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 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2019

Police release video from fatal shooting

Click to watch Shooting Video Click to watch Interview Video CLOVIS — Brent Aguilar said he was in fear for his life and that of his fellow Clovis police officer when he used deadly force Oct. 8 while pursuing a car-thief suspect. “Officer...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 8, 2019

A few May tidbits from newspapers past

I collect tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from the first half of Mays past published in Roosevelt County papers: • May 1, 1955: Portales Valley Mills workers...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 8, 2019

Clovis track aiming for district titles

CLOVIS — The Clovis boys track and field team has been a district champion before and there’s no reason the Wildcats can’t be a district champion again. Winners of the District 2-6A title in each of the last two seasons, the ’Cats will be...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    May 8, 2019

Happy to share 'middle age' with another person

My husband Peter is preparing for the End Times. This might not be literally true, but it would certainly appear to be if you checked out the food supplies we have stashed away. Peter hates the fact that packages now contain less than they used to...

 

Texico begins quest

Texico’s baseball team has had one main goal this season — to win a fourth consecutive state championship. State 3A champs in each of the past three seasons, the Wolverines (16-5) will be vying for a 2A crown this year because of offseason...

 

Well-run meet

PORTALES - No matter how things went this past weekend, Eastern New Mexico's track and field program was going to come out of it having done something the Greyhounds had never done. Host the Lone...

 
 By Betty Williamson    Voices    May 8, 2019

Community saves

You probably know the African proverb about how it takes a village to raise a child. The Kanmore family of Portales might argue that it takes a community to save one. They're in a position to know. Th...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tennis, everyone?

Nearly a dozen area tennis players are hitting the courts today in Albuquerque, with their eyes on possibly playing for a state championship Thursday. Portales sends seven players to this week's...

 
 By Curtis Shelburne    Voices    May 8, 2019

Faith: Thank you, Mom, for birth and love

Sunday is Mother’s Day. May I hasten to say that having a Mother’s Day is a good thing. I am sincerely pro-Mother’s Day and pro-moms. Good ones deserve far and away more honor than they...

 

Not a happy ending

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University needed a miracle if it was to grab the final playoff spot in the Lone Star Conference over the weekend. But the only thing out of the ordinary was inclement weather, which transformed the...

 

Texico takes district

No Monday blahs this week. It was an exciting day of golf for local teams competing in their district tournaments. Texico’s girls team won the District 1-3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, with the Lady Wolverines’ Grace...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

Graduate finds her passion at ENMU

PORTALES - While some students enter higher education with a set plan for their next four years, others do so in hopes of finding their passion. Breanna Smith, one of 795 candidates for graduation...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 8, 2019

Hometown pick

PORTALES - There's a certain importance to keeping things local. Both Taylee Rippee and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball program can appreciate that, for different reasons. Rippee made...

 

Portales softball gets 10-seed

PORTALES — The Portales High softball team, coming off a third-place finish in District 4-4A, learned it would be the No. 10 seed in the Class 4A state softball tournament. Portales (14-12) is slated to visit seventh-seeded Gallup in a noon...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

Grad came distance to CCC

CLOVIS - It's not unusual for community college students to follow a long road to graduation, but for most Clovis Community College graduates, that road did not begin in Alaska. That's the case for An...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Meetings calendar - May 8

Today • New Mexico Environment Department Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau public meeting on gasoline contamination in the area of Commerce and Prince Streets — 7 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis....

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Graduation calendar - May 8

Thursday • 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...

 

Land protected near Melrose range

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A partnership between Cannon Air Force Base and The Conservation Fund has resulted in the protection of more than 30,000 acres of land adjacent to the Melrose Air Force Range, according to a Cannon release. A conservation...

 

Party to be held for first responders

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a party for first responders who battled the 267 Fire in April. The 5:30 p.m. Thursday gathering at Portales City Park will include hot dogs, soft drinks, ice cream and cookies...

 

Ingle reappointed to Legislature committees

SANTA FE — New Mexico State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, has been reappointed to various interim Legislature committees, either as a voting member or advisory member. Ingle, Senate Minority Floor Leader since 2000, represents...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

PHS takes home Enchantment award

ALBUQUERQUE - Portales High School took home its first award from the Enchantment Awards on Saturday. Junior Julian Valero won best supporting actor for his performance of Lionel, the Royal Steward,...

 

Mascot helping tackle truancy

Walking into Lockwood Elementary the other day, I came face to face with a Sasquatch-like character; definitely a bit startling. Immediately reaching out his fuzzy paw to shake mine, I realized all...

 

CHS senior gets Rowley award

CLOVIS — Chanse Bhakta has been selected this year’s winner of the Dick and Bertha Rowley award. The award, established by Richard, Nick and Mac Rowley in honor of their parents, is a $1,000 grant to a Clovis High School senior with the highest...

 

Road to be closed in Portales

PORTALES — The portion of West University Drive between U.S. 70 and Avenue O will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday for road repairs. BNSF Railways will have an employee present at the work site to ensure safety. A detour will...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 8, 2019

We still haven't learned Voltaire's lesson

It’s fascinating how easily people accept something they would otherwise know is wrong when someone they view as an authority figure tells them it’s right. Voltaire observed, in 1765, “Those who...

 

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