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Rams ready for softball title run

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The Portales Lady Rams softball team has earned the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A state tournament thanks to a 21-5 regular-season finish, including a perfect 8-0...

 

Meetings Watch: Clovis City Commission, May 6

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford were present. All action items passed on 8-0 votes. • A Veterans Resource Day was approved for 10 a.m. to...

 

Wolverines' Dickerman, Karger set for next level

Sports writer [email protected] TEXICO — Texico senior Brannon Karger has known since seventh grade what sport he would pursue at the high school and collegiate levels — basketball. link...

 

Commission battles over ballots

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] Clovis Mayor David Lansford only votes to break a City Commission tie, and said he has intuition on when those deadlocks may occur on lower board appointments. Commissioner Tom Martin read that as clairvoyance,...

 

ENMU women add guard

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has added Grants senior point guard Haley Hall for its 2016-17 campaign, according to a release from the team. Hall was a three-time all-district first-team...

 

Commissioners introduce voter ID ordinance; final vote June 2

By Kevin WilsonMANAGING [email protected] With about 10 minutes of discussion, and an assurance that a vote cast in Clovis should always be free of charge, the Clovis City Commission on Thursday introduced an ordinance that would require...

 

Jail staff honored

STAFF WRITER [email protected] As part of National Correctional Employees Week, employees of the Portales Detention Center were honored for their efforts on Thursday afternoon. The roles that...

 

Sheriff's office seeking potential witness

STAFF REPORT Police are continuing their search for a man they believe to be a witness to a shooting Sunday that left a Clovis man dead. The Curry County Sheriff’s Department said investigators are...

 

Locals pray for nation

Managing Editor [email protected] There was a distinct message at Thursday’s Portales prayer event as residents gathered in front of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Area residents were...

 

Senior profiles — May 6

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Beggs Treyton Beggs plans to attend Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. “I’m...

 

Brown: Harvest good reason to eat at 2 a.m.

Do you know how hard it is to find a decent meal at two o’clock in the morning? In a small town? Big cities seem to have both a reason and a willingness to do business after plenty of folks have...

 

Pet of the week — May 6

Gender: Male Age: About 3-4 months old Breed: Pitbull mix Personality: Energetic Story: This puppy was found and brought in last week. According to Tony Martinez, animal control officer, he’s a big...

 

Pages past — May 6

On this date ... 1976: A hail storm had wiped out multiple wheat fields near the Texas-New Mexico line. The pea-size hail cut a five-mile wide path of destruction, officials said, causing extensive...

 

Rodriguez: Books were my multi-media

This is a continuation of last weeks’ column about being raised in a mostly oral history tradition of the Hispanic culture. We didn’t have many children’s books. But the books we had … they...

 

To do list — May 6

Today • Dance and Experimental Film concert — 7 p.m. at ENMU’s Mainstage. Admission: $5. Information: 575-562-2711 Saturday • Elizabeth Williams Sr. recital — 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 ...

 

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