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Cannon airman to be awarded Silver Star

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — An airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base will be awarded the Silver Star on Friday morning for his actions while serving in Afghanistan. The award for Tech Sgt. Cody Smith of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron is the nati...

 

Clovis wins Hobbs meet, qualifies six more

HOBBS — Swim season moved forward, sweeping Clovis from Lubbock a week earlier to the Tori Invitational in Hobbs this past Saturday. And both Clovis teams came away with impressive achievements. The Lady Wildcats won the meet, notching six new...

 

Parkland Baptist Church to host Thanksgiving dinner

CLOVIS — For those who might need a helping hand during the holiday season, Parkland Baptist Church has been hard at work on Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Parkland Baptist collects donations every year to provide dinner boxes...

 

Clovis to consider capital outlay requests

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will get a tour of the city’s new website and consider capital outlay requests for the upcoming New Mexico legislative session. The meeting, set for 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver...

 

Portales man gets 16 years in shooting death

PORTALES — A 36-year-old Portales man on Monday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the 2018 shooting death of Erika Zamorano. Gerardo Marquez was found guilty of second-degree murder on Sept. 27. According to a news release from District Attor...

 

Water authority to discuss its financial status

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will discuss its financial status and decide on a pair of easement agreements when it meets Thursday afternoon. The authority is also slated to discuss the possibility of additional...

 

Portales bids farewell to fire chief

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will bid farewell to Fire Chief Gary Nuckols while welcoming newly appointed Chief Timothy J. Cathey to the post during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. “It’s bittersweet, but I’m very happy to be...

 

Clovis FFA team finishes in top 10

CLOVIS — A team of Clovis High and CHS Freshman Academy students made their way to a top-10 national finish during the Future Farmers of American national competition. Junior Grant Palla, sophomores Cara McWilliams and Robert Gage Myers and...

 

Curry to hear water presentation

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will hear plenty about water and financial obligations when it meets Tuesday morning. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority Chair David Lansford is scheduled to give a presentation on...

 

CCC to look again at residence renovations

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will take a second look at renovations to its presidential residence in a special meeting Wednesday morning. On Nov. 6, trustees tabled a request for renovations at the residence on 1621 E....

 

NM Department of Health investigating 20 vaping cases

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 20 cases of individuals who were hospitalized with lung illness after using e-cigarettes or “vaping,” according to a release from the state. The cases originate in eight different...

 

Roosevelt to further discuss windmills

PORTALES — The collection of windmills at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds remain an ongoing issue for the county, with county commissioners taking time during their regular meeting Tuesday to further discuss what to do with them. Many of the...

 

Clovis schools to consider STEM curriculum

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider introduction of a STEM curriculum for its middle schools when it meets Tuesday evening. The STEM field includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The curriculum...

 

ENMU regents grant permission to refinance loan

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met for approximately 30 minutes Friday morning, granting permission to the owners of the San Juan and Sierra Vista housing communities to refinance a loan on the properties. The...

 

ENMU men stay close to Miners

El PASO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team dropped its third and final exhibition game against Division I competition this season on Friday night, falling to Texas-El Paso 71-57. The Greyhounds, who lost in earlier...

 

ENMU teams add 18 prospects

PORTALES — The women’s soccer season has concluded, the volleyball season is nearly there and the baseball season still hasn’t started at Eastern New Mexico University. Still, it’s not too early to start thinking of next year, and 18...

 

Dalton named top goalkeeper in LSC

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS PORTALES — Led by junior goalkeeper Ross Dalton, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team put five players on All-Lone Star Conference squads announced by the league on Thursday. ENMU finished the season...

 

ENMU women off to hot start

PORTALES — Hope springs eternal in mid-autumn for every basketball team everywhere — pro, college or high school. For the Eastern New Mexico women’s team, there’s more than hope. The Greyhounds have legitimate reason for optimism. They were a...

 

Steers ousted by McCamey

LAMESA, Texas — The season came to an all-too-early end for the Farwell Steers on Friday night in the first round of the Texas Class 2A Division II playoffs. McCamey used an early safety and touchdown for a 10-point lead and the Badgers went on to...

 

UTPB sweeps Greyhounds

ODESSA, Texas — Texas-Permian Basin took control late in the second set and went on to a 25-20, 25-16, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday. The Greyhounds (4-21, 2-15 LSC) was slated to finish...

 

Texico, Melrose reach title matches

RIO RANCHO — Championship Saturday saw a flurry of activity at the New Mexico State volleyball tournament, but plenty of familiar faces in the final matches. Texico and Melrose both made their way back into their respective state title games ...

 

Texico pulls six-peat in 2A, Melrose upset in 1A

RIO RANCHO — The Texico Wolverines hadn’t lost a set at the Class 2A state tournament heading into Saturday’s championship against a Mescalero Apache team they’d already swept. The Melrose Buffaloes hadn’t lost a set in the Class 1A...

 

Portales man receives 16-year prison sentence for slaying

PORTALES - A 36-year-old Portales man on Monday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the 2018 shooting death of Erika Zamorano. Gerardo Marquez was found guilty of second-degree murder on Sept.... Full story

 

CHS band second at regional competition

The Clovis High School marching band finished second in the Bands of America regional competition last weekend. CHS was one of five state champions competing in the event at St. George, Utah. Clovis was second only to the Utah state champion in the...

 

Shooting suspect remains in custody

CLOVIS — Johnny Rae Vigil, 26, remains in custody without bond on a murder charge following a Thursday night shooting at a home on North Lea Street. Court records show a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Nov. 21. Vigil does not have...

 

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