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 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 22, 2018 

Something for everyone

CLOVIS — Billed as "the largest garage sale in eastern New Mexico," organizers estimated more than 1,000 people came in search of bargains on Saturday during the High Plains Garage Sale at the Curry...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 22, 2018 

Ranchvale Trojan finds way home

RANCHVALE — The oldest surviving artifact from the original Ranchvale school — a 60-plus-year-old Trojan logo from the school's gymnasium — is back home. Ken Davis is the grandson of J. Emmet... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 22, 2018 

Reporter's Notebook - PHS choir takes championship

PORTALES — For the second time in three years, members of the Portales High School Chamber Choir are state champions. The choir bested six other schools in the 4A category to earn the distinction at the New Mexico Activities Association State...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2018

Windy day gives way to rain

The wind blew hard enough Friday to knock over a street light - just a typical spring day on the High Plains. But then something magical happened. It rained. National Weather Service Meteorologist... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 20, 2018

CCC turning out for Earth Day

CLOVIS — Earth Day, the annual worldwide celebration of our planet scheduled for Sunday, came a few days early at Clovis Community College on Thursday. The CCC Employee Community Outreach Council Mu...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 19, 2018

Reporter's notebook: ENMU holding spring concert

PORTALES — Calling all chorus connoisseurs: the Eastern New Mexico University music department will present the ENMU Spring Choral Concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the ENMU Music Building. ENMU Music Department Secretary Jennifer Salomon...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 18, 2018

Jail contract unanimously approved

CLOVIS — The Curry County Adult Detention Center project will move forward after a contract with HB Construction Inc. was unanimously approved at Tuesday's Curry County Commission meeting. The...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 17, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Holiday in the Northeast

Several million Americans celebrated a holiday on Monday, but you wouldn’t know it living in New Mexico. Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day as it’s known in Maine) is held annually on the third Monday in April to commemorate the Battles of...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 15, 2018

Water group focusing on conservation

CLOVIS — Lack of water has long been and will continue to be an issue in eastern New Mexico for years to come. That’s why the Curry County Commission has decided to establish a committee to explore water conservation. The committee was approved...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 15, 2018

Mother Nature plays dirty

CLOVIS — Homeowners in east Clovis are claiming that wind-blown dirt from a vacant lot has become a nuisance in their neighborhood. City officials say there is nothing that they can do. Staci...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 15, 2018

A dash of color

CLOVIS — With colored powder flying every which way, more than 200 runners took part in Saturday's National Crime Victims' Rights Week Color Dash at Hillcrest Park. The scene was more like a...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 13, 2018

Job fair's future being evaluated

CLOVIS — Employers and prospective employees once again filled the Clovis Civic Center on Thursday for the Eastern New Mexico Spring Job Fair amidst some uncertainty regarding the fair's future....

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 13, 2018

CCC board approves operating budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees wasted no time on Thursday, quickly approving several financial items at a short meeting. The board unanimously approved the proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2018-19. The proposed bud...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 12, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Keep it clean

The final results are in from Saturday’s cleanup activities in Portales and despite a low turnout, only slightly less trash was collected than last year. Portales Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste said approximately 250 30-gallon bags of trash were...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 10, 2018

Reporter's notebook: In line for litigation

New Mexico is one of several states that has joined a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Commerce in order to block a question regarding citizenship from appearing on the 2020 Census. “New Mexico will be the state...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 8, 2018

Variety draws crowd

CLOVIS — Debra Novo said she and her grandchildren like going to the Clovis Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show every year, but for different reasons. "I come back to just see everything that's here...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 8, 2018

Hardy tidy up around town

PORTALES — Whoever invented the concept of spring cleaning did not consider the bipolar nature of weather in eastern New Mexico. But clean they did Saturday at the Great American Cleanup in...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 8, 2018

CHS grad cooks home plate specials

ARLINGTON, Texas — One former Wildcat has gone from cooking for his friends in his Clovis home to cooking for the likes of George W. Bush, Matthew McConaughey and Nolan Ryan. Clovis High graduate... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 7, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Expressions in Spanish

Portales elementary students showed that their creativity is not restricted to just the English language as first-, third- and fifth-grade students recited original works in a Spanish poetry concert at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary on Thursday. First...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 6, 2018

Officials tour wind farm

DORA — Wind was on the minds of some Roosevelt County residents on Thursday, but not because their hats were flying off. Landowner Bill Rush touted the economic benefits that come from the...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 6, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Stressed state

If you have been working your stress ball extra hard lately you’re probably not alone. New Mexico was ranked the second-most stressed state in the nation, according to a report from WalletHub, a personal finance website. The report evaluated 38...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 5, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Pot count

Over 50,000 New Mexicans are taking part in the state’s medical marijuana program, according to information released this week by the New Mexico Department of Health. This marks the first time the active patient count has topped the 50,000 mark... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 5, 2018

Six to be recognized at CMS hall of honor

CLOVIS — Two former state senators, a literary agent and the first woman to serve on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education are among the six honorees at this year’s CMS Foundation and Alumni Hall of Honor, according to CMS Education...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 4, 2018

Curry commissioners review jail plans

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission reviewed plans for the upcoming addition and renovation to the Adult Detention Center and approved several cost-saving measures related to the project at...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 3, 2018

Curry to explore water conservation committee

CLOVIS — Water will dominate the agenda at today's Curry County Commission meeting. A proclamation will be read declaring April to be water conservation month. In line with that proclamation, the co...


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