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 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    April 25, 2018 

ENMU putting on 'Steel Magnolias'

PORTALES - "Steel Magnolias" is widely viewed as a classic film from the 1980s. Many do not know, however, that it was a play first. The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre and...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 25, 2018 

Gas prices rise to three-year high

Filling up your gas tank is never fun, but local consumers have experienced some increased pain at the pump recently as gas prices have risen dramatically, following a nationwide trend. Allsup's in... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 25, 2018 

Clovis schools employees to receive raises

CLOVIS — All Clovis Municipal Schools employees will receive a raise next year following the approval of the 2018-19 salary schedule at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance Shawna Russell said all teachers... Full story

 News    April 25, 2018 

Reporter's notebook: Drop off your drugs

Have any unused/unwanted medications lying around? You can take care of that on Saturday, according to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division. The initiative encourages citizens to return their unused prescriptions to drop-off locations...


Civil suit goes to trial

CLOVIS — With a jury in place Monday and outstanding motions heard in court Tuesday, a civil lawsuit over three years in the making against Curry County continues to trial today in Clovis. Weston Peasnall seeks over $60,000 in damages, claiming... Full story


Hospitalized crash victims' names released

CLOVIS — The two people injured in Monday’s crash on East Mabry Drive remained hospitalized Tuesday in Lubbock. A Clovis police news release said Jeffrey Jones, 64, of Diamond Springs, California, was listed in serious condition at University...

 News    April 25, 2018 

Events calendar - April 25

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Shakespeare Day — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Dallan Sanders Patio of the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. This event will feature...

 News    April 25, 2018 

Meetings calendar - April 25

Today • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Portales Municipal School District Board of Education — Noon at the L.C. Cozzens...

 News    April 25, 2018 

Pages past - April 25

On this date ... 1978: Officials from the Eastern New Mexico University-Clovis campus and members of the Clovis school board met to canvas the results of the bond election held the day before in...

 News    April 25, 2018 

Jail logs - April 25

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Tuesday: Clovis • Rogelio Hernandez, 53, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Garren Bass, 21, probation violation • Lance Roach, 38, driving under the influence of liquor • Chaun...

 By David Grieder    News    April 24, 2018

Landowner still refusing pipeline payment

CLOVIS — Phillip Chavez may have to let the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority build its pipeline in his land, but he still refuses to accept its payment offer or continue in the court proceedings on the matter, at least for now.... Full story


Training course offers basics on transgender issues

PORTALES — The first step in understanding and accepting transgender people is as simple as realizing there are more than two kinds of people in the world, according to the director of the New Mexico Transgender Resource Center. Adrien Lawyer... Full story


High-achieving students, faculty to be honored

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will honor high-achieving students and faculty members at tonight's meeting. Members of the middle and high school bands and choirs will be...


Two hospitalized after crash

CLOVIS — Two were flown to a Texas hospital Monday afternoon when a truck collided with a van in front of an east Clovis gas station, according to Police Chief Doug Ford. Ford said he did not know the conditions of the injured and he declined to re...


Events calendar - April 24

Today • Clovis Community College Student Recognition Ceremony — 3 p.m. in the CCC Town Hall, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Students from the fall 2017 Executive Vice President Honor Roll list, students nominated by faculty and staff for outstanding...


Meetings calendar - April 24

Today • Clovis Municipal School District Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. in the CMS District board room, 1009 Main St. Information: 575-769-4322 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m. at the Fred Anthony Conference Room at...


Pages past - April 24

On this date ... 1983: The Clovis High School basketball program was gearing up to host its fifth annual recreation basketball camp in late May, under the direction of head coach Jimmy Joe Robinson. T...


Jail logs - April 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Charles Banister, 35, aggravated driving while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance • Daniel Tapia, 40, failure to pay fines,...

 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


Events calendar - April 22

Monday • Earth Day Concert — 11 a.m. on the Dallan Sanders Patio of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Featuring singer Dan Henig. Information: 575-562-2108 • Transgender 101 — 2 p.m. in Jack Williamson Liberal Arts B...


Meetings calendar - April 22

Monday • Roosevelt County Budget Workshop — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Parmer County Commission — 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Parmer County Courthouse, 401 Third St., Farwell....


Pages past - April 22

On this date ... 1983: In honor of Arbor Day, the students at Highland Elementary School in Clovis had raised money to pay for two trees to be planted at their school. Principal Grace Jones helped...

 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 Kevin Wilson    News    April 21, 2018

Coin flip decides board service debate

CLOVIS - The Clovis City Commission, at a gridlock over which District 3 member would give up their slot on the Railroad Committee, went with the most trusted of executive decision makers. Helen...


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