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One dead in dairy shooting

A Texico man was found shot to death Thursday afternoon at a Curry County dairy. One man is in custody and has been identified as the suspected shooter, Sheriff Wesley Waller said in a news release. Mairon Franco Rodriguez, 23, was found deceased... Full story


Clovis schools set good example for public entities

We don’t always agree with local public officials, especially those who favor back-room negotiations over transparency and “majority rules” over what’s right and just. That should come as no surprise as we’ve not been shy about sharing our...


Information can promote healing, increase awareness

CLOVIS — On Friday, our newspaper published audio recordings of 911 calls placed to Clovis Police dispatchers during the horrific shootings at our city library on Aug. 28. As one might expect, those calls were emotional and haunting. Readers... Full story


First responders prevented more Monday tears

The first call for help came from the Clovis-Carver Public Library at 4:13 p.m. on Monday. Twelve minutes later, ambulances were already making their way to Plains Regional Medical Center with injured shooting victims and the man police say was... Full story


It's never wrong to stand up for individual rights

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, and its predecessors, have been trying for decades to build a water pipeline from Ute Lake to the Clovis-Portales area. Millions of dollars have already been spent, millions more are needed, constructio...


Why, yes, Clovis: There are options for reducing taxes

City of Clovis officials have been warning us for years and they started the process on Thursday: Taxes are going up. Commissioners say they practically have no choice because of actions taken by the state in 2013 that have already reduced city...


Coach Roanhaus, warts and all, will be missed

Three things we will always remember about Eric Roanhaus: • The success of his Clovis High School football teams; • His, um, political incorrectness; • The loyalty that went both ways with his players. Roanhaus, 69, announced his “resignation...


Lodger's tax good example of unfair taxation

Travis Tritt is coming to Clovis and it’s going to be great, right? He’s a member of a “Country Club,” you know, and if “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” he can run into “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” A lot of us love his music and it’s great to...


University's false alarms need to stop

PORTALES — Oops. Somebody accidentally pushed a button Wednesday morning and cops swarmed around the Student Academic Services building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. At the same time, students, faculty and staff were instructed...


Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake...


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