. 16 Reserve at No. 1 Elida, 3 p.m. Records: Reserve 7-16, Elida 21-7. Entering Friday: Reserve lost two straight games, both to Animas — 39-24 to end the regular season and 44-16 in the District 2-1A tournament. Elida is coming off a...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 25, 2018

Candidates weigh in on city bond election

CLOVIS — City voters go to the polls March 6 to decide on three issues related to infrastructure and quality of life improvements. If all three issues are approved, the costs will be $20 million. Officials said sitting city commissioners are...


Teachers teach; arming them is ludicrous

Pete would talk with me and my friends during lunch break, and swipe a handful of candy while saying, “I need to make sure the vending machines aren’t poisoning you guys.” When you’d ask him to borrow a ruler, he’d counter, “King or...


ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 24

Eastern New Mexico at Texas A&M-Kingsville Women, 3 p.m. MST On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Records: Eastern New Mexico 16-10, 12-7. Texas A&M-Kingsville 7-20, 4-15. Last time out: The Greyhounds fell at A...


Clovis tennis team has new, familiar elements

CLOVIS — Even with a pair of new coaches, and promises of a new facility soon, there's still some familiarity for the Clovis High tennis programs. The boys and girls teams, which open the season...


ENMU women have slim path to No. 1 seed

Don’t give up hopes, Green and Silver nation. One path remains for Eastern New Mexico’s women to repeat as the Lone Star Conference’s regular season hoops champion. The Greyhounds are one of four teams with a chance to finish first, along with...


Pinch-hit homer vaults Greyhounds to softball sweep

PORTALES — Home runs can turn a team's luck around in a hurry, and Eastern New Mexico's 13th of the year has so far brought the most fortunes of all. Pinch hitter Courtney Vigil drove a 2-2 pitch...


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