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 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 22, 2019 

Portales grad did it all

PORTALES - The Portales High School track and soccer teams, band, choir, theater and National Honor Society will say goodbye to some of its members on Friday following graduation. In one case,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 19, 2019

Roosevelt County finalizes preliminary budget

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission met for close to two hours Thursday morning to finalize the county's preliminary operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which will go before the commission for approval on Tuesday. The commission...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 19, 2019

Longtime Clovis resident named nurse of the year

CLOVIS — A longtime Clovis resident was recently recognized as the nurse of the year for Interim HealthCare Inc., a national health care provider with over 300 offices and 5,000 nurses around the country. Rakel Nussbaumer, the director of health...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 15, 2019

Board adopts standards-based grading

PORTALES - Parents of first- and second-grade students at James Elementary will see a considerable change in their child's report cards next school year. That's because the Portales Municipal Schools...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

Speakers celebrate success

CLOVIS - The 2019 class of Clovis Community College graduates celebrated success in all its forms during Friday's commencement ceremony at the Curry County Events Center. "Success is not a linear...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

ENMU grads look at little moments

PORTALES - As the 795 candidates for graduation this spring from Eastern New Mexico University were getting set to celebrate this big achievement during Saturday's commencement ceremonies, several...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

Concerns raised about train speed increase

PORTALES - With just a few relatively routine action items for Tuesday's Portales City Council meeting, it was an item not listed on the agenda that generated the most discussion. Roosevelt County...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

United Way hosting 'Penny Wars' campaign

Representatives from various local businesses, organizations and government entities will be squaring off in an effort to avoid receiving a pie to the face, and more importantly, raise money for local children. The United Way of Eastern New Mexico...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

Graduate finds her passion at ENMU

PORTALES - While some students enter higher education with a set plan for their next four years, others do so in hopes of finding their passion. Breanna Smith, one of 795 candidates for graduation...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

Grad came distance to CCC

CLOVIS - It's not unusual for community college students to follow a long road to graduation, but for most Clovis Community College graduates, that road did not begin in Alaska. That's the case for An...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

PHS takes home Enchantment award

ALBUQUERQUE - Portales High School took home its first award from the Enchantment Awards on Saturday. Junior Julian Valero won best supporting actor for his performance of Lionel, the Royal Steward,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

Curry County approves preliminary budget

CLOVIS - The Curry County Commission approved the preliminary operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year during Tuesday's meeting. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said a new grant with an...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

ENMU regents to provide update on residence

ROSWELL — The Eastern New Mexico University board of regents will provide an update on ENMU’s efforts to build a new presidential residence during Friday’s meeting on the Roswell campus. Regent Terry Othick told The News that ENMU released its...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 5, 2019

CCC selects interim for president seat

CLOVIS — A temporary successor to Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley was selected by the CCC Board of Trustees during Wednesday’s meeting. Robin Kuykendall, director of extended learning and division chair for occupational...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 5, 2019

A community prayer

CLOVIS — Over 150 area residents, church and city officials lined Main Street outside the Curry County Courthouse on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer. Participants prayed for seven...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 1, 2019

Holland's is 90

CLOVIS — Few people, never mind businesses, can say they’ve made it to 90 years old. One Clovis company will celebrate reaching that milestone on Friday. Holland’s Clovis Office Equipment Co., located at 601 N. Pile, will hold an open house to...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 1, 2019

Eastern tackles 'Wit'

PORTALES — An upcoming theatrical production put on by Eastern New Mexico University students will take audiences through the final eight months of a 17th-century poetry professor who has been diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. “It’s an...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 28, 2019

School board approves tentative budget

PORTALES - The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Thursday approved a tentative operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. It includes nearly $3 million more in state funding than...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 28, 2019

ENMU increasing renewable energy offerings

PORTALES — Over the past month, Eastern New Mexico University has made a pair of moves to increase the university’s offerings in the area of renewable energy. On April 19, its board of regents approved a resolution that identifies renewable...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 24, 2019

'Billy the Kid' film set to shoot

FORT SUMNER — Billy the Kid lives on in a new film scheduled to begin shooting Saturday in Fort Sumner. Filmmaker Michael Giudicissi seeks to address unanswered questions about the Kid by turning to the man himself. Giudicissi said “In Their Own...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2019

Portales students earn nominations

PORTALES - A pair of Portales students earned nominations last week for the Enchantment Awards, an annual awards show and night of performances recognizing the top high school theatrical productions...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2019

Portales cancels bid for substation

PORTALES — After receiving just one bid that came in over 40 percent higher than the city had budgeted, the Portales City Council cancelled a bid for the construction of a new fire substation during Tuesday's meeting. City Manager Sammy Standefer...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 21, 2019

ENMU regents approve school's operating budget

PORTALES — It took multiple motions, but the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents ultimately approved the school's operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year during Friday's meeting. Regent Lance Pyle first motioned to approved the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 17, 2019

Curry declines to issue disaster declaration

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission declined to issue a disaster declaration as a result of the March 13 wind storm during Tuesday’s meeting. Dan Heerding, the emergency management director for the city of Clovis, said winds from the “bomb...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 17, 2019

Portales sixth-grader heads to national bee

ALBUQUERQUE - A Portales student will represent the Land of Enchantment in the 2019 National Spanish Spelling Bee this summer after finishing as the runner up in the New Mexico State Spanish Spelling...

 

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