Lady Rams win another state crown

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By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — As Portales’ players lined up to receive their medals for winning the Class 3A girls state tournament on Friday night, the PA announcer started calling names from the wrong team. It turns out, he’s not the only one who got the two teams mixed up. Motivated by the state seeding […]

Legislators review session

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By Marlena Hartz Elected officials and business leaders vented frustration with the 30-day legislative session Friday over scrambled eggs and gravy and biscuits. The morning meal, hosted by the Association for Industry and Commerce (ACI), reviewed the recent session, with commentary by local senators and representatives. About $1.7 million for regional capital outlay projects was […]

Main Street programs hope for downtown revival

By Marlena Hartz The quaint, red bricks that pave Clovis’s Main Street are at odds with other parts of the downtown district. Available parking is sparse and obstructs traffic, with spots for vehicles laid at an angle. Minimal lighting, in the form of utilitarian lampposts, bathes tiny portions of the district at night, leaving blocks […]

High school students get the beat at jazz fest

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By William P. Thompson Two Clovis High School jazz ensembles got some tips Friday from Los Angeles-based trombonist Scott Wakefield at Eastern New Mexico University’s jazz clinic. Whitfield, a recording artist for Summit Records who has worked with jazz legend Nat Adderley, was in town for ENMU’s Jazz Fest. The jazz fest is an annual […]

Dinosaurs rule at Tucumcari museum

Compiled by William Thompson The world’s largest collection of bronze dinosaur skeletons awaits visitors to Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari. Plenty of original fossils are on hand for natural history lovers, and children will delight knowing they can touch most of the exhibits and play in the children’s activity area. A paleontology laboratory […]

Rams falter in overtime at state tournament

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By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — After regulation, the game played out more like a regular season mismatch than overtime in the state tournament semifinals. The shooting lines in overtime speak volumes. Portales: 1-of-6 field goals and 0-of-2 free throws. Grants: 2-of-2 and 11-of-11. The Pirates survived two potential game winners at the end of regulation, […]