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Merchant squares off with city over parking

CLOVIS - Downtown business owner Robert Vilandry believes his customers deserve reserved parking spots in front of his business. City of Clovis officials have told the merchant... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
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Officials: College plan would create opportunities

CLOVIS — Paying for college prevents many from pursuing higher education, but for those who did manage to close in on a degree, such as two local nursing students Karla Beachum and Sydney Romero, the experience would have been... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

Downtown business owner irked by parking issues

CLOVIS -- Downtown business owner Robert Vilandry believes his clients deserve reserved parking spots in front of his business, but the city has told the merchant known as Bullet... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
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Family saved from floodwaters

PORTALES — Dozens of automobiles were under water in Portales on Saturday after more than 2 inches of rain fell in about an hour. Tow-truck driver Ryan Ainsworth said he was involved in pulling 46 vehicles to safety, including... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
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County manager updates officials on prelim budget

CLOVIS — On Tuesday, County Manager Lance Pyle, gave a presentation to update the commission on the finalized preliminary budget during the County Commission’s regular meeting. Pyle said the operating budget for fiscal year... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
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Heavy rains flood Portales

After months with little more than sprinkles, most of the region has welcomed significant rainfall the past few days — and more may be on the way. Portales and Roosevelt County... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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Clovis native named Soldier of the Year

CLOVIS — Clovis native and National Guardsman Nathaniel “Nate” Rubio became Soldier of the Year this month after winning the New Mexico Army National Guard Best Warrior Challenge earlier this month. Rubio will move on to... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
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Detention center understaffed, seeking officers

CLOVIS — An understaffed Curry County Detention Center is seeking to recruit a number of officers, a trend that jail officials said is common across the state and nationwide. Acting Detention Administrator at the Curry County Det... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
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Man in pedestrian fatality remembered as selfless

CLOVIS — Those who knew Adam Solano said he was a selfless man who considered others before himself, listened and helped those around him, and despite his own struggles, was always kind to people. Solano, 34, died early... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
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CCC commencement Friday

CLOVIS - Commencement ceremonies are finally happening at Clovis Community College. Statewide COVID-19 restrictions prevented students from walking and being honored since fall... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
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Civil Aviation Board receives construction update

CLOVIS — Airport Director James Harris provided an update on the Clovis Regional Airport’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) construction project to the Civil Aviation Board during its regular meeting on Tuesday.... — Updated 5/8/2021

 
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Curry votes to allow land trust to act independently

CLOVIS - The County Commission voted Tuesday to allow the newly minted Ogallala Land and Water Conservancy, the land trust committee charged with preserving local land and water resources, to act independently during its regular... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
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Health officials announce time they hope to reopen state

CLOVIS — Health officials announced Tuesday when they hope the state is expected to be fully reopened, went over updated Centers for Disease Control masking guidelines, and outlined new criteria for the statewide color-coded... — Updated 5/1/2021

 
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Committee discusses project funding

CLOVIS — On Wednesday, The City of Clovis Public Works Committee discussed possible means of funding the city’s various construction projects, and provided an update on a number of Clovis Municipal Schools projects. Clovis City... — Updated 5/1/2021

 
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CHS seniors head back to remote learning

CLOVIS — Seniors at Clovis High School will return to remote learning through graduation, officials said last week, a “preventative measure” intended to ensure prom and graduation ceremonies can go on as planned. Graduation i... — Updated 5/1/2021

 
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Two neighbors running in Muleshoe mayor's race

MULESHOE — Two neighbors are running for the City of Muleshoe’s top political slot in the town’s mayoral race on Saturday. Erin Jo Gonzales, a local nurse practitioner, who among other things, hopes to curb the city’s tax... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
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Local: Chauvin verdict 'step in the right direction'

CLOVIS — The conviction last week of Derek Chauvin was a “step in the right direction,” for police accountability. But the struggle for racial justice isn’t over. That’s according to Clovis’ Shaundra Mahan, who helped... — Updated 4/24/2021

 
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Water board appoints Clovis mayor as chair

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board, which oversees the construction of a water pipeline meant to deliver water to the region, are continuing to collaborate with four other rural water initiatives as a... — Updated 4/24/2021

 
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Officials: Counties overall maintaining, improving

CLOVIS — During a regular COVID-19 and vaccine update, state officials said that overall, the majority of counties in New Mexico either stayed the same, or improved as far as coronavirus cases are concerned. However, some... — Updated 4/24/2021

 
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Curry votes on land trust configuration

CLOVIS — Curry County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to limit voting members appointed to its water-focused land trust to five non-agricultural water users, following concerns about possible conflicts of interests in other formatio... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
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Lectureship makes return

PORTALES - The coronavirus pandemic halted last year's plans for the Jack Williamson Lectureship, but this year, the three-day event hosted by Eastern New Mexico University in... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

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