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 By David Grieder    News    December 5, 2018

NMED pushing Air Force on water

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The U.S. Air Force could face thousands in daily fines if it does not quickly comply with state recommendations regarding chemical contamination to groundwater supplies linked to military firefighting activities at Cannon...

 

Opinion: Some still awaiting return of liberty

For decades I’ve had my doubts about whether America is still the land of the free. With rules and enforcers everywhere you look, it doesn’t seem so. I’ve been wrong. Most Americans are free...

 

Opinion: Still looking for reasons to believe

SANTA ROSA — I’m an optimist by nature, but lately I’ve been having a hard time. Like most Americans, I’m none too pleased with our political leadership. We have an amoral and narcissistic president who says he doesn’t even believe in one...

 

Opinion: We could use a president like George H.W. Bush

It’s fitting that former President George H.W. Bush, whose diplomacy helped end the short Gulf War and the long Cold War, is being remembered in death for words he uttered in his 1988 nomination speech: “Kinder,” “gentler,” and “1,000...

 

Opinion: Adults teaching MMA, not sportsmanship

Basketball is a religion in Northern New Mexico. More people attend a Thursday night basketball game than all the churches in the Valley combined on Sunday morning. There is no doubt the passion and emotion of the game is strong here. However,...

 

Opinion: Considering a new purpose in life

Now that my presidential campaign has been flushed down the crapper, it’s time for me to get on with my life. I did not abandon my campaign, my campaign abandoned me. I imagine my campaign manager was arrested and the rest of my staff (many in...

 

Opinion: That dern Bruce and other fun memories

I saw a lady wearing a Princess Leia t-shirt on Monday. That made me think of Oklahoma. Here’s how my mind got there: I grew up next door to a drive-in movie theater just outside Muleshoe. Between...

 

Faith: Movie appeals to child-like hope that lives even in adults

I have a date with a nearly 5-year-old kiddo, my nephew Gavin. We are kicking off the holiday by watching “Elf” on the big screen. Rounding out this group of elf-watchers is Gavin’s mom, and...

 

Faith: Christmas trees don't have to be perfect to be beautiful

My earliest Christmas memories are mostly wrapped around our family’s Christmas trees. I remember Mom making creamy hot chocolate and my sister stacking the spindle of the old record player with an...

 

Opinion: Cookie Drop looking for local bakers

Calling all local bakers: The hunt is on for cookies — 10,000 of them, if you’re counting — to sweeten the lives of the young men and women stationed at Cannon Air Force Base this holiday season...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 5

Today • Preschool storytime “Out of This World” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teens and tweens “Holly Jolly Christmas Crafts” — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S....

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 5

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, Room 512. Information: 575-769-4001. Monday • Clovis High Plains Historical Foundation — 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 5, 2018

Family ties aplenty for Dora girls

Any girls basketball team might say it’s a sisterhood. Dora could make a more literal claim to the term. This year’s Dora girls team includes younger sisters of former players, plus a pair of sisters playing together on the current roster....

 

Jail logs - Dec. 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Janeth Ramirez, 23, failure to pay fines • Elba Flores, 51, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Matthew Orozco, 22, non-residential burglary, breaking and...

 

In brief - Dec. 5

Valdez nets hole-in-one CLOVIS — Roy Valdez of Clovis sunk his first hole-in-one Nov. 28 at Colonial Park Golf Course. Valdez’ ace came at 2:27 p.m., and was witnessed by Cipriano Griego, Paul Pacheco and Alfred Rubio. He used a Calloway Big...

 

Pages past - Dec. 5

On this date ... 1968: Thespians and the choral department at Clovis High School were presenting "South Pacific" at Marshall Auditorium. John Mills was playing Emile Delbek, the French plantation...

 

ENMU men reach .500

PLANO, Texas - The Eastern New Mexico men's basketball team went on a run at just the right time. Crunch time, after all, is always the right time for a run. As a result, the Greyhounds beat Arkansas...

 

Floyd expects turbulence early in schedule

FLOYD — We want another one, just like the other one. That’s the cheer you’ll usually hear for a made free throw. But right now, that’s kind of what Floyd girls basketball fans are getting. The 2018-19 team is another one, just like the...

 

Hounds start off hot

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team is off to its best start in 13 seasons, and everything seems to be clicking. By all indications, nothing should change this weekend. The...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 5, 2018

Elida girls aim to remain on top

Elida has a new girls basketball coach, but nothing has really changed for the program. Keith Durham is not Jaden Isler and vice versa. Isler has his own style of coaching and Durham his, so there will be a difference there. The program, though,...

 

Seven Wildcats make 2/5-6A first team

Clovis High’s football team played better than its 4-7 record indicated. The Wildcats played eventual state champ La Cueva tough, probably should’ve won the game. Over the weekend, Clovis was rewarded for its solid play throughout the fall, as...

 

Boxing matches on tap for Saturday

(Editor's note: This event was scheduled for Dec. 8, but was rescheduled for Dec. 15 due to weather concerns) CLOVIS — Saturday is fight time in Clovis, as Roy Walker Recreation Center will play host to the “Rise of a New Era” event on Dec....

 

Rams dominated District 3/4-4A football selections

PORTALES — The Portales High football team cruised through its District 3/4-4A schedule, winning all three games by a combined count of 150-20. So it wasn’t exactly a surprise when the all-district team was released following the football season...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 5, 2018

Curry gets water update

CLOVIS - During the public input portion of Tuesday's meeting, the Curry County Commission heard an update on the chemical contamination affecting private wells near Cannon Air Force Base. 27th Specia...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 5, 2018

Holiday events stack up in Portales

PORTALES - Look for a stacked few days of holiday celebrations in Roosevelt County, starting with a double whammy of music and pageantry Thursday evening, the annual Christmas parade on Friday and...

 

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