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Articles from the September 16, 2018 edition

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Turtles topic of federal lawsuit

CLOVIS — Moments after Marc Anthony Baca led a chant of "turtle power" to pump up the crowd, individuals wearing costumes nearly identical to those popularized by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

 

Hundreds walk to shine light on suicide

CLOVIS — Hundreds of people came out to Hillcrest Park on Saturday to shine a light on suicide. Clovis hosted its first Out of the Darkness Walk, part of a nationwide series of community walks put... Full story

 

Program to help keep students' plates full

College students often end up with a lot on their plates. Many are living away from home for the first time and adjusting to life in a small space with a perfect (or maybe not so perfect) stranger,...

 

Fiesta de Familias set for tonight in Portales

PORTALES — Free food, music and games are coming to Lindsey Park in Portales tonight for the annual Fiesta de Familias. Organizer Pilar Moreno said when event was originally created 27 years ago, there were a lot of shootings on the north side of...

 

Shooting victim shouldn't be on trial

In the break-in and shooting death of Botha Jean, we the jury, find Botha Jean guilty. Sounds crazy, right? A person is shot to death by an intruder in his own apartment, and it’s his fault. But that’s what appears to be happening in Dallas, wher...

 

Tax, pension reform deserve more attention

The announcement that New Mexico’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year is now $1.2 billion in surplus is welcome news. After a decade of fiscal and economic challenges, there are signs of life in...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 16

Today • Fiesta de Familias — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free food, music, Lindsey Park, Portales. Bring your own chair. Information: 575-356-6662 Thursday • Town Hall — Underage drinking, 5:30 p.m., Clovis Community College Auditorium, 417 Schepps Blv...

 

More civic engagement enriches lives

Times have changed. Things have changed. People have changed. These are just a few examples of the statements of generalities we’ve likely heard. Change is inevitable and can be positive. Recently, I’ve experienced a change that seems to be... Full story

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 16

Monday • Roosevelt County Commission — 2 p.m at Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St. Information: 575-356-5307 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 57...

 

Pages past - Sept. 16

On this date ... 1961: "Big Bad John," the coal miner's anthem written by Jimmy Dean and Roy Acuff, had been released and was headed to the top of the Billboard charts. It begins: "Every morning at...

 

Not so perfect 10: Clovis survives Artesia to stay undefeated

CLOVIS — It’s probably not a 1:1 ratio, but it’s undeniable: The bigger you get, the bigger the target on your back gets. The Clovis Wildcats, with the target growing by the day, took what was...

 

Clovis boys race to win at NMMI

ROSWELL — Clovis’ boys cross country team kept rolling along Saturday, crushing the competition at the New Mexico Military Institute Invitational. But, shhhhhh. Don’t remind the Wildcats of how good they are. “We’re starting to group up a...

 

College soccer: ENMU men tie at Lubbock Christian

LUBBOCK — The definition of a compromise is where both sides walk away unhappy. The term could likely be applied to Lubbock Christian and Eastern New Mexico, as they ended Saturday’s...

 

Girls soccer: Clovis falls at Eldorado

ALBUQUERQUE — For the Clovis girls soccer team, it was a rough weekend. After improving to 8-0 on Thursday, the Lady Wildcats traveled to Albuquerque for a pair of tough tests against Albuquerque High and Eldorado. And they fell 3-1 against former...

 

What's Happening - Sept. 16

The Clovis Rotary Club is accepting registrations for its third annual miniature golf tournament, set for Saturday at Casel-Land Fun Center. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m., with a lunch and hole-in-one competition included. Registration is...

 

Portales soccer teams sweep Saturday

POJOAQUE — The Rams girls soccer team had a big bounce back win on Saturday, following a 4-0 shutout loss at St. Mike’s the day before. Portales scored three first-half goals in a 3-0 win over Pojoaque Valley to move back to the .500 mark....

 

College soccer: Hounds hammer Crimson Storm

PORTALES — Bailey Bosley wasn’t sure she would do it. Her coach wasn’t sure she could do it. In a game where most doubt was eliminated, Bosley took out the nanometer of doubt that remained with...

 

Football roundup: Texico, Farwell notch wins

Another weekend of area football passed with another dose of mixed results. Elida played its first home game since 2010, Texico returned to the .500 mark and Dora suffered its first loss of the season. It all kicked off Thursday with Melrose...

 

Nonvarsity sports update - Sept. 16

Cubs top Portales The Gattis Cubs seventh-grade football team defeated Portales 21-0. Scoring for the Cubs were Jett Stone with a 50-yard touchdown run and Kash Roberts on scoring runs of 45 and 35 yards. Roberts also kicked all three conversions....

 

TexAnns sweep Hounds

PORTALES — Friday’s home opener for Greyhound volleyball was a confidence booster, as Eastern took Angelo State down to the wire in a loss. A key injury forced coach Sia Poyer and company to...

 

Top-ranked Commerce avoids upset at ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico put itself in a prime position to rock the world of Division II football, with 14 minutes remaining and just one score away from upsetting the No. 1 team in the...

 

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