Midwestern State routs Hounds

It was a game of runs, and one where Eastern New Mexico University's men were run off their own court. Midwestern State opened the game with a 9-0 blitz, held off Greyhounds comebacks with two separate 8-0 runs before the half, and used a 13-0 burst to blow open what turned into an 82-53 Lone [...]

Zias upend Mustangs

If the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team was discouraged by its 0-10 start, the Zias aren't acting like it. A blowout win over BYU-Hawaii to cap a three-day, round-robin event in Alaska in mid-December finally gave ENMU something to smile about, and the Zias returned from their holiday break on Monday with a [...]

Fugitive captured Saturday wanted for assault

New Mexico State Police on Saturday at a Clovis hotel arrested a fugitive from Washington state who was wanted for assault, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said Fernando Jesus Lorea was arrested without incident after officers were able to call him out of his room at the Traveler's Inn and take him into custody without [...]

Democratic officials: Fiscal ‘cliff’ deal reached (Updated)

WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials. Under the deal, taxes would remain steady for the middle class and [...]

Year in review’ Capture of two fugitives top story

The capture of two of the most notorious fugitives from justice for Clovis and the nation — accused child killer Noe Torres and convicted killer Edward Salas — dominated headlines in 2012. The capture of both men some eight months apart ended years of international manhunts connected to the 2005 murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez [...]

Hotel Clovis issued temporary seal of occupancy

Clovis city officials have issued a temporary seal on a certificate of occupancy for the Hotel Clovis, and expect to issue a full certificate well before the seal expires in 60 days. "They still have a few minor items to comply (with)," Building Safety Director Pete Wilt said, "but big picture, they're going to do [...]

Police blotter - Jan. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:02 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 2900 block of Ross Street. 4:42 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute in progress, 100 block of North MLK Boulevard. 1:45 p.m.: Caller reported a motor vehicle accident blocking the roadway, near Paseo Village [...]

Government far exceeds boundaries

Federal overreach and the unending growth of Washington's power has been a real problem for decades. That may be a trite statement these days with Washington now in firm control of Americans' health care, but a real-world example from right here in New Mexico should give us all pause. In 2005, Peter and Frankie Smith [...]

Legislature needs multifaceted plan form lottery scholarships

Democratic state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would permit high school graduates to take a couple of years off before deciding whether to attend college without losing lottery scholarship eligibility. While that's an interesting start in reforming a scholarship fund that is facing insolvency, it [...]

Police: Tucumcari city commissioner dies from gunshot wound

New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting death of Tucumcari City Commissioner Daniel Lopez. Officials said police found Lopez in his Tucumcari home at 11:48 p.m. Saturday, injured by a gunshot. He later died at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said circumstances surrounding Lopez's death remain under [...]