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Wildcats shake off rust, beat Hobbs in nailbiter

CLOVIS — The Clovis Wildcats hadn’t played a meaningful down of football in 468 days, so it could be understood and probably condoned if the rust outweighed the rhythm Saturday... — Updated 3/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Locals fight juvenile sentencing bill

CLOVIS — Survivors of the 2017 shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, and those who still remember the two library workers killed that day, will never forget that dreadful August afternoon or the court hearings that put... — Updated 3/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices 

Hoping we can end security theatrics

On Sunday, I went to Lubbock and visited seven businesses. I felt safe at all of them, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but I got my share of security theater. For those unfamiliar, that’s performing a clear gesture so... — Updated 3/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports 

Portales Rams top Moriarty

PORTALES - High school football brings with it plenty of nail biters, and plenty of three-touchdown victories. Fans at Greyhound Stadium saw both Friday night, as Portales topped... — Updated 3/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Mayor volunteers to be city's representative on land trust board

CLOVIS — Mayor Mike Morris volunteered to be the city’s potential representative on a steering committee for a land trust, and received a unanimous vote from the Clovis City Commission during an hourlong meeting Thursday... — Updated 3/6/2021

 

Lee leaving Greyhounds for Brownsville coach/AD spot

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- After eight seasons with Eastern New Mexico University, Kelley Lee is heading across the border to take over as head coach and athletic director at Veterans Ea... — Updated 3/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News 

Longtime legislator dies at 94

CLOVIS - Hoyt Pattison was a longtime state legislator, a longtime lobbyist after that and a farmer throughout. But at his heart he was an innovative problem solver. Pattison, who... — Updated 3/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Greyhounds start season with doubleheader at Texas A&M-Commerce

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico softball coach Kira Zeiter is admittedly all over the place in the days leading up to a season many people weren’t sure would happen, and fewer people thought would happen on Greyhound Softball... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Curry still working on plans for land trust

CLOVIS — Curry County will have a steering committee to establish a land trust. Who exactly is on that trust is to be determined. County commissioners voted Tuesday to create a five-member board, comprised of two commissioners,... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Curry commission meets in person at chambers

CLOVIS - Home at last. Sort of. The Curry County Commission, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March, met in person at its commission chambers on Tuesday.... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Curry creates engagement letter for attorney

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission agreed in November to pair with the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on hiring Colorado attorney Peter Nichols to help set up a land trust. Little has transpired since then, and the... — Updated 2/27/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Curry takes stand on bills

CLOVIS — The Curry Commission took a stand on a pair of bills moving through the New Mexico Legislature Thursday, opposing a civil action measure and approving one on capital outlay. By a 5-0 vote at its Thursday meeting, the... — Updated 2/27/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Board votes to extend Russ' contract

CLOVIS — Following a 90-minute executive session, the Clovis school board on Tuesday night voted to keep Superintendent Renee Russ at the helm through the 2022-23 school year with a one-year contract extension. The extension... — Updated 2/27/2021

 

Certificate of completion signed for pipeline segment

CLOVIS — More than seven miles of pipeline, signed, sealed and delivered. That was the report from Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority Administrator Orlando Ortega, who reported he signed the certificate of completion... — Updated 2/27/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Official optimistic on range opening

CLOVIS — A series of delays, both man-made and nature-driven, have slowed work for the city’s shooting range at Ned Houk Park. But City Manager Justin Howalt is optimistic the project won’t finish too long after its original... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

ENMU regents receive mostly clean audit

PORTALES — Despite a pandemic-forced change in how it was conducted, Eastern New Mexico University reported a mostly clean audit for the previous fiscal year, as presented to its board of regents Friday morning. Vice President... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

School bonds, taxes renewed

There was a mixture of confidence and relief across three local school districts Tuesday night, as voters passed bond measures in a series of three all-mail elections. Voters in Curry and Roosevelt counties approved bond or mil... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

Commission denies hotel bonds for second time

CLOVIS - Defeated in their October effort to seek industrial revenue bonds through the city, a group of developers for a hotel in north Clovis made a second pitch Thursday with... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

Palla selected for District 4 commission vacancy

CLOVIS - Megan Palla, and four other longtime community staples, were asked Thursday night why she would want to join the Clovis City Commission and fill its vacant District 4... — Updated 2/20/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Winter weather

Snow, record cold and power outages left most eastern New Mexico and Texas Panhandle residents huddling at home early this week. Most schools closed Tuesday due to a mix of... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 

Area sees snowfall, record low Monday morning

CLOVIS - Eastern New Mexico was no exception to the smack of winter weather felt across the country over the weekend. Area snowfall totals from the weekend, according to the... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

CHS transitions to hybrid learning

CLOVIS - As Clovis High transitioned to hybrid learning for the first time this school year, Principal Jay Brady was asked the No. 1 school function he took for granted before... — Updated 2/13/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Honoring frontline workers

CLOVIS - Cold night. Warm hearts. In a parallel to the way COVID-19 has upended everyday life, Thursday's bout of nasty weather created a less than ideal night for an outdoor... — Updated 2/13/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Back in school

PORTALES - Monday night was like any other night in recent memory, but it sort of felt like Christmas Eve for the Portales school board. The board met in regular session Monday,... — Updated 2/12/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Q&A: CHS grad co-owns fitness YouTube channel with 6.5 million subscribers

Daniel Segars was always interested in fitness, even going back to his time as a three-sport athlete at Clovis High School. Suffice to say the 1999 CHS grad's interests have paid di... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

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