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Portales girls claim eighth-straight victory

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams’ dominance over their fellow Class 4-4A opponents continued on Tuesday night as they defeated the Ruidoso Lady Warriors 63-20, winning their eighth-consecutive game. Ruidoso (10-12, 0-2) started out the game scoring the first four points but a 16-0 Portales run quickly ended any doubts as […]

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Opinion

Jail, police staff deserve praise for good sense

The woman accused of vandalizing and setting fire to multiple Clovis businesses on Thursday night was released on bond just 24 hours after the nightmare. Her freedom lasted only 36 minutes, however, because, as Interim Police Chief Doug Ford told us, “somebody was just doing their job.” It seems a Curry County jail employee alerted […]

McDonald: Rubio could win New Mexico

We’re four months away from the primary elections in New Mexico — a lifetime in the world of politics. By the time New Mexicans get to vote for their choice in the already-dwindling field of candidates for president, the races will probably be down to two clear front-runners in the Democratic and Republican parties. Chances […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Med school on horizon for spelling champ

She’s a known champion speller, but that’s not who she is. She’s a well-rounded student that’s very driven. Ariel Kokoricha was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father is a local doctor who originally moved the family to Fort Sumner to begin his residency. The family moved to Clovis when they decided they didn’t want to […]

Terry: I like my Jell-O Bronco orange

The groundhog has spoken and I’m prepared for six more weeks of orange Jell-O. Orange Jell-O, you say; this global warming stuff is getting out of hand. It may snow in San Francisco this weekend, too. Orange Jell-O is on my mind because that’s my Super Bowl bet with my wife, the perpetual pessimist. She’s […]

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