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It was a dark and stormy night … followed by a bright and stormy day, with a blizzard that summoned Alice Cooper and belted out, "Schools … out … for … Monday." I was set to go into the office, where hot chocolate and coffee were already available, but I needed more. The restaurant had […]

Our viewpoint: Washington needs more solutions, less bickering

An age-old political game is taking the United States to the brink of fiscal calamity once again. This time, with "sequestration" set to take effect Friday, the objective once more appears not to be to find a political solution, but only to lay blame at the feet of the other side. Here's an idea for […]

Curry County no leader on water usage

What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. How many gallons of water does each […]

Where does the white goes when the snow melts?

Ah, we're snowed in today, and I love it! I am a snow man, no doubt about it. Not the abominable kind, I hope. Just the very ordinary kind. ("Snow person" might have been clearer, but that would be dangerously close to the politically correct ravaging and neutering of the English language evidenced by such […]

Roads in Texas Panhandle reopen following storm

AMARILLO — Some roadways in the Texas Panhandle are reopening Tuesday as sunny conditions begin to thaw ice and snow-packed surfaces slickened by a massive blizzard that blanketed the region. Interstate 27 has reopened between snow-hammered Amarillo and Lubbock, about 120 miles to the south. Units with the Texas National Guard have worked to clear […]

CHS girls basketball capsule – Feb. 26

Clovis (24-2) vs. Hobbs (22-4) 7 p.m. today at Roswell High in a playoff for the top seed in this week's District 4-5A tournament Radio: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: The Lady Eagles snapped an 18-game winning streak for CHS, posting a 53-43 victory at Hobbs on Friday night. Of note: Clovis remained No. 1 […]

Since we’ve no place to go …

While Monday's blizzard brought most of the area to a crawl, there were a few adventurous souls willing to brave the winter weather. We caught up with a few of them: Rick Thomas sat in his wheelchair eating a ham sandwhich in the parking lot of the Foxy Drive-in. The drive in was closed, but […]

Post Office: Mail delays possible

The U.S. Postal Service said in a release Monday that all offices in the area should be open throughout the blizzard, but inclement weather could delay deliveries. Customers are asked to clear their mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris. Letter carriers are instructed to not deliver to mailboxes and locations that are […]

Tuesday’s school closures/delays

Here is a list of today's school delays and closings for Curry and Roosevelt counties as well as West Texas: Clovis Schools is on a two-hour delay for students; A.M. preschool is canceled. Muleshoe is delaying the start of school two hours. Clovis Christian is on a two-hour delay. Farwell will start school at 10 […]

ENMU men fourth in LSC indoor track meet

LUBBOCK — Isaiah Samoei carried the Eastern New Mexico University men's track team to fourth place out of six teams in the Lone Star Conference indoor meet on Saturday and Sunday at Texas Tech University. Samoei accounted for half of ENMU's 52 team points, winning the 3,000-meter run in 8 minutes, 37.05 seconds and the […]

Blizzard hammers region

A blizzard that plowed through the South Plains, bringing the area to a standstill, was the worst the area has endured in more than a decade, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. The storm packing 50 mph wind gusts left a wake of power outages and schools closings across eastern New Mexico and West […]

Monday snowfall totals

Snowfall Curry County Location Inches Portair 12 Clovis 9.5 Roosevelt County Location Inches Portales 1 3.5 Portales 2 1 Tolar 3.5 Milnesand 2.5 Source: National Weather Service

Parent seeks graduation change

The parent of a Clovis High student-athlete wants the school board to change CHS' graduation date because of a conflict with the state's spring sports championships. He said he doesn't feel graduating student-athletes should have to make a choice. Clovis High graduation is scheduled for May 18, the same date as the final day of […]

Metro beats Hounds 7-1, salvages series finale

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Sophomore right-hander Nick Hammett threw seven shutout innings and Metro State salvaged the finale of its four-game series against Eastern New Mexico University by beating the Greyhounds 7-1 on Sunday at Greyhound Field. Hammett (1-1) used 123 pitches in allowing four hits, with […]

Melrose/Fort Sumner seeding playoff reset – Feb. 26

A District 3-1A girls seeding playoff game between Fort Sumner and Melrose at Logan, which was on Monday due to the recent snow, has been resecheduled for 3 p.m. today and will now be played at Floyd. The Vixens (16-9, 2-2 district) and Lady Buffaloes (12-14, 2-2) were tied with Logan (18-7, 2-2) after Melrose […]

Clovis schools will delay school start

Clovis Municipal Schools will delay the start of school by two hours on Tuesday in the aftermath of Monday's blizzard, according to a school spokesperson. Also the school district's AM Preschool is cancelled. Other delays and cancellations for�Tuesday�reported to Clovis Media Inc.: Texico has cancelled school, according to Superintendent Miles Mitchell. Muleshoe is delaying the […]

Weekly LSC basketball update – Feb. 26

STANDINGS All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 14-4 18-7 Cameron 13-5 17-7 Tarleton State 9-7 16-8 Incarnate Word 9-7 13-11 Eastern New Mexico 8-8 11-13 West Texas A&M 7-9 15-9 Texas A&M-Commerce 7-9 14-12 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7-9 11-12 Abilene Christian 5-11 11-13 Angelo State 3-13 6-18 Wednesday's games Midwestern State 85, […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis school board

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the CMS administration building, 1009 Main. Agenda items include: A resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond election for May 7. The bond election would keep property taxes at current levels and create $20 million in general obligation bonds. […]

Police blotter: Feb. 26, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 8:08 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 8:12 a.m.: Caller reported a threat, 3000 block of North Prince Street. 8:30 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 500 block of Neptune Court. 9:16 a.m.: Caller reported a […]

Press release: Xcel Energy outage update

Issued at3:30 p.m. We currently have 1,037 customers without power in Texas and around 400 out in New Mexico. In Texas, 1,008 are out in Amarillo, but we're about to restore about 200 in the Estacado area. In New Mexico, most of the outages are in Clovis. We've had approximately 4,000 impacted by this storm […]