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Court officials wary of financial changes

The current legislative session brings with it caution as New Mexico magistrate and district court officials prepare for any financial changes in the current fiscal year. Administrative Office of the...

 

ENMU alumnus receives Hollywood award

An Eastern New Mexico University alumnus was counted among a handful of individuals to receive one of Hollywood's most prestigious awards. David Bundy - along with co-workers David Thomas and...

 

Lent time of personal sacrifice, spiritual gain

For some churches, this coming Wednesday marks the start of 40 days of spiritual reflection and fostering a close relationship with God. This time of reflection, known as Lent, is symbolic of the 40...

 

Ingle to appear on PBS show

Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will be featured on the PBS show, “Report from Santa Fe,” this weekend. The show, which includes Ingle and Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, is scheduled to air 6 p.m. Saturday on KENW-TV. The two...

 

Tree removal requires detour

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis was informed Thursday that Redland Pest Control would continue work to remove trees at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1021 Prince Street. The work will require a closure of both northbound lanes on the 1000 block of Prince...

 

Even deadliest problems have correct answer

Problems to solve are common in an agricultural operation. Many require only mental effort to figure out and plan; the carrying out is only any afterthought once decided. But the greatest problems...

 

Pages past - Feb. 24

On this date ... 1977: Children playing with matches were blamed for a storage shed fire in the back yard at 1209 Hull St. in Clovis. No one was hurt in the blaze, but the shed was destroyed....

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 24

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 4:00 p.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block North Community Way • 6:03 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block South Roosevelt Road Q • 8:11 p.m.: Shots...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 8:41 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 4500 block of North Prince Street • 9:23 a.m.: Harassment, 2100 block of West...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 24

Today • Kiwanis Portales chili supper — 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Portales. Tickets: $7 adults, $4 children. Information: 575-562-2112 • ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ musical — 7 p.m. at the UTC Mainstage at ENMU. Ticket...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 24

Monday • Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Clovis Chamber Ambassadors — 11:30 a.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse, Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 • Clovis...

 

Cats, Lady Cats open tennis season this weekend

CLOVIS — After not getting anybody into Class 6A state competition last spring, Clovis High tennis coach Brenna Silveira has what appears to be modest goals for the coming year. That still includes...

 

PHS tennis squads have one senior

PORTALES — Portales High will field relatively young tennis squads this season. In fact, the Rams and Lady Rams have only one senior between them. The PHS boys, though, return a bit more experience heading into the season-opening Lea County...

 

Our ways are not always God's ways

Have you ever had a paradigm shift in your thinking? A paradigm shift happens when a person changes his or her mind or way of thinking about something. A new way of thinking then replaces the old...

 

Thank God for the beauty of all seasons

Well, rats. My fire is out. I just looked up across the room and, no flame in the fireplace. A sad sight. I confess, I laid the fire, lit the match, and quit paying attention. Instead of staring at th...

 

Cats scratch back for split with Hobbs

CLOVIS — Clovis High baseball coach Richard Cruce wasn't feeling too good after the first game of Thursday's season-opening doubleheader against Hobbs at Bell Park. Suffice it to say, his mood... Full story

 

Grass fire near landfill squelched

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fire Department knocked out a grass fire Thursday night along Brady Street, adjacent to the city landfill. Approximately 15 acres were burned in the fire, said Mike Jouett, serving as battalion chief Thursday evening. “It was...

 

Angelo State cruises in second half against ENMU women

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s basketball team will have to wait a little bit longer to be alone at the top. Angelo State, second place in the Lone Star Conference behind the Greyhounds, whittled away after falling behind...

 

Lady Rams move into 4-4A tourney title game

MORIARTY — The Portales High girls basketball team turned in a shining performance on Thursday night, beating Moriarty 56-38 on the road to advance to the District 4-4A championship. Portales (16-9) was led by the duo of Zamorye Cox and Taylee...

 

Rams roll into 4-4A title game with win over Warriors

PORTALES — Despite a fierce road performance from Ruidoso, the Portales High boys basketball team managed to outlast its opponent, winning 63-56 Thursday night in the District 4-4A tournament...

 

Thursday area prep basketball summaries

TOURNAMENTS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 2-6A Tuesday (3) La Cueva 77, (6) Manzano 61 (5) Sandia 55, (4) Clovis 50 Wednesday Sandia 58, La Cueva 47 Friday Sandia at (2) Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship Friday winner at (1)...

 

PREP ROUNDUP: Texico turns back Clayton

TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines were struggling at halftime Thursday night. They got things turned around in the second half. Senior guard Braden Fraze led three Texico players in double figures...

 

ENMU men rout Angelo State, stay alive for LSC tournament berth

PORTALES — The Greyhounds have Lone Star Conference momentum they haven’t seen in 12 years. They’ll need to keep it up to return to the LSC postseason tournament ENMU never trailed, and turned a must-win into an easy victory with an 82-66 rout...

 

Friday area prep basketball roundup

TOURNAMENTS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 2-6A Tuesday (3) La Cueva 77, (6) Manzano 61 (5) Sandia 54, (4) Clovis 52 Wednesday Sandia 58, La Cueva 47 Friday Sandia 47, (2) Santa Fe High 42 Saturday Championship Sandia at (1) Eldorado, 7 p.m....

 

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