Thursday area prep summaries – Jan. 31

Boys District 3-1A Fort Sumner 49, Logan 31 Logan (12-7, 0-1) — Wyatt Strand 4, Tyler Mehl 3, Hayes Frost 12, Chris Roberts 6, Jacob Gudgell 4, Jared Daniels 2. Totals 12 4-10 31. Fort Sumner (13-5, 2-0) — Anthony Aragon 15, Nate Maxwell 6, Shilo Boyle 14, Nick Sanchez 2, Talen Crist 4, Michael […]

CHS weekend basketball capsules – Feb. 1

GIRLS Clovis (18-1) at Artesia (14-7) today, vs. Roswell Goddard (9-11) Saturday Both games set to start at 7 p.m. On the air: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 60-35 on Saturday at home. Both opponents played on Thursday night, with Artesia losing at Albuquerque Academy 56-51 while Goddard played at Portales […]

No criminal charges will be pursued against former Clovis officer

Former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos has been charged with two traffic violations for his involvement in a 2010 fatal crash, according to his attorney Dan Lindsey. The crash resulted in the death of passenger Mary Castillo and severe injuries to the driver, Edith Payton. A criminal indictment against Gallegos was dropped in May after […]

Police blotter – Feb. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 6:13 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damages, 1100 block of Park Drive. 7:42 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 600 block of Georgia Street. 8:28 a.m.: Caller reported a battery, 1400 block of Cameo Street. 9:04 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damages, 100 block of Columbia […]

Sen. Woods’ gay marriage view challenged in letter

Anne Jezek wants to know how two people loving each other affects Republican state Sen. Pat Woods, who has introduced legislation defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Jezek joined ENMU Gay Straight Alliance president and student Robert Johnston Thursday in drafting a letter to Woods. As an advocate and ally of […]

PRMC boss says Medicaid expansion ‘positive’ change

Plains Regional Medical Center Administrator Hoyt Skabelund says he hasn't seen any changes yet at the Clovis hospital from the Affordable Care Act, but is enthusiastic about the expansion of Medicaid it should bring. "The change that recently occurred can be very positive for hospitals and physicians," Skabelund said. "New Mexico will participate in the […]

Gray fox beneficial to area

A few nights ago my neighbor said that a dog just cleared his five-foot high backyard fence slicker than a whistle. I said, "Hate to say this, but that may not have been a dog." I asked him if the animal had a dark-tipped tail, and he said he thought it did. My comment was, […]

Zias hope to prove LSC poll wrong

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing isn't that surprised her team was picked for last place this season in the 10-team Lone Star Conference. That said, she'll be disappointed if the Zias actually finish 10th. "We've got a good team," said Sigwing, beginning her fourth season at ENMU. "We're still young, but (with […]

Selfishness not necessarily evil act

One of the self-evident tenets of libertarianism is that of self-ownership. You own your life, and the products of your life. If you didn't own yourself, you couldn't give your life to someone else since it wouldn't be yours to give. That has implications in every aspect of life, from the interpersonal to the religious. […]

Public opinion more powerful than regulation

The influence of public opinion can be greater than any government mandate. That must be the message delivered the other day by PepsiCo Inc., the maker of Gatorade, the most popular sports drink in the nation. PepsiCo received complaints about brominated vegetable oil it had used in the energy drink. The gripes came from customers […]