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Portales softball shut out by Bulldogs

PORTALES - RyLee Crandall and Wendy Baeza both worked quickly on the hill in Friday night's District 4-4A softball doubleheader. Not quickly enough to avoid a one-hour rain delay, but quickly enough...

 

Park wins fight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Clovis is now home to a Mixed Martial Arts champion. Sheriff's deputy Harvey Park is that champ, winning the Legacy Fighting Alliance's formerly vacant Lightweight title Friday...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2019

Errors bury 'Cats

CLOVIS - Too many errors usually translate to disaster. And that was the case Thursday when Clovis hosted District 4-5A rival Hobbs for the start of a three-game series. The Wildcats committed a...

 

Narrow miss for Hounds

PORTALES — The weekend did not start off well for Eastern New Mexico’s baseball team, though there were some positives in the Greyhounds’ 2-1 loss to Lone Star Conference foe Tarleton State. ENMU freshman pitcher Ethan Coombes put together his...

 

In brief

Fun run/walk slated Saturday at Hillcrest The third annual A.J. 5K Memorial Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The race, in memory of Alexander James Velasco, is $25 to register, with registration at The Bank of Clovis, Crazy...

 

Tennis teams prep for state

PORTALES - There are few guarantees in life, and not many more when it comes to prep tennis seeding. Still, the Portales girls tennis team has likely sealed its invite to the Class 1A-4A state tennis...

 

Eastern softball ends season with loss

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A season that began so promising for the Eastern New Mexico softball team ended in disappointment. Saturday, the Greyhounds finished their 2019 campaign getting swept by Lone Star Conference rival Midwest State. After a...

 

Clovis faces uphill climb

ROSWELL — Thursday was a tough day for both Clovis golf teams, as each fell short of a qualifying leg Thursday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Clovis boys won the meet, and got state qualifying legs from Kolt Bennett and Taylor Martin....

 

Track teams show well

MELROSE - It may have been the Buffalo Relays, but Thursday saw Foxes and Longhorns run away with matters. Fort Sumner claimed the boys title, edging Hagerman, while the Logan girls cruised to the...

 
 By Matthew Asher    Sports    April 28, 2019

Carlsbad sweeps 'Cats

CARLSBAD — With four games left in the regular season the Carlsbad Cavegirls showed why they are one of the top teams in the state with a season sweep against the Clovis Lady Wildcats in two run-ruled games, 10-0 and 12-0. Just like in the first...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2019

Great week for Wolverines

TEXICO — Sunny, warm and pleasant beats cold, windy and crummy any day. But, Texico’s baseball team gladly took the latter on Tuesday because in such unfriendly conditions, they swept Santa Rosa 12-2 and 10-0 at home in a battle of District 7-2A...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 28, 2019

Clovis school board announces new superintendent

CLOVIS - The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education announced Tuesday that Renee Russ would be the successor to outgoing Superintendent Jody Balch. The word followed an executive session of over...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 28, 2019

Pair approved for release on bond

PORTALES - Two people charged with conspiring in an armed robbery plot that left one Portales man dead were approved Thursday for release on bond. Two others charged with murder in connection with...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 28, 2019

Guv appoints new racing commission

ALBUQUERQUE — You can’t change horses midstream, but you can change the state’s horse racing commission before it picks a new racino licensee. That’s what Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham did last week. In the latest sudden development to the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 28, 2019

School board approves tentative budget

PORTALES - The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Thursday approved a tentative operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. It includes nearly $3 million more in state funding than...

 

Area meetings - April 28

Monday • New Mexico Environment Department water contamination public information meeting — 6-8 p.m., Town Hall, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-762-3728 Wednesday • Clovis Community College Board of...

 

Public record - April 28

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse: • Clayton James Vanderploeg, 29, and Jerone Bellini Asuncion, 28, both of Clovis • Isaiah Ulysses Lemons, 24, and Mary Jane Mata, 29, both of Clovis ...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 28, 2019

ENMU increasing renewable energy offerings

PORTALES — Over the past month, Eastern New Mexico University has made a pair of moves to increase the university’s offerings in the area of renewable energy. On April 19, its board of regents approved a resolution that identifies renewable...

 

Our people: Doing what she loves

My name is Susan Alman. I have lived in Melrose since 2014 and love it here. I was raised in a very small town much like Melrose where you left the house on the weekends after cartoons and a bowl of...

 

Local roundup - April 28

Clovis seeks volunteer for planning board CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking a volunteer to serve on its planning and zoning commission. Applicants must either live in Clovis or own property in Clovis. The commission meets 3 p.m. on the second...

 

Environment Department hosting water meeting

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Environment Department is hosting a meeting Monday night in Clovis regarding the chemical contamination to local groundwater supplies from Cannon Air Force Base. The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dr. Jay...

 

Appreciate a winner's talent while he lasts

Go ahead, James Holzhauer. Be excellent. Everybody loves a winner — except, it seems, when it’s someone running the board day after day and toppling records on “Jeopardy!.” Then suddenly that person is compared to a robot and told to “give...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 28, 2019

Stevie Wonder saved my attention span

I’ve never been big on streaming music. Name the service — Amazon Unlimited, Apple Music, Pandora Plus, Spotify, Tidal — and I’ve tried the trial run and canceled because I just don’t use it. I only have a streaming music service now...

 
 By Richard Smith    Voices    April 28, 2019

No time for cards - just caring

In response to Washington State Sen. Maureen Walsh’s comment that rural nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day,” I would ask Walsh and anyone else to spend time with rural nurses to discover what they really do for a...

 

No way to simply return to Iran deal

If there’s one thing the huge (and growing) field of Democratic presidential aspirants largely agrees on, it’s that the U.S. ought to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Last week, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke became the latest to...

 

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