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Council approves enacting speed cameras

Portales is now one step closer to having speed enforcement cameras throughout town after the city council approved to enact them and begin contract negotiations at their regular... — Updated 5/27/2023

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Q&A: Portales city manager discusses staffing shortages, shelter issues

Editor's note: This is one in a continuing series of state-of-the-entity interviews with local officials. Sarah Austin is the city manager for Portales. Q: What are some issues... — Updated 5/27/2023

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Council approves lower tax increase

Portales City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved a property tax increase, but by a smaller amount than originally proposed. Council members voted to hike taxes by 1.47... — Updated 5/27/2023

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Cannon welcomes new wing commander

The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base welcomed a new wing commander Wednesday morning at the change of command ceremony. The wing's guidon (military flag) was tr... — Updated 5/27/2023

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School's out for the summer … Now what?

The school year is quickly coming to an end. With kids at home, they’ll probably be searching for fun stuff to do over the next few months. Options? Here are a few from Clovis: • Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday -- Fr... — Updated 5/20/2023


Ask the editors - May 21

Why are trees on the Eastern New Mexico University campus being cut down? Those trees are diseased, ENMU officials announced last week in a news release. "The University is... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Q&A: Clovis city manager clarifies code rules, enforcement

Editor's note: This is one in a continuing series of state-of-the-entity interviews with local officials. Justin Howalt is the city manager for Clovis. Q: Enforcement of city code... — Updated 5/20/2023

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Roosevelt hospital cutting staff hours

Roosevelt General Hospital will be making cutbacks to staff hours due to “financial strains,” according to a news release from RGH. The changes come after a result of “staff shortages and an increase of higher wages to... — Updated 5/16/2023


Prairie chicken endangered listing impacts unclear

The federal government on March 27 listed the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species. More than seven weeks later, area farmers and agriculture officials still aren’t sure exactly what that means. “Nobody gives me a... — Updated 5/16/2023

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Q&A: Roosevelt County manager gives updates on jail, food pantry

Editor's note: This is one in a continuing series of state-of-the-entity interviews with local officials. Amber Hamilton has been the Roosevelt County manager since 2014. Q: What... — Updated 5/16/2023

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Portales city workers moving into new building

What was once the Income Support Division building in Portales will soon become the new City Hall. The location at 1028 Community Way will keep all staff under one roof instead of... — Updated 5/13/2023

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Portales council hopes for more rain ahead of Fourth of July

Fireworks will, as of right now, be up for sale this summer in Portales. A fireworks sale ban did not go through City Council Tuesday evening, “because the state regulates that,” according to city manager Sarah Austin. “The o... — Updated 5/13/2023


Ask the editors - May 14

Was there ever an underpass under the tracks on south Prince Street where the bridge is now? And when was the bridge built? The Prince Street underpass was replaced by the current overpass in 1989. The overpass officially opened... — Updated 5/13/2023

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Locals honor culture in West Texas A&M ceremony

Two local, soon-to-be college graduates were scheduled to participate in West Texas A&M University’s (WTAMU) Donning of the Stoles ceremony Friday. The pre-commencement ceremony honors students and their cultures. African... — Updated 5/13/2023

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Four to be recognized at Hall of Honor luncheon

Four individuals are set to be recognized at this year’s Hall of Honor luncheon for Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS). This year, all four recipients are Wildcat alumni. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame, an individual must be... — Updated 5/13/2023

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Local BPA member comes out national champion

When Bill McCoy of Melrose saw his name on the screen as a top ten contestant in the Fundamental Spreadsheet Application category, he would have never guessed what was going to... — Updated 5/6/2023


Ask the editors - May 7

I read in the newspaper that Jorge Cruz is leaving as the Clovis hospital’s chief executive and Presbyterian Healthcare Services is sending an interim administrator. But what is the long-term plan for our hospital and its... — Updated 5/6/2023

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Commission hears presentation on strategic planning

At their regular meeting Tuesday morning, the Roosevelt County Commission heard from County Manager Amber Hamilton as she presented a visual summary of the 2023 Roosevelt County Strategic Planning Retreat. The retreat was held at... — Updated 5/6/2023

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Miller moth season in area won't last much longer

In the words of Patrick Kircher, the agriculture agent for Roosevelt County, "They are really obnoxious and troublesome." And it's likely you have some in your house right now. The... — Updated 5/6/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Man sentenced in Muleshoe woman's death

Keith Cordova, one of the men responsible for the 2020 death of Jaime Edgmon, 41, of Muleshoe, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. Cordova on Monday pleaded guilty to... — Updated 5/6/2023

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Aaron Watson wows with 'Freight Train'

It was a packed house Saturday night at Greyhound Arena for the Aaron Watson concert. With seats full and the floor filled with dancing, it was a good night for enjoying country... — Updated 5/2/2023

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Joeys adjusting to new habitat

The Hillcrest Park Zoo introduced the two baby kangaroos to some of its members Wednesday and Thursday. At the members-only meet and greet on Wednesday, organizers said all the time... — Updated 4/29/2023

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Portales Fun Center applies for alcohol license

At their regular meeting Tuesday night, a recommendation was approved by the Portales City Council for the Portales Fun Center to sell packaged goods/alcohol for off-premises consumption. Councilman Jim Lucero said he was part of... — Updated 4/29/2023

 By Landry Sena    News

Graduation weekend expected to be a busy one for local businesses

With Eastern New Mexico University’s spring commencement just around the corner, local businesses in Portales are gearing up for the large crowds. The Best Western and Holiday Inn hotels in Portales are both either booked up... — Updated 4/29/2023

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Aaron Watson brings show to ENMU

For over 20 years, Aaron Watson has been making music. He has no plans to go "Outta Style" anytime soon since he's performing in Portales this Saturday at the Greyhound Arena. The... — Updated 4/25/2023


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