The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Articles written by Kevin Wilson - Staff

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 349

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


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


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


Render resigns from city commission

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will be down a member in less than two weeks, as District 4’s R.L. “Rube” Render tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 20. In his resignation letter presented at Thursday’s... — Updated 1/9/2021


Homicide victim always sought happiness

CLOVIS — Tchicaya Williams, friends and family members said, always tried to make everybody happy, and she was at one of her life’s happiest points when she was killed Sunday night. Williams, 38, died of an apparent gunshot... — Updated 12/1/2020


Regents approve architect contract

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University regents didn’t waste time Monday during a special meeting, taking just six minutes from open to close on an architect selection. Regents voted 4-0 Monday in a virtual meeting ... — Updated 12/1/2020


Commission holds off on next steps for courthouse

CLOVIS - A renovation for the Curry County Courthouse is close to what everybody wants. The Curry County Commission is hopeful plans can get a little closer. The commission moved... — Updated 10/20/2020


New COVID-19 measures coming Friday

SANTA FE — Four strikes will now mean two weeks on the bench for New Mexico businesses. And restaurants will be required to keep track of customers who choose to dine in. Those are two of many new measures that will be put into... — Updated 10/20/2020


Regents name Caldwell ENMU chancellor

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met just 15 minutes in closed session Friday to discuss the path to selecting a permanent Portales campus president... — Updated 9/25/2020


Release conditions change slightly for former daycare owners

PORTALES — A virtual bond hearing Wednesday for a pair of former daycare owners appealing their 2019 conviction was largely outlined last week by the New Mexico Supreme Court. However, some changes were made for Sandi and Mary... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story


Commission conversation with state official gets heated

CLOVIS — State Human Services Secretary David Scrase spent about 30 minutes Tuesday morning with the Curry County Commission, and found himself on the wrong end of a few uncomfortable questions from commissioners. Scrase spoke... — Updated 9/15/2020


Saturday rally canceled, but other events planned

CLOVIS — A rally that was planned for Saturday morning at the 2400 block of Ashford is not happening. But, other events in support of President Trump are set to take place. A rally asking New Mexico voters to unite for a “legal... — Updated 8/21/2020


Schools to open with online-only instruction

SANTA FE — New Mexico’s public schools will open the year with online-only instruction, and will continue to do so until at least the Labor Day weekend. That was announced Thursday, during a press conference from Gov. Michelle... — Updated 7/27/2020


ENMU regents appoint president for Ruidoso branch

PORTALES — After a national search for a new president at the Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso campus was conducted, it was determined the best candidate was just down the hallway. The ENMU regents on Friday appointed Ryan... — Updated 7/25/2020


Clovis approves 2020-21 budget

CLOVIS — With 10 days left in the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Clovis City Commission met for 10 minutes to approve the 2020-21 final budget. The special meeting Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library... — Updated 7/25/2020


County reports solid financial footing entering 2020-21

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission received a slate of good news on the financial front Tuesday, with a quick rundown of the final quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year. County Finance Director Carol Pipes told commissioners in... — Updated 7/21/2020


Restaurant respite brief

CLOVIS — New Mexico restaurant patrons were able to eat indoors again on Monday. For a few hours anyway. Then the state’s Supreme Court ruled otherwise, sending diners back to... — Updated 7/21/2020


Update: Supreme Court blocks restraining order allowing indoor dining.

CLOVIS — New Mexico restaurants briefly got the chance Monday to take things inside, until the state Supreme Court said otherwise. On Monday morning, an Eddy County district court judge issued a restraining order for 10 days... — Updated 7/20/2020 Full story


Livestock shows to be determined

CLOVIS - One way or another, Curry County commissioners and fair board members want youth livestock shows and a junior livestock sale, arguing such gatherings are not recreation... — Updated 7/18/2020


City commission grants zoning change request

CLOVIS — After raising many of the same questions the Planning and Zoning Commission had a week prior, the Clovis City Commission also provided unanimous approval to requests paving the way for a new subdivision near 21st Street... — Updated 7/18/2020


Q&A: PRMC admin answers COVID-19 questions

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center Administrator Drew Dostal, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, provides weekly updates to The News. Here are parts of a Q&A conducted Monday with Dostal: Q: How many COVID-19... — Updated 7/14/2020


Portales board sets schooling plan

PORTALES — The 2020-21 school year in Portales will begin as a mix of in-school and at-home instruction. That’s the plan for now, as approved Monday by the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education, in a meeting held via... — Updated 7/14/2020


Page Down


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020