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 By Jamie Cushman    News

Officials take stock of school turnaround program

CLOVIS — The ongoing school turnaround program at Clovis Municipal Schools has shown that a quick handshake can go a long way. The Clovis Middle School Initiative (CMSI), a school turnaround program in partnership with the... — Updated 4/16/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Clovis selects three superintendent finalists

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education moved one step closer to naming the district’s next superintendent last week, selecting three finalists and conducting interviews during a pair of special meetings on Wed... — Updated 4/13/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Legislative recap goes behind the scenes

CLOVIS - Wednesday's legislative recap at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce featured discussion about how not to get a bill passed. Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, the... — Updated 4/13/2019

 
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Portales school board approves calendar

PORTALES - The Portales Municipal School Board of Education approved the 2019-20 district calendar during Monday's meeting. And while students may not like the big change the board... — Updated 4/9/2019

 
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Clovis Christian celebrating 25th anniversary

CLOVIS — Friday night will be a time for celebrating the past and looking ahead to the future for Clovis Christian School, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. “I’m excited about the event and the opportunity to... — Updated 4/9/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Representing New Mexico

CLOVIS - For the second straight year, artwork created by Clovis students will be on display at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, scheduled for April 22. Arts Academy at... — Updated 4/8/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Hearing officer determines Clovis schools violated law

CLOVIS — A hearing officer has determined that Clovis Municipal Schools violated federal law based on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) provided to a now-fifth grade special education student. According to Due Process... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
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Portales approves police incentive program

PORTALES — The Portales City Council approved an incentive program for the Portales Police Department that will offer certified officers up to $10,000 to join the force for a minimum of three years. “We have been having... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
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CCC honors trustee's passing

CLOVIS - Wednesday's meeting of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees began on a somber note as the board recognized the passing of trustee Russell Muffley. Muffley, a... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Curry hears funding requests

CLOVIS - The Curry County Commission heard just shy of $290,000 worth of funding requests for the upcoming fiscal year during Tuesday's meeting. The commission began the process of... — Updated 4/2/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Accessibility leads senior community discussion

PORTALES - About a dozen local senior residents on Thursday met with Community Services Center staff members in Portales to discuss the needs of the local senior community. Multiple... — Updated 3/30/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

CCC's president heading to Santa Fe

SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley is headed west. On Wednesday she was selected by the Santa Fe Community College governing board to serve as the school’s next president, Rowley confirmed. “I’m real... — Updated 3/30/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Brains to meet in trivial battle

PORTALES — Residents of eastern New Mexico will have a chance to show off their trivia knowledge and raise money for local youth during the Battle of the Brains scheduled Saturday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Teams of... — Updated 3/26/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Grad rates above average

The New Mexico Public Education Department released the graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday and nearly all of the local districts in eastern New Mexico once again topped the statewide average, including one of... — Updated 3/23/2019

 
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James Elementary garden wins award

PORTALES — The Portales City Council heard a report on the award-winning school community garden at James Elementary during Tuesday’s meeting. Caron Powers, Roosevelt County’s coordinator for Healthy Kids Healthy Communities... — Updated 3/23/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Lawmakers reflect at Yam

PORTALES - Four area lawmakers took to the Yam Theater on Thursday to reflect on the 60-day legislative session that wrapped up last week. The main point made by Rep. Randy... — Updated 3/23/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Grady schools adopts new tobacco policy

GRADY — The Grady Municipal Schools formally adopted a new tobacco policy during Monday night’s school board meeting, joining seven other school districts around the state to... — Updated 3/19/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Curry approves road improvements for block grant

CLOVIS — Take two: The Curry County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved road improvements on Curry Road 11 for the county’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project this year — a shortened version of... — Updated 3/19/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Local lawmakers take stock of session

SANTA FE — If we didn’t know 60 days ago, we know now: New Mexico is under Democrat control. “I feel like the state of New Mexico turned left,” Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, said as the state Legislature wrapped up its... — Updated 3/16/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Bills would set aside money for area

SANTA FE — While the capital outlay and “junior” spending bills are far from set in stone, the current proposals contain considerable funds set to flow through eastern New Mexico. Each legislator was alloted at least... — Updated 3/16/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Phishing scam targets Clovis schools

CLOVIS — The Clovis school district was one of several public entities targeted in a payroll phishing scam according to a press release from the state auditor’s office, but school officials said the scammers did not take any mo... — Updated 3/12/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Transit system fare increase approved

PORTALES - Starting July 1, Portales Area Transit is set to receive what officials said would be the public transportation program's first fare increase in its dozen years of... — Updated 3/9/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

School board approves advertising

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved the advertising for its superintendent search during a special meeting Tuesday. According to the approved advertising, minimum requirements for applicants include... — Updated 3/9/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Dueling bills address daylight saving time

As New Mexicans set their clocks forward an hour today, two dueling bills being considered in Santa Fe seek to end the practice, one by adopting daylight saving time year round and the other by abstaining from it completely. On... — Updated 3/9/2019

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News

Portales e-sports proposal approved

PORTALES - High school students in Portales may soon be competing against others around the state in video games. The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Monday... — Updated 3/5/2019

 

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