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Former Wildcats make mark on college gridiron

Even though the Clovis High football season ended more than a month ago, it was quite a weekend for Wildcat alumni as one claimed a bowl game MVP award and another will head to a national title game. In Arkansas, 2016 Clovis grad... — Updated 12/7/2021


Tatum boys upend Melrose

MELROSE — Suffice it to say, the Melrose Buffaloes have set a pretty high standard in recent years. With their quarterfinal win over Floyd in Thursday’s season opener in the Buffs’ American Heritage Bank tournament... — Updated 12/7/2021


Clovis swim teams sweep home meet

CLOVIS - Clovis High's swimming teams continued their winning ways on Saturday at Clovis Aquatic Center, taking both titles in the Clovis Invite. The boys cruised to first place... — Updated 12/7/2021


Girls wrestling fourth in debut at Cavern City Invite

CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s first-year wrestling programs got a look at some of the competition they’re likely to see throughout the season in Saturday’s Cavern City Invite. The Lady Wildcats, competing for the first time,... — Updated 12/7/2021


Eleven locals named to all-state volleyball teams

A total of 11 athletes from Curry and Roosevelt counties were selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-state team, including five first-team selections. The teams for all five classifications were selected by... — Updated 12/7/2021


Bovina girls grab three at Adrian

ADRIAN, Texas — Bovina’s girls completed a sweep of a four-team, weekend round-robin event on Saturday with a 47-20 victory over Groom. The Fillies (7-2) won twice on Friday, edging Amarillo-based San Jacinto Christian Academy... — Updated 12/7/2021


Mayfield remains in title hunt

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Halfway through the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Clovis' Shad Mayfield is not in the driver's seat. But he's certainly in striking distance of defending his... — Updated 12/7/2021


Tumbleweeds roll across region

The Sunday night wind storm has created a "tumbleweed nightmare" across much of the region, according to a news release from Roosevelt County. "Many of the roads throughout... — Updated 12/6/2021 Full story


Dora rides Masini's 31-point, 29-rebound effort to victory

DORA — Junior Steven Masini put his Dora boys teammates on his back Thursday — especially in the second half. Masini scored 25 of his personal-best 31 points over the final two cantos as the Coyotes rallied from a nine-point ha... — Updated 12/4/2021


Last-second 3 lifts Mules to season-opening win

MULESHOE — It was quite the spectacular way for the Muleshoe boys to open their 2020-21 season. Junior Irvin Torres nailed a 3-point shot from just inside halfcourt at the final buzzer, giving the Mules a 65-62 victory over... — Updated 12/4/2021


Lady Blue topples 6A Odessa High

LUBBOCK — Farwell’s girls proved on Friday that they don’t mind playing up a few notches in classification. The Class 2A Lady Blue put together a 41-point second half, erasing a 10-point deficit, and posted a 62-57 victory... — Updated 12/4/2021


Levelland hands Lady Rams first loss of season

DENVER CITY — It took three games for the Portales Lady Rams to really be tested, and they certainly got that on Friday night from Levelland. Five-foot-4 senior guard Emma Kent nailed a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 21 poi... — Updated 12/4/2021


Lady Cats prevail over pair of foes

SANDIA PARK - Friday's game against East Mountain got off to a rough start, but it was smooth sailing from there for Clovis High's girls. Coach Jeff Reed said the Lady Wildcats... — Updated 12/4/2021


Site hosting district info

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Secretary of State’s website is hosting a clearinghouse of voting district information as the New Mexico Legislature begins a special session on Monday to redraw district lines for Congressional, New M... — Updated 12/4/2021


Thornton work still ongoing

CLOVIS — Weather permitting, the city of Clovis is hopeful to have Thornton Street work complete in connection with its effluent water pipeline project. City Manager Justin Howalt said the city had initially hoped to finish the... — Updated 12/4/2021


Health order requires boosters for some

SANTA FE — An amended emergency public health order issued Thursday by the state of New Mexico will require many workers vaccinated against COVID-19 to receive a booster shot when eligible. The move comes following a recommendati... — Updated 12/4/2021


Mayfield second at national finals

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - On his second night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Shad Mayfield lived up to his "Money" nickname. Mayfield, the defending tie-down roping world... — Updated 12/4/2021


Hounds gain weekend split, stun Bison

CANYON, Texas — Finally, Eastern New Mexico University’s men showed they can play defense. Facing a team ranked 24th nationally in one Division II poll, the Greyhounds held Oklahoma Baptist in check for the most part in... — Updated 11/30/2021


Virus numbers in area favorable

SANTA FE — In one of its larger reports, the New Mexico Department of Health reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday. The report, however, included five days of reports with the Thanksgiving holiday, compared... — Updated 11/30/2021


State confirms more than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health confirmed 1,409 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 17 in Curry County and 20 in Roosevelt County. The cases pushed the state to 308,091 cases since the start of the pandemic... — Updated 11/27/2021


Steers, Lady Blue roll past Ropes

FARWELL — Farwell’s basketball teams cruised to victory on Monday night against Smyer, the boys winning 72-44 while the girls rolled to a 62-39 triumph. Playing their third game in four days, the Steers (3-0) put four players... — Updated 11/27/2021


CHS wrestlers go 1-2 in first competition

HEREFORD — Clovis High’s boys were able to kick off their inaugural wrestling season on Monday. The girls will have to wait a while. CHS went 1-2 in a quad round-robin hosted by Hereford, losing to the Whitefaces 51-30 and to... — Updated 11/27/2021


Lady Cats drop opener at Cleveland

RIO RANCHO — Jeff Reed had mixed feelings about the Clovis High girls’ season opener on Tuesday night. The Lady Wildcats got off to a nice start and hung tough through three quarters, then tied the contest with the first four... — Updated 11/27/2021


We're thankful for ...

Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked readers on our Facebook page what had them thankful this year. Most were simple, some were elaborate, but all had something worth sharing. Here’s a sampling of local thanks: Dave... — Updated 11/23/2021


No injuries in Monday afternoon house fire

CLOVIS — No injuries were reported in a Monday afternoon house fire, according to the Clovis Fire Department. The CFD received a call at 3:44 p.m. for the fire at 900 Collins, with Battalion Chief John Bradley telling The News... — Updated 11/23/2021


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