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ENMU women third, men 10th at College Daze

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women's team finished in third place, while the men’s team finished 10th at the school’s annual ENMU “College Daze” Rodeo Thursday through Saturday. The women’s points were all scored by newcomer Madelyn...

 

Greyhounds fall out of AFCA poll after loss

PORTALES — Three Lone Star Conference football teams jumped up in the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll, two teams also received votes and a fifth school fell out of the receiving votes category. The latter was Eastern New...

 

ENMU week 3 wrap: Lions prove tough

COMMERCE, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico’s football team was going to stay unbeaten, it was going to be with a Week 3 road victory against Texas A&M-Commerce, the nation’s 12th-ranked Division II team. And early in Saturday night’s Lone Star...

 

Mission for Hounds: Regroup

PORTALES - So Eastern New Mexico's football team wasn't able to beat the nation's 12th-ranked Division II team on Saturday, wasn't able to avoid its first loss of the season. Monday, the Greyhounds...

 

NM college costs among nation's lowest

ALBUQUERQUE - It is no secret that when it comes to lists about education, New Mexico is usually ranked near the bottom. But a recent report by move.org shows there is at least one list where the...

 

Area preview: Games getting crucial

It’s not just any weekend for the local football slate, it’s the last weekend of September. A milepost signaling that football season is heading into a critical stage, the games getting all the more crucial. Here’s a glance: Lake Arthur (2-3,...

 

Trial begins in 2018 slaying

PORTALES - Trial began Monday for a man charged with murder in connection with the April 19, 2018, death of Erika Zamorano in Portales. Jury selection took much of the day and ended with the...

 

Texas, part three for Wildcats

CLOVIS - We'll never know how Clovis High's football team might have fared if last Friday's road game against Lubbock Coronado hadn't been called due to inclement weather. With plenty of time still...

 

ENMU liquor license application gets preliminary approval

PORTALES — In a matter of weeks, Eastern New Mexico University might no longer be a dry campus. The university’s application for a governmental liquor license with on-premises consumption has been granted preliminary approval, according to a...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 25

Today • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission special session — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall...

 

ENMU men's soccer cracks top 10

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s soccer teams are still undefeated, and the men’s team is still rising in the polls. The men’s team, which set a new program mark last week at No. 13, now has...

 

Pages past - Sept. 25

On this date ... 1984: Pete Hulder had been named director of Clovis’ Community and Economic Development program. He replaced Mike Miller, who became chief of the Portales Fire Department. The CEDP was formerly called the Community Development...

 

Cirque Mei kicks off arts series

CLOVIS - Soaring acrobats draped in colorful clothing and accompanied by traditional music will bring a taste of Chinese culture to Clovis this weekend, kicking off the latest season of the Clovis...

 

AFJROTC program a formidable one

Not everyone is aware of some of the amazing activities taking place at Clovis High School in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program. Headed up by retired Maj. Alan Fiel...

 

Education digest - Sept. 25

Mesa teacher awarded grant CLOVIS — A Mesa Elementary School teacher was awarded a $1,000 grant from Intel and the Golden Apple Foundation, according to a release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Fourth-grade teacher Silvia Miranda received a $1,000...

 

Steps can be taken to lessen officer suicides

Chicago police Officer Paul Escamilla liked corny jokes. He had three children, coached his son’s little league team and played golf. A former supervisor called him “the guy that everybody could work with.” He earned more than 120 awards in 17...

 

There's no magic to make college free

Libertarians have a saying, often represented by the acronym TANSTAAFL: “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” This is a rule of reality as inflexible as any other law of physics, but...

 

Trump symptom of bigger problem

So the president came to New Mexico. What’s the big deal? He’s so predictably unpredictable these days that it’s starting to get boring. For the casual critic who takes no solace in The Traveling Trump Show, he’s not nearly as outlandish as...

 

Roswell couple faces more than 50 felony charges

ROSWELL — A Roswell couple faces more than 50 felony charges in connection to theft from the Cattle Baron restaurant franchise, according to court documents. Brian Casaus, 42, is charged with four counts of larceny, 21 counts of money laundering...

 

Local participates in state pageant

CLOVIS — Judith Andana did not take the state title this month, but hopes to continue in her charitable endeavors while wearing the title of Señora Clovis 2019. The state competition Sept. 14 drew 10 participants from across the state, of which...

 

ENMU to hand out eight awards

PORTALES — As part of its homecoming festivities this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University is planning to give eight awards to individuals and a business during the ENMU Foundation Breakfast on Saturday. Scheduled to be honored at the breakfast...

 

Curry seeks block grant funding

ALBUQUERQUE — Curry County was one of 24 applicants seeking Community Development Block Grant funding at a meeting Monday, according to a release from the county. Curry County Commission Chair Chet Spear, Road Superintendent Walon Jones and...

 

ENMU board facing busy agenda at meeting

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents has a busy Friday morning on the landscape, according to its agenda. Regents will have a discussion on the implications the Yazzie/Martinez ruling has for the college going forward. The...

 

Investigators waiting for lab results in July homicide

PORTALES — Investigators are still waiting on lab results before deciding whether criminal charges will be filed in the July 27 shooting death of Derek Garcia. “We’re still sticking with the fact that anything’s possible until we hear back...

 

Committee to begin planning outreach

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Complete Counts Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building to appoint a secretary and begin planning outreach efforts for the 2020 Census. The committee will present its 2020 Census Integrated...

 

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