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 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

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 20, 2018

Escaped inmates back in custody

CLOVIS — Three inmates who escaped from the Clovis jail on Friday were captured Tuesday after a standoff with police at an apartment near Dennis Chavez Park. Shots were fired, but the nearly... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 19, 2018

Records: Officer accused in escape was alone

CLOVIS — Court records filed on Monday show Sarina Dodson, the Clovis detention officer accused of assisting in Friday’s escape of three detainees from the Curry County Adult Detention Center,... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 10, 2018

Treaty of Bosque Redondo remembered

FORT SUMNER - In 1868 the Treaty of Bosque Redondo was signed, ending a 25-year period of the internment of Native Americans at Bosque Redondo and establishing the Navajo Nation for the first time....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 9, 2018

Women share stories of pioneering - and soap

CLOVIS — Some of eastern New Mexico's oldest residents shared stories from their lives on the High Plains at the Clovis Civic Center on Friday morning. The 17th annual Pioneer Women's Breakfast...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 9, 2018

Curry unanimously approves fire safety measures

CLOVIS - The Curry County Commission unanimously approved a pair of fire safety measures at Friday's special meeting. One included a proclamation that restricts fireworks use and sale in the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 8, 2018

Event to commemorate Treaty of Bosque Redondo

FORT SUMNER — A dark and rarely discussed period of eastern New Mexico’s history will be in the spotlight this weekend at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument. Several events are planned today and Saturday to commemorate the... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 7, 2018

Malin Parker re-elected sheriff

PORTALES — Malin Parker said Wednesday he’s looking forward to four more years as Roosevelt County sheriff. “I’d just like to do our job in the most professional manner as possible,” said Parker, the incumbent who defeated challenger... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 7, 2018

Residents speak out at contentious Portales meeting

PORTALES — The public input portion of Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting turned contentious. Area residents sought answers from the council regarding Portales’ interest in turning the city’s recreation center into an entertainment...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 6, 2018

Curry skipping grant application

CLOVIS — Curry County will not submit a Community Development Block Grant application this year, the Curry County Commission unanimously decided on Tuesday. The commission previously approved the pa...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 6, 2018

Rec center debate dominates Portales City Council meeting

PORTALES — The public input portion of Tuesday's Portales City Council meeting turned contentious as citizens sought answers from the council regarding Portales' interest in turning the city's recreation center into an entertainment venue, leaving... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 3, 2018

ENMU public safety department get pay hike

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents unanimously approved a salary increase for the university’s department of public safety at Saturday’s meeting. Chancellor Jeff Elwell said the department will receive 2.5 to 3 percen...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 2, 2018

Job fair focuses on youth

CLOVIS - While it's not particularly easy for anyone to find a job these days, it can be especially challenging for people in their teens and early 20s to find work for several reasons, including age... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 31, 2018

A look at area recycling

CLOVIS — One Clovis resident wants the people of eastern New Mexico to be aware of the recycling options in the area. “I’m a big recycler, I even got people in our church to recycle,” Beulah Mattingly said. “I go through the trash to pull...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 31, 2018

Reporter's notebook: What's in a name

Would you root for a baseball team called the Sod Poodles? How about the Boot Scooters? You may get that chance starting next year as both names are among the five finalists for the new Amarillo minor league baseball team that will begin play in the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 30, 2018

Construction on schedule at Parkview

CLOVIS — Construction on Clovis' new 63,000-square-foot Parkview Elementary School, which began a year ago, is on schedule. "Obviously we're near the end," CMS Executive Director of Operations John...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 29, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Ethics and the environment

ALBUQUERQUE — The American Ethical Union (AEU) will bring its 103rd annual assembly to Albuquerque for the first time this year, June 7-10. It is the largest event of the year for the group, which promotes ethical culture, a movement based around...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 27, 2018

'Cool things' at Cannon Air Show

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 2018 Cannon Air Force Base Air Show Space and Tech Fest kicked off a weekend of flight, food and fun on Saturday with not much for attendees to complain about, other... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 27, 2018

Veterans organizations honoring the fallen

Local veterans organizations have ceremonies planned for Monday morning as Americans around the country honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. The Clovis event begins at 10 a.m. at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery and the Portales event begins...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 26, 2018

Detainees give back with art for auction

CLOVIS - Detainees at the Curry County Detention Center are using their artistic abilities to promote a passion for reading among local children, all while behind bars. Five pieces of art created by...

 

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