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American Legion, Riders give Christmas cheer

CLOVIS — American Legion Post 25 and the New Mexico American Legion Riders Chapter 2 helped spread the Christmas spirit on Saturday as the legion was filled with Christmas lights, inflatable decorations and even a sleigh being pulled by...

 

Lighthouse annual Christmas party 'a community effort

CLOVIS — The Lighthouse Mission once again brightened up the Christmas season for local kids at its annual Children's Christmas Party on Saturday. Every child who attended the party received a toy, a stuffed animal, fruit, and candy. The party...

 

Organization provides 365 wreaths for veterans' graves

CLOVIS — This year for the first time Wreaths Across America will be coming to Clovis. The national non-profit organization has been providing wreaths to lay on veterans’ graves since 2007, spreading from a tradition that began at Arlington...

 

Alternative track helps fill teaching gaps

CLOVIS — Not all teachers are created the same way. The traditional path to teaching requires a four-year education degree in which prospective teachers learn classroom management skills like formulating lesson plans and gain experience in the...

 

Weird Christmas - on a budget

Editor's note: Staff writer Jamie Cushman went shopping last week with instructions to find 10 uniquely weird Christmas presents for under $10. Here's what he came up with: To start this quest for weird gifts I took the arduous 15-second drive from...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 9, 2017

Faith: Speed painter to be featured at church musical

CLOVIS - In the time it takes most people to take a shower, Lance Brown completes a painting. Tonight and Sunday morning Central Baptist Church will host a Christmas musical, "What Kind of Throne,"...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 9, 2017

Airport director announced

CLOVIS — Joshua Matekovic is the new director at Clovis Municipal Airport, city officials announced in a news release. Matekovic has been the airport’s interim director since August. “It was definitely a surprise but I’m definitely honored...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 7, 2017

CCC board moves toward energy improvements

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday took two big steps toward beginning work for the college’s long-awaited energy performance improvements. The board unanimously approved a contract agreement with Siemens...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 6, 2017

Play director signing out with 'Noises Off'

CLOVIS — After working "on-and-off" for 20 years at Clovis Community College, play director Christy Mendoza is calling it a career with "Noises Off." "I've always been intrigued by 'Noises Off' and...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 6, 2017

Curry approves list of nearly 40 damaged roads

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday approved a list of nearly 40 roads damaged by rainfall this year in hopes of receiving disaster funding from the state. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 5, 2017

Church groups bringing Christmas to children of inmates

CLOVIS — The holidays can be an especially difficult time for the children of those incarcerated. So multiple local church groups are once again working to bring the Christmas spirit to those children in need. Members of the Living Word Church of...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 5, 2017

Judge, commissioners up for vote in March

CLOVIS — Voters in Clovis will have five City Commission seats and a municipal judge position on ballots when they go to the polls on March 6. Of the five current commissioners whose terms are expiring, four say they intend to seek re-election....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 5, 2017

County to identify rain-damaged roads

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners today are expected to identify a list of roads damaged by rain this year to send to the state in order to receive disaster relief funding. Commissioners previousl...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 3, 2017

Floats light up Clovis' Main Street

CLOVIS — On a warm December night that could have passed for spring weather, the annual Clovis Christmas Lights Parade helped kickoff the holiday season on Saturday. Put on by Clovis MainStreet,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    December 1, 2017

Memorial Tree event to give families chance to honor loved ones

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center Home Healthcare and Hospice will offer grieving families a chance to honor loved ones who passed away this year at the 15th annual Memorial Tree event on Sunday. The event will include a photo slideshow...

 

Officials, leaders discuss growing state economy

CLOVIS — Local business leaders, community members and members of the New Mexico state Legislature met at the Clovis Civic Center on Tuesday for the Job Creation Listening Tour where they discussed...

 

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... Full story

 

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