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 By Grant McGee    News 

Clovis student beats cancer, graduates

When cancer showed up in Kyle Richardson’s life he pushed on and will be one of 464 Clovis High School seniors graduating at today’s ceremony at the Curry County events center. Richardson, 18, is the son of Shawn Richardson... — Updated 5/21/2022

 
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Internship program seeking businesses

The Curry County summer internship program is getting ready to begin with one problem: There aren’t enough businesses to accommodate the number of interns who have signed up. Curry County manager Lance Pyle reports there are... — Updated 5/21/2022

 
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Businesses show interest in Clovis

Businesses are interested in being in Clovis, 38 of them have varying degrees of interest in opening a location in the city. Clovis city commissioners learned of retail and service business interest in the city at Thursday’s... — Updated 5/21/2022

 
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Some formula brands not available in eastern NM

When it comes to baby formula availability in the Clovis and Portales area, there’s plenty of some brands, empty shelves where other brands used to be. Supply chain issues and the closure of a major baby formula production plant... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
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Clovis antique store closing doors

The Prairie Peddler, an antique store in downtown Clovis, is finally closing after being a fixture in the community since 1983. The store is closing so owner Ettie Hardcastle, 89, can be with family in Lubbock, according to Robert... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
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'Person of interest' located in Rodriguez slaying

CLOVIS – Police on Monday located a 37-year-old woman wanted for questioning in the city’s latest homicide, but no arrests had been made in the case by Tuesday morning. Officials had said Amanda Rodarte was not a suspect in... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
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Fullerton resigns as head coach of Wildcat football program

CLOVIS — Cal Fullerton, Clovis High School’s head football coach for the past five years, has resigned from coaching and teaching with Clovis Municipal Schools, effective May 27. “It’s for personal reasons,” Fullerton... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
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Buffalo calf born at Ned Houk

A recently born buffalo calf brings the city of Clovis' buffalo population at Ned Houk Park to nine. Russell Hooper, director of the Clovis Parks and Recreation department, says... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
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Officials take no action on four-day work week

Curry County commissioners on Tuesday took no action on a proposal to put three of the county’s offices on a four-day work week. The matter came before commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. County Manager Lance... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
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'No confidence' letters prompt CCC board to hire investigator

CLOVIS — A third-party investigator will be hired to look into matters that prompted letters of “no confidence” regarding Clovis Community College’s president, Charles Nwankwo. A special meeting of the CCC board was held... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
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Clovis officials vote to condemn property

Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously to condemn a property on one of the city's main thoroughfares, a property that mayor pro-tem Chris Bryant called an "eyesore." The Mirador Apartments, a building at 701 West 21st St.,... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
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Roosevelt Chamber to host candidate forum

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Primary Candidates Forum Tuesday featuring most candidates running for Roosevelt County offices in the June 7 primary. The event will be at 6 p.m. at the Yam Theater in Portal... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
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In tribute: Oral Taylor 'real friendly,' 'awesome dad'

In remembering the life of Oral Taylor, one description sticks out:  "He was an awesome dad," daughter Sandra Taylor-Sawyer said. Taylor-Sawyer is one of Elder Oral "Big O" Taylor... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
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Court hears daycare case

The state Supreme Court on Friday heard the appeal of two Portales day-care owners convicted in the 2017 hot car death of a 22-month-old child. Sandi and Mary Taylor initially received sentences of 30-plus years following their... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
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Roosevelt commissioners weigh in on candidate's rejection

PORTALES - Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday expressed dismay their proposed appointee to the Eastern New Mexico University chancellor search committee, Charles Bennett,... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
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Candidate Q&As: Roosevelt County Commission District 5

In the race to fill the Roosevelt County District 5 commissioner’s seat, two Republican candidates are vying in the June 7 primary election to represent the party in the Nov. 8 general election. There are no Democrats running in... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Shooting victim was 'jokester,' witty

PORTALES - Carol Payne of Portales has "a million memories" of her son, Justin Banks. "I remember his humor and his red hair," she said. He was "a jokester" and witty. "If you told... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Fire burns four homes, 185 acres

CLOVIS -- Friday's grass fire burned an estimated 185 acres northwest of Clovis along with four homes, 14 outbuildings and a number of other vehicles and property, said Clovis Fire... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
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$8 million in raises on way to Clovis schools

Pay hikes, $8 million worth, are coming in varying levels for employees of Clovis Municipal Schools. The news came at Tuesday's monthly meeting of the CMS school board. Deputy... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Fire leaves 4 homes 'uninhabitable'

CLOVIS -- A Friday afternoon fire northwest of Clovis caused major damage to four homes, burned other structures and led to evacuations of a middle school and day care, officials... — Updated 4/30/2022 Full story

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Accident victim remembered

Maria Angelica Sisneros is remembered by her daughter as being "definitely one of a kind." "She liked being able to help people," Anna Castillo said. "She was a people person and... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Candidate Q&As: Roosevelt County Commission District 3

In the race to fill the Roosevelt County District 3 commissioner’s seat, three Republican candidates are vying in the June 7 primary election to represent the party in the Nov. 8 general election. There are no Democrats running... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Cloud seeding greenlit for area

The seeding of clouds to try to coax rain to fall on southeast New Mexico may begin as early as this week. Gary Walker, owner and pilot with the Wichita Falls, Texas, based Seeding... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Thieves targeting catalytic converters

Catalytic converters have been a recent target for thieves in Clovis according to Clovis Police. Captain Roman Romero of the Clovis Police Department reports that since the beginning of 2022 there have been 16 reports of catalytic... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Grant McGee    News

Portales woman running write-in governor campaign

A Portales woman is running a write-in campaign for the governorship of New Mexico. Ginger Grider hadn't planned on running for office until she, a self-described "real... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

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