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Ask the News - June 4

Will city vendor fees be waived for Draggin’ Main this year? Yes … and no. “The vendors on Main Street during the Saturday night (June 17) cruise will still pay a fee, but that fee will go to Draggin’ Main,” said Vicki... — Updated 6/3/2023


Ask the editors - May 21

Why are trees on the Eastern New Mexico University campus being cut down? Those trees are diseased, ENMU officials announced last week in a news release. "The University is... — Updated 5/20/2023


Prairie chicken endangered listing impacts unclear

The federal government on March 27 listed the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species. More than seven weeks later, area farmers and agriculture officials still aren’t sure exactly what that means. “Nobody gives me a... — Updated 5/16/2023


Ask the editors - May 14

Was there ever an underpass under the tracks on south Prince Street where the bridge is now? And when was the bridge built? The Prince Street underpass was replaced by the current overpass in 1989. The overpass officially opened... — Updated 5/13/2023


Ask the editors - May 7

I read in the newspaper that Jorge Cruz is leaving as the Clovis hospital’s chief executive and Presbyterian Healthcare Services is sending an interim administrator. But what is the long-term plan for our hospital and its... — Updated 5/6/2023


Ask the editors - April 23

What is the 60/84 project and when will it start? The 60/84 project is one that Clovis City Manager Justin Howalt believes has been needed for quite some time now. “The roadway and the corridor have been deteriorating for a long... — Updated 4/22/2023


Ask the editors - April 16

What is under construction next to the Clovis Aquatic Center? The Hillcrest Senior Life Center is set to open by September, according to Clovis city Senior Services Director... — Updated 4/15/2023


Ask the editors - April 9

Why isn’t “Clovis Man” used in branding Clovis? “Clovis Man” was so named when archaeologists gathered significant evidence of a population of humans who lived in North America more than 13,000 years ago in the Blackwater... — Updated 4/8/2023


Ask the editors - April 2

What is the history of Ned Houk Park and its dam site? Ned Houk Park is named for the long-deceased Clovis mayor and city commissioner known affectionately as “Mr. Ned.” Houk was born in Missouri in 1882 and died in Clovis in... — Updated 4/1/2023


Ask the editors - March 26

What’s up with the new tennis courts at Portales High School? There are some new tennis courts in the making in Portales that will be located at Kilgore Avenue and East Third Street, across from the cemetery and right behind the... — Updated 3/25/2023


Ask the editors - March 19

What is being built at 2300 Mabry Drive just east of the Sleep Inn hotel in Clovis? That’s going to be the new home for Clovis’ Hyundai dealership, said Shawn Hamilton, spokesman for the Hamilton Auto Group. “The building tha... — Updated 3/18/2023


Ask the editors - March 12

How did “Rams” come to be the mascot for Portales High School? There is some evidence the nickname for Portales’ school sports teams was the “Yams” in the 1920s. PHS Principal Art Ontiveros said that’s probably because... — Updated 3/11/2023


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