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 News    May 1, 2019

Area meetings - May 1

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St.,...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Area graduations - May 1

May 9 • Clovis Community College Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony — 1 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4025 • Clovis Community College RadTech Pinning Ceremony — 6 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Audit contract on light city agenda

CLOVIS — If the agenda for Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting is any indication — and be assured, it is — the commissioners are getting set for what may be their shortest meeting of 2019. Just two items are listed for the 5:15 p.m....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 1, 2019

Ex-chief gets no jail time on plea deal

Editor's note: The victim and those associated with her are not identified in this story, in line with Eastern New Mexico News policy not to identify victims of alleged sexual assault. A former...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Racing commission to hold special meeting Friday

ALBUQUERQUE — And they’re off ... again. The New Mexico Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 11:30 a.m. Friday at its boardroom at 4900 Alameda Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. This will be the first meeting since Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 

Religions aren't the source of human hatred

The timing, of course, was part of the intent. A gunman with a semiautomatic rifle walked into the Chabad of Poway synagogue during services Saturday morning and opened fire. It was the last day of Passover. At least one person was killed and three...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 1, 2019

No one should control others' choices

I’m sure there will be a final answer on the racetrack/casino any month now. Right? Those who support a local racino must see by now how giving government the power — permission from the people ...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    May 1, 2019

Professional bettor changing game

You may not be aware, but our pre-primetime way of life is undergoing a big change. Jeopardy! is being transformed. Like many Americans, I’m a fan of this game show, which I like for brain teasing entertainment value. I’m not a regular viewer...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 1, 2019

Holland's is 90

CLOVIS — Few people, never mind businesses, can say they’ve made it to 90 years old. One Clovis company will celebrate reaching that milestone on Friday. Holland’s Clovis Office Equipment Co., located at 601 N. Pile, will hold an open house to...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Jail log - May 1

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Guillermo Quintana-Carrillo, 49, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired), failure to maintain traffic lane • Darren Helms, 42, aggravated driving while under...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

In brief - Roosevelt County starts loop project

The Roosevelt County Road Department will begin work on Mesilla Park Loop Off of South Roosevelt Road N beginning today. This project is expected to be completed in two weeks, weather permitting, county officials said. The roadway is being enhanced...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Education digest - May 1

Fourteen local students win scholarships Fourteen local students were among the 35 scholarship winners awarded this month by the Plateau Education Foundation, according to a Plateau press release. Among the $8,000 scholarship winners were Jackson...

 

Ram baseball swept at Goddard

ROSWELL - How long was Portales' District 4-4A series opener against Goddard? Three days later, it was the series closer. The Rams took a 6-2 loss Monday at Goddard in a rain-delayed conclusion to...

 

Clovis track pulls out after weather delays

ARTESIA — Lightning proved a challenging opponent for Clovis’ track and field team this past weekend. More so than most of the Wildcats’ opponents this season. The ’Cats have been racking up...

 

ENMU's Ankerman named LSC hitter of week

RICHARDSON, Texas - Eastern New Mexico second baseman Nicholas Ankerman, following his best series so far this season, was named the Lone Star Conference's hitter of the week. Ankerman, a senior from...

 

Texico pulls split with Eunice

TEXICO — If the Texico and Eunice baseball teams are indeed seeded 1-2 in the upcoming state 2A tournament — as the Wolverines think they might be — Monday’s doubleheader could have been a good or bad omen for the green and white. When the...

 

Split keeps Hounds' playoff bid afloat

PORTALES — One spot remains in the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament. It could still belong to Eastern New Mexico, with a little bit of help. Cesar Capellan picked up his first win of the sea...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2019

ENMU to face LSC's fastest, strongest

PORTALES — College track and field season flies faster than the sneakers carrying runners around the oval. As the season began in March, it seemed like the Lone Star Conference track and field...

 

ENMU production will benefit hospital

When an upcoming weekend is as busy as this one (seriously, check out the events calendar for the next few days), I especially appreciate a two-for-one opportunity. The Roosevelt General Hospital Foun...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Lifestyles    May 1, 2019

We should live in world where we lift each other up

There is a lot of ugliness in the world right now. It would be easy to blame social media, the times we live in, political unrest, and a host of other things. And as these things go, people have laid...

 

Jesus can quench our thirst forever

You should probably drink a lot more water. It’s our age’s most oft-recited quasi-medical mantra. Never mind that most of us have long thought that the human body came equipped with an “idiot...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2019

Park doesn't feel different following title win

Harvey Park may be on top of the world, but his feet are planted firmly on it. Park, a 33-year-old Clovis resident, won the Legacy Fighting Alliance’s Lightweight Championship on Friday, earning a...

 

Clovis boys finish fourth at home invite

There was local golf aplenty over the last two days, with Clovis' boys and girls hosting the Colonial Invite and Portales taking part in the Piedra Vista Spring Invitational. 'Cats compete Missing...

 

ENMU names six Hall of Honors inductees

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s athletic department unveiled its latest Hall of Honors class Monday, with the six selections to be inducted during the school’s homecoming festivities...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 1, 2019

Agencies monitoring contamination

CLOVIS - There are still "more questions than answers" regarding the water contamination plume near Clovis. But state agencies maintained in a public meeting Monday night that it was monitoring the...

 

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