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  • Flaming scraps believed to have caused small blazes

    David Grieder|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    CLOVIS — Two pieces of flaming airborne scrap wood are believed to be the cause of a crop of five small blazes that occupied firefighters south of town on Monday afternoon. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen said witnesses reported seeing some pieces of burning two-by-fours fall from the back of a vehicle driving southbound on U.S. 70 around 11 a.m., starting almost half a dozen fires confined to the fields between county roads 6 and 7 near the highway. Nobody was injured, he s...

  • Lemur popularity tied to mental skill

    Sharna Johnson|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    For many societies, beauty and brawn are preferred attributes and can influence where an individual lands in social circles. What defines “cool” for humans differs from one generation to the next, but — at least as far as stereotypes and teen movies are concerned — being studious is one of those traits not usually considered a key to getting in the popular cliques. Humans do tend to place a lot of value on things like physical appearance, strength, competitive dominan...

  • Railroad crossing closing today

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    CLOVIS — BNSF will close its Norris Street railroad crossing from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for railway maintenance, according to a news release from the city of Clovis. “The public is asked to please adhere to all traffic signs,” the release said. “Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Nathan Drake with BNSF at 316-322-5188....

  • ENMU's Burke belts record-setting homer

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — Erikka Burke showed Monday just how valuable a player she is to the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. With one swing of the bat, Burke made history and helped her team. Her fifth-inning home run in the first game of a road doubleheader against Oklahoma Christian gave her 15 homers this year, breaking the single-season record set by Kristen Cruickshank in 2009. Burke's momentous home run also held up as the game-winner in Eastern's 3-2 v...

  • Eastern frosh leads ropers

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    SNYDER, Texas — It was a pretty amazing showing for Eastern New Mexico University's Zant Zamora. Even more amazing is that he's only a freshman. Zamora's performance in the team roping paced the Eastern New Mexico University men's rodeo team to a third-place finish at the Western Texas College Rodeo in Snyder last weekend. Jacob and Wesley Gudgell were the runners-up in the event. Eastern's compiled 240 points to earn third place. Western Texas won the rodeo with 380 p...

  • Pages past - April 10

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    On this date ... 1983: Members of the Clovis High School drama department were putting finishing touches on "The Final Dress Rehearsal," a dinner theater fundraiser to benefit the Lyceum Theater restoration project. Carolyn Toliver was the director for the group, and Les Hubby was lined up to cook the dinner for the event being held at Central Christian Church in Clovis. The Clovis Junior Women's Club was sponsoring the event; tickets were $10. 1973: More than 3,500 Portales...

  • Portales man pleads guilty in DWI-related death

    Eamon Scarbrough|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    PORTALES — A Portales man charged with the DWI-related death of his son last April will spend four days in jail and over five years on probation after Judge Donna Mowrer accepted a guilty plea on Monday. Before approving the plea, Mowrer told Randolph McGee, 66, that 10 years of prison time taken from his sentence as part of the plea will be his punishment for violating his probation. "So if you get to four years and 364 days and you violate your probation, you can still go t...

  • Reporter's notebook: In line for litigation

    Jamie Cushman|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    New Mexico is one of several states that has joined a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Commerce in order to block a question regarding citizenship from appearing on the 2020 Census. “New Mexico will be the state hardest hit by this unconstitutional attempt to suppress participation in the Census, and we cannot afford to lose billions of dollars in Medicaid and other federal funds that will result,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said via press release. “Immigration status is ir...

  • Prosecutors still awaiting decision

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 10, 2018

    CLOVIS — Prosecutors are still hoping today to see a decision expected Monday regarding Nathaniel Jouett’s options for mental health treatment. That was one of the topics at a hearing all day Friday in Clovis, following which Judge James Hudson of Roswell approved the state’s motion of pre-trial detention for the alleged library shooter but said he would take until Monday to consider defense attorney Stephen Taylor’s motion to have him transferred to the Sequoyah adolescent treatment facility in Albuquerque. District Attorne...

  • Clovis boys lead at Gooch Tournament

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 9, 2018

    RUIDOSO — One down, one to go. The Clovis boys golf team completed the first day of Ruidoso’s two-day Leroy Gooch Tournament in first place, with a score of 314, an impressive 16 strokes up on second-place Lovington’s 330. It seems the Wildcats just need to avoid any disasters today — stay out of the sand, the trees and the water — and the title is theirs. Woody Casey and David Maldonado had Clovis’ best overall scores, as each fired a 77. Casey shot a 37 on the front nine, 40 on the back; Maldonado shot 38 on the front,...

  • Stollings to coach Texas Tech women's basketball team

    The Associated Press|Updated Apr 9, 2018

    MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings is leaving to take over the program at Texas Tech. Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle confirmed Stollings’ departure on Monday. Coyle says Minnesota already has begun identifying replacement candidates. Stollings led the Gophers’ program for four seasons. This past season, the Gophers reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing to Oregon. The Gophers finished 24-9 after tying for third in the Big Ten regular season and picking...

  • Jail logs - April 10

    Updated Apr 9, 2018

    Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Timothy Hendricks, 40, probation violation • Hector Cordova, 42, probation violation • Shea Moten, 33, battery against a household member • Lisa Chapman, 24, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Angel Villalobos, 21, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Jamond McClendon, 34, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, concealing identity, failure to pay fines, no insurance • Guy Manteau, 47, assault upon a peace officer...

  • Meetings calendar - April 10

    Updated Apr 9, 2018

    Today • Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. at Texico City Hall, 219 S. Griffin St. Information: 575-482-3314 • Elida Board of Education — 7 p.m. in the Elida High School library, 103 Church St., Elida. Information: 575-274-6211 Wednesday • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 57...

  • Events calendar - April 10

    Updated Apr 9, 2018

    Today • Brown Early Childhood Center Early Registration — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BECC, 520 W. Fifth St., Portales. Attendees must bring children entering kindergarten (preschool children do not need to attend), immunization record and original birth certificate. Information: 575-356-7075 • Quilters Tuesday — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Preregistration required. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday • Legal Clinic and Community Fair — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Clovis. The public...