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Clovis rallies late to beat Artesia

HOBBS — Last week hadn’t been playing out too well for the Clovis baseball team. Until Saturday, when the Wildcats used a two-out, two-run rally in the top of the seventh inning and 1-2-3 pitching from Matthew Rubio in the bottom of the seventh...

 

Portales says Valley no easy out

PORTALES — If nothing else, the Valley Vikings figure to be a bit out of their element in Friday’s 6 p.m. Class 4A round-of-16 girls state tournament game against Portales High at the Ram Athletic Center — it’s the first time in 29 games...

 

Welcome back to The Rock

Already tired of presidential primaries and sneezing into your elbow? Need a break after carrying your Mayor Pete and Amy Klobuchar campaign buttons out to the curb? For a change of pace, a nice...

 

Clovis boys finish fourth in track opener

WOLFFORTH, Texas — Yes, it’s track and field season already. While basketball will hang around for another week and a half, spring is here (kinda). So Clovis’ boys and girls track and field teams were competing this past weekend in the Don...

 

Late rally falls short, Hounds conclude hoops season

PORTALES — With a Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the balance, a last-ditch rally came up short for Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday. Trailing by seven points with under two minutes to go, ENMU junior Devin Pullum...

 

Rams hand out football awards at Sunday banquet

PORTALES — It was a celebration long-delayed, but better late than never for the Portales High football team Sunday night. Following its 12-1 season and its second Class 4A title in four seasons, the Rams held their celebration banquet Sunday....

 

Clovis voters select Morris as next mayor

CLOVIS - Clovis voters chose a new direction Tuesday, selecting Mike Morris as their next mayor. Morris, a longtime insurance agency owner in Clovis, took a five-way race with 33.6% of the vote. He...

 

Greyhounds cruise in LSC tourney opener

Senior Natalie DeLonge led three in double figures, and Eastern New Mexico's women advanced Tuesday night in the Lone Star Conference tournament with a 70-52 victory over Oklahoma Christian at Greyhou...

 

DOH hosting coronavirus forum in Clovis

SANTA FE — New Mexico Department of Health officials on Friday are scheduled to present the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus and the department’s role in preparing for it. A public forum is slated for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the... Full story

 

Pages past - March 4

On this date ... 1970: Clovis’ Firestone tire dealer was targeting area women with newspaper advertising. The dealership at 821 Main told area wives: “We will pay you 20 cents cash for each pound your husband weighs when he buys a pair of...

 

Governor signs pension changes into law

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Monday sweeping changes to New Mexico’s retirement system for police officers, firefighters and public employees — a move intended to strengthen the financial health of the state’s...

 

Bill to provide free breakfast, lunch to students

A bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will provide free breakfast and lunch to thousands of low-income public school students who have been required to pay a reduced fee for meals through a federal program. House Bill 10,...

 

Mineral supplement seminar set

FORT SUMNER — The De Baca County Cooperative Extension Service will host a free cattle seminar, “Let’s Talk Mineral,” March 20 at the Extension office. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the seminar begins at 5:30. The event will include...

 

County discusses e-waste recycling

FORT SUMNER — De Baca County commissioners discussed the potential of hosting an annual free day for e-waste recycling at the county solid waste transfer station. Commission Chairman Scot Stinnett said the growth in the use of computer-based...

 

County moves forward with wind farm

SANTA ROSA — Guadalupe County is one step closer in its role to bring a large wind farm project to the area. At the Feb. 20 regular county commission meeting, County Attorney Jesus Lopez said the county still intends to negotiate payment in lieu...

 

First responder: Child critical, but stable

CLOVIS — A 2-year-old boy pulled from Dennis Chavez Lake on Friday afternoon was resuscitated and rushed to the Clovis hospital, officials said. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the child was flown to Lubbock about 7:20... Full story

 

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