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 By Lily Martin    News

Clovis Community College one of seven selected for rural workforce initiative

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College was one of seven colleges selected nationwide to participate in a rural workforce initiative. Building Resiliency in Rural Communities for the Future of Work is a program run by Achieving the Dre... — Updated 2/23/2021


Winter storm left its mark

Power was lost and water lines burst, but officials say that last week's frigid temperatures and snow could have caused more damage. The most severe impacts occurred on Tuesday when... — Updated 2/20/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Campaign against domestic violence launched

CLOVIS — A campaign against domestic violence was launched by the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's office last week. “Break the Cycle” is an effort headed by Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb to help men and... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

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Widespread snow expected through tonight across area

CLOVIS — Winter decided to stick around for another weekend in eastern New Mexico as the area was placed in a winter storm watch on Friday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has predicted six inches of snow as the most... — Updated 2/13/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Band, choirs confront COVID-19 restrictions

CLOVIS — Over the last few months, a “Let Them Play” movement built steam in support of prep athletics, and indications are those will soon be starting again. However, a different group is also looking to play again, as... — Updated 2/13/2021

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State police raise money for fallen officer's family

CLOVIS - The New Mexico State Police division in Clovis, through a donut sale, raised $15,000 for the family of fallen police officer Darian Jarrott Wednesday. The NMSP sold the... — Updated 2/13/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Curry County moves into yellow

With more than half of the state moving out of the “red” designation on COVID-19 gating criteria, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed optimism in a Wednesday pandemic update. Curry County was one of 15 counties in New Mexico... — Updated 2/13/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Chance of snow and freezing temps on way

There is a chance of snow heading this way, along with freezing temperatures, fog, and gusty winds. Predicted are some of the coldest temperatures for the state since 2011, according to the National Weather Service. “Widespread... — Updated 2/9/2021

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Business feature: Against the odds

CLOVIS — The pandemic has been hard on small businesses. Even so, there has been an emergence of young entrepreneurs fighting the odds. Cassandra Hovious of Clovis, Cydnee Widner of Melrose, and April and Jason Roberts of Clovis... — Updated 2/9/2021

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State vaccinating about 9,000 people per day

New Mexico is vaccinating approximately 9,000 people per day, a pace nearly double what the state was doing three weeks ago. This increase is due to a federal vaccine distribution increase of 6% this week on top of a 16% increase... — Updated 2/6/2021

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Clovis High alum throwing hat in for NM seat

A Clovis High School alum has thrown his hat in the ring for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, should Rep. Deb Haaland be confirmed as Interior Secretary. Jared Vander Dussen, now of Albuquerque, is one of six Republicans... — Updated 2/6/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

CCC board approves 27 additional students eligible for graduation

CLOVIS — The fall semester concluded nearly two months ago at Clovis Community College. But its graduating class has kept growing. The college’s board of trustees on Wednesday approved a list of 27 additional students eligible... — Updated 2/6/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Parade honoring health workers to be held

CLOVIS — A community celebration of local healthcare workers is set to take place Thursday evening outside of Plains Regional Medical Center. Hearts for Healthcare Workers is being organized by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of... — Updated 2/6/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Roosevelt passes pair of bill resolutions

PORTALES — Two resolutions regarding Roosevelt County’s support and opposition for bills introduced in the current legislative session were discussed during its commission meeting on Tuesday. The commission voted unanimously... — Updated 2/2/2021

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RGH vaccinating about 100 per day

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital officials are administering about 100 COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations per day, with 928 doses delivered so far. RGH Chief Executive Officer Kaye Green also told Roosevelt County commissioners... — Updated 2/2/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Business feature: Diamonds Evermore owner honored

CLOVIS - Jewelry, Gail Tarson said, is almost always connected to some special event. On Tuesday, the owner of Clovis' Diamonds Evermore was honored for her 10-year connection with... — Updated 2/2/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Legislators: Virtual format makes session different

Local lawmakers are getting into the swing of things as New Mexico's 2021 regular 60-day legislative session rounds the two-week mark. The session, which is operating mostly over Zoom with few in-person meetings in Santa Fe, has... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Yo-Tea-Go moves, rebrands; BBQ shop closes Clovis location

A pair of businesses concluded operations at their Clovis locations this week, with one relocating and another concentrating on its flagship location. The owners of Yo-Tea-Go are staying in Clovis, but are rebranding and moving int... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

New Mexico's redistricting could continue until December

Preliminary data from the 2020 Census indicates that redistricting in New Mexico might not conclude until December, compared to September when the decennial process wrapped up in 2011. The Census data used for redistricting is... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Bills sponsored by local legislators

The 2021 Regular Session for New Mexico’s 55th Legislature began on January 19. As part of that session, local lawmakers for Curry and Roosevelt Counties have put their support behind 17 different bills. Those bills have been... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

High winds to settle down today

Wind gusts in the early hours of Saturday morning until mid-afternoon reached 55 to 60 mph. The High Wind Warning which included “damaging winds” was issued for both Curry and Roosevelt Counties. The National Weather Service... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Business feature: Businesses head to Texas

CLOVIS — Owners of the Crafters Mall and Brick Street Warehouse in Clovis are opening a new store in Farwell after facing difficulties running their businesses in New Mexico during the pandemic. Ernie Kos, executive director of... — Updated 1/26/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Another 2,500 vaccine doses allocated to clinic

CLOVIS — As of Monday Clovis' vaccine clinic administered all of the COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to Roden Smith and Clovis Family Healthcare last week. The clinic will continue to run this week as the state has allocated... — Updated 1/26/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Cannon rolling out COVID-19 vaccine in phases

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon Air Force Base began rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to personnel in mid-January. Like the rest of the country, they are administering it in phases. “Medical personnel who are providing direct... — Updated 1/26/2021

 By Lily Martin    News

Q&A: A look at CCC, ENMU first weeks

Local institutions of higher education began classes for their spring semester this past week. Both Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College will hold some in-person classes as well as continue with many online... — Updated 1/23/2021


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