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Articles from the February 28, 2017 edition

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Courthouse reopened after bomb threat

CLOVIS — The Curry County courthouse was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in. No explosives were found and the courthouse was re-opened after lunch. The New Mexico Public...

 

School officials support bill addressing teacher sick leave

A bill allowing New Mexico teachers to take sick leave with less fear of penalties was cited by Clovis and Portales school administrators as legislation they would support. House Bill 241, undergoing...

 

Officials hope 'Hell or High Water' brings more attention

The film "Hell or High Water," filmed in Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari, may have walked away empty-handed during the Oscars on Sunday. But its award season prominence brings a promising future for fi...

 

Women's History Month events planned at ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University students from a variety of cultures are out to show Portales what strong women look like. Multi-Cultural Affairs at ENMU is going with the theme “Significant Women in Action,” for Women’s History...

 

Clovis man arrested for shooting from vehicle

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested Monday after allegedly firing shots at a male and female from his vehicle. According to a press release from the Clovis Police Department, officers responded to the situation around 11:30 a.m. Monday. According...

 

Roosevelt agenda includes hospital bond extension

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners are on the agenda to approve an ordinance for extending a bond for gross receipts taxes for the local hospital at today’s special meeting. The ordinance reads that it will extend “the imposition of the...

 

Wildcadettes take awards in competition

CLOVIS — On Saturday, the Clovis High School Wildcadette Dance Team competed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Dance Championship and received the following awards: • Sweepstakes/Gussie Nell Davis Award • Judges Award — Pom • Judges Award — Hip...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the school district’s administrative office at 1009 Main Street. A key item on the agenda is considering an extension of Superintendent Jody Balch’s contra...

 

Pages past - Feb. 28

On this date ... 1992: Muleshoe was preparing to celebrate Texas Independence Day, Bailey County's 75th anniversary and the city's third annual Toast to Texas event. Festivities were all slated for...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 28

Today • Special Roosevelt County Commission meeting— 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 Wednesday • Clovis Chamber Ambassadors — 11:30 a.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse, Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 • Clovis...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 28

Today • Afterschool @ the library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: Soda snakes, lava lamps. Information: 575-356-3940 • Gospel Celebration — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission: Free. Informati...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 28

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 11:34 a.m.: Harassment report, 1400 block South Globe Avenue • 1:30 p.m.: Public affray in progress, 500 block West 18th Street • 1:49 p.m.: Assault report, wa...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 6:48 a.m.: Failure to yield left turn, Gidding Street/Manana Boulevard • 11:04 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash...

 

Tow truck drivers unsung heroes of the road

TUCUMCARI — Jenelle Hansen remembers spinning out on an icy bridge near Edgewood, about eight or nine years ago. When the excitement was over, she found herself facing the wrong way, just off a...

 

Area's windy season just getting started

Sunny, increasingly warm, no snow to speak of and only intermittent frosts mean it hasn’t felt much like winter lately, but don’t get excited just yet — there are some hair-raising days ahead....

 

Boys tournament field nets 10 area teams

The boys fields are set in all six classifications of the New Mexico high school state basketball tournaments, and 10 teams with local connections snagged bids. Portales, 59-56 winners over Hope Christian in the District 4-4A tournament title game, a...

 

Girls state pairings released

The New Mexico Activities Association released state basketball tournament brackets for all six classifications, with 10 local teams receiving seeds. Elida, Melrose, Texico and Logan all garnered either No. 1 or No. 2 seeds. The girls first-round...

 

ENMU softball games moved

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team’s doubleheader at New Mexico Highlands has been pushed back a day. The Greyhounds were set to visit the Cowgirls for a noon twinbill today, but that has been switched to noon on...

 

Adcock leads ENMU rodeo performances at Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams began the spring semester portion of their schedule over the weekend in the Odessa College rodeo. The women finished third with 190 points, trailing Texas Tech (340) and Tarleton State...

 

Hounds complete weekend sweep

TYLER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team continued its off-the-charts start to the 2017 season on Monday. Suffice it to say, the competition figures to get a lot stiffer this weekend. The Greyhounds scored in seven of eight...

 

State basketball tournaments

Round of 16 matchups (Seeds in parentheses) Boys Saturday Class 6A (16) Sandia at (1) Onate, 6 p.m. (9) Carlsbad at (8) Atrisco Heritage, 5 p.m. (12) Volcano Vista at (5) Rio Rancho, 6 p.m. (13) Santa Fe High at (4) Eldorado, 6 p.m. (14) La Cueva at...

 

PHS squads host in round of 16; Cats visit Cruces

PORTALES — The New Mexico state basketball tournament is here, and several area teams are hoping to compete for state titles. Some teams figure to have an easier path to the coveted title than others, but every team is aware it’s one-and-done...

 

Cats, Lady Cats third in Lovington tournament

LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s tennis teams opened the season with a reasonably good outing over the weekend in the Lea County Open. Both CHS squads finished 3-2 and were third in the six-school event, featuring round-robin miniduals. Hobbs swept all...

 

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