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Once in a blood moon occurrence

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] It’s not exactly unheard of to see your neighbors pulling lawn chairs out in their front yard when they know a lunar eclipse is coming. There is always an air... Full story

 

Local students learn about playas, wildlife

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Fourth and fifth grade students from Dora, Elida and Floyd schools were given a wealth of scientific knowledge on playas and their inhabitants on Monday. Ogallala... Full story

 

Editor's notebook

Way to go Congratulations are in order for author Gary Mitchell, singer Halle Reid and Cadet Derik Todd Kuykendall, all from Clovis. • Mitchell learned over the weekend his collection of Amos the Churchmouse columns is a finalist for honors in the... Full story

 

Always willing to offer pronunciation advice

Liam Neeson was playing the part of a Kansas sheriff in an old movie I watched the other day. He’s Irish, but he sounded like a regular American from the heartland most of the time. It seemed like he must have had some accent coaching. Still, the...

 

Some words should keep the "g"

Liam Neeson was playing the part of a Kansas sheriff in an old movie I watched the other day. He’s Irish, but he sounded like a regular American from the heartland most of the time. It seemed like...

 

Defense department resists rules rollback

Military Update Thirty-one House members, most of whom, public records show, got campaign dollars from compound drug lobbyists, are pressing the Defense Department to soften rules set in May that block TRICARE coverage of compound medicines when... Full story

 

To do list

Today • After school at the library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Woodland Masquerade activity for grades K-6. Information: 575-356-3940 • Spanish folklore story of ‘La Llorona’ — 6 p.m. in Pecos Room at ENMU. Information: 575-5...

 

Pages past

Sept. 29 On this date ... 1985: An 18-year-old Clovis man was charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of his brothers, 17-year-old Juan Munoz and 9-year-old Fedencio Cardenas. Jesus...

 

Editor's notebook — Sept. 29

Way to go: Congratulations are in order for author Gary Mitchell, singer Halle Reid and Cadet Derik Todd Kuykendall, all from Clovis. • Mitchell learned over the weekend his collection of Amos the Churchmouse columns is a finalist for honors in... Full story

 

Pages past — Sept. 29

On this date ... 1985: An 18-year-old Clovis man was charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of his brothers, 17-year-old Juan Munoz and 9-year-old Fedencio Cardenas. Jesus Cardenas was also accused of shooting his mother, father... Full story

 

Police blotter — Sept. 29

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:22 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 2900 block of Smith Avenue. • 12:52 a.m.: Battery on a household member,... Full story

 

What's happening — Sept. 29

Today Turners Book Club — 7 p.m. Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday New Mexico Manufacturing Day —10 a.m. Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. Clovis. Information:...

 

Lunar eclipse draws residents outside

link Courtesy photo: Ronnie Cain A full moon lunar eclipse took place Sunday night, causing what is called a “blood moon” or “harvest moon” when the moon goes behind the sun’s shadow. Some...

 

New airport manager selected

STAFF REPORT A new airport manager will be taking on the Clovis Municipal Airport beginning Oct. 12, according to a press release from City Manager Larry Fry. According to the release, Fry selected Kyle Berkshire to manage the airport. Berkshire... Full story

 

Road closures expected for water line construction

STAFF REPORT Water line construction on Seventh Street between Cameo and North West streets beginning Wednesday will have part of Seventh Street closed until the weekend. According to a release from Legislative and Community Development Director...

 

Cameo Elementary in process of getting new roof

STAFF REPORT Cameo Elementary is in the process of getting a new roof, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Operations Deputy Superintendent Carrie Bunce. Bunce said two classrooms at Cameo have been sealed off since last winter due to a failure in... Full story

 

Area native awarded for conservation efforts

link Courtesy photo Tish McDaniel was awarded the Hamerstrom Award Thursday night by the Prairie Grouse Tech Council for her work in conservation in eastern New Mexico during her life. McDaniel is...

 

No. 9 St. Ed's routs Hounds 8-0

Staff report AUSTIN, Texas — The St. Edward’s men’s soccer team is on a serious early-season roll, as Eastern New Mexico University found out on Sunday. The Hilltoppers, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, broke a scoreless tie with four goals...

 

ENMU women third at Sul Ross rodeo

Staff report ALPINE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo finished third while the men were 11th over the weekend in competition hosted by Sul Ross State. The ENMU women scored 80 points, highlighted by a win in goat-tying by... Full story

 

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