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Business digest - June 16

State bar to hold workshop ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Bar will hold a consumer debt/bankruptcy workshop June 23. The 6 p.m.-8 p.m. workshop will be Zoom meeting ID 921 3305 4058, passcode 381384. The workshop will... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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Foundation inducts two years' worth of honorees

CLOVIS - Be they entertainers, public servants or business owners, Purple Pride Hall of Honor recipients gathered Saturday for a ceremony that was larger in some ways, smaller in... — Updated 6/14/2021

 
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Q&A: Living for the road

Heather Storm is one of America’s more famous road trippers. But she’ll be flying in for Saturday’s Gearhead Gathering, because work’s leaving her a little too busy this time. “I have a great new project I can’t... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
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Q&A: For love of a build

Steve Darnell admits a healthy amount of jealousy of the Baby Boomer era. They had the best cars, gas prices weren’t bad and a car was sometimes how people in the neighborhood knew you. “No-one gives a (expletive) anymore,... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
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Gearheads gearing up

CLOVIS - Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, last summer was a mulligan for pretty much any social event. This year is about recovery, and Draggin' Main is no exception. After the... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
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Portales hires city manager

PORTALES - There was little doubt Sarah Austin would be hired as Portales' new city manager during Tuesday night's city council meeting, as she was already sitting in the dais'... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
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Education digest - June 9

Students awarded scholarships A pair of Curry County students were awarded $1,000 New Mexico School Board Association scholarships during the association’s virtual law conference Thursday through Saturday, according to an NMSBA... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
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Officials lift status of drought

PORTALES — Recent rains have caused plenty of inconveniences lately, including the postponement of one high school graduation and countless flood claims by private citizens, businesses and government entities alike. But there are... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
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Homicide suspect appears in court

CLOVIS - A suspect in a May 14 homicide in Clovis made his first court appearance Monday. Xavier Lucero, 18, of Fort Sumner, was arraigned in Curry County Magistrate Court on an... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
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CCC board approves graduations

CLOVIS — Nearly three weeks after they graduated, about three dozen Clovis Community College students saw their work become official in a virtual board of trustees meeting Wednesday morning. During the meeting, the first the... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
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Ceremony honors those who gave lives

PORTALES - Monday was to be the 75th consecutive year Portales had celebrated Memorial Day and honored the local soldiers who gave their lives for their fellow citizens. A few... — Updated 6/4/2021

 
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Officials discuss barn expansion

CLOVIS — After an hour of discussion a potential expansion of the current fair barn at the Curry County Fairgrounds, one thing was clear to county commissioners. They’re not ready to approve anything yet. “If we’re going o... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
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Fun, sun and ceremony

PORTALES - In a school year full of difficult days, the 2021 class of Portales High School closed out high school Saturday with a day of fun, sun and optimistic eyes on their... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
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Portales honors outgoing city manager

PORTALES - After nearly an hour in discussion with his potential replacement, the Portales City Council honored outgoing City Manager Sammy Standefer for his 29 years with the city.... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
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Roosevelt officials welcome new engineer

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners welcomed the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s new district engineer, and hoped to continue a spirit of communication fostered by the previous engineer. Francisco Sanchez, the... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
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Celebrating Wildcat graduates

CLOVIS - As the soon-to-be former students of Clovis High School made their way onto the field of Leon Williams Stadium, they were greeted by a raucous crowd. The celebration,... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
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Mayor addresses city issues

CLOVIS — In a six-person race, a plurality of Clovis voters selected Mike Morris on March 3, 2020, to be their next mayor. By the time Morris was sworn in to become the third person to hold the elected office, the city and the... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
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Officials: Arrest warrants served on three juveniles

CLOVIS — Officials said arrest warrants have been served on three juveniles, and another warrant has been issued for an 18-year-old, in connection with a May 14 shooting that injured one and left another dead from a subsequent... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
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Officials find common ground at luncheon

CLOVIS - Tuesday's joint city-county luncheon, the first in more than a year due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, was intentionally informal with most conversations simply a... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
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Records: Argument preceded Friday shooting

An argument preceded a gunshot Friday that left a Portales woman dead, court records show. Shona Williams, who friends and family identified as Quintasha Harris’ girlfriend, was arrested Monday for an open count of murder and... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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Starting a new chapter

CLOVIS - Students graduate every year, even if they don't always get a graduation ceremony. Leaders, Clovis Community College speakers said, never stop learning. The college had its... — Updated 5/17/2021

 
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ENMU regents approve five year capital plan

PORTALES — On the eve of the ceremonial conclusion of its spring semester, Eastern New Mexico University’s regents looked forward to what could be coming in capital improvements over its next five years. During a two-hour... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
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ENMU holds sunny ceremony

PORTALES - The first outdoor graduation ceremony for Eastern New Mexico University in more than 50 years was expected to have a few glitches, as Chancellor Patrice Caldwell told a... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
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PED rescinds order for Portales High

PORTALES — Since New Mexico public schools went to full re-entry April 5, just two schools have seen a mandatory two-week closure due to COVID-19 cases. The most recent is Portales High School ... or it was Portales High School.... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
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Outdoor ENMU graduation first in decades

PORTALES — Following a year that was unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern New Mexico University will have a commencement to match. What is believed to be the first outdoor commencement in university history is set... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

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