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Family: Shooting being investigated as suspicious

CLOVIS — Family members of a man found shot to death Tuesday morning in Clovis say the matter is being investigated as suspicious. Clovis police said officers responded at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of North Prince Street and encountered...

 

Legislators share their concerns, priorities

The New Mexico Legislature opens at noon Tuesday, but area lawmakers are already busy in the days leading up to the 30-day session. We queried area lawmakers on their concerns entering the session, which runs to noon Feb. 20. Phelps Anderson (R-Roswe...

 

King celebrated

CLOVIS - Students from all grades in Clovis spent weeks putting together art projects, essays and speeches in honor of one of the nation's most influential civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King,...

 

North-South teams chosen

Winning championships, even just having a chance to compete for them, is the ultimate reward for a team’s season and offseason of hard work. So are the all-star games that come during that offseason. Announced recently, local programs big and...

 

Portales girls get win at Trinity Christian

LUBBOCK — They never trailed all night, but things nonetheless came down to the wire on Tuesday for Portales High’s girls. PHS built a 12-point lead in the third quarter, but needed two free throws each from sophomores Teagan Faust and Kylyie Pad...

 

Trio to bring unique sound to Clovis

CLOVIS - Using their backgrounds in classical music to take a string-instrument spin on hit songs old and new, the musical trio Take3 will bring their unique sound to Clovis this week. It's part of...

 

Nonvarsity update - Jan. 19

Yucca seventh-grade boys split pair on road Yucca’s seventh-grade boys basketball team, thanks to a big third quarter, defeated Marshall 40-27 Monday night on the road. Johnny Saiz led a balanced effort with nine points, while Brayden Eldridge...

 

ENMU puts 143 on LSC honor roll

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University placed 143 athletes on the Lone Star Conference’s Commissioners Honor Roll for the fall semester, according to a release from the school. The list is announced by the LSC at the conclusion of each...

 

Tuesday prep roundup: Farwell girls romp

FARWELL — The Farwell Lady Blue put four players in double figures and posted a season scoring high on Tuesday in rolling past Bovina 86-55 in a District 3-2A girls matchup. Farwell (18-7, 2-0 district) built a 27-14 lead at the quarter and...

 

Roosevelt planning block grant hearings

PORTALES — Roosevelt County is planning four hearings for public input on potential Community Block Development Grant projects. The hearings are scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 13 at the commission room on the first floor of the...

 

Prep roundup: Sudan no match for Lady Blue

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS FARWELL — The Farwell Lady Blue held Sudan to 12 first-half points and went on to a 43-37 District 3-2A victory over the Hornettes on Friday night. Senior Karson Barnes led a balanced attack for Farwell (19-7, 3-0...

 

Billy the Kid film on Amazon Prime Video

ALBUQUERQUE — An independent film about Billy the Kid has made its way to living rooms across the world. “In Their Own Words, Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War” has been released on Amazon Prime Video, according to a release from...

 

Closures scheduled at rail crossings

Due to new rail installations, there will be various closures at BNSF rail crossings over the next three weeks, according to a release from RoadSafe Traffic Systems. Work began on Thursday and will run through Feb. 5. Signs will indicate detour...

 

Pages past - Jan. 19

On this date ... 1967: Eastern New Mexico University President Charles Meister was feuding with Gov. David Cargo over the proposed use of Walker Air Force Base facilities in Roswell. The base was scheduled to close and ENMU was making plans to open...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 19

Wednesday • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Thursday • Eastern New Mexico University Regents — 10 a.m., main conference room, Hilton...

 

Public record - Jan. 19

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Daniel Ray Prucey, 27, and Courtney Michelle Schmitt, 30, both of Clovis • Darnell Lashawn Lewis-Sayles, 25, of Clovis and Amber Danyell Cunningham, 24,...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 19

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: In conjunction with the city of Clovis Floodplain Management Program, the library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs including manuals for designing...

 

Curry to consider tax cut

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is considering a tax cut. “It’s a rare opportunity,” said Commission Vice Chairman Seth Martin. “More times than not they end up re-allocating funds to another program or use and I think this gives us...

 

Company donates to ENMU

PORTALES — NBCUniversal continues to give back to New Mexico, and Eastern New Mexico University is the latest beneficiary. The company purchased a studio in Albuquerque in 2019 and got involved in the state's Give Back program, a workforce...

 

Police really are the good guys most of the time

Occasionally, it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Recent allegations about local law enforcement officers stealing cash from criminal suspects is a good example. But as troubling as those incidents are, it’s encouraging to learn...

 

Hard to make a wager when you agree

I tried to make a wager with my friend for the 2020 Major League Baseball season and failed spectacularly. Turns out there’s no money to be won when your friend agrees with you. More on that non-wager later. Right now, everybody’s talking about b...

 

Impeachment bombshell just a dud

You’re excused if you didn’t hear about the latest impeachment “bombshell” that exploded in the media on Wednesday. Wednesday, after all, was a really crowded big-news day. It was the...

 

Murkowski measure promising opportunity for self-reliance

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, deserves to be commended for taking on the growing keep-it-in-the-ground sentiment that’s hampering mining on public lands. As head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Murkowski decided to address a...

 

Governor's budget highlights contrast

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently released her budget to be considered by the Legislature in the upcoming 30-day session. As expected, there is a lot of new spending thanks to the continued growth...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 19, 2020

Bernie Sanders a clear and present danger to public welfare

The most substantively outrageous presidential campaign in American history has some serious chance of success. Bernie Sanders is leading or near the top of most polls in the first two Democratic...

 

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