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Retiree restrictions tightened

Many retirees have found a place working support jobs in the school system. Those jobs supplement their pensions, whether that’s as a substitute teacher, bus driver, librarian or another role. There are some restrictions in place however and with t...

 

Event promises legal answers

If you’ve ever had a legal question gnawing at you or find yourself in the midst of a legal situation with no direction, Thursday might be the perfect opportunity to talk to an expert, for free. The 9th Judicial District Pro Bono Committee and the...

 

Relay for Life changes venues

PORTALES — Walk some laps, have a beer and listen to some live music this weekend while supporting the fight against cancer in eastern New Mexico communities. The Relay for Life of Eastern New Mexico will host its main relay event this Saturday at...

 

Curry board tables vehicle policy

CLOVIS — The Curry County Board of Commissioners discussed changes to the county's vehicle accident prevention policy during a special meeting Tuesday morning. After reviewing the policy changes the board decided to address several issues...

 

Lea issues notice of contract termination

Lea County issued a notice of termination for a contract with HB Construction on Thursday, claiming HB's work failed to conform to the requirements of their contract documents. HB is also in a contract with Curry County for the renovation and...

 

Portales approves improvement project change

PORTALES — The Portales City Council on Tuesday approved a change for the Johnson Hill Water Tank Improvement Project. The order authorizes the disposal of AC pipes and the addition of transition fittings to connect to 16-inch AC pipe to complete t...

 

Ag 50 members pass on mantle of leadership

PORTALES — A flood of new members attended the Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico committee meeting Tuesday afternoon, showing interest in revitalizing the committee as older members turned over the mantle of leadership to a new generation. Founding...

 

Charles Nwankwo hopes to become part of community

CLOVIS - Charles Nwankwo thinks the most important part of being a community college is to be a part of the community. Nwankwo said there's much to learn about Clovis and New Mexico, but he hopes to...

 

Clovis' Baca wins rookie AD honor

While Lonnie Baca has served Clovis Municipal Schools for over 20 years, he only recently stepped into the position of athletic director at Clovis High, a position where he has already made an...

 

Curry approves motion to file claim

CLOVIS—The Curry County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to file a tort claim notifying of a potential lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force during its Tuesday morning meeting. The lawsuit in question would seek damages from groundwater...

 

Teacher requirements changing

CLOVIS — Teachers for Clovis Municipal Schools will no longer need to obtain a master’s degree or face the prospect of losing their jobs following a decision at Tuesday’s board meeting. The board voted to omit Board Policy G-3600, which...

 

Committee lays groundwork to support census

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Complete Count Committee held its first official meeting Thursday morning to lay the groundwork to support the 2020 United States Census. Darla Reed was appointed to serve as committee secretary. The committee began...

 

Cirque Mei kicks off arts series

CLOVIS - Soaring acrobats draped in colorful clothing and accompanied by traditional music will bring a taste of Chinese culture to Clovis this weekend, kicking off the latest season of the Clovis...

 

RGH board discusses construction project

PORTALES — The Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees met Monday night and discussed progress on the construction of its new emergency department. The construction project is still in its planning stages, with the hospital putting together an...

 

'Opportunity scholarship' on table

Furthering one’s education is a big commitment, requiring an investment of both time and money. For many students, state and federal grants help alleviate some of the financial concerns of tuition and the associated fees, but soon the state of New...

 

Local crowned state fair queen

CLOVIS - Deanne Guthrie has been competing in rodeo queen competitions since she was 5. Since then, she dreamed of becoming state fair queen, a dream that became a reality last weekend. Guthrie...

 

Portales adopts city clerk resolution

PORTALES — The Portales City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday that formally made the city clerk the custodian of records responsible for responding to public records requests. The city clerk was already responsible for those requests as...

 

County disqualified for grant requests

CLOVIS — Predicted issues stemming from the unresolved deficiencies found in Curry County’s 2018 audit have begun to manifest, with the county being disqualified for two requested grants for projects at La Casa Senior Center. The grants in...

 

Events center celebrates decade

CLOVIS — For 10 years the Curry County Events Center has hosted community events big and small, whether that be graduations from local schools, horsemanship competitions or live music concerts. To celebrate that decade, the Events Center will be...

 

Curry steer takes grand champ at state fair

Feeding, grooming and tending a steer each day for nearly a year is quite the commitment, but Mason Franklin, 13, learned firsthand that hard work can really pay off. For the first time in 36 years,...

 

Jail additions, renovations hit construction snag

Renovation and additions at the Curry County Adult Detention Center have hit a snag that may make it miss its planned December finish date. Levi Weckar from HB Construction presented an update on the ongoing project during the Tuesday morning county...

 

Chamber takes new look at Ag 50 committee

CLOVIS — Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Curry County and the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce has decided it’s high time to get the word out. The Chamber held a meeting Thursday afternoon to re-organize the Ag 50 of Eastern New...

 

Water woes

PORTALES - No water means restaurants, car washes and even churches have to close, as Portales residents were reminded, again, on Sunday. "We canceled our service because we'd have had no restrooms....

 

ENMU hopes to partner with Imagination Library

PORTALES — Reading is a lifelong skill and it can be beneficial to start learning as soon as possible, but not everyone might have access to the right reading material for the youngest children. The Eastern New Mexico University Foundation is...

 

AMVETS post building closed until further notice

Click Here to Download CLOVIS - Members of the local American Veterans (AMVETS) chapter showed up for their usual activities on July 6 to find the locks of their local post building had been changed....

 

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