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Articles from the March 17, 2016 edition

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Coyotes expect bumpy start for softball program

STAFF WRITER [email protected] DORA — For the first time in at least three decades Dora will field a softball team. Without any recent history of a softball team, coach Paul Luscombe and his...

 

Dora eyes state tournament

STAFF WRITER [email protected] DORA — Coming into his fifth season as head coach for the Dora baseball team, Mason McBee believes his 2016 squad has a legitimate chance at making the state...

 

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher Head coach Paul Luscombe talks to his team during Wednesday’s practice. This will be the first time in at least three decades that Dora has had a softball team. Their first game will be against Santa Rosa this...

 

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher Dora sophomore Hayden Skinner fields a ball during Wednesday’s practice. The Coyotes start their season off today in Logan as part of a round-robin tournament....

 

Thursday area prep baseball linescore — March 17

Hal Bogle Invitational At Dexter Quarterfinals Texico 25, Pecos 6 Texico 727 81 —25 19 3 Pecos 020 22 — 6 6 4 Tanner Dickerman, Ben Crist (4) and Rafael Maldonado, Jesus Maldonado (4); Vigil, Valencia (3), Quintano (5) and Duran. W ...

 

Cats, Lady Cats notch wins over Portales

Sports writer [email protected] CLOVIS — One side has almost everyone back from last season, the other is looking for some replacements. link Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis eighth-grader Kyra...

 

Clovis beats Rams, Lady Rams in tennis

Sports writer [email protected] CLOVIS — One side has almost everyone back from last season, the other is looking for some replacements. Based on that, the results were probably predictable on...

 

City approves plan

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The Portales City Council passed a motion to approve an updated comprehensive plan for the city at their meeting on Tuesday night. According to Portales Planning Director Donna Rutherford, the city updates...

 

Water authority gets clean audit

Staff Writer [email protected] Citing an adherence to standards, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority touted a clean audit during Thursday’s regular board meeting in Portales. “In our opinion, the financial statements referred to...

 

Pages past — March 18

On this date ... 1976: The Clovis YMCA had announced its board of directors, which included Gloria White, Eldon Smith, Harry Vohs and J. A. McDaniel. The Y had 3,650 members, according to the Clovis...

 

Brown: Shipping day cause for celebration

W hat comes around once a year and is always an occasion for food, family, friends, and more than a little celebration? Shipping day. Audra Brown Down on the Farm You look forward to it for months,...

 

To do list — March 18

Today • New Mexico AG Expo — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Admission: Free. Information: 575-356-8541 • Teen program — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Game day: Teen;s choice. Information: 575-356-3940...

 

Local roundup — March 18

Portales local receives award for second year Portales native Coby Carter, 20, was named the Western Swing male vocalist of the year by the Academy of Western Artists for the second year in a row. According to a press release, the academy’s...

 

Fire investigation continues

STAFF REPORT Portales Police Department officials reported Thursday afternoon that they had no further information regarding an incident in which two bodies were found inside a burned residence. Police and firefighters responded to the structure...

 

Helena: Spring: A time of spiritual awakening

I love to watch the motion of water, whether I'm at a pond, lake, river or by the ocean. It makes time stand still. But when I look long enough, I can feel myself moving with the waves, sometimes...

 

Meetings watch — March 18

Portales City Council The following were actions taken at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday at the Memorial Building: • City employee Ben Rodriguez was presented a 20-year service award by Mayor Sharon King, City Manager Sammy Standefer...

 

Road department requests seeking alternate routes

Staff report The Curry County Road Department is requesting motorists seek alternate routes with regard to maintenance on a series of roads slated for next week. An overlay of chip seal application is scheduled on Curry Road 14 from State Road 209...

 

CHS students receive awards

Staff report A trio of Clovis High School students received awards during the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state leadership conference in Albuquerque March 2-5. Sindy Granillo-Gold and Madison Lerman both received awards for knife...

 

Fire still under investigation

Staff report Portales Police Department officials reported Thursday afternoon that they had no further information regarding an incident in which two bodies were found inside a burned residence. Police and firefighters responded to the structure...

 

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