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 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 14, 2018 

C-c-c-cold way to start a Monday

Snow - eastern New Mexico's and west Texas' old friend or foe, depending on your perspective - returned to the area for the first time in nearly two years late Sunday. The snowfall was likely...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 14, 2018 

Muleshoe fire destroys home

MULESHOE — A fire on Avenue D in Muleshoe on Monday destroyed a home and briefly impacted activities at Dillman Elementary School. Muleshoe Superintendent R.L. Richards said smoke from the house fire inundated the school. That resulted in the 400-p...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 14, 2018 

Project aims to bring students into civic process

CLOVIS — Patriotism is in the news again. This time, it’s at the heart of a project aimed at involving Clovis students in the civic process. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he came up with the idea a couple of months ago. “The United State...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 14, 2018 

Portales board tours school cafeteria

PORTALES - Members of the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education and other PMS staff toured the recently renovated Portales Junior High School cafeteria prior to Monday night's board meeting....

 

Melrose health clinic may close

MELROSE - After eight years providing medical services to the people of Melrose and surrounding communities, the Melrose Health Clinic appears on the verge of closing. That was the message Roosevelt... Full story

 

Shed burns in Clovis

CLOVIS - A shed fire behind a home in the 700 block of Gidding Street covered downtown Clovis in smoke and drew a pair of fire engines shortly before noon on Wednesday. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen...

 

Vote totals change slightly after counties canvass

Republican challenger Martin Zamora’s slim lead over Democrat incumbent George Dodge Jr. in the District 63 state representative race increased by one vote following the Curry County Commission and Roosevelt County Commission meetings held Friday...

 

Portales officials vote to join suit against tax department

PORTALES — After an approximately 35-minute executive session following Tuesday’s meeting, the Portales City Council unanimously voted to join several other municipalities in a lawsuit against the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department. City...

 

CCC board reviews financial aid

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees heard a review of the college’s financial aid for the previous school year during Wednesday’s meeting. Director of Financial Aid April Chavez said for the 2017-18 school year CCC students...

 

New blood enters political field in New Mexico

It appears eastern New Mexico will have two new first-time lawmakers heading to Santa Fe in January, though the race for District 63 state representative may not be officially decided until December. Unofficial results show Republican Martin Zamora...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Plenty of chances to honor vets

CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico will have several opportunities this week to recognize the sacrifice made by men and women in the military with a week of activities that began Monday night. Multiple...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Faith feature: Donations open for Christmas program

CLOVIS — Come Christmas time, a little shoebox can go a long way. Literally. Starting Monday, Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will once again be accepting donations for Operation Christmas Child...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Business feature: Family business recognized

A third-generation family business with locations in Portales and Clovis was recognized earlier this month by the Parker Center for Family Business as the New Mexico Family Business of the Year. The...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 7, 2018

Education feature: Clovis schools maintenance department recognized

CLOVIS — For the third straight year, Clovis Municipal Schools has been recognized for having the best maintenance department among all 6A school districts in the state. CMS won the Best Performer A...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 4, 2018

Ready to love

One Portales resident is showing there's no age restrictions on giving back. With the help of family friend Kerri Smith and her mother Tiffany Kendrick, 4-year-old Keslynn Thompson this year... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 4, 2018

Full-time volunteers on their way to Curry, Roosevelt

Seven full-time volunteers will soon be coming to Curry and Roosevelt counties as the United Way of Eastern New Mexico was recently approved to bring in individuals as part of a national service program offered by AmeriCorps. VISTA, or Volunteers in...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 4, 2018

Students take a look back with time capsule

CLOVIS — OK, so maybe five years ago wasn't that long ago. Unless you are a student at Highland Elementary School in Clovis. Then it was nearly a lifetime ago. Students got a taste of what life was...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 4, 2018

Full-time volunteers on their way to Curry, Roosevelt

Seven full-time volunteers will soon be coming to Curry and Roosevelt counties as the United Way of Eastern New Mexico was recently approved to bring in individuals as part of a national service program offered by AmeriCorps. VISTA, or Volunteers in...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 31, 2018

Town hall planned on water contamination

CLOVIS — A town hall meeting — possibly at the end of next week — is planned to discuss water contamination around Cannon Air Force Base. That’s according to Col. Stewart Hammons, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon, who s...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 31, 2018

Who's the best-dressed guy or ghoul?

CLOVIS — If the thousands of costumed kids who attended Boo in the Zoo at the Hillcrest Park Zoo on Sunday are any indication, eastern New Mexico residents will likely see a lot of superheroes in...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 31, 2018

Faith feature: Church hosting dinner, bazaar

PORTALES — First United Methodist Church in Portales will kick off the Thanksgiving season on Thursday with its 65th annual turkey dinner and bazaar. Event Coordinator Shelly Atwood said last... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 28, 2018

Exit, pursued by a zombie

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It’s not unusual for Cannon Air Force Base squadrons to do physical training on Fridays. What is unusual is when dozens of undead try to attack them along the way. But that...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 28, 2018

Clovis school board approves policy, regulation changes

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved changes to six board policies and three board regulations during Tuesday’s meeting. In part, the changes establish protocol for alerting parents of kindergarten...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 24, 2018

ENMU's out-of-state tuition efforts paying off

PORTALES — The results are in and Eastern new Mexico University's efforts to bring down costs for students outside of the Land of Enchantment have paid off. The Portales campus recently ranked 10th...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 24, 2018

Inconvenient, but not much else

CLOVIS — Motorists used to traveling across the Prince Street overpass connecting north Clovis to south Clovis have been inconvenienced for about two months now. But officials say that's pretty...

 

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