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 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 30, 2018

Area churches join forces for Easter

ELIDA — A Baptist, a Methodist, and a non-denominational Christian walk into the town park. While it may sound like the setup to a joke about faith, it’s actually how citizens of Elida and Kenna celebrate Easter. Members of the First Baptist Chur... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 30, 2018

Fire destroys Eshleman's building in downtown Clovis

CLOVIS — Chris Eshleman was in his apartment behind Eshleman’s Art & More building about 9 a.m. Thursday when he “looked up, and it was on fire.” “I was just sitting there drinking coffee,... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 29, 2018

Reporter's notebook: New to the Chamber

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the UK Music Hall of Fame and ... the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce? Rock star Ozzy Osbourne already conquered the music world and now he appears to have turned his sights on the world of economic development in New...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 28, 2018

Prince road work moving along

CLOVIS — This just in: The road does not go on forever, and neither will the road construction on North Prince Street. New Mexico Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Manon... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 27, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Previously unreleased

The “Clovis Sound” is still alive and well 60 years later. In honor of Homer Tankersley’s 91st birthday, Nor-Va-Jak Music has released an album with several previously unheard songs from the Clovis singer and businessman. The album includes 18...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 25, 2018

Locals protest gun violence

CLOVIS — They walked from Hilltop Plaza to the Curry County Courthouse on Saturday, holding signs calling for an end to gun violence. The "March for Our Lives" event attracted about five dozen...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 25, 2018

Reporter's notebook - March 25

Can you spell ‘mozambique?’ After a 15-round competition in Albuquerque on Saturday, Akansha Nanda, a sixth-grader from Santa Fe, won the 2018 New Mexico Spelling Bee. Local students Jaxon Bender, 10, and Jorge Barraza, 14, of Clovis, Timothy...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 24, 2018

Steven Gamble appointed ENMU-Roswell interim president

ROSWELL — Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has appointed a new interim president and he will be a familiar face for many in the school system. ENMU Pres...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 24, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Throwback early

Throwback Thursday, a popular internet trend in which social media users embrace nostalgia and reminisce about the past, will come two days early next week in Clovis. The Clovis Community Concert will host its Spring Concert on Tuesday. The group of...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 22, 2018

Paving project receives support at hearing

CLOVIS — About 15 people attended Tuesday’s public hearing to discuss potential Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects for Curry County and they all seemed to have the same idea in mind. A proposal to pave County Road 11 from...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 22, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Two for the Bee

Clovis will have two representatives at this year’s New Mexico Spelling Bee taking place on Saturday at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque. Zia Elementary fourth-grader Jaxon Bender and Yucca Middle School eighth-grader Jorge Barraza earned... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 21, 2018

Curry announces burn ban

CLOVIS - Due to the ongoing drought in eastern New Mexico, the Curry County Commission unanimously adopted a burn ban at Tuesday's meeting. "Everything is just tinderbox dry," Curry County Fire and... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 20, 2018

Nothing to sneeze at

CLOVIS — If your nose has been running or you’ve started sneezing more than usual over the past weeks, you’re not alone. March generally brings out more pollen but local health officials are saying this allergy season has been particularly... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 20, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Living up to its name

It’s called March Madness for a reason but this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament has been particularly crazy. And we’re only through the first two rounds. A No. 16 seed defeated a No. 1 seed for the first time ever in the men’s...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 17, 2018

Vietnam vets honored after 50 years

CLOVIS - Dozens of Vietnam veterans and their families gathered at American Legion Post 25 on Friday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event stems from a presidential... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 15, 2018

Program to help students look to future

CLOVIS — When students graduate from high school, they usually have a lot of questions about their future. The United Way of Eastern New Mexico wants to provide some answers. And so United Way is hosting “Life After High School” at 7 p.m. on...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 14, 2018

Four contested races in Curry primary

CLOVIS — Curry County will feature four contested primary races this summer following Tuesday’s filing date. Magistrate Judge Division 1 will feature a pair of contested races in the primary — Democrats are Nicole Roybal and Terry Martin, and...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 14, 2018

Day camp keeps kids busy

CLOVIS - In an attempt to fill the void brought on by spring break, Curry County Youth Services and the Three7Project, a local nonprofit, are once again teaming up for day camp 2018. Three7Project...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 13, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Stinking up the town

Law enforcement in one New Mexico town is targeting Pepé Le Pew, the French skunk from “Looney Tunes” known for his romantic pursuits. Last week the Hagerman Police Department put on Facebook a poster featuring an image of the animated skunk...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 10, 2018

Positive vibes at legislator luncheon

CLOVIS — Local legislators gathered at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce on Friday for the annual legislative wrap-up luncheon, nicknamed "Chowder with Crowder." Rep. Randal Crowder...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 9, 2018

Area capital outlay projects approved

Several local institutions and municipalities will be beneficiaries of the capital outlay projects approved Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. The Legislature sends the projects to Martinez’s desk who then has the option to veto anything she...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 8, 2018

Bella Vista representing state at egg roll

CLOVIS — A 140-year old tradition will be injected with a bit of Clovis spirit this year as the Arts Academy at Bella Vista was selected to design an egg that represents the state of New Mexico for... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 7, 2018

That's no, no and no

CLOVIS — And that's a no. A big, loud no times three. Clovis voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected three proposals aimed at improving infrastructure and quality of life that would have cost... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 7, 2018

Curry votes to join opioid litigation

CLOVIS — Following a 40-minute public hearing, the Curry County Commission unanimously decided to pursue joining the state's litigation against opioid manufacturers. At the recommendation of County...


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