Staff: Family Dollar robbed

A Family Dollar store in west Clovis was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, according to store manager Rick Moreno. According to Moreno: The robbery took place at about 9:57 p.m. A man wearing a black beanie, a white bandana and black sun glasses pointed a handgun at the assistant store manager and said "If you […]

Cooperative says copper wire stolen

Farmers' Electric Cooperative in the 3700 block of North Thornton was burglarized between midnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, according to Thom Moore, director of member services at Farmer's Electric. According to Moore: About $1,500 in copper wiring and two hand tools valued together at $500 were taken. About $2,000 in damages were done to two […]

Marchers honor King with trek through Clovis

The 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic March and Rally held Monday morning attracted citizens of various backgrounds and ethnicity to celebrate King's civil rights activism. An estimated 200 to 250 citizens marched in the parade. This was at least 50 less marchers than last year. Clovis Martin Luther Jr. Commission President Joyce Pollard […]

ENMU alum joins Bears staff

New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has said his assistant coaches will be key to his hope for success. Those coaches include former Eastern New Mexico University standout Michael Sinclair, the Bears' new assistant defensive line coach announced Friday. CMI file photo Michael Sinclair, shown during his jersey retirement in 2006 at Greyhound Arena, […]

Saturday area prep summaries – Jan. 19

Boys Fort Sumner 66, Tucumcari 61 Tucumcari (8-5) — John Garcia 7, D'Ontee Sandoval 1, Mark Preciado 5, Cody Ryen 7, Chris Crepsin 23, Luke Smith 14, Marcus Chavez 4. Totals 22 14-26 61. Fort Sumner (10-4) — Anthony Aragon 8, Garrett Hisel 10, Nate Maxwell 8, Shilo Boyle 27, Nick Sanchez 7, Talen Crist […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 20

La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

School Menus – Jan. 20

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon Roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks and ranch, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker's waffles. Lunch — Hot dog on […]

Creative Living: Hanging artwork featured on show

Information on hanging artwork, time savers for quilting, and using a Giclee process to reproduce images on canvas will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Interior decorator, Latriece Brooks is going to show a clever way to hang groups of artwork, whether it be paintings, photos, or […]

On the Shelves – Jan. 20

The following books are available to the public at: Portales Public Library The Round House by Louise Erdrich: In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal or relive what […]

Honors – Jan. 20

The following local students were recently named to college dean's lists: Sean Barel, Clovis, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan. Stacey L. Mata, Muleshoe, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas Heather Diane Cooke, Clovis, Howard Payne University, Brownswood, Texas

TV shows on slippery slide

T he question in United States education frequently comes down to whether or not young people are learning to write. Judging from what we see on television, nobody, or at least not anyone in Hollywood, has known how to write for a long time. By Hollywood, I mean TV land, where life is dominated by […]

Our People: A new stage in life

Before the Internet came along everything worth learning came from Dear Abby. Growing up rural small-town America, Abigail Van Buren provided us all with more worldliness than small town preachers would have liked us to get from our local newspaper. Dear Abby will likely continue as long as there are newspapers, but the advice column's […]

Dear Abby was must-read at one time

Before the Internet came along everything worth learning came from Dear Abby. Growing up rural small-town America, Abigail Van Buren provided us all with more worldliness than small town preachers would have liked us to get from our local newspaper. Dear Abby will likely continue as long as there are newspapers, but the advice column's […]

Texico rallies to top Bosque

TEXICO — Texico and Bosque, ranked fourth and fifth in Class 2A boys basketball, respectively, battled back and forth Saturday with neither able to gain much of an upper hand most of the way. Then Bobcats standout Andres Rivera went to the bench with his third foul midway through the third period, and the Wolverines […]

Big fourth pushes Lady Cats to win

ALBUQUERQUE — It's been a while since the Clovis High girls have had a tough test, and even longer since they've had to play from behind. The Class 5A top-ranked Lady Wildcats came up with a big fourth quarter Saturday night, overhauling No. 7 La Cueva 55-48 to improve to 15-1 for the season. It […]

Wildcats start fast, defeat Valley

For the fifth time this season, the Clovis Wildcats found themselves in a back-to-back scenario. For the second time, they've pulled a sweep. Drew Cole scored 16 points, and the Wildcats (11-4) picked up their third straight win in what could be described as a moderate upset, 64-59, over fourth-ranked Valley. Clovis, which returns home […]

Zias unable to complete rally at Commerce

COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Breanna Harris posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds on Saturday as Texas A&M-Commerce held off a late charge by Eastern New Mexico University for a 69-59 Lone Star Conference women's basketball victory. After the Zias scored the game's first basket, the Lions erupted for 14 consecutive points […]

Hounds can’t overcome slow start

COMMERCE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University erased an early 19-point deficit to take the lead with 14 minutes left, then went nearly five minutes without a field goal as Texas A&M-Commerce recovered for an 84-77 Lone Star Conference men's basketball victory on Saturday. Devondrick Walker led four Commerce players in double figures with 17 […]

Assistant DA says judge’s admonishment result of a ‘misunderstanding’

A Portales man accused of drunken driving will not face charges after a district court judge admonished an assistant district attorney for "judge shopping," court records show. Assistant 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Andrasko says it's all a misunderstanding. He said he took a felony drunken driving case dismissed by one judge to another court […]

Sia Poyer: Back where he started

It's like deja vu, but not really for Eastern New Mexico University volleyball with Sia Poyer taking over as head coach. Poyer, 45, served as an assistant under Mike Maguire for 14 years before leaving in 2005 to take the head coaching position at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. In his eight seasons with […]