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Camp gives kids taste of business

CLOVIS — Clovis middle school students took the first steps toward forming their own small businesses last week at the first Clovis Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. Sponsored by Clovis Municipal...

 

Bikers roll in season of giving

CLOVIS — If you saw a group of motorcycle riders traveling around eastern New Mexico on Saturday, they were likely riding for a good cause. On Saturday New Mexico American Legion Riders Chapter 2...

 

Bidding farewell to Clovis musician

CLOVIS — It takes some people decades to figure what they want to do with their life, but that wasn't the case for Clovis musician Bill Case. "Once he picked up an instrument at 8 years old, he...

 

Tiny house, big help

FARWELL — Three area veterans are working to give fellow veterans a big help — with a tiny home. The Beacon of Light Ministry in Farwell is building the small homes for homeless or disabled...

 

County tables water line extension

CLOVIS - The Curry County Board of Commissioners debated the proposed county road barn and water line extension agreement with EPCOR Water to provide water to the barn at a special meeting on...

 

Appointment of senior services center task force approved

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a senior services center task force to address the establishment of a new senior center at Hillcrest Park. The task force will consist of 10 members:...

 

Trinity Lutheran Church installing new vicar

CLOVIS - When some people reach a crossroads in the middle of their life they buy a new car or start exercising more. Eric Saed decided he wanted to become a minister. After spending 15 years in the...

 

Construction projects top Curry board agenda

CLOVIS — The Curry County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss and take action on two potential construction projects at a special meeting this morning. The first project up for...

 

County tree getting fresh look

CLOVIS — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside the Curry County Courthouse. Construction of the large Christmas tree displayed in front of the courthouse each year began Tuesday aftern...

 

Band recognized at school board meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education recognized the Clovis High marching band for strong finishes in recent competitions at the board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. CMS Director of Music Education Brandon Boerio told the...

 

We honor our veterans

CLOVIS — Local residents lined the sidewalks on Main Street Saturday morning for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Organized by the Joint Veterans Council of Curry/Roosevelt County, over 50 floats...

 

ENMU on national stage

PORTALES - When the Eastern New Mexico University football team faces off against Midwestern State for a share of the Lone Star Conference title tonight, the fans inside Greyhound Stadium won't be...

 

Curry County jail accredited

CLOVIS — The Curry County Adult Detention Center — once the site of almost routine inmate escapes — has been approved for a three-year Certificate of Accreditation by the Adult Detention Professional Standards Council of the New Mexico...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 9, 2017

Flag retirement program coming to area

CLOVIS - Now might be a good time to replace any old or damaged American flags, thanks to a new program coming to Clovis. Curry County has partnered with the National Association of Counties, the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 8, 2017

Curry County seeks disaster funding for roads

CLOVIS — Curry County is seeking disaster relief funding from the state to repair area roads after months of heavy rainfall have caused widespread damage. To do this, the Curry County Board of...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 5, 2017

Fishing clinic 'a fantastic event'

PORTALES — The next generation of fishermen and women honed their skills on Saturday as Oasis State Park hosted its 27th annual kids fishing clinic. Eight different stations were set up around the p...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 5, 2017

Residents clean up highway

PORTALES — Residents took to the streets with trash bags in hand for the Toss No Mas highway cleanup on Saturday. Seven member of the Portales Rotary Club walked up and down US 70 between mile 425...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 5, 2017

'Proof' starts Wednesday

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking will perform its new production "Proof" this week. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Proof" tells...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 2, 2017

CCC approves fees for phlebotomy course

CLOVIS — The morning after vampires walked the streets on Halloween night, Clovis Community College decided to do some blood drawing of its own. At the CCC Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting on Wednesday morning the board unanimously...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 1, 2017

CCC board will discuss finances

CLOVIS — Finances will dominate the agenda at the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees regular meeting this morning. At the meeting the CCC board will hear the quarterly financial report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. College...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 29, 2017

Atlatl event draws 200

PORTALES — If you drove in from Clovis, it was a 20-minute drive as usual. But on Saturday, the trip also transported you back at least 10,000 years as Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 28, 2017

Tumbleweeds make comeback invasion

CLOVIS — In January 2014, Clovis residents spent over a week cleaning up giant tumbleweeds that had piled up in town, particularly in the area south of Llano Estacado on Wicks, Lore and Redcloud...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 28, 2017

Clovis High band bound for Zia competition

For 37 years there has been one constant at the Zia Marching Fiesta: the Clovis High marching band has advanced to the finals. CHS Band Director Bill Allred said the Wildcats are the only band that...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 27, 2017

Atlatl takes weekend spotlight

PORTALES — Get ready to party like it’s 9999 BC. Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark and Museum will host its 17th annual atlatl competition on Saturday morning before the 13,000-year-old Clovis Man archaeological dig site moves into the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 26, 2017

Think tank gives Texico high rating on spending

CLOVIS — A recent report by the nonpartisan think tank Think New Mexico speaks highly of a number of local school districts and their ability to maximize spending in the classroom. The theory behind Think New Mexico’s Oct. 8 report “Improving...

 

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