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LSC announces fall season postponement

Perhaps someone who didn't see it coming could be termed an eternal optimist. Whatever the case, expected or unexpected, it came - the Lone Star Conference announced Friday that it... — Updated 7/25/2020


Chamber aiding in tents situation

CLOVIS — The roller coaster that is COVID-19 has plunged downward, then upward, then down again for local restaurants. But the Curry County Chamber of Commerce is doing all it... — Updated 7/24/2020


Football, soccer pushed to February

There was the United States Football League. The World League of American Football. The XFL. And now, the New Mexico Activities Association? Yes, get ready for some spring football... — Updated 7/18/2020


Father-son baseball game continues with improvisation

CLOVIS — Like every tradition, it started small and worked its way up. Now the father-son baseball game played in Clovis among former Little Leaguers and their fathers is 43 years old, and not even the coronavirus could stop it.... — Updated 7/18/2020


Local restaurants participate in #LetUsServe protest

With the coronavirus it seems like it's been one step forward, two steps back. And some area restaurant owners are particularly frustrated with the dance. "It's definitely bad for... — Updated 7/17/2020


ENMU coaches eye return to practice

PORTALES — Pro sports are rearing their head, with Major League Soccer back last week, Major League Baseball due back next week, National Football League training camps and the National Basketball Association starting the week... — Updated 7/14/2020


Life's-blood events lost to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has torn through American life like a boll weevil, disrupting just about everything in its path. Locally, most events have been canceled, sending hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars out the window. Clovis... — Updated 7/7/2020


Padres advisor looking forward to season

With Major League Baseball’s scheduled return less than three weeks away, oddsmakers are giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the best chance to win the World Series. If the Dodgers live up to that expectation, a lot of thanks will be... — Updated 7/4/2020


Fireworks stands have busy season

Generally speaking, it shouldn't be surprising when fireworks stands and tents are busy on July 3. You would just as much expect a supermarket to be jumping the Wednesday before... — Updated 7/4/2020


Chambers distributing free masks

It’s now a month into Phase 2 of re-opening in New Mexico, with businesses trying to reclaim some kind of normal. “I think that things are settling down with local businesses,” Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie... — Updated 6/30/2020


Athletes continue work

As professional sports get organized for their return, high school sports continue to make the long trek back as well. In New Mexico, that trek is going slowly, with practices... — Updated 6/30/2020


Brewery extension planned for Sutton's Bakery location

CLOVIS - Sutton's Bakery has a history in Clovis as rich as the goods it used to sell at 515 N. Main St. Justin Cole is in the process of unearthing some of that history,... — Updated 6/27/2020


Clovis varsity softball head coach announced

CLOVIS - Braelyn Kruelskie loved lots of sports growing up in Oklahoma. "Volleyball, basketball, tennis, a little gymnastics," she said. "It always came back to softball." Ah, her... — Updated 6/27/2020


Mixed reactions to police body cam law

In the wake of nationwide racial unrest, protests and rallies, a new law has been handed down from Santa Fe that requires New Mexico law officers to wear body cameras and keep them turned on. And not everyone is pleased with it. Co... — Updated 6/27/2020


Clovis cruises on

CLOVIS - Take that, coronavirus. Though COVID-19 wiped out much of the annual Draggin' Main Festival, it couldn't stop people from cruising down Main Street literally - and Memory L... — Updated 6/27/2020


Aydan Everett trying for two in Kansas

Clovis already knows what Hesston, Kansas, is about to find out. Clovis High knows what it's like to have the services of Aydan Everett for both soccer and basketball, knows what a... — Updated 6/23/2020


New season, new worries

Back in the days of yore, as in 2019, all coaches had to worry about during preseason practices were Xs and Os, game strategy, players showing signs of melding into a cohesive... — Updated 6/20/2020


Portales council holds meeting in person

PORTALES - Of anything that happened at Tuesday night's regular Portales City Council meeting, perhaps the most significant was the sign of some kind of normal. After months of... — Updated 6/20/2020


Coronavirus delays new business

CLOVIS - The coronavirus, with all its dangers and restrictions, has even prevented people from being able to go out and enjoy a frosty cold one. Worse yet, in the case of... — Updated 6/20/2020


The cruise is on

CLOVIS - There will be a Draggin' Main celebration this year, but what kind of event will it be? Concerts and nostalgia are usually the main entrées. But this is a most unusual... — Updated 6/19/2020


Region sees second COVID-19 death

A Roosevelt County woman has died from complications related to COVID-19, state health officials announced Monday afternoon. And the virus numbers are spiking in several area counties, records show. Roosevelt General Hospital CEO... — Updated 6/16/2020


Portales holds peaceful protest

PORTALES - Though the wind wasn't too cooperative, a protest about the death of George Floyd otherwise came off smoothly and peacefully Thursday night in front of the Roosevelt... — Updated 6/13/2020


Volleyball coach returns to position

CLOVIS — For Darrel Ray, it’s back to the future. Ray is now both the former and present head coach of Clovis High’s varsity volleyball team. His program was the class of District 4-5A when he coached its varsity from... — Updated 6/13/2020


Protesters: 'Too much racism'

CLOVIS - The chants and the signs and the honking car horns will not magically bring George Floyd back to life. The purpose was to keep his memory alive. Hundreds of area residents... — Updated 6/12/2020


Same place, new start

PORTALES - Ruth Chavez knew when it was time to come home. Chavez, a Fort Sumner native, had been living in Portales since her college days spent at Eastern New Mexico University.... — Updated 6/9/2020


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