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Freshmen migrate onto ENMU campus

PORTALES - It's not every day you get to watch a great migration of 600 freshman college students unload truckfuls of furniture, clothes and the rest of their personal items into the cramped...

 

Ready for the big show

CLOVIS - A cacophony of snorting pigs, bleating sheep and squawking chickens filled the air of the Curry County Fairgrounds livestock pens on Monday as participants of the Junior Livestock Auction...

 

Home arts shows give local flavor

CLOVIS - No county fair would be complete without a little local flavor on display - home-baked cookies, hand-sewn dresses, locally grown flowers or Lego dioramas. Artwork, crafts, baked goods, food p...

 

Red Arrow adding attractions

CLOVIS - In most small towns you'd struggle to find laser tag, mini golf, bowling, carnival rides and Bingo all in one place. But in just a few months, you'll be able to find all that and more under o...

 

Audit report finds policy issues with Curry County Treasurer's Office

CLOVIS — Following Curry County's 2018 financial audit, an Agreed Upon Procedures report found many highlighted policy issues at the Curry County Treasurer's Office have yet to be addressed, which could have big consequences for the county if left...

 

Students, staff prepping for first day of school

The hustle and bustle of the school year is upon us and students and staff from Portales and Clovis schools have been busy. Some have popped in to meet their teachers for an open house while others...

 

New Highland Elementary opens its doors

CLOVIS - A well-built school can last a lifetime, but after nearly 70 years of service, no amount of renovations can keep an old building up to modern standards. While the staff and students of Highla...

 

Alcohol sales to be on ballot

Curry County voters will see three questions on the ballot in November regarding alcohol sales in the county’s unincorporated areas. County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a recommendation from County Manager Lance Pyle, who...

 

Melrose superintendent awarded

MELROSE — Jamie Widner hasn’t had much time to relax over the last month, despite retiring from his job as the Melrose superintendent on June 30. First he had his son’s wedding and then his...

 

New Starbucks open in Clovis

Avid coffee fiends rejoice. A new Starbucks drive-in java shop has just popped up on the north side of Clovis to help feed your insatiable thirst for the energizing brown liquid. The new standalone...

 

Couple celebrating 75 years

GRADY — A 75-year marriage could be considered a tremendous achievement by today’s standards. But for Jim and Margie Woods of Grady, they couldn’t imagine things any other way. This Friday the two New Mexico natives celebrate their 75th...

 

Shoppers weigh in on tax-free weekend

The school year is right around the corner and as is now tradition, it's time to brave the crowded stores to search for school supplies, new clothes and maybe a few flashy electronics to get ready for the new school year, all tax free thanks to New...

 

National Night Out set for Tuesday

CLOVIS — If you’ve ever wanted to get to know the members of your local police force, see a K-9 unit and SWAT team in action or drop your friendly neighborhood cop into a dunk tank, Tuesday is your night. That’s when Greene Acres Park is set to...

 

Cummins celebrates warehouse grand opening

CLOVIS - Anyone might feel a little cramped spending 40 years in the same building, especially when you're a Fortune 500 company wanting to hire more people to help build tank engines. Fortunately...

 

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