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Articles from the April 25, 2018 edition

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ENMU putting on 'Steel Magnolias'

PORTALES - "Steel Magnolias" is widely viewed as a classic film from the 1980s. Many do not know, however, that it was a play first. The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre and...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 25, 2018

Gas prices rise to three-year high

Filling up your gas tank is never fun, but local consumers have experienced some increased pain at the pump recently as gas prices have risen dramatically, following a nationwide trend. Allsup's in... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 25, 2018

Clovis schools employees to receive raises

CLOVIS — All Clovis Municipal Schools employees will receive a raise next year following the approval of the 2018-19 salary schedule at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance Shawna Russell said the Public Educa... Full story


Rainy day fund best place for excess revenue

After two years of belt tightening and difficult austerity measures implemented to plug nine-figure holes and balance the state budget, revenues for New Mexico are once again soaring. Revenue for the current budget year was up by $672 million...


Reporter's notebook: Drop off your drugs

Have any unused/unwanted medications lying around? You can take care of that on Saturday, according to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division. The initiative encourages citizens to return their unused prescriptions to drop-off locations...


Civil suit goes to trial

CLOVIS — With a jury in place Monday and outstanding motions heard in court Tuesday, a civil lawsuit over three years in the making against Curry County continues to trial today in Clovis. Weston Peasnall seeks over $60,000 in damages, claiming... Full story


Hospitalized crash victims' names released

CLOVIS — The two people injured in Monday’s crash on East Mabry Drive remained hospitalized Tuesday in Lubbock. A Clovis police news release said Jeffrey Jones, 64, of Diamond Springs, California, was listed in serious condition at University...


Events calendar - April 25

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Shakespeare Day — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Dallan Sanders Patio of the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. This event will feature...


Maybe it's time for libertarian countries

Why have there been no libertarian countries? It’s a popular question from those skeptical of libertarianism. On the face of it, it seems a reasonable question. Until you understand what they’re...


Meetings calendar - April 25

Today • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Portales Municipal School District Board of Education — Noon at the L.C. Cozzens...


Pages past - April 25

On this date ... 1978: Officials from the Eastern New Mexico University-Clovis campus and members of the Clovis school board met to canvas the results of the bond election held the day before in...


Jail logs - April 25

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Tuesday: Clovis • Rogelio Hernandez, 53, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Garren Bass, 21, probation violation • Lance Roach, 38, driving under the influence of liquor • Chaun...


Prep golf: Artesia edges Clovis in playoff

LOVINGTON — It just wasn’t the Wildcats’ day. Or so it seemed. Clovis’ boys golf team had a shaky start to Tuesday’s Black Murphy Tournament in Lovington, with a bogey here, a triple bogey there. Christian Fontanilla even quadruple-bogeyed...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 25, 2018

Portales rallies to sweep Clovis

PORTALES - For the second time in four days, Portales softball pulled off a 17-run swing. During Tuesday's doubleheader opener against Clovis, the Rams trailed 7-0 entering the second inning, tied it...


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