Articles from the February 6, 2019 edition

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 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 6, 2019

Hounds' homecoming

The college basketball season has marched into February, meaning the remaining games are getting scarcer - and more important. This week, both Eastern New Mexico basketball teams have crucial Lone...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 6, 2019

Jury finds daycare workers guilty

PORTALES — Daycare workers who admitted to leaving two toddlers in a hot car in July 2017 were found guilty Tuesday of charges that could send them to prison for up to 36 years. Mary and Sandi... Full story

 

ENMU breaks records

LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico’s track and field team broke two more program records during the second and final day of competition at the Texas Tech Open on Saturday. Senior sprinter and middle distance runner Ivar Moinat continued his tear on...

 

Eastern softball team off to decent start

RIO RANCHO — Call it a reasonably good opening weekend for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team and its new head coach Kara Zeiter. The Greyhounds emerged from it with a .500 record and that’s better than it could’ve gone. Eastern...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Logan boys dash Bronchos' upset hopes

GRADY — The Bronchos had an upset brewing because of their strategy, but the state-ranked Logan boys basketball team fended it off Thursday during a 70-60 district victory. Logan (16-4 overall, 3-0 in district and ranked fifth in Class 1A)...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 6, 2019

Rivalry reboot welcome

CLOVIS — Clovis-Hobbs is kind of a legendary hyphenated term around here. The rivalry between schools goes back a way to packed bleachers and gyms of decades past. When ‘Hawbs’ came to town, people flocked to Leon Williams Stadium or to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Logan girls coast past Lady Bronchos

GRADY — The state-ranked Logan girls basketball team jumped to a 16-point lead early and cruised to a 70-33 district victory Thursday over a rebuilding Grady/San Jon/House team. Harlie Roach’s 16 points led the Lady Longhorns’ balanced attack,...

 

ENMU women hold at 6th in poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —Following a Lone Star Conference split last week, the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team stayed in sixth placed in the D2SIDA South Central Regional Poll on Monday. The Greyhounds (14-6), who defeated Cameron...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 6, 2019

Another rematch for Texico boys

SANTA ROSA — For Texico’s boys basketball team, it’s a week book-ended by rematches. Last Saturday the Wolverines visited Santa Rosa, the team they beat to win last year’s District 5-3A championship. This Saturday beginning at 5 p.m., the...

 

A look back at 1969 - and the Miller era

Fifty years ago - in the early spring of 1969 - Jackie Cooper Ingle was a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, an elementary education major from Kenna who happened to be an avid...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 6

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Chinese New Year” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-39...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 6

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • Roosevelt County Commission special meeting — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 6, 2019

Teacher shortage affecting region

Across the state of New Mexico and the entire country, several factors have brought down the number of high school and college students looking to enter the field of education. It’s created a nationwide teacher shortage that is affecting local scho...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 6, 2019

School board sets hiring timeline

CLOVIS - The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will select the district's next superintendent on April 16, according to a timeline approved at Monday's special meeting. The board met for 40...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 6, 2019

Clovis Christian superintendent leaving

CLOVIS — You can add Clovis Christian Schools to the list of area schools that will have a new superintendent when students return to class in the fall. Superintendent Ladona Clayton confirmed to The News on Monday that she will be leaving the...

 

Books still prizes at Cameo Elementary

Dropping by Cameo Elementary recently near the end of a school day, I came upon Cameo teachers organizing furniture and technology devices in the school’s multi-purpose room. There was a lot of acti...

 

Pages past - Feb. 6

On this date ... 1979: Curry County commissioners had been informed the county jail’s kitchen was out of compliance with food-service sanitation and food-protection regulations. Issues included: • a thermometer missing from one of the refrigerato...

 

Plant closed for celebration

CLOVIS — The Cummins Natural Gas Engines plant in Clovis will be closed from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today as the local branch celebrates the company’s 100-year anniversary, according to Plant Manager Scott Odom. “I just think it’s a good time for...

 

Financial matters on CCC agenda

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will address a trio of financial matters during today’s meeting. Items related to the college’s second quarter financial report for fiscal year 2019 and the audit report for fiscal year...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 6, 2019

Parks committee settles on signs

CLOVIS — A months-long process was finished, mostly, on Monday as the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee agreed on new signs for the various parks. The committee decided not to make any decisions on signage for Colonial Park Golf Course...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 6, 2019

Roosevelt selects negotiators for shared services

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission took its first step toward negotiating a new shared services agreement with the city of Portales on Tuesday, selecting the commission’s vice chair Matthew Hunton to join County Manager Amber Hamilton in...

 

PRMC officials to give annual report at city meeting

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center officials are slated to give their annual report during Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. According to a letter from PRMC Finance Manager Mark Lansford, the medical center makes a formal...

 

Registering as organ donor a life-saving act

Recently, a young man from Vail, Colorado, died in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley. He was already a registered organ donor. Corey Borg-Massanari’s last act on earth, because of his caring forethought, gave new life and hope to 11 other people,...

 

Market always superior to government

Last week, a local business delivered to my home — even though I didn’t ask and it wasn’t expected. Just to be nice and to make a good impression. And it worked. This reminded me of the...

 

Wage hike should be tied to inflation

This will be the year in which New Mexico’s minimum wage will go up, probably dramatically. The Democrats will make sure of that. Moreover, this year’s legislative session is an opportunity to put this perennial issue to rest for good — by...

 

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