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Man accused in 2014 stabbing death found competent

CLOVIS — The man accused in the 2014 stabbing death of a Clovis mother in a city park has been found competent to stand trial. District Judge Drew Tatum on Wednesday issued the order the day after hearing testimony and reviewing exhibits of... Full story

 

Bond upped to $500,000 in Monday stabbing

CLOVIS — A magistrate court judge has increased the bond to $500,000 for a Clovis man accused of stabbing a woman to death on Monday. Lorenzo Martinez, 50, was arraigned before Judge Richard Hollis via videoconference Wednesday. Martinez told...

 

Lawmaker hopes to increase teachers' starting pay

A New Mexico lawmaker is hopeful a measure she has introduced during this legislative session will help address the state's teacher shortage in the form of increased starting pay. According to State S...

 

ENMU's 'Pirates of Penzance' production merges disciplines

PORTALES — While Eastern New Mexico University's production of "Pirates of Penzance" includes pyrotechnics, two separate casts, and a full orchestra pit, the players cited a unique merging of...

 

Teacher says work in Spanish rewarding

Editor's note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. Learning Spanish is a process, the results of which Portales High School Spanish Teacher Ignacio Perez sees every day when...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will consider closing a section of Main Street six times between April and September for an endeavor called First Saturday Main Street Market. During the commission’s 5:15 p.m. meeting today at the Clovis-Carver Public...

 

Dora school news - Feb. 16

Basketball • Today — Junior Varsity and Varsity teams play Logan at Dora, 4 p.m. Parent/teacher conferences School will be released early this Friday in order to accommodate parent/teacher conferences from 12:35 to 4 p.m. Buses will run at 12:35...

 

Pages past - Feb. 16

On this date ... 1977: Portales residents were asking for more sidewalks. The City Council scheduled a meeting to "draw up a firm list of city streets to be lined with sidewalks under the assessment...

 

ENMU briefs - Feb. 16

ENMU basketball tickets offered at reduced rate Tickets purchased through ENMU Athletics prior to Feb. 28 will be available at a reduced rate of $45 for all-session adult tickets and $10 per session student tickets. After Feb. 28, ticket prices will...

 

ENMU play sure to enchant

Some of my earliest and happiest memories are of wriggling into place on the prickly green velvet seats in Eastern New Mexico University’s old theater and waiting for the lights to dim and the...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 16

Today • Tween game day — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Game: Xbox One freeplay. Information: 575-356-3940 • Stitch Addicts — 7:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Open stitch, lesson review. Information:...

 

SmartLab projects focus on real-world problems

Since the 1990s, Clovis Municipal Schools have had “tech labs” at our secondary school sites. While Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Clovis High School have steered in slightly different...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 16

Today • ENMWUA — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex. Information: 575-769-7828 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Friends of the Library...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 16

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 5:44 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, 1000 block of Mitchell Street • 8:40 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1400 block of...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 16

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 12:25 p.m.: Larceny, 1200 block West Lime Street • 3:33 p.m.: Smoke investigation, 1300 block North Main Avenue • 6:34 p.m.: Ambulance requested, walk in ...

 

ENMU basketball capsules - Feb. 16

ENMU at Midwestern State Men 6:30 p.m. Records: ENMU 10-14, 4-10 LSC. Midwestern State 13-11, 6-9. Last time out: The Greyhounds topped Western New Mexico 83-77 last Tuesday. The Mustangs fell at West Texas A&M Saturday, 80-74. Last meeting: Jan. 14,...

 

NMAA plans return to five classes

Two Augusts from now, the New Mexico Activities Association will revert to five classifications after eight years of a six-class format. Any other detail is just a guess. The governing body of the state’s prep activities announced the decision...

 

ENMU sweeps in home debut

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University didn't look anything like a 3-9 softball team on Wednesday. New Mexico Highlands certainly looked like a winless one. In their home debut, the host...

 

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