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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...

 

Portales, Roosevelt focusing on roads, infrastructure

The City of Portales and Roosevelt County have a lot on their plates this year as they focus on their ongoing road improvements and infrastructure capital improvement projects. In Roosevelt, there are three major projects the county will pursue this...

 

Portales starts year with policy updates

PORTALES — The first meeting of the year was a brief one for the Portales City Council as it addressed only a few items before wrapping up. To start the new year, the city made some changes to its Portales Area Transit Passenger policy, which was...

 

In tribute: B.J. Pierce 'always wanted to help young people'

B.J. Pierce’s life may have been very different if he’d been born a few decades later, but if you ask those who he mentored, taught and entertained over the years with a collection of stories from his rodeo days, he may not have had it any other...

 

Clovis, Curry look to 2020 goals, projects

With 2019 behind them, area entities are looking forward to different projects and legislative goals to pursue in 2020. For the city of Clovis, there are various improvement projects and new services planned across the city for the year. There are...

 

Roosevelt kicks off new year with appointments

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission kicked off its first meeting of the year by taking care of some yearly business, first of which was appointing a new chairman and vice-chairman. Chairman Shane Lee relinquished his position to former vice-...

 

Melrose clinic to reopen

MELROSE — After shutting down in 2018, the Melrose Clinic will be making a return under the guidance of Clovis Family Healthcare early this year. The Curry County Commission approved Clovis Family Healthcare as the new healthcare provider for the...

 

Imagination Library kickoff Jan. 13

PORTALES — Sitting down at night to read with your child is one of the most iconic parts of being a parent. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nationwide program meant to make sure every family has the opportunity to do so. The Imagination...

 

Camera change order approved

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission approved a change order to install additional camera conduits for the Detention Center renovation project during a short special meeting held Monday afternoon. The change order was for $12,148 and is the first...

 

Year in review: Portales broke ground on fire station in 2019

PORTALES — After working several years to secure funding, Portales finally broke ground on a new fire station in the northwest part of town in 2019. La Casa originally donated the land to the city several years ago, but it took time to secure...

 

Year in review: Sagamore Wind Farm broke ground in Roosevelt

PORTALES — After three years of negotiations, some worried that the Sagamore Wind Farm may never become a reality, but before 2019 was out, community members from Roosevelt County and beyond gathered 8 miles east of Elida to break ground on the...

 

Year in review: New superintendent took charge of Clovis schools

The Clovis Municipal School District saw a big change this year as Renee Russ took charge as superintendent to fill the role left by the departure of Superintendent Jody Balch. Balch served five years as superintendent, first taking over in July...

 

Never too early to start tax preparations

The end of the year is only a few days away, which means tax season is right around the corner. There are still a few things you can do to optimize your 2019 tax return before the year is out and plenty to keep in mind when you go on to file next yea...

 

Mayor not yet decided on another run

While the presidential election will hog the spotlight in 2020, local elections are first up, starting with signup day Jan. 7. Clovis Mayor David Lansford said he’s not yet decided whether to seek another four-year term. “It’s a decision that...

 

Clovis, Portales hosting Christmas meals

To share the holiday spirit and make sure everyone can have a good meal on Christmas Day, Lighthouse Mission in Clovis and El Rancho Restaurant in Portales are hosting free community meals today. El Rancho will be serving free enchiladas, beans and...

 

Officials implement money measures

Last January, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department reported an undisclosed amount of cash missing from its evidence room. Last week, county commissioners took steps they hope will prevent that from happening again. The county adopted a...

 

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