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Legislature 2018 slated for Jan. 16 start

The focus of the 2018 New Mexico legislative session may be on the state’s budget, but there is plenty more that legislators on the east side of the state hope to accomplish. The session runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, and its primary purpose is to d...

 

Empty Stocking Fund - Dec. 3

Today’s family in need: A language barrier is one of the many obstacles this family of five faces. The family, which includes three small children, recently moved to Clovis to find work. Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren said that, while his...

 

Pages Past - Dec. 3

On this date ... 1972: Tom Gossett of Floyd and Wally Waller of Clovis were named as Roosevelt County sheriff's deputies under newly elected sheriff Odell Smith. A third deputy, Johnny Paiz of Dora,...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 3

Today • Secret Santa basketball game — 2 p.m. between Clovis and Portales fire departments at Portales High School gym. Admission: $5 adults, children free. Silent cake and pie auctions throughout game. Information: 575-763-0338 Tuesday ...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 3

Monday • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m. at 418 Main Street, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 ...

 

Lawmakers would feel settlements made from their own pockets

By the time you read this, there’ll probably be yet another powerful man — or two, or three — dethroned, cast out because of serious allegations of sexual misbehavior with subordinates. Wednesday, Americans awoke to the tweets, Facebook posts...

 

Cuzins say don't steal bees' honey

Editor’s Note: “Dear Cuzins” is an advice column written by cousins Chef Juandel, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy and Bootlegger Sloan. Cousin Wendel checks for libel. Deer Cuzins, Wit awl dis taulk...

 

Time to move or embrace Boxing Day

“That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is- a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of...

 

Lost ring must have a story

“Semper fi” — Marine Corps motto, meaning always faithful or always loyal. You could probably find one just like it on eBay, or maybe in one of the second-hand shops on Clovis’ Main Street....

 

Matchbox trucks make nice addition to office

I've long heard and respected the phrase "Power of the Press." Undoubtedly, you have as well. It wasn't until this week that I learned that expression could come complete with wheels and a die-cast...

 

Imperfections make holidays memorable

The holidays can bring out the best — and worst — in people. By people, I mean me. And by worst, I mean one goofy move after another. All in the name of perfection. Perfection is a double-edged sw...

 

Local roundup - Dec. 3

Curry County seeks feedback Curry County officials request public input for identifying ways “to make its programs, services and activities more accessible to persons with disabilities,” according to a news release. Feedback will inform an Americ...

 

Our People: Educator finds joy in students, music

Kayla Paulk was made in Hong Kong, born in Maryland, has lived in Cuba and California, but calls Orange Park, Florida, home. Paulk is a Navy brat. She moved to Portales in 2005 to begin a teaching...

 

Christmas, cool; decorating, not so much

Christmas would be really cool, except for all the decorations that come along with the season. There’s the tree, the nativity scenes the Christmas knick-knacks, stockings, wreaths, the office...

 

Rework skinnies for fresh looks

Reworking your favorite closet items is a lot easier than you think and is a lot more fun than dreadful, time-consuming shopping. And, a big benefit is saving your hard earned dollar. Don’t hit up...

 

Discover essential oils for your skin type

Information on healing mental illness through music and using a seam pressing template for quilt corners will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday...

 

School menus - Dec. 3

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, ranch salad, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn,...

 

Senior calendars - Dec. 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 3, 2017

Floats light up Clovis' Main Street

CLOVIS — On a warm December night that could have passed for spring weather, the annual Clovis Christmas Lights Parade helped kickoff the holiday season on Saturday. Put on by Clovis MainStreet,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 3, 2017

Portales pulls away, tops Clovis girls

CLOVIS — Throw out the numbers — and the accompanying letters — as in, 4A and 6A, when the Portales and Clovis girls basketball teams play. Not that size classifications are totally irrelevant, but in the case of this season — most specifical...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 3, 2017

Floyd boys seek state tournament return

FLOYD — A season ago, coach Steve Foust’s Floyd Broncos boys basketball team advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals. His Broncos managed to win 15 games overall, and accomplished a 7-4 record in a fierce district. Fast forward to 2017-18, and...

 

District realignment relief to Wildcats, Rams

CLOVIS — When the 2018-19 athletic year comes upon Clovis and Portales, they’re both looking forward to less travel and a fallback to classic rivalries. The New Mexico Activities Association board approved on Thursday a two-year alignment block f...

 

Buffs rout Hounds behind 22 from Evans

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's men did a stellar defensive job on David Chavlovich, as the Lone Star Conference's leading scorer was held to 14 points for the second-lowest output of his...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 3, 2017

Cold shooting buries ENMU women against WT

PORTALES — The Greyhounds went 0-for-13 from the field in the first quarter of Saturday's Lone Star Conference women's basketball game against West Texas A&M — resulting in just one point in the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 3, 2017

Texico cruises past Portales behind big night from Phipps

PORTALES — Texico's Nathan Phipps was just too much for the Portales Rams to handle in Saturday night's boys basketball showdown. The 6-foot-5 big man scored 25 points to lead his Wolverines to a...

 

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