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Articles from the March 31, 2016 edition

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Lubbock man still in intensive care after Portales accident

STAFF REPORT Portales police confirmed Thursday that a Lubbock man remains in intensive care after a vehicle accident which resulted from a Portales police chase. Jerry Nale, 18, who was the driver of the vehicle, was air lifted to the Intensive... Full story

 

Tigers jump on Cats early, win 7-3

Sports writer [email protected] Frenship baseball coach Chad Reynolds remembered Clovis High played the Tigers tough in a 5-4 loss last year at Wolfforth, Texas, so he expected more of the same... Full story

 

Lady Cats post split at Moriarty

Staff report MORIARTY —Clovis High’s softball team hit its way past Moriarty in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. In the second game, the Lady Wildcats simply couldn’t get the big hit. Senior Mariah Chavez hit a leadoff home run to... Full story

 

Thursday area prep baseball linescores — March 31

Lion Baseball Classic At Santa Rosa Quarterfinals Dexter 6, Melrose 0 Melrose 000 000 0 — 0 4 2 Dexter 000 501 x — 6 7 1 Wyatt Williams, Chris Fisher (6) and Braden Hemminger; Dominic Lomeli and Izak Aguilar. W — Lomeli. L — Williams. Top... Full story

 

Texico rallies to stun Portales

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] TEXICO — Six and a half innings in, every bounce seemed to go the way of the Portales Rams. Then the 8-9 hitters got on for Texico, and suddenly the bounces...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    March 31, 2016

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Portales shortstop Emilio Lovato turns the 6-3 double play well ahead of Texico baserunner Cole Rohrbach’s breakup slide attempt in the sixth inning of Thursday’s game at Wolverine Field in Texico. Lovato went 2-for-3... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    March 31, 2016

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Texico first baseman Nathan Phipps blocks the path of Portales baserunner Josiah Lucero in the second inning of Thursday’s game at Wolverine Field. Phipps went 2-for-4 and hit the game-winning single in Texico’s 6-5 win...

 

Texico rallies to stun Portales

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] TEXICO — Six and a half innings in, every bounce seemed to go the way of the Portales Rams. Then the 8-9 hitters got on for Texico, and suddenly the bounces wen... Full story

 

PHS roundup: Rowley qualifies for state

STAFF REPORT Portales senior Bailey Rowley qualified for the state golf meet in May. Her Ram teammates are close to joining her there. Rowley finished in a tie for second at the Great 8 in Ruidoso Thursday, shooting an 81 for her third qualifying...

 

Fostering career success

Correspondent Eastern New Mexico University's annual Career Fair on Thursday afternoon had around 75 students attend within the first two hours, according to ENMU's Career Counselor Jacquelyn Campbell... Full story

 

Beware pranking day

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] Be careful for strange occurrences in the home or office, or if you see a shocking news report. It’s not just any other Friday. We’re one-quarter done with 2016, and the second quarter starts with April 1,...

 

Q&A: Sen. Heinrich talks drones, elections

Sen. Martin Heinrich is in his first term as the junior senator for New Mexico. The former representative won the seat vacated by the 2012 retirement of Jeff Bingaman. Heinrich visited the Clovis... Full story

 

Pages past — April 1

On this date ... 1976: Christmas lights were hung on Clovis’ Main Street, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. The Christmas Lighting Committee of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce decided to...

 

Brown: Best cows are good mamas

On the animal intelligence spectrum, cattle fall somewhere above deer and somewhere below horses. Within this range of intelligence, the individual cow can vary from dumb enough to get stuck in a fenc... Full story

 

Dobson: Wishing your garden new life, memories

This past week, I saw my first robin. What else — besides the face-blasting winds — marks the arrival of spring? Like other garden-philes, I began my mental planting shortly after the new year. I...

 

To do list — April 1

Today • Travis Sherwood faculty concert — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at the ENMU Music Building. Free admission. Information: 575-562-1011 • ‘Surprising Impact of Missionary Work’ lecture — 7 p.m. in Arts and Anthropology Building at ENMU....

 

Rodriguez: Remembering Mother Angelica

“Holiness is not for wimps and the cross is not negotiable, sweetheart. It’s a requirement.” How is that for feisty faith? For spirituality with spunk? These are the words of Mother Angelica,... Full story

 

Judges should explain recusal from Griego case

It’s curious that seven district court judges would take a pass on hearing the criminal case against a former northern New Mexico state senator — and all but one did so without stating a reason for bailing. Judges in the Santa Fe-based 1st Judici...

 

McManigal: Liberty much like buffet choices

Buffets are nice. You get to choose what you like from all the glorious possibilities offered, picking and choosing your favorites. If you see something you find disgusting, skip it and move on to...

 

Render: Automation already taking over

I graduated from high school when I was 17 years old and started work at the then-minimum wage of $1.25 an hour. The furnished room I rented cost $8 a week and the bathroom was down the hall. Rube Ren...

 

Keep an eye out on the pranking-est day

Managing Editor [email protected] Be careful for strange occurrences in the home or office, or if you see a shocking news report. It’s not just any other Friday. We’re one-quarter done with 2016, and the second quarter starts with April 1,...

 

Ranchvale supporters cap letter writing campaign

Staff Writer [email protected] Supporters in favor of keeping Ranchvale Elementary School open recently capped a letter writing campaign imploring state officials to render a decision that would keep the venue in the Clovis Municipal Schools...

 

ENMU hosts annual career fair

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell Tom Cordova, left, senior recruiter for Los Alamos National Laboratory, talks to Eastern New Mexico University students Krysten Finney, center, a biology major, and Makayla...

 

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