Facebook bullying catches attention of Clovis police, school officials

Postings on a new Facebook page have prompted Clovis police and Clovis Municipal Schools officials to launch an investigation into online bullying. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders says no threats of violence have been made on the page, but his officers are looking into whether the posts violate New Mexico's harassment statutes. He says the […]

Lots of changes noted by visiting alumni

Several Eastern New Mexico University graduates of the class of 1962 laughed Friday afternoon as they tried to get their bearings on the campus grounds. For most of the dozen 50-year alumni in attendance at this weekend's homecoming it's been 50 years since they set foot on campus, yet the memories are fresh. "It's changed […]

US banks hit by more than a week of cyberattac

U.S. banks have been buffeted by more than a week of powerful cyberattacks, but the mystery surrounding their perpetrators lingers. One expert said Friday that he was suspicious of claims of responsibility purportedly made by Islamists angry at an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States, explaining that the widely-circulated Internet postings might have been […]

McGee: Enter the sandman

Some truckers would call it a "disco party," what some of us saw last Saturday on one of the town's main drags: An 18-wheeler stopped, surrounded by cop cars, lights a-flashin.' It reminded me of my own "disco party" back when I drove a big rig. I was hauling to Palm Springs, Calif. I made […]

West Nile hits Roosevelt County

Roosevelt General Hospital reported two cases of West Nile Virus to the New Mexico Department of Health on Friday. Hospital officials said the two patients were diagnosed through RGH out-patient services; however public health officials said the cases have not been confirmed through the Public Health department. Chris Minnick, public information officer for NMDOH, said […]

Press release: Police investigating cyber bullying

(From Clovis Police Department) Clovis, NM – Clovis Police are investigating several complaints of Cyber Bullying by Clovis school students on Facebook involving derogatory comments about fellow Clovis school students meant to annoy, seriously alarm and terrorize others without any lawful purpose. This conduct is considered Harassment under New Mexico State Criminal Law and each […]

Cats face challenge in Rams

There are plenty of things present for a football team to be distracted by during homecoming week. But the Clovis Wildcats might have their biggest distraction in what's currently missing. As practice has progressed this week, the Clovis players have walked by what used to be a circular team sign on the locker room floor. […]

Texico edges JV Cats on last-minute TD

The Texico Wolverines scored a touchdown and a 2-point conversion with six seconds left Thursday night to edge the Clovis High junior varsity 28-27 at Leon Williams Stadium. CMI photo: Tony BullocksTexico's John Myers turns the corner after making a catch during the first half Thursday night's game against the Clovis junior varsity at Leon […]

Foxes prepare for test from undefeated Rattlers

Fort Sumner has already faced one member of potent District 2-2A, and the Foxes are about to meet two more. The Foxes (4-1), who got credit for two wins last week when they beat Escalante after both teams' scheduled opponents had to forfeit because of a brawl in their game a week earlier, travel to […]

Goddard gets past Lady Cats

ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard opened by winning two tight games and the Lady Coyotes went on to beat Clovis High 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18 on Thursday night. CHS coach Gabe Apodaca said he wasn't that disappointed in his team's performance after the Lady Wildcats (5-6) lost handily in three sets at Class 1A three-time state […]

Thursday prep volleyball summaries – Sept. 27

Texico 3, Lovington 0 Lovington 23 23 19 Texico 25 25 25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Shaylee Anderson 8, Chasity Sharp 6, Sarah Daniels 5. Blocks — Sharp 2, McKenzi Mayfield 1. Digs — Mel Lucero 27, Lindsey Foote 8, Rae Lynn Prather 7. Aces — Prather 3, Mayfield 2, Shelby Vannatta 2. Assists […]

County manager joins board

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle was selected as the vice chairman of the New Mexico Association of Counties' Workers' Compensation Pool board of directors, according to an organization press release. He was elected at the board's August meeting. Sierra County manager Janet Porter-Carrejo was elected chairwoman. Gloria Jean Chavez of Gauadalupe County will remain as […]

No. 11 Buffs shut out ENMU

Dominic Furness had a goal and an assist and Carl Prestidge added two assists on Thursday as 11th-ranked West Texas A&M pulled away in the second half for a 3-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference men's soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Greyhound sophomore Abayneh […]

Community groups join drug disposal effort

Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and asks individuals to turn in unused or expired medication to locations in their communities. File photo The New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is […]

Area experiencing positive economic signs

Roosevelt and Curry counties are thriving in areas of wage increases and employment in a state that remains one of the three poorest in the nation, according to a recent Census Bureau report. Sue Stockly, Eastern New Mexico University associate professor of economics, says New Mexico is a poverty-stricken state but she feels wage increases […]

ENMU Alumni to be awarded

Alamogordo native and Eastern New Mexico University alumnus Paul A. Mapes will be one of four alumni recognized at ENMU's Outstanding Alumni Awards Saturday morning. Mapes attended ENMU from 1965 to 1969 where he competed on its debate team and served as a reporter and editor for the school's paper. Other accomplishments for Mapes included […]

Editorial: Can we please move to non-NFL referee topics?

Pardon a moment of snarkiness, but let's remember that the Earth didn't move overnight Wednesday when the NFL referees and owners patched things up and ended their petulant little strike. Now can we get back to learning more specific details about what is sure to affect all Americans, like who has the right stuff to […]

Amos: the feisty texas ferret

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the feisty texas ferret boss i don t know if you noticed or not but i skipped town the other day for texas […]

Brandon: Spend time on things that count

While mother and daddy were in seminary, the family budget was tight. So frugality was a word we lived by. Early on I became familiar with thrift shops and the exciting bargain basement at the Kansas City's Macy's department store. One time, Mother bought an old sofa at a thrift store. The couch looked terrible […]

Religion feature: Missionaries bring gift of sight

Missionaries George and Diana Franklin have provided free eye glasses to the needy in Africa for 15 years. Courtesy photos: George and Diana Franklin Diana Franklin adjusts glasses to fit an older gentleman in September 2009 in Atirir Village, Uganda. Courtesy photos: George and Diana Franklin Diana Franklin, top left, with missionary Andrea Burk as […]