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Oil production up 17 percent in 2018

Southeastern New Mexico is riding a monster wave of oil production, with output flooding into a record of 250 million barrels in 2018. That’s up 46 percent over 2017, when the state produced 171 million barrels, also a record at that time. And...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2019

'Cats a wrap

On Monday night, having had 48 hours to absorb his team's 78-67 season-ending loss at Hobbs, one thing hadn't changed in two days for Clovis boys basketball head coach Jaden Isler. He was proud of how...


Artistic pair is one you'll want to meet

Two people you'll want to meet are arriving in eastern New Mexico this week to spend the remainder of March in our area. They're sharing their love of photography, writing, and poetry through a series...


Winds blamed for derailment; thousands still without power

High winds — including gusts in the 70-mph range — are being blamed for a Union Pacific train being blown "off its tracks, off a train trestle and down into a deep ravine" near Logan in Quay... Full story


Texico boys reach 2A semifinals

RIO RANCHO — Wednesday wasn’t easy for the Texico Wolverines. But then again, neither is the Class 2A bracket. “There are 11 pretty good teams in our classification,” Texico coach Ty Thatcher said after the Wolverines posted a 69-58 win...


Melrose tops Logan in 1A quarterfinals

BERNALILLO — Senior guard Tristan Sena had 26 points, and the Melrose Buffaloes punched their ticket to the Class 1A semifinals Wednesday with a 77-69 victory over Logan at Bernalillo High School. Devon Bailey added 21 and Dylan Valentine 10 for...


Melrose cruises into 1A girls semifinals

BERNALILLO — If the Class 1A bracket is any more difficult in 2019 with New Mexico consolidating six classes into five, nobody’s told the Melrose Buffaloes. The 1A runnerup for the last two seasons remained on cruise control as the top seed,...


Foxes cruise in second half over Roadrunners

BERNALILLO — Last season’s Class 2A champion is two wins away from pulling the same feat in this year’s Class 1A bracket. Noah Maxwell led all scorers with 19 points, and second-seeded Fort Sumner dominated the second half for a 69-36 victory...


Lineman killed near Hereford

An Xcel Energy lineman was killed near Hereford on Wednesday night as repair crews worked to restore power across the region following a day of high winds. "Our thoughts are with the family of the... Full story


Xcel: Most power will be restored tonight

About 4,000 Xcel Energy customers in Clovis-Portales were without power late Thursday afternoon as crews continued to repair damages from Wednesday’s wind storm. But there was good news: The electric company reported "the majority" of those impacte... Full story


Melrose crushes Cliff in 1A girls semifinals

RIO RANCHO — The most mind-numbing thing about the Melrose girls’ 65-33 win in the Class 1A semifinals Thursday might be that it’s the closest anybody’s come to the Buffaloes so far in the bracket. There wasn’t much doubt following a 20-4...


Lawmakers reject abortion bill

New Mexico lawmakers have rejected a proposal that would have repealed the state's anti-abortion law, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The legislation, backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, failed on an 18-24 vote after a brisk debate on the...

 By Dan McKay    News    March 13, 2019

Minimum wage bill going to governor

SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers are sending Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham a proposal that would raise the statewide minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. It's the product of a late-night agreement struck in the final days of the legislative session....


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