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NMSP shuts down barber

CLOVIS — Shaves and haircuts may cost a Clovis barber $100. That’s because she’s been cited by state police for violating a public health order brought on by COVID-19. The Hotel Clovis Barber Shop has been closed since May 16. The citation... Full story

 

County commission opposes all-mail primary

CLOVIS — In a special meeting scheduled to weigh in on an argument to the New Mexico Supreme Court, the Curry County Commission opposed an appeal by county clerks to hold the June 2 primary as an all-mail election. The state’s highest court was... Full story

 

Q&A: Drew Dostal PRMC Administrator

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center Administrator Drew Dostal, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has agreed to regular discussions with The News. Here are parts of a Q&A conducted Monday: Q: Are there any COVID-19 patients in the... Full story

 

ENMU president leaving next week

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University Chancellor and Portales campus president Jeff Elwell tendered his resignation from the school, effective April 24. The ENMU board of regents accepted the resignation in an emergency meeting Friday, and...

 

Law enforcement hopes people do what's right

Don’t gather with 10 or more people. Don’t go to the gym. Don’t go to the movies. Don’t eat inside a restaurant. It’s been a lot to keep up with during the COVID-19 pandemic, with state guidelines seemingly changing as soon as everybody... Full story

 

Clovis board OKs bond refinancing, informed on expanded meal services

CLOVIS -- Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, and the NBA decided four minutes later to suspend its season, effective after ongoing games concluded. The next day, the state of New Mexico announced public schools... Full story

 

ENMU women heading to D-II national tournament

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team stepped off a bus from Frisco, Texas on Sunday, confident but not convinced they’d have at least one more road trip on the season....

 

Lansford seeks "skin in the game" effort on water supply

CLOVIS — Mayor David Lansford has argued for months that “putting skin in the game” was eastern New Mexico’s best shot at getting federal funding for a major infrastructure component of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. Then the...

 

State officials: Take coronavirus seriously, but don't panic

CLOVIS — No one in New Mexico had tested positive for coronavirus, at least as of Saturday. But it was in 28 states and the number of confirmed cases, and deaths, continue to rise around the...

 

Lovett, Rowley, Boan win seats; Casaus, Bryant, Kelley re-elected

CLOVIS — Voters on Tuesday picked first-time office seeker Mike Morris as their new mayor. But downballot races ran all across the spectrum of experience as Clovis voters retained two incumbents and added two new commissioners who are Clovis High...

 

Morris picked new Clovis mayor from field of five

CLOVIS — City voters chose a new direction Tuesday, selecting Mike Morris as their next mayor. Morris, a longtime insurance agency owner in Clovis, took a five-way race with 33.6% of the vote. He...

 

New CCC president optimistic in first meeting

CLOVIS — Charles Nwankwo’s first board of trustees meeting as president at Clovis Community College was a short one, with board members joking they may hold him to that standard. The trustees met for 20 minutes Wednesday morning at the college,...

 

Rush signs with Luna CC baseball

GRADY — Chisum Rush didn’t dream of playing college baseball a few years ago, but striking out the side for six consecutive innings tends to change things. That happened Rush's sophomore year, he had an even better junior year and now Rush is...

 

Three Wildcats sign; Cabeldue joins Kansas

CLOVIS — Wildcat football coach Cal Fullerton started Wednesday’s college signing celebration by noting he tells his players to leave things better than how they found them. With Bryce Cabeldue, Ethan Culiver and Malik Phillips aboard, the Wildca...

 

Four Rams sign with colleges; Blidi joins Red Raiders

PORTALES — Any given year in New Mexico prep football, a team in Class 4A with one of the best five players in the state is a good bet to win a state championship even with an average supporting cast. Philip Blidi was certainly that for the...

 

Three down, possibly two to go for Logan, Melrose

By Kevin Wilson EDITOR [email protected] MELROSE - The Melrose and Logan girls basketball teams expect to see each other multiple times between Thursday and the conclusion of the season, and...

 

Lackey wins 200th as Melrose romps

CLOVIS - Making the ordinary plays was what got the Melrose Buffaloes an early lead Thursday night. Hot shooting and hustle for extraordinary plays turned it into a blowout. Melrose led by double...

 

ENMU hoops squads set for road rematches

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s women’s basketball team is getting set to face the defending national champion, and hopes it can also pick up a win over Angelo State. Sound familiar? It should be, as the script flips on the home sites in Lone...

 

Clovis' Cabeldue commits to Kansas

XLOVIS — Bryce Cabeldue couldn’t believe the first time a Division I college was interested in him as a football player, and it’s been the same every time another scholarship offer came the Clov...

 

Hound teams seek rebound

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s basketball teams, both coming off frustrating losses to Angelo State Saturday, hope they’ll find some resiliency on the other side of Texas. The Lone Star...

 

Portales could see extra grant money

PORTALES — Of all the New Mexico school districts receiving money from Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants, Portales Municipal Schools is the only district in 100% compliance with the grant requirements. The benefit may be a bonus of mor...

 

Ortega: Phase set for late March completion

CLOVIS — Though the final completion date has moved back about three months from original estimates, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is satisfied with what’s been completed so far on its Finished Water 2 efforts. Authority...

 

Kazakhstan next up for Crockett

Another season, another stamp on the passport for former Wildcat Jaye Crockett. The 6-foot-7 forward flew Tuesday out of Albuquerque to join BC Astana out of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. It is his 10th...

 

ENMU hires Billings as next AD

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico has a new athletic director, with Matt Billings leaving the Pacific Northwest to join the Greyhounds. The university announced Saturday night that Billings, deputy...

 

Hounds rally to shock Lions

PORTALES — In a season where the most familiar thing has been frustration, a quick 10-2 deficit certainly seemed in place at Greyhound Arena Thursday night. But just enough went the Greyhounds...

 

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