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Ex-golf course operator faces charges

CLOVIS - A former city golf course operator faces criminal charges alleging improper removal or disposal of encumbered property over $20,000. Also, the city of Clovis was granted a restraining order...

 

Clovis suing ex-golf course operator

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is suing the former operator of the Colonial Park Golf Course, alleging it was never informed of outstanding debt on equipment purchased in May. The city is suing Charlie Maciel and Real Golf, his limited liability...

 

Some habits and in-jokes die hard

“What the (expletive) is a pasty?” That’s what I said when we were in Butte, Montana. Fine, that’s what I wanted to say, but I was 8. While I knew better than to say the expletive, young me did not yet know Butte as strange sibling of the...

 

Uncharted territory for ENMU women

PORTALES — Last season, Eastern New Mexico’s women’s soccer team made its first appearance in the Lone Star Conference tournament championship match. Two weeks into this season, the firsts are...

 

Goddard proves too much for Portales

PORTALES — If there were any questions to be answered about the Goddard Rockets, the second-ranked team in Class 5A answered them Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Well, maybe one question...

 

Court documents: Former golf course operator's bank account cleaned out

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis was granted a restraining order Monday to freeze the bank accounts of its former golf course operator, claiming Charlie Maciel did not inform them of debt owed on merchandise it purchased from him. Court documents,...

 

Officials discuss little-known license law

CLOVIS — If a law passes in the New Mexico Legislature and nobody knows it’s a law six years later, does it make an impact? Shannon LeBlanc offered evidence results vary when the Legislature’s military and veterans’ affairs committee met...

 

Water authority hoping to accelerate federal cooperation

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is hoping it can knock out a big chunk of its long-discussed water project in the next few years, provided it can throw down an upfront financial gauntlet. David Lansford, chair for both the...

 

ENMU men's soccer hopes high

PORTALES — At the rate it was going Sunday, Eastern New Mexico’s men’s soccer team would soon have worry about being the nationally-ranked team trying to avoid an upset and not the team trying...

 

Officials discuss marijuana response

CLOVIS — Recreational marijuana will be a reality in New Mexico, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said. The only variable for Clovis is how the city chooses to deal with it. Lansford addressed the Clovis City Commission at the conclusion of its...

 

Ten candidates on list for CCC president position

CLOVIS — Ten candidates are in the running to be the next president at Clovis Community College. A week from now, the finalist field will likely be half that size. That was the crux of the update given Wednesday by Raymond Mondragon, secretary of t...

 

Man pleads to disorderly conduct

CLOVIS — A Clovis man is hoping a Thanksgiving weekend mistake will soon be behind him. Jeffery Cole, 60, pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of disorderly conduct, stemming from an accusation he exposed himself to a store clerk Nov. 22 at...

 

ENMU exits NCAA probation

PORTALES — While university officials insist much went on at the administrative levels, an average fan of Eastern New Mexico University didn’t see much impact while the college spent four years in NCAA probation. And now it’s over. The...

 

Clovis approves food festival, beer garden

CLOVIS — The third weekend of October will see more than a dozen food trucks crowd into Hillcrest Park for what organizers hope will include celebration, networking and, of course, eating. Thanks to the Clovis City Commission’s approval, there...

 

Taking more care with 'close enough'

A few years ago, I was at a gathering that wasn’t really a potluck, but had a lot of friends and a lot of homemade food. Close enough, right? My friend’s sister brought the family’s traditional jalapeño poppers. These weren’t the first time...

 

ENMU officials hope for liquor license by end of October

PORTALES — If all goes according to plan, Eastern New Mexico University hopes to have a liquor license for its Portales campus granted by the end of October. That was the timeline shared by Jeff Elwell, ENMU system chancellor and Portales campus pr...

 

Crockett pro career continues in Lebanon

CLOVIS — Basketball has taken Jaye Crockett from Clovis, to Lubbock, to pretty much the rest of the world. He hopes it will let him for another 10 years. The 2010 Clovis High and 2014 Texas Tech graduate is on his sixth season of professional...

 

Rams home at last

PORTALES — If history’s any indication, the Portales Rams will have their fourth 3-0 start in their last five seasons. While the history is strongly in Portales’ favor when it comes to West Las...

 

Recording artists reuniting

CLOVIS — They’re getting the bands back together, at the place where the music all started — and for some of them, the place where it ended. Recording artists of all stripes are scheduled to descend upon Clovis this coming weekend, as Saturday...

 

Clovis board makes school trip policy change

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved an out-of-state trip that conflicted with district policy, and soon after changed the policy that created that conflict. By a 4-0 vote Tuesday, the board altered its...

 

New owner sought for old stadium

PORTALES - Stadium for sale. Inquire within. Eastern New Mexico University is seeking a new owner for its former Greyhound Stadium, one of its oldest and most far-flung assets, as it enters its...

 

Earliest forecast for new senior center 2021

CLOVIS - The earliest the city will start breaking ground on a new senior center looks to be 2021. That estimate is assuming it jumps through every procedural hoop to get on the state's general...

 

Injuries, inexperience to test Wildcats early

CLOVIS — As currently formulated, nobody’s expecting either Clovis cross country team to come away with first place at Friday’s Clovis Invitational. But district and state championships aren’t...

 

Officials approve variance on Main

CLOVIS - In what has become a common scene over the last few months, a back-and-forth brewed between private investors wanting to add an outdoor taproom on Main Street, and members of nearby churches...

 

Clovis commission approves pay bump

CLOVIS — Starting today, many of Clovis’ 350-plus employees wlll earn a little more money for the jobs they do, as the City Commission approved a 2.5% pay increase during its meeting Thursday night. The move will cost the city $502,802 over the...

 

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