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Articles from the August 12, 2018 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 12, 2018

Crockett readies for season in France

The only constant for Jaye Crockett is that he’s constantly on the move with his basketball career. Crockett, the No. 2 scorer in Clovis High history behind Bubba Jennings, is getting set to rock one more jersey overseas. This time it’s Le Portel... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 12, 2018

Lee reports good first week for Hounds

PORTALES — Lightning and thunderstorms during Saturday's inter-squad scrimmage couldn't dampen the spirits of ENMU football coach Kelley Lee and his team. For Lee and company, the first week of...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 12, 2018

Rams get in reps

PORTALES — Patience is a virtue, but even with a young football team, Portales coach Jaime Ramirez feels good about his team’s progress thus far. On Saturday morning, the Rams completed their...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 12, 2018

Cross country makes debut at Portales

PORTALES — With football practices already in full-swing, the focus now turns to the other fall sports. Portales’ boys and girls soccer teams, along with its volleyball and cross country teams,...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 12, 2018

Runners, spikers and soccer start Monday

CLOVIS — The high school games will start soon enough. Before they can, though, Clovis teams will be practicing, gearing up for what they hope are seasons that end with lengthy state playoff runs....

 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 12, 2018

Cats close out first week

CLOVIS — In a cool evening breeze — early-season football weather already — Clovis High's football team wrapped up two-a-day practices Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Though just four days remo...

 By David Grieder    News    August 12, 2018

Fresh fun at county fair

CLOVIS — Now entering its 98th year, there’s not much reason to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the Curry County Fair. Hence the theme, “Tried and True.” But that doesn’t mean there won’t still be a few things fresh this year, too....

 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 12, 2018

Familiar face takes lead

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Yes, that was a familiar name announced last month as the new commander/leader of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Lt. Col. John Caldwell was stationed at... Full story


See you at county fair livestock sales

With local county fairs perched on the horizon — Curry County’s opens Tuesday and Roosevelt County’s opens Aug. 21 — area 4-H and Future Farmers of America members are brushing, fluffing,...


Curry County Fair schedule - Aug. 12

Curry County Fair Schedule of events Monday-Saturday (Subject to change without notice) Monday-Entry Day • 6 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Junior Livestock entries accepted • 6 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Weigh and classify all Market Swine • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — H...


Events calendar - Aug. 12

Monday • Child Find screening — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Sumner schools. Bring infants, toddlers for early intervention pre-screening. Information: 575-355-7766 • Produce to People — 11 a.m. at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information:...


Debate is welcome, but investors decide if ponies get to run

Critics site the potential for more crime, more poverty and more opportunity for addiction. Proponents point to economic benefits and “something fun to do.” They’re both right, of course. Horse races outside a casino — or racino — would... Full story

 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 12, 2018

Too busy for antics of 'Christians'

I recently joined a fitness center to try to extend whatever years I have left — although I’m not sure what it matters (other than survival instinct). Even if I avoid diseases, accidents and...


Animal shelter ugly, but full of life

I brought what I thought were the right bits of equipment to launch my volunteer work at our local animal shelter — old clothes and the worn sneakers, collar and leash, dog and cat treats. I didn't... Full story


China isn't just another natural gas customer

New Mexico prospers on the new and innovative. Oil and natural gas production in shale formations has given us both. Starting about a decade ago, producers began to unlock massive new supplies of oil and gas from shale basins, using hydraulic...

 By David Grieder    News    August 12, 2018

José Villa leaves 'legacy of activism'

CLOVIS — After José Villa died in late June at his adobe home in La Villita, he was celebrated in New Mexico, California and beyond for his contributions as a community organizer, scholar and...


Our People: Pets? Yes... Ian, Gracie, Finnbar and Snowy

I am married to Matt, and have two grown children (David lives in Pittsburgh and is married to a wonderful young lady, Kelley - they are expecting their first child in November; and Katie, who...


Return of men to cheerleading bound to happen

The NFL preseason has begun and it’s time to cheer for your favorite team. But if you’re a Los Angeles Rams or New Orleans Saints fan your cheering may be led by a different gender. That’s...


Crafter shows off hottest yarns

Information on using water soluble stabilizers and problems facing pediatric dental patients will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...


School menus - Aug. 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant,...


Senior calendar - Aug. 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel sing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. BUNKO and games Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m....


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