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 By Madison Willis    News 

Wilma Fulgham: Always 'go, go, go'

She was a good Christian woman. A symbol of character for the community. A role model for women everywhere. That's how friends and family described Wilma Fulgham, who died Tuesday... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Madison Willis    News 

Paw prints: Local organization advocates for service, therapy dogs

Since she was 8, Lisa Kia has often had a dog attached to her hip. Through her father's guidance, she trained them to not only be her best friend but to also help others. Years... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Madison Willis    News 

Fire department officials express concern over decreased funding

The Roosevelt County Commission has drafted an agreement that will decrease annual funding for rural fire departments by $2,000. Representatives from those departments were at Tuesday’s Commission meeting to express their... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Madison Willis    News 

CCC to become host to Statewide Educational Network

Clovis Community College will become a host site for the Statewide Educational Network to optimize connectivity to schools, allow sharing of resources and reduce cybersecurity risk. Broadband Program Manager Ovidiu Viorica... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Madison Willis    News 

Roosevelt commission votes to keep ethics ordinance but consider amendments

The Roosevelt County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to keep its ethics ordinance, but plans to consider amendments in the future. The ordinance is a 14-page document that details the promotion of the ethical conduct of public... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Madison Willis    News 

Q&A: Zoo director talks job, animals

Editor's note: This is one in a continuing series of interviews with local officials. Stephanie Chavez is the new zoo director for Hillcrest Park's zoo. Q: Summarize your job... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Paw prints: Local animal rescue seeking fosters, donations

It started as a love for animals. Ten years ago, two best friends decided to band together to advocate for animal wellness and decrease the stray population within Clovis and Portales. Founder of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws,... — Updated 12/2/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Clovis superintendent shares concerns about PED

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Renee Russ shared her concerns about proposed state mandates with school board members on Tuesday night. Russ said CMS and all public school districts in New Mexico are facing a significant... — Updated 12/2/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Local Christmas parade organizers hoping for big turnout

Area residents aren’t the only ones getting ready for Christmas. Local cities are in the holiday spirit as well. The Portales Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 38th annual Christmas Jubilee light parade at 6:30 p.m. on... — Updated 11/28/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Paw prints: Officials seek answers for canine respiratory illness

From Oregon to Colorado, health officials are seeking answers for a new respiratory illness that is affecting dogs across the country. The unknown illness includes symptoms of coughing, sneezing, eye or nose discharge and... — Updated 11/25/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Clovis officials, MainStreet hope to enhance streets

Residents and Clovis city officials gathered for one important goal Tuesday: to improve Main Street so locals and visitors might experience the cultural history downtown has to offer. Hosted by the city of Clovis and Clovis... — Updated 11/25/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Lighthouse dinner feeds community

With plates stuffed with turkey, green beans, mash potatoes and freshly baked rolls, 787 residents were given another reason to be thankful this holiday season at the Lighthouse... — Updated 11/25/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Thanksgiving Day weather looking good

Thanksgiving could be a “perfect day” weatherwise, according to the National Weather Service. Traveling home after the holiday … well, there are no promises. “Thanksgiving Day looks great … a perfect day. I’m not sure... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Clovis approves ordinance authorizing grant

The Clovis City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved the ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a $2.4 million water project loan/grant agreement from the New Mexico Finance Authority. Mayor Mike Morris and... — Updated 11/18/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Paw prints: Portales animal shelter open at new location

After going through months of real estate hunting and applying for grants, the city of Portales’ animal shelter is open to the public once again at a new location. The shelter announced its “big win” on Thursday through its... — Updated 11/18/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

ENMU regents look at increasing rates

Eastern New Mexico University regents on Friday looked into the possibility of increasing tuition, room and board rates by 2025 fiscal year. ENMU Vice President of Business Affairs and System Chief Financial Officer Tony Major... — Updated 11/18/2023


Incumbents keep positions on local school boards

By Landry Sena and Madison Willis The Staff of The News Tuesday was a good night for incumbent school board members seeking re-election in Clovis and Portales. All three local races that included an incumbent saw voters choose the... — Updated 11/11/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Paw prints: Humane society offering vaccines to dogs

With cold weather creeping in for the winter season, eastern New Mexico residents are acquiring flu and covid vaccinations before the holiday break. High Plains Humane Society wants to remind pet owners that their furry companions... — Updated 11/11/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Detention center officers arrested for contraband

Two Roosevelt County Detention Center officers have been arrested for bringing contraband to inmates at the detention center, court records show. Officer Daejon Rae Coronado, 20, and Heather Brockman, 34, were reported by Lt.... — Updated 11/11/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Challengers take Portales council positions

Portales voters on Tuesday were pretty clear: They're looking for new leadership on the City Council. Challengers handily won both of the contested elections and a third new member... — Updated 11/11/2023


Martin, Cordova keep Clovis school board seats

Incumbents Terry Martin and Paul Cordova kept their positions on the Clovis Municipal Schools board of directors following Tuesday's elections. Martin defeated challenger Nathan... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Grandmother: Dog shooting 'devastating'

They've been best friends their entire lives. Born the same week in February 2017, Marley the Labrador retriever and Victor York played, ate and even slept together most every day... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Madison Willis    News

Walmart back in business

Clovis’ Walmart was set to reopen its “grocery side” on Saturday and had plans to sell other “limited” items as soon as this week, company spokesman Joe Pennington said last week. The region’s largest retailer closed... — Updated 11/4/2023 Full story

 By Madison Willis    News

Cannon's Richard Masters heads for Hurlburt

He's been a bridge between the Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base communities for nearly 16 years. Now Richard Masters feels he's needed closer to his family home. Masters, director... — Updated 11/4/2023 Full story

 By Madison Willis    News

City authorizes loan agreement

The Clovis City Commission on Thursday approved an ordinance authorizing execution and delivery of a $32.3 million fund loan agreement from the Water Trust Board. The Drinking Water State Revolving loan fund agreement is by and... — Updated 11/4/2023 Full story


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