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New pastor 'felt led by God to come here'

CLOVIS — The new preacher at Clovis' Central Baptist Church has two messages for the community: 1) "I don't want to just be the guy up front, I want to get to know people," Michael Kirby said. 2)...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 27, 2017

Roosevelt Junior Livestock Sale collects $128K

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Junior Livestock Sale collected $128,024 from 59 sales on Friday night. Falyn Hamilton and her grand-champion steer took the individual spotlight with a sale of $7,250. “She’s been dedicated to the program and...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 27, 2017

Drought washed away

The drought is over. For the first time in the 18-year history of the U.S. Drought Monitor Program, New Mexico is drought free. This time last year, the Drought Monitor Program showed that 87 percent of the state was experiencing drought conditions...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 22, 2017

Locals turn out to witness eclipse

The clouds got in the way, but eastern New Mexico residents on Monday were at least able to experience the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in most of our lifetimes. Since the last one was...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 20, 2017

Fair livestock show nets $370K

CLOVIS — A tip of the hat, or an arm in the air, signaled the auctioneer as the bids rolled in for 101 youth and their livestock at the 2017 Curry County Fair's Junior Livestock Sale on Friday...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 20, 2017

Big things planned at county fair

PORTALES — There's nothing more traditional than a county fair: corn dogs, farm animals, lawnmower races ... In addition to the staples of the century-old tradition, Roosevelt County fair promoters...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 20, 2017

Clouds may cover eclipse

The cloudy skies over eastern New Mexico won’t clear up in time for today’s eclipse — unless we catch a break. “There are going to be some breaks in the clouds, but it does look like it’s going to be partly to mostly cloudy during viewing...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 15, 2017

Students head back to class

CLOVIS — Jyson Jackson walked into Zia Elementary School on Monday morning with confidence and a goal: "I want to learn everything so that I can be smart," he declared. Clovis students returned to...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 13, 2017

Hundreds attend Old Timers' Day

MELROSE — Traditions die hard and not even a threat of rain could keep Melrose from celebrating on Saturday. The community’s annual Old Timers’ Day brought hundreds together at the city park, as it has since it began in 1954, said Vicky Smith,...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 3, 2017

West Nile confirmed in alpaca death

An Iowa lab confirmed last week that West Nile virus was responsible for the July 17 death of an alpaca in Curry County. Rosemary Metcalf, owner of Windrush Alpacas, said she noticed on July 15 an alpaca named Echo “started with strange and sudden...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    July 23, 2017

Animal Task Force votes 5-2 to allow backyard chickens

CLOVIS — Poultry enthusiasts find themselves one step closer to bringing backyard chickens to Clovis. Members at Wednesday night’s Animal Control Task Force meeting voted 5-2 to forward an ordinance dealing with the animals to the Clovis City...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    June 24, 2017

Poultry fans seeking change in city ordinance

CLOVIS — Local poultry enthusiasts are crowing about changes. A movement is under way to repeal long-standing limitations on poultry ownership within Clovis’ city limits. The ordinance was enacted in 1954 and restricts the ownership of poultry...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    May 30, 2017

Grady grads of all generations share reunion

GRADY - Public school discipline has changed through the years. Ask Kit Pettigrew, Grady High school class of 1947. "They'd make us bend over and hold our ankles," he said. Next came 10 licks with a...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    May 27, 2017

Fort Sumner plans new senior center

FORT SUMNER — The village of Fort Sumner hopes soon to be home to a new senior center. The center is expected to be located at the corner of Avenue A and First Street. The proposed 21,050-square-foot building will feature a fully equipped kitchen,...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    May 2, 2017

Beard contest returns

CLOVIS — Mustache March is over, and it’s time for local men to step up their facial hair game. Clovis Pioneer Days offers the opportunity to strut your scruff in the 2017 Beard Competition. Organizer Renee Wilson said judging is scheduled to...

 

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