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Applications being accepted for funding assistance

Clovis Economic Development (CED) announced it is now accepting applications from businesses to qualify for funding assistance under the Local Economic Development Act. The purpose of the funding is to incentivize new retail... — Updated 6/28/2022

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Curry, Roosevelt students earn awards in 4-H contests

The 2022 Curry and Roosevelt County 4-H Contest Awards have been handed out. Mindy Turner, Family and Consumer Science Agent for the Curry County Extension Office of New Mexico State University, said the awards were given out on... — Updated 6/25/2022

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis mayor says city must raise mill levy for pipeline

Clovis Mayor Mike Morris says the city needs to increase its mill levy by one to pay a share of the cost of constructing the Ute Pipeline, because the Ogallala Aquifer is running out of water. Morris spoke at the June 16... — Updated 6/25/2022

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ENMU summer camp space still available

Eastern New Mexico University's summer camps, which are held on various dates from June to July, are now in full swing. Some space is still available for participants to sign-up.... — Updated 6/21/2022

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ENMU changes slogan

Eastern New Mexico University’s slogan will change this summer to more closely reflect the school’s commitment to every student’s success. The new slogan, “Student Success! That’s What We’re About!” will appear on... — Updated 6/18/2022

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Clovis 'unlocks' playgrounds for use

Clovis Municipal School District announced this week that it has “unlocked” its elementary parks and playgrounds for public use for the first time since the pandemic. “We want to make sure the community knows we unlocked our... — Updated 6/18/2022

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Higher Education Department accepting loan repayment applications

The state of New Mexico Higher Education Department announced this week it is accepting applications for its 2022 Teacher Loan Repayment Program, which is designed to help pay off some of the burden of the federal student loans... — Updated 6/18/2022


Grady student Olympic hopeful

William Drake, 14, who will be a Grady Municipal High School freshman next fall, is competing in the Olympic Weightlifting Youth Division competition in Las Vegas, Nev., at the end... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Juneteenth celebration set for Sunday in Clovis

This Sunday the entire community is invited to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day, which commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth Freedom Day is celebrated on June 19th every year and became a federa... — Updated 6/14/2022

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Clovis commission discusses changes to sign code ordinance

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission discussed a sign code ordinance at its meeting on Thursday, voting to approve the introduction of the ordinance. Some changes the commission discussed include increasing the distance between... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

DOH: Children's vaccines are 'taking off quickly'

Vaccines for children five to 11 years of age “are taking off quickly,” according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s Wednesday update. To schedule a vaccination for a child, go online to Children... — Updated 11/20/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Dark comedy on ENMU playbill

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's Theatre and Digital Filmmaking Department is hoping some dark comedy can be a little relatable to their audiences this weekend. The play,... — Updated 11/16/2021

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In tribute: Jesse Merl Porter never turned down the unfortunate

Jesse Merl Porter of Portales, who died Oct. 4 at the age of 81, was well known for his fairness, generosity and belief in people. He served as Roosevelt District Magistrate Judge... — Updated 11/13/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

State receives 30,000 vaccine doses for children

Last week New Mexico received 30,000 doses of vaccines for children ages five to 11 years old, according to health experts at the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 update held on Wednesday. Secretary of Health David Scrase s... — Updated 11/6/2021

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Clovis sets legislative priorities for 2022

The Clovis City Commission set priorities for requests for funding from the 2022 legislative session at its meeting Thursday. After discussion, the commission ranked by way of priorities to bring before its legislators first... — Updated 11/6/2021

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Farmer on EPA rules: It's about time

CLOVIS - The owner of a now-shuttered Clovis dairy said he is pleased the Environmental Protection Agency has announced its intent to list several per- and polyfluoroalkyl... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

NM vaccination numbers slowly rising

At the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 update press conference on Wednesday, DOH Cabinet Secretary Laura Parajon announced since March 2020, the number of people in New Mexico who have died from COVID totals 5,027. It is... — Updated 10/30/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis approves logo for marketing and press releases

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission voted at its Thursday meeting to approve a city of Clovis logo that will be released to use on city marketing materials and press releases instead of the city seal. Kelsey Knight, the city’s... — Updated 10/23/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

School districts asking for tax extension to 2027

Dora, Portales, Elida, Grady and Melrose school districts are asking the voters to approve a $2 million capital improvements tax to extend to 2027 in the Nov. 2 election. Portales Public Schools Superintendent Johnnie Cain said... — Updated 10/23/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Base contacting landowners

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon Air Force Base has started contacting landowners near the base to get permission to perform water and soil samples to determine the extent of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances coming from the... — Updated 10/23/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Portales school board hopefuls discuss skills, issues

The following is a Q&A with candidates for Position 4 on the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education. Antonio Sanchez is running for re-election. He is running against Braden Fraze, William Hilliard and Meredith Seifert.... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Civil Aviation Board votes to recommend increase in markups

CLOVIS — At the Civil Aviation Board meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to recommend to the city commission an increase in its markups on full service gasoline prices at the airport from $1.00 to $1.50 a gallon for low lead and... — Updated 10/16/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis school board candidates talk qualifications

The following is a Q&A with candidates for District 1 of the Clovis school board. Kyle Snider is running for re-election against Sharon Epps and Rosa Sanchez. Candidates were each asked the same questions via phone. The election is... — Updated 10/16/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Dora school board candidates answer questions

The following is a Q&A with candidates for Position 4 of the Dora school board. Jana Roberts is running for re-election against Shauna Wade. Candidates were each asked the same questions via phone. The election is Nov. 2. Why did... — Updated 10/12/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

In Tribute: Bill Joy: One of ENMU's biggest supporters

PORTALES - Bill Joy was one of the loudest fans at Eastern New Mexico University sports events for as long as many can remember. But his service to the university was much more... — Updated 10/9/2021


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