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 […]

Christian values should set us apart

I have had a request from a reader this week for a column I wrote several years ago. So I am offering my column about my mother's silver to my readers this week. I have told it before but early on I found out what it meant to save something for a designated purpose. When […]

a view from under the pew: amos suffers rejection

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. boss my ego is reeling from three simultaneous rejections i sent some of my poems to three mousey publications one said my poems […]

Greyhounds rally from 17 down for overtime win

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Maybe the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball just takes a while to warm up. For the second straight game, the Greyhounds shot lights out in the second half, this time shooting nearly 65 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes and overtime to beat Angelo State 87-81 Wednesday […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 31, 2013

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 31, 2013

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

Sen. Pat Woods says system of regent appointments too political in nature

Republican state Sen. Pat Woods of Broadview is supporting proposed constitutional amendments sponsored by Las Cruces Democrats Rep. Jeff Steinborn and Sen. William Soules requiring elections for some university regents now appointed by the governor. The amendments proposed in House joint resolutions would require elections board of regents members at the University of New Mexico […]

Letter to the editor: Volunteers for air museum sought

An exploratory committee is needed for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum. That was the consensus among the 30 people who attended my presentation on that air field's history, my on-going research, and my vision of a World War II museum to commemorate Fort Sumner Army Air Field (FSAAF). Following the presentation, many persons had […]

Deregulation of motor carrier business needed

T here is the one piece of legislation proposed this session that will jump-start new businesses by ensuring more New Mexicans can get a ride without being taken for one. It's HB 194, drafted by Think New Mexico and sponsored by Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Farmington, and Carl Trujillo, D-Santa Fe. It would finally open the […]

Grooming future leaders

Arguably one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs in the force — only the best and brightest answer the call to help maintain and develop the national defense structure that requires a steady flow of motivated men and women who perform a wide range of duties in the world's greatest Air Force. A member […]

Commentary: For your health – Flu update

The New Year influenza season is turning out to be a robust one. You cannot turn on the national news or browse the Internet without encountering some article discussing the "flu epidemic." A recent update from public health agencies that track disease rates indicates that the U.S. is in the middle of a moderately severe […]