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Roosevelt County teams prep to start on hardwood

ELIDA — Times have changed in boys sports at Elida. A lot. After years of struggling to even field teams, the Tigers posted a winning record in basketball in 2018-19 and reached this year’s 6-man state championship game in football. They hope to...

 

Triple threat at QB keeps Rams flying high

PORTALES — For most teams, at any level, losing the starting quarterback to injury is, at the least, cause for concern. Portales High, though, has seen its signal-caller go down twice, and in both...

 

Melrose, Texico dominate all-state volleyball squads

ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose and Logan dominated Class 1A volleyball all season, so it’s not a shocker they followed suit with the all-state volleyball team. The Buffs and Longhorns took nine of the 10 first-team spots and 11 spots overall, with...

 

Bronchos sweep Demons in debut

GRADY — Alicia Rush’s return to the sideline was certainly one to remember on Saturday night. Rush, who coached girls basketball at the school from 1998-2012 and is also Grady’s athletic director, won her first game back as coach as junior...

 

Clovis swim teams win at Carlsbad invite

CARLSBAD — Clovis’ boys and girls swim teams turned in stellar performances in their last competition before the Thanksgiving break. Last Saturday, the Wildcats competed in a dual meet at Carlsbad, with the Clovis boys winning 194-37, the Clovis...

 

Clovis puts 18 on district football team

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team’s 2019 season, which featured a District 2/5-6A championship, a 5-0 regular-season home record, and a spot in the 6A semifinals, has since earned even more rewards. When the all-district honorees were announ...

 

ENMU weekend basketball capsules

Men vs. Metro State (1-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Regis (3-1) 5 p.m. Saturday Last time out: The Greyhounds (0-4) fell 93-78 at West Texas A&M to open the Lone Star Conference season Saturday. The Roadrunners topped Northern New Mexico 77-74 Nov. 20....

 

Business as usual

TEXICO — Call it business as usual for the Texico boys basketball team. There’s a new head coach, new assistant coach, some new players. But the Wolverines are still expecting to compete in...

 

Meals on the town

Whether you're far away from family, don't have time to cook an elaborate meal or are just looking to be social this Thanksgiving, there are plenty of options in Clovis and Portales to eat a...

 

Focusing on small business

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s been a big push over the last decade to adopt Small Business Saturday. The idea is to encourage holiday shopping at home instead of online or at a big box store. This Saturday marks the 10th annual...

 

Wildcats optimistic for 2020

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s football season began and ended with a storm. The Wildcats’ Aug. 23 season opener at Leon Williams Stadium was abbreviated by lightning, thunder and torrential rains,...

 

Thankful 'for everything and to everyone'

My Dad, Hector Jesus Leal, grew up during the Depression in abject poverty in the small town of Mercedes in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He narrowly escaped death at least three times - once when h...

 

Homicide suspect arrested in Amarillo

The man accused in Clovis’ latest homicide was located in a vehicle in a parking lot and arrested without incident late Saturday in Amarillo, officials said. Steven Hogues, 34, of Albuquerque, is facing an open count of murder and felony...

 

Holiday weather looks threatening

Holiday travelers beware — the weather leading up to Thanksgiving this Thursday is looking treacherous. Rain, snow and ice are in the forecast before things begin clearing up on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 4...

 

Police warn against threat of theft

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is reminding residents that the holiday season is one in which to take extra precautions to avoid home and vehicle burglaries. The CPD advises: • Locking doors to vehicles and homes • Making arrangements...

 

Fire of Wildcat pride has been reignited

The recent build-up of excitement and anticipation for the semifinal playoff game our CHS Wildcat football team played last Friday has been riveting. The idea we’d made it this far was thrilling....

 

Pages past - Nov. 27

On this date ... 1979: Historic artifacts, along with valuable paintings, jewelry and firearms worth an estimated $280,000 were recovered by police in Clovis and Hobbs. The items had been reported missing months earlier in Texas by rare books and...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 27

Monday • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St.,...

 

Portales native to take part in parade

PORTALES — A Portales native is scheduled to take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in New York City. Rebecca Lee, currently attending South Plains College, will be one of the parade participants for her second time,...

 

Let's vow to be mindful of others this holiday season

We’ve seen thousands of sad stories in our time, but the case of a man found in his North Texas apartment three years after his death ranks right up there as one of the saddest. Ronald Wayne White, believed to be a Navy vet working as a defense...

 

Plenty to be grateful for every year

How can Thanksgiving Day be here again? Has it really been a year? Yes, it has, and this means it’s time again to remind myself of the things I’m grateful for on this Gratitude Day. You’d...

 

We can agree on being thankful

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, in my favorite month, every year. It’s my time to return to my roots, to Arkansas and her Ozark Mountains, where I was born and half-raised, and where the Clintons have been abandoned for Trump. Every year my di...

 

Bloomfield bound

PORTALES — When Portales High takes on top-seeded, unbeaten Bloomfield in Saturday’s 1 p.m. Class 4A state football championship game at Bloomfield, Rams coach Jaime Ramirez said the teams will...

 

Jail log - Nov. 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Colton Capps, 27, failure to pay fines ∞ Bryson Campos, 27, receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle ∞ Angie Venegas, 41, probation violation ∞ Joann McClendon,...

 

EPA fund in place to research PFAS cleanup

Clovis dairy farmer Art Schaap still can't sell the milk or meat from his cows. It's been more than a year since the animals tested positive for toxic chemicals that leaked into the dairy's water...

 

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