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Greyhounds climb up D-II poll

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University made a slight move up in the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll, taking four points in the receiving votes category Monday morning. The Greyhounds, who moved to 5-2 on the season with a...

 

CHS band sweeps Zia

CLOVIS - No matter where its plays or what it wins, the Clovis High band will always have a special place in its heart for the Zia Marching Fiesta. On Saturday, it gave a special performance to prove...

 

Vargas claims LSC special teams award

RICHARDSON, Texas — Tyler Vargas became the fifth Eastern New Mexico University football player honored this season for a weekly player award from the Lone Star Conference. Vargas, a senior from...

 

Week 7 wrap: Greyhounds keep Chile Bowl

SILVER CITY — The Eastern New Mexico football team went to Silver City and struck gold Saturday night. In the Chile Bowl at Western New Mexico University, the Greyhounds got their explosive rushing attack going again and rolled over Western 48-17,...

 

Wheel big deal on Saturday for Hounds

PORTALES — From the Chile Bowl to the Wagon Wheel game. Eastern New Mexico’s football team is pivoting off its 48-17 victory at Western New Mexico last weekend and into this Saturday’s Week 8...

 

New CEO signs on at PRMC

CLOVIS — Drew Dostal figured he’d have a long career in law enforcement and spend his adult life in Michigan, despite a failed early attempt to change that narrative. Medicine had other plans, however, and it’s since brought Dostal to Clovis as...

 

Area preview: Texico has final hurdle to district title

The Texico Wolverines could breathe a sigh of relief after outlasting rival Fort Sumner 26-20 on Friday and taking the lead in Class 2A District 6/7. They aren’t quite out of the woods yet, though, not with rival Santa Rosa looming in a 7 p.m....

 

Elida top seed in six-man

CLOVIS — A Saturday selection show was heavy on six-man football, but not so heavy on surprise as Elida received the top seed in the six-team bracket. The Tigers (8-0) receive a first-round bye...

 

Clovis soccer teams set to close out regular season

CLOVIS — It was a mixed bag for the Clovis High soccer teams on Saturday, with 1-0 scores deciding each team’s game. In the girls contest, played at Hobbs High School, the Lady Wildcats finished their regular-season road slate with a 1-0...

 

Rams hitting road

PORTALES — Despite the No. 1 ranking in Class 4A and a 7-1 record, coach Jaime Ramirez maintains the Portales Rams aren’t about to overlook anyone. Not even with longtime rival Lovington looming...

 

100 years of providing a home

PORTALES - For 100 years the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home has provided a place for children who have lost their family or been forced out of their homes to live and grow in a safe environment....

 

Former Buffalo Barnard finding way at Army

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cade Barnard has something in common with Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Dwight Eisenhower and Norman Schwarzkopf. Like those famous generals, Barnard chose to be a West Pointer,...

 

Incoming front to bring cold temperatures

A strong cold front is expected to bring snow to northern New Mexico and send temperatures plunging throughout the state over the next few days. Eastern New Mexico can expect its first hard freeze Thursday night and Friday morning, according to the...

 

Police investigating fire at Bella Vista

CLOVIS - The Clovis Police Department is investigating the Oct. 15 fire at the Arts Academy of Bella Vista playground as an arson. The fire began when school was out of session, but did lead to the...

 

Veterans town hall scheduled at CCC

CLOVIS — The Amarillo Veterans Affairs Health Care System has scheduled a veterans town hall for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Community College Town Hall. The event will include information on the Mission Act, smoke-free VA campuses and other...

 

Water authority to hear reports

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will hear numerous reports from board members and staff during its Thursday meeting, including a possible update on Clovis City Commission action regarding funding for the authority’s...

 

Two train-car accidents in Parmer County

A pair of unrelated train-car accidents occurred Saturday in Parmer County, law enforcement officials said. About 12:40 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, a man drove around the gates at the Buster Street train crossing in Bovina before his Chrysler 200S was...

 

Drug take-back day set for Saturday

The Curry and Roosevelt county Offices of Substance Abuse Prevention are partnering with local law enforcement for a prescription drug take-back day Saturday, according to releases from each county. In Clovis, drugs can be disposed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 

Senior center to hold health expo

CLOVIS — The Friendship Senior Center will hold an information and health expo from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. today, according to a release from the city’s senior services department. The expo will feature a dozen booths from area service providers, along...

 

Traffic signal work ongoing in Clovis

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis began work Monday on moving the traffic signal pole at the southeast corner of the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street. The public is asked to treat the intersection as a four-way stop while...

 

Curry to hold special meeting on Friday

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will hold a special meeting Friday morning, and plans to review the financial report for the first quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the county administration complex...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 23

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 • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 3 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E....

 

Business digest - Oct. 23

Roosevelt hospital receives award PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital was one of five hospitals in the state to receive the New Mexico Hospital Association’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network award, according to a release from RGH. Other...

 

Pages past - Oct. 23

On this date ... 1969: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tindle had purchased the Tennison house on Second Street in Melrose. In other Melrose news, compiled by Mrs. Carol Bennett: • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bryant had moved into the Acea Morgan rent house. • Mr. and...

 

Candidate Q&A: Texico School Board Position 1

Texico School Board Position 1 is up for grabs this year and two candidates are running. Sandymarie Pieratt and Derek “Kyle” Cain are both vying for the position. Jason Levi Queener was also in the initial running, but has since dropped out....

 

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