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Ask the editors - April 23

What is the 60/84 project and when will it start? The 60/84 project is one that Clovis City Manager Justin Howalt believes has been needed for quite some time now. “The roadway and the corridor have been deteriorating for a long... — Updated 4/22/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Commission approves revised agreement for Portales Communications Center

After months of going back and forth between the Roosevelt County Commission and the Portales City Council, a decision was made regarding the Portales Communications Center. The... — Updated 4/22/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Air show 'thank you' to community

The first Wings Over Cannon air show since 2018 was set to take place Saturday, and the News caught up with organizers at their rehearsal day Friday morning. Col. Brent Greer is... — Updated 4/22/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

ENMU adds beer, cocktail to list of products

Eastern New Mexico University has spent the last several years creating new products in collaboration with New Mexico-based companies. They’ve come out with salsa, coffee, and now they can add beer and cocktails to their list of... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

New full-time priest arrives at St. James Episcopal Church

Over the last two years, St. James’ Episcopal Church in Clovis has gone without a full-time priest. However, that position has recently been filled; the new priest arriving just in time for Holy Week. Simon Carian, 35, is approac... — Updated 4/15/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Council approves revised communications center agreement

At their regular meeting Tuesday, the Portales City Council approved a revised contract with the Roosevelt County Commission regarding the Portales Communications Center. After the commission’s meeting last Tuesday, City Manager... — Updated 4/15/2023


Ask the editors - April 16

What is under construction next to the Clovis Aquatic Center? The Hillcrest Senior Life Center is set to open by September, according to Clovis city Senior Services Director... — Updated 4/15/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

No rain likely in coming weeks

Aren’t April showers supposed to bring May flowers? Not around here. At least not these days. The regional weather forecast calls for warm and dry with potential for fire and high winds for at least the rest of this month and lik... — Updated 4/15/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

NM 'vibe' brings Uncle Kracker to Clovis

Fans know him as Uncle Kracker. His real name is Matt Shafer and he said he's excited to be a part of the Clovis Music Festival this week. Uncle Kracker, a singer-songwriter and... — Updated 4/11/2023


Ask the editors - April 9

Why isn’t “Clovis Man” used in branding Clovis? “Clovis Man” was so named when archaeologists gathered significant evidence of a population of humans who lived in North America more than 13,000 years ago in the Blackwater... — Updated 4/8/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Duane Ryan, credited with starting Portales PBS station, dies at 90

Christy Waite will forever remember the impact Duane Ryan had on her career as a broadcast journalist. "Being in college and, you know, learning how to do all of that stuff can be... — Updated 4/8/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Communities offer egg hunts, services for Easter holiday

Easter Sunday is quickly approaching, and there won’t be a lack of fun things for families and kiddos to do this holiday. The City of Clovis is putting on a community Easter egg hunt Saturday. City Clerk Vicki Reyes said this... — Updated 4/4/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Portales votes to deny communications center agreement

In their regular meeting Tuesday, the Portales City Council voted 4-3 to deny the Portales Communications Center Agreement that was provided to the council by the Roosevelt County commission. This motion will “stop all... — Updated 4/1/2023


Ask the editors - April 2

What is the history of Ned Houk Park and its dam site? Ned Houk Park is named for the long-deceased Clovis mayor and city commissioner known affectionately as “Mr. Ned.” Houk was born in Missouri in 1882 and died in Clovis in... — Updated 4/1/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Fire destroys Portales home

A house fire last week left a Roosevelt County mother and son without possessions. Angela Lopez, 57, and her son Richie Zambrano, 31, were awakened early Thursday morning to a fire... — Updated 3/28/2023

 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 3/26/2023


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

 By Landry Sena    News

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

 By Landry Sena    News

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

 By Landry Sena    News

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

 By Landry Sena    News

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

 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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