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 By Peter Stein    News    April 1, 2020 

'We keep you on the road'

Editor's note: The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world in ways most of us could never have imagined. The Eastern New Mexico News is reflecting those changes in a series of stories and photos th...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    April 1, 2020 

Coffee shop business 'extremely slow'

CLOVIS - COVID-19 has altered life. And perhaps how we choose to live our everyday lives, how we choose to relax and spend our down time, were aspects of life that were most taken for granted....

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 29, 2020

'Non-essential' businesses feel strain

PORTALES - Diane Gallegos already had a full plate. The Portales resident is a small-business owner and a single mother of two daughters, the younger of which has Down syndrome. COVID-19 made the...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 29, 2020

Military retirees no longer allowed on Cannon grounds

Kathy Branfield was already a social-distancer, long before the second week of March when it all of a sudden became a thing everyone was being urged to do. Branfield was already immune-suppressed and suffering from asthma. And then along came...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 29, 2020

Chambers of Commerce still available

Despite all the COVID-19 turbulence, the local Chambers of Commerce are open for business. Just not in the traditional sense. As far as literal doors being literally unlocked and literally open, no, the Roosevelt County and Clovis/Curry County...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 29, 2020

Official: Jail bookings down since stay-at-home order

CLOVIS — Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. You’ve probably watched an old movie, maybe in black-and-white, where a prisoner was singing that line, perhaps with some accompaniment on the harmonica. These days, it’s a fitting line for the wor...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 29, 2020

Businesses shifting to appointments, remote operation

“Bullet Bob” Vilandry and his wife were on a cruise of all things when the world turned upside down. Then they returned to Clovis, and the Vilandrys couldn’t believe how things had changed. The coronavirus had turned into a pandemic, people...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 25, 2020

Hoarding strains suppliers

CLOVIS - Thomas Paine wrote in 'Common Sense:' These are the times that try men's souls. If Payne had been alive to write about the coronavirus he might have referred to these times as trying men's...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 25, 2020

Funeral homes limiting mourners as virus measure

The coronavirus has its grip clenched on every aspect of life — and death. An important and necessary part of the human experience is what happens at the end of it, and funerals are a prime example of events where people gather in large groups,...

 

Texas finding same COVID-19 challenges as New Mexico

MULESHOE — Talk of COVID-19 is everywhere. And seems to be impacting everything. Even more so across the state line in Texas than in New Mexico. While New Mexico — through Saturday morning ...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    March 22, 2020

Business leaders trying to limit damages

CLOVIS — The coronavirus is affecting every phase of life everywhere, especially businesses that have had to alter hours or in some cases just flat out close. Local Chambers of Commerce are...

 

Residents weigh in on virus

A week ago, life was relatively normal. Now, not so much. Self-quarantining and social distancing have become things people are supposed to do. Bathroom tissue has become white gold. All thanks to...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 18, 2020

Texico hopes some baseball season survives

TEXICO — In a perfect world, Texico’s baseball team would be starting its quest for a fifth consecutive state championship this Thursday. But as we know from turning on any news at any time during the past few days, the world is far from perfect...

 

Title shots gone for Hound athletes

PORTALES — There they were, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball players and coaches, hanging out together on campus Thursday afternoon, a day before they were supposed to visit Lubbock for a game against Texas A&M-Commerce in...

 

Coronavirus halts Texico's drive for five

TEXICO — Maybe if enough people cross their fingers, there will be a 2020 high school baseball season. Texico’s baseball team, a four-time defending state champion, must wish it were just that easy, wish that simply crossing fingers could make...

 

Barred from arena, Melrose fans celebrate from school

MELROSE — There’s that saying, ‘You can’t keep a good man down.’ In Saturday morning’s case, you could have also included women, teenagers and children to the phrase. In the common section...

 

Clovis softball hopes to keep up pace

The Clovis High softball team is off to a 3-1 start this season, but can’t get too comfortable. After all, last year’s Lady Wildcats began 3-0 but wound up 5-19. So, there’s still a long way to go this year. But 3-1 is 3-1, a good foundation...

 

Wildcats advance past Bears

CLOVIS — Saturday night was the first Clovis boys basketball state playoff game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium since 2013. And the Wildcats’ last game there, period, for another nine months. Clovis mar...

 

Clayton holds on late to shock Texico girls

TEXICO — Every basketball season comes to an end. The Texico girls basketball players were just hoping theirs didn’t end quite so soon. The sixth-seeded Lady Wolverines sure fought hard to avoid...

 

Texico boys make way into 2A quarterfinals

TEXICO — The Texico boys basketball team saved what may have been its best performance of the season for its last home game of the season. Playing sharp in the first half and looking poised in a suddenly iffy fourth quarter, the seventh-seeded...

 

ENMU women cruise in Lone Star tournament opener

PORTALES — It was truly a Super Tuesday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Even with everything that transpired later in the Lone Star Conference tournament at...

 

Buffs defend district

MELROSE — It was just a step along the way to Melrose’s ultimate goal. But it was a pretty cool step. Last Saturday night, the Melrose boys basketball team won its second straight District 6-1A...

 

Welcome back to The Rock

Already tired of presidential primaries and sneezing into your elbow? Need a break after carrying your Mayor Pete and Amy Klobuchar campaign buttons out to the curb? For a change of pace, a nice...

 

Clovis girls hope win secures bracket bid

CLOVIS — Sunday should be as suspenseful as it is interesting for the Clovis girls basketball team. Will the Lady Wildcats, 12-16 after Thursday night’s 32-21 loss at Carlsbad, be deemed good enou...

 

Wild(cat) finish

CLOVIS — No matter what happened Saturday night in Clovis High’s District 4-5A boys basketball championship game at Hobbs, the Wildcats’ semifinal victory over Roswell on Thursday at Rock Staubu...

 

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