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Ballots out to Texico voters in mill levy election

TEXICO — Ballots have been mailed to registered voters of the Texico Municipal School District for the district’s upcoming bond and SB-9 mill levy election. According to a pamphlet prepared by the district, the revenue from the proposed $2 millio...

 

Clovis closing intersection

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is closing the intersection of 14th and Sycamore streets to westbound traffic for at least two weeks, effective 10 a.m. Monday. The closure is for J&H Services of Albuquerque to install pipe for the city’s effluent...

 

School board to consider alternative education proposals

CLOVIS — Two alternative education proposals will come back in front of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education for approval at Tuesday’s meeting. At the board’s Dec. 18 meeting, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Joe Strickland gave...

 

ENMU board of regents cleans up routine business

SANTA FE — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents took care of a routine annual item during its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday in Santa Fe. Jeff Elwell, president of ENMU-Portales and chancellor of the three-college system,...

 

Portales council to consider joint powers agreement with county

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will consider whether or not to terminate a joint powers agreement with Roosevelt County during Tuesday’s meeting. Portales City Manager Sammy Standefer said currently the Portales Police Department is housed...

 

Indoor track begins

LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico junior Ivar Moinat got a hot start to what is a short indoor track and field season, breaking two school records and helping break a third at the Red Raider Invitational at Texas Tech University. Moinat finished second...

 

Sports: In brief

ENMU puts 144 on LSC honor roll Eastern New Mexico University finished tied for second with 144 athletes honored on the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In all, the LSC announced 1,237 student-athletes for the fall 2018 semester....

 

Commissioners to consider pending legislation

CLOVIS — In its first meeting since the New Mexico Legislature opened Tuesday morning, the Clovis City Commission will take a stand on various pending legislation at its Thursday meeting. Up for consideration at the 5:15 p.m. meeting at the...

 

No injuries in pair of fires

CLOVIS — Local crews battled a pair of fires Monday afternoon, with no injuries reported at either. Units from Clovis, Melrose, Texico and Cannon Air Force Base took a little more than an hour to knock out a brush fire near the intersection of...

 

Interim pipeline groundbreaking scheduled

CLOVIS — Dust off the golden shovels: a groundbreaking for a phase of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority’s interim pipeline is scheduled for late next month, with details to be discussed in the board’s regular meeting Thursday...

 

Wildcats survive foul trouble, top Santa Fe

CLOVIS — In most of its games this season, Clovis’ boys basketball team has had more opponents than just the one it was facing on a given night. The Wildcats have also battled injury after injury. Saturday night against Santa Fe, they battled...

 

Roosevelt requests investigation assistance

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker this weekend requested assistance from New Mexico State Police on an internal investigation into a report of cash missing from the county evidence room, according to a news release. Once an employee...

 

ENMU basketball capsules - Jan. 16

Women Thursday Tarleton State (10-4, 3-3 LSC) at Eastern New Mexico (10-4, 5-1 LSC) 5:30 p.m., Greyhound Arena Last time out: Tarleton State had a fairly easy time of it last Thursday when hosting...

 

Three Hounds named to Hansen regional team

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico junior Paul Terry, who led the Greyhounds in rushing last season, received first-team honors on the Don Hansen All-Super Region Four Team on Tuesday. Terry was joined by offensive guard Mister Birdo and kicker Tyler...

 

ENMU women drop to eighth in regional poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Following a split in their Lone Star Conference games last week, Eastern New Mexico University’s women dropped one slot to eighth in the D2SIDA South Central Regional poll, released Monday by the College Sports...

 

United Way to continue TEFAP food distributions

PORTALES — The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will continue with local TEFAP, or The Emergency Food Assistance Program, food distributions in 2019, with the first scheduled for Saturday at Central Christian Church in Portales, 1528 S. Main....

 

Rams go 3-0 in Shootout, top Lubbock Christian

PORTALES - Lubbock Christian had plenty of star power in Saturday night's finale of the Portales Shootout. The host Rams had plenty of balance. The latter won out, as the Rams pulled away in the...

 

Carlsbad survives Potales girls

PORTALES — Carsyn Boswell had 23 points, and the Carlsbad Cavegirls controlled the fourth quarter in a 45-33 win Saturday night to close out a 3-0 run in the Portales Shootout. Kaliyah Montoya...

 

Medical events stall trials

CLOVIS — The wheels of justice can turn slowly. Two jury trials were continued last week due to medical events; a two-day trial scheduled to start Thursday was canceled after defendant Shannon Jackson’s counsel “was taken to the Emergency Room...

 

Plea conference for former guard delayed

CLOVIS — A plea conference last week for the former jail guard charged with assisting the escape last summer of three inmates has been delayed. The case was pushed to later this month due to a scheduling issue with her defense attorney. Sarina...

 

Shooting charges dismissed for now

CLOVIS — Charges filed last year in connection with a shooting that hospitalized a Clovis man have been dismissed pending further investigation. But officials last week said they “very likely could” be refiled. Ruben Lopez, 23, was charged...

 

Environment Department provides contamination fact sheet

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Environment Department has provided a fact sheet about groundwater contamination surrounding Cannon Air Force Base, but the update provides little new information. The...

 

Portales board to recognize teachers

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will move to a larger venue for Monday’s meeting, which will be held in the junior high school cafeteria. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the change of location was made to account...

 

Police make second arrest in car thefts

CLOVIS — Discussing past or current crimes on a jail telephone may seem like an obvious no-no, but that may not be the case for everyone. Police on Tuesday made a second arrest in as many weeks in connection with an investigation of car thefts...

 

EPAC non-semifinal Friday rounup

PORTALES — Morgan Berumen had 20 points to lead three Eagles in double figures, as Vaughn escaped the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament with a 58-56 victory Friday at Greyhound Arena. Matthew Nelson added 14 and Lawrence Salazar 10 on...

 

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