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Terry named Don Hansen All-American

BBROOKFIELD, Ill. — Eastern New Mexico running back Paul Terry moved one spot up Monday as he was named a repeat selection to the Don Hansen All-American team. Terry, a second-team selection last year, was elevated to the first team this year...

 

Prep roundup: CCS girls get home win, Grady splits

CLOVIS — Juniors Lola DeGroot and Makayla Robinson combined for 32 points and Clovis Christian’s girls overcame an early 12-point deficit on Monday to edge the Portales junior varsity 49-46 at the CCS gym. DeGroot scored seven of her game-high...

 

Rally planned to protest 'red flag' laws

PORTALES — A Second Amendment rally is planned Thursday morning to protest potential state legislation on “red flag” laws. The rally is set for 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Sheriff Malin Parker said the sheriff’s office is not...

 

Police continue search for shooter

CLOVIS — Law enforcement is continuing to search for a man accused of a Saturday morning shooting. A warrant was issued Saturday for Dyonjai Jones, 22, on charges of assault with intent to commit a violent felony and aggravated battery. The...

 

Juvenile detention center may close

CLOVIS - Curry County may decide to close the doors of its juvenile detention center this year, which would leave only five JDTs in the state, the closest then located in Lea County. Curry County...

 

Roosevelt earns audit award

PORTALES — Roosevelt County had a clean audit for Fiscal Year 2018, scoring the county a second Audit Accountability Award from New Mexico Counties organization and the New Mexico state auditor this year. The county had zero findings in its FY2018...

 

U.S. Census to hold job fair

PORTALES — The U.S. Census will hold a job fair today at the Memorial Building in Portales. The fair is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a flyer for the event notes the Census will be hiring through March. Information: 2020c...

 

Portales MVD office moving

PORTALES — Beginning Monday, the Portales office of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division will be located at 1601 S. Ave. D, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Revenue and Taxation. Tuesday was the final day of operations at...

 

Clovis' Cabeldue commits to Kansas

XLOVIS — Bryce Cabeldue couldn’t believe the first time a Division I college was interested in him as a football player, and it’s been the same every time another scholarship offer came the Clov...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 29

Friday • Community Development Block Grant application public hearings — Noon and 5:30 p.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Public hearing to report on past CDBG activities and receive public input on...

 

Candidate Q&As: Municipal judge

Vicki Kelley has spent the last year as municipal judge, appointed to fill the void left by the retirement of Judge Jan Garrett. Now she wants to be elected to the position. Kelley isn’t alone in the running however, with Paul Nelson also throwing...

 

Clovis girls swimmers first, boys second

HOBBS — “Excellent, excellent.” That was how Clovis swim coach Gordy Westerberg described his boys and girls teams’ performances at last weekend’s Hobbs Invite. And for good reason. The girls finished first, the boys second, among seven...

 

Dawson: Bryant news devastating

Sunday morning, Kobe Bryant awoke to his last day on Earth. A few hours later, the Earth shook — reverberated actually — at the news that Bryant had died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna and seven others. Bryant, who played...

 

Business digest - Jan. 29

Some producers could get funding LAS CRUCES — Specialty crop producers may be eligible for federal funding, and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture is holding two workshops to assist growers and processors with the Specialty Crop Block Grant...

 

More info needed before giving raises

You can predict it like a Valley shower following a thunderstorm forming over the Jemez Mountains. When there’s a state budget surplus, teacher unions come begging for more money for teacher salaries. While they’re long on sob stories and...

 

Texico boys rout Logan

TEXICO — Texico’s boys basketball team has at times this season pulled mid-game disappearing acts. Fortunately for the Wolverines on Saturday night, they reappeared in plenty of time to rout...

 

Being forced to help not helping

I want you to hunger for liberty; to crave the freedom to do everything you have a right to do, even if you choose to not do it all. I want you to want liberty as much as I want it. I also want you to...

 

Watching political generation gap

In 1970, President Richard Nixon invited Johnny Cash to the White House. Nixon asked the country music star to sing “Welfare Cadillac,” a parody about a shiftless man who took his government checks to buy a luxurious car, and “Okie from...

 

Lusk drops out of race

CLOVIS — While citizens of District 4 will see two names on the ballot this year when they go to vote for a representative on the Clovis City Commission, Chris Bryant is the only one in the running as of Monday. Bryant’s sole opponent, Rodney...

 

Jail log - Jan. 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Ruben Hernandez, 33, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, battery • Samantha Calderon, 29, receiving stolen property • Jeremy Banning, 20, aggravated assault upon...

 

Lady Longhorns grab victory

TEXICO — For Logan’s girls basketball team, Saturday night’s game at Texico High School represented another in a series of games, another step, that the Lady Longhorns hope leads them to a...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 29

Today • Preschool storytime “Share a Little Kindness” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 • Roosevelt County 2020 Census Job Fair — 3-6 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Por...

 

Thinking big with HGTV Home Town contest

If you could make any changes to Portales, what pops into your mind? Maybe a movie theater in one of our empty buildings? A gazebo in City Park or on the courthouse square? A repurposing of the old Sa...

 

Hounds aim to shock LSC

PORTALES — Of this Friday’s Eastern New Mexico baseball season opener one could say, “ENMU Greyhounds, come on down!” After all, the Hounds are going to find out this season if the Price is ri...

 

1970: Year of the woman in politics

Their names are long forgotten, at least in Clovis' political circles. But they laid the groundwork for other women to become active in city government. Phyllis Wood, Tommy L. Turner and Lela Bainum...

 

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