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 By Kevin Wilson    News 

DA Reeb to retire in March

CLOVIS - After more than a quarter century of prosecuting accused criminals in Curry and Roosevelt counties, Andrea Reeb is calling it a career. But she likely won't be far away... — Updated 11/27/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Clovis police chief retiring at end of year

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will have a new police chief in 2022, as Doug Ford is retiring from the Clovis Police Department after more than five years as chief and 24 in the... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

With infrastructure bill signed, authority eyes next steps

TEXICO — An infrastructure bill that should cover the full federal share of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System over the next five years was signed into law Monday by President Joe Biden. That’s the good news for the... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

CHS players sign letters for softball

CLOVIS — Esperanza Tafoya and Marina Sena still have another season to do some damage for the Clovis High softball team. But they already know where their gloves and bats will take them next year. The two signed letters of... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
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Clovis superintendent's contract extended

CLOVIS — Clovis school board members met for an hour in executive session regarding the contract for Superintendent Renee Russ. It only took a few minutes in open session to show they were pleased with her work. By a 4-0 vote, bo... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
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Clovis commissioners adopt redistricting plan for next year

CLOVIS — After an admission that no choice would please everybody, and a discussion that illustrated just that, Clovis city commissioners on Thursday adopted a redistricting plan to take effect next year. The commission by a 6-2... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
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Regents updated on building projects

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s regents got a touch of good news, along with a dose of uncertainty, on various building projects during their Friday meeting. Vice President for Business Affairs Scott Smart told... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
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Regents consider 5% rate increase

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University, like any college, has had its challenges over the last two years. In a discussion-only matter, the college’s regents on Friday first looked at a likely hike in tuition and fees for the... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
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Roosevelt commission approves vendor

PORTALES - Roosevelt County is admittedly behind on the decennial redistricting required under the U.S. Census process, but county officials don't believe they'll have any issues... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
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Task force eyes city's dilemma on spay-neuter

CLOVIS — An ad hoc animal control task force quickly came to agreement on one thing Monday night, as it was succinctly put by Justin Howalt. “We’re not going to solve the problem this evening,” Clovis’ city manager said... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Wolverines advance to semis

TEXICO - At more than one point on the sideline of Texico's 55-33 triumph over Capitan Friday night, Wolverine coach Bob Gilbreath summed up his thoughts on a play with words that w... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
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ENMU's POPS concert makes return

PORTALES — The sounds of the 53rd annual Eastern New Mexico University POPS Concert will no doubt be full of welcome sights and sounds for an audience that went without the dinner concert last year. But the people who organize... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
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Clovis man charged with manslaughter

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a Tuesday night shooting that left a 17-year-old dead. Theodore Avalos, 21, was in the Curry County Adult... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Leopards turn back Bovina

BOVINA - New Home would never proclaim it had figured out the Bovina Mustangs in Friday night's District 2-2A Division II tilt. The box score said otherwise. After a dominant Mustan... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
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Study session held on lateral pipeline

CLOVIS — Between six to nine months of project design, a similar timeframe to acquire easements and 12 to 14 months of construction, plenty of time still separates the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority from the Texico... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Clovis school board honors music programs

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal School district went just over a year without in-person art or music. Music Education Brandon Boerio told the board Tuesday how the students returned, almost without missing a beat, back to their... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

CCC selects former instructor for open seat

CLOVIS - The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees is a five-member organization again, with former instructor Jan Bradburn welcomed back into the fold. In a 28-minute... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Clovis schools react to calls

CLOVIS — Whether it comes by a school alert or a child’s text, a school lockdown is a message a parent never wants to receive. Since Oct. 19, Clovis Municipal Schools has had to initiate five of them throughout their various... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Band wins Zia contest

Be it the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong challenge from Organ Mountain or just generally a target on their backs, nothing seems to beat the Clovis High marching band. The band won the... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Stout Colts blank Portales

PORTALES - With the Portales Rams still technically its defending champion, following an abbreviated spring season with no title game, the field is wide open for the blue trophy in... — Updated 10/23/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Q&A: Wing commander: Base has unique role in future combat

As the United States has removed itself from a long conflict in Afghanistan, it is considering how it will handle combat going forward. Air Force Special Operations Command is... — Updated 10/23/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Education digest - Oct. 20

ENMU nursing program receives accreditation PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has received accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program and its Master of Science in Nursing Program from the... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Parks committee discusses moving department forward

CLOVIS — In what is likely to be its last meeting of 2021, the Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee heard about a variety of items to move the parks and recreation department forward over the next few years. The... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Roosevelt tax bills delayed for election

PORTALES — With the exception of death, life’s biggest inevitability remains taxes. That’s the case in Roosevelt County, as well, but the inevitable is being delayed a few weeks. Treasurer Layle Sanchez said at Tuesday’s... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

Warrants issued in homicide

CLOVIS — A pair of arrest warrants were filed Monday in connection with the Oct. 10 homicide of 28-year-old Ivan Luevano. Police are seeking David Valdez, 33, and Victor Quintanilla, 30. The two were last seen in the Lubbock area... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

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