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 By Molly Adamson    News

Committee discusses cannabis ordinance

CLOVIS — When cannabis dispensaries open up shop next year in Clovis, they’ll probably have to do so more than 300 feet from existing schools, churches, rehab centers, playgrounds or public parks, and more than 500 feet away... — Updated 7/10/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Senior scam increase tied to COVID-19 isolation

New Mexicans over the age of 60 lost more than $7 million in online frauds and scams last year, according to a special report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3). IC3 said 837 of the state's senior residents... — Updated 7/3/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Fire and police departments face hiring challenges

If you’ve been on local police and fire departments’ social media pages, Iistened to the radio, or read local papers recently, you may have noticed some “Help Wanted” signs. Departments across the nation are finding... — Updated 6/19/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Curry County economic report shows improvement

The pandemic isn’t quite over, but as more and more people get the vaccine and are able to get out and back to normal the state and Curry County’s economies are beginning to see upward trends. The New Mexico Economic Developmen... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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Garden helps spark career

At the Plains Regional Medical Center community garden, community members come together to watch the fruits of their labor grow. It’s also a place where young careers flourish. One Saturday morning last spring, John Sharp, PRMC D... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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Parking issue passed on to planning and zoning

CLOVIS — After a spirited discussion May 20 about city-owned parking downtown and what rights downtown business owners had to them, the Clovis City Commission sent the matter to the city’s Public Works Committee. After another... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Superintendent 'optimistic' on COVID restrictions

CLOVIS — COVID vaccines are rolling out faster than ever, but the Clovis Municipal Schools district is still not sure if it will require masks for the 2021-2022 school year. The subject was not on the school board’s agenda for... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
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PHS graduation set for 7 p.m. Friday

PORTALES — The Portales High School graduation is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Eastern New Mexico University's Greyhound Stadium. Portales High Principal Arturo Ontiveros said there would be somewhere between 160 and 170 students... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Company to help revitalize Portales downtown

PORTALES — In the day and age of COVID-19 and Amazon, brick and mortar stores — especially local retail outlets — have struggled. And with that, many small towns have struggled as businesses close or move away. No one knows... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Business feature: Clovis woman does Derby in style

The Kentucky Derby is not just a sporting event. It promotes itself as the "most exciting two minutes in sports." And you can't wear just anything. "Your hat for the Derby is not... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Clovis job fair intended to help businesses recover

As of Wednesday, 41.6% of New Mexico's eligible residents had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Once the state hits 60 percent, it will abandon its color-coded system, reopening completely — welcome news for... — Updated 5/3/2021

 
 By Molly Adamson    News

Ned Houk home to baby buffalo

If you go to Ned Houk Park any time soon, where the buffalo roam, you may catch a glimpse of a new resident. A calf was born last week, increasing the herd from eight to nine. Park... — Updated 5/1/2021

 

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