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Cats look to boost defense

Staff writer [email protected] Whether the defense is 4-4, 3-4, 4-3 or 4-2-5, they’re all just numbers to the Clovis Wildcats. link Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jordan Holguin, who led Clovis in...

 

RAMBLIN' RICK COLUMN: He may go, Bob

Ronnie Jones believed in the power of athletics to build character and instill life-long lessons. That’s how one kid wore cowboy boots during football practice. And nobody was a bigger fan of the Muleshoe Mules. “He would always talk about how...

 

Non-football fall sports get going Monday

Sports writer [email protected] After falling short in their bid for a third consecutive District 4-5A title last fall, the Clovis High boys soccer team is looking to start another streak in the new District 4-6A. The Wildcats, as well as all oth... Full story

 

Brown scores 13 in Lobos' second Italy win

Staff report PESARO, Italy — The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team stayed perfect on its Italy tour Saturday, notching a 70-54 win over the Adriatic Sea Sirens. Junior Brea Mitchell hit four 3-pointers as part of her game-high 16...

 

Learning their lines

Staff report Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez and his staff pretty much know what they have in the skill positions as they prepare for the upcoming season. The offensive and defensive...

 

Fun, games at health fair

link Anna Crook: Staff photo David Briseno, director of outreach for the Portales La Casa, was dunked Saturday at the annual La Casa health fair as a joke by 17-year-old volunteer September Northrip....

 

Lobo women stay perfect in Italy

Staff report PESARO, Italy — The University of New Mexico stayed perfect on its Italy tour Saturday, notching a 70-54 win over the Adriatic Sea Sirens. Junior Brea Mitchell hit four 3-pointers as part of her game-high 16 points in the win at Pesaro...

 

Party barn lived eventful life

link David Stevens Editor At 85, it’s sagging and full of holes, abandoned about a mile west of Cannon Air Force Base. The grounds around it are covered in weeds and spent shotgun shells. Pigeons... Full story

 

It's a wonder you weren't killed

link Baxter Black On the edge of common sense When you hear cowboys tellin’ stories, it’s common for a listener to say, “It’s a wonder you weren’t killed!” “Well, all I did was rope... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    inherit    August 9, 2014

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KEVIN WILSON: Staff photo Portales coach Jaime Ramirez talks to Ram players about the importance of going hard throughout practice Thursday morning at Portales High School.... Full story

 

Understanding deployment event offered to teachers

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base is offering local school teachers tips Monday and Tuesday aimed at providing insight on how to work with children whose parents are deployed. The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to host Teachers...

 

Events calendar — Aug. 10

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598....

 

Police blotter — Aug. 10

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:45 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1400 block of North Abilene Place. • 1:35 a.m.: Deputy requested, 1500 block of Simnacher. • 5:59 a.m.: Animal complaint, 900 block of...

 

Living on the edge

linkA life filled with challenges and a supportive family has made MarkAnthony Baca into a multitalented performer and mentor. Baca is a self-proclaimed daredevil and has been doing stunt work for...

 

Living on the edge

link Courtesy of MarkAnthony Baca MarkAnthony Baca on the set of the SyFy television series “Defiance” on December 2012 in Georgetown, Texas. A life filled with challenges and a supportive family...

 

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Courtesy of MarkAnthony Baca MarkAnthony Baca on the set of the SyFy television series “Defiance” on December 2012 in Georgetown, Texas.... Full story

 

Pigs, pigskin and Pepsi — what a morning

link Karl Terry Karl Terry Local columnist I met a pig on a walk-around the other day. He grunted several times but had little else to say. Driven by a young man with his new show stick. Roadwork befo...

 

Pigs, pigskin and Pepsi — what a morning

link Karl Terry Local columnist I met a pig on a walk-around the other day. He grunted several times but had little else to say. Driven by a young man with his new show stick. Roadwork before the... Full story

 

Senior calendar — Aug. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily...

 

Senior calendar — Aug. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily...

 

Choices shaped by circumstances

link Clyde Davis Local columnist With school looming on the immediate horizon, even more immediate for staff and faculty, it’s a fair time to revisit the question of quality vs. quantity, of accessi...

 

Choices shaped by circumstances

link Clyde Davis Local columnist 'With school looming on the immediate horizon, even more immediate for staff and faculty, it’s a fair time to revisit the question of quality vs. quantity, of... Full story

 

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