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Articles from the March 4, 2017 edition

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 By Douglas Clark    News    March 4, 2017

Official: Spectra only loser in Tritt concert

The company that brought Travis Tritt to Clovis in January lost more than $13,000 on the concert, but taxpayers did not lose any money, the promoter told Clovis city commissioners on Thursday. On the heels of the city of Clovis granting $10,000 in...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    March 4, 2017

Clovis city manager stepping down

CLOVIS — Larry Fry is stepping away after nearly two years in Clovis' city manager's chair. City officials generated a media release Friday announcing Fry's intent to resign effective April 30. "I...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 4, 2017

Reduced prices could bring solar energy to area

The future might be brighter for eastern New Mexico, where solar energy is concerned as solar technology prices continue falling and the renewable energy tax credit remains. The Solar Energy...

 

Latin Comedy Jam returning to Clovis

The Latin Comedy Jam, featured on Netflix and Comedy Central, is making its way back to Clovis for a fourth time. This version, scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center, features comic...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 4, 2017

Judge grants continuance in trafficking case

PORTALES — A district judge granted a continuance to the defense in a drug-trafficking case during a Friday morning docket call. Chance Plummer, 30, was arrested in April 2016 on charges of trafficking a controlled substance, along with several...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 4, 2017

Child molestation case set for trial

PORTALES — Both the defense and the state are prepared for trial in a child molestation case, the prosecutor and defendant told Judge Donna Mowrer on Friday. Rocky Banda, 36, of Amarillo is representing himself in the trial, which is scheduled for...

 

Pages past - March 4

On this date ... 1992: Sandia Elementary School was host to an historic flag display on loan from the Santa Fe National Guard. The collection included 10 U.S. flags, some hand sewn and some with...

 

Events calendar - March 4

Today • Angela Rudd & Hannah Weeks recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 • Char-i-tea — 2:30 p.m. at NM Baptist Children’s Home Massey Center, Portales. Tickets: $10. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - March 4

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon in Bert Cabiness City Government Center at city hall, Clovis....

 

Clovis police blotter - March 4

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 12:39 a.m.: Concealing identity, Hull Street/Eighth Street • 7:52 a.m.: Fail to yield left turn, 1400 block...

 

Portales police blotter - March 4

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 12:40 p.m.: Ambulance requested, walk in • 3:38 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block South Avenue B • 3:43 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1600 block East Spruce...

 

Cats post second win in Hobbs event

HOBBS — Clovis High junior Connor Langrell took matters into his own hands in Friday’s baseball game against Piedra Vista. He pitched into the seventh inning and also helped break the game open with five RBIs in his final two at-bats as the... Full story

 

Small-school roundup: Melrose, Elida dominate

Most small-school basketball fans around eastern New Mexico, if not the rest of the state, are thinking there will be a Class 1A title clash between Elida and Melrose. Friday night's action did...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    March 4, 2017

Wildcats eye upset in return to 6A tournament

CLOVIS — Clearly, Clovis High’s boys are a solid underdog in tonight’s Class 6A state round of 16 matchup against second-seeded Las Cruces High. The Wildcats are certainly ready to take on the challenge. “They’re playing well,” CHS boys...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 4, 2017

Rams begin 4A title bid against No. 15 Shiprock

PORTALES — With a Class 4A state crown in mind, the Portales boys basketball team is preparing for the opening step tonight against Shiprock. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. at the Ram Athletic Center against the 15th-seeded Chieftains to open the...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 4, 2017

Portales pummels Pojoaque in 4A first-rounder

PORTALES - With the game wrapped up by halftime, the Portales girls basketball team easily advanced past the Class 4A girls round of 16 by beating Pojoaque Valley, 75-37. The fourth-seeded Lady Rams...

 

Friday area prep basketball summaries, state brackets

Girls State tournaments Round of 16 Class 4A Portales 75, Pojoaque 37 Pojoaque (12-15) — Felyse Cordova 2, Lee Andra Apodaca 3, Michaela Martinez 9, Dallas Archibold 3, Taylor Roybal 4, Kalei Windham 2, Camille Cordova 5, Adrianna Quintana 2,...

 

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