Articles from the May 10, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 10, 2018

Man accused in shooting out on bond

PORTALES — Angel Loya, accused of shooting Dylan McKay dead last month in Portales, was approved Wednesday for release on bond under house arrest with an ankle monitor, among other conditions. Loya, 22, pleaded not guilty at the hearing to the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 10, 2018

Parent arrested after alleged shooting threat

CLOVIS — A Clovis parent was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to shoot up his child’s middle school. Gattis Middle School and Clovis High School Freshman Academy were on lockdown for just over an hour following the threat reported... Full story

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 10, 2018

Roosevelt candidates square off on guns, marijuana

PORTALES — Concealed carrying, marijuana legalization and economic development were just a few of the topics covered by Roosevelt County magistrate judge, sheriff and county commission candidates at a public forum Tuesday night. Master of...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 10, 2018

CCC students to celebrate degrees, certificates

CLOVIS — Hundreds of Clovis Community College students will celebrate earning a degree or certificate this school year during Friday’s graduation ceremony. Scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center, students are looking forward to celebrati...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 10, 2018

DWI suspect acquitted by jury

CLOVIS — Randall Pruit hugged his defense attorney Wednesday in court after a jury acquitted him on his ninth DWI charge. Pruit, 54, was found not guilty of aggravated DWI, failure to maintain traffic lane and speeding in connection with his Oct.... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 10, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Tribute to the fallen

American flags will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday as a tribute to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, according to a press release from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Known as “Peace Officers Memorial...

 

Workshop empowers youth to look ahead

A group of over fifty of our middle school students participated in a remarkable event earlier this week called, “Envisioning Your Future.” This program is an extension of the many activities...

 

Events calendar - May 10

Today • Movie Madness — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Movie: “Heavyweights.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Mother May I.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Clovis...

 

'Only two things' to flint knapping

In the time it takes most people to eat lunch, Portales flint knapper Tommy Heflin can pick up a chunk of obsidian, chip away at it with homemade tools, and turn it into a perfect arrowhead with...

 

Meetings calendar - May 10

Today • Portales Board of Education — Noon in the board room of the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene Ave., Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Clovis Commission on Older Adults — 3 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City...

 

Keeping coal plants viable only makes sense

Over the past decade, a revolution in the U.S. gas industry has clouded the outlook for coal in the production of electricity. Coal’s share of the nation’s power supply has tumbled from more than 50 percent to 30 percent today. But don’t count...

 

Pages past - May 10

On this date ... 1978: The Altrusa Club of Clovis, under the leadership of President Nancy Taylor, was gearing up for its ninth annual Mother's Day Smorgasbord. The three-hour event was held in the Cl...

 

Jail logs - May 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Amelia Sandoval, 64, driving while under the influence, driving or moving an unsafe vehicle, operation of vehicle on approach of emergency vehicle • Fabian Vasquez, 27,...

 

Texico cruises into 3A semifinals

RIO RANCHO — The Texico Wolverines sprinted out to a great start in defense of their Class 3A title Wednesday morning. But Texico knows it’s only starting a marathon, being held in an Albuquerque metro area that's already feeling like summer....

 

Crockett helps Bakken win 16th league title

AARHUS, Denmark — The Bakken Bears are one again champions of BasketLigaen, this time with Clovis native Jaye Crockett leading the way. The Bears defeated Horsens IC 83-76 on Monday to finish off a 4-0 sweep in the league championships. It was the... Full story

 

Clovis' Cruce named 2-6A baseball coach of the year

CLOVIS — Clovis baseball coach Richard Cruce has been honored as coach of the year for District 2-6A, according to a release from Clovis Municipal Schools. The award is selected by all of the coaches in 2-6A, which includes Clovis, Santa Fe,...

 

DeLaCruz, Dodd highlight awards for ENMU baseball

CANYON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference, on the eve of its baseball tournament, handed out plenty of honors at its postseason banquet. Seven of those awarded were Eastern New Mexico University...

 

Rams win pair to open softball tournament

RIO RANCHO — The Portales Rams no-hit their first opponent, and got outhit by their second opponent. All that mattered to the Rams on the first day of the Class 4A state softball tournament was...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 10, 2018

Hounds hope to roll out three wins

PORTALES — The 2018 season has seen its fair share of ups and downs for Eastern New Mexico baseball, but they recently remedied that by making school history, as the Greyhounds qualified for the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 10, 2018

Wildcat philosophy: Every point matters

CLOVIS — If anyone knows the importance of depth at a state meet, it's Clovis boys track and field coach Mark Sena. As a Fort Sumner High School athlete, Sena competed in the shot put and took...

 

Floyd, Melrose fall in 1A/2A quarters

RIO RANCHO — Wednesday was a tough day for local teams in the NMAA Class 1A/2A baseball tournament at Rio Rancho High School, as both Melrose and Floyd got knocked out in the quarterfinal round. The No. 3 Buffaloes (15-5) saw their three-peat bid...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 10, 2018

Ram track team optimistic

PORTALES — One last hand-off. One last jump. One last throw. One last sprint to the finish. Twenty-three Portales track and field athletes — 13 boys and 10 girls — will compete at Friday and...

 

CMS hires new AD, basketball coach

CLOVIS — Familiar names have been selected to fill leadership roles in athletics at Clovis Municipal Schools. Lonnie Baca, a longtime coach and teacher at CMS, was named athletic director. Jaden Isler will be the Cats’ new boys basketball coach... Full story

 

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