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Two killed in two-car crash in Clovis

CLOVIS — Two were killed and another treated for injuries in a two-car crash Saturday afternoon in Clovis, while a four-car collision west of Melrose injured several others. A release from the Clovis Police Department confirmed Tara Williams and... Full story

 

Candidate sign-up day looms

Tuesday marks the first official step toward the 2018 general election. Candidates have from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to sign up for the June 5 primaries at either the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office for county or statewide races, or at their...

 

The day Portales burned

PORTALES — Tower Theater owners Alvie and Frances Smith were house shopping outside Portales when Alvie first noticed the smoke bellowing from the downtown area. "He said he had a real funny... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 11, 2018

Memories still remain

CLOVIS — It was at various times a burger spot, a frame shop and a specialty grocery store. Across its different iterations over the decades, the building at 1548 Thornton was also a popular daytime...

 

Pages past - March 11

On this date ... 1973: Roosevelt County was preparing to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a special program sponsored by the Roosevelt County Historical Society. Former New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs of Portales was set to be the keynote speaker,...

 

Events calendar - March 11

Today • Clovis Lions Club Gun, Knife and Coin Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. General admission: $5. Military discount: $4. Three day pass: $10. Information: 575-760-1379 Monday • Stop Motion Storytelling — 2 p.m. at Portales...

 

Meetings calendar - March 11

Monday • Fort Sumner City Council — 5:30 p.m. at Fort Sumner City Hall, 173 Ave. E, Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 • Muleshoe City Council — 5:30 p.m. CDT at Muleshoe City Hall, 215 S. First St., Muleshoe. Information: 806-272-4528 ...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 11, 2018

In tribute: Flavio Garcia always had a big smile

For the roles he served and the good impressions he left, it would seem Flavio Garcia lived a lifetime in his 23 years. "He aimed high and always tried to be the best that he could be," read his...

 

5 things to know about... last week

1. Four Curry and Roosevelt county teams climbed to the top of the state basketball mountain, with two girls teams and two boys teams claiming top honors. Friday saw a triple threat, with Portales, Texico and Elida claiming blue trophies in girls...

 

Death penalty system fallen into absurdity

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a death penalty case that hinges on a fine point. The court has ruled in the past that it is unconstitutional to execute people who can’t understand why they face death at the hands of the state — usually...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 11, 2018

Zinke's turbine story for the birds

We haven’t used canaries in coal mines in more than 30 years, but pretty much everybody knows the adage in some form and how it came to be. Coal miners, unable to know what invisible gases were dangerous ina mine, brought a canary with them. Since...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 11, 2018

Yes, you can quote me - Wendel Sloan

For the eighth anniversary of this column (this time around), I am looking back at my greatest hits. And, by hits, I mean mobster — not Billboard top-40. Hits covered in the three-part series will...

 

Our People: Pursuing passion for teaching

Tony Perez was born and raised in Los Angeles, the middle child of nine. He served in the United States Air Force, with his last duty station at Cannon Air Force Base. He separated from the armed...

 

Tooth fairy payout lost 11 percent

I’m not sure if it’s inattention, bad hearing or fake news, but what my wife and I thought we heard on a popular morning show turns out to be wrong. We heard the average price that the tooth...

 

People still talking about red carpet fashion

It’s been one week since the 90th Academy Awards aired, but red carpet fashion is still a hot topic and since we're a weekly forum, I'm going to give you a style rewind of my favorite gowns, best...

 

Floral design tips featured on show

Information on gluten-free snacks, making an exposed zipper application and creating a wrap for a wine bottle will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Senior calendar - March 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m...

 

Club notes - March 11

Curry County Retired Educators Eileen Massey called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m. and welcomed guest speaker Margaret Hinchee, director of Clovis Carver Library. Hinchee, who was introduced by Andrea Bigelow, enumerated the many services and...

 

School menus - March 11

Elida Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — PB&J. Lunch — Pizza, pork and beans, salad, fruit roll-up. Wednesday: Breakfast — Omelet. Lunch — Tacos, corn, salad, pineapple. Thursday: Breakfast — Muffins. Lunch — Sandwich, chips,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 11, 2018

Melrose rolls to 1A title

ALBUQUERQUE — This wasn't your garden variety Melrose boys basketball game. But then, it wasn't your garden variety boys basketball game, period. The Buffaloes, used to big leads and comfortable... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 11, 2018

Pecos denies Texico perfect season

ALBUQUERQUE — There's no shame in a red trophy, but it wasn't quite the hue Texico's boys basketball team had in mind. The top-seeded Wolverines wound up taking home the red one — awarded to...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 11, 2018

Lions host bi-annual gun show

CLOVIS — The event ongoing this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center is billed as a gun and knife show, and there's no shortage there of firearms, blades and accessories for the gandering and...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 11, 2018

Reporter's notebook - For your viewing pleasure

CLOVIS — For a respite from the High Plains landscape, consider a stroll through the latest gallery up this month at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. “You’ve got to go to the mountains. You’ve got to leave the plains, so to speak,” said Jo...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 11, 2018

Rams reload for title defense

PORTALES — Last year, Portales High's baseball won its second-ever state title, as it defeated district foe Hope Christian 8-4. For the Rams (24-7), despite making it to the 4A title game, the 2017...

 

Prep baseball: Clovis tops Piedra Vista to move to 6-2

RIO RANCHO — A patient Clovis offense struck with three runs in the fifth inning, and senior Connor Langrell outdueled Division I-commit Chase Silseth as the Wildcats took a 4-3 victory over Piedra... Full story

 

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