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Drowning victim's body recovered

FORT SUMNER — The body of a teenage drowning victim was recovered about 8 a.m. Sunday in the Pecos River near Fort Sumner. New Mexico State Police in a news release said the body of Tularosa's Colton Alexander Sawyer, 19, was recovered about a...

Main no drag for thousands

CLOVIS — Gina Hochhalter was delighted to see all the people. "For me it's about seeing the town and the diversity of Clovis," she said. "And the cars. There's old cars, new cars, dented cars,...

Der to the railroad station

CLOVIS — Saturday's Draggin' Main attracted old-car fans and young-at-heart seniors who reminisced about the days when social media meant friends chatting loud enough to be heard above the car...

ENMU has unusually high turnover

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is reporting an unusually large loss of faculty in the past semester due to the New Mexico economy and lack of commitment to a small town. Retiring President Steven Gamble said the university lost 12...

Dad: Son 'enjoyed the people around him'

PORTALES — A gentle, passionate teacher left this world on June 15, but his influence is still felt, according to his father. Michael Kyte, 61, of Tres Piedras, grew up in Portales and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a master of...

Farmers markets back in season

Farmers markets are returning to Clovis and Portales this week. Starting Monday, a market will be open at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the corner of West First Street and South Avenue B in...

Romance rocks music festival

CLOVIS — It was the "Love of a Lifetime" at Clovis Music Festival on Friday. One lucky couple had the opportunity to share their first dance as husband and wife during the Firehouse performance of...

Pages past - June 25

On this date ... 1977: Former President Gerald Ford, playing golf in Milwaukee, hit a spectator in the head with a tee shot. The spectator suffered a cut that required six stitches to close, but was not seriously injured. It wasn’t the last time...

Events calendar - June 25

Today • Juneteenth — 3 p.m. at Legacy Life Family Church. Presenters, poets, music. Information: 575-749-6570 Monday • Movie Mondays — 1 p.m. in Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Movie: “Sing.” Information: 575-769-7840 •...

Custom Classic brings wide range of personalities to town

CLOVIS — The Plateau Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament has brought hundreds of players and their supporters to Clovis this weekend, with games through today. Some are serious about...

Our People: Living in service

Chris Phillips was born in Bossier City, Louisiana. His family moved to Clovis when he was very young. He attended school at Mesa and Zia elementary schools, Yucca Middle School and graduated high...

Food joints natural fit for technology

Ordering your food in our techno age is changing pretty rapidly. Some of it’s good, some of it not so good. Some of the first to get into the act were pizza joints. They thrive on delivery and...

Club notes - June 25

Curry County Health Council On April 20, the Curry County Health Council elected its executive committee officers. They are Chairperson Tammy Phillips - PRMC, Vice-chairperson RoseAnn Martinez - Foster Grand Parent Program, Treasurer Jill Chandler...

Designers offer variety of looks for men

Last week I touched a bit on what to expect in menswear fashion. The Spring 2018 shows have given us ready-to-wear looks by Hugo and Cedric Charlier. Hugo's collection featured a number of loose...

Using figs in food trends on coming show

Information on today’s food trends, reproducing images on canvas and preparing gazpacho will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

Senior calendar - June 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment,...

On the shelves - June 25

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Still Life by Dani Pettrey keeps you one step behind an unfolding mystery as Avery Tate faces the world that previously blacklisted her work in order to attend a photo...

How 'bout respect for the rain?

There’s always a better way to do something. Let’s talk about measuring rainfall. Last Sunday night at my house, there was a great lightning show, complete with window-rattling claps of thunder....

Those Cowboys were playboys, too

Since I hauled hay for the parents of legendary Cowboys’ quarterback Don Meredith in my east Texas hometown of Mt. Vernon, choosing “Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the...

State tax rate 'absolutely matter' to business interests

It would be easy to take the simplistic view that lowering New Mexico’s top corporate income rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent over a five-year period as part of a 2013 business tax overhaul is costing New Mexico a lot of money. It would also...

Tax hike no cause for hysterics

Get your fainting couches ready. Clovis’ taxes are going up Saturday. July 1 marks the first day of a “one-eighth” hike — the first of three possible after the state phased out the “hold harmless” program that reimbursed municipalities...

Frying, not flying, as temps rise

As most of you are aware, summer officially started last week. However, well before the calendar flipped to June 20, the heat had already been turned up locally and on many of our friends to the...

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Advertising Sales Representative The Eastern New Mexico News is a community newspaper seeking an advertising sales representative. Your duties will include focusing on selling advertising across all available product lines (print, interactive,...

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