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 By Alisa Boswell-Gore    News 

Roosevelt approves public safety resolution

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution “supporting legislation focused on meaningful public safety reform while opposing legislation that would detrimentally and disproportionately impact... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Alisa Boswell-Gore    News 

The show must go on

PORTALES - Doing a stage performance without a stage can be challenging. But the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Department will be performing "Everybody" - a modern... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Cannon storyteller starts theater group

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Williams of Cannon Air Force Base isn’t just an air commando. He’s a storyteller — a lifelong passion that is responsible for the creation of the Cannon... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

In tribute: Travis Foster - willing to try anything

Funny, athletic, positive, and ornery -- just a few words used to describe Travis Foster. But what seemed to stand out about him the most, according to his family, was his... — Updated 2/13/2021

 

Road to history: Adventures of a 50-year friendship

A distance of more than 2,000 miles doesn't interfere with a half-century friendship and a shared passion for history. Just ask Linda Sumption of Portales and Jan Metcalf of... — Updated 2/6/2021

 

Local shelters feel pandemic strain

Like everyone else, local animal shelters are feeling the effects of the worldwide pandemic. The number of animal intakes has increased in the past year while adoptions have... — Updated 1/30/2021

 

Randy Dunson: Historian at heart

Randy Dunson has always been a historian at heart, particularly interested in the history of the railroad. He's spent hundreds of hours researching thousands of historic railroad do... — Updated 1/16/2021

 

In tribute - Jon Shrader: Man with a passion for giving

Jon Shrader was a man of few words. But when he had something to say, it was always worth listening to, according to his family and coworkers. The longtime owner and operator of... — Updated 1/9/2021

 

In tribute - Billy Joe Essary: A friend to all

Billy Joe Essary never met a stranger. Everyone was his friend, according to Essary's family. "He made everybody feel like a friend," said Gary Essary of his father. "He had this... — Updated 1/9/2021

 

Pandemic has been rough road for local musicians

The past year has been a strain for local musicians, both financially and emotionally. In March, they went from performing on a weekly basis to not performing at all or seldom. "We... — Updated 1/9/2021

 

Area funeral homes see uptick in services

Funeral homes across New Mexico and West Texas have had a 15 to 18 percent increase in services they provide since June, according to Legacy Funeral Group Regional Director Bill Vallie. About 50 percent of the recent deaths being... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Coaches: No cons to Feb. 1 start date

There is no downside to restarting New Mexico high school sports on Feb. 1, according to local high school athletic directors. That’s the latest date given to high school officials by the New Mexico Activities Association. But... — Updated 12/15/2020

 

Staying positive: Life of a COVID-19 nurse

CLOVIS - Airam Amaya's day at the General Medical COVID-19 Unit at the Clovis hospital usually starts with reading reports on patients and checking their vitals, emotional mind fram... — Updated 12/12/2020

 

Local non-profits struggling in pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic, the services provided by local non-profits are more needed than ever, while the donations that make those services happen have declined, according to... — Updated 12/5/2020

 

Local communities to still get some Christmas cheer

In the midst of a pandemic lockdown, local Christmas activities will be scarce this holiday season. And much like many other activities in 2020, the few holiday activities still taking place will look different this year. Both the... — Updated 11/28/2020

 

Cooking up something special

Muleshoe High School graduate Willard Norman is living proof - it's never too late to make your dream job happen. Born in Dimmitt in 1957, Norman was the middle child of 11. He... — Updated 11/21/2020

 

Art to community

PORTALES - Trying to give people the opportunity to still experience art in a world of social distancing hasn't been an easy task, according to Bryan Hahn, coordinator of creative s... — Updated 11/14/2020

 

New club focused on giving back

There's a new club in town, and they're on a mission to give back to the community. After just being founded in September, Notorious Performance Car Club has already hosted one comm... — Updated 11/7/2020

 

Changing the face of an art form

Sarah Ward gave a groan of frustrated effort as she completed a carousel movement around the metal pole she had been swinging on for the past half hour. "You did it. That was... — Updated 10/24/2020 Full story

 

Halloween festivities not lost to locals

As is the case with many activities this year, local Halloween festivities are looking a bit different in light of the pandemic. But Halloween will not be a total loss for area... — Updated 10/17/2020

 

In tribute: Lynn Martin: Loved to laugh, always joyful

The word kind likely wouldn't cut it when it comes to Lynn Martin, according to his children, Connie Patterson and Gary Martin. "My dad was absolutely an amazing person," Patterson... — Updated 10/10/2020

 

Ski season uncertain

Much remains uncertain for the upcoming ski season in New Mexico. But ski resort owners all know one thing: They want to ride. "It's a different year than most," said Michael Adams... — Updated 10/10/2020

 

Faith Christian expanding to Portales

Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis isn't exactly a traditional church with its auditoriums, two daycares, and gourmet coffee shop. Moving into 2021 will mean bringing that non-... — Updated 10/3/2020

 

All aboard ... for a history feast

CLOVIS - What's now enveloped in dust and times past may soon be a local staple where eastern New Mexico residents will be immersed in New Mexico history while getting a taste of... — Updated 9/26/2020

 

Dry, warm winter expected

After what meteorologists are calling a "neutral" winter in 2019-20, it looks like New Mexico is once again in for a dryer, warmer winter. But have no fear, pumpkin spice latte and... — Updated 9/19/2020

 

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