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Articles from the February 7, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 7, 2018

Bodies may be missing couple

CAPROCK — Two bodies discovered in a remote area of Chaves County on Tuesday are believed to be those of missing Bovina couple Rosendo and Hortencia Lara, family and officials said. The couple has been missing more than two weeks. The bodies were...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 7, 2018

Man sentenced to 44 years in rape case

PORTALES — A man found guilty last year of rape was sentenced Tuesday to 44 years in prison. In September a jury convicted Roy Brown, 28, of Portales, on two counts of first-degree felony criminal...

 

Concerns raised about Roosevelt intersection

PORTALES — Concern is brewing about unsafe behavior at a Roosevelt County intersection. At Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, County Manager Amber Hamilton said “extensive concerns” had been expressed about the safety of the...

 

CCC faculty member up for emeritus status

CLOVIS — Longtime Clovis Community College faculty member Mark Bussen will be up for emeritus status at today’s CCC Board of Trustees meeting. Bussen retired last year after serving as the division chair for the college’s Health and Physical...

 

Commissioners agree to raise jail boss' salary

CLOVIS — After a slight delay, Curry County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to raise the salary of Adult Detention Center Administrator Mark Gallegos to $90,000 a year. The item had been included on a consent agenda, used to approve...

 

Clovis to stream bond presentations

CLOVIS — City officials have added meetings and online streaming for a series of presentations over the next two weeks on bond questions for Clovis' March 6 municipal election. On the ballot will...

 

Reporter's notebook: Let the good times roll

PORTALES — Laissez les bons temps rouler, Eastern New Mexico University. For those that don’t speak French, take note: That means “Let the good times roll,” and if you attend ENMU’s Mardi Gras Masquerade, you might be hearing it a lot. The...

 

Sanctions against Russia the only acceptable move

On March 18, Russia will hold a presidential election. It will not be a cliffhanger. Rather, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected to his fourth presidential term (with a break after his first two terms during which he served as prime minister, because...

 

Laws frequently only cause harm

Laws can’t solve anything, and often destroy things that worked. Sometimes this is due to the unintended consequences of trying to stop something that might actually be harmful, but more often it...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 7

Today • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Crochet lesson: Oval placemat and coaster. Information: 575-763-9687 Thursday • General Obligation Bond Presentation — 6 p.m. at the Youth Recreation Building, 1504 E....

 

Pages past - Feb. 7

On this date ... 1973: Carlos Paiz and Curtis Breshears won the two available seats in a Portales school board election that drew 1,135 voters, a number that Portales School Superintendent L.C....

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 7

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in CCC Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Monday • Parmer County Commission — 10 a.m. (CST) at Parmer County Courthouse, 401 Third St., Farwell....

 

Jail logs - Feb. 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Thomas Everett, 21, aggravated burglary • Nicholas Morris, 27, probation violation • Trisha Lopez, 39, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Dixie Griffin,...

 

Clovis High girls defeat Manzano

ALBUQUERQUE — To have any chance at finishing second in District 2-6A, the Clovis Wildcats needed to finish out the season with a three-game winning streak. One down, two to go. Behind a quick...

 

Portales girls improve to 21-2, top Moriarty 70-47

MORIARTY — The Rams proved on Tuesday night that their Jan. 19 beatdown of previously-undefeated Moriarty was no fluke. Portales traveled to Moriarty this time around, and won going away, 70-47. Por...

 

Fridal joins ENMU as men's soccer coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has added a former Division II assistant and junior college head coach with a track record for turning programs around. Jon Fridal is coming to the Greyhound men’s soccer program, with university...

 

Mustang women top ENMU for first win of season

SILVER CITY, N.M. — The Greyhound women's basketball team has had a season of highs, including beating nationally-ranked West Texas A&M on the road last month and upsetting Lone Star Conference...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 7, 2018

Aggies upend Hounds in home debut

PORTALES — A roller coaster afternoon resulted in disappointment for Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday, in the Greyhounds' baseball home-opener. The Hounds committed costly mistakes in the late stages...

 

Portales can't quite seal deal against Moriarty

MORIARTY — Neither a strong defensive effort all night nor a fourth quarter lead could lift the Portales boys basketball team to a win over Moriarty Tuesday night. The Rams were unable to hang on...

 

ENMU expects signing class of around 50

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University plans to sign nearly 50 football players, including Gatorade New Mexico High School Player of the Year Brandon Baeza, when the college football signing period opens today. As far as local high schools,...

 

Late rally not enough to save Hounds

SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University's men's basketball team closed Tuesday's Lone Star Conference matchup with an 11-4 run over the final 2:28. The problem was the hole the Greyhounds had...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 7, 2018

Manzano tops Clovis boys, 80-73

CLOVIS — Clovis’ boys basketball team has seen this movie before and hasn’t liked the ending yet. The coaching staff comes up with a strong plot, the players make it an interesting narrative...

 

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