Injuries threaten Zias’ depth

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By Dave Wagner A young Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball squad got even younger with injuries to their only two returning starters. Senior outside hitters Margie Goble, who spent her first three seasons as ENMU’s setter, and Anya Mack will not play in this weekend’s season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by rival West Texas A&M. [...]

Broncos hitting the road — literally

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — No matter how good the Floyd Broncos are this year, the road to the six-man football state crown will not run through Floyd. Actually, no game will go through Floyd this year, as poor field conditions at the northern Roosevelt County school will force the Broncos to play their entire [...]

Rams to test new offense against West Las Vegas

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By Kevin Wilson Though he’s in pretty exclusive company right now, T.C. Nusser doesn’t consider himself a one-of-a-kind player by any means. When the Portales High senior comes into tonight’s 7 p.m. game against West Las Vegas at Greyhound Stadium, he’ll be the only player that has started in each of the last three season [...]

Fuel costs don’t thwart holiday travels

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Mike Linn The rise in gas prices in the state and across the nation may be annoying local residents, but the soaring rates — the second highest recorded prices in New Mexico history — aren’t discouraging citizens from traveling out of town this Labor Day weekend. As of Thursday afternoon, the American Automobile Association reported [...]

Third New Mexican dies from West Nile Virus

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — The West Nile Virus has claimed the life of a third New Mexican, a 76-year-old San Miguel County woman. The state Health Department announced Thursday the woman died after being hospitalized for nearly three weeks with meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain that is a [...]

City promotes high-speed Internet surfing

Jack King While many of us still don’t know the difference between an Internet “site” and a “link” — let alone a “bit” and “kilobit” — we’re already living in an era of communications technology that is transforming the way we live and work, said John Badal, Qwest communications company’s New Mexico president. Badal was [...]

Local official opposes education amendment

Darrell Todd Maurina A proposed Constitutional amendment that would spend a higher percentage of New Mexico’s land grant permanent fund is bad public policy, according to the state’s commissioner of public lands, Clovis native Patrick Lyons. Speaking at Thursday’s noon Rotary Club meeting, Lyons said New Mexico risks the future education of its children if [...]

Obits Aug. 29

Sherrie Bettenhausen, 47 Dr. Sherrie Bettenhausen, 47, of Charleston, S.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was born on March 14, 1956, in Williston, N.D., to Odean and Lorraine Eliassen Bendixson. She was a 1974 high school graduate. She began her college teaching profession at Eastern New Mexico [...]

Whether you have a holiday or a ‘jale-day,’ make it last

Helena Rodriguez Will your Labor Day be a holiday or a “jale-day?” “Jale” is Spanish slang for the word “work” and is pronounced something like “hah-leh,” so essentially holiday and “jale-day” are pronounced the same but mean two completely different things. “Jale-day” is a clever mix of Spanish and English and a great way for [...]

Father, son suspects in shooting

Mike Linn A local judge has signed warrants against a father-son duo suspected in the shooting of two men at the Valle del Solle apartments late Sunday night, police said. Police are searching for Jamie Banda Sr., 45, and Jaime Banda Jr., 22, on charges of aggravated battery, accessory to aggravated battery and conspiracy to [...]