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 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Rebound continues for Hounds

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico football team is lately the kind opponents don’t like to play, the streaking kind, the winning kind. Saturday at Greyhound Stadium, Eastern took its third straigh...

 

ENMU women fall in regular season finale

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico was the better offensive team for nearly all of Sunday’s pivotal regular season finale against Angelo State. The Rambelles, however, were the better scoring team for...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Prep soccer: Clovis boys net fifth seed, girls 10th

It’s a big deal for Clovis’ girls soccer team to be returning to the state playoffs. But it’s perhaps a bigger deal that the Clovis boys soccer team is making its state playoff return at home....

 

ENMU roundup: Rodeo finishes fall season strong

LUBBOCK — In their final rodeo of the fall semester, the Eastern New Mexico men’s and women’s teams made it their best. The men took sixth place in team standings, while the women finished...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Clovis boys heavy favorite in district meet

CLOVIS — Last week’s Pre-District cross country meet in Carlsbad was aptly named because it gave the Clovis team a fairly accurate preview of how Friday’s District 4-5A meet will likely go. In...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Playoffs commence for four area teams

State playoffs are what football teams strive for, the only place they want to be in mid-to-late autumn. Four local teams are there this weekend, ready to begin their run at state championships. While some other area teams — Clovis, Portales and...

 

Rams hope to wrap up 3/4-4A title at Lovington

PORTALES — Plenty is at stake for Portales Friday night in Lovington. A district championship and a first-round bye are the main rewards. The best reward, Ram coach Jaime Ramirez said, is to be...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Plenty at stake for Clovis, La Cueva

CLOVIS — Monday, the Clovis High football team was back at it, facing the start of a normal practice week after enjoying a bye this past weekend. Hopefully for Clovis, the time to rest was helpful...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

State rep: Racino not guaranteed

CLOVIS — A local state representative is not convinced the New Mexico Racing Commission’s planned award of a sixth racino is a “foregone conclusion.” Nor does he think Clovis is clearly in support of hosting one. Rep. Randal Crowder,... Full story

 

CHS band 8th in national contest

CLOVIS — There were many “wow” moments at the Bands of America Super Regional in St. Louis over the weekend. But Clovis High Band Director Bill Allred said two stood out. One was when the band arrived, to find they were among 74 elite bands...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

Early voting turnout skyrockets

The General Election is Tuesday. But voting is already fast and furious across the region. That's the word from election administrators for Curry and Roosevelt counties, who told The News on Monday...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 31

Today • Preschool storytime “Halloweenies” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Costumes welcome. Information: 575-356-3940 • Fast 45 Lunch and Learn — noon-1 p.m., Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 31

Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 N. Main St. Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority special board meeting — 9 a.m., ENMWUA office, Sitterly...

 

Election ballot

Voting locations Curry County Early/absentee in person • Curry County Administrative Complex, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 • North Plains Mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Election day (voters may use any location...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

Man hospitalized in shooting

CLOVIS — A man was in critical condition Tuesday in a Texas hospital after being shot twice last week in Clovis. Leroy Jaramillo, 55, of Clovis, was flown to Lubbock in critical condition after being shot once each in his neck and shoulder....

 

Opinion: It's a scary night; be careful out there

Some special interest groups would have us believe crime increases on Halloween night. This might be true, or not, depending on many factors: the weather, the night of the week, whether communities offer organized activities, etc. All we know for...

 

Opinion: Racino shouldn't be up to majority

Those who play politics are asking people to vote for or against the racino. Some say it will help the economy. Others say it will bankrupt people, both morally and financially. I say such things...

 

Opinion: Older but not necessarily wiser

SANTA ROSA — Getting old sucks. At least that’s what I’ve heard. OK, I’ll admit it. I’m getting there myself. I’m 62 years old — but I’ve always been about 10 years younger, in maturity, than my actual age. In my teens, I rebelled aga...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 31

Racino no-brainer for economic development When I first heard New Mexico would award a racino license, I was excited for Clovis. When I moved here in 2014 — and acquired two hotels in 2015 — I was told a hard truth: Curry County’s gross-receipt...

 
 By Newsday    Voices    October 31, 2018

Opinion: Let all people of good mourn with synagogue

In a horrifying moment, joy was shattered. The members of Tree of Life Congregation came together in uplifting prayer Saturday morning in what they thought was the safest of places — their synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. It...

 

Opinion: Getting a movie is writer's dream

The Public Broadcasting Company last week announced America’s 100 favorite books of all time, at least among readers of today, according to an extensive survey they engineered. I was a little...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 31, 2018

Town hall planned on water contamination

CLOVIS — A town hall meeting — possibly at the end of next week — is planned to discuss water contamination around Cannon Air Force Base. That’s according to Col. Stewart Hammons, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon, who s...

 

Clovis to look at city manager agreement

CLOVIS — After one year on the job, the Clovis City Commission will decide on a more long-term agreement with City Manager Justin Howalt. Howalt, who rejoined the city at the beginning of last October, said a three-year employment agreement coming...

 

You might be amazed by what you've been missing

I started helping assemble the events calendar for the Eastern New Mexico News this month and it has made me keenly aware of two things. First, it’s crazy how many things there are to do on any...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 31, 2018

Who's the best-dressed guy or ghoul?

CLOVIS — If the thousands of costumed kids who attended Boo in the Zoo at the Hillcrest Park Zoo on Sunday are any indication, eastern New Mexico residents will likely see a lot of superheroes in...

 

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