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Women improve to 2-0; men fall to 0-2

PORTALES — In Friday’s season opener, the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team led for most of the last three quarters. Saturday was quite a different story for the Greyhounds, who had to...

 

ENMU's Lewis named LSC's top defender of week

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico sophomore Alivia Lewis is the Lone Star Conference’s women’s basketball defensive player of the week, according to a release from the league office. Lewis...

 

CHS swimming teams open at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — One meet into the prep swimming season, the Clovis High swim teams have a pretty good jump on qualifying for the state championship meet. In all, seven Wildcat swimmers registered nine...

 

City to consider police pay raise

CLOVIS — City commissioners will consider approval of updated working terms with the Clovis Police Department, including a small pay increase, when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The agreemen...

 

Four in running for Little Miss Merry Christmas

PORTALES — Four girls — ages 5-10 — are vying for the 2018 Little Miss Merry Christmas title sponsored by the Ambassadors of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. As a part of Portales’ holiday tradition, the contest raises funds for the...

 

Father's conviction follows son's

CLOVIS — A 61-year old Clovis man was sentenced last week to nine years in prison for a sex crime committed four years earlier on a child in his care, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. Domingo Bolanos was...

 

Man gets 18 years on drug charges

CLOVIS — With an enhancement for prior felonies, a judge last week sentenced Aaron Clark to 18 years in prison for his convictions in September on third-degree felony child abuse, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence....

 

Juvenile faces burglary charges

CLOVIS — Police on Thursday arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with multiple commercial burglaries, according to a news release. Detectives identified the 17-year old male suspect from business surveillance images and last week executed a...

 

City temporarily closing lane on Hull overpass

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis plans to close the outside north-bound lane on the south side of the Hull Street overpass on Thursday. A city news release said the lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that test sites can be drilled for the...

 

Farwell streak hits nine

FARWELL — To say Farwell’s football team will go rolling into the state playoffs might be understating it. Try steamrolling. The area’s last team still playing regular-season games ended its regular season with a 42-8 road rout of Texas 2A Regi...

 

Greyhounds drop men's basketball opener

ALBUQUERQUE — Michael Ranson and Riley Farris hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, and the Fort Lewis Skyhawks got a balanced effort to upend Eastern New Mexico 82-74 Friday night to open the New Mexico Classic. Keven...

 

Eastern soph lands spot

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico sophomore Jasmine Gannon pulled a pair of Lone Star Conference volleyball awards, announced Wednesday night at the conference postseason banquet. Gannon, an outside hitter from Texico High School, was...

 

Clovis boys fall to Cleveland in semis

It was fun while it lasted. And boy, did it last a while. The Clovis High boys soccer team had its magical season ended Thursday, but it took the No. 1 team in 5A, the No. 1 team on Maxpreps, to do the job. That team, Cleveland High out of Rio...

 

CoSIDA honors Caro

PORTALES — Graduate student Kaitlyn Caro, who scored two goals for the Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team, was named a first-teamer on the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District regional team, according to a school release. Caro is...

 

Water contamination town hall set

CLOVIS — A town hall with officials and experts regarding the recent water contamination from Cannon Air Force Base is scheduled for Friday evening in Clovis, according to a news release Tuesday. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Anne...

 

College basketball: Women hope to continue upward trend

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s women’s basketball team is getting an early dose of the friendly confines of Greyhound Arena, with its four-game LSC/RMAC Challenge tournament Friday and...

 

Vander Dussen new judge; Zamora unofficial state rep winner

Republican Janemarie Vander Dussen is Curry County's new magistrate court judge. And eastern New Mexico may have a new state representative in Republican Martin Zamora. Vander Dussen received almost 53 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Nicole Ro...

 

Rams survive Lovington, advance in 4-4A tournament

PORTALES —  It wasn’t easy, but the Portales Rams are moving on in the District 4-4A volleyball tournament. Taylee Rippee had 14 kills to lead three Rams in double figures, and Portales (8-13)...

 

New Red Cross group established for Curry, Roosevelt

After a year-and-a-half absence, a new group of Red Cross volunteers has been established for Curry and Roosevelt Counties. Team Captain Sam Bernal said since February the Red Cross has responded to five fires in the area and provided assistance in...

 

Water board to meet on pipeline additions

CLOVIS — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will convene Monday morning in a special meeting to approve final additions to an interim pipeline construction project that members signed off on last week. ENMWUA on Thursday...

 

One arrested for school threats

PORTALES — Portales police on Friday morning arrested a person threatening “an unknown school in Portales” the night before, according to a news release from Portales Municipal Schools Superintendent Johnnie Cain. Police “determined the...

 

Man convicted in assault of Clovis woman

CLOVIS — An Albuquerque man was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a Clovis woman during a house visit last year as a door-to-door vacuum salesman. Brandon Barron, 29, faces up to three years in prison, according to a news release from the...

 

Man gets 20 years in domestic violence shooting

CLOVIS — A man convicted of a domestic violence shooting last year in Clovis was sentenced Wednesday to more than 20 years in prison. Joshua Martinez, 34, of Clovis, was convicted Oct. 10 of third-degree felony aggravated battery on a household...

 

Health care open enrollment rolling

It’s that time of year again for New Mexico residents looking to purchase health insurance coverage through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, also known as beWellnm, for the upcoming year. Open enrollment began on Thursday and will run...

 

Council expected to reject bids

PORTALES — The Portales City Council is expected to vote to reject the bids it received to build a new fire station when it meets Tuesday. City Manager Sammy Standefer said all of the bids came in over budget — by 10 percent according to the...

 

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