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COVID-19 vaccines Saturday in Portales

The New Mexico Department of Health is set to host a COVID-19 vaccination event Saturday in Portales. Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton said officials expect to administer 500 doses to those registered on the NMDOH vaccine... — Updated 3/4/2021

Clovis VFW providing COVID-19 shots

The Amarillo Veterans Affairs Health Care System is hosting a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday in Clovis. The clinic is at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 2815 W. Seventh St. in Clovis. To participate,... — Updated 3/2/2021


Jail Logs - March 4

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 3/4/2021

House adopts paid sick leave legislation

SANTA FE — The state House adopted legislation Sunday that would require private employers in New Mexico to offer paid sick leave to their workers, sending the measure over to the Senate with 20 days left in the session.... — Updated 3/2/2021

Police fundraising effort not local

The U.S. Deputy Sheriff’s Association is in fact having a “Clovis, New Mexico, area drive for America’s police and sheriff’s emergency equipment” as its fundraising letter states. That’s according to USDSA Public... — Updated 3/2/2021


Pages past, March 3: That time we debated ballot counting

On this date … 1951: Eastern New Mexico University was fighting for its life as a four-year college. State Comptroller Richard Strahlem had proposed the university's budget be... — Updated 3/2/2021


Curry commission meets in person at chambers

CLOVIS - Home at last. Sort of. The Curry County Commission, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March, met in person at its commission chambers on Tuesday.... — Updated 3/2/2021

Schools partner with NFHS Network for livestreams of home games

CLOVIS — While prep athletics have resumed in New Mexico, they’re not resuming as spectator sports for the time being. Due to public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, local school districts are reminding fans that... — Updated 3/2/2021

COVID-19 cases continue to drop across state

COVID-19 cases continue to drop across the state, with the state reporting 166 new cases on Monday. Between Feb. 23 and Monday, the state has confirmed 2,406 new cases of COVID-19 for an average of 344 new cases per day. That... — Updated 3/2/2021

Judge notes legal resources seminars

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Probate Judge Kendall Terry announced Tuesday at the county commission meeting that state entities hosted seminars for the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program in January, and more are scheduled... — Updated 3/2/2021


Funeral services (Updated March 4)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Attendance at funerals is significantly limited because of social distancing parameters related to the coronavirus. Until further notice,... — Updated 3/4/2021


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Purple Press 2-28-21

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Best of Clovis 2020

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Best of Portales 2020

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NMAA allows limited fan capacity at sporting events

ALBUQUERQUE -- The New Mexico Activities Association announced Thursday night that limited amounts of spectators will be permitted at prep sporting events, with capacity levels based on county metrics on COVID-19 spread. The... — Updated 3/4/2021


Lee leaving Greyhounds for Brownsville coach/AD spot

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- After eight seasons with Eastern New Mexico University, Kelley Lee is heading across the border to take over as head coach and athletic director at Veterans... — Updated 3/3/2021

Farwell's Mora earns MVP honors

FARWELL — Farwell senior Jonathan Mora earned District 3-2A defensive MVP honors for the 2020-21 campaign. The Steers’ season came to an end last week at 25-4 with a loss to second-ranked Clarendon in the area round of the... — Updated 3/2/2021

Greyhounds start season with doubleheader at Texas A&M-Commerce

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico softball coach Kira Zeiter is admittedly all over the place in the days leading up to a season many people weren’t sure would happen, and fewer people thought would happen on Greyhound Softball... — Updated 3/4/2021

Rams open with neutral-site clash

PORTALES — Jaime Ramirez and the Portales Rams aren’t dealing with anything other teams aren’t as they try to wind their way through an abbreviated football season. Numbers are down a bit and everybody is trying to do the... — Updated 3/2/2021

CHS soccer teams to face Lovington

CLOVIS — Veteran Clovis High soccer coaches Greg Trujillo and Traci Sievers aren’t sure just what to expect with their teams’ upcoming abbreviated seasons. They figure to learn a lot, though, in a short period of time.... — Updated 3/2/2021


Artesia turns back Lady Cats

CLOVIS - It's a busy opening week for the Clovis High volleyball team, and the Lady Wildcats are starting it without one of their top players. Monday night, Artesia made it tough... — Updated 3/2/2021

Cats look to build on 2019 success

CLOVIS — It had been at least five seasons without a winning record for the proud Clovis High football program before 2019, when the Wildcats posted an 8-4 mark and reached the state Class 5A playoff semifinals. Fourth-year... — Updated 3/2/2021


Faith: Memories are patches in exquisite quilt of life

I’m being dogged by memories. Maybe it’s because we’re closing in on the three-year mark of Dad exchanging earth for heaven. Maybe we just snapped so many photos of him doing... — Updated 3/2/2021


Faith: God has no trouble identifying his children

During one of the most famous battles ever fought, the World War II “Battle of the Bulge,” the Germans made use of a battalion of men commanded by Maj. Otto Skorzeny, “the... — Updated 3/2/2021


Science is a beautiful thing with long history

I chauffeured a dear friend to the Roosevelt General Hospital clinic recently to receive her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I’ll call her B. As the masked and gloved... — Updated 3/2/2021

Opinion: Regional papers worth reading

It was right about eight years ago when I first started working on an idea for a news service for the state’s independently owned newspapers, especially the small-town papers whose local owners must work without a net. After... — Updated 3/2/2021


Opinion: 'Law enforcement' not what we have

A couple of local sheriffs claim to be concerned that new legislation makes “law enforcement” (sic) the enemy. If so, they don’t understand the nature of legislation.... — Updated 3/2/2021

Opinion: Streaming oral arguments good for New Mexico

As I drive to work, past the barricades and the fencing surrounding the New Mexico Roundhouse, I think how it informs public perception about our democratic process and understanding of the “rule of law.” Equally important is... — Updated 3/2/2021

Parade Magazine 2-28-21

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