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 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 20, 2018 

Water authority approves final 2019 budget

TEXICO — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority unanimously approved its final budget for fiscal year 2019 at Thursday’s meeting. ENMWUA Administrator Orlando Ortega said the authority receives funding primarily from three sources: the...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 20, 2018 

City leash laws left alone

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday decided not to adopt a new ordinance that would have created stricter leash laws. Commissioner Ladona Clayton said she wanted to see more evidence that there was a serious problem in the community...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 19, 2018

School officials concerned about graduation proposal

Local school administrators are concerned about a New Mexico Public Education Department proposal that would limit alternative graduation methods for students who do not pass competency exams. Failing students who want to graduate would be required...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 18, 2018

African Children's Choir to perform at Clovis church

CLOVIS - A musical performance over 30 years and more than 8,000 miles in the making will come to Clovis tonight as the African Children's Choir performs at Central Baptist Church. The choir, made up... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 18, 2018

Financial concerns raised at Curry meeting

CLOVIS — Melrose Senior Center Program Director Ashley Woods detailed what she said were the organization’s dire financial straits at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. “If we have further cuts here and further cuts there, here pretty...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 15, 2018

Meet Rosie the Riveter

CLOVIS — The stories of 10 different women who entered the workforce during World War II were shared at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Saturday during a program celebrating Rosie the Riveter....

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 14, 2018

'Rosie the Riveter' stopping in at library

CLOVIS - One of the most iconic symbols of life in the U.S. during World War II will come to eastern New Mexico today - its memory, anyway. Clovis/Carver Public Library hosts a performance of Rosie...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 13, 2018

Local schools bump English, math scores

Students in eastern New Mexico and around the state continue to show progress on English and math exams but are still falling short of proficiency. The New Mexico Public Education Department on Thursday released the results of the Partnership for... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 12, 2018

Portales council holds off on lease agreement

PORTALES — The Portales City Council decided to hold off on approving a lease agreement at the Portales Municipal Airport during Tuesday’s meeting. But it wasn’t due to lack of interest from the council. “I don’t think you’re going to...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 8, 2018

Legacy honored

CLOVIS — The impact Bishop Charles Green and Mother Ange Green had on the Clovis community is still being felt today, proven by the over 100 people who packed the Ingram Room at the Clovis/Carver Pu... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 6, 2018

Members selected for revenue review committee

CLOVIS - The Clovis City Commission selected members for the city's 2018 Revenue Review Committee during a 35-minute meeting on Thursday. The committee is tasked with reviewing the city's fees for...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 5, 2018

How I spent my holiday

Eastern New Mexico joined millions of Americans around the country in celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday. Here's how several people spent their holiday in Clovis and Portales: Joe Sena spent th... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 4, 2018

Mood largely positive at racino meeting

CLOVIS — Proponents of Clovis as the site for the state's sixth and final racino license presented their vision for bringing a racetrack and casino to the area by 2020 during a meeting on Tuesday... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 3, 2018

Business feature: Clovis' Pet Logic closing doors

CLOVIS — After nearly a decade of providing Clovis with all types of animals, Pet Logic will be turning off its fish tanks, cleaning out its cages and closing its doors later this summer. With a tot... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 1, 2018

Gearheads unite

CLOVIS - Classic cars of yesteryear and the hot rods of today were on display at Saturday's Gearhead Gathering at Marshall Middle School which kicked off the final day of events for the Clovis Draggin...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 29, 2018

Curry leaves right-to-work issue for future

CLOVIS — Right-to-work won’t be coming to Curry County anytime soon. The Curry County Commission took no action regarding a potential right-to-work ordinance following a 30-minute discussion at Thursday’s meeting. “Its something that’s...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 28, 2018

Mystery mural going up on Sixth and Main

CLOVIS — A new mural will be going up in downtown Clovis over the coming weeks but those responsible for the art project aren't saying what the painting will depict ... yet. Earlier this month... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 28, 2018

Curry right-to-work ordinance up for discussion

CLOVIS — Curry County Commissioner Seth Martin said he expects “a pretty good crowd” at today’s Curry County Commission meeting as the board is slated to discuss a potential right-to-work ordinance in Curry County. Chairman Ben McDaniel said...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 27, 2018

Accusations against school member come up at meeting

CLOVIS - Allegations against a Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education member were the focus of the open forum section of Tuesday's meeting. Kyle Snider, who has served as the school board member... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 24, 2018

Turnout light for Relay

PORTALES — The weather was perfect and the activities were plentiful but the 2018 Relay for Life of Roosevelt County did not draw the turnout organizers were anticipating. "We were hoping for a...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 23, 2018

Roosevelt Relay ready to roll

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds will play host to numerous games and activities throughout today as the 2018 Relay for Life of Roosevelt County aims to raise money for cancer research. “If anyone says there’s nothing going on in... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 22, 2018

Water authority approves office lease agreement

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will soon have a new office space to call home. The board on Thursday approved an office lease agreement that will move the ENMWUA’s offices to the Sitterly Professional Center, located...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 22, 2018

Communities vie for sixth racino license

CLOVIS — Multiple groups in eastern New Mexico continue to jockey for the Land of Enchantment’s sixth racetrack and casino license as the state’s July 30 application deadline approaches. Representatives from Laguna Development Corp. (LDC) hoste... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 21, 2018

Judge: Escapees, officer not eligible for bond

CLOVIS — The three men charged with escaping from the Clovis jail on Friday — and the jail officer accused of helping them - appeared via video in Curry County Magistrate Court on Wednesday.... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 21, 2018

Animal shelter petition may have been prompted by miscommunication

PORTALES — The Portales animal shelter dominated the public comment portion of Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting. A misunderstanding regarding the shelter’s euthanasia policy may have led to the public outcry. Animal rescue workers... Full story


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