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 By Landry Sena    News 

Back on the runway

Cannon Air Force Base is gearing up for its first air show since 2018. Wings Over Cannon is scheduled April 22. Capt. Jacob Weiner, pilot and director of the air show, said he’s... — Updated 3/25/2023


Ask the editors - March 26

What’s up with the new tennis courts at Portales High School? There are some new tennis courts in the making in Portales that will be located at Kilgore Avenue and East Third Street, across from the cemetery and right behind the... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Landry Sena    News 

County, city come to agreement on Portales Communications Center

At their regular meeting Tuesday, the Roosevelt County Commission approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for fiscal year 2023 with funding for the Portales Communications Center. They also drafted a JPA (joint powers authori... — Updated 3/25/2023

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Area lawmakers talk results of legislative session

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce held a legislative luncheon Thursday afternoon with five guest speakers in attendance. All of them were there to discuss the last legislative session and what their experiences were in... — Updated 3/25/2023

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Trina Donohew 'ultimate advocate for her patients'

Trina Donohew, a physician's assistant who worked part of her career in Clovis, recently passed away in a vehicle accident in Oklahoma City where she and her family had moved.... — Updated 3/25/2023

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Portales officials talk stipend grant for police officers

In their regular meeting Tuesday, the Portales City Council discussed a grant that would provide a stipend for officers in the Portales Police Department. This would help keep officers in Portales longer and combat staffing... — Updated 3/18/2023


Ask the editors - March 19

What is being built at 2300 Mabry Drive just east of the Sleep Inn hotel in Clovis? That’s going to be the new home for Clovis’ Hyundai dealership, said Shawn Hamilton, spokesman for the Hamilton Auto Group. “The building tha... — Updated 3/18/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Speeding cameras to go up in Portales

Technology will soon be helping police crack down on speeders in Portales. And violators can expect to see citations arriving in the mail before the year is out. Police Chief Chris Williams said the city will be installing about... — Updated 3/18/2023

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Impaired driving 'always a problem' in Clovis

Impaired driving within any community is a notable issue, said Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero. In Clovis, the numbers provide the evidence: City police have logged 105 arrests for impaired driving or driving while intoxicated in... — Updated 3/14/2023


Ask the editors - March 12

How did “Rams” come to be the mascot for Portales High School? There is some evidence the nickname for Portales’ school sports teams was the “Yams” in the 1920s. PHS Principal Art Ontiveros said that’s probably because... — Updated 3/11/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Q&A: New ENMU boss sees 'great market to grow'

James Johnston in January became the 12th president and third chancellor at Eastern New Mexico University. He talked with The News last week in his first extensive interview. Tell... — Updated 3/11/2023

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Commish: LPC listing 'harmful to working families'

The Roosevelt County Commission approved two oppositions in its regular meeting Tuesday morning that would “revolve around land use and ensuring residents are able to steward their lands without overreach by the federal... — Updated 3/11/2023

 By Landry Sena    Voices

Mom saves day from scammer

Like many families, mine has a group chat for texting. I feel like my mom, Robin Widner, is the most active in it, because she’s always warning us to look out for this or watch out for that. She manages a bank in Melrose, so... — Updated 3/6/2023

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Scam threatening family members growing common

David Sprissler said the words were the most terrifying he’s ever heard: “We have your daughter, and we need money.” The man on the phone told Sprissler, who lives near Tolar in Roosevelt County, that his daughter would be... — Updated 3/4/2023

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Speed study leads to traffic safety cameras

In their regular meeting Tuesday night, the Portales City Council acknowledged a number of items of business. A presentation from Portales Police Chief Christopher Williams on an automated traffic enforcement study made the... — Updated 3/4/2023

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Livestock theft bill moves to House floor

Cattle raising plays a huge role in Eastern New Mexico agriculture, as well as the entire state. It doesn’t come much as a surprise that most are in favor of House Bill 153, which would increase the penalty for livestock... — Updated 3/4/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

World Hearing Day to recognize hearing loss

This Friday is World Hearing Day, a campaign held each year by the Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization. Rachel Lingnau, an audiologist and assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico Univer... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Area cat making strides in national contest

MELROSE -- Could it be true? Do cats really have nine lives? One cat in Melrose is offering some evidence, or at least making a comeback after a near-death experience. Tom, now a... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

School officials say hazing not a local issue

Clovis Municipal Schools has zero tolerance for hazing. “That is not something we will condone or allow,” CMS Athletic Director Lonnie Baca said. “When we put students into a compromising position, that is not OK at all.... — Updated 2/25/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Roosevelt officials discuss communications center agreement

The Roosevelt County Commission acknowledged a number of items of business in their regular meeting Tuesday morning. An agreement between Roosevelt County and the City of Portales was discussed, regarding the Portales... — Updated 2/25/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Local car dealer offers to pay kids' park fees

Clovis car dealer Gary Hamilton is a big fan of children competing in sports. "If we've got more kids doing wholesome things, we've got less crime," he said. And he's willing to... — Updated 2/25/2023

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Officials walk back 50-dollar park fees

It seems you can fight City Hall. “We’re listening, we have heard you,” City Commissioner Megan Palla told a few hundred Clovis residents on Tuesday night. Then in response to complaints that a $50 parks-use fee was too much... — Updated 2/25/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Portales officials hear presentation on business

Portales City Council, at their regular session Tuesday, learned of a proposal to bring an industry to the area that will provide an estimated 400 jobs. Glenn Bell with Drought... — Updated 2/18/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Clovis man to run concealed carry class for area women

One Clovis man is putting on a concealed carry class for women, starting towards the beginning of April. Mike Thomson is a certified conceal carry and firearms instructor in the state of New Mexico, and he said he believes this... — Updated 2/18/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Clovis zoo adding some 'roos

Things are hopping at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Two baby kangaroos arrived Friday. The joeys, a male and female, are both around 7-8 months old, according to zoo Director Damian Lechner.... — Updated 2/18/2023


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