Downed pilot’s remains back in US

Staff report An Air Force pilot with local ties, killed 10 years ago in Iraq, has been formally laid to rest in the United States. Remains and flight gear from Maj. Troy Gilbert were returned Monday night to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, according to the Air Force Times. Gilbert, who was stationed at […]

Greyhound soccer gets late goal for win

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ENMU senior forward Ryan McManus dribbles past two Lubbock Christain defenders in the first half of Saturday’s match at Greyhound Stadium.McManus would assist on ENMU’s final goal of the game, helping the Hounds win 2-1.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR The Easter New Mexico men’s soccer team earned a much needed win Saturday afternoon, beating conference opponent Lubbock Christian 2-1 at home. The Greyhounds (3-5-1, 2-4 Heartland) found the much needed win off two goals from first-time scorers Raith Houle and Mitchell Meisinger. Both players have been around the […]

Gateway Christian edges Dora Coyotes

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — The Dora Coyotes (2-2) gave 8-man No. 1 Gateway Christian everything they had on Friday night, only to come up short in a 30-26 loss to the state’s No. 1-ranked 8-man team. The Coyotes matched the Warriors (4-0) score for score in the game. The difference? Two-point conversions. “We scored the […]

Stopping by to visit

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Norman Petty Studio tour guide and host Jay Parmenter of Clovis provides information Friday afternoon about the studio to a group while Ellen and Eddie Stallings of Amarillo listen. The Stallings have been regulars to the Clovis Music Festival and plan on attending on both nights.

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER Ellen and Eddie Stallings share a love of 1950s history — from vintage cars to classic rock and roll. That’s why the husband and wife traveled for the second time from Amarillo to Clovis to attend the Clovis Music Festival this weekend. The annual festival turns 29 this year, […]

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Portales club sponsors free community swim

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The second annual free swim day will take place from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Portales City Pool. The free swim day is sponsored by the Portales Kiwanis Club and is open to the public.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER Area families will have the opportunity to enjoy a day of swimming at no cost to them on Thursday. The second annual free swim day, sponsored by the Portales Kiwanis Club, will be held from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Portales City Pool as “something to […]

Roosevelt County primary results

Republican primary ballot President • Donald J. Trump: 966 • Ted Cruz: 145 • Benjamin S. Carson: 65 • John R. Kasich: 53 • Jeb Bush: 47 • Carly Fiorina: 8 U.S. Representative, District 2 • Steve Pearce: 625 U.S. Representative, District 3 • Michael H. Romero: 249 • Michael Glenn Lucero: 223 Secretary of […]

Regional: Clovis Memorial Day events to happen

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer A pair of events are slated in Clovis Monday in commemoration of Memorial Day. The Curry County Joint Veterans Council has organized a service at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens, while the Clovis Municipal Airport will host a fly-in. “The Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard will participate in the […]

State baseball, softball results — May 11-14

(Seeds in parentheses) BASEBALL Class 6A Thursday’s quarterfinals At Santa Ana Star Field, Albuquerque (2) Carlsbad 5, (7) Eldorado 3 (1) Rio Rancho 5, (9) Las Cruces High 1 (5) Rio Rancho Cleveland 7, (4) La Cueva 1 (6) Volcano Vista 3, (3) Rio Grande 1 At Isotopes Park, Albuquerque Friday’s semifinals Carlsbad 7, Volcano […]

State large-school track results — May 13-14

Friday, Saturday At UNM track facility, Albuquerque BOYS Class 6A Team standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 67; 2. Volcano Vista 61; 3. Eldorado 47 1/2; 4. Alamogordo 46; 5.Rio Rancho 33; 6. (tie) Clovis and Manzano 26; 8. Onate 25; 9. (tie) Albuquerque High and Hobbs 24; 11. (tie) Atrisco Heritage and Mayfield 18; 13. […]

Saturday area district track results — April 30

At Fort Sumner DISTRICT 6-2A Boys High-point individual: Damien Lowry, Logan 27 1/2. Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 168 1/2; 2. Logan 129 1/2; 3. Melrose 64; 4. Dora 24. Area results Field events Shot put: 3. Caleb Terrell, Fort Sumner 37-7 3/4; 4. Calin Wood 37-7 1/2.; 5. Hunter Sparks, Fort Sumner 35-2 1/4; […]

Montoya convicted of second-degree murder

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DeAngelo Montoya, 18, heads away from the Roosevelt County Courthouse escorted by sheriff’s office Transport Officer Drew White. Montoya was convicted of murder for the second time on Friday.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor DeAngelo Montoya, 18, was convicted of murder for the second time Friday afternoon. The Portales teen was accused of shooting and killing Portales college student Angel Vale, 21, in July 2010 when he was 13 years old. After being convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 and that conviction being […]

EPAC brackets, Thursday summaries

BRACKETS (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Texico Wednesday Game 1: (8) Floyd 48, (9) Tatum 41 Game 2: (3) Grady 63, (6) Fort Sumner 54 Game 3: (4) Logan 59, (5) Dora 32 Game 4: (10) Clovis C 67, (7) San Jon 47 Thursday Quarterfinals Game 5: (1) Texico 63, Floyd 23 Game 6: (2) […]

Hounds falter in final frame

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ENMU's Sarah Stinnett goes for a fastbreak in the first half of the Hounds game against Texas Women's University Tuesday night. Stinnett finished with 14 points and four assists, but the Pioneers defeated the Greyhounds 59-54.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The ENMU Greyhounds had everything going for them in the first three quarters of their conference opener against Texas Women’s University. Then the fourth quarter happened and the Hounds had no answer as the Pioneers put up 22-points en route to a 59-54 victory at Greyhound Arena. The game […]

Portales girls fall to Tascosa in overtime

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Portales almost dug its way out of the worst first half it’s had the entire season, but a solid effort in the second half and overtime was not enough to escape a 62-59 setback against Tascosa in the first round of the Caprock Classic. Markaasia Richardson scored 14 to lead a […]

Boswell: Lack of integrity hurts other

I’ve been thinking a lot about integrity lately. I recently stumbled across a situation where it appeared someone was lacking integrity in what they were doing, but I not only did not have the means to prove it, but being an outside, third party, it was not place to say anything. I think most people […]

School menus — Nov. 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Fruit pocket. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: No school Thursday: Thanksgiving Friday: No school *All breakfast meals are served with 100% fruit juice, […]

No rest, no problem for ENMU volleyball


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Coming into Saturday’s match, the Midwestern State volleyball team was looking to notch its first Lone Star Conference win of the season. The ENMU Greyhounds made sure the Mustangs left Greyhound Arena with a zero in the conference win column, beating MSU 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17. Less than 18 […]

Late field goal downs Wildcats

Clovis juniors Micah Gray, left, and Bubba Alonzo talk following Gray’s 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Rio Rancho. The host Rams beat Clovis 37-34.

By Gary Herron Special to the News-Journal RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho and Clovis have staged some epic football games in their long-standing rivalry. Suffice it to say, the Rams’ 37-34 victory Friday night at Rio Rancho Stadium may have been the best of all. Let’s call it “The drive.” The Wildcats (3-2), who last […]