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Rams pull upset

GALLUP — Catcher Jeuliece Chavez had the softball rarity of a leadoff RBI single, and the Portales Rams scored a trio of runs in the eighth inning Saturday to pull a 15-13 first-round upset over seventh-seeded Gallup Saturday afternoon. Nicole Laur...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2019

State-ment win

TEXICO - As Wednesday night's state 2A first-round playoff game was beginning, a dark angry cloud was moving toward the Texico baseball field. It was hardly a bad omen for the Wolverines. Though the...

 

Industry must find emissions balance

There is no more disputing it: methane emissions are dropping even as oil and gas production continues to surge in America’s top shale basins, including the prolific Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, but it...

 

'Big' signing for ENMU women's hoops

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team made a big signing, literally and figuratively, by landing center Natalie DeLonge for the 2019-20 season. DeLonge, a 6-foot-4 center, comes to the Greyhounds after three years at Division...

 

Clovis sweeps district title meet

ROSWELL — Thursday brought yet another sweep for the Clovis boys and girls track teams. And this one happened at one of the most opportune times of the season — in the District 4-5A championships at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. Clovis’ girls wallo...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 12, 2019

Mueller's role for Congress should be long over

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller’s commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing. It’s not as though we don’t already have the special counsel’s version of events. He mustered...

 

Students to be recognized at meeting

PORTALES — Expect a packed house for Monday’s Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting as dozens of award-winning students are set to be recognized for their achievements. The first eight non-routine items on the agenda pertain to...

 

Eastern home to fab five

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University may not have gotten a slot in the weekend Lone Star Conference tournament, but it did find out earlier in the week it had five of its players named for postseason awards. Infielders Nicholas...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

Concerns raised about train speed increase

PORTALES - With just a few relatively routine action items for Tuesday's Portales City Council meeting, it was an item not listed on the agenda that generated the most discussion. Roosevelt County...

 

What's happening

Clovis sand volleyball accepting entries Entries are now being accepted for the Clovis sand volleyball leagues. Starting in June, games will be played in the women’s league Monday nights and the co-ed league Tuesday nights. Both leagues are compris...

 
 By Joe Guzzardi    Sports    May 12, 2019

Don't let robo umps ruin baseball

Just a few brief weeks into the 2019 Major League Baseball season, incontrovertible evidence has surfaced that computerized balls and strike calls cannot be far away. Before each game begins, the announcers offer their insights into the home plate...

 

Public record - May 12

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Jorge Martin Toro Ibarra, 56, and Mary Rose Garcia, 70, both of Clovis • Avery Scott Robinson, 26, and Danielle Monique Martinez, 24, both of...

 

Pages past - May 12

On this date ... 1959: Sophia Loren was starring in “The Black Orchid,” playing at Clovis’ Lyceum theater. “Bad? Sure, I’m bad,” her character said in promotional advertising. “It takes someone bad to tell you what it’s like at the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

United Way hosting 'Penny Wars' campaign

Representatives from various local businesses, organizations and government entities will be squaring off in an effort to avoid receiving a pie to the face, and more importantly, raise money for local children. The United Way of Eastern New Mexico...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 12, 2019

Senior committee welcomes new members

CLOVIS — The Clovis Senior Services Committee welcomed new members to the fold during its Wednesday meeting, and previewed four key events over the next three weeks. The board first welcomed its newest appointed member, District 4 representative...

 

Jail log - May 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Joseph Torres, 39, criminal damage to property (over $1,000) • Wayne Gilbert, 36, failure to appear on a felony charge • Daniel Rodriguez, 53, failure to pay fines...

 

Police seek to identify man in robbery

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is looking for help identifying a man accused of armed robbery Friday night. Officers were dispatched to a financial institution on the 1500 block of North Prince Street at 10:43 p.m. They were told by two...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 12, 2019

Bicyclist's loved ones mourn from across ocean

PORTALES — Johann Astner’s loved ones across the ocean are mourning his tragic death last month on the highway outside Portales, but they take some peace in knowing his last days were filled with new sights and adventure. Prior to being struck an...

 

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