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 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 18, 2018 

Lawmakers say budget highlight of session

SANTA FE — As eastern New Mexico’s lawmakers make their way home from Santa Fe following the 30-day legislative session that wrapped up on Thursday, they do so satisfied with the $6.4 billion bipartisan budget headed to Gov. Susana Martinez’s...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 18, 2018 

Reporter's notebook: Olympics at the library

As skiers and snowboarders raced down mountains in South Korea at the Winter Olympics on Saturday, children at Clovis-Carver Public Library took part in a competition of their own. Clovis' first...

 

County communities get more than $2.1 million

Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt county communities received over $2.1 million of the nearly $180 million in capital outlay dollars approved by the New Mexico Legislature, officials announced on Thursday. Eastern New Mexico’s largest project to...

 

Clovis adopts three water recommendations

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission unanimously adopted three recommendations from the Water Policy Advisory Committee with regard to the Clovis Master Water Assurance plan at Thursday's meeting. A...

 

EPCOG celebrates paying off loan

CLOVIS — Cookies, cupcakes and breakfast burritos greeted the Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ board of directors as they arrived for Wednesday’s meeting. The cause for celebration was EPCOG recently received word that the...

 

Officials concerned volunteer programs could lose funding

Local volunteer programs face the possibility of losing their funding based off the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 President Trump sent to Congress on Monday. The budget proposal calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and...

 

Reporter's notebook: Ash Wednesday on the go

CLOVIS — Over-scheduled Christians will have a chance to celebrate Ash Wednesday from the comfort of their car thanks to today’s Ashes To Go service at St. James Episcopal Church. The ceremonial drawing of a cross on one’s forehead, known as...

 

Reporter's notebook: Film festivities

Filmmakers and fans once again flocked to Santa Fe for the 17th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, which concluded Monday after six days and screening over 20 films. This year’s festival was pushed back to February to coincide with New Mexico Film...

 

Clovis High grad to race Iditarod

Eastern New Mexico has not seen enough wintery weather this season to build a snowchild, nevermind run a dog sled. But one Clovis High graduate will compete this year in one of Alaska's most popular...

 

Clovis Christian cuts ribbon on new high school

CLOVIS - It's official. Clovis Christian Schools celebrated the opening of its new high school with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. CCS broke ground on the building last summer and students and...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 9, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Art shows its heart

CLOVIS — Area artists will turn their palettes into a payday for local nonprofits at the fifth annual "Art Has Heart" event on Saturday. From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Mission at Traci's...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 8, 2018

Officials warn of jury duty scam

CLOVIS — Law enforcement and court officials are warning citizens about a jury duty scam being conducted in the area over the past week. According to a press release from Kevin Spears, the court executive officer for the 9th Judicial District...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 7, 2018

Bodies may be missing couple

CAPROCK — Two bodies discovered in a remote area of Chaves County on Tuesday are believed to be those of missing Bovina couple Rosendo and Hortencia Lara, family and officials said. The couple has been missing more than two weeks. The bodies were...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 4, 2018

Area fans geared up for Super Bowl

CLOVIS — When the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles square off in the Super Bowl today, many people in the area won't have a strong rooting interest one way or another for a pair of...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 4, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Feb. 4

CLOVIS — At Saturday's adoption event Cindy's Hope for Precious Paws found new homes for 19 dogs, including seven of the Chihuahuas that were abandoned in Clovis last month. "The turnout has been...

 

Clovis hopes to make waves in district

CLOVIS — When the Clovis High boys and girls swim team travels to Carlsbad today for the District 3 championship meet, the other swimmers in the pool won't be the only thing the Wildcats are...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 1, 2018

School adds study hall

CLOVIS — Kids these days have busy schedules. Between sports, clubs, jobs and other extracurricular activities, there’s not much time left in the day for students to deal with their most important task — their schoolwork. Because of this,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 31, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Precious paws seeking homes

CLOVIS — Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws is trying to find new homes for the dozens of Chihuahuas that were abandoned around town in early January. Co-founder Wendy Turner said volunteers will be at the Clovis PetSmart, 601 Texas St., from 11...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 31, 2018

Long-time postmaster to retire

TEXICO — A fixture of the Texico Post Office will say goodbye today. A lifelong Clovis resident, Lonnie Pickel has worked for the United States Postal Service for 40 years, including the last 24...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 30, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Words matter in SOTU

Terror. Alliance. Deficits. Those three words feature prominently in an art exhibit by R. Luke DuBois currently on display in Santa Fe. The exhibit highlights the words used most frequently by presidents during their State of the Union addresses....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 28, 2018

Bovina couple still missing

BOVINA — Rosendo Lara has a fun-loving reputation, according to his daughter. "My dad's like a little kid," said Anna De La Cruz. "He'll play with you. He likes to be funny. He'll go up to you and...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 28, 2018

5 things to know about... Blue moons

You probably know by now, we're about to experience a blue moon. Five things you should know, starting with, "What exactly is a blue moon?" 1 There are multiple definitions for a blue moon thanks to a...

 

Swimmers seek strong regular season finish

CLOVIS - All good things must come to an end and today the Clovis boys and girls swim teams will wrap up their strong regular season in Hobbs. While the Wildcats will be looking to add a couple final...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 26, 2018

Flu cases up in area

It’s that time of the year again. Cover your cough, wash you hands and schedule a flu shot because area hospitals have seen a considerable rise in patients with the flu over the past two weeks. Haylee Spence, director of planning, marketing and...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 25, 2018

Students get taste of life after school

CLOVIS — The oft-repeated question from high school students — "When are we going to use this in real life?" — was answered on Wednesday during Reality Day at the Clovis High School Freshman Aca...

 

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