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 By Lily Martin    News    January 17, 2021 

Roden Smith to host Clovis vaccine clinic

CLOVIS — A point of dispensing, or POD, for the COVID-19 vaccine will open on Monday at the former Raintree Grocery Store. Roden Smith, in partnership with the city of Clovis emergency management, Clovis Family Healthcare, and other local public...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 17, 2021 

Portales Income Support Division office may close

PORTALES — Portales’ Income Support Division office of New Mexico’s Human Services Department is considering shutting its doors for good. No official plans have been made. However, the NMDOH has created a survey to feel out the potential...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 13, 2021

Roosevelt passes pro-life resolution

PORTALES — The new year was off to a busy start for the Roosevelt County Commission at their first meeting of 2021, with Rodney Savage welcomed to the commission and the commission unanimously declaring Roosevelt a pro-life county. During a...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 13, 2021

Snow brings moisture to area

Eastern New Mexico received some much-needed moisture this past weekend. Snowfall reports from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque show areas in Curry County receiving 0.5 to 2.8 inches, and...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 10, 2021

Portales approves two items on consent agenda

PORTALES — The Portales City Council met in a matter of minutes Tuesday night to approve two items on their consent agenda. The first item was to declare Jan. 18 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the township. On the agenda was included a...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 6, 2021

Snow forecast for region

The Clovis-Portales area can expect a snowstorm this weekend, a reprieve from recent dry weather. Forecasters said the region should see 2 to 5 inches of snow between Saturday and Sunday. The storm is expected to hit northwestern New Mexico on...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 6, 2021

Region could see 6-8 inches of snow

If not tonight, Curry and Roosevelt counties can expect to see snow on the ground Sunday. At least 2 inches are expected to fall by mid-day Sunday with a good chance of receiving more, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.... Full story

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 3, 2021

Most of vaccines in state administered

New Mexico has received 49,625 vaccines, and administered 41,075 of them over the last two weeks, according to Dr. Tracie Collins, New Mexico Health Secretary-Designate during a press conference on Wednesday. “This vaccine distribution for this pan...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 30, 2020

Year in review: Controversy, cancellations mark 2020 in Portales

PORTALES — The end of 2020 is right around the corner and Roosevelt County has had a year full of newsworthy events. While the pandemic may have taken center stage for most of it, plenty was happening behind the scenes as well. January began with...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 27, 2020

DoH launches COVID-19 vaccine registration site

The New Mexico Department of Health launched a COVID-19 vaccine registration website last week. Registrants on the site will be notified when they are qualified to receive the vaccine once it becomes more widely available. The website allows individu...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 23, 2020

Christmas events still on

CLOVIS - A pandemic-era Christmas may be slightly less jolly for some. But two local entities - the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis and VFW Post 9515 in Portales - are planning on providing the same...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 23, 2020

Economic Development Department releases summaries

New Mexico’s Economic Development Department released the quarterly economic summaries for each of the states counties this month. These summaries show data from the first quarter of the new fiscal year compared to fiscal year 2020. Each of the...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 20, 2020

Courthouse Cafe site of protest

PORTALES — Courthouse Cafe on Portales’ downtown square was the scene of a small, peaceful protest against public health orders on Friday afternoon. Owner Julie Rooney said customers were ordering their meals to-go and then chose to eat inside...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 20, 2020

Vaccine administered

The first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine were administered at local hospitals last week. Roosevelt General Hospital began vaccinating employees last Tuesday and Plains Regional Medical Ce...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 20, 2020

Sagamore wraps construction phase

Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project wrapped up its construction phase with a virtual celebration and news conference Wednesday with project and state leaders. Project Manager Brian Hudson said the last turbine has been commissioned and all...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 20, 2020

Portales authorizes loan, grant agreement

PORTALES — The Portales City Council authorized a loan and grant agreement between the city and the New Mexico Finance Authority for $3.3 million for its water project fund and the costs inherent to it. Included in the costs are construction and de...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 20, 2020

Governor reports record high in deaths

Governor Lujan-Grisham's weekly COVID-19 update began with a grim milestone for the state. She reported that a total of 48 New Mexicans passed away on Thursday, a record high that brought total deaths to 2,097. “I am very concerned,” Lujan...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 16, 2020

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in New Mexico

New Mexico received its first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Christus St. Vincent hospital in Santa Fe was the first facility to receive the vaccine early Monday morning, and began administering it to frontline healthcare workers...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 16, 2020

Roosevelt awards trio of grants

PORTALES — Roosevelt County announced the recipients of the last round of their small business CARES Act Grants during their Tuesday meeting. The $60,289.77 awarded this round effectively used up the remainder of the grant before the Dec. 31...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 13, 2020

'Uncommon valor' awarded

A Cannon Air Force Base staff sergeant was honored in a socially distanced ceremony Thursday for his acts of bravery more than three years ago in Afghanistan. Alaxey Germanovich, special tactics comba...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 13, 2020

Non-profit leader earns award

CLOVIS - Two years ago, Craig Tatum decided he wanted to make Clovis a little cooler. Last week, the non-profit leader's efforts earned national recognition. Tatum received the President's Volunteer S...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 13, 2020

Parade float numbers down, but attendance high

CLOVIS — Float entries for this year’s Clovis and Portales Christmas parades were down by nearly two-thirds each, but public attendance was observed to be high in the pandemic-friendly conditions. “We were incredibly surprised with the...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 13, 2020

CHS senior selected for horse program

CLOVIS - Clovis High senior Emma Sherwood has been selected to participate in the American Quarter Horse Association's Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program, according to an AQHA release....

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 9, 2020

Curry 10th in state for COVID-19 cases

CLOVIS — So far during the COVID-19 pandemic, Curry County is 10th in the state with 3,441 total, while Roosevelt County is ranked 16th with 1,115. That’s following Monday’s report from the Department of Health, which detailed 22 new cases and...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 9, 2020

Mayor reports 120 CARES Act applications

CLOVIS — The second round of the Clovis CARES Act grants for small businesses ended last Friday, with Mayor Mike Morris reporting that around 120 applications had been submitted by the deadline. “The number of businesses expressing need and...

 

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