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Department of Defense delays cuts

WASHINGTON— The Defense Department will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts, the Pentagon said Thursday. The delay comes as defense o... Full story

 

Rams fall to Huskies

Junior right-hander Keenan Dodd pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings Friday night and Hope Christian handed Portales a 2-0 loss in a five-team tournament being hosted by PHS at Ram Field. Freshman Joe... Full story

 

Late-inning rally boosts Lady Cats

ROSWELL — Freshman Mariah Chavez hit a two-out, two-run double in the top of the seventh inning Friday night to boot Clovis High's softball team to a 3-1 win over Roswell Goddard. Senior Andrea Ramos pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the...

 

Lady Rams trounce SFIS twice in opener

Portales' season-opening softball doubleheader against Santa Fe Indian School on Friday at Wheeler Park was a total mismatch. Portales pounded out 34 hits iven innings in a 15-0, 16-0 sweep of the Lady Braves, who were also opening their 2013... Full story

 

Taking heat

Irma Saiz, a detention officer in training, held her right hand up, next to her face. She dropped her hand to signify she was ready, and then a stream of pepper spray, which looked like buffalo wing...

 

Art show draws young and old alike

Ryan Willoughby ran into the Commons Area of Clovis Community College Friday on his way to take a test when he saw a photo that reminded him of home. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Joy Simon... Full story

 

Quay County officials looking to scoop up gaming license

The race is on again in Quay County's bid for the state's last racetrack and casino license. A spokesman said Quay County will ask the New Mexico Racing Commission next week to once again open applications. The request follows a state Court of...

 

Suspect's competency at question

District Judge Drew Tatum will issue a decision that will have ramifications for the mentally retarded Marcos Maestas, who was arrested in connection with an April 2010 robbery of a bank in Melrose. Maestas' three accomplices who were arrested with...

 

Former Cannon sergeant sentenced

A former Air Force sergeant was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Christopher Garcia, 34, admitted using his computer to download images of children engaged in sexually explicit... Full story

 

Former Cannon sergeant sentenced

A former Air Force sergeant was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Christopher Garcia, 34, admitted using his computer to download images of children engaged in sexually explicit... Full story

 

Weather predictor expects dry spring

For those hoping for a wet spring, the news is not good, according to local weather forecaster Joseph Weldon Crim. The Clovis resident is predicting a dry spring based on a Native American method passed down from his grandfather that is predicated...

 

Clovis firefighters respond to grass fire

Clovis firefighters responding to a call at about 4 p.m. Thursday arrived at an area of state road 209 about 15 miles north of town to find a large section of grassland engulfed in flames, according to Clovis Fire Station One Battalion Chief Dale...

 

Humans can read dogs quite well

Unexpectedly dropped into a foreign land, one of the first problems to surface would more than likely be the inability to communicate. The impossible task of asking questions not to mention understanding the responses would hinder virtually every ste...

 

Hens for dinner? Game on

"Have you ever seen a live Cornish Game Hen?" asked The Lady of the House. We were at a local eatery where Cornish game hen was the special of the day. "I've just seen them frozen in the grocery store," I said. "Wrapped in white plastic," said The... Full story

 

Hounds beat Cameron for first LSC win

Eastern New Mexico University scored four first-inning runs Friday night and the Greyhounds notched their first Lone Star Conference victory of the season, a 10-3 victory over Cameron in the opener of a four-game series at Greyhound Field. Center... Full story

 

Zias pull off split against Incarnate Word

Freshman left fielder Kyra Sirag hit a two-out RBI single to center in the bottom of the seventh inning on Friday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past Incarnate Word 5-4 for a split of their...

 

Pierced water pipe causes road closure

Martin Luther King was closed south of West Seventh Street most of Friday after a crew installing larger capacity sewer pipes pierced an uncharted water line near the intersection. City Manager Joe Thomas said most of the water was diverted to a... Full story

 

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