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Keeping legacy alive

CLOVIS - Norman Petty spent much of his life making rock 'n' roll history in Clovis. Now, 36 years after his death, Petty's friends and fans are doing what they can to keep that legacy alive. A...

 

Students head to ENMU for drama workshops

PORTALES — High school students from around New Mexico will flock to the Eastern New Mexico University campus this week for three days of drama performances and workshops. The 65th annual ENMU Drama Festival will go from Wednesday to Friday,...

 

No quorum at 'red flag' meeting

PORTALES — Around 40 people packed into the Roosevelt County Commission Room on Tuesday morning to see Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker bring a resolution to oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — the red-flag gun bill. But he never...

 

Officials grill treasurer about lost interest

CLOVIS — Curry County missed out on about $2,700 in interest earlier this year when it took a month to get excess funds moved into a savings account. County commissioners on Feb. 6 grilled County Treasurer Debbie Spriggs for 30 minutes about the...

 

CCC hosting tribute to musical legends

CLOVIS — A taste of Broadway and a tribute to two musical legends will be making its way to Clovis soon as Cruising Steady brings the music of Motown. Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin will be the...

 
 By Mathew Brock    News    February 9, 2020

Detention center renovation end date pushed back

CLOVIS — The end date of the Curry County jail renovation and addition project has been pushed back once again. And it seems Curry County will be expected to foot the bill for 29 additional cameras needed for the renovation, which will likely cost...

 
 By Mathew Brock    News    February 9, 2020

Curry approves liquor license tax

CLOVIS — The sale of alcohol is now legal in the unincorporated areas of Curry County, but aspiring sellers will need to pay a fee if they intend to start operating. The Curry County Board of Commissioners approved the Curry County Liquor License...

 

Courts to celebrate Valentine's Day

CLOVIS — Valentine’s Day stands out as a day for couples to celebrate their love. The Ninth Judicial Court District in Curry and Roosevelt counties has decided to go the extra mile to make it a little more special for some couples. The local...

 

Clovis holding Census celebration

Once every 10 years, the U.S. conducts its countrywide Census, gathering data that will be used to make major decisions over the next decade. That includes deciding where over $800 billion in federal funding will end up. The city of Clovis and Curry...

 

Candidates split on city priorities

CLOVIS - Recreational marijuana will soon be legal, whether they like it or not, and no one supported the idea of declaring Clovis a "sanctuary city" for hot-button political issues. But while they al...

 

About 400 gather for rally

PORTALES - One of New Mexico's most controversial bills was approved by the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday, prompting Second Amendment activists across the state to come together in...

 

Portales to consider tax increase

PORTALES — City residents could see a gross receipts tax increase of up to 0.6125 percent this year after the city council adopted a notice of intent to consider it during a regular meeting Tuesday. If the max amount of 0.6125 percent is approved,...

 

Juvenile detention center may close

CLOVIS - Curry County may decide to close the doors of its juvenile detention center this year, which would leave only five JDTs in the state, the closest then located in Lea County. Curry County...

 

Roosevelt bees go 20 rounds, 74 words

PORTALES - Students from Lindsey Steiner Elementary School proved they were a cut above the rest when it comes to spelling on Friday, taking all the top spots at the Roosevelt County Spelling Bee and...

 

'Attendee' winning word of Curry County bee

CLOVIS - After nine rounds of duking it out with other students in a free-for-all battle of letters and words, spelling "attendee" was the final challenge eighth-grader Brandon Hughes overcame to...

 

Crowd turns out for march

PORTALES - To honor one of the nation's greatest civil rights leaders, roughly 500 students, teachers, city officials and Portales community members marched down the streets of the city Monday...

 

Clovis Safety Lane recognized

CLOVIS - For the last 75 years, Clovis Safety Lane has served as an auto shop in the city, easily recognized by the tall smiling bear sign that towers over Seventh Street. In honor of its many years...

 

AMVETS audit discrepancy grows

CLOVIS — A $20,000 discrepancy found during the audit of local American Veterans Post #14 has grown more than tenfold. A five-month investigation turned up over $233,000 in debts and missing funds, according to Post 14’s board of trustees and...

 

Parent raises school Internet access concerns

CLOVIS — Parents beware: Google Chromebooks issued to students by Clovis Municipal Schools may not always prevent children from being exposed to inappropriate content. A Clovis parent learned this lesson recently after she said her child received...

 

King celebrated

CLOVIS - Students from all grades in Clovis spent weeks putting together art projects, essays and speeches in honor of one of the nation's most influential civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King,...

 

Trio to bring unique sound to Clovis

CLOVIS - Using their backgrounds in classical music to take a string-instrument spin on hit songs old and new, the musical trio Take3 will bring their unique sound to Clovis this week. It's part of...

 

Curry to consider tax cut

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is considering a tax cut. “It’s a rare opportunity,” said Commission Vice Chairman Seth Martin. “More times than not they end up re-allocating funds to another program or use and I think this gives us...

 

MLK events set in communities

The accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. have echoed throughout generations and every year groups in Clovis and Portales make sure to celebrate his legacy. This Saturday, the Clovis chapter of...

 

Curry commission approves jail X-ray

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission broke in the new year by approving the purchase of new security equipment at the detention center during their first meeting Tuesday morning. Mark Gallegos said the jail is in need of an advanced system to help...

 

Roosevelt chamber looks back at decade

PORTALES - Inside the Yam theatre, at tables adorned with clocks, hourglasses and all other manner of timepiece sat members of the Roosevelt and Portales community celebrating another successful 10 ye...

 

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