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Clovis to mull disaster declaration

CLOVIS - The city of Clovis still has no idea just how much damage it incurred during last Wednesday's high winds. But it's applying for state and federal reimbursement of some of those repair costs....

 

Country musician to perform

CLOVIS — A rising “red dirt” country musician makes his debut in the Land of Enchantment with a concert this weekend in Clovis. Hayden Haddock, 19, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University during the week and a rustic-roots singer-songwriter by...

 

Curry to consider road closure

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is expected to consider the closure of 2.28 miles of Curry Road 6 during Tuesday’s meeting. Road viewers who met Wednesday recommended the road be closed and a yield sign be placed at the intersection of CR 5...

 

Roosevelt set to discuss financial matters

PORTALES — A trio of financial matters make up most of the agenda for Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, with the commission expected to hold a board finance meeting with Treasurer Layle Sanchez before providing her direction...

 

Portales loan agreement to go before council

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ annual loan agreement with the National Museum of the Air Force will go before the city council at Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the city has hosted the F-111 jet displayed just north of...

 

Clovis school board to talk changing calendar

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss moving from a 260-day calendar to a 238-day calendar for 12-month employees. Superintendent Jody Balch said the change would not affect any employee salaries, it...

 

Melrose back in 1A boys title game

RIO RANCHO — The Melrose Buffaloes are back to defend their Class 1A crown. A familiar foe is waiting for them. A 6 p.m. Saturday matchup against Fort Sumner awaits Melrose following its 58-45 victory over top-seeded Quemado Thursday at the Santa...

 

Foxes reach 1A title game

RIO RANCHO — Noah Maxwell had 17 points, and the Fort Sumner Foxes pulled away in the second half to top Maxwell 47-37 Thursday at Santa Ana Star Center to return to the state title round. Jude Segura added 15 for the Foxes (23-8), who will face e...

 

Portales girls fall to top seed Kirtland Central

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales coach Wade Fraze always tells his players that once you reach the state basketball tournament, the seed is just a number. It doesn’t find open players, it doesn’t pull down rebounds, it doesn’t make free throws. But...

 

Garrett retiring as municipal judge

CLOVIS — After 17 years of serving as Clovis’ municipal judge, Jan Garrett is retiring. Garrett’s final day will be April 4. “In the 17 years I have served as judge, I have had nothing but support from the administration and the...

 

United Way seeking volunteer nominations

CLOVIS — The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking nominations for its Patricia Bazar Community Volunteer of the Year Award, accoding to a press release from the United Way. The award was created to honor individuals who broadly volunteer...

 

DA meeting again delayed

SANTA FE — A meeting of district attorneys to review Clovis’ officer-involved deadly force incident from October was once again postponed, this time from March 7 to Thursday. 10th Judicial District Attorney Rick Tedrow told The News on Tuesday...

 

ENMU's Moinat finishes seventh in 800 final

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Eastern New Mexico junior Ivar Moinat finished seventh in Division II Saturday, running the championship heat of the 800-meter at 1:51.25. Moinat’s race, which compiled two points for the men’s track team, concluded the...

 

Severe winds in forecast

CLOVIS — Be ready, eastern New Mexico. The wind is coming. The city of Clovis issued an advisory Tuesday of what it calls a “highly complex and potentially historic storm system that will impact New Mexico for the next 36-48 hours.” The...

 

Texico boys reach 2A semifinals

RIO RANCHO — Wednesday wasn’t easy for the Texico Wolverines. But then again, neither is the Class 2A bracket. “There are 11 pretty good teams in our classification,” Texico coach Ty Thatcher said after the Wolverines posted a 69-58 win...

 

Melrose tops Logan in 1A quarterfinals

BERNALILLO — Senior guard Tristan Sena had 26 points, and the Melrose Buffaloes punched their ticket to the Class 1A semifinals Wednesday with a 77-69 victory over Logan at Bernalillo High School. Devon Bailey added 21 and Dylan Valentine 10 for...

 

Melrose cruises into 1A girls semifinals

BERNALILLO — If the Class 1A bracket is any more difficult in 2019 with New Mexico consolidating six classes into five, nobody’s told the Melrose Buffaloes. The 1A runnerup for the last two seasons remained on cruise control as the top seed,...

 

Foxes cruise in second half over Roadrunners

BERNALILLO — Last season’s Class 2A champion is two wins away from pulling the same feat in this year’s Class 1A bracket. Noah Maxwell led all scorers with 19 points, and second-seeded Fort Sumner dominated the second half for a 69-36 victory...

 

Melrose crushes Cliff in 1A girls semifinals

RIO RANCHO — The most mind-numbing thing about the Melrose girls’ 65-33 win in the Class 1A semifinals Thursday might be that it’s the closest anybody’s come to the Buffaloes so far in the bracket. There wasn’t much doubt following a 20-4...

 

Special food distribution to be held Saturday

PORTALES — A special food distribution by The Emergency Food Assistance Program will be held Saturday morning at Central Christian Church, 1528 S. Main. The program is open to qualified individuals in the Portales area not being served through any...

 

Portales ballots set to be mailed

PORTALES — Ballots for next month’s special election in Portales regarding the city’s use of Local Economic Development Act funds will be mailed to registered voters on Monday. Voters will be asked to consider whether retail businesses,...

 

14 graduate at Wayland

CLOVIS - Wayland Baptist University-Clovis celebrated the academic accomplishments of 14 students during Friday's graduation ceremony at Central Baptist Church. Executive Director Gary Mitchell said...

 

Center planning public forum

PORTALES — The Portales Community Services Center is planning a public forum for citizens of Portales and Roosevelt County to get input on how to best serve residents. The forum will be 1:15 p.m. March 28 at the CSC’s senior meal site....

 

Boys first round: Melrose, Texico advance

TEXICO — Senior swingman Skyler Davis scored 10 of his team-high 22 points in the third quarter, 16 in the second half overall, and helped Texico beat Menaul 63-50 to open the Class 2A tournament...

 

Greyhound women make Division II hoops tournament

PORTALES — For the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team, Sunday night’s viewing party at Greyhound Arena had to feel like waiting for Christmas Day, as region after region found out its Di...

 

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